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The 2013 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty

Chrysler announces incredible 30,000lb towing max for 2013 Ram 3500

The 2013 Ram 1500 has been busy over the past few months scoring awards from all sorts of automotive authority but today, the Chrysler Group announced a new towing capacity for the 2013 Ram Heavy Duty that makes the Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 the most capable trucks on the market today – with a maximum towing capacity of 30,000 pounds.
The Fiat 500 Abarth

Chrysler leads the Big 3 in growth for December and the 2012 calendar year

As the 2012 calendar year drew to a close, the Chrysler Group did in December what it had done throughout the year – being among the strongest of the automaker groups in terms of sales growth while also closing out the year as the best of the Detroit Big 3 in year over year growth.
The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE

Chevrolet Camaro wins 3rd straight muscle car sales title, Ford sells more V8s

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.
The Chevrolet Volt

The Chevy Volt pounds the Nissan Leaf one last time in December 2012, claims sales title

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.
The 2013 SRT Viper

The first 2013 SRT Viper dyno video hits the web with big power numbers

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.
The 2013 Dodge Charger Daytona

Better performance, better MPGs for Hemi-powered Dodge Charger, Ram 1500 and more via new transmission

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.
Our Fiat 500 Abarth test car

Fiat 500 Abarth review - the most exciting car in America under $25k

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.
The 2013 SRT Viper

TorqueNews Exclusive: 2013 SRT Viper production begins quietly in Detroit

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.
The 2013 Corvette ZR1 and the 2013 SRT Viper

The Corvette ZR1 beats the 2013 Viper GTS in Motor Trend test - SRT blames the driver

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.
2013 Dodge Charger AWD Sport

Introducing the All Wheel Drive Sport package for the 2013 Dodge Charger

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.
The 2013 Ram 1500

2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists announced

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.
The front of the Jefferson North Assembly Plant

Chrysler ordered to rehire workers caught drinking, smoking pot during lunch

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.
The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte

Twin turbo V6, twin turbo V8 to power 2014 Maserati Quattroporte

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.
A Jeep Grand Cherokee disel test vehicle

New 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel to debut in Detroit

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.
The 2013 Fiat 500e

Fiat execs poke fun at Nissan Leaf styling - Nissan fires back

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.
Ram Brand President Fred Diaz and Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne

2013 Ram 1500 named Motor Trend Truck of the Year

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.
The 2014 Fiat 500L

The 2014 Fiat 500L brings more utility to the compact Italian lineup

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.
The 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth

The 2013 Fiat 500c Abarth drops its top at the LA Auto Show

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.
The 206mph 2013 SRT Viper

2013 SRT Viper goes 206, becomes fastest American production car ever (New Images)

The production launch of the 2013 SRT Viper is getting very close and today, the Chrysler Group offered up more information (and new pictures) of their new supercar including an incredible top speed of 206 miles per hour – making the 2013 Viper the fastest normal production car from an American automaker, ever.
The 2013 Dodge Dart Police Car

Chrysler builds a 2013 Dodge Dart police car for Belvidere Illinois

The 2013 Dodge Dart is built in Belvidere Illinois and while the local police currently use Dodge Charger Pursuit models, they were unable to have a police car built by the production facility in their own town – until now – as the Chrysler Group produced one special new Dart clad in police livery for the Belvidere police department.
Brad Keselowski with the NASCAR championship check

Keselowski wins 2012 NASCAR championship in perfect Dodge swan song

Here at TorqueNews, we don’t closely follow the ranks of NASCAR but after reporting in mid August that Dodge would be pulling their factory backing from the series after 2012, it would only seem fitting that we also report that the brand went out with a bang thanks to Brad Keselowski claiming the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup title last night in his Dodge Charger.
The 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth

The 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio to debut at the 2012 LA Auto Show (Video)

Earlier today, the Fiat USA YouTube account posted a new video showing the 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Cabrio (convertible) being put to the test by a pair of Ferrari racers while also confirming that this open air high performance 500 will make its debut later this month at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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