The existing Chrysler 200 is reportedly to be tweaked for model-year 2014, with changes likely to include a revised four-cylinder engine taking advantage of MultiAir II. The big changes, though, are either coming in model-year 2015 — or to a newly renamed car.
The “true” next generation 200, code-named UF and to be built in early 2014, is likely to be sold as the Lancia Flavia in Europe. We expect the 2015 Chrysler 200 to have an increased-power Tiger Shark Chrysler 2.4 (200 hp) and the 3.2 liter V6, coupled to a nine-speed ZF automatic made by Chrysler. It is reportedly going to max out at 38 mpg (highway), possibly in a special “HFE” model. The illustration above, courtesy of JackRatchett, is based on what we’ve been told of its looks.
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 Challenger Hellcat is a hot image car for Dodge, and the brand’s leader has already said he wants to get as many out to the public as possible, suggesting to dealers that they not tack on $10,000 (or higher) surcharges as they did to hot cars in the past — from Vipers to PT Cruisers. While his calls may [...]
The planned Dodge Dart SRT will be enabled by a brand new series of four-cylinder engines, which some insiders say are a joint effort of Chrysler and Fiat, merging aspects of existing designs from both companies. Originally, the engines, dubbed “Hurricane” after military aircraft (and likely referencing vintage Jeep engines as well), were thought to be merely turbocharged versions of the existing 2.0 or [...]
Dodge’s use of Cummins diesels back in 1989 succeeded beyond expectations, reviving a nearly dead truck line. When the company added a VM diesel to the Ram 1500, sales were, again, much better than expected. Chrysler had predicted a 10% take rate, perhaps up to 15%; but Allpar reported in August that the line was running up to 25% diesels when the engines were [...]