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The Chrysler brand is the luxury arm of the Chrysler Group and even with just three models in the current lineup, the Chrysler 200, 300 and Town & Country offer impressive levels of luxury, performance and affordability.

By Patrick Rall on January 8, 2013 - 11:28AM
While many expected that the first performance package for the new Dodge Dart would be the same R/T trimline featured on the rest of the Dodge lineup – this morning the Chrysler Group introduced the first performance oriented trimline in the form of the 2013 Dodge Dart GT.
By Patrick Rall on January 7, 2013 - 3:00PM
The Ford Mustang trailed by less than 1,100 units going into December as the pony car attempted to prevent the Chevrolet Camaro from winning its third straight segment sales title but the bowtie-clad muscle car managed to claim its 6th monthly win of the year in December and in doing so – General Motors has the bragging right of offering America’s bestselling muscle car once again.
By Aaron Turpen on January 6, 2013 - 12:27AM
Elementary, middle and high school teams from around the U.S. and Canada have received grants totaling $147,000 to compete in the FIRST robotics season that started this weekend.
By Patrick Rall on January 4, 2013 - 11:38AM
The Chevrolet Volt did in December 2012 what it did in 9 of the first 11 months of the year – soundly pummeling the Nissan Leaf in monthly sales en route to what amounted to a massive landslide victory in the 2012 electric vehicle segment sales battle after the Leaf claimed the title in 2011.
By Patrick Rall on January 3, 2013 - 1:53PM
The 2013 SRT Viper might not be reaching the hands of happy new owners until next month but that didn’t stop Edmunds from taking a preproduction Viper GTS to the dyno to see what the newest Mopar supercar puts out at the wheels – with the results being 558 horsepower and 528lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels.
By Patrick Rall on January 2, 2013 - 2:25PM
The Chrysler Group has been making good use of an 8-speed automatic transmission for some time now in their Pentastar V6-powered vehicles including the Dodge Charger, the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the new Ram 1500 but starting later this year, the versions of those vehicles powered by the mighty 5.7L Hemi will also feature the fuel-friendly 8-speed automatic transmission.

By Patrick Rall on December 28, 2012 - 9:00PM
The Fiat 500 Abarth might not be the fastest or the most high tech sports car in America but with a price starting just under $23,000, fuel economy measures in the 30-34 mile per gallon range and driving characteristics that make it just as much fun to drive as far more power and far more expensive sports cars – it is my belief that the Fiat 500 Abarth is not only the most engaging compact car sold in America but it is also the most exciting car sold in the US with a price tag under $25,000.
By Patrick Rall on December 27, 2012 - 9:15PM
While it did not come with the amount of publicity and fanfare that we have come to expect when a new model begins production, the 2013 SRT Viper assembly began building new Mopar supercars earlier this month with the first units expected to reach consumers sometime in February 2013 – only after the initial production units are meticulously inspected to ensure the highest level of quality.
By John Goreham on December 27, 2012 - 2:09PM
Here are three cars that Ford, GM, and Chrysler could create using existing technology that would shake up the market.
By Patrick Rall on December 19, 2012 - 1:51PM
The folks at Motor Trend recently took the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and the 2013 SRT Viper GTS to Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway with the bowtie-clad supercar coming away the winner – but it comes with a bit of controversy due to their driver choice according to the people at Chrysler.
By Patrick Rall on December 18, 2012 - 2:32PM
Following the success of the Blacktop package for the rear wheel drive Dodge Charger, the Chrysler Group has announced a new All Wheel Drive Sport package for the 2013 Dodge Charger lineup with the new Charger AWD Sport package is being offered with multiple trimlines – meaning that both the V6 and V8 engine options are available.
By Patrick Rall on December 13, 2012 - 4:45PM
The people at Ward’s Auto have announced their 10 Best Engines for 2013 and as the “premier industry honors for car and light truck engines” – this is an important award for the makers behind the 10 engines to claim this year’s award.
By Patrick Rall on December 12, 2012 - 10:17PM
The 50 jurors from the North American Car and Truck of the Year panel have announced the finalists for the 2013 award with a pair of trios that are as interesting as ever with the new Ford C-Max hybrid in the running for Truck/Utility of the Year while Car of the Year has three sedans that could stand to benefit greatly from the major award.
By Patrick Rall on December 11, 2012 - 11:02AM
The Chrysler Group continued its incredible climb out of the troubles of 2008 with their 32nd consecutive month where the company has shown positive growth compared to the same month one year earlier – with four of the five Chrysler Group brands showing positive growth last month.
By Patrick Rall on December 10, 2012 - 10:00PM
The Chrysler Group announced today that the 13 employees from their Detroit Jefferson North Assembly Plant who were fired for getting caught drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana during their lunch breaks have had their jobs reinstated by the company as ordered by a legal arbitrator – helping to illustrate when a brutal failure the legal system often proves to be in the US.
By Patrick Rall on December 10, 2012 - 5:35PM
Some early specifications on the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte have surfaced via the folks at Autocar including a pair of Ferrari engineered engines packing twin turbochargers, an 8-speed automatic transmission and an optional all wheel drive system – offering us a glimpse into what to expect when this four door Italian supercar debuts at the Detroit Auto Show early next year.
By Patrick Rall on December 10, 2012 - 11:53AM
In a recent discussion with Ward’s Auto, Jeep brand CEO Mike Manley explained that the new diesel powered variant of the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee will make its formal debut in January at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with those models hitting dealer lots during the first quarter of 2013.
By Patrick Rall on December 7, 2012 - 10:45AM
When the electric Fiat 500e debuted last week at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Fiat/Chrysler executive Olivier Francois made an off-the-cuff comment that seemed to be directed at the exterior styling of the Nissan Leaf – a joke that has seemingly hurt the feelings of front office folks from the Japanese automaker.
By Patrick Rall on December 6, 2012 - 11:39PM
The Chrysler Group claimed a major industry award today when the 2013 Ram 1500 was officially named the 2013 Motor Trend Truck of the Year – a decision based on the power, efficiency and capabilities of the new 3.6L Pentastar V6 and the 5.7L Hemi V8 combined with the new exterior design and the high tech gadgetry that is unique to the Ram Truck lineup.
By Anthony Faccenda on December 1, 2012 - 2:11PM
Aside from announcing the closure of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, Chrysler has also revealed the fate of the museum's collection and whether fans will be able to view the vehicles again.

By Patrick Rall on December 1, 2012 - 12:27PM
The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show was a big deal for Fiat in 2010 with the formal reintroduction to the brand in North America and the 2012 has been almost as big with the debuts of the electric 500e, the high performance 500 Abarth Convertible and now the roomy Fiat 500L – a five passenger crossover with cargo room to spare.
By Patrick Rall on November 29, 2012 - 10:13AM
The biggest news from the reborn Fiat brand at the 2012 LA Auto Show was the formal introduction of the new electric 500e but the Italian automaker countered its super-green model with a new high performance Abarth version of their popular 500c convertible – packing all of the greatness of the traditional hard-top Abarth combined with a refreshing open air driving experience.
By Patrick Rall on November 28, 2012 - 5:02PM
The 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show opened this morning with the key debut in the Dodge booth being the introduction of the 2013 Dodge Charger Daytona – a ‘sights and sounds’ package that adds a unique look to the Hemi-powered Charger R/T.