Dodge Shares a Cool Branded Bingo Board on Social Media

Dodge Bingo Sign

If you follow the Dodge brand on Facebook, you likely know that the social media channel is quite busy, often posting information about the current models along with sharing images of owner’s vehicles from their own social media accounts. Earlier today, the Dodge Facebook account shared a “story” showing a bingo board with a long …

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Don’t be scared by fake auto-industry emails

People out there are getting scared by reports that the government is secretly causing the current vehicle shortage, to try to force everyone to drive cars they can control with secret kill switches and computer overrides. The story claims that the government will be able to track you by your car. The story is spread …

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New Dodges, unabashed plant speculation, and the RU crossover

Brampton - final Dodge Demon

Months ago, Automotive News published an article noting that analysts thought the Belvidere (Illinois) plant, currently home of the Cherokee, would switch to making the company’s forthcoming BEVs around 2023, and that Brampton (Ontario) would lose its large-car monopoly and possibly be converted to making batteries. The article worried (and still worries) people working at …

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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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