The car, engineered on at least three continents, is loosely based on the Fiat 500X, with which it was co-developed; however, like Cherokee, it is expected to have much greater ground clearance and better approach and departure angles than its relatives.
As yet un-named, though once thought to be tagged “Jeepster,” the new vehicle will likely carry a Fiat diesel in Europe and India, and a Chrysler four-cylinder gasoline engine in North America; early reports suggested these would be coupled to a nine-speed automatic with an optional all wheel drive system.
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 [...]