Speculation: How a Peugeot-style branding system could work in the USA

Peugeot SA, like Volkswagen AG, tended to reflect American automakers of the 1930s-to-1980s: similar cars were sold under different brands, varying in trim, soundproofing, convenience features, and such. Peugeot maintained four brands—Citroën, DS, and Opel being the other three. That system, in Chrysler’s case, led to extremely similar cars being sold, with varying sizes, trim … Read more

Mopar: more power, less service?

J.D. Power has released their 2021 review of customer service at car dealerships throughout the United States. Unlike the quality surveys, where Land Rover and Tesla anchor the bottom to make the Mopars look good, the customer service index is anchored by Mopar brands—with all but Dodge taking the bottom slots. (Maserati, along with Tesla … Read more

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Arrives with 471hp, Unrivaled Luxury

All-new 2022 Grand Wagoneer Series III (left) and 2022 Wagoneer

This morning, the all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer were formally introduced to the world. We knew that the big debut was coming and we knew that the two vehicles would be based on the Ram 1500 DT chassis architecture, but it was unclear how the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer would differ. Some believed … Read more

Leah Pruett Coming to Modern Street Hemi Shootout Season Opener

Leah Pruett

When the Modern Street Hemi Shootout opens their 2021 schedule with the Legmaker Intakes event at Orlando Speedworld, NHRA superstar and Mopar racer Leah Pruett will be in attendance. Pruett will be handling a handful of duties, and while she won’t be making any passes in either of her NHRA race cars, she went down … Read more

First of the Moab concepts

jeep magneto concept

Stellantis has provided two sketches of the modified Jeeps it will show off in Moab on March 27 through April 4 at the Easter Jeep Safari. One of them is clearly the Magneto; one is blue and one is orange; and both have working headlights. Chances are the Magneto is either electric or 4xe; and … Read more

Jeep Grand Wagoneer to Debut on March 11th, Previewed Today

Preproduction Jeep Grand Wagoneer

The new Jeep Grand Wagoneer will make its formal debut online on March 11th, which was announced on the brand’s official Facebook page this morning. That announcement included four pictures of what the post claims is a preproduction model, but with some distinct differences from the concept vehicle, this is very likely our first look … Read more

Mopars at Auction: Pickup Garners Second Highest Price

d500 auction

GAA Classic Cars auctioned off a number of Mopars at its North Carolina auction recently; a number of 1959 Mopars were included in the sales, with six Dodges, a Plymouth, Imperial, DeSoto, and Chrysler letter-car moving across the block. A 1959 Dodge D500 truck, in the high-end Custom Sierra trim, sold for $51,000, the second … Read more

Alfa Romeo’s new leader in the USA

1968-Alfa-Stradale

Larry Dominique will switch from leading an abandoned return of Peugeot to the United States, to being the leader of Alfa Romeo in North America. He is currently the CEO of Peugeot North America. Dominique had planned a unique re-entry to the United States: rather than getting franchisees to build large dealerships, he would have used technology to … Read more

Stellantis going all-in on electrics in US

Stellantis is planning to put more effort into battery-electric cars as it sees hybrid powertrains eventually fading out. The automaker, which includes the 14 brands of the former Chrysler, Fiat, and Peugeot groups, is acting like others on the belief that making mass-market internal combustion engines will eventually be banned in Europe and other regions. … Read more

Jeep making extra-long Compass in 2022

Jeep will, according to Motor1—which has a spy shot from Europe to support their statement—come out with a seven-seater crossover based on the Compass. Slated for 2022, the crossover would only be made in India and is unlikely to reach the United States—at least, as a Jeep. The idea is for both right-hand-drive cars (Wrangler and … Read more