Motor Trend has announced that the 2014 Ram 1500 has received its 2014 Truck of the Year award. Nine trucks were put through the magazine's tests, but the Ram 1500 came out on top because of its new V6 diesel engine, its eight-speed transmission and 9,200 pound towing capacity.
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Jeep has unveiled the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition, which is inspired by the classic CJs of the 1940s. The Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition is debuting this week at the LA Auto Show and is based on the Wrangler Sport model.
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Chrysler has unveiled the new 2014 Chrysler 300S, which is going to arrive in the spring with even more "blacked out" design elements, a new Ambassador Blue sport interior and a Beats by Dr. Dre audio system.
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Chrysler has unveiled the new 2014 Challenger R/T Shaker and Mopar '14 Challenger at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. The 2014 Challenger R/T Shaker is a throwback to the original 1970 Challenger R/T with the Shaker hood.
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Chrysler is going to unveil twenty customized vehicles at the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas. The Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, and Fiat vehicles will be customized with Mopar parts and accessories. Chrysler has revealed five of the vehicles that will debut at the show.
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Both the new 2014 Fiat 500L and Jeep Cherokee have been named a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS. Top Safety Pick testing simulates a side impact, front moderate-overlap impact, roof-crush consistent with a rollover, and a rear collision capable of inducing whiplash. The 500L and Cherokee recorded the highest-possible rating of "good."
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The Jeep Wrangler continues to be one of the most off-road capable SUVs on the market. One of the reasons its continued to hold that title is because of its solid axles, but will it still work as well without them? There's a chance that the next Wrangler could lose its solid axles in exchange for a new lighter independent suspension.
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Jeep has announced that the 2014 Wrangler Polar Edition that debuted at the Frankfurt Motor Show, will arrive in the U.S. next month. The new 2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition takes inspiration from the severe climate and extreme conditions that characterize the Antarctic region.
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The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT has just been named "SUV of the Year" by Esquire magazine in this year's Esquire Car Awards. "The one sonic experience of the year that I will not forget is engaging the ignition on the [Grand Cherokee] SRT," said David Granger, Esquire magazine editor-in-chief. "This is the sweetest-sounding most reasonably priced engine note of our time."
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After several months the wait is finally over. Jeep has finally worked out the software issues that prevented thousands of 2014 Jeep Cherokees from being shipped to dealers. The Cherokee was scheduled to arrive about two months ago, but Chrysler delayed the launch while it worked on new software to smooth out the way the engine and nine-speed transmission interact.
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Chrysler and its SRT brand are giving Viper fans a chance to name one of the 2014 Viper's new colors. Beginning Thursday, Oct.17, the brand kicks off The SRT Viper Color Contest via www.driveSRT.com/colorcontest. The contest gives fans a chance to submit and choose an official new exterior color name of the 2014 SRT Viper. The fan who submits the winning name will win a trip to the 2014 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona at Daytona International Speedway and the opportunity to spend time with the Viper Design team throughout the race weekend.
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Chrysler has released an image of its new limited-edition Mopar '14, is based on the Dodge Challenger and will debut at next month's SEMA show in Las Vegas. "Our new Mopar '14 will instantly resonate with enthusiasts," said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC's service, parts and customer-care brand. "This limited-edition ride is for muscle-car fans who love high octane and customizable performance."
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Chrysler is going to unveil 20 Mopar-modified Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat and SRT vehicles at the SEMA show next month. Chrysler has released some early sketches of four of the vehicles and in addition, the automaker will highlight Jeep Performance Parts developed by its newly created Mopar Off-Road Division at the show.
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Dodge has announced a new advertising campaign for the 2014 Dodge Durango, which also promotes Anchorman 2. The movie's legendary news anchor "Ron Burgundy" is now the new face of the new 2014 Dodge Durango.
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Chrysler has cut the output of the SRT Viper by a third due to slow sales and growing inventory. But the good news is that instead of laying off the workers at its Conner Avenue Assembly plant in Detroit, Chrysler will instead reassign the workers to other plants in the Detroit area.
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The 2014 Jeep Cherokee hasn't even reached showrooms yet and now Chrysler has reportedly halted production at its Toledo, Ohio plant. Chrysler has idled the second shift of workers at the plant that were hired to build the 2014 Cherokee. The shut down is expected to last two weeks, in which 500 works have been laid off.
