Yes, they sold Patriots in 2021—and 200s, 500s, Vipers, and Town & Countrys

2011 jeep patriot

With buyers desperate for cars this past year, FCA US dealers seem to have successfully cleared out their remaining supplies of unpopular or long-discontinued cars, which might have been used as loaners or demonstrators, or for internal purposes. The dead-but-sold cars include nine Jeep Patriots (only one was sold in 2020, but nine were sold …

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Dodge Challenger Beats Ford Mustang for 2021 Sales Crown

2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock:

The sales numbers are in for the final month of 2021 for Ford, Chevrolet and Dodge, and for the first time ever, the Dodge Challenger is the bestselling muscle car in the United States. For those who don’t like the term “muscle car”, the Dodge Challenger is also the bestselling sporty two-door car in the …

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FCA Canada sales down a bit, with some high points

FCA Canada reported a 10% fall in sales over 2021, compared with 2020. Jeep gained in retail sales by 20% for the full year. The Grand Cherokee, which recently added an “L” three-row variant and a new generation of the two-row model, gained in fourth-quarter retail sales by 56% to be the best selling full …

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Where is Ram’s EV pickup truck? and more from Carlos Tavares

2024 Ram EV

Where is the Ram BEV? According to Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis, “It is now being adjusted every month to improve our specs and capabilities.” The adjustments are being made based on what competitors are doing; the target date for production is in 2024. He reminded the audience that 2021 was a record year for Ram—for …

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Stellantis CEO clarifies Amazon partnership, ProMaster BEV

Carlos Tavares

During a meeting with Morgan Stanley, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares clarified today’s Amazon-Stellantis announcement. The deal with Amazon has three major facets: Stellantis will leverage Amazon’s operating systems in infotainment (an effort which will include the Foxconn partnership); Stellantis will use Amazon’s cloud services (e.g. AWS); The company will sell Amazon “a significant number” of …

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Chrysler Airflow EV Concept Debuts at CES with 400 Horsepower

Chrysler Airflow Concept

Stellantis offers several popular hybrid electric vehicles which offer all-electric driving – including the Jeep Wrangler 4xe and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid – but at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Chrysler Airflow Concept debuted as the company’s first all-electric concept vehicle. With this concept introduction comes the promise of a Chrysler-branded …

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FCA US 2021 sales figures are finally here

2021 sales

Stellantis reported retail sales similar to 2020, and total sales around 2% below 2020. FCA US LLC had sales of 411,513 vehicles in the fourth quarter and 1,777,394 vehicles in all of 2021. By comparison, GM sales dropped by 13% year to year; Honda rose 9%; Hyundai rose 22%; and Ford has not yet reported …

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Betty White has Passed Away at 99

Betty Whte

Almost a year ago, I wrote a piece highlighting the fact that Betty White had recently turned 99 years old. Known best for her role as Rose on Golden Girls, White had an interesting connection to the Plymouth brand – serving as the celebrity spokeswoman for the 1958 model year lineup. We learned from the …

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Freep: Mopars to get EV alerts this month

2022 Dodge Durango police pursuit car (squad)

According to the Detroit Free Press, millions of Ram, Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo cars and trucks will be getting a software update to enable emergency vehicle (EV) alerts. The system will start out in North America, but would be enabled anywhere in the world it is supported by EVs. The news comes after …

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What did you think? Some GME T6 comments

Tornado inline six engine (GME T6)

Back in January, we first brought up the “Tornado” GME T6 engine—but, as I pointed out at the time, I’d also written about the inline six back at allpar, years ago. Now, other publications are starting to discover the story, in some cases providing credit and more information, and in others simply denying it could …

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GME T6 “Tornado” engine is officially real, here’s where it’s made (updated)

While nobody at Stellantis has talked about the new straight-six engine, the turbocharged “Tornado” six is actually listed in the company’s list of manufacturing plants. As Stellpower reported weeks ago, the engine will be made in Saltillo, which is currently home of the Hemi—every Hemi. The new inline six-cylinder engine, possibly the last completely new …

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