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Dart Launch Pushed Back To Dodge April Fool's 'Jinx'
Dart Launch Pushed Back To Dodge April Fool's 'Jinx'

A little bad news for Dodge fans today: at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters that he may postpone the launch of the eagerly awaited Dodge Dart. Why? Because the Dart is scheduled to roll out on April 1 -- also known as April Fools' -- and he's worried about...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Drops Sirius Backseat TV

Maybe it was inevitable; given the growing proliferation of iPads and in-car WiFi, but some consumers expecting availability of Sirius Backseat TV in 2012 Chrysler products will find that it’s no longer an option. In a statement, Chrysler said that beginning with 2012 model year vehicles, the...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8. Photo by Alex Bellus
February 2012 Car Sales: Best Since 2008

New-car sales gained momentum in February, as most automakers reported rising sales volumes for the month. With numbers still coming in from around the industry today, Chrysler again has turned in some of the best sales numbers, with an increase of 44 percent over the year-ago period. That topped...Read More»

Lara Stone and Mercedes-Benz SL star in new Calvin Klein campaign
Chrysler Loans, Transformers 4, Tesla And Mercedes-Benz: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, De Tomaso has new owners and Toyota has revealed a new concept. BMW's priced the 2013 X3 and Nevada is okay with self-driving cars. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Tesla and Mercedes-Benz are going to collaborate on a new vehicle...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
GM Announces Big Profits; First Time Detroit's Been In The Black Since 2004

Yesterday, J.D. Power confirmed that Detroit is gaining ground on its foreign rivals in terms of vehicle dependability. Today, there's more good news for fans of the Big Three: General Motors has announced stunning financial results from 2011, marking the first time in years that Chrysler, Ford...Read More»

Clint Eastwood narrates "Halftime In America"
Chrysler's Ad About Detroit Comeback Filmed In... New Orleans?

If you watched yesterday’s Super Bowl, perhaps the most talked-about commercial was the “Halftime In America” ad run by Chrysler and starring Clint Eastwood. Against a gritty urban backdrop and scenes of middle-class America, Eastwood assured us things would get better. Detroit...Read More»

Clint Eastwood stars in Chrysler Super Bowl XLVI ad
Chrysler and Clint Eastwood Provide 'Halftime' Pep Talk

Most Super Bowl XLVI commercials followed the typical schtick, trying to outdo each other in flash and flesh; substance be damned. In stark contrast (and 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth entry notwithstanding), Chrysler spoke loudest by speaking softly--with a slight growl. Like previous Imported from Detroit...Read More»

Volkswagen Super Bowl XLV Ad
Super Bowl Should Be A Bonanza For Automakers (Except Kia)

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest advertising events in America, so we'd expect America's biggest advertisers -- namely, the auto industry -- to be front and center during the game. As we've discussed before, spending upwards of $3 million for 30 seconds of advertising is a risky venture, but a...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
LGBT License Plates, Saab, SOPA Effects MegaUpload Founder: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, companies are still interested in saving Saab, and Nissan sold a lot of Leafs. LGBT equality license plates are coming to some states, and we drive the 2012 Fisker Karma. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. SOPA may have stumbled, but...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8: Recall Alert

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year Chrysler 300 SRT8 and Dodge Charger SRT8 sedans over concerns about a potential defect involving the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T
Dodge Avenger May Be On The Chopping Block

Much of the news coming from Chrysler this week has been about the death of the Dodge Caliber and its replacement by the 2013 Dodge Dart. (If you missed our take on the Dart's six strengths, you can read it here.) Now comes word that another Dodge model may soon get the axe: the Dodge Avenger. The...Read More»

Chrysler's DriveUconnect website for Uconnect owners
Chrysler Launches New Uconnect User Guide Website

Smartphone connectivity, navigation systems, Pandora and Stitcher and a multitude of other high-tech devices and applications may be all the rage, but they do require a certain amount of education and, well, common sense when used in a vehicle. As families search for ways to become smarter about...Read More»

Chrysler's DriveUconnect website for Uconnect owners
Chrysler Launches Uconnect Website To Dodge Ford's Fate

Technology is a great thing -- except when it's not. While computers, smartphones, and satnav have generally made our lives easier, they have to be designed to be usable by folks across the tech spectrum, from web-savvy grandparents to their even-more-savvy grandchildren. To that end, Chrysler has...Read More»

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Incentives Disappearing, But Chrysler & Nissan Still Offer Deals

If you've been thinking about buying a new car, you might want to act sooner rather than later. According to TrueCar, new-car incentives are going the way of the dodo, and if sales continue on their upward trend, the deals may not return for a while. Last year was a curious one for incentives. In...Read More»

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Analysts Predict A Booming Auto Market In 2012 (Except In Europe)

The dust is still settling from 2011, but early figures indicate that the U.S auto market recorded significant growth over 2010. Analysts at Polk Research say that upward trend will continue across much of the globe in 2012 -- though alas, not everywhere. THE WINNERS China: Though some have...Read More»

LGBT rainbow flag
Chrysler, Ford, Toyota Score 100% On LGBT Workplace Equality (Updated)

UPDATED: One of our contacts at GM wrote in with a couple of important clarifications. See the note below. The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, and for ten years, the organization has been ranking companies on their...Read More»

Fiat's latest ad for the U.S.-spec 500 Abarth
The 15 Best Car Commercials Of 2011

As highly as we might think of the Web, there's nothing quite as powerful as a television commercial. It takes millions of ad budget dollars and the perfect slot during the most widely watched show of the week. When it's done correctly, a great car commercial doesn't just capture eyeballs, it...Read More»

The Great Wall of China
Starting Today, China Slaps Tariffs On U.S.-Made Vehicles

Car shoppers in China got an unpleasant surprise this morning: the Chinese government announced plans to impose tariffs of up to 22% on all vehicles made in the U.S., starting today. U.S. auto manufacturers aren't especially happy about the news either -- not only because it makes their vehicles...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 200
2012 Family Vehicles: 20 Under $20,000

With the end of the year in sight, families that are in urgent need of a new vehicle, but don’t want to spend more than $20,000, have a number of choices available. True, the ones that meet that price-point are the base models, and most come equipped with a manual transmission, but there can...Read More»

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