It’s always exciting for automakers to introduce new cars to the market, but that also means that we have to bid farewell to antiquated models. Sometimes automakers replace aging cars with new ones while other times models get the axe due to poor sales. As we enter 2015, now is a great time to take… Continue Reading...
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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. Continue Reading...
Dodge is discontinuing the Avenger, making way for the new Chrysler 200 to be the lone midsize sedan for the Chrysler group. Continue Reading...
Dodge is going through a major makeover in the coming years, as it tries to rebuild its identity with moderately priced performance models. Continue Reading...
Chrysler will keep the current generation Jeep Wrangler in production until mid-2018 while extending production of the Dodge Avenger until 2015 and the Grand Caravan until late 2017. Continue Reading...
The redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 will begin production in early 2014 at the brands’ Sterling Heights assembly plant, the same location where a midsize sedan meant to replace the Dodge Avenger will be produced. Continue Reading...
Chrysler is on the search for 16 vehicles sold last year in North America, from a batch of 1,934 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger models, for a safety recall. Continue Reading...
After several announcements of various models that were awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s “Top Safety Pick Plus” rating, the IIHS has released its full list of its safest cars for 2013. Continue Reading...
Dodge will be focusing on “affordable performance” in its 2013 and beyond lineup, with a subcompact hatchback heading to dealerships next year as a 2014 model year. Continue Reading...
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...
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...
Dodge has released their 2012 Avenger R/T, a slightly hotter version of their mid-size Avenger sedan, with a stiffer chassis, R/T badging and a Pentastar V6 good for 283 horsepower. Unfortunately, the sole transmission offered is a 6-speed automatic, a decidedly unsporting choice for a supposedly performance oriented car. The slushbox does help with fuel… Continue Reading...
Set to make its first public appearance at the New York International Auto Show later this month, Mopar has revealed its Dodge Avenger rally car showing off its new relationship with Italian aftermarket parts supplier Magneti Marelli. Based off of a stock 2011 Dodge Avenger Heat, the combination of Italian aftermarket parts and American muscle… Continue Reading...
De Tomaso is back! But not with the Pantera, arguably the company’s most legendary model. No, the troubled Italian company, constantly flirting with bankruptcy and liquidation and angry customers, has introduced for Geneva the SLC, a Pininfarina-designed crossover in the mold of the BMW 5-Series GT. Unfortunately, the overall effort is underwhelming; the oddly-proportioned car… Continue Reading...
Dodge‘s trademark cross-hair grille, the front end treatment that has been the hallmark of the brand’s styling for years, will become the sole domain of the Ram truck brand, as the Chrysler division moves toward a new look for future products. “It takes time. We will evolve the products,” Ralph Gilles, CEO of Dodge and Chrysler’s design… Continue Reading...
When we saw the 2011 Dodge Avenger on stage at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, we noticed that it was parked next to a Challenger. Seriously, that’s about all we noticed. Sure there’s some new styling cues at the front and rear, but basically it looks a lot like the 2010 model. Then we… Continue Reading...
Chrysler is recalling 26,397 vehicles over fault power steering hoses that could leak and cause a fire. Vehicles affected include the 2010 Chrysler 300, Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Journey and Dodge Challenger. NHTSA released a statement regarding the recall stating “Some of these vehicles may experience a separation at the crimped end of the… Continue Reading...
Chrysler had previously announced that a selection of Fiat-based compact cars was slated to hit the market in early 2012. But in a sign of rapid progress at Chrysler (or anxiety over the supposed apocalypse), CEO Sergio Marchionne said in a conference call that work on the vehicles is advancing sooner than the company anticipated, and… Continue Reading...
Last week Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne set out a long-winded plan for the future of the American automaker and how its future will be closely tied to its new Italian parent company. There was a lot to digest at the seven hour press conference and so we thought a model by model breakdown would be… Continue Reading...
During Chrysler’s seven hour press conference explaining the direction of the company over the next few years, it became increasingly clear that the new Fiat ownership is planning to build up the Chrysler group of brands using Fiat products. Much of the news isn’t entirely new, but it has now been confirmed and the extent… Continue Reading...
A week ahead of a planned Fiat/Chrysler press conference in which Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of both automakers, was to outline the future of Chrysler, much of the information has been revealed in an in-depth report in the Wall Street Journal. But before we get to the new products that the Italian-owned automaker is planning… Continue Reading...
Chrysler’s previous ownership by Daimler continues to effect the company’s future as plans to replace two of its struggling vehicles have been pushed back. Both the Dodge Avenger and Chrysler Sebring were scheduled to be replaced in 2010, but the American automaker’s new Fiat management has now decided to extend the life-cycles of the two… Continue Reading...