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The minivan that just won’t die

The plan for Dodge was so simple and clear: it would be all muscle. The old people movers would be pushed onto Chrysler. The only thing standing in the way: Dodge’s two best sellers are front wheel drive people-movers.

The company has apparently been ambivalent, sometimes planning on Chrysler crossovers, sometimes planning on Dodge crossovers.  At least the plan for the minivan was clear: the new,

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Spotted: the terms for Demon owners

This week, Dodge announced that all 2018 Challenger SRT Demon buyers have to sign an form with safety and pricing information — and get it notarized — before the car can be ordered. Now, Allpar has acquired a copy of the “Demon Acknowledgement Document.”

Critics of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon have claimed that it is unsafe for public roads, with its 840 horsepower,

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Ram vs “rest of FCA” in JD Power

FCA US — the former Chrysler Corp — has increased its initial quality 50% faster than the industry average, according to J.D. Power. Ram was the most improved truck brand, scoring a 24% increase over the 2016 initial quality survey (IQS) results.

Despite being brand new, the Chrysler Pacifica — a key product — placed at the top of the minivan category. Four FCA US vehicles placed in the top three of their segments;

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’Cuda trademarked again

FCA has filed for a trademark on the name “Cuda” again, bolstering rumors of a forthcoming Dodge muscle car bearing the famed Plymouth name.

The original Plymouth Barracuda was a Valiant variant, but the best-remembered Barracudas were based on a specially designed chassis, shared only with the Dodge Challenger. The ’Cuda was a high performance variant.

The ’Cuda name could be used on model cars or concept cars rather than full production cars,

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Corrected: Part of Budd to be demolished

Budd Wheel

Part of the former Budd complex in Detroit, which is very close to Chrysler’s Mack Avenue and Jefferson North plants, is slated to be demolished on Saturday morning (June 24). (An earlier version of this story mistakenly claimed that “the plant” would be demolished.)

In preparation, portions of Conner Street and Mack Avenue will be closed for around an hour, early in the morning.

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Dodge Demon’s unique order/allocation system

In a new move, FCA will require dealers to send a price acknowledgement document, signed by the customer, to order a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. This will allow the company to see which buyers paid the list price and which paid big markups; Demons sold at or under the list price will be the first cars built and delivered.

Since the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon was introduced back in April,

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The big list of licensed Hellcat apparel

We have received a great many questions from readers who want to know where they can buy Hellcat apparel, Demon apparel, or model-specific items. As a result, we have put together a list of those websites which sell officially licensed Hellcat, Demon, Challenger, Charger, Dodge, and other modern Mopar apparel.

The name of the company is linked to their site.

Hellcat Holdings: Apparel &

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Meet the “slant four” (again)

slant four

One of the most surprisingly fabled engines is the slant six, a mild-mannered inline six cylinder motor produced for around a quarter of a century. Not many mainstream, low-performance engines are as well known as the “leaning tower of power,” named “slant six” after its 30° tilt.

Apparently, when the 2.2 liter “Trans Four” engine was launched, one person at Chrysler wanted to associate it with the durability of the old slant six,

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