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Fiat Ups Stake In Chrysler, Volkswagen Buys Rest Of Porsche
Fiat Ups Stake In Chrysler, Volkswagen Buys Rest Of Porsche

While Americans were celebrating independence yesterday, two European automakers announced plans to gobble up more of their partners -- including one very American company. Fiat and Chrysler Here in the U.S., Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne announced that Fiat's ownership stake in Chrysler...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible
NHTSA Investigates 2011 Chrysler 200 & 2011 Ford Explorer

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun "Preliminary Evaluations" of two popular 2011 models: the 2011 Chrysler 200 and the 2011 Ford Explorer. The investigations are unrelated to one another. 2011 Chrysler 200 According to the New York Times, NHTSA has received about 15...Read More»

2007 Jeep Liberty Limited
NHTSA Widens Probe Of Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, Liberty

According to the Wall Street Journal, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is ramping up an investigation of gas-tank fires associated with three popular Jeep models: the 1993-2001 Jeep Cherokee, 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and 2002-2007 model year Jeep Liberty. NHTSA says that the...Read More»

2005 Jeep Liberty Renegade
2004-2007 Jeep Liberty Recalled Over Corrosion Fears (UPDATED)

UPDATED: See below Chrysler is recalling over 209,000 Jeep Liberty vehicles from the 2004 and 2005 model years over concerns of corrosion in the vehicles' suspension system. The recall, however, doesn't affect all Liberty models, only those originally sold or registered in Connecticut, Delaware...Read More»

2012 Jeep Compass
Jeep Compass Is Dead, Town & Country Becoming A Crossover

A couple of weeks ago, told you about a string of vehicles that were being killed off by automakers. Now, we can add two more rides to that list: the Jeep Compass and the Chrysler Town & Country. The news comes directly from Chrysler's biggest kahuna, CEO Sergio Marchionne, by way of AutoNews...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler
2010 Jeep Wranger Recalled For Potential Fire Hazard

Chrysler has issued a recall for 2010 models of its popular Jeep Wrangler. At issue is a flaw in the design of the skid plate that protects the transmission, which could ultimately result in a fire. The Jeep recall affects 67,872 Wranglers equipped with automatic transmissions. According to a...Read More»

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GM Unlikes Facebook, Ford & Chrysler Are Still Besties

About half of all Americans use Facebook, and yet, just days before the company launches one of the most eagerly anticipated IPOs in recent memory, General Motors has pulled all advertising from the network. This isn't especially surprising. GM's head marketing honcho, Joel Ewanick, has long been a...Read More»

2011 Alfa Romeo 4C Concept
Alfa Romeo 4C Inches Closer To Its 2013 U.S. Debut

In December, our colleagues at Motor Authority told you that Alfa Romeo was on-track for its scheduled 2013 return to the U.S. The company's first American car in a generation will be the Alfa Romeo 4C, which should start around $45,000. However, Alfa's owner, Fiat, has seen some trouble the past...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8. Photo by Alex Bellus
Chrysler And Pure Detroit Argue Who’s More Imported

After Pure Detroit opened its first of three stores on Thanksgiving Day in 1998, the company built momentum with a website (www.puredetroit.com) featuring branded clothing and merchandise; proceeds benefit Detroit-area charities. After Chrysler introduced its “Imported from Detroit”...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart
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 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 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 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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