The off-road pickup truck segment is hot, and a new member of the Ram family is arriving on dealer lots soon. The 2025 Ram 1500 RHO is taking over the mantle as Ram’s off-road king.

Like the entire 1500 lineup, the RHO ditches the HEMI V8 for the Hurricane Inline-Six. This high-output version is rated at 540 horsepower and 521 lb-ft of torque.

The RHO features a unique, long-travel suspension, a full-time active transfer case, a low-restriction exhaust system, and plenty more.

It’s sure to be a beast on the trail once it arrives later this year, starting around $70,000.

And in safety news, new regulations that aim to put the brakes on auto incidents.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has finalized new regulations requiring enhanced automatic emergency braking systems for all cars and light trucks.

The rule, to be implemented by 2029, calls for systems far more capable than those common today. They must automatically stop and avoid a collision from 62 miles-per-hour when another vehicle is detected, and 45 miles-per-hour when a pedestrian is detected. They also have to work far better at night than current systems.

Annually, it’s estimated that the new rules will save at least 360 lives and prevent 24,000 injuries.

And that’s it for this week’s Motor News!