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Chrysler Group Will Retire Town & Country and Jeep Compass

Chrysler Group LLC will make some significant changes to its Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and FIAT model lines within the next few years. The Chrysler Town & Country will end production in 2014, according to Automotive News, and an all-new crossover will take its place. Automobile Magazine speculates that the minivan’s “replacement will be an upscale crossover that might resemble the Mercedes-Benz R-Class.” When the Town & Country is retired, the Dodge Grand Caravan will be the automaker’s sole minivan. In ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Jeep Compass, Fiat 500, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, FIAT, Chrysler Town Country, Dodge Dart

Hyundai Makes Throttle Override Devices Standard on All Models

Hyundai is now equipping all of its vehicles with a brake pedal electronic throttle override system. In a press release, the automaker says that any U.S. vehicle produced in May 2012 or later will come standard with the system, which is designed to keep drivers and passengers safe in the event of unintended acceleration. “Because electronic throttle links have replaced the cable or pushrod linkages that used to control engine speed, there is a possibility that electronic malfunctions can ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, BMW, Chrysler, Hyundai, Mazda, Toyota, Model News, General Motors

Will the Fiat 500 Abarth Boost FIAT Sales?

When the 2012 Fiat 500 went on sale last year, Chrysler Group predicted that the Italian mini car would be an instant hit. But Chrysler Group didn’t meet its 2011 sales goal of 50,000 units, selling only 19,769 models by the end of 2011. Chrysler Group hopes that the introduction of the performance-oriented Fiat 500 Abarth will appeal to a new audience. “When we originally launched the car, a lot of our struggles came from the fact ... continue reading»

Tags: Fiat 500, Chrysler, Model News, FIAT 500 Abarth

Chrysler Group CPO Program Will Include Vehicles from Other Automakers

Automaker certified pre-owned (CPO) programs generally only include vehicles made by that manufacturer. Chrysler Group is trying a different approach. Through a new CPO program called Diversified Certified, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT dealers will sell used vehicles from other automakers that will be covered with a Chrysler Group warranty. Shoppers looking for a certified pre-owned Honda, for example, may be able to buy one at a Chrysler Group dealership. “Just because we didn’t build the vehicle, doesn ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Used Cars, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, FIAT, Ram, certified pre owned cars

Chrysler Group and GM Offer New-Car Buy-Back Program

General Motors and Chrysler Group have introduced a new program in some areas of the country where they will buy back your car after four years at a set price. GM and Chrysler Group both work with Ally Financial as their preferred lender for new-car financing, and with Ally’s new program, called Buyer’s Choice, the lender will buy back your vehicle if you decide you don’t want it anymore. Ally’s program is good on purchases of ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Financing, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, GMC, Jeep, FIAT, car deals, Ram, Ally Financial

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