Dodge

GM, too, removes parts to weigh pickups, boost payload ratings

7:09 pm U.S. ET | July 30, 2014
GM says it deletes heavy items such as the rear bumper from certain pickups when it weighs them in order to boost the vehicles' maximum payload ratings. GM says it adopted the practice for the 2014 model year in response to competitive pressures as it launched redesigned full-sized pickups.... Read More »

 

CLASS WARFARE

Ford, Ram quarrel over heavy-duty pickup towing title

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014
Ford Motor Co. is threatening legal action if Ram keeps claiming that its pickups offer "best-in-class" towing. Ram's response? In so many words, it's telling Ford to go pound sand.... Read More »

 

Ford, Ram escalate towing war

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
Ford launched a salvo in the escalating heavy-duty pickup towing rivalry last week. And Ram promptly fired right back.... Read More »

 

Muscular Challenger bulks up its interior

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2014
The 707-hp SRT Hellcat will generate the most smoke at the drag strip, but it's the rest of the re-engineered Dodge Challenger lineup that likely will fire the interest of consumers.... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Let's hope for a litter of Hellcat kitties

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2014
Spend a few minutes with Chrysler's new monster power plant -- the 707-hp, 6.2-liter supercharged Hemi V-8 -- and you will be left, as I was, with one overriding question.... Read More »

 

Chrysler Group's lease rate rises; Dodge Double-Up builds traffic

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 9, 2014
Chrysler Group's lease penetration rose sharply in June, the company said, as the innovative Dodge Double-Up short-term lease program passed its halfway point.... Read More »

 

Dodge dynasty

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Brothers John and Horace Dodge each died in 1920, but their name and legacy live on in vehicles and numerous descendants.... Read More »

 

Hellcat Challenger SRT rated at 707 hp

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Chrysler Group's new supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 Hellcat engine has been certified at 707 hp and 650 pounds-feet of torque, topping the most powerful versions of the SRT Viper, Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang.... Read More »

 

JUNE U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales advance 1% on Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota gains

8:00 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Light-vehicle sales, led by Chrysler Group, Nissan and Toyota, rose 1 percent last month, exceeding many projections and helping the auto industry end the first half of 2014 on an unexpected upswing. The annualized sales rate surged to 17 million, easily topping forecasts, from 15.9 million a year earlier and just above May's 16.8 million rate.... Read More »

 

Chrysler up 9% on strong Jeep, Ram demand

12:07 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Continued strong demand for SUVs and pickups pushed Chrysler Group sales up 9 percent in June. The company said it sold 171,086 vehicles in the United States last month, for its 51st consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and its best June sales since 2007.... Read More »

 

Supercharged Hellcat Challenger SRT rated at 707-hp

4:11 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Chrysler Group’s new supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 Hellcat engine has been certified at 707 hp and 650 pounds-feet of torque, topping the most powerful versions of the SRT Viper, the Chevy Corvette and the Ford Mustang. The engine is to debut in dealerships later this year in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT and will later be used in a supercharged Dodge Charger SRT.... Read More »

 

Chrysler expands ignition-switch recall by 695,957 minivans, crossovers

8:54 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Chrysler Group has expanded a recall over ignition-switch issues, similar to those that prompted the General Motors recall crisis, by nearly 700,000 vehicles following an investigation by safety regulators.... Read More »

 

Classics from the Dodge garage

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Dodge turns 100 on Tuesday, July 1, and to celebrate Chrysler Group last week pulled 26 classic Dodge vehicles out of storage and allowed journalists to drive them on the grounds at Meadow Brook Hall, an estate built by Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of John Dodge.... Read More »

 

Chrysler's Ram pickup under U.S. safety investigation for rear axle lockup

1:34 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2014
NHTSA is investigating complaints that rear axles on some 260,000 Dodge Ram pickups have locked up without warning while driving, causing vehicles to spin out at high speeds in some cases.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

A brand is built 1 customer at a time

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
To help celebrate the anniversary, I decided it was time to visit my local Dodge dealer. I met the next-generation car dealer, I hope.... Read More »

 

DODGE 100

From bicycles to bankruptcy, a Dodge century

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
From Dodge's quick rise as an early 20th century supplier to its tumble as part of Chrysler's bankruptcy during the 2009 industry collapse, the brand has survived as an American icon.... Read More »

 

DEFINING DODGE

After 100 years, Dodge's identity still tough to pin down

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Dodge's muddled history explains why it's hard today to say clearly what the brand is all about.... Read More »

 

RICHARD JOHNSON

Dodge touted 'old lady,' then kicked her to curb

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
When muscle car enthusiasts refer to Dodge -- now celebrating its 100th anniversary -- as one of the great brands of the '60s and '70s, I have a different kind of "60s and 70s" in mind.... Read More »

 

ULTIMATE SURVIVOR

10 people who shaped Dodge after founders' deaths

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2014
The Dodge brand was founded 100 years ago by two brothers who were confident that they could best the established competition. But after the founders died young, the brand thrived with help from Walter P. Chrysler, Richard Petty and Hal Sperlich.... Read More »

 

Silverado team throws down at Ram hoedown

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Chevy tacked up a special message on the exterior wall of a building nearby Ram's Downtown Hoedown.... Read More »

 

FACE2FACE

Dodge chief's 12 death-defying laps were 'the coolest'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Thirty years after getting his first speeding ticket, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis is still nutty about performance. That may be why Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has consolidated its SRT line under him.... Read More »

 

Dodge plans 600-hp Challenger Hellcat

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Chrysler Group says a new top-end version of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT will get the most powerful V-8 the company has ever produced.... Read More »

 

Viper keeps SRT badge -- for now

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2014
The Viper sports coupe, Chrysler Group's exotic halo car, has an identity crisis. The automaker's most expensive vehicle will remain badged as an SRT, at least for now, even though Chrysler has folded the SRT brand into Dodge.... Read More »

 

Older Ram pickups investigated by NHTSA over reports of no-clutch starts

11:44 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating 110,000 older-model Dodge Ram pickups over reports that faulty interlocks allowed vehicles to start without the clutch being pressed.... Read More »

 

Hellcat-powered Challenger SRT gets big boost to fight Mustang, Camaro

9:00 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2014
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT unveiled today is Chrysler Group's first use of a new 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine rated at more than 600 hp to take on the Ford Mustang GT500 and Camaro ZL1.... Read More »

 

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