The Chrysler Sebring convertible, once the most popular and respected convertible in North America, will be staying in Chrysler’s lineup after the Sebring itself is renovated (and, if some rumors are correct, renamed). The Sebring will be getting a Pentastar V6 and six-speed automatic according to many reports, possibly with a retuned four-cylinder powerplant; the exterior and interior are both being substantially changed and the suspension is being retuned for a new driving experience.
While insiders have pegged the Sebring Sedan’s re-appearance at the end of the year, in November or December, the convertible is reportedly to arrive in calendar-year 2011, months after the other refreshed/re-engineered cars and trucks. (Thanks, JRS200x)
Dodge is showing four concept cars at SEMA: a Dart, Charger, Challenger, and Viper ACR. You can now see them all at Allpar, courtesy of Patrick Rall — now with the story behind them. Coming soon: Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, and Fiat concepts. See all the Dodge concepts
Months after unconfirmed reports made it to Allpar’s pages, the power of Automotive News, in the person of reporter Larry Vellequette, pried a key fact from Chrysler executives — that they cast and build “Ferrari” engines for Maserati. As our sister site pentastars.com reported, the engines are actually cast in Kokomo, and machined in the Trenton Engine plant, using a mixture of [...]
Long before the Challenger Hellcat was officially launched, Allpar noted that the engine — which we estimated at “620-680 horsepower” (depending on when the stories were written) — was being tested in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Then we wrote that it had probably been ruled out, for various reasons. Today, one source wrote that the trademarked Trackhawk name, which we had thought [...]