Filed under: Government/Legal, Chrysler Part of the deal for the federal bailouts of Chrysler and General Motors was that both organizations were required to trim their vast array of dealerships. This move did not sit well with the people that would be losing out on franchises, though, and in Chrysler’s case, 148 of the shuttered [...]
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Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Sedan, Marketing/Advertising, Dodge, Earnings/Financials Dodge is just days away from unveiling refreshed versions of the Charger and Challenger at the 2014 New York Auto Show, models promising updated styling and new powertrain options. Depending on how you look at it, the company is either so confident in its forthcoming 2015 [...]
Filed under: Aftermarket, Performance, Truck, Chrysler, Ford, Celebrities, Off-Road, Ram Fans of off-roading and desert blasting might recall that Chrysler offers an aftermarket conversion that can turn a Ram 1500 into a road-legal desert racer, called the Ram Runner. The kit, sold through Mopar, includes some significant suspension upgrades, body tweaks and a brawnier cat-back [...]
Filed under: Chevrolet, Chrysler, GMC, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, Volkswagen While we’re still a ways off from the automotive awards season proper, where things like North American Car and Truck of the Year, Motor Trend‘s Car of the Year and Car and Driver‘s Ten Best are named, that doesn’t mean there aren’t trophies [...]
Filed under: Truck, Work, Off-Road, Ram “The 2014 Ram Power Wagon fills a need for those who travel into extreme terrain for rescue or recreation.” – Reid Bigland More, more, more. That’s the philosophy behind the latest Ram Power Wagon. The extra-brawny, Ram 2500-based pickup is back for 2014, and naturally, it’s even more extreme [...]
Filed under: Recalls, Safety, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen If you’ve noticed that there have been more recalls than usual this year, you may be on to something. According to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the US market is on pace to break a record for recalls. In 2013, [...]
Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Chrysler, Earnings/Financials, Fiat The combined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will see its production capacity increase from a projected 4.6 million in 2014 to 6 million units once it completes its integration, according to statements made by FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne. “With the initiatives we will announce in May, six million is accessible,” Marchionne [...]
Filed under: Sedan, Chrysler While Chrysler hasn’t officially announced fuel economy figures for its new 200 sedan, the information for one model has just leaked out thanks to the US Department of Energy’s FuelEconomy.gov website. It certified the 200 with the 295-horsepower and 262-pound-feet 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, nine-speed automatic and all-wheel drive as getting 18-miles-per-gallon [...]
Filed under: Motorsports, SRT Last year, Chrysler campaigned a pair of SRT Viper GTS-Rs in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It was the first time Auburn Hills had sent a team to the famous French endurance race since 2000, when the Viper ended a three-year winning streak in the GTS class. It finished in [...]
Filed under: Sedan, Chrysler, First Drives For the last seven years, the Chrysler Sebring/200 has been a car that few people have managed to say anything good about. When you saw one on the road, it was probably silver and you probably assumed it was rented – especially if it was a convertible. In fact, [...]
Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Plants/Manufacturing, SRT
The SRT Viper is taking an extended production break later this spring while the factory copes with low demand and gears up for the 2015 model year. Chrysler will idle…
Filed under: Car Buying, Acura, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Subaru, Toyota
We often mock Toyota for building boring, soulless cars, but a new study by Consumer Reports suggests that regardless of whether that’s true, the company has some of the best used ca…
Filed under: Sedan, Plants/Manufacturing, Videos, Chrysler
Chrysler announced recently that it has added some 800 new jobs at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) to support the production of its all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan. Total employment…
Filed under: Sedan, Recalls, Dodge
Chrysler has issued a recall for about 49,375 2011 and 2012 Dodge Chargers with halogen headlamps due to a problem with the lights. The automaker says that there could be an issue with the jumper harness and other re…
Filed under: Chrysler, Celebrities, Fiat
Sergio Marchionne will be buying fewer of his iconic sweaters, as his 2013 pay from Fiat took a dip from $6.24 million to an even $5 million. Marchionne, who was also CEO of Chrysler, made $307,989 thanks to so…
Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Plants/Manufacturing, Crossover, Jeep, UAW/Unions
The new Jeep Cherokee has been quite a success for Chrysler, but its factory workers are getting tired. The automaker has agreed to hire up to 1,000 part-time, tem…
Filed under: SUV, Recalls, Safety, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Luxury, Off-Road
Chrysler has announced that it is recalling over 25,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from several markets over concerns about brake feel under hard braking. The a…
It might be sacrilegious to admit among some auto enthusiasts, but there’s more to driving than performance and speed. Sometimes it can be a matter of love, as it is for Yasushi Shiroi, who has spent the last 21 years building a faithful replica of a car from a ’60s Japanese sci-fi show.
Shiroi’s car is the star of the latest video from The Aficionauto and it’s truly a labor of love. This machine, which is sort of like a Japanese Batmobile, is based on a 1958 Chrysler Imperial and is designed to recreate a car called the Pointer 1 from the series Ultra 7. The latter was apparently hugely popular when it ran in Japan in 1967 and 1968, and told the story a seven-member team that fought off aliens attacking Earth. While the car in the series never actually ran, Shiroi wanted one that would.
The Pointer 1 has been in constant development since Shiroi has owned it. All of the body modifications have been done in steel, but mechanically, it remains something of a mess. This replica might be slow – and to many people, ugly – but it has brought its owner about as much happiness as a car can, and that’s something worth celebrating. Scroll down to check it out.
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Filed under: Car Buying, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Scion, Smart
Consumer Reports has announced its annual list of worst vehicles, a cringe-inducing contrast to its list of top vehicles. Ignominiously l…
Filed under: Convertible, Sedan, Chrysler, Dodge
When Chrysler rolled out the first-generation 200 to replace the Sebring range in 2010, it included replacements for both the sedan and the convertible. The Sebring Coupe, however, was left out of the m…