A few weeks back, we wondered aloud if the Detroit automakers would throw some change in the collection plate for the Detroit Institute of Arts, which was in trouble due to the city's bankruptcy. They have, donating enough to buttress an already strong safeguard against liquidating the museum's assets.
Nitpick all you want about the Italian architecture underpinning the Chrysler 200, but FCA is going to remind you over and over again that this is an American sedan through and through.
Fiat Chrysler declared on Tuesday that the Chrysler brand would no longer go after premium customers, leaving Alfa Romeo and Maserati to carry the load. On one hand, it's a smart business move for clear brand identity. On the other, it's the disappearance of another Detroit luxury brand.
SRT is dead. The Dodge Grand Caravan is dead. There's a plug-in hybrid minivan with 75 mpg. Alfa Romeo is back for real this time. And so much more we had trouble keeping up. This is the wrap-up of FCA's 12-hour long presentation of its five-year business plan today, brand-by-brand.
The new minivan that Chrysler talked so much about but never wanted to say which brand would get it is officially going to be an all-new Town & Country. It'll also get a plug-in hybrid version that gets a mic-dropping 75 mpg. Both versions debut in 2016.
Here's another Chrysler product you're not buying enough of: Slow sales of the SRT Viper has led to a temporary shutdown and layoffs at the automaker's Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit.
Chrysler has heard your pleas to save the Vipers, but their orders are final: Several pre-production snakes are headed to the junkyard anyway because the automaker says they're pretty much worthless.
Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher was just an ordinary guy living in Toledo when overnight he became the darling of the GOP after sparring with then-presidential hopeful Barack Obama in 2008. After riding a gravy train of Fox News appearances, stumping and a political run of his own, he's now back to being an…
You knew this was coming. Last night on "Conan," O'Brien presented an "extended cut" of Bob Dylan's Chrysler 200 Super Bowl ad, with a usual bit of sly commentary that pokes some holes in the "America's Import" balloon.
If you were distracted by Bob Dylan's surprising clarity or the pointed message of Chrysler's Super Bowl ad, you probably didn't see that the "Imported From Detroit" tag was dropped in favor of "America's Import." But the 200 commercial was still chok-full of Detroit goodness.
Our friend Justin Hyde at Motoramic notes an important date in history: Twenty years ago today, the Neon twins debuted. But while I also think of the confusing Plymouth/Dodge branding, I'm also reminded of the Detroit Neon, a local indoor soccer team sponsored by Chrysler.
Since it's going to be some time since we see a major refresh or a completely new product from Chrysler's pony car department, they're bringing back the "shaker" hood scoop to keep the current Dodge Challenger fresh a little longer.
Last month, the Detroit Free Press offered a superb explanation of how exactly Detroit went bankrupt. Today, The Detroit News is up to bat, and although their analysis is sadly lacking in .GIFs, it does share more insight on how the industry that drove the Motor City to success also drove it to failure.
One of the more overlooked aspects of the Fiat-Chrysler marriage is the relationship among its stepchildren, particularly those preppy, boarding school-educated rapscallions known as Maserati and Alfa Romeo co-mingling with its new, scruffier siblings. This family tree may be important if you want an Alfa Romeo 4C,…
...so says Chrysler, who says that both AWD and RWD versions of the Charger hold the record for fastest lap times at the Michigan State Police's Police Vehicle Evaluation race.
Everybody loves pickups. Everybody loves horsepower. Everybody loves muscle. Put the three together and BOOM! Profits for car companies and happy truck owners everywhere.
When Patrick posted a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee video from Regular Car Reviews, I saw a video clip I hadn't seen in years: The reveal of the original 1993 ZJ at the 1992 North American International Auto Show.
So, it's come to this. Some big corporations, including Roger Penske and the Detroit Three, have donated $8 million to the city of Detroit to fund new police cars and ambulances because the city is just that broke.