Months ago, Allpar speculated that the Chrysler 100 would be a hatchback version of the Dodge Dart, with, most probably, other differences — no 2.0 engine option, for example, and possibly a V6 or turbocharged 2.4 engine shoe-horned into the engine bay. It now appears that the Chrysler 100 will indeed be a hatchback, as shown (according to Nick) in Las Vegas. This would provide the necessary separation from the Dodge Dart, since both are reputedly based on the US-widened Fiat C platform (CUSW) with Chrysler-modified Fiat architecture.
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 [...]
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler may leave its historic steel body-on-frame construction and Toledo plant behind, according to Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, as quoted by Automotive News’ Larry Vellequette. The current Wrangler has good mileage for rugged four wheel drive vehicles, but poor economy overall, at around 17/21 mpg (depending on model and transmission). Mr. Marchionne said the Wrangler will need to lose weight [...]
Keeping a years-long tradition, Chrysler today released a number of “teaser images” for concepts to be revealed at the SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each brand is covered, though Chrysler has but one car — the 200S. That can be explained by the status of the brand’s three cars: the 2015 300 has yet to be launched, and the [...]