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.
Today, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne implied that the odds were against the Toledo plant keeping Jeep Wrangler production, despite a recent land purchase and the city’s long history with Jeep in general and CJ and Wrangler in particular. He did say that, if Wrangler was to find a new home, new product would be moved to the plant: … if the economic [...]
Burns Motors has posted two videos of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat doing the quarter mile in 10.48 seconds. These stand in contrast to a video elsewhere which shows a $105,000 Tesla owner jumping the red light at the track to beat a Hellcat owner who was unused to the car, and struggled for traction through the run. The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT [...]
Patrick Rall took the new 2015 Jeep Renegade off-road and on-road — in both cases, taking a standard AWD model as well as the Trailhawk, which has more ground clearance and skid plates. Though the venue, an off-road vehicle park and various city streets and highways, was chosen by Jeep, Mr. Rall was able to choose his route through the obstacles to get [...]
Rumors from Windsor suggested first that the current “RT” minivan body would continue for some years alongside the new “RU,” and then that it would be dropped as soon as the new designs came out — in Chrysler form only. Sergio Marchionne has thrown some fuel onto the speculative fire, commenting today in Detroit that: Where is Reid [Bigland]? If it [...]