Dodge

Ram revamps top-end Laramie Limited's styling

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

Ram is restyling the top end of its pickup lineup with more chrome and a distinct new grille. Designers reworked the Laramie Limited trim's tailgate, front fascia and crosshair grille that were left over from when Ram vehicles were part of Dodge....
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Full speed ahead for aluminum

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Aluminum company executives say the modest fuel economy gain posted by the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 has not dented automakers' enthusiasm for the metal....
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Fiat Chrysler to abandon sub-$25,000 minivans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2015

Fiat Chrysler plans to abandon the bottom end of its minivan lineup next year as the redesigned 2017 Chrysler Town & Country replaces the existing model and the Dodge Grand Caravan....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Can Dodge rebuild Pontiac excitement?

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2015

General Motors has no plans to revive Pontiac, Hummer and Saturn, CEO Mary Barra says. So where do longtime Pontiac and Hummer buyers go if they are in the market?...
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George Gibson, chief engineer of the Dodge Dart, dies at 92

9:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

George Gibson Jr., a former chief engineer for Dodge, died Wednesday in Rochester, Minn. He was 92....
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LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Farewell to an auto PR legend

8:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2015

Nothing was impossible for automotive PR man Tom Kowaleski -- even literally crashing into an auto show....
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LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Farewell to an auto PR legend

8:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2015

Nothing was impossible for automotive PR man Tom Kowaleski even literally crashing into an auto show....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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."...
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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."...
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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