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

U.S. Capitol
GM, Chrysler Bailout Loans Could Cost Taxpayers Up To $16B

A report from the White House National Economic Council shows that the Obama administration expects to lose less than $16 billion on the bailout of General Motors, Chrysler, Ally Financial and Chrysler Financial. Of the $80 billion invested, some $40 billion has been recovered to date, already an...Read More»

2011 Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Angular Front Exterior View
2012 Ram 1500 V-6 Will Get More Power, Better MPG

No more wheezy V-6 in the Ram: Later this year, Chrysler will replace the base 3.7-liter V-6 in the base 2012 Ram 1500 full-size truck with a version of its new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. A high-ranking Chrysler official, powertrain chief Paolo Ferrero, confirmed the change for the first time to...Read More»

Bad Meets Evil, Eminem video
Eminem Dumps Chrysler 200 In New Video

We all remember Eminem in the Super Bowl commercial showing off the 2011 Chrysler 200. This past weekend, Slim Shady dropped a new video and at the same time, dropped that Chrysler 200 for a new 'toon mobile in the preview of his upcoming Bad Meets Evil music video. TheCarConnection points out that...Read More»

Bad Meets Evil, Eminem video
Eminem Swaps Chrysler 200 For 'Toon Hoopty; Is It An Upgrade?

Eminem--or Marshall Bruce Mathers II, or Slim Shady, however well you know him--is on a creative tear that's also turned him into the reverse Roger Rabbit of rap. The evidence: a new Bad Meets Evil video set to drop in full-length form soon, one in which Eminem trades in his last-seen-in Chrysler...Read More»

Chrysler and Fiat logos
Fiat Ten Days Away From Majority Stake In Chrysler

By June 6, Fiat will own a controlling stake in American automaker Chrysler. The Wall Street Journal reports that Fiat will exercise an option in its contract to invest in Chrysler, to buy a 6-percent stake held by the U.S. Treasury. The purchase, to be executed within 10 days, eventually will...Read More»

USPTO Chrysler Logo
California Investigates Chrysler-Owned L.A. Dealership

California's auto franchise law is fairly specific: automakers cannot own dealerships located within 10 miles of their franchised dealers. As with any rule, there are exceptions, and the law allows for ownership of under one year (in case a manufacturer buys out a failing dealership), or ownership...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Chrysler Delivers Experimental Ram Plug-In Hybrid Pickups

Chrysler has built a plug-in hybrid Ram pickup, but there’s one catch: the trucks aren’t for sale, and won’t be coming to a dealership near you any time soon. Instead, the hybrid Rams were built as part of a demonstration project to field-test hybrid systems under the worst...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
May Auto Sales: Hyundai And Kia Take Third Place, Ahead Of Toyota

Hyundai and Kia are this month expected to pull ahead of Toyota and Honda, to be the third top-selling brands in the U.S. market after only GM and Ford. Even more to the point, Hyundai and Kia are expected to be the only major brands with sales up versus April. According to the pricing-intelligence...Read More»

Newt Gingrich
GOP To Detroit: We're Still Not That Into You

The 2012 Presidential campaign has already started, and yes, it looks like the bailout of the auto industry could end up being one of many points of debate. Chrysler's earlier-than-expected repayment of $7.5 billion in federal loans—on top of a recent strong financial performance from GM...Read More»

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