Hornet GLH? Fratzogs? “Extreme” Jeeps? Clues dropped in plain sight

1985 Dodge GLH

In addition to bringing back the fratzog—its logo through the 1960s and early 1970s—Dodge may bring back a symbol of 1980s performance. FCA US trademarked three Dodge terms, all in the category of “passenger automobiles and structural parts therefor:” Fratzog—the Dodge symbol which, to our knowledge, was only informally named, and not trademarked by the … Read more

When the 2023 Dodge Challenger, Charger are Officially Going on Sale

Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat

We have received many questions pertaining to the order banks for the 2023 Dodge Challenger and Charger – which are expected to be the final model year with the supercharged Hemi engines. There is still no official word from the Dodge brand or Stellantis as to when the final model year will officially go on … Read more

Inside the new engine coming to the USA for STLA Medium

EP6 Peugeot engine for Stellantis STLA Medium 1.6 hybrids

On Monday, FCA US announced that it would be making a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine for use with hybrid powertrains in two American vehicles. This engine appears to be a new edition in the established EP6 series. The first EP6 four-cylinders had rather public issues with the valve timing; when these were fixed, PSA assigned the … Read more

We know when the 2.4 is leaving—but what’s the replacement? (updated)

2.4-liter MultiAir Tigershark Engine

When the 2022 Jeep Cherokee eliminated the 2.4 liter four-cylinder, the writing on the wall became easier to read. The old “Tigershark” version of DaimlerChrysler’s World Gasoline Engine was now only used in the Jeep Compass and Ram ProMaster City. When we first wrote about this, weeks ago, we believed the 2.4 had around one or … Read more

Japanese+BMW recall day

2022 toyota at new york auto show

Reading the recalls at Stellpower, people may get the idea that Stellantis recalls its cars at an unusual high rate. In fact, every automaker issues numerous recalls, as cars are exceedingly complex systems made with a bewildering array of option groups to maximize both sales and profits. We don’t have a lot of Toyota stock … Read more

Comparing the Jeep Gladiator to the New 2023 Chevy Colorado

2023 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 engine

Today, Chevrolet introduced the 2023 Colorado, which has seemingly gotten a whole lot better with the generational change. The bland, boring styling of the current Colorado has been replaced with a far edgier, more aggressive design. Sure, it looks a great deal like every other new Chevy across the front end, but some people like … Read more

Jeep confirms Wagoneer L timing, Jeep BEV

Grand Wagoneer L

Jeep has confirmed that the Wagoneer L and Grand Wagoneer L, long-wheelbase versions of its luxury full-size vehicles based on Ram 1500 platforms, will start production later this year, with deliveries beginning within 2022. The Grand Wagoneer L was shown at the New York Auto Show earlier this year. It includes a standard twin turbo … Read more

Deeper into the Trenton Engine Plant changes

Pouring concrete at Trenton Engine

Recently, Stellantis announced that it would be consolidating the manufacturing part of Trenton Engine in the South plant and likely using the North plant for materials handling and possibly other purposes. Today, we will go into some of the details. First, though, it is important to note that Trenton Engine has two buildings, North and … Read more

Zipcar’s sole American car is…

A few years ago, Zipcar’s CEO said they did not stock any American cars because their customers did not want to rent them. It turns out there is one exception—not a Hellcat Challenger, as you might think, or even a ProMaster van. It’s a Jeep. There may be other American vehicles in Zipcar’s fleet, but … Read more

Final Dodge Hellcat Variant Could Feature This Key Hellephant Part

Hellephant Hemi Crate Engine

There have been rumors floating around the internet claiming that Dodge is working on one final Hellcat car that will be the most powerful production vehicle to date. Those rumors state that this car will run on E85 ethanol-gasoline blend, but these rumors are being spread by the same people who insisted that there was … Read more