Earlier this month Chrysler received a recall request from NHTSA that requested that the automaker recall 2.7 million Jeeps. Chrysler responded with an absolute no following NHTSA's investigation into fire risks on Jeep Grand Cherokee models built from 1993 to 2004 and Jeep Liberty models built from 2002 to 2007.
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If you're looking for a bit more attitude from the Dodge Dart, Chrysler has announced that the limited-edition 2013 Mopar '13 Dart will arrive this summer, starting at $25,485. The Mopar '13 Dart is painted in Pitch Black with a Mopar blue racing stripe that runs from the nose to the tail. Inside, the seats are covered in Katzkin leather. The driver's seat is Mopar blue with black accents while the rest of the seats are black with blue accents.
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Jeep has announced the pricing for the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee, which starts at $22,995. The polarizing Cherokee is the replacement for the Liberty and is built on an all-new platform that is also shared with the Dodge Dart. Although it is now based on a new car platform, Jeep claims that it will still offer the off-road capability that we expect from the brand, while also more fuel economy, more advanced safety and technology features.
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Ram and Warner Bros. have teamed up to co-brand a commercial for the Ram 1500 that also promotes Warner Bros. new film "Man of Steel." The 30 second spot includes scenes from the movie. In addition to the commercial, Ram has also created a special Ram "Man of Steel" Power Wagon that features special "Man of Steel"-inspired design cues, colors and branding.
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Chrysler has declined a proposed recall following the letter it received from NHTSA proposing that Chrysler Group recall the Jeep Grand Cherokee in model years 1993 to 2004 and the Jeep Liberty in model years 2002 to 2007. NHTSA conducted a year long investigation in which it determined that certain Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty models are prone to a fire risk from a faulty fuel tank design.
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Chrysler is going to debut the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 next January at the Detroit Auto Show, but Chrysler dealers have already seen the sedan. Chrysler is betting big on the next 200 and even went back to the drawing board after the new Ford Fusion grabbed so much attention with its Aston Martin-like styling.
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According to sources Chrysler is currently working on a new supercharged HEMI V8, code-named Hellcat for the Dodge Challenger. The 6.2L supercharged engine will give the Challenger what it needs to compete with the Camaro ZL1 and the Ford Shelby GT500.
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Chrysler has delayed the production kick for the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee by at least a month, but remains confident that inventory will be strong by the fall. We did start with an initial scheduled plan of the third week in May, and now we are into mid-June," Mark Chernoby, Chrysler's senior vice president of engineering, told the Free Press. "That is just due to a wide range of issues."
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Dodge has announced that two new 2013 Dodge Dart "Special Edition" packages and a new Rallye Appearance Group are available. The new packages are available on Dart SXT and Limited models, combine features and content both exclusive to the segment and most frequently ordered by Dart customers.
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Chrysler has already announced the introduction of the diesel powered versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500, but it looks like the automaker wants to add another diesel powered model to its lineup. Chrysler president and CEO Saad Chehab recently told Ward's Auto that Chrysler is currently mulling the idea of adding a diesel powered 300 to its US lineup, but no decision has been made.
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Dodge has unveiled the updated 2014 Dodge Durango at the New York Auto Show. In addition to updates to its exterior styling, the new Durango also gets a new eight-speed transmission and a long list of new technologies.
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After all the controversy of its new styling, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee has officially arrived. The 2014 Cherokee is the replacement for the Liberty and features an extremely polarizing exterior, which has put many Jeep enthusiasts on edge.
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Chrysler's SRT brand has announced the introduction of the new 392 appearance package for the Dodge Charger SRT8. The limited edition package adds custom-designed gloss black "392 HEMI" fender badges with a charcoal grey metallic insert, a power bulge hood with the center portion painted in black, a black roof and side mirrors, 20-inch black wheels and a black rear spoiler.
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Dodge is going to unveil a refreshed version of the 2014 Dodge Durango SUV this week at the New York Auto Show. In anticipation for the SUV's debut, Dodge has released these teaser photos, which give you a clue into the updates that we will see at the show.
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Chrysler has announced the introduction of the 2013.5 Chrysler 200 S Special Edition, which is the result of the collaboration between two Detroit based companies, Chrysler and apparel company Carhartt. The two companies originally partnered on the interior design and materials featured in the 2010 200 S Special Edition and the 2013.5 model builds on the success of that initial model.
