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  1. Mopar / FCA News
    Longtime Allpar member Mike Spurbeck sent along some photography from his niece, Keli Swanner, showing what appears to be a pair of Ramchargers running down the highway near Death Valley National Park. We can see that there’s probably a camera or sensor in the center of the grille, suggesting...
  2. Mopar / FCA News
    This is the fifth year of record results for FCA, with an adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of €7.3 billion, and a net profit of €3.6 billion. (One euro is currently equal to $1.13, so the net profit is  around $4 billion.) CEO Mike Manley said that the company will probably...
  3. Mopar / FCA News
    With the Chrysler brand having only two models (three if you count the Pacifica Hybrid as its own model, instead of a trim), some have been skeptical about the brand’s future. In 2014, FCA US announced that Chrysler would become the “mainstream brand” and sell a wider portfolio of vehicles...
  4. Mopar / FCA News
    Back in 1969, Chrysler Corporation set up three two-barrel carburetors atop its 440 cubic inch engines. Dodge dubbed it the “ Six-Pack ,” while Plymouth uncharacteristically failed to have an imaginative name for it. The original 440 Six-Packs put down 390 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of...
  5. Mopar / FCA News
    When KGP Photography caught the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL cruising around Michigan, devoid of its usual puffy cladding, we were finally able to see some key details that clarified how engineers worked around the need for lighter weight, aerodynamics, and rollover safety, without sacrificing...
  6. Mopar / FCA News
    FCA has dropped many hints about smaller Jeeps for markets outside North America. It makes sense to assume that it would be built along the lines of the current Compass or Fiat Panda — essentially, the “tough 4x4 wagon” style. But that’s not the only possibility. Indian automaker Mahindra has...
  7. Mopar / FCA News
    With another Chinese automaker saying they were not making offers on FCA yesterday, rumors of a big acquisition seem to be dying down. That doesn’t mean there’s no deal, though. There are still other major players in China, and other ways to work with the Italian-American-Brazilian company...
  8. Mopar / FCA News
    The recent revelation that the next-generation, 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL will have an optional full-time four wheel drive system struck a nerve with some, who saw it as being inappropriate for the vehicle. The current Wrangler’s part-time system stays in rear wheel drive, unless the driver pulls...
  9. Mopar / FCA News
    The ZF nine-speed automatic is a wonder — efficient, light, and, well, a nine-speed, designed to work well with hybrids, stop-starts, and all wheel drive. The first units, though, were criticized by many, whether they were put into Jeeps, Hondas, or Land Rovers. FCA US may have a solution —...
  10. Mopar / FCA News
    Allpar learned this week that a new 2.72:1 Selec-Trac full-time four wheel drive system will be available on Sport and Sahara models of the JL Wrangler.  This sparked immense discussion, including the difference between part-time and full-time four wheel drive. In a part-time system, the only...
  11. Mopar / FCA News
    FCA’s Uconnect infotainment system has been universally acclaimed, winning award after award for usability. Critics and car owners tend to find it to be the most intuitive, easy-to-use system on the market. Still, with all its redundant controls, connectivity to mobile devices, and interface...
  12. Mopar / FCA News
    Although the 2018 Challenger SRT Demon has been on sale for more than a month, Dodge has just announced a new option for the quickest production road car in the world. In a statement to dealers, FCA wrote that the 2018 Demon is now available with the Demonic Red leather interior. The...
  13. Mopar / FCA News
    After forum members started asking about when production of 2018-model-year vehicles would begin.  Allpar was able to obtain a schedule, per plant: Belvidere:2018 Cherokee (KL) orders are open, and production began on July 24, 2017 Brampton: Orders are open for the Challenger (LA), Charger...
  14. Mopar / FCA News
    In 1965, Chevrolet sold more than a million Impalas in the U.S., a single-year record than has not been matched in more than 50 years.  Back then, anyone who said a Dodge would outsell an Impala would have been laughed at. Seven months into the year, the 2017 Dodge Charger is the best-selling...
  15. Mopar / FCA News
    Production of the next-generation Jeep Wrangler is drawing ever closer, and as it does, more and more prototypes are being spotted and photographed. They are rather hard to miss. The Wrangler is shaping up to be almost exactly as Allpar sources have been saying — similar to the current models...
  16. Mopar / FCA News
    The Dodge Challengers Demon raised some hackles among some people, who — just as they did in 1970 — believe naming a car the Demon glorifies and aids the devil. Dodge may be considering an answer to that problem — the Angel. So far, there’s absolutely no hint of what the Angel may be, but...
  17. Mopar / FCA News
    We are around six months away from the debut of the next Ram 1500 pickup truck, coded “DT.”  Allpar sources told us that many new features and items are being added to the Ram, to keep it at the front of the class. Today, in our second installment, we can list a few more hot-ticket items...
  18. Mopar / FCA News
    According to Allpar sources, the Jeep Wagoneer was originally scheduled for a 2015-model-year launch. Not only wasn’t it ready then, though, but there was no production capability, with both Ram and Grand Cherokee/Durango plants at their peak. The next possible date was 2019; but the Ram...
  19. Mopar / FCA News
    FCA’s ambitious plan to re-align manufacturing with customer demand has seen its first conversion. Belvidere has been refit, and is already making Jeep Cherokees, according to an official FCA representative. The plant had built the old Compass and Patriot, and the Dodge Dart; it was likely...
  20. Mopar / FCA News
    Rumors of a new Ramcharger SUV have been swirling for months, if not years, now. Speculation surged when FCA announced their new plan of using the Warren plant for Ram overflow and large Jeeps; and when they revealed that the next Wagoneer would be based on a Ram platform. Mike Manley, the...
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