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Chrysler idles 325 Illinois workers for a week amid slow Dart sales

2:05 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Chrysler Group has idled 325 workers at its Belvidere, Ill., assembly plant for a week because of slow sales of the Dodge Dart.... Read More »

 

Chrysler Group sales rise 11% on Jeep, Ram

1:47 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Chrysler Group's U.S. sales climbed 11 percent in February on the strength of Jeep and Ram, which offset declines at Dodge. The company reported sales of 154,866 units last month, its best February since 2007 and its 47th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.... Read More »

 

Dealers bullish on diesel Ram 1500 pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Almost half of the initial dealer orders for the 2014 Ram 1500 pickup are for the diesel-powered version.... Read More »

 

Canadian spiffs for Chrysler?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Chrysler Group's Windsor minivan plant is poised to grab a share of funds that Canada's federal government has pledged to keep auto plants operating there. A budget approved last week by federal lawmakers in Ottawa included more than $500 million Canadian in incentive money.... Read More »

 

THAT '70S GRILLE

Next-gen Dodge Challenger spotted

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Chrysler Group's SRT performance brand was caught testing its next-generation Dodge Challenger variant.... Read More »

 

Journey Crossroad expected to attract awd fans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2014
Dodge is adding a model to its Journey crossover line this spring to appeal to shoppers who like all-wheel drive. Only about 15 percent of Journeys were sold last year with awd, Dodge says, compared with up to 80 percent in competitive crossovers.... Read More »

 

Chrysler extends fuel tank warranty on 154,000 old cars; NHTSA probe ends

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
NHTSA has closed its investigation into problems with stalling in Chrysler 300C, Dodge Charger and Dodge Magnum vehicles from the 2006 model year, and Chrysler has agreed to provide a lifetime warranty on the model's 19-gallon fuel tanks.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

The mad truck dash to 30 mpg on highway and pickup gold

4:19 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
If you thought the pickup wars -- manufacturers' ongoing offensive to top each other with towing and payload increases and an ever-expanding array of luxury features -- couldn't get any more intense, you are dead wrong.... Read More »

 

C-SUITE TWEETS

For executives, Twitter is a chance to serve the brand and show their human side

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
The Twittersphere is probably the last thing on the mind of new General Motors CEO Mary Barra.... Read More »

 

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

No, the Viper is not the Corvette

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
This is in response to "Gilles: Viper has 'never tried to be Corvette,'" Nov. 27. I do not consider a Corvette a "disposable device."... Read More »

 

Chrysler recalls 9,655 vans in North America for accelerator issue

11:55 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
Chrysler Group said it is recalling an estimated 9,655 full-size vans in North America to replace a part that could lead to the accelerator pedal getting stuck in the wide open position. About half the affected 2014 Ram ProMaster vans are still on dealer lots and cannot be sold until they are repaired.... Read More »

 

Chrysler volume rises 8% on SUVs, pickups

3:03 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Strong sales of SUVs, pickups and minivans helped Chrysler Group post an 8 percent U.S. sales gain in January, despite bad weather, rising inventories and weak Dodge numbers.... Read More »

 

Chrysler considers third pickup plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Strong demand for Ram pickups has Chrysler Group executives looking at breaking their vows and building an auto plant in North America.... Read More »

 

Mopar pilots stand-alone Express Lane service shops

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Mopar says an ongoing Express Lane experiment -- a quick-stop service operation separate from the dealership -- can show Chrysler Group dealers how to improve service profits and spot promising technicians for jobs at their dealerships.... Read More »

 

Prominent auto designer Homer LaGassey dies at 89

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Homer LaGassey Jr., a prominent figure in Detroit's automotive design community, died Jan. 7 in East Tawas, Mich. He was 89.... Read More »

 

Gilles: Viper has 'never tried to be Corvette'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Ralph Gilles, head of the SRT brand and Chrysler Group's design operations, says the design of the 2015 Chrysler 200 will influence future Chrysler products.... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Redesigned Chrysler 200 is likely foundation for Journey replacement

7:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Chrysler Group's introduction Monday of an all-wheel-drive variant for its redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan makes me think about another future vehicle: the replacement for the Dodge Journey.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Ford's bet on aluminum F-150 reflects Mulally's imprint

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Ford's next F-150 pickup will mark one of the biggest gambles in the automaker's history: Converting the hugely popular truck to be made largely out of aluminum while trying to retain the brawniness of steel. The 2015 F-150, unveiled at the Detroit auto show today, is expected to go on sale late this year.... Read More »

 

BOTTLING BURGUNDY

What marketers can learn from a Dodge campaign that went viral -- and moved metal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Dodge's series of commercials starring Will Ferrell as the Anchorman character Ron Burgundy was a bona fide viral hit. But with his effusive endorsement of the Durango's glove compartment, among other features, Burgundy did something more important than generate buzz for the crossover. He helped move metal.... Read More »

 

Automakers show blitz for advertising's big game

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2014
With just under three weeks until kickoff, Super Bowl XLVIII is shaping up to be a New York-worthy traffic jam of big-budget auto ads.... Read More »

 

First Ram 1500 EcoDiesels expected at dealerships in February

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2014
Chrysler Group is scheduled to start building its first salable 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel pickups this month, several months later than originally expected.... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Did new Chrysler spot show hot-selling Ram pickup with a nose job?

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Did Chrysler Group's Ram truck brand just show the face of its next pickup? In a new commercial that appeared during the final regular season NFL games, Ram threw in two images that show a pickup featuring the familiar Ram's head badge and a decidedly different nose.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

Ford, Ram trucks square off in fuel economy, tech race

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2013
Watch for a pickup truck fuel economy war between Ford's F-150 EcoBoost and Chrysler's new Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.... Read More »

 

Local dealers whet Iran's appetite for U.S. muscle cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2013
Hundreds of the most sought-after American and European car models are appearing in Northwest Iran from a nearby free trade zone close to Armenia and Azerbaijan, showing how sanctions rarely stop the flow of luxury goods. While the Islamic Republic bars imports of autos from the United States -- which severed ties in 1980 after its diplomats were taken hostage -- the Aras free trade zone benefits from exemptions allowing imports of vehicles from three countries with little or no tax.... Read More »

 

Dodge Viper probe closed by U.S. regulators

10:40 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
Federal safety regulators have ended a probe into 9,670 Dodge Vipers from the 2003-10 model years.... Read More »

 

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