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Dodge has released a teaser photo of the new 2014 Dodge Durango ahead of its debut next week in New York. From the single teaser photo its clear that the new Durango will get taillights that are similar to the Dart and Charger models. Dodge also says that the new Durango will "deliver state-of-the-art technology in both form and function."
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Jeep has unveiled its six new concept vehicles that will debut at this year's 47th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. "Off-road enthusiasts will be pleasantly surprised by the range of Jeep models we're bringing to this year's Easter Jeep Safari," said Mike Manley, President and CEO - Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "We go to this extremely popular event in Moab each year to showcase the latest production vehicles from Jeep, as well as a host of new customization and personalization ideas. In doing so, we connect with and receive a tremendous amount of feedback from our most loyal customers."
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Jeep and Mopar have joined forces to create a selection of concept Jeep vehicles for the upcoming 47th annual Easter Jeep Safari, which takes place in Moab, Utah, in a few days. Jeep will unveil six new vehicles at the event, but has released teaser photos of two of them, the Jeep Grand Cherokee "Trailhawk II" concept and the Jeep Wrangler "Slim." The event runs from March 23-31.
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It's being reported that the next-generation 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan will be unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January. Automotive News is reporting that the 2014 Chrysler 200 will enter production this July with production ending in January of next year when the new sedan is unveiled.
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Chrysler is slowing production of its Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans due to slowing sales. Combined sales of the two minivans are down 15 percent so far this year, although most of the decline is due to a 26 percent drop in Grand Caravan sales.
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Last week leaked shots of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee basically forced Chrysler to unveil the Liberty successor ahead of its scheduled debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The 2014 Cherokee's polarizing design has sparked so many comments, mostly negative that have now prompted Chrysler to go on the defensive. Chrysler design chief Ralph Gilles recently spoke to WardsAuto about the new Cherokee, which he described as "very contemporary."
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Following yesterday's spy shots of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, Jeep has quickly responded by releasing the first photos and details for the Liberty's replacement. It's actually quite interesting since the first photos that were sent to Jalopnik were obviously not very flattering photos of a few prototypes in a factory. Of course the new polarizing design raised quite a few responses, most of them not so flattering, so Jeep has responded by releasing the first set of official photos of the new Cherokee.
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Next month Chrysler is expected to debut the replacement for the Jeep Liberty, which will reportedly revive the Cherokee name here in the U.S. It looks like a facotry insider managed to grab some shots of a few prototypes that were then sent over to the guys at Jalopnik.
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Jeep already ended production of the current Jeep Liberty, but we won't have to wait too long to see its replacement. Jeep's boss Mike Manley has confirmed that the Liberty's successor is going to be unveiled next month at the 2013 New York Auto Show. Although the new Liberty is going to be unveiled in just over a month, it still hasn't been confirmed if it will be called the Liberty, Cherokee or something entirely new.
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Chrysler hasn't unveiled the 2014 Dodge Durango, but according to the guys over at Allpar, the refreshed 2014 Durango is going to enter into production in May, with the first units arriving in June.
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Chrysler has just announced that later this year, Ram will become the only brand to offer a small-displacement diesel for its half-ton line of trucks. The 2014 Ram 1500 will offer a new, 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, mated with the eight-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission.
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Jeep officially unveiled the diesel powered 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee in Detroit last month. If sales of the new diesel Grand Cherokee are a success, then chances are high that Jeep may offer a diesel powered Wrangler.
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Dodge Challenger fans will be happy to hear the news that Dodge has added two iconic colors to the list of available colors for the 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T and Challenger SRT8 392 models. Unlocked from the Dodge archive, the return of iconic Plum Crazy and HEMI Orange paint codes answer enthusiasts' desire for the return of more high-impact heritage paint hues. The Challenger R/T and track-ready Challenger SRT8 392 are powered by a HEMI V8 with 375-hp in the Challenger R/T and 470-hp in the Challenger SRT8 392.
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Chrysler's SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand is expanding its "Core SRT" vehicle strategy from the Charger SRT8 Super Bee and SRT Viper by offering new 2013 "Core" models of the Dodge Challenger SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8. "With exclusive content, including the standard premium 'Ballistic' cloth interior from the new SRT Viper, SRT-tuned sport suspensions and distinctive exterior accents, the new Challenger SRT8 and 300 SRT8 'Core' models are designed and built with the back-to-basics performance driving enthusiast in mind," said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO -- SRT Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC.
