One of the best known, and certainly one of the best-selling, Dodge nameplates is making a comeback: Dart. Chrysler has begun teasing the release of an all-new 2013 Dodge Dart to be revealed at the Detroit auto show next month.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall warning for the 2012 Fiat 500 compact car and 2012 Dodge Journey midsize SUV. Certain models of both vehicles from the Chrysler Motor Corp. may have been assembled with contaminated brake fluid which can lead to loss of stopping power.
As a result of Chrysler Corp. divorce from Mercedes-Benz, Ddoge lost the Sprinter commercial van leaving a hole in automaker's portfolio. Enter new partner Fiat with a solution, the Fiat Doblo.
The Fiat 500, the first Fiat offering since the company took control of Chrysler, was widely anticipated in the United States.
Today, we announced that the tiny Fiat 500 hatchback scored too low in Consumer Reports testing to be recommended. Since I spend a lot of time on Internet car enthusiast forums, I know how many misspelled, grammar-fractured posts are going to read: “Consumer Reports hates the 500.” Thing is, we don’t hate the 500. So, what gives?
With high gas prices continuing through the summer and a struggling economy, small cars are heating up the automotive market. Consumer Reports Auto Test Center Senior Director David Champion recently discussed the hottest fuel-efficient compact cars with CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo.
With gas prices inevitably headed up over the long haul and the federal government calling for passenger cars to return an average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, many of us may find ourselves driving something smaller over the next few years. For me, I found myself driving something smaller over the last few days, and I rather enjoyed it.
There is only one Government Motors. As of today the federal government has sold its last remaining shares in Chrysler Corp. to Italian automaker Fiat for $500 million. This gives Fiat complete control of the iconic American auto giant and closes the last official chapter of the Chrysler bankruptcy. The government still owns 20-plus percent of GM, which the company hopes it will be able to sell soon.
The Treasury Department announced yesterday that it had agreed to sell its stake in Chrysler to Italian automaker Fiat for $500 million, ending its involvement in overseeing Chrysler after helping to keep the car maker afloat following it's bankruptcy in 2009.
Chrysler has repaid government loans totalling 6.7 billion plus 1.8 billion in interest and fees, closing a crisis-filled chapter in the automaker's long, storied history.
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