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In the world of muscle cars, certain models stand out as iconic, and the 2013 Dodge Charger R/T Daytona is undoubtedly one of them. With only approximately 2,500 units produced for the model year, this Daytona edition is a true collector’s piece. Now listed on, this beauty hailing from Wisconsin was recently acquired by … (read full article...)
The automotive industry is rapidly shifting towards electric vehicles (EVs), driven by environmental concerns and government regulations. However, fans of Stellantis’ Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, and Ram brands have clearly preferred plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) over full EVs. These brands carry a rich legacy, evoking nostalgia and tradition. They’re known for iconic vehicles celebrated for their … (read full article...)
The AEV Prospector XL Tray Bed is a testament to its creators’ adventurous spirit at American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). Born from the vision of AEV’s President, Dave Harriton, this remarkable off-road vehicle has garnered attention since its debut at the 2013 SEMA Show. Now, after proving its mettle in diverse terrains from arid deserts to the … (read full article...)
Despite receiving no significant marketing investment or major updates since 2015, the Chrysler 300 Series has continued to strong performer in the shrinking full-size car segment. While the current model has seen significant upgrades since its debut in 2004, it has remained based on the same LX architecture. With this architecture slated to conclude later this … (read full article...)
In an automotive landscape dominated by crossovers, SUVs, and trucks, the industry is experiencing a resurgence of interest in traditional car designs. Dodge, for instance, piqued the curiosity of enthusiasts with a preview of its next-generation Dodge Charger last year through the unveiling of the all-electric Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept. One of the … (read full article...)
In 2015, the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show witnessed a groundbreaking release by Dodge that ignited immense interest within the automotive community. This was none other than the 2015 Dodge Challenger GT AWD Concept. This unique vehicle not only marked the first time a Challenger sported a factory-installed widebody kit, offering a sneak peek … (read full article...)
Chrysler brand is celebrating four decades as the leader and innovator of family mobility, marking 40 years of the minivan — the segment the former Chrysler Corporation invented — with the start of production today of the 2024 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid at the Windsor (Ontario) Assembly plant. The original minivan — a Plymouth … (read full article...)
The United Auto Workers (UAW) announced significant progress in negotiations with Ford, aiming to reach a new labor agreement before the Friday deadline. UAW President Shawn Fain revealed key concessions secured in a Facebook livestream, including reinstating the cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) formula, enhanced profit sharing, the right to strike over plant closures, two years of income security and healthcare for laid-off workers (applicable to employees with at least 90 days of employment), and the conversion of temporary workers, among other provisions. Ford expressed its commitment to working closely with the UAW to create a mutually beneficial agreement. However, the company … (read full article...)
In an exciting revelation, Jeep® has confirmed the arrival of the American-built Grand Cherokee 4xe to the Brazilian market for the 2024 model year. This highly anticipated release marks a significant leap forward in the world of electrified vehicles, as the fifth-gen Grand Cherokee will exclusively be available in its electrified form, setting a new … (read full article...)
The European subcompact Jeep® Avenger (JJ) battery-electric vehicle (BEV) has been named the “Best Design Novelty of the Year 2023” by the discerning readers of Auto Motor und Sport Magazine. Garnering an impressive 53% of the votes in its category, the Avenger secured the coveted “autonis” design award in the fiercely competitive “Small SUV/Off-Road Vehicle” … (read full article...)
Four popular minivan models have recently faced a safety wake-up call in the updated moderate overlap front crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in late 2022. The results highlighted a concerning struggle to protect second-row passengers, emphasizing the need for manufacturers to prioritize rear occupant safety. While minivans may not … (read full article...)
Over the past few years, the truck landscape witnessed the emergence of the “tailgate wars” between General Motors (GM) and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), now Stellantis. GM fired the first shot with their groundbreaking MultiPro tailgate, featuring a primary gate and a smaller inner gate that offered a plethora of functions, from bed extension to … (read full article...)
Dodge, the iconic American brand known for its powerful muscle cars, has embarked on an exciting new editorial project called “IN//OUT.” This venture aims to connect with a diverse audience and provide a fresh perspective on Dodge’s passion for muscle cars on the continent. The project features four episodes set across Europe, where Dodge’s passion … (read full article...)
With the debut of the Alfa Romeo Tonale in dealerships across North America, the Italian brand is bringing a much-awaited third entry to its small lineup. The new Tonale enters the competitive C-UV segment with an efficient plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model with standard all-wheel drive (AWD). However, Canadian dealers have been taking delivery of a … (read full article...)
This 2009 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, a limited-production track-only vehicle, is now up for grabs. With only 100 units manufactured for the model year, this particular example, No. 11, showcases the epitome of drag racing prowess. Originally designed as a customizable rolling chassis for NHRA drag racing, this Drag Pak has been equipped with a fuel-injected 6.4-liter (392 cubic-inch) HEMI® V8 engine, a TorqueFlite 904 3-speed automatic transmission, and a Dana 60 rear end with 4.88:1 gearing. Finished in an elegant Stone White hue with striking black Mopar and 392 side graphics, the Drag Pak flaunts an aggressive aesthetic. Its … (read full article...)
Stellantis (FCA US, LLC) is recalling 181,999 units of its 2022-2023 Jeep® Compass (MP) vehicles. The brightness level of the Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) may not be adjustable due to incorrect Body Control Module (BCM) software. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, … (read full article...)
The United Auto Workers (UAW) and Detroit’s Big-3 automakers face a critical juncture in contract negotiations as they approach the final day for substantial progress before the union signals an expansion of its U.S. strikes. This standoff raises concerns about prolonged industrial action, potentially disrupting production and sending ripples through the supply chain, which could impact U.S. economic growth. Last week, UAW initiated unprecedented simultaneous strikes at key assembly plants of General Motors (GM), Ford, and Stellantis. GM responded by idling its Fairfax Assembly Plant in Kansas City, Kansas, due to the strike at GM’s Wentzville Assembly Plant in Missouri, … (read full article...)
The Betway NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMax Dragway is set to be a pivotal event in the NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series this weekend. The Tony Stewart Racing (TSR) Nitro teams, featuring Leah Pruett and Matt Hagan in Top Fuel and Funny Car respectively, are gearing up for this critical race. The Betway NHRA … (read full article...)
Stellantis marked a significant milestone with the inauguration of its inaugural Battery Technology Center, situated at the Mirafiori complex in Turin, Italy. This $45 million investment exemplifies Stellantis’ commitment to advancing its capabilities in designing, developing, and testing battery packs, high-voltage cells, modules, and accompanying software to power its upcoming line of vehicles. Notably, this … (read full article...)
Stellantis (FCA US, LLC) has issued a recall for approximately 4,129 units of their newly introduced 2023 to 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale (GC) and Dodge Hornet (GG) plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in the United States. The reason for this recall is a potential issue with the 12-volt battery positive cable and/or the high-voltage connector … (read full article...)