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Fiat Offers Discounted Financing, Leases On 2012 Fiat 500
Fiat Offers Discounted Financing, Leases On 2012 Fiat 500

Fiat has some ambitious plans for their 2012 Fiat 500 in the U.S. market. The automaker wants to sell a minimum of 30,000 Fiat 500s in the United States this year, but delays in dealership openings have put that plan in jeopardy. Through June, Fiat sold just 4,944 500s in America; to reach its...Read More»

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Chrysler Bailout Loans Cost Taxpayers $1.3 Billion

The formalities behind the sale of the government’s remaining stake in Chrysler were completed this morning, and Fiat SpA is now the official majority owner of Chrysler Group LLC. Counting purchases from both the United States and Canadian governments, Fiat now owns a 53.5-percent stake in...Read More»

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Chrysler And Fiat Move Closer To Merger: Report

It’s been a whirlwind romance for both Chrysler and Fiat. Just two years ago the pair weren't even dating, and now comes word that their marriage is imminent. The Detroit News is reporting that upcoming management changes, expected to be announced next week, will streamline the merger of...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8: Luxury Family Car Plus Performance

It’s finally here – the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, the high-end rear-wheel drive performance luxury family car that some Chrysler 300 fans have been waiting for. What’s the big deal? SRT8 (Street and Racing Technology) means performance, and there’s no denying that the new...Read More»

Mopar accessories for 2011 Chrysler 300
Chrysler Concedes Limo Market To Lincoln

For decades, limousines and livery cars were either Lincoln Town Cars or Mercury Grand Marquis sedans. Sure, Cadillac made an attempt to hold their place in the market, but their full-size front wheel drive sedans found few buyers. Chrysler even tossed their hat into the ring with the previous...Read More»

YouGov Impression scores for International, Domestic, Mid-Market, and Luxury cars, May & June 2011
Study: Detroit's Image Dinged, Foreign & Luxury Autos Shine

Last week, we reported on June auto sales stats, which showed big gains for America's Big Three, as well as for German and Korean marques. But a new survey from YouGov hints that Detroit's triumphs may be short-lived if automakers don't begin to address some serious image problems. YouGov is a...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio, Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, NY
2012 Fiat 500 Yields Some Post-Launch Surprises

No one really knew how well the Fiat 500 would sell in the United States. Brand champions, such as Fiat North America head Laura Soave, predicted success, based on the car’s novelty factor and pent-up demand for the Fiat brand in the United States. Escalating fuel prices played into...Read More»

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Mopar Wants To Send You On A MoVenture. What's A MoVenture?

Do you have a free week from July 15 until July 22 for some odd reason? If so, Mopar wants to send you on a MoVenture. Wait, what's a MoVenture? It's a 7-day road rally and scavenger hunt that will consist of 10 teams. Each two person team will start in Detroit and work its way down to Golden...Read More»

2010 Dodge Caliber R/T
Dodge Caliber Replacement Coming To 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Overhauling the entire Chrysler product portfolio was never going to be accomplished overnight, so reports that Dodge will replace the old Caliber (production discontinued in 2010) are a good sign the automaker is finally going to jazz up its compact car segment. At least, Dodge gets the new...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
2012 Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300 Models On Order Hold: Report

If you’re ready to head to your local Dodge dealer to put money down on a 2012 Charger with the V-6 and the eight-speed automatic, you’ll need to wait just a bit longer. According to Allpar, high demand for the eight-speed, ZF-manufactured transmission has caused Chrysler to temporarily...Read More»

Jaguar XKR-S testing at Goodwood
2012 Jaguar XKR-S, Toyota Repo, GM Employees For LGBTQ: Today's Car News

Jaguar has released drool-worthy video of the 2012 XKR-S doing a test-run at Goodwood Hill. [MotorAuthority] GM employees have made an 'It Gets Better' video for LGBTQ youth. [TheCarConnection] Toyota repossessed a murdered mom's car and the son retaliated on Facebook. [SocialCarNews] Sri Lanka is...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200 S
Recall Alert: 2011 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles

Chrysler is recalling some 11,351 model year 2011 vehicles to inspect and potentially repair a steering column pivot rivet. An incorrectly installed or missing rivet could compromise the integrity of the steering column in the event of a crash. Under such circumstances, the effectiveness of the...Read More»

Dr. Dre promoting the Powered By Dr. Dre sound system for the new 2012 Chrysler 300
2012 Chrysler 300S Gets A Famous Driver In New Ad--Dr. Dre

Motown and the Motor City take a flyover to L.A. in Chrysler’s new commercial for the 2012 Chrysler 300S--featuring Dr. Dre cruising around the City of Angels in the luxury sedan that's “Imported from Detroit.” In this "Good Things" spot, the background music is a Dre...Read More»

Pay Off Your Sins In Florida, 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Today's Car News

Kill two pedestrians in Florida? No problem. If you are rich, you can just pay your way out of trouble. [TheCarConnection] Mercedes-Benz has revealed the all-new 2012 M-Class sport utility, now with more LEDs. [MotorAuthority] GM's CEO Dan Akerson thinks that gas taxes should go up to boost...Read More»

Tesla Model S Alpha build
MINI Cooper Coupe, Tesla and Paul Revere: Today's Car News

The 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe has seen the light--more details and photos are out today, and we have them. [MotorAuthority] Four for 40: which compact family cars gets 40 miles per gallon or more? Four best sellers, it turns out. [FamilyCarGuide] Is Chrysler developing an engine that can burn both...Read More»

2011 Chrysler Town & Country
Next Generation Chrysler Minivans To Get AWD

The last time you could walk into a Chrysler dealership and drive out in a minivan equipped with all-wheel drive was 2003. In 2004, AWD was discontinued on Chrysler minivans to make room for Stow ‘n Go folding seats, which increased the minivans’ functionality as a cargo hauler...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2012 Fiat 500c
Fiat Buys Out The Feds, Becomes Majority Owner Of Chrysler

It's hard to believe that two years have passed since Chrysler's Chapter 11 hearings concluded (next Friday is the grim anniversary). Now, the automaker is preparing to begin a new chapter -- one with Fiat fully at the helm: Chrysler announced yesterday that Fiat will buy out the U.S. government's...Read More»

Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney, Are You Listening? For 2012, Dust Off The AMX

Republicans right and right are tossing their hats into the ring for the 2012 presidential election, but none are more intimately connected with the auto industry than Willard Mitt Romney. Given his family history in the auto industry and in Michigan, it's almost shocking that Romney stands almost...Read More»

2012 Audi A6 Avant promo
Audi Ad Too Close To Chrysler's Super Bowl Eminem Epic?

It’s one thing to film an ad as an homage to another, but it’s something else entirely to copy a successful ad almost exactly. That’s what Eminem’s publisher, Eight Mile Style, is alleging that Audi did with the video spot for their new A6 Avant station wagon. The commercial...Read More»

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