Ford Explorer, Chrysler 200 Defect Investigations Opened by NHTSA

Ford Explorer, Chrysler 200 Defect Investigations Opened by NHTSA
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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.  Continue Reading...

Chrysler Considering Axing Dodge Avenger To Focus On 200

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Chrysler Considering Axing Dodge Avenger To Focus On 200
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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… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Recalling 657 Models Equipped With new Pentastar 3.6L V6

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Chrysler Recalling 657 Models Equipped With new Pentastar 3.6L V6
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Chrysler is issuing a recall for a small number of vehicles equipped with the new 3.6-liter “Pentastar” V6. According to the automaker a total of 657 vehicles may be affected and could exhibit a loss of power as a result of manufacturing debris left in the engine. Chrysler saw the problem was caught early on,… Continue Reading...

Lancia Flavia Cabrio Debuts Ahead Of Frankfurt, Chrysler 200 Resemblance All Too Clear

Lancia Flavia Cabrio Debuts Ahead Of Frankfurt, Chrysler 200 Resemblance All Too Clear
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Fans of Italian cars should prepare to dry heave, as Lancia has just released an image of their new Flavia Cabrio, looking like a poorly rebadged Chrysler 200. The only engine available is a 175-horsepower 2.4-liter V6 mated to a 6-speed automatic. Thrilling. Lancia will also get a re-badged Chrysler Town & Country, known as the… Continue Reading...

Chrysler 200 Based Lancia Sedan May Be Dead

Chrysler 200 Based Lancia Sedan May Be Dead
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The Chrysler 200-based Lancia Flavia, unveiled at March’s Geneva Auto Show, may never see the light of day beyond the auto show floor, according to the latest reports from a Dutch publication. Parent company Fiat was apparently concerned that the Flavia would not be profitable enough to sell as a Lancia, and would not sell… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Super Bowl Ad Sweeps Cannes Festival

Chrysler Super Bowl Ad Sweeps Cannes Festival
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In between light-beer dick jokes and Justin Bieber cameos, Chrysler’s now-famous “Born of Fire” ad was one of the Super Bowl standouts. The experts in the industry agree, too: the Eminem-infused ad swept four awards at the 85th annual Cannes International Festival of Creativity. The ad took home Best Direction, Best Use of Music, Best Script… Continue Reading...

Consumer Reports Tests Updated Chrysler Vehicles, With Mixed Results

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Consumer Reports Tests Updated Chrysler Vehicles, With Mixed Results
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The models rated as the most significantly improved, were the re-designed seven-passenger Dodge Durango SUV and the 2011 Charger full-size sedan, both of which received ‘very good’ ratings during CR road tests. Continue Reading...

Chrysler Announces New Recalls

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Chrysler Announces New Recalls
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The automaker said the cause of the problem was “improper identification of rejected components by new employees during the second shift.” Out of some 14,000 steering columns Chrysler inspected, it found that seven of them boasted missing or incorrect rivets. Continue Reading...

Jeep Grand Cherokee Expected To Boost Chrysler Sales In Japan

Jeep Grand Cherokee Expected To Boost Chrysler Sales In Japan
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The last time the Jeep Grand Cherokee was sold in Japan, only 88 units found homes among Japanese buyers. After a hiatus for 2010, Chrysler is re-introducing the SUV on March 12, and is ambitiously targeting sales of between 500 and 1,000 units. Chrysler sold a high of 15,000 vehicles in 1996, but sold only… Continue Reading...

Lancia-Badged Chrysler 200, 300 To Debut At Geneva Auto Show

Lancia-Badged Chrysler 200, 300 To Debut At Geneva Auto Show
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Lancia’s version of the Chrysler 200, likely dubbed the Flavia, will debut at the Geneva Auto Show in March. While the idea of a Lancia-badged Chrysler is unpalatable to many enthusiasts, the fact that Chrysler has decided use the much vilified 200 will surely make it the automotive equivalent of the Antichrist. Fiat CEO Sergio… Continue Reading...

2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible Breaks Cover In Miami, Appropriate For America’s Top Rental Car

2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible Breaks Cover In Miami, Appropriate For America’s Top Rental Car
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We aren’t sure if the press shots for the 2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible are supposed to be ironic, but the lush shots of the 200 cruising through Miami, one of the top vacation spots in the world, are entirely appropriate. While the motoring press loved the 200 about as much as the Ebola virus, and… Continue Reading...

Chrysler 200S To Bow In Mid-2011

Chrysler 200S To Bow In Mid-2011
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The new Chrysler 200 is reportedly set to add another trim level to its lineup, with an emphasis on sportier handling and more agressive looks. Dubbed the 200S, the new car will echo the Chrysler 300S, a trim level offered on the larger 300 cars that bridges the gap between the standard 300C and the… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Announces Pricing For 2011 200, Town & Country

Chrysler Announces Pricing For 2011 200, Town & Country
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Chrysler has announced pricing details for their upcoming 200 mid-size car and their Town & Country minivan. Both cars are notable for their upgraded interiors and 3.6L Pentastar V6s, which should make them infinitely more palatable than the vehicles they replace. The 200 will start at $19,995 for the base LX model, with the Touring… Continue Reading...

Chrysler 200 Convertible To Debut At Los Angeles Auto Show

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Chrysler 200 Convertible To Debut At Los Angeles Auto Show
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The Chrysler Sebring is one of America’s least liked cars, and the convertible has the ignominious honor of being lampooned on The Office as the official car of Michael Scott, the incompetent, ostentatious company boss. Chrysler is hoping that the Sebring droptop will get a fresh start when it adopts the new nameplate and look of the… Continue Reading...