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The boss breaks the rules on product secrets

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Sergio Marchionne sometimes bends the rules a little.... Read More »

 

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 »

 

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 »

 

Honda Civic still best among compacts on new IIHS crash test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2013
The Honda Civic is still the only small car to get the top rating on a new test that simulates a severe front-end crash, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says. Many popular and entry-level small cars struggled in a new round of "small overlap" crash tests, which replicates an accident in which the front corner of a car clips another car, a pole or a tree at 40 mph.... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Time to raise the white flag on dual clutch trannies

2:25 pm U.S. ET | July 19, 2013
This is a historic week for white flags in Detroit, given the city's bankruptcy filing Thursday, so I'm going to suggest that domestic automakers take the opportunity to wave one of their own.... Read More »

 

Elegant interior goodies are helping automakers win customers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Integrated electronic controls and recent technological advancements have transformed the cabin into a virtual canvas.... Read More »

 

Chrysler starts making Dodge Dart GT

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2013
Chrysler Group has opened ordering and begun production of the 2013 Dodge Dart GT, a more powerful version of the compact sedan. When Dodge announced the car in January, it said production would begin in the second quarter.... Read More »

 

Turbos: MPG or muscle?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
Some automakers say turbochargers offer high fuel economy and quick acceleration, the best of both worlds. Well, yes and no. Turbocharged vehicles allow automakers to keep power output high while they downsize engines for better fuel economy. But much of the mpg gain is lost when American drivers stomp the gas pedal and enjoy turbos' high performance.... Read More »

 

Dodge banks on Fast & Furious 6 tie-in to rev up Dart sales

4:02 pm U.S. ET | May 23, 2013
Can the coattails of Fast & Furious 6 and its young, devoted male fans give a boost to Dodge Dart sales? Chrysler Group is counting on it.... Read More »

 

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