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Official: Chrysler, Nissan minivans earn ‘dire’ crash test results, says IIHS [w/video]

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Safety, Videos, Chrysler, Dodge, Nissan, Toyota First introduced in 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small-overlap frontal crash test has become the bane of many auto engineers’ existence. It’s a particularly steep design challenge because it forces just 25 percent of a vehicle’s front end to take the brunt of a [...]

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Report: Why the Charger Hellcat can’t be ordered with a manual transmission

Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Government/Legal, Chrysler, Dodge, Autoblog Black Fans of truly irreverent amounts of horsepower will find lots to love in the form of the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat models. Both of them send 707 ridiculous horsepower to the rear wheels; the only question is whether you want your [...]

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U-Turn: Weekly Recap: Kia forges fresh identity with LeBron James, racing and a luxury car

Filed under: Motorsports, SEMA Show, Marketing/Advertising, Chrysler, Jaguar, Kia, Design/Style, Luxury, Fiat “The truth of the matter is we have some pretty damn good quality.” – Michael Sprague Kia is on pace to post it best-ever sales year in the United States, yet executives admit the company is still hampered by the lingering memories of [...]

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Report: Krafcik says VW merging with Fiat Chrysler would be a ‘brilliant’ idea

Filed under: Etc., Chrysler, Volkswagen, Earnings/Financials, Fiat “For sure, these two companies have a natural attraction to each other.” -John Krafcik Honestly, this is really hard to even imagine, but what if the Volkswagen Group merged with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles? Aside from being easily the largest automaker on the planet, it’d bring the following makes [...]

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Official: Chrysler Q3 profits surge to $611M but per-unit profits trouble

Filed under: Chrysler, Earnings/Financials Chrysler Group has announced its third-quarter financial results a little later than its crosstown rivals at General Motors and Ford, but the company has reason to celebrate thanks to strong numbers across the board. The biggest attention-grabber from the automaker is that its net income was up 32 percent in the [...]

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Read This: Is Chrysler’s ‘America’s Import’ campaign outdated or offensive? [w/poll]

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising, Chrysler, Read This Chrysler launched its America’s Import campaign with a splashy ad during the Super Bowl starring Bob Dylan and featuring a whole bunch of patriotic imagery that included Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, factory employees and, of course, the city of Detroit. Since then, the brand has followed the original spot [...]

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U-Turn: What you missed on 10.31.14

Filed under: Aftermarket, SEMA Show, Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Etc., BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Luxury, Fiat, Ram Super spooky cursed and haunted cars! It’s Halloween, you guys! So naturally, the internet is full of stories about ghosts and goblins and pumpkins and witches. But there are plenty of spooky things to talk about in the automotive [...]

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Recalls: FCA recalling 33k vans and SUVs for TPMS problems in two campaigns

Filed under: Minivan/Van, SUV, Recalls, Work, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is issuing two, separate recalls covering a total of 33,443 examples in the US of the 2014 Ram ProMaster, 2014 Jeep Wrangler, 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan and 2014 Chrysler Town & Country because of potential problems with the tire pressure monitoring system [...]

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U-Turn: What you missed on 10.29.14

Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Wagon, Hatchback, Chrysler, Dodge, Mercedes-Benz, Earnings/Financials, Ferrari, Design/Style, Luxury, Fiat 2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat What’s black, white and red all over? Not sure? Okay, what’s black, white and red all over, boasts a stonkin’ 707-horsepower supercharged V8 underhood, four doors with plenty of room for a party of five and [...]

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Recalls: Chrysler recalling 382k Ram HD diesel pickups, 184k SUVs

Filed under: Truck, Recalls, Safety, Work, Diesel, Ram Between GM’s ignition switches and Takata’s airbags, it’s been a big year for recalls, but they keep rolling in. The latest comes from Chrysler, which has announced a pair of recalls for certain heavy-duty pickups and SUVs. The first issue revolves around the 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engine [...]

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Official: Chrysler-Fiat quality chief out after another poor Consumer Reports showing

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Chrysler, Fiat Fiat Chrysler has announced a management change following the company’s woeful performance in the latest Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability Survey. Of the 28 brands surveyed, FCA’s marques occupied the five the seven lowest scores, while Dodge, Ram, Jeep and Fiat were the four lowest scorers. Doug Betts, FCA’s 51-year-old [...]

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Report: Detroit 3 small cars lay an egg in latest Consumer Reports reliability study

Filed under: Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford Consumer Reports has released its Annual Auto Reliability Survey and the results are, in a word, interesting. While we already covered the score-damaging effects of infotainment systems, there’s another big angle to the data that’s getting some attention – the utterly dismal scores of the Detroit Three’s small car [...]

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Video: Chrysler 200 subtitles performance in latest round of advertising

Filed under: Sedan, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Chrysler, Luxury Every once in a while, we come across a car video narrated in a foreign language and subtitled in English. They usually center on foreign-made automobiles, but this latest series of videos comes straight from Detroit. Airing for the first time during’s NFL broadcasts, these four commercials for [...]

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Official: Fiat-Chrysler shows its SEMA lineup

Filed under: Aftermarket, Concept Cars, SEMA Show, Performance, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, Ram Fiat Chrysler Automobiles already previewed its 2014 SEMA show lineup with some slick renders. Now, the automaker has finally showed us the actual cars, and among the group there are definitely some that stand out more than others. Dodge is really showing [...]

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