pot.com/2013/01/first-srt-viper-rolls-off-assembly-line.html”>Thursday, January 10, was a historic day for Chrysler as the first SRT Viper rolled off the production line at the Conner Avenue Assembly plant and was handed over to his owner, Scot Thomas, by Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.
Thomas was the winning bidder for the #001 Viper at last year’s Barrett-Jackson auction.Read more »
pot.com/2013/01/gm-surpasses-ford-in-government-sales.html”>Hard as it may try to put to rest the “Government Motors” moniker its opponents have coined since the 2009 bailout, General Motors will probably have to deal with it again.
This time the reason is the data published by the General Services Administration (GSA), which show that GM surpassed Ford in federal government sales for the first time since the bailout.Read more »
By Ant On January 9, 2013 No Comments
pot.com/2013/01/toyota-recalls-most-vehicles-in-us-ford.html”>For the third time in the past four years, Toyota has been crowned the recall champion of the U.S. auto market, according to a Detroit News examination of all the data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) throughout 2012.
Overall, some 16.Read more »
By Ant On January 4, 2013 No Comments
pot.com/2013/01/us-auto-market-records-nearly-145.html”>As far as the U.S. automotive industry is concerned, 2012 was a great year. Scratch that: it was a great and the best since 2007, thanks to nearly 14.5 million light vehicle sales, representing a 13 per cent increase over 2011’s 12.7 million units.Read more »
By Ant On December 21, 2012 No Comments
pot.com/2012/12/chrysler-pays-tribute-to-sounds-of.html”>Chrysler has revealed a new special edition version of its 300 sedan dedicated and named after Detroit’s Motown record label, in advance of its world premiere at next month’s 2013 North American International Auto Show.
The carmaker also released a new 60-second commercial for the new 300 Motown Edition titled “Who We Are” featuring none other than Motown founder and Detroit native Berry Gordy.Read more »
By Ant On December 20, 2012 No Comments
pot.com/2012/12/fiat-confirms-production-of-new-500x.html”>With rumors floating around since October, today it was finally confirmed that the Fiat-Chrysler Alliance will build the new Fiat 500X and a closely related Jeep-badged small crossover at the company’s Melfi assembly plant in Italy beginning in 2014.
The announcement was made on Thursday at the Fiat plant in Melfi with company Chairman John Elkann and CEO Sergio Marchionne presenting the production plans.Read more »
By Ant On December 19, 2012 No Comments
pot.com/2012/12/detroit-three-offer-four-figure-price.html”>Fancy a brand-new 2013 Ford Taurus for US$5,000 less than list price? How about four grand off a 2012 Chrysler 200? As the year inexorably comes to its close, U.S. dealerships and, in some cases, manufacturers themselves, are offering price incentives in order to clear up stock.Read more »
By Ant On December 16, 2012 No Comments
pot.com/2012/12/2013-north-american-car-and-truck-of.html”>Last year, Ford, with its Focus, was the sole U.S. manufacturer included in the final list for the North American Car and Truck of the Year award and it finished in third place, behind the VW Passat and the winner, Hyundai’s Elantra.Read more »
By Ant On December 16, 2012 No Comments
pot.com/2012/12/first-video-reviews-of-new-maserati.html”>There’s no doubt that Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is an outspoken and ambitious man. Paradoxically, while he succeeded in helping turn Chrysler around, the group’s European operations are in trouble.
His most recent plan is to use the Chrysler tie-up to boost sales of Maserati.Read more »
By Ant On November 20, 2012 No Comments
pot.com/2012/11/new-dodge-dart-dresses-up-as-cop-car-to.html”>While the Chrysler Group doesn’t offer a police car version of the new 2013 Dodge Dart, the Detroit carmaker liked the idea proposed by the Belvidere Police Department that wanted to drive a locally made car as an escort today on their way to the Boone County Food Pantry.Read more »