Features: V8, Hyundai, and Mopar

This week, Allpar is posting two brand new features and one heavily rewritten classic.

We start at the beginning — well, in any case, close to it, with coverage of Chrysler’s second completely new V8 engine family, the B series. Created to produce good, cheap power and torque from large cylinders, they were a reliable mainstay of the company for years, inside cars, pickups, buses, motor homes,

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Inviolet and a new green

Two new colors have been generating a good deal of excitement among Dodge fans — a deep, deep purple dubbed In-Violet (coded PHR), and a new green which is quite far from the fluorescent SubLime that brightened classic and modern cars alike.

In-Violet will be used on the 2018 Durango, at the very least; while the new F8 Green (it’s not what you think, old-time WordPerfect users) was first seen on the Demon,

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Tornado following the Hurricane?

Allpar’s sources are again saying that a new inline six-cylinder engine, officially known as GME T6 — in the same family as the Wrangler’s eTorque/Hurricane — is “closer than we might think.”

The engine may or may not keep the Tornado name; there’s no catchy name for the new four-cylinder turbo, though hooked up to a mild-hybrid, it’s the eTorque.

We still expect a displacement of around 3 liters,

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See the clear, sharp 2019 Ram video; no crosshairs?

rff 2019 ram 1500

We’ve shown numerous spy shots of the 2019 Ram 1500 over the years, but now we have a good, clear, and sharp spy video from the folks at Real Fast Fotography.

Several weeks ago, Allpar posted exclusive pictures of the all-new Ram 1500 (DT) which revealed, for the first time, Ram’s updated styling language. Since then, many more spy photos have surfaced on the web,

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Oops: Compass “bright dash” recall

2018 jeep compass gauges

The new 2017-18 Jeep Compass is a very nice package, with one big flaw: Jeep changed the design after its release, so the gauges stay daylight-bright at night — and aren’t affected by the dimmer switch. It turns out that’s against the law, because bright gauges hurt the driver’s night vision.

The recall covers 25,823 cars, but only 10% have the flaw. Compasses with photo sensors for automatic day/night switching aren’t affected (even if you can’t use the dimmer to change the gauge lighting).

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Mo’ parts from Michigan

FCA will officially open a crucial new Mopar Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in metro Detroit today to get parts get to dealers and customers faster.

With about 500,000 square feet of floor space, the Romulus center is the 23rd Mopar PDC in North America, and the second to open in the U.S. this year (the other was in Winchester, Virginia). There are now 50 Mopar distribution centers worldwide,

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Chrysler Atlantic or Dodge Ramcharger?

Chrysler Atlantic DT-SUV

Last week, we brought you some sketches of a full-size three-row Chrysler SUV, based on the 2019 Ram 1500. While we haven’t confirmed that it has been green-lighted, it shows there is work going on behind the scenes at Chrysler.

One of the biggest comments about the design was the fact that it was a Chrysler, and not a Dodge Ramcharger or a Ram.

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Meet the new Grand Cherokee and Durango

2020 Dodge Durango

Soon, FCA US will launch the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango — key vehicles with strong sales and good margins. Here is what we know, and some speculation.

The 2020 Grand Cherokee will continue as a two-row vehicle, while the Dodge Durango will stay a bit longer, with an optional third row. Both will have a new platform and an adaptation of the Giorgio architecture currently under the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio currently.

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