Tag: Dodge Durango

Chrysler cancels scheduled summer plant downtime due to high demand

The Jeep Wrangler being built

Business is good for the Chrysler Group right now… so good that the company has decided to cancel the scheduled summer “downtime” for a handful of plants around the country. The company’s three busiest vehicle assembly plants right now are Jefferson North in Detroit, Connor Avenue in Detroit and Toledo North in Toledo Ohio so these […] More »

  Comments | By - May 30, 2013

8-speed transmission brings improved performance, MPGs to Hemi models

The 8-speed automatic transmission at work in the Dodge Charger and the upcoming 2013 Ram 1500 when mated with the Pentastar V6 engine have helped to make these vehicles (and a collection of other Chrysler Group models) the most efficient models in their class but later this year, a collection of Dodge models powered by […] More »

  Comments | By - January 10, 2013

The Dodge Avenger, Durango to be killed off

During a discussion with Automobile Magazine, Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed that the Dodge Avenger and Dodge Durango will both be killed off in the near future as part of the effort to remove redundancies among the brands. Recently, we learned that the Dodge Grand Caravan would be spared as the Chrysler Town & […] More »

  Comments | By - June 5, 2012

New Durango-based Maserati SUV Debuts in Frankfurt, Will it Be Built in the USA?

by Patrick Rall The 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show officially opened today, and with it comes the grand debut of the new Maserati Kubang, a sport utility vehicle based on the 2011 Dodge Durango (and named after Maserati’s 2003 concept). But just how much will it differ from the Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee? 

  Comments | By - September 13, 2011

Dodge CEO Steps Down, To Head SRT

by Patrick Rall Recently, the Chrysler Group announced a major management shakeup as Dodge Chief Executive Office Ralph Gilles was removed from his position to clear up time in his schedule to run the newly formed SRT brand.  That’s right – the high performance Street and Racing Technology models from Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep are […] More »

  Comments | By - June 23, 2011

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