Chrysler finished 2012 as America’s fourth-largest automaker by sales. The folks in Auburn Hills came in just over 229,000 sales ahead of fifth-place Honda.
|TOP AUTOMAKERS BY SALES|
|Ford Motor Company||212,902||2,243,009|
|Toyota Motor Sales||194,143||2,082,504|
|Nissan North America||99,290||1,141,656|
Despite some close calls during the year, the Dodge Grand Caravan was the top-selling minivan for 2012. It was also the top-seller in December. The Chrysler Town & Country, which out-sells the Caravan in the retail trade (in the US), ended up in fourth place again.
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 2015 Dodge Charger squad has been tested in police trim for the first time, but since it kept the five-speed automatic, it has turned in numbers similar to past years. While the eight-speed V6 Charger does 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, the five-speed was timed at 8.05 seconds by the Michigan State Police. The civilian 2015 Charger gained acceleration from the eight-speed, [...]
The Ram 1500 faced down the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 and new Chevrolet Silverado in Motor Trend’s half-ton truck shootout. The three contenders were put through a broad array of testing, including a 260-mile drive through California and Arizona. Measurements included: Testing without load: 0-60 mph and 1/4-mile acceleration, 60-0 mph braking, and maximum lateral grip (Ram was Limits-handling without load: closed-course cornering, braking, [...]