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GM's 2014 Chevy Silverado pickup just beat the Ram 1500 in the latest Consumer Reports matchup. Consumer Reports' editors scored the Silverado three points higher than the Ram 1500 in its series of tests. This marks the second time in a just a few months that a GM model has received top marks in the Consumer Reports' tests. Consumer Reports recently gave the all-new 2014 Chevy Impala a score of 95 out of 100, making it one of the top sedans it's ever tested.
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The updates to the 2014 SRT Viper are small, but if you're a fan of the supercar you'll enjoy hearing that the 2014 Viper now offers a list of new colors and gets a new Rain Mode stability system to keep that 640 horsepower under control when the road gets wet.
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Since Jeep received such a positive response to the Wrangler Dragon Design Concept last year at the Beijing Motor Show, Jeep has decided to is introducing the new 2014 Wrangler Dragon Edition. The exterior features gloss-black appliques on the front and rear bumpers, and a Dark Charcoal dragon decal that starts on the hood and runs along the driver's side of the vehicle. It also gets a black spare tire cover with dragon decal.
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After several delays the 2014 Jeep Cherokee is finally here. In June Chrysler announced the pricing, which starts at $22,995, but the fuel economy specs were not released. Now we've learned that the most fuel-efficient version of the Cherokee is rated at 31 mpg on the highway.
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Chrysler is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan, which started the minivan segment back in 1983. Since 1983, Chrysler has sold 13 million minivans.
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It's been 10 years since the original Ram Rumble Bee was introduced and to celebrate the 10th anniversary, Ram Trucks has unveiled the new Ram 1500 Rumble Bee Concept. The concept also pays tribute to the heritage of Ram's unique truck designs that include the Lil Red Express, Warlock and Power Wagon.
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Chrysler has announced the pricing for the 2014 SRT Viper, which is getting a $2,000 price increase to $99,395. Chrysler says that the price increase is due to more standard equipment like: HD Radio with Navigation and Uconnect Access; 900 Watt 12 Speaker Harman Kardon audio system, including 2 subwoofers; and the ParkView Back-up Camera.
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Chrysler and Fiat currently only offer one electrified model in the US, the California only Fiat 500e. If you're hoping for more hybrid and electric models from Chrysler, unfortunately it won't happen anytime soon. Bob Lee, head of Fiat and Chrysler global powertrain recently stated that there are no plans to invest in electrified powertrains until consumers are willing to pay for the technology.
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Chrysler has already announced plans to delay the arrival of the controversially styled 2014 Jeep Cherokee and now the automaker has delayed the media launch. Next month Chrysler was supposed to hold the media event for the Cherokee in Seattle, which would give journalists their first experience behind the wheel of the Cherokee, but the event has now been delayed until sometime in September.
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The Detroit News is reporting that Chrysler is going to extend the lives of the current Dodge Avenger, Grand Caravan and Jeep Wrangler. The new report is a big change from the earlier product plan.
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Ram is introducing a new version of the Ram 1500, the 2013 Ram Black Express. The 2013 Ram Black Express is distinguished by its all-black exterior that includes 20-inch black aluminum wheels, a black front fascia with fog lamps, black grille surround with black hex-link inserts, black rear bumper and black Ram's head badges on the grille and tailgate.
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According to sources that spoke with Allpar, Chrysler is working on a hotter version of the new Jeep Cherokee. The Cherokee SRT is supposedly in the works and will feature a more powerful engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel-drive.
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Fiat and Chrysler are currently working on a new small SUV for the Fiat and Jeep brands that will be built in Italy and share the same platform as the Fiat 500L. Fiat has already revealed the Fiat version that will be dubbed the 500X, but it's reportedly been tweaked a bit to give it more curves. Chrysler has yet to unveil the Jeep version, but according to sources it will look like a baby Wrangler.
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Chrysler has released the details for the 2014 Ram 1500 pickup, which will offer a new 3.0L V6 diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Pricing for the 2014 Ram 1500 starts at $25,295, while the V-6 EcoDiesel with TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission is priced $2,850 greater than a similarly equipped Ram 1500 with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8.
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Last month it was reported that production of the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee had been delayed by at least a month due to some early production issues at Chrysler's Toledo plant. Now the launch has been delayed further as Chrysler continues to tweak the plant. Sources say that fit and finish issues and the new nine-speed transmission are the main cause for the delays.
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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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