Last-day sales help Chrysler in shortened month

12:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
Chrysler Group eked out a 1 percent sales gain in September, its 42nd consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The automaker sold 143,017 vehicles in the United States last month, which had two fewer selling days than September 2012.... Read More »



Chrysler's IPO filing an expensive distraction

5:31 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2013
The breathless hullabaloo over Chrysler Group's long-awaited filing for an initial public stock offering has the automotive world abuzz with revelations of perceived palace intrigue under the Pentastar.... Read More »


The pickup wars: Ford under siege

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
The autumn pickup wars have been joined, with Ford aggressively defending its segment leadership against redesigned rivals from General Motors and Chrysler Group's Ram brand.... Read More »


Ram's pitch: This is not your dad's diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Ram wanted to demonstrate how far diesel technology has come in the past three decades.... Read More »


Ram puts function over style with ProMaster van

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
The 2014 Ram ProMaster commercial van may not be a physical beauty, but it has practical benefits that Ram marketers hope will turn the heads of potential buyers anyway.... Read More »


GM's Silverado edges Ram as Consumer Reports' top pickup

6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 17, 2013
GM's redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 edged Chrysler Group's updated Ram 1500 in an evaluation of the two freshest full-sized pickup trucks by Consumer Reports magazine. But the Ram may be the better truck for consumers who use their vehicles for everyday commuting, the magazine said.... Read More »


New V-6 enhances mpg for GM's large pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2013
GM is counting on a new V-6 engine built in a retooled New York plant to put the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra on the shopping lists of pickup buyers looking for fuel economy.... Read More »


Ram adding commercial vans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Now that the Ram pickup has been re-engineered, the brand will focus for the next three years on an expanding line of commercial vans.... Read More »


Diesels add fuel to truck war

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Torque and towing, payload and ponies: They've long been the weapons of choice in the pickup wars.... Read More »


Chrysler creates buzz with Rumble Bee

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Chrysler used Detroit's Woodward Dream Cruise to create a little buzz for a new concept truck called the Rumble Bee, surely the first vehicle to come with a genuine insect as standard equipment.... Read More »


Silverado, Sierra pickups first in class to get 5 stars under tougher U.S. crash tests

4:10 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2013
The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have received five-star overall safety ratings from U.S. safety regulators, giving GM a marketing edge over rival pickups.... Read More »


Texas dealer: 'When I smell horse poop, I smell money'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
The grass in east Texas literally is greener this summer. That has been good for business at Elder Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, a store in Athens, Texas, that dealer principal Hayden Elder opened nearly 30 years ago.... Read More »


Ram Rumble Bee concept pays homage to muscle cars

9:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2013
Chrysler Group's Ram Rumble Bee concept truck could be the first vehicle in the history of the auto industry that comes with a genuine insect as standard equipment.... Read More »


Porsche nabs 9th straight title in J.D. Power new-model satisfaction study

10:00 am U.S. ET | July 24, 2013
Luxury brands and nameplates, led by Porsche and the redesigned Land Rover Range Rover SUV, are the most satisfying 2013 vehicles rated by owners, according to an annual study released today by J.D. Power and Associates. Volkswagen Group led all automakers with five nameplates ranked best in their segments: the Audi Allroad, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayenne, Volkswagen GTI and Volkswagen Passat.... Read More »



Why Consumer Reports' Ram review elicits mixed feelings at Chrysler

11:11 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2013
Chrysler Group must be a little conflicted about Consumer Reports and its recommendation of the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup.... Read More »


Ram tops Consumer Reports' pickup ratings for first time

6:00 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2013
The re-engineered 2013 Ram 1500 has topped Consumer Reports' ranking of full-sized pickups, the first time that a Chrysler-made pickup has done so. The Chrysler Group half-ton pickup scored a 78 in the magazine's road testing, nine points above the second-place Toyota Tundra and 10 points higher than the Ford F-150.... Read More »


Chrysler supplier: Diesel future promising

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Light-duty diesel could spread to other Chrysler Group nameplates if the automaker wants.... Read More »



Ford, Nissan set pace as June sales rise 9% on trucks, crossovers

8:30 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
Light vehicle sales, led by Ford Motor and Nissan Motor, rose 9 percent in June, easily topping many forecasts and providing fresh signs that the industry's recovery in the United States will remain robust in the second half of the year. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate -- a key barometer of the U.S. auto industry's overall health -- surged above the sunniest projections to 15.98 million, from 14.4 million a year ago.... Read More »


Ram helps Chrysler Group dodge Jeep storm

12:16 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
Sharply higher sales of the Ram 1500 and monthly records for seven other vehicles propelled Chrysler Group to an 8 percent sales gain in June. The automaker now has posted 39 consecutive months of year-over-year sales gains.... Read More »


GM readies Chevy Silverado ad blitz to recapture pickup share

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
GM this week is kicking off its biggest advertising campaign in at least five years with an emotional tribute to hardworking Chevrolet Silverado owners, the start of a campaign for the redesigned 2014 pickup that's likely to top $300 million.... Read More »


Ford, Chrysler counter GM with new V-6 pickups for 2014

12:47 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2013
The battle in six-cylinder pickups takes an interesting twist this fall with the launch of the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor and the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Both trucks feature turbocharged V6 engines, but take different approaches to reach different segments of the full-size pickup audience.... Read More »


Chrysler recalling about 37,000 Ram trucks, 15,000 Darts

10:41 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2013
Chrysler Group said it will recall about 37,000 pickup trucks on two separate issues, neither of which had led to any accidents or injuries.... Read More »


Ram takes aim at GM, Ford truck-fleet reign

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
May and June are the bidding season for commercial fleet operators who purchase pickups by the dozen and sometimes hundreds. That means the next few weeks will tell whether Chrysler Group's Ram brand will increase its small share of the crucial commercial fleet market.... Read More »


Energy, real estate rebound driving pickup sales, Detroit 3 share gains

12:34 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2013
Record energy production coupled with a sustained housing recovery are pushing pickup sales to the highest level in as much as eight years and driving Detroit's comeback. Detroit's 3 automakers have gained 1.2 points of market share this year, the first time all three have gained share during the January- though-May period in at least 18 years, as sales continue on a pace for the best year since 2007.... Read More »


Light-duty trucks, SUVs boost Chrysler volume 11%

12:50 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2013
Strong demand for light-duty pickups and SUVs pushed Chrysler Group sales up 11 percent in May, its 38th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.... Read More »


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