Got a buck for a car? (“Great Texas Mopar Vehicle Hoard Auction”)

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A huge, online Mopar auction is coming, to break up a collection held in Texas and gathered over the course of many years. Some of the cars are pristine, some are junkers; and there is memorabilia for those who can’t afford the cars (or the shipping). The auction materials are already posted, via Spanky’s Freedom …

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Mopar, Stellantis owners less loyal than GM, but not at bottom

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American Stellantis owners are less likely to stay loyal to the company than buyers of GM or Ford cars, by a wide margin, according to Experian data published recently by Automotive News. However, Stellantis is not at the bottom of the automotive field—though its competitors are generally much smaller. Among major manufacturers, GM is surprisingly …

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How many Mopars are still out there?

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How many Mopars are still being used in the United States? According to Experian, which analyzed all registrations of vehicles in the United States and released a summary to Automotive News, the answer is “quite a few.” However, it’s a little more complicated. First, let’s look at the traditional cars. There are apparently 3.7 million …

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Stellantis’ hefty profits; North America still a powerhouse

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Stellantis has reported high first-half-of-2021 results, with an 11.4% margin; all segments were profitable. The following results are listed in euros; currently, €1 = US$1.19. First, net revenues were €72.6 billion, compared with €19.6 billion one year ago; the net profit was €5.8 billion, vs €797 million in the first half of 2020. Pro format, …

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Strong growth in Mexico

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Stellantis México just reported on its sales figures, which grew 61% compared with June 2020 and now includes Peugeot. Ram dominated the sales lists, with a June record of 2,787 vehicles; the Fiat-based 700 cleared 1,034 sales, while the ProMaster Rapid had 444 and the Ram Light Duty had 828. Dodge posted 1,141 sales, roughly …

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More chip-driven production hits: Stellantis, Ford, GM

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COVID shut down car assembly lines around the world. When they got back up to speed, a delayed reaction from shutdowns of chips and semiconductors—already in short supply—hit unprepared automakers and even Toyota, whose extensive supply-chain relations gave it some foresight. Stellantis cut another 38,000 Cherokees, Voyagers, and Pacificas out of its production schedule as …

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2022 Ram 1500 TRX Order Banks are Open

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

We have confirmed with Stellantis that order banks for the 2022 Ram 1500 (DT) officially opened this today, but only for sold orders. This means that dealerships cannot order 2022 Ram 1500 pickups for inventory, but if you have been waiting to order a 2022 TRX, you can do so today. The downside is that …

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Stellantis posts a good first quarter

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In its first quarter, Stellantis achieved a 23.6% market share in Europe (enough to beat entrenched leader Volkswagen, which includes Audi, Skoda, Seat, and smaller brands) and an 11.5% retail share in the United States; the company also has a market share of 22.2% in South America as a whole. The company shipped out 1,526,000 …

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