The dust still hasn't settled from VW's diesel scandal, but now another automaker may be using similar software in the U.S. to get its diesel vehicles to pass emissions requirements. The EPA is claiming that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is using emission control devices on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 to help them pass emissions tests.
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Dodge is going to resurrect the "Demon" name that was originally introduced in 1971. The name is going to be used for an even hotter version of the Challenger, called the Challenger SRT Demon.
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Chrysler has unveiled a minivan for millennials, with the debut of the new Portal concept. The Portal minivan concept is debuting this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
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Chrysler and Waymo (formerly the Google self-driving car project) have announced that production of 100 Pacifica Hybrid minivans built to enable fully self-driving operations has been completed.
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Chrysler is reportedly going to debut a new electric version of the Pacifica minivan next month at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Chrysler is also going to skip the Detroit Auto Show that kicks off a few days after CES, which is the first time the automaker will not debut a new car or truck in Detroit in seven years.
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Since the American muscle car's birth in the 1960s, the Mustang, Camaro and Challenger models have always sent their insane power to the rear wheels. Now that's about to change with the introduction of the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT, which is the first ever American muscle car to offer all-wheel drive.
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Although Chrysler has confirmed plans to resurrect the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer, it's now being reported that those plans have been put on hold. According to two suppliers, Chrysler has put plans for the new range-topping SUV on hold.
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Chrysler has announced that the 2017 Pacifica Hybrid minivan now holds the title as the most fuel-efficient hybrid ever, since the EPA has certified it with a 84 MPGe rating.
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Jeep has already confirmed that the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is coming back, but we have yet to see any concepts, design sketches or even a sneak peek at the new flagship SUV. While we still don't have any previews of what the new Grand Wagoneer will look like, Jeep has already given a hint at where it will fit in Jeep's lineup and what it which models it wants to go head-to-head with.
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Ram has revealed a 575 horsepower beast - the Rebel TRX concept! The Rebel TRX concept is powered by Chrysler's supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8 making it the most powerful factory-engineered half-ton pickup ever.
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Jeep has unveiled the all-new 2017 Compass, which borrows many styling cues from its larger brothers, like the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. The good news is that the all-new Compass effectively replaces the current Compass and Patriot models with a new SUV that will hopefully be much better than the current C-segment SUVs.
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Dodge is reportedly going to release a new all-wheel drive version of the Challenger later this year. Automotive News is reporting that the Challenger GT AWD will be powered by a V6 engine that will send its power to all four wheels.
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Ram has unveiled a new special edition Night package for 2017 Ram 1500. Based on the Sport model, the Night package adds blacked-out features, including wheels, grille and badging.
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Dodge has unveiled the 2017 Challenger T/A and Charger Daytona models ahead of this year's Woodward Dream Cruise that kicks off this weekend in Detroit. Both models add performance upgrades, like a new exhaust system, a cold-air induction system and larger brakes.
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The last Jeep Grand Wagoneer rolled off the line in 1991, but it's been reported for quite a while now that Jeep is going to bring back the flagship SUV. Jeep brand head Mike Manley recently told Automotive News that Jeep is going to bring back the Wagoneer name for its new premium SUVs sometime after 2019.
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It's been rumored for a while, so it's not that surprising, but Dodge has officially announced the death of the Viper. To celebrate the Viper's 25th birthday and its last year of production, Dodge is going to build five limited-edition Viper models.
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A replacement for the Jeep Compass and Patriot small SUVs is in the works, but it won't arrive until sometime in 2017. This means that Chrysler is going to continue to produce the long in the tooth Compass and Patriot until early 2017.
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The Chrysler 300 has been one of the shining lights in the Chrysler lineup for years, but Chrysler may be working on a successor that will be dramatically different than today's rear-wheel drive sedan. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne recently hinted that the 300's replacement could share the same front-wheel drive platform as the new Pacifica minivan.
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If you're in the market for a bright yellow truck, Ram has your answer - the limited edition 2016 Ram 1500 Stinger Yellow Sport. The very limited-edition (only 2,500 will be built) Ram 1500 features unique interior colors, body-colored accents and most importantly, bright yellow paint.
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Dodge has announced that it is simplifying the 2016 Dart's lineup to just three models: Dart SXT Sport, Dart Turbo and the Dart GT Sport. The 2016 Dart also starts at a lower price at $17,995.
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New photos of the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk have leaked online, ahead of the SUV's debut next week at the New York Auto Show. Before you get too excited, this isn't the Hellcat supercharged V8 version that we're waiting for.
