Quality chief to run North American engineering

CTC HQ

Jessica Lafond, the former leader of STLA North American engineering technical centers, is leaving the auto industry. She is being replaced by Mark Champine, head of North America customer experience since 2021 and head of quality since 2018, is being promoted to lead North American engineering technical centers. He reports directly to Harald Wester, head of … 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

Preregister for MSHS HEMI’nsanity, Get an Invite to Dodge Speed Week Debuts

Dodge Challenger

Back on June 23rd, the Dodge announced that the brand would host several days of new product debuts during the week leading up to the Woodward Dream Cruise. Dodge Speed Week technically runs for more than a week, beginning with the media preview for Roadkill Nights on Friday August 12 and including Roadkill on the … Read more

Mopars have most APEAL, JD Power says

2022 JD Power APEAL study for Mopars

Dodge has again claimed the top mass-market-brand spot in the J.D. Power APEAL study, which considers “performance, execution, and layout.” That makes Dodge the first domestic brand to get the #1 mass-market ranking for three years in a row. Ram was #2 for the third consecutive year, and the Ram 1500 was judged the best … Read more

HEMI’nsanity is a Must for the Ultimate Woodward Dream Cruise Experience

Dodge Challenger Hellcat

The Woodward Dream Cruise is an amazing event, with tens of thousands of muscle cars cruising up and down Woodward Avenue in Metro Detroit and all sorts of displays in the parking lots along the way. For Mopar fans, the Modern Street Hemi Shootout parking area in Pontiac, along the Dream Cruise route, has been … Read more

The Official Mopar Blog Gets a Redesign

The Mopar Blog

The Mopar Blog is not new, but the official brand website recently received a full redesign that makes it easier to use and more interesting to enthusiasts of both old and new models. The website includes five key sections – Culture, From the Garage, News, Learning Center and On the Track – each of which … Read more

Surprise: Trenton to get investment, but not for engines

Trenton Engine

The Trenton Engine plant has two sections, North and South, sharing a parking lot and location near I-75 and MI-85, close to the Detroit River. Since the complex only makes engines and parts which are expected to be phased out, some believed the historic plant’s days were numbered. Instead, Stellantis is planning to spend $25 … Read more

Dodge to Reveal at Least 3 New Products in August

Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge

This morning, Dodge announced that the Roadkill Nights event in Metro Detroit will be a part of what the brand is calling Dodge Speed Week – starting on August 12th and finishing up on August 20th – with 3 days of worldwide product reveals in the middle. We don’t know exactly what will be introduced … Read more

Low 8-second Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye for Sale

Brian Felter Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye

We rarely talk about private vehicle sales, but it is rare that a legitimate low-8-second Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye hits the open market. However, that is the case here, as the gorgeous 2019 Challenger Redeye shown here, currently owned and driven by Brian Felter has run 8.0s in the quarter mile and it is … Read more

New generation of engines boosting power

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe PHEV

A new generation of engines has bolstered power across the entire former-Chrysler lineup, with the possible exception of the four-cylinder realm—where output is higher, but reviewers have gotten slower acceleration. The across-the-board increase was highlighted by comments from “vbondjr1”: New / Old Old HP Old Torque New HP New Torque 1.3T / 2.4 184 177 … Read more