Dodge

For Leno, it's on to the next Challenger

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

Jay Leno, one of the nation's best-known car collectors, is selling his original 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 to benefit the USO after he upgraded into a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.... Read More »

Dodge aims to energize advertising

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2015

Dodge, recast as a performance brand, plans to use three high-powered halo vehicles and new advertising aimed at younger buyers to keep sales steady in 2015. In May, Dodge gave up to the Chrysler brand its previous role as FCA US's full-range brand. The shift means that Tim Kuniskis, Dodge's brand head, must find sales to replace the Avenger sedan and the Grand Caravan minivan.... Read More »

Viper to offer new one-of-one customization options in Feb.

11:21 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2015

Dodge will begin offering “one-of-one” customized Vipers next month to customers, complete with a personalized name tag embossed into the instrument panel. The custom Vipers will be available in a new GTC trim level in more than 25 million unique build combinations, Dodge said in a statement.... Read More »

FCA rides truck wave to advance 20% in December

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Record Jeep and Ram sales pushed FCA US up 20 percent last month to its best December sales since 2004.... Read More »

13 sales records, but that's no record

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

There are lots of ways to gauge really good years in the auto industry, but here's one of the best: how many brands set sales records.... Read More »

DODGE

Lots of buzz, but at lower volumes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

If buzz were sales, Dodge would be in great shape.... Read More »

Hellcat reviewers rev up the thesaurus

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2015

The 707-hp Hellcat-powered Challenger and Charger had auto reviewers scrambling to outdo each other last year in their lusty appreciation of what one website called Dodge's "rolling middle finger to common sense."... Read More »

Edward Herrmann, longtime voice of Dodge and car enthusiast, dies at 71

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2014

Edward Herrmann, a prolific character actor, classic car collector and the popular voice of Dodge advertising through most of the 1990s, and for Hyundai in 2006, died Wednesday. He was 71.... Read More »

FCA recalls 66,819 older pickups for clutch problem after 1 fatality reported

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014

FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling almost 67,000 older-model pickups equipped with manual transmissions globally for possible clutch problems that have been linked to one death.... Read More »

Dodge flexes muscle, sheds family-car image

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 24, 2014

Chrysler bills the Hellcat as the fastest production sedan on earth, and this isn't simply about bragging rights. Dodge, derided not so long ago for selling mostly bland family haulers, is rebooting itself as a muscle-car brand that appeals to guys in their 20s and 30s.... Read More »

Ram ProMaster City to fight Ford, Nissan for cargo haulers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

Ram's new 2015 ProMaster City small commercial van, a Ford Transit Connect fighter, is aimed at businesses that need small, inexpensive cargo vans.... Read More »

FCA recalling Dodge Ram pickups for possible loose fastener

9:56 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2014

FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling almost 288,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks globally that had been under review by federal safety regulators over complaints that a loose fastener might cause the rear axle to lock up or detach.... Read More »

Nissan Titan goes big rig

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014

Despite lackluster sales, Nissan is giving the Titan another shot. An all-new version of the full-size pickup is scheduled to be shown in Detroit in January at the North American International Auto Show.... Read More »

Chrysler and Ford expand regional airbag recalls

4:13 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2014

Chrysler Group says it will expand its recall of about 149,000 pickup trucks in 12 states and territories to include passenger-side airbag inflators, made by supplier Takata. But hours after the announcement, the nation's top vehicle safety agency called the expansion "insufficient."... Read More »

NOVEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

Light trucks, holiday discounts drive volume up 5%

8:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

Spurred by a 20 percent gain at Chrysler Group and aided by Black Friday discounts and light-truck demand, U.S. light-vehicle sales jumped 5 percent last month, pushing the annualized pace of deliveries above 17 million for the second time this year. The seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17.2 million fell shy of August's 17.5 million. But it showed that demand remains robust as the industry winds up its fifth year of recovery since the recession.... Read More »

Chrysler volume jumps 20% as 11 of 21 models set records

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

Chrysler Group set monthly or all-time records for 11 of its 21 vehicles, pushing its U.S. sales up 20 percent in November, with strong increases from Ram, Chrysler and Jeep.... Read More »

No letup in pickup wars among Big 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014

Officially, Ford's two fiercest truck competitors had little to say about the fuel economy ratings for the new aluminum-body F-150 that underwhelmed some pundits. But behind the scenes, rivals' wheels are in motion.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Ford’s payoff from aluminum bet still years away

11:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2014

Investors might be a little concerned at how Ford is spending its money. Ford dropped billions of dollars redesigning the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. Then it spent at least a billion more perfecting a high-speed aluminum riveting and bonding production system, and retooling its plants.... Read More »

Grand Cherokee, Durango plant will be idled for paint shop redo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014

Chrysler Group will stop production of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango for three weeks starting in December to upgrade the paint shop at the vehicles' assembly plant in Detroit. The revised shop will be able to paint the vehicles with more complex exterior colors.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Ford F-150 mpg for 2015 is a mixed bag

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2014

In round one of aluminum vs. diesel, diesel wins. Ford's new F-150 failed to knock off the pickup fuel economy champ, the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.... Read More »

SEMA today, showrooms tomorrow

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Various vehicles loaded with high-performance gear at last week's Specialty Equipment Market Association show will be available soon in U.S. showrooms.... Read More »

Chrysler Group Q3 profits rise 32% to $611 million on Jeep, Ram gains

10:38 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2014

Chrysler Group today reported net income rose 32 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier to $611 million as strong sales of its Jeep and Ram lines bolstered profits. Chrysler gained just over one point of market share in the United States over the same period a year ago to 12.3 percent on sales of 1,556,059 vehicles.... Read More »

Jeep, Ram carry Chrysler to another stellar month

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Jeep sales continue to defy gravity, with older models even posting strong gains, and helping drive Chrysler Group to another monthly volume increase. Chrysler Group deliveries rose 22 percent in October, giving the company its 55th straight monthly gain.... Read More »

Ram chief: No one's asking for an aluminum pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

The buzz in Detroit is that the lightweight aluminum body of the upcoming 2015 F-150 pickup will give Ford a significant advantage.... Read More »

Ram chief says consumers aren't clamoring for aluminum pickup

5:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2014

Bob Hegbloom, chief of the Ram brand, isn't buying the buzz that the lightweight aluminum body of the upcoming 2015 F-150 pickup will give Ford a significant advantage.... Read More »

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