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 |  Jun 06 2014, 1:02 PM

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The latest series of Chrysler commercials focus on the new 200 mid-size sedan first shown during the Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  May 01 2014, 8:01 AM

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The Chrysler 200 will look to increase its fuel economy some more come this fall.

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 |  Jul 27 2013, 12:35 PM

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We are back with the latest installment of ‘Commute, Toy or Destroy’ where this week the choices will make you cringe with indecision.

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 |  Jun 02 2013, 11:01 AM

2013 Chrysler 200

Next year, at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Chrysler is set to debut its redesigned 200 sedan, a model that the brand hopes will lead its resurgence and become a real contender in the midsize sedan market.

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 |  May 06 2013, 2:01 PM

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When the need for transportation far outstrips your bank account, you end up looking at the dark-side of the classifieds: the super-cheap, almost 200,000 mile used cars. Is it ever worth it to buy one of these clunkers?

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 |  Mar 21 2013, 5:02 PM

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Chrysler has partnered with Michigan-based clothing manufacturer Carhartt on a special-edition 200 S sedan. This 2013.5 model is meant to represent blue-collar values and hard work, just like the two companies involved in its creation.

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 |  Mar 07 2013, 8:31 AM

Bland Like Unsalted Popcorn


Are you self-conscious? Don’t like to stand out in a crowd? Would you rather blend into the background than be the center of attention? Well, when it comes to the automotive world, you are in luck. Some vehicles seem to have skipped class when it came time for their styling lesson. This is not to say they are ugly, but more that they lack any style whatsoever.

We’ve all heard the clichés to describe these anonymously styled cars; plain vanilla, beige, white bread, etc. We like to think of them as stylistically-challenged. Regardless, if you don’t want to draw any undue attention towards yourself, here are ten vehicles that are guaranteed to blend into the landscape.

 |  Jan 18 2013, 4:46 PM

Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne expects there will be as many as 200,000 nine-speed transmissions available this year and bound for new Chrysler vehicles.

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 |  Jun 22 2012, 9:40 AM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened preliminary investigations today into two vehicles, the 2011 Ford Explorer for power steering issues, and the 2011 Chrysler 200 for engine stalling. 

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 |  Jan 13 2012, 10:45 AM

Rumors are brewing that Chrysler may be considering dropping their Dodge Avenger within three years in order to focus on the better-selling Chrysler 200 sedan – which is built on the same platform as the Avenger.

Head of the Dodge brand, Reid Bigland, recently said “”Chrysler Group will likely consolidate around one midsize car in the future.” It’s almost a no-brainer move, with Chrysler being able to lower marketing and development costs by focusing on a single model. It also removes the risk of cannibalization of one model’s sales.

US sales of the Avenger rose 26-percent last year to 64,023 but 200 sales reached 87,033. Unfortunately both models’ sales still lag behind the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu.

[Source: Automotive News]

 |  Aug 03 2011, 3:00 PM

The famous ‘Imported from Detroit’ Super Bolw ad staring rapper Eminem featuring the new Chrysler 200 was very successful for the automaker, and Chrysler is hoping to further this with yet another musical tie-in.

Building on this success, the Chrysler brand and Eight Mile Style, a Detroit-based publisher of Eminem compositions, have partnered to release a gospel version of “Lose Yourself”, available now for download on iTunes, and to promote the city of Detroit. Performing the song is Selected of God, the choir featured in the famous Eminem/Chrysler commercial. The proceeds of money raised from the downloadable song will go to benefit three Detroit-based charities including Abayomi Community Development Corporation, The Yunion and Robert S. Shumake Scholarship Foundation. Chrysler has also released a music video of the choir performing the song with both a trailer and full-length video.

Check out both the trailer and music video after the jump!

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 |  Aug 02 2011, 6:00 PM

Chrysler, announced today that the American automaker has seen a 20 percent increase in sales this July (112,026 units sold) compared to the numbers of July 2010 (93,313 units sold). Jeep contributed to the 20 percent July sales uncrease with the 2011 Jeep Wrangler, which set an all-time sales record and the 2011 Jeep Compass which experienced a 240 percent sales increase, the largest year-over year sales gain of any Chrysler model.
Other vehicles that had a significant impact on the July sales gain included the 2012 Fiat 500, the 2011 Dodge Durango and the 2011 Chrysler 200 that was featured in the award winning “Born of Fire” Eminem Super Bowl commercial. “In a market that remains tougher than a cheap steak, we were able to produce our highest retail sales in more than three years,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand and Head of U.S. Sales. “I think that statistic is the ultimate testament to the progress we have made with our product in the areas of fuel economy, quality and design.”