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Following the success of the "Plum Crazy" purple, "B5 Blue" and "Sublime" green Dodge Charger and Challenger models, Dodge has unveiled a new Go Mango exterior paint for the 2016 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT.
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Chrysler has released the fuel economy specs for the 2017 Pacifica minivan, which now gets up to 28 mpg on the highway - a rating that is unsurpassed in its segment. That rating also represents a 12 percent improvement over the old Town & Country.
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has released its revised five-year plan today, which has some brings some big updates to its midsize and compact sedan offerings.
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Chrysler has basically owned the minivan market since it created it in the 1980s with the Town & Country, Caravan and Voyager models. Now over 30 years later the segment has largely cooled off, so Chrysler is hoping to reinvent the segment with an all-new minivan that has debuted today at the Detroit Auto Show - the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.
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One of Jeep's brand objectives is that all of its products must be capable off-roaders (or at least have a variant that is up to the task). But how to do you do that with a subcompact SUV like the Renegade? We set out for a week long test to find out if the new baby Jeep is up the task. While it may look the part, we wanted to find out if it had real Jeep capabilities. In terms of the competition, right now there isn't much, as the subcompact SUV segment is just warming up. The Nissan Juke, Mini Countryman, and Buick Encore are the established entrants; the Chevrolet Trax just joinged the fray this year; and the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 are starting off.
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Jeep is bringing two new special edition models to the LA Auto Show next week, the 2016 Grand Cherokee SRT Night and the 2016 Wrangler Backcountry. The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night adds a blacked out appearance to the high-performance SUV and the Wrangler Backcountry adds more off-road features to make the SUV even more capable during the winter months.
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It's being reported that the Dodge Viper may soon disappear, since it's being reported that the sports car will end production in 2017. Automotive News is reporting that the Viper's fate was sealed in Fiat Chrysler's new contract with the UAW.
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Several SUVs have rear tailgates that open with the swift kick of a foot underneath the rear bumper and now its being reported that Chrysler is going to take the technology a step further. A new report claims that the 2017 Town & Country minivan will get foot-operated rear sliding doors.
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Dodge has announced that it will soon start taking orders for the 2016 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats. Due to the overwhelming demand for the 2015 models, Dodge is going to more than double production of both models.
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Chrysler has announced that it is starting to take orders for the new Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, which can be powered by either a supercharged 354-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI engine or a naturally aspirated 426-cubic-inch Gen III HEMI engine.
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Ram has unveiled the updates to the 2016 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups, with one of the biggest updates being the tweaks to the Cummins 6.7L diesel, which now generates 900 lb-ft. of torque. Ram says that it's the most torque ever offered in a mass-production vehicle.
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There have been rumors about the Jeep Grand Cherokee one day getting the 707-hp Hellcat engine, but Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has yet to confirm anything. Now sources claim have confirmed that the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is on its way and FCA is currently testing mules under a top secret project called Project K.
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It's being reported that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is going to give dealers a sneak peek at the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer this summer, during its biennial dealer show.
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Ram has announced the pricing for the 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel, which starts at $43,985 and the Ram 1500 Laramie Limited, which starts at $51,870. Both prices include the $1,195 destination charge.
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Chrysler is giving Dodge Charger R/T owners a very limited chance to modify the look and performance of the 2015 Dodge Charger R/T with a new Mopar '15 performance kit. The Mopar '15 kit is a street-legal performance package that includes the Scat Pack Performance Stage Kit 1, as well as a front strut tower brace with caps and bright pedal kit. The kicker is that only 50 units will be available with pricing starting at $3,550.
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Chrysler has reportedly confirmed plans to introduce a new luxury SUV for the Jeep brand that will rival other luxury SUVs, like the Range Rover. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed the news last week.
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A week after Dodge took the wraps off the "fastest street-legal Viper track car ever," the 2016 Viper ACR, Dodge has announced that it is now taking orders for the supercar. Pricing for the 2016 Viper ACR starts at $117,895 before the destination and gas guzzler tax fees are applied.
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Dodge has just unveiled the ultimate street-legal, track-focused Dodge Viper yet - the 2016 Viper ACR. It's powered by the same 8.4L V10 engine with 645 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque, but a host of other upgrades make the Viper ACR one of the hottest street-legal race cars available.
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The midsize pickup segment has been brought back from near extinction thanks to the introduction of the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups. Toyota has also revamped the Tacoma for the 2016 model year, but even though the segment may be getting hot again, Chrysler won't be rejoining it.
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