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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 »

 

Hyundai's Sprinter fighter?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014
This lightly disguised Hyundai being tested in the California desert shows the Korean automaker preparing a move into the newly crowded commercial van segment against the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster.... Read More »

 

Chrysler seeks more diesels

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Fiat Group executives are looking at ways to produce more light-duty diesel engines for Chrysler Group vehicles. So far, Chrysler's diesel experiment, which it launched last year, is working.... 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 »

 

Strong start to summer raises hopes for even better second half

4:53 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
A flurry of new light-vehicle sales as June ended helped generate the fastest selling rate for the U.S. auto industry in almost eight years, raising hopes for an even more robust second half of 2014.... 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 »

 

ProMaster City to take on Transit Connect

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
The 2015 Ram ProMaster City will give Chrysler Group dealers a small urban delivery vehicle to sell when it arrives in dealerships early next year. Based on the Fiat Doblo but designed for North America, the van will compete with Ford's Transit Connect.... 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 »

 

Ram ProMaster City to take aim at Ford Transit Connect

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
When it arrives in dealerships early next year, the 2015 Ram ProMaster City will give Chrysler Group dealers a small commercial van to compete with the Ford Transit Connect. The front-wheel-drive van will be powered by the same 2.4-liter inline-four engine and nine-speed transmission used in versions of the Chrysler 200 sedan and Jeep Cherokee.... 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 »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

Chrysler for the masses; Dodge goes performance

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
Five years ago, Chrysler Group positioned Dodge to take on Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota and other mass-market brands in the United States. That didn't pan out. So now, it's the Chrysler marque's turn to battle the mass-market brands, while Dodge shifts to a lineup of performance vehicles.... Read More »

 

Marchionne's take on aluminum? Ram not an option

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
Marchionne says Chrysler will be watching Ford's rollout of its aluminum 2015 F-150 very closely to gauge market acceptance.... Read More »

 

Chrysler plans new I-4 family, plug-ins, diesels

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, playing catch-up in the U.S. fuel-economy race, will debut a family of advanced four-cylinder gasoline engines in the next five years.... Read More »

 

Fiat Chrysler predicts average N.A. dealership will sell 798 units in 2018

3:45 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealerships in North America will sell significantly more vehicles in 2018 than now, the automaker said today. Each dealership sold an average of 566 vehicles last year, the company said. That will increase steadily to annual sales of 798 units per dealership in 2018, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles projected today.... Read More »

 

Ram delays major changes to pickup until 2017

2:07 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is delaying the next major update of the Ram pickup, one of its most profitable vehicles, until 2017 -- a year later than originally planned. Product plans for the Ram brand, which includes the Ram pickup and Fiat Chrysler's commercial vehicles, were revealed today when company executives outlined their five-year global business plan in suburban Detroit.... Read More »

 

Suppliers to the 2014 Ram ProMaster

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Suppliers to the 2014 Ram ProMaster include HellermannTyton, Takata, A.E.C SrL Products, Oiles America, Cooper-Standard, HP Pelzer, Miniature Precision Components, ContiTech, General Bearing, GKN Driveline, Tecvox, NHK Narmco, Tesa Tape, Hitachi Cable America, Cooper-Standard and Autoliv.... Read More »

 

Tune in for Chrysler's 5-year plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2014
On Tuesday, May 6, a team of Automotive News editors and reporters will provide real-time coverage of Chrysler Group's and Fiat's five-year product and business plan.... Read More »

 

American Axle earnings get boost from Jeep Cherokee, Ram pickup

3:49 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
American Axle & Manufacturing today reported its strongest quarterly earnings in more than a year, crediting strong sales from the new Jeep Cherokee and Ram pickup.... Read More »

 

Chrysler up 14% on Ram, best-ever Jeep sales

12:03 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
Chrysler Group sales jumped 14 percent in April as strong Jeep and Ram sales more than offset losses from the automaker's soon-to-be-replaced mid-sized sedans.... Read More »

 

Canada sales climb 4%; Chrysler, Ford tussle at top

1:02 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
Automakers reported solid Canadian vehicle sales in April, with a 4 percent overall gain on a year ago, as demand for truck and luxury brands buoyed the industry.... Read More »

 

Ram beefs up Power Wagon

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
The re-engineered 2014 Ram Power Wagon will get a new frame, bigger tires and a five-link coil suspension to improve on-road performance and off-road ability.... Read More »

 

Re-engineered Ram Power Wagon gets new frame, bigger tires

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
The re-engineered 2014 Ram Power Wagon will use a new frame, bigger tires and a five-link coil suspension to improve on-road performance and off-road ability.... Read More »

 

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