Mopar SEMA 2013: Auburn Hills’ Vegas Lineup
Oct31

Mopar SEMA 2013: Auburn Hills’ Vegas Lineup

SEMA stands for Specialty Equipment Market Association.  That means aftermarket parts and tuning.  And, perhaps, there is no name more synonymous with tuning and aftermarket mods than Mopar.  So, it stands to logic that Mopar and the Chrysler group would have some significant offerings for the Las Vegas show. The 2013 Mopar SEMA display consists of 20 modified cars, trucks and SUVs, not the least of which are the surfer-friendly Ram...

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Fiat Buys Balance of Chrylser in a $4.35 billion Deal
Jan01

Fiat Buys Balance of Chrylser in a $4.35 billion Deal

You can now add Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mopar, Ram and SRT to the ranks of Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia and Maserati.  In a $4.35 billion dollar deal announced today, Turin-based Fiat S.p.A. gets the remaining 41.46 percent of Auburn Hills-based Chrysler Group, LLC that they didn’t acquire a few years back.  The Chrysler Group, LLC is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A.   Fiat is beginning 2014 with a...

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition: Frigid Jeep to Hit US Dealers in November
Oct27

2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition: Frigid Jeep to Hit US Dealers in November

Jeep really likes their limited edition Wranglers… The 2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition, the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Freedom Edition, the 2014 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon X.  And, the latest limited edition of the iconic 4×4 is the frosty 2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition.   Unveiled back in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Wrangler Polar Edition is, ironically, based on the Wrangler Sahara model.  With...

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2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition: Why Not Call It the Jeep Dragoneer?
Sep14

2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition: Why Not Call It the Jeep Dragoneer?

At the 2012 Beijin International Automotive Exposition, Jeep showed off a dragon-themed Wrangler concept to widespread praise.  So many people like it, in fact, they just announced the production version 2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition.   Basically a black Jeep Wrangler covered in dragon stenciling that is quite pretty… sorry, manly… quite rugged and manly.  Bronze Satin Gloss paint nicely sets off the wheels, grill...

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Dodge Dart: Old Name. New Car. Italian Soul? – Road Test Review
Feb27

Dodge Dart: Old Name. New Car. Italian Soul? – Road Test Review

Zipp.  If the Dodge executives, back in 1959, had listened to focus groups an iconic and successful car would have been called the Dodge Zipp.  Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed and the Dodge Dart was born.  Or, should I say re-born? The Dart name was first used by the Chrysler Corporation on a 1957 concept car, the Chrysler Ghia Dart, designed by the celebrated Italian design house and coachbuilder Carrozzeria Ghia (who also penned...

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