Chrysler Takes Lead in Gear Wars

With the announcement that the new 2012 Chrysler 300 sedan will be outfitted with ZF eight-speed automatic transmissions, the company takes the lead in transmission technology for domestic sedans. ?With its state-of-the-art eight-speed automatic transmission, the new 2012 Chrysler 300 represents the pride and determination of our engineers to give our customers the quality and…

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Test Drive: 2011 Dodge Caliber Heat

The Dodge Caliber is the current basic hatchback offering from Chrysler. The whole brand is getting a facelift through 2011 and 2012 as the result of the recent merger with Fiat, and the Caliber is likely to be the last of the ?Old Dodge? products to be revamped. If the great products coming out of…

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Books: Bob Lutz ? ?Car Guys vs Bean Counters?

The one man who has probably had more impact and insight into the American auto industry is Bob Lutz.? A legend in his own time, the 47-year veteran of the auto industry,has a ?resume that includes stints with BMW, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors.. Car Guys vs Bean Counters ?? The Battle for the Soul…

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Test Drive: 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

I didn?t expect to like the new Dodge Grand Caravan as much as I do. I am just simply not a minivan driver, but the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan has all the bells and whistles of any car or SUV, and I thoroughly enjoyed driving it. The smooth ride in this van makes you feel…

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Test Drive: 2011 Chrysler 300

Recreating the Iconic 300 Sedan Messing with the design of the car that has been the brand icon for the last six years could be very dangerous to the company?s future.? So when it was past time for the company to update the Chrysler 300 by putting on a new face after the disastrous bankruptcy,…

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Test Drive: 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

?Chrysler?s 200 Convertible: Redesigned and reengineered for 2011? The sky is literally the limit with the new 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible ? just drop the top and go. Not a fan of ragtops? No problemo fresh air fans, there?s also a retractable hardtop version available in place of the soft cloth top for added security….

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Chrysler and EPA Partner to Scale Down Hydraulic Hybrid

Hydraulic Hybrids Currently Power Delivery and Refuse Trucks In a joint announcement at the EPA laboratories in Ann Arbor, Mich., in mid-January, Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler Group CEO, and Lisa P. Jackson, Agency Administrator for the EPA announced a partnership to explore the feasibility of a hydraulic hybrid system for large passenger cars and light-duty vehicles….

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Chrysler 300 Offers New Level of Luxury

300 Will Feature Chrysler?s New 8-Speed Automatic Transmission Chrysler is ready to get back into the game with an all new version of the popular 300 Luxury sedan.? Due at dealers in the first quarter of 2011, the rear-drive sedan displays a new level of refinement, innovation and value. The fresh, contemporary styling starts with…

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Fiat Comes Back to U.S. in Little Way

Pricing starts at $15,500 After months of talk about bringing the Fiat 500 to the United States, Chrysler finally pulled the cover off the little car at the 2010 LA Auto Show. The 500 (Cinquecento), is cute, with its Italian styling, efficient design and innovative technology. ?The Fiat 500 has always been the right car…

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Alfa and Maserati SUVs?Oh My!

With the early popularity and critical review of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the same platform may be used for future Maserati and Alfa Romeo SUVs. The Grand Cherokee ?architecture has legs. It’s important for us to tap all of the hard work that has gone on inside Chrysler on…

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