New leaders for Dodge and Ram

Feuell and white airflow

Chrysler leader Christine Feuell is taking over Ram and Dodge sales leader Matt McAlear is taking over Dodge on the retirement of Tim Kuniskis from Stellantis. The changes take place on June 1. Christine Feuell was an outside hire from Honeywell; Matt McAlear has experience in the “medical and digital sectors” as well as automotive. … Read more

Minor Cherokee, Pacifica recalls

2022 jeep cherokee trailhawk

It was a week for mildly odd recalls as 2023 Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyons were brought back for over-tightened front wheel hub bolts, 2022 Jeep Cherokees, came back for broken turn signals, and 2024 Chrysler Pacificas, including Voyagers, had an early recall for unintentional deactivation of traction control. 2024 Hyundai Santa Fes could have obstructed rear … Read more

Dodge’s inner child, Chrysler’s autism link, and GM’s Q1 sales

Dodge is starting a new marketing campaign for the Hornet R/T, proclaiming the importance of torque by using a man explaining engine power measurements to his inner child.[embedyt][/embedyt]Meanwhile, Chrysler is marking the first year of its partnership with the Autism Society of America, to support autistic drivers. Insert jokes here.Meanwhile, GM reported a hefty … Read more

Chrysler Halcyon Concept Showcases High-Tech Future Plans

Chrysler Halcyon Concept

Over the past few weeks, Chrysler’s social media channels have been sharing teaser images; today the full story has been revealed. The new vehicle is the Chrysler Halcyon concept, created to showcase futuristic technology under development from advanced self-driving to a glass augmented-reality ceiling. No model year has been given to the Chrysler Halcyon concept, … Read more

We all missed Chrysler’s centennial

1924 Chrysler car

A century ago, Chrysler officially launched its first car, the Model B-70. It had an advanced, high-compression straight six engine boasting 68-70 horsepower, depending on the source; only one American car had a higher top speed than the Chrysler B-70’s 70 mph, and that was a luxurious straight-eight Packard. … There are still nearly eleven months for Stellantis to acknowledge the centennial of Chrysler as a marque, but it’s too late to celebrate its actual production start date on time.

Chrysler concept car hint, with small-print text

2024 chrysler concept car

Chrysler posted a hint as to their next concept car, due to be revealed on February 13, 2024, with one cryptic word barely visible—indeed, not recognizable as lettering until the image is lightened considerably and blown up. Chrysler, which currently has just one vehicle, a minivan, on sale, will be revealing two more teaser images before showing the full concept car, as well.

Who was #1 in 2023? Trucks, vans, and minivans in the USA

2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger Tradesman

In the all-important pickup category, Ram lost some ground to Ford and GM. Ford sold 750,789 F-series pickups and chassis cabs, across all size and weight classes; GM sold 555,148 Silverados and 295,737 Sierras. As happens so often, GM handily out-sold Ford in full-size pickups, but the F-series wins the title since GM split their sales across the Chevrolet and GMC brands…

Ticket Sales to Race with the Legion of Demons End This Weekend

If you have any Mopar product and you want to go racing with a group of the quickest and fastest Mopars on Earth, you only have a few more days to buy tickets to register for the Legion of Demons in January. What started in 2019 as an event specifically for 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT … Read more

The final Chrysler 300C Hemi has been made

Final Chrysler 300C Hemi

The 300C was no longer in production when Chrysler announced a “last call” for the car—featuring a 392 Hemi, just like many historic Chrysler 300 letter cars. The company only made 2,200 of the 2023 Chrysler 300C series (regular 300 and 300S models were not limited), 2,000 for the United States and 200 for Canada.The … Read more

Compass moving North; Unifor approved STLA contract

Windsor plant

60% of Unifor members voted for the proposed contract with Stellantis, which means that it has been ratified. The company has invested $12.6 billion (CAD) in the country since 2010, is the largest producer of vehicles made in Canada, and has almost twice as many represented workers as any of the former Big Three. The … Read more

Windsor minivan plant down

Windsor plant

The Windsor minivan plant has cancelled all production for today without giving a reason. Skilled trades and employees engaged in launching new vehicles were called in for work.

The UAW has struck a number of Stellantis parts distribution centers, which will start to impact dealers trying to get service parts and may impact factories as well. However, the company has a large inventory of minivans at dealerships, so the production stoppage might not be related to the strike.