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Hellcat Challenger SRT rated at 707 hp

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Chrysler Group's new supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 Hellcat engine has been certified at 707 hp and 650 pounds-feet of torque, topping the most powerful versions of the SRT Viper, Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang....
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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....
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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....
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Supercharged Hellcat Challenger SRT rated at 707-hp

4:11 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Chrysler Group’s new supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 Hellcat engine has been certified at 707 hp and 650 pounds-feet of torque, topping the most powerful versions of the SRT Viper, the Chevy Corvette and the Ford Mustang. The engine is to debut in dealerships later this year in the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT and will later be used in a supercharged Dodge Charger SRT....
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Chrysler expands ignition-switch recall by 695,957 minivans, crossovers

8:54 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Chrysler Group has expanded a recall over ignition-switch issues, similar to those that prompted the General Motors recall crisis, by nearly 700,000 vehicles following an investigation by safety regulators....
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Classics from the Dodge garage

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Dodge turns 100 on Tuesday, July 1, and to celebrate Chrysler Group last week pulled 26 classic Dodge vehicles out of storage and allowed journalists to drive them on the grounds at Meadow Brook Hall, an estate built by Matilda Dodge Wilson, widow of John Dodge....
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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....
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KEITH CRAIN

A brand is built 1 customer at a time

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
To help celebrate the anniversary, I decided it was time to visit my local Dodge dealer. I met the next-generation car dealer, I hope....
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DODGE 100

From bicycles to bankruptcy, a Dodge century

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
From Dodge's quick rise as an early 20th century supplier to its tumble as part of Chrysler's bankruptcy during the 2009 industry collapse, the brand has survived as an American icon....
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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....
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RICHARD JOHNSON

Dodge touted 'old lady,' then kicked her to curb

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
When muscle car enthusiasts refer to Dodge -- now celebrating its 100th anniversary -- as one of the great brands of the '60s and '70s, I have a different kind of "60s and 70s" in mind....
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ULTIMATE SURVIVOR

10 people who shaped Dodge after founders' deaths

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2014
The Dodge brand was founded 100 years ago by two brothers who were confident that they could best the established competition. But after the founders died young, the brand thrived with help from Walter P. Chrysler, Richard Petty and Hal Sperlich....
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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....
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FACE2FACE

Dodge chief's 12 death-defying laps were 'the coolest'

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Thirty years after getting his first speeding ticket, Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis is still nutty about performance. That may be why Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has consolidated its SRT line under him....
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Dodge plans 600-hp Challenger Hellcat

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2014
Chrysler Group says a new top-end version of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT will get the most powerful V-8 the company has ever produced....
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Viper keeps SRT badge -- for now

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2014
The Viper sports coupe, Chrysler Group's exotic halo car, has an identity crisis. The automaker's most expensive vehicle will remain badged as an SRT, at least for now, even though Chrysler has folded the SRT brand into Dodge....
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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....
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Hellcat-powered Challenger SRT gets big boost to fight Mustang, Camaro

9:00 am U.S. ET | May 20, 2014
The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT unveiled today is Chrysler Group's first use of a new 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine rated at more than 600 hp to take on the Ford Mustang GT500 and Camaro ZL1....
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Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2014
Gary Swant, left, and Bradley Graber, right, of Swant Graber Motors in Barron, Wis., receive a 50-year award for Dodge from Joel Schlader, Chrysler Group's area commercial sales manager....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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Chrysler recalling 780,477 minivans for overheating power window vents

2:05 pm U.S. ET | May 9, 2014
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said today it was recalling an estimated 780,477 minivans after reports of overheating, including some fires, in third-row power window vent switches....
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Fiat stock tumbles as investors question Marchionne's plan

May 7, 2014 15:20 CET
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has an ambitious five-year plan to more than double profit and increase annual deliveries 61 percent. So far, investors aren't buying it....
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Fiat stock tumbles as investors question Marchionne's plan

9:20 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2014
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has an ambitious five-year plan to more than double profit and increase annual deliveries 61 percent. So far, investors aren't buying it....
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