Written by Michael Wayland | Posted on The Detroit News
First Order Stormtrooper vehicles are hitting the streets of New York City on Friday to promote “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Force Friday.”
Dodge, Mattel Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. teamed up to have a fleet of Dodge Chargers decorated like toy Stormtrooper vehicles by Hot Wheels be used by ride-sharing company Uber Friday in the Big Apple.
Actually, that last one should come as no surprise. The Chevrolet Corvette has added to its status as the world’s most affordable supercar as it emerged the king of the 2015 Car and Driver Lightning Lap competition at Virginia International Raceway. It outran such thoroughbreds as the $353,115 McLaren 650S Spider, $274,120 Lamborghini Huracan and $163,000 Porsche 911 GT3.
After more than four months and 1,200 man-hours of painstaking craftsmanship, restoration of the milestone 1 millionth Corvette – a white 1992 convertible – is complete.
It was unveiled today at the National Corvette Museum, where it returns as part of the permanent exhibit. The car was damaged on Feb. 12, 2014, when it and seven other rare Corvettes tumbled into a sinkhole that opened beneath the museum’s Skydome area.
Ever since it released its first all-electric Focus in 2011, Ford has had a vocal technology story to share—but for car enthusiasts that story has been snoozier than a Hallmark Channel marathon. On pain medication. With a box of red wine. But now all that changes with the Shelby GT350, a car I still can’t stopping thinking about, some five days since I’ve given back the keys.
To hear Chrysler tell it, the automaker’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 essentially will be a new engine when it makes its debut in the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, its first application in the FCA lineup.
Basic dimensional elements—bore, stroke, bore-center spacing—carry over, but the engineering team claims greater efficiency, improved torque characteristics, a small horsepower uptick, and better NVH performance.
Ford Motor Company announces two new initiatives today that strengthen its leadership in community service and provide younger employees an innovative opportunity to explore their growing interest in civic engagement and volunteering.
Written by Sean Szymkowski | Posted on GM Authority
It’s something brought up every so often: why does Cadillac incorporate so many colors in their badging? To stray away from the historical facts, we’ll first say it’s refreshing to see some color in a badge in a world full of silver-chrome logos plastered anywhere they fit on an automobile.
Written by Angela Bianchi and Gabrielle Schulte | Posted on FCA US Blog
Summer is ending. Your favorite college and pro sports teams are announcing the latest additions to their roster. Preseason has kicked off. You’re getting antsy.
But stop – put the grill tongs down. Do you own a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep®, Ram or FIAT brand vehicle? If you answered yes, then hang tight before you head out in face paint and your favorite throwback jersey for some pregame festivities. FCA has some tips and products that will make your tailgate hangouts so much better.
Written by Mike Colias | Posted on Automotive News
The redesigned Chevrolet Equinox expected for the 2017 model year will sport a streamlined face and a lower, sleeker profile.
Recent spy photos show a blacked-out, horizontally patterned grille with swept-back headlights.
The front end looks to be more in line with that of the current Traverse large crossover, which replaced Chevy's traditional dual-port grille with a wider, deeper opening that flares back to the headlights.
The next-gen Equinox also sports a lower and leaner silhouette than that of the current version, with a narrower greenhouse, the photos show.
Written by Larry P. Vellequette | Posted on Automotive News
Dodge will benefit from Fiat Chrysler's massive effort to revive Alfa Romeo. The American brand will use an Alfa rear-wheel-drive platform for the next-generation Charger and Challenger. An early version of the next Charger, said to resemble a 1999 concept, was a hit when it was revealed to dealers last week in Las Vegas.
Because every great adventure is made perfect by the ideal soundtrack, the new 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum edition features an exclusive Sony® Audio System with two industry-first technologies – Live Acoustics™ and Clear Phase™.
As a standard feature on Platinum edition Ford Explorer, the audio system represents the first time high-end Sony home audio technology has been used in a vehicle. Live Acoustics and Clear Phase technologies bring realistic concert-quality sound to the new Explorer Platinum.
Written by Paul A. Eisenstein | Posted on NBC News
Following the success of Fiat Chrysler's two Hellcat muscle cars - high-powered versions of the Dodge Charger sedan and Challenger coupe, -- the automaker is planning to put the 707-horsepower supercharged V-8 engine that powers them into a new model of its popular Jeep Cherokee, sources say.
No sooner had employees at Flint Engine Operations reached one milestone – 1 million 1.4-liter engines produced – that transition began to production of a new global engine for the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze and Volt.
Flint Engine, which opened in 2002, is in the midst of a $200-million upgrade that will see 1.4-liter engine production end this week and the new Ecotec small gas engine production start by year’s end.
The Ford Smart Mobility Experience visits five cities – Louisville, Orlando, Seattle, Denver and Los Angeles -- this summer and fall. Company leaders will share Ford’s Smart Mobility Plan which is our plan to deliver the next level in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and big data. The tour also showcases the company’s driver assist technologies that help improve the driving experience.
The next Dodge Charger will ride on the same platform as the upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulia and has looks that resemble this 1999 concept car, according to Fiat Chrysler dealers in Las Vegas invited to see the car at a closed event on Monday. Also, there’s a convertible on the way called the Barracuda, too!