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Chrysler has taken the wraps off the latest version of the Dodge Challenger, the 2013 Dodge Challenger R/T Redline, which is based on the Challenger R/T. It features unique exterior accents, a performance suspension and signature 20-inch Black Chrome wheels with a Redline Red accented lip.
"Building on Challenger's all-time sales record in 2012, the new Challenger R/T Redline fuses our iconic heritage with a one-of-a-kind customized appearance," said Reid Bigland, President and CEO - Dodge Brand. "Featuring unique body-side stripes and black chrome wheels with red accents, the new R/T Redline combines unmatched personalization with the unmistakable performance of the legendary HEMI V-8."
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Chrysler has introduced the limited-edition Mopar '13 Dart, which is the fourth special-edition Mopar-badged vehicle created since Chrysler partnered with Fiat in 2009. The Mopar 13' Dodge Dart will debut next week at the Chicago Auto Show. Building on the success of the Mopar '10 Challenger, Mopar '11 Charger and the Mopar '12 300, the limited-edition Mopar '13 Dart will be built and customized with Mopar performance parts and accessories. Production for a limited run of 500 units will begin this spring at the company's assembly plant in Belvidere, Ill.
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Jeep is hard at work on a replacement for the Jeep Liberty, with its replacement due to be unveiled at the upcoming 2013 New York Auto Show in March. According to Wards Auto, although the D-segment SUV is a direct replacement for the Liberty, Jeep may decide to revive the historic Cherokee nameplate in the US.
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Chrysler has released a teaser photo of the upcoming Mopar 13' limited-edition vehicle that is going to debut next month at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The Mopar '13 limited-edition vehicle follows the Mopar '10 Dodge Challenger, Mopar '11 Dodge Charger and Mopar '12 Chrysler 300.
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Chrysler has unveiled a new version of the 2013 Chrysler 300, the 300 Glacier. The 300 Glacier is at home cruising through the city, but thanks to its all-wheel-drive system its also ready to escape away to a snow-covered ski resort. The 300 Glacier can be powered by either a more powerful 3.6L V-6 engine with new sport-tuned exhaust and cold-air induction system delivering 300 horsepower or the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that packs 363 horsepower.
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Jeep has announced the upgrades to the 2014 Jeep Compass and Patriot models. The biggest news for the new model year is the introduction of a new six-speed automatic transmission, which should significantly reduce the noise, vibration and harshness from the previous models. The six-speed automatic can be mated to either a 158-horsepower 2.0L or 172 horsepower 2.4L engine. Both engines can also be mated to a five-speed manual.
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Chrysler is updating the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee for the 2014 model year. In addition to a facelift, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee gets a new available 3.0L diesel engine and an eight-speed automatic for its entire engine lineup.
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Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne, SRT Brand President and CEO Ralph Gilles, and employees of the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant presented 2013 SRT Viper #001 to owner Scott Thomas during a ceremony at the plant today to celebrate the start of production. Thomas purchased the first production Viper for $300,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Orange County, CA Auction in June 2012, with the proceeds benefiting the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.
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Last year was a great year for Jeep as it recorded global sales of 701,626 units, setting a new, all-time high - bettering the brand's previous high of 675,494 units sold in 1999. Last year Jeep vehicle sales increased 19 percent globally and 13 percent in the United States with a total 474,131 units sold.
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Chrysler wants to hold the title of building the most capable trucks and has released the class-leading towing and weight ratings for its 2013 line of Ram Heavy Duty pickups and Chassis Cab trucks. The Ram 3500 Heavy Duty pickup will claim a 30,000-pound trailer capacity thanks to a new class-exclusive 50,000 pounds-per-square-inch, high-strength steel frame, improved transfer case, higher-load transmission and an upgraded 6.7-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine with 850 lb.-ft. of torque.
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Although Chrysler has yet to unveil an SRT version of the new Dodge Dart, Chrysler has just unveiled the 2013 Dodge Dart GT, that is powered by a 184-hp 2.4L engine and starts at $20,995. The Dodge Dart GT gets its name from the sporty Dart GT model that originally made its debut in 1963 and offered drivers enhanced performance and style, including a heavy-duty suspension that delivered improved ride and handling characteristics.
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