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J.D. Power: Shoppers Think Of Chrysler, Ford, GM As High-Tech Innovators
J.D. Power: Shoppers Think Of Chrysler, Ford, GM As High-Tech Innovators

Good news, Detroit fans: according to J.D. Power, America's new-car shoppers are turning increasingly to the Big Three for high-tech innovation. That revelation comes courtesy of Power's 2014 Avoider study, which surveyed approximately 29,000 new-car owners between July and September of 2013. The...Read More»

2015 Chrysler 200  -  2014 Detroit Auto Show
2015 Chrysler 200 Video Preview: 2014 Detroit Auto Show

Chrysler has been on the big comeback trail, but that comeback won't be complete until it has a great mid-size sedan to compete with cars like the excellent Ford Fusion and Honda Accord. We think it may have one with the 2015 Chrysler 200. We took a first look at the new mid-size Chrysler sedan...Read More»

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Carmakers Know Where You Go -- And You Can't Get Them To Delete The Data

Big data is a very big deal. To be sure, it has plenty of useful applications, like helping us navigate traffic jams and tracking down criminals, all thanks to the aid of GPS devices, traffic cameras, and other gadgets. But there's an insidious side to big data, too. Businesses of every stripe...Read More»

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Fiat Coughs Up $4.35 Billion For Full Ownership Of Chrysler, Avoiding IPO

Last time we reported on Fiat's attempt to purchase every single share of Chrysler, things had reached an impasse. The entity holding the rest of those shares was VEBA, a healthcare trust associated with the United Autoworkers Union, and VEBA wasn't happy with the money Fiat had offered to close...Read More»

2015 Ram ProMaster City
2015 Ram ProMaster City: Chrysler Gives Business Owners A New Van

Not so long ago, transportation options for small businesses were fairly limited. If your daily routine involved any amount of schlepping, you were faced with the choice of buying a pickup, a commercial van, or something substantially larger. But the past few years have given carpenters, florists...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Recalled For Electrical & Software Flaws

Chrysler is recalling 2014 models of the Jeep Grand Cherokee -- specifically, those vehicles manufactured between January 8, 2013 and August 20, 2013. The recall stems from unrelated problems with the Grand Cherokee's software and electrical wiring. Combined, the two flaws could wreak havoc on the...Read More»

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C May Come To Maserati Dealers After All

It's no secret that Sergio Marchionne -- the man who brought Fiat back to America -- has also been plotting Alfa Romeo's return to the U.S. Nor is it a secret that Marchionne is pinning the performance brand's hopes and dreams on the sexy Alfa Romeo 4C. Despite some frustrating delays, that model...Read More»

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20 Parts-Makers Fined $1.6 Billion For Fixing Prices & Making Cars Pricey

No doubt about it: cars are expensive. Along with your home and your education, a car is one of the most expensive investments you'll ever make. Unfortunately, some of us have been paying even more for our cars than we should've, and it's because 20 companies that supply parts for those cars have...Read More»

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Chrysler Is Going Public, Fiat Merger Could Be Just Around The Bend

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee may be nowhere in sight, but Chrysler's plan to become a publicly traded company is on full view. Yesterday, the automaker filed the paperwork for its initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As we reported last week, this isn't exactly how...Read More»

2014 Jeep Cherokee
2014 Jeep Cherokee Delayed A Third Time Due To Transmission Problems

For more than a decade, Jeep fans have awaited the return of the long-lost Cherokee. Earlier this year, it seemed like they'd soon get their wish: Chrysler unveiled the 2014 Jeep Cherokee in March at the 2013 New York Auto Show, promising that the all-new crossover would arrive in showrooms in...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
Chrysler Going Public, IPO Documents To Be Filed This Week

Things have not gone exactly as planned for Sergio Marchionne. As the head of both Chrysler and Fiat, he's been planning for some time to merge the two companies. Fiat already owns a 58.5 percent stake in Chrysler, and Marchionne had hoped to buy the remaining 41.5 percent that's held by VEBA, a...Read More»

Fiat & Conde Nast present the limited-edition Fiat 500c GQ Edition
2014 Fiat 500c GQ Special Edition Serves The Needs Of The Modern Man

Fiat is no stranger to special editions. First, there was the "So Pink" version of the 500, which titillated Mary Kay representatives around the globe. It was followed by the "Pink Ribbon" edition, which promoted breast cancer awareness. And then we saw the "500 by Gucci" model -- a model that...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
What Is Sergio Marchionne Saying In His Email To Chrysler Employees?

Earlier today, Chrysler released its second-quarter financial report, showing net revenue of $507 million -- a very impressive 16% increase over the second quarter of 2012. Around the same time, Chrysler's CEO, Sergio Marchionne, sent an email to Chrysler employees. It's a short letter: half pep...Read More»

2013 Chrysler 200 Sedan
Chrysler Recalls 442,481 Vehicles To Fix Active Head Restraints

Chrysler is recalling certain 2011 through 2013 model year vehicles to fix a problem with active head restraints. Affected models include the Chrysler Sebring, 200 and Dodge Avenger mid-size cars, and Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty SUVs. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Read More»

2013 Chrysler Town & Country
2013 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan Recalled For Airbag Software Issue

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 model year Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans to fix an airbag software error. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles in the United States...Read More»

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The 10 States Most (And Least) Likely To Buy "American"

Americans have conflicting ideas about what makes a car truly "American". According to an AutoTrader survey released last year, "a vehicle that is made in the U.S. by a foreign automaker is more likely to be seen as 'American made' (57 percent) than one from a U.S. automaker that was built outside...Read More»

2007 Jeep Liberty Limited
Jeep Grand Cherokee & Jeep Liberty Recall: Are Chrysler's Fixes Safe?

Last month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked Chrysler to recall a few Jeep vehicles -- and by "a few", we mean 2.7 million. Chrysler's response? No. That was pretty unusual, and it made headlines for days afterward. As a result, Jeep's reputation suffered. Things got so bad...Read More»

Tesla's Elon Musk and Chrysler/Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Tesla Model S Recall Vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee & Liberty Recalls: A Study In Contrasts

Over the past few days, two very different automakers have rolled out two very different recalls, and they've done so in very different ways -- unexpected ways that could hint at each company's future. Exhibit A: yesterday, Tesla announced that it would recall 2013 Model S vehicles manufactured...Read More»

Model Natasha Poly and the Fiat 500 By Gucci
2013 Fiat 500 and 500c Gucci Edition Return To America

When Fiat returned to the U.S. market two years ago, many critics and car fans dismissed its one and only offering -- the pint-sized 500 -- as a "chick car" with limited appeal. They were only half-right. Yes, the Fiat 500 has proven appealing to women, but to categorize that appeal as "limited"...Read More»

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