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  1. Mopar / FCA News
    FCA will officially open a crucial new Mopar Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in metro Detroit today to get parts get to dealers and customers faster. With about 500,000 square feet of floor space, the Romulus center is the 23rd Mopar PDC in North America, and the second to open in the U.S. this...
  2. Mopar / FCA News
    The Detroit News reported today that Sergio Marchionne confirmed a move that was rumored for months. Ram will change its primary production site from the historic Warren location to Sterling Heights, not far down the road but a much more modern plant. Warren will be renovated and used for Ram...
  3. Mopar / FCA News
    Automotive News’ lead FCA reporter, Larry Vellequette, today covered  the demoralizing effect of constantly talking about a merger, which Allpar forum members had been discussing in parallel terms (of customer attitudes). Many employees may be wary of merger talk, given the disastrous...
  4. Mopar / FCA News
    Ram won the 2016 Popular Mechanics  Automotive Excellence Awards for full-size pickups, with the magazine finding that the Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 had the best combination of technology, performance, and value. The editors wrote, “The Ram is the only pickup with a ZF-designed eight-speed...
  5. Mopar / FCA News
    FCA US, née Chrysler Group, knocked one out of the park, announcing March 2016 sales of 213,187 — up by 8% over the prior month, and the best March sales in over a decade. This makes six solid years of unbroken year-over-year U.S. sales gains for the company. Jeep, Dodge, and Ram all posted...
  6. Mopar / FCA News
    Will the 5.7 liter Hemi V8 continue? The company once known as Chrysler has long been working on an “Apache” V8 upgrade, but the odds of it appearing are growing longer; while the forced-induction V6 (most likely turbocharged) is coming closer and closer to fruition. The turbo Pentastar V6...
  7. Mopar / FCA News
    FCA does not wish to merge with Peugeot-Citroën (PSA), because any automotive partner must be strong in China, according to Sergio Marchionne. Speaking with Reuters, the chief executive of Fiat Chrysler also said he was looking to hook up with non-auto-producing companies to bolster driving...
  8. Mopar / FCA News
    The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is one of the fastest production cars in the world, with a top speed of 199 miles per hour. That number was recorded on a test track on a warm, dry day, but a Hellcat owner in Sweden wanted to see how fast he could get moving in the most powerful American muscle...
  9. Mopar / FCA News
    The newest Dodge Challenger Drag Pak was introduced last summer at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Michigan, but the first official competition run for the new supercharged super stock car came earlier this month at the 2016 Gatornationals. This Challenger is owned and driven by...
  10. Mopar / FCA News
    Quite a bit of still photography has appeared to highlight the new Pacifica’s features, but what of the stowing seats? They are a very different design from past years, which folded, then flipped upside down into the floor. There have been all sorts of patents registered by Auburn Hills...
  11. Mopar / FCA News
    Chrysler has announced changes to the 2017 Chrysler 300S; these cars can be ordered starting in August, but were shown today at the New York Auto Show. The Exterior Sport Appearance Package is standard on the 300S Hemi and optional on the V6; it has a more aggressively styled front fascia...
  12. Mopar / FCA News
    Last week, Dodge made a “modernized” version of its classic Go Mango (“go, man, go”) paint available on the SRT Dodge Challenger and Charger. Yesterday, Dodge announced that it would now be available on all levels of the Dodge Charger and Challenger — no 392 and no Hellcat required; six...
  13. Mopar / FCA News
    Jeep Cherokees are piling up on dealer lots, despite larger incentives, but the Toledo plant that makes them is still running overtime on Saturdays, according to Tyrel Linkhorn of the Toledo Blade . Mr. Linkhorn noted that Jeep’s supply of Cherokees has grown from 93 to 99 days as of March 1...
  14. Mopar / FCA News
    FCA announced it would expand “sensor fusion” technology — which unrelated to Asian fusion cuisine — to all its US-sale vehicles. This setup, which uses both radar and cameras to increase the accuracy of collision detection-and-avoidance (including automatic braking), is already used on the...
  15. Mopar / FCA News
    J.D. Power’s 2016 Customer Service Index (CSI) is clear on one point: FCA dealers are not making customers happy.  Every FCA brand was on the bottom of the list. Owners told J.D. Power that dealers do not give the same level of attention to recalls as to other work, which dragged down the...
  16. Mopar / FCA News
    The Jeep Shortcut (and perhaps other Moab concepts) may contain sneak peeks at the 2018 Jeep Wrangler . “RedRiderBob” pointed out that the grille and windshield angle are both similar to drawings made by someone who has seen the actual 2018 Wrangler. The production car will have turn...
  17. Mopar / FCA News
    The Jeep Compass has been delayed, according to the rumor mill, and isn’t set for production until nearly the end of 2016. Some may cheer, assuming that the company is trying to increase the off-road chops of the series, after the Renegade disappointed hard-core Jeepers; but then the question...
  18. Mopar / FCA News
    After five years, FCA has announced that they will pull the plug on the Chrysler 200. Long story short, the car that was the symbol of the "Imported From Detroit" era wasn't profitable enough for the bean counters in London, Auburn Hills, and Turin. From January 2011 through February 2016...
  19. Mopar / FCA News
    Jeep has launched seven Jeep concepts for Moab — one using a 1960s body on a 2005 Wrangler chassis, one with Hellcat power. For the stories and photos behind these Jeep concept cars for Moab 2016, see our photo-and-story series.   
  20. Mopar / FCA News
    FCA has officially released the prices for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica , and they are exactly as stated by Moparian for Allpar, two days ago. The Pacifica prices are similar to those of the Town & Country and Japanese competitors, albeit above the stripped-down Dodges, which will continue to be...
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