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Detroit Auto Show Small-Car Recap

In many ways, the Corvette Stingray and Cadillac ELR claimed the limelight at the Detroit Auto Show with their fancy powertrains and extreme performance. Though many small cars don’t push the envelope like the Stingray and ELR, some important compact cars had their debuts at the North American International Auto Show. 2014 Nissan Versa Note When Nissan redesigned the Versa for the 2012 model year, only the sedan received updates. Now the automaker is tackling the hatchback model. In ... continue reading»

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Dodge Dart GT Headed for Detroit Auto Show

A more potent Dodge Dart will be introduced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next week. The 2013 Dodge Dart GT will have a 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which is 24 more horsepower than what other Dart models’ engines make. Dodge says in a statement the new Dart GT will feature a sport-tuned suspension “that delivers ride and handling attributes designed to cater to driving enthusiasts.” A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automatic ... continue reading»

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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»

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2013 Dodge Dart Priced Less Than Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus

The 2013 Dodge Dart will start at $15,995, not including a $795 destination fee, when it goes on sale in June. This price slots the 2013 Dart below competitors like the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, Ford Focus, Nissan Sentra and Toyota Corolla, but the Dart’s base price is more than the 2012 Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Mazda3 and Kia Forte. The base 2013 Dart will get a 2.0-liter Tigershark four-cylinder engine that makes 160 horsepower, Dodge says in ... continue reading»

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2013 Dodge Dart Unveiled in Detroit

Chrysler Group introduced the new 2013 Dodge Dart Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The compact car resurrects the classic Dart name in the form of a new Alfa Romeo-based car. The 2013 Dodge Dart will get a base 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 160 horsepower, Dodge says in a statement. The second engine is a 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged four-cylinder that also produces 160 horsepower. Dodge says MultiAir technology provides “up to a 15 ... continue reading»

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