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One Week Later: Automakers Show Support For Oklahoma
One Week Later: Automakers Show Support For Oklahoma

On Monday, May 20, a tornado touched down in the town of Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Tornadoes are a fact of life in the Midwest, but this one was far from ordinary -- a fact proven by the numbers we use to describe it: 200 mph winds, 1.3 miles wide, a path of destruction 17 miles long, 377...Read More»

2013 Fiat 500c Abarth
Fiat 500 Abarth Gets Automatic Transmission To Woo Female Shoppers

The launch of the Fiat 500 didn't go as smoothly as some had hoped. First, Chrysler dealers had to build special showrooms for the new model, since CEO Sergio Marchionne didn't want Fiats sold alongside other Chrysler brands. That slowed the rollout process. Then came the ads, featuring spokesmodel...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300
Chrysler Recalls 200,000 Cars, SUVs, Trucks In 6 Campaigns

Chrysler is recalling more than 200,000 vehicles in the U.S. to address a variety of complaints. The six separate recalls involve Chrysler and Dodge cars, Dodge and Jeep SUVs, and Ram 1500 and heavy-duty trucks. Airbag warning light recall In the largest safety recall, some 119,000 2011 and 2012...Read More»

2013 Dodge Challenger
2013 Dodge Challenger Recalled For Fire Risk

Chrysler is calling owners of about 2,500 2013 Dodge Challengers and warning them not to drive their vehicles and contact their dealer because of a wiring harness short circuit that could cause a fire. Only 2013 Challengers equipped with a V-6 engine that were built over an eight-week period ending...Read More»

Car shopping
Why Aren't Women Buying Cars From Detroit?

Detroit, we have a problem -- in fact, we have two. Everyone knows that younger consumers are ambivalent about owning cars. That's an obstacle that automakers around the globe are trying to overcome. But Detroit's Big Three have an additional hurdle: women don't care much for them, either...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

2013 Chrysler 200 Sedan
Car Recall Alert: 2013 Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger Have Possible Fuel Tank Issue

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger mid-size cars over concerns that a broken fuel tank control valve could lead to engine stall and/or possible fire. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the...Read More»

Dealer
Chrysler Dealers Get Schooled In Customer Satisfaction

Chrysler has some work to do on the customer satisfaction front. In the most recent Sales Satisfaction Index published by J.D. Power and Associates, Fiat was the only one of the automaker's five brands to score above the industry average, while Dodge and Jeep battled it out at the bottom of the...Read More»

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
Alfa Romeo Returns To The U.S. With The 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

When Fiat joined forces with Chrysler in 2009, the marriage spawned rumors that Alfa Romeo would soon return to the U.S. Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has done plenty to encourage those rumors, though he's said that Alfas would only arrive when the time was right. Apparently, the time is now...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid  -  First Drive, 10/2012
Poll: Toyota Recovers U.S. Reputation, As Chrysler And GM Lag

Toyota hasn't just bounced back, with one of the strongest reputations among automakers in the U.S. It is the most highly regarded auto-sector company in the U.S. So says one of the preeminent measures of company reputation, the 2013 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient (RQ), from Harris Interactive...Read More»

Ram's 'God Made a Farmer' spot for Super Bowl XLVII
Ram Is The Only Auto Brand To Create A Top-Ten Super Bowl Ad

Plenty of websites and media firms rank Super Bowl ads -- in fact, we discussed several of them on Monday, the day after the big game. But when it comes to TV viewers and statistics, one authority carries more weight than nearly all of the others combined: Nielsen. After the Super Bowl broadcast...Read More»

Car lot
Auto Incentives Dropped 12% In January, But Transaction Prices Fell, Too

Incentives continued their long, slow decline in January, but according to TrueCar, transaction prices fell, too, which could soften the blow for bargain-hunters. On average, incentives slipped 12.2% between December 2012 and January 2013, coming to rest at $2,274 per vehicle. The pickings are...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford Continues To Generate Most Buzz, But Toyota Makes Biggest Gains

Plenty of surveys measure attitudes toward the auto industry. Some determine how much motorists like their vehicles, some focus on the dealership experience, and others zero in on areas like auto insurance. Marketing firm YouGov measures something a little more elusive: buzz. Every weekday, YouGov...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart
Why Isn't The Dodge Dart Selling?

When the all-new Dodge Dart debuted at last year's Detroit Auto Show, the media was excited. It marked the revival of a once-loved nameplate and the first major collaboration between Chrysler and its new Italian owners (since the Dart is based on a Fiat platform). And for a reasonably priced...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee  -  2013 Detroit Auto Show
Chrysler Inks Deal With Guangzhou To Produce Chinese Jeeps In China

Back in October, there was a lot of discussion about Chrysler and news that the company might begin producing Jeeps in China again. Some pundits screamed bloody murder, fearing that Chrysler's new Italian owner -- Fiat -- planned to shutter Jeep facilities in the U.S. and headquarter the...Read More»

Wrenches
Chrysler Aims To Improve Service Experience With High-Tech Tools

The way that Americans shop for goods and services has seen a lot of changes over the past two decades. Many companies have kept pace with the times, but auto dealers? Some, yes, others, not so much. Thankfully, a few in the industry are shaking things up. Tesla and Audi are tinkering with the...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Coupe
Chrysler, Honda, Subaru Among IIHS's 13 Safest Cars Of 2013

Back in December, we told you about the winners (Honda) and losers (Toyota) in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's tougher frontal-crash tests. We also told you about the new IIHS designation, "Top Safety Pick+", which recognizes vehicles that perform especially well in crash tests. Now...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic
Hurricane Sandy Heightens Sales Divide Between Detroit & Foreign Automakers

Five weeks after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, life across much of the northeast has returned to normal (or a rough approximation thereof). But some automakers have followed an easier road to recovery than others. Reporting on the strong state of the U.S. auto market, Detroit News mentions that...Read More»

2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition
2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition Debuts

If you're a Jeep fan, you probably know all about the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The special edition Wrangler is named for one of the world's most celebrated, brutal, off-road courses, and it lives up to that name with a combination of ruggedness and style. The 10th anniversary Rubicon is available in...Read More»

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