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 |  May 06 2014, 10:45 AM

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Chrysler released an onslaught of future product information today including plans for a plug-in hybrid version of the Town and Country minivan.

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 |  May 06 2014, 10:09 AM

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Though most auto companies tend to be tight lipped on future products, Chrysler has released a five year plan that shows what’s next under the Pentastar.

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 |  May 06 2014, 8:32 AM

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A recently-filed trademark application by Chrysler suggests the company might be preparing to launch a new model.

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 |  May 01 2014, 6:46 PM

April Showers Bring Sales Power


April 2014 Sales Winner and Loser

After one of the worst winters in recent memory America’s northern extremities are finally starting to thaw out. In addition to longer days, spring is also bringing warmer temperatures as the sun wakes up from hibernation. But were April car sales as nice? Did better weather get more people in the mood… to buy a car, that is?

All told automakers sold nearly 1.4 million new vehicles in April, an increase of about 8 percent compared to the same month last year. The change was modest but headed in the right direction, and that’s what matters.

For the first four months of 2014 deliveries have topped 5.1 million units. That’s approximately a 3 percent increase compared to the same time period last year. Again that’s small but really there’s nothing to complain about. Here’s a list of top-performing brands along with the companies that didn’t do as well.

 |  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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 |  Apr 11 2014, 12:32 PM

Ask AutoGuide No. 43


Ask AutoGuide No. 43

The large, rear-wheel-drive sedan is a uniquely American phenomenon. Like bison, they used to roam free across the continent in an enormous herd that couldn’t be numbered, not even with an industrial-size abacus. But just like their furry, hoofed counterparts these cars have all but disappeared, victims of that relentless and unstoppable force called progress.

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 |  Apr 08 2014, 10:00 AM

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It’s unlikely that Chrysler’s future plans include small cars with diesel engines. Continue Reading…

 |  Apr 02 2014, 10:32 AM

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When an all-new Chrysler 200 debuted for 2015, the car’s Dodge counterpart was unceremoniously axed. Now a rumor suggests an exciting new Avenger, or a car to fill its place, could be on its way.

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 |  Apr 02 2014, 7:16 AM

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Chrysler has announced a recall of nearly 900,000 SUVs in order to better protect each vehicle’s brake booster from corrosion.

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 |  Mar 26 2014, 1:08 PM

Brain, it's What's for Dinner


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Ok, so the worst just happened, like something totally NOT GOOD. Perhaps a natural disaster has devastated your country; maybe a virulent disease or food-borne illness is spreading throughout the population; conceivably even the hand of God has reached down from on high and caused an outright nuclear meltdown. Whatever the reason, things are seriously jacked.

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 |  Mar 23 2014, 7:32 AM

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Each day, AutoGuide strives to report up-to-date automotive news but not all stories are created equal. Some just have a life of our own, especially on social media.

Shared heavily on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, here are our most viral news stories from the past seven days.

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 |  Mar 18 2014, 3:31 PM

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Chrysler is shutting down one of its plants for almost two months due to sluggish sales of its flagship sports car.

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 |  Mar 06 2014, 6:53 PM

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In response to news reports that it has demanded as many as 100 donated Dodge Viper sports cars be destroyed, Chrysler has released a statement declaring the cars both obsolete and insignificant.

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 |  Feb 28 2014, 9:34 AM

2014 Ram ProMaster

There’s another recall campaign for the Ram ProMaster this month.

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 |  Feb 25 2014, 1:07 PM

Alfa Romeo 4C

After a two-decade absence lusty Italian brand Alfa Romeo is coming back to the United States but not all Fiat dealers will be allowed to sell these exotic sports cars.

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 |  Feb 24 2014, 7:45 AM

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Chrysler has announced that the 2014 Town & Country will be priced from $31,760 including destination.

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 |  Feb 23 2014, 9:01 AM

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Chrysler has redesigned its 200 sedan for the 2015 model year. The convertible version, however, will receive no such update.

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 |  Feb 21 2014, 3:36 PM

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

In the wake of one recall, Chrysler is crying “mea culpa” on another exposed by the previous fix. 

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 |  Feb 18 2014, 8:32 PM

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The 2014 Chrysler 200 has earned a four-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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 |  Feb 18 2014, 11:45 AM

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Chrysler’s next-generation minivans will benefit from improved fuel efficiency and all-weather functionality.

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 |  Feb 10 2014, 4:01 PM

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Chrysler Group has closed a deal which will see the brand pay $5 billion to a United Auto Workers (UAW) trust in order to complete its plan to buyout the union.

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 |  Feb 08 2014, 2:02 PM

AutoGuide.com's Must-See List


 

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Chicago typically hosts the most heavily visited auto show in North America, so there’s a better chance you’re going to visit it than any other AutoGuide.com reports on.

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 |  Feb 05 2014, 8:32 AM
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Chrysler is focusing on customization at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, displaying its new 200 mid-size sedan with a line of factory customization options.

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 |  Feb 04 2014, 12:48 PM

diesel Ram 1500

Chrysler’s Ram pickup trucks took a big risk when they jumped to and eight-speed automatic transmission to boost fuel economy, but the new diesel is setting a new industry benchmark.

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