Postal Service books big Ram ProMaster order

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

The U.S. Postal Service's order for 9,133 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans represents the biggest single customer purchase of the front-wheel-drive ProMaster since U.S. sales of the commercial van began in 2013....
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U.S. sales rise 16% on double-digit gains at Detroit 3, Nissan, Toyota, Honda

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, propelled by Labor Day promotions, fatter deals throughout the month, low gasoline prices and higher light-truck demand, rose 16 percent in September on double-digit gains at the Detroit 3, Toyota Motor, Nissan Group and Honda Motor. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate surged to 18.17 million....
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Jeep powers FCA US to 14% increase

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Record Jeep sales pushed Fiat Chrysler sales up 14 percent last month as every brand but Chrysler recorded a gain....
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12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015

Dealers featured this week include Dan Lacy, president of R.C. Lacy Ford-Lincoln in Catskill, N.Y.; The Viviano family of Sterling Heights Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram in Sterling Heights, Mich.; Jerry Brassfield, owner of Capitol Toyota in San Jose, Calif.; and Farley Perkins, vice president of Southern Volkswagen - Greenbrier in Chesapeake, Va....
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Marchionne says FCA will continue to make V-8s despite tightening regs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Tougher fuel economy and emissions standards won't mean the death of Fiat Chrysler's V-8 engine lineup, CEO Sergio Marchionne says. But in an interview with Automotive News last month, Marchionne conceded that it is getting harder for FCA to stay in compliance with the federal corporate average fuel economy rules....
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'Star Wars'-inspired Chargers back in Dodge's garage … for now

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2015

A crew of Stormtrooper-inspired Dodge Chargers have been returned to their home base. Hot Wheels said the eight Chargers that invaded New York last week for a Hot Wheels “Force Friday” promotion with Uber were shipped back to the automaker....
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Dodge joins the Star Wars promotional blitz with Stormtrooper Chargers

1:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015

Dodge provided eight Chargers, including a Hellcat, for a Hot Wheels promotion with Uber on Friday in New York that coincided with the toy car maker's release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise....
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Sales edge down but SAAR soars to 17.81 million

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales slipped 0.7 percent, far better than projections of a 3.3 percent dip, to 1.505 million in August as consumers shrugged off volatile stock prices and continued to splurge. The annualized pace of sales soared to 17.81 million, the highest rate since July 2005 and the strongest month of the 6-year recovery....
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Record Jeep, Ram pickup demand push FCA up 1.7%

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Record Jeep and Ram pickup volume pushed Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales up 1.7 percent in August, offsetting stiff drops at the Dodge and Chrysler brands. The automaker reported sales in the U.S. of 201,672. It's the second month this year, after May, that deliveries topped 200,000, and FCA's 65th consecutive month of year over year sales gains....
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Dodge to roll out 'Cuda droptop

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

Dodge will directly benefit from Fiat Chrysler's massive effort to revive Alfa Romeo. The American brand will use an Alfa rear-wheel-drive platform for the next-generation Charger and Challenger....
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Dodge Barracuda convertible, next-gen Charger among surprises for FCA dealers in Las Vegas

10:14 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015

Fiat Chrysler dealers meeting in Las Vegas on Tuesday were wowed by a parade of new products coming to their dealerships, including a Dodge Barracuda convertible and a swoopy next-generation Dodge Charger said to resemble a popular 1999 concept designed by Tom Gale....
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Cruise extravaganza is a dream for Dodge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

When affordable performance rides are your bread and butter, the Dream Cruise is a marketing bonanza, says Dodge boss Tim Kuniskis, whose brand is on a on a big performance kick....
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'Performance is good business'

Amid sales decline, Dodge boss sees a plan coming together

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2015

With Dodge's U.S. sales off 16 percent this year in a rising overall market, you could argue brand chief Tim Kuniskis should be worried. Yet standing in a parking lot with 10,000 fellow gearheads this month, Kuniskis looked around and saw a brand strategy that is coming together nicely....
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Woodward Dream Cruise sights and sounds: A wild celebration of car culture

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

The Woodward Dream Cruise in metro Detroit may be a one-day affair, but that doesn't stop automakers and enthusiasts from celebrating car culture for several days before the main event....
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Millennials are developing parents' taste for Jaguars, Cadillacs

6:51 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Millennials are developing a taste for expensive -- and even luxury -- automobiles and taking out cheap leases so they can afford them. Lexus, Jaguar, Cadillac and Acura are among the top 10 brands leased by millennial buyers, along with other pricey cars like Subaru, Mini and Buick, according to
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Dodge pitchman cruises into Detroit for a wild ride

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2015

“Fast N' Loud” star Richard Rawlings was a featured guest Wednesday night during the Roadkill Nights “Powered by Dodge” event outside of the Pontiac Silverdome in suburban Detroit. The wild festivities included thrill rides in the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats along with the Viper, a giveaway of a Hellcat engine and smoky drag races....
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Detroit 3 will flex performance, marketing muscles at Woodward Dream Cruise

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

Dodge, Ford and Chevy are embracing speedsters this week as automakers seize on the Woodward Dream Cruise -- Detroit's annual automotive enthusiast extravaganza -- to create marketing buzz....
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Chevy's retooled '16 Camaro set for public debut at Detroit's Dream Cruise

11:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Camaro gets its public debut Saturday at the Woodward Dream Cruise. Chevrolet has been gradually peeling the covers back on the revamped sporty car since the spring, introducing the coupe to Camaro club members in Detroit in May and then showing the convertible to auto writers a month later....
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In playful rivalry, Dodge pokes fun at Volkswagen Passat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2015

Dodge has been throwing playful darts at Volkswagen for nearly two years in Charger ads that use the Passat as a target of punchlines. Dodge insists it has no sinister intentions in the commercials. Automotive News Staff Reporter Vince Bond Jr. spoke with Randy Ortiz, head of Dodge and SRT brand advertising, about Dodge's rivalry with VW....
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BLOG: Dodge Challenger needs more internet horsepower

7:44 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

We all know the Dodge Challenger can be ordered with an asphalt peeling 707-horsepower Hellcat Hemi V-8 engine. But Monday I found one area where the Challenger’s performance can be greatly improved: The Uconnect system....
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FCA advances 6.2% as Jeep juggernaut rolls on

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Jeep’s 23 percent sales increase in July powered Fiat Chrysler to a 6.2 percent gain in the U.S. Deliveries at Chrysler and Ram were also up for the month, but Dodge and Fiat volume fell....
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FCA recalls 284,153 Dodge Chargers for airbag flaw

11:19 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2015

Fiat Chrysler is recalling 284,153 Dodge Chargers for a flaw that could lead side airbag inflatable curtains and seat airbags to deploy unexpectedly, raising the risk of crash and injury....
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Dodge cancels unfilled '15 Hellcat orders, doubles '16 output

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2015

Dodge will more than double Hellcat Charger and Challenger production for 2016. But about 900 unfilled 2015 orders will be canceled....
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FCA recalls 144,416 Dodge Journeys to secure engine cover

3:53 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2015

Fiat Chrysler is recalling an estimated 144,416 Dodge Journey models in the U.S. to better secure their engine covers....
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Mini, Subaru, Scion improve the most in J.D. Power APEAL Study

10:00 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2015

Mini, Subaru and Scion had the biggest improvements in J.D. Power's latest study of new-vehicle appeal. Porsche was the overall leader for the 11th consecutive year....
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