Sand-colored Gobi Jeeps for ’22

Gobi Wrangler / Gladiator

Jeep has added a new Gobi paint color to the 2022 Jeep Gladiator and Wrangler option sheet. the sand color, named after the Asian desert, was first available on the 2020 Gladiator; it has never been an option for the Wrangler. The color could be described as being near tan. 

Stellantis hit by Russian export ban

Russia has reacted to EU and North American sanctions by banning the export of numerous products—including motor vehicles such as the vans that Stellantis was gearing to export from a new joint-venture factory there. The vans may still be exported to other countries which are not affected by Russia’s 48-nation ban. Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, … Read more

Dodge Power Brokers are open now

TSR Dodge Announcement

The Dodge Power Brokers dealer network is officially open now. The exclusive source for Dodge’s new Direct Connection factory-backed performance parts has nearly 100 dealerships in 34 states across the United States, with more dealers set to join it in the coming months. Certified Dodge Power Brokers staff have extra training in Dodge features and … Read more

Restyled 2023 Ram ProMaster raises the roof, adds features and volume

2023 Ram ProMaster

The 2023 Ram ProMaster, formally introduced today at the Work Truck Trade Show in Indianapolis, adds to the many 2022 model-year upgrades with a new front end design, superior headlights, and other features. While the headlights and grille are the most obvious changes, this hauling machine is more than just a prettier face. The new super … Read more

How does Carlos Tavares see Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, and Ram?

During the 2030 strategy presentation, Carlos Tavares pointed to the many Stellantis brands as a major asset. He noted that car prices range from 6,000 to 200,000+ euros, and described each brand with one or two words. The former Chrysler brands are bolded. Alfa Romeo: Sportiness Chrysler: Ingenious Citroën: Care Dodge: Muscle DS: Art of … Read more

Stellantis staying in Russia, donating to Ukrainian NGO

Carlos Tavares

Stellantis has set up two Russian-invasion task forces, according to Reuters as cited in Automotive News. One is to comply with sanctions, and the other is to safeguard their 71 employees in Ukraine with a “24/7 dedicated support team.” Carlos Tavares stated that the company would continue to sell cars in Russia, even as most automakers … Read more

Dodge Charger Hellcats at Diecast Pub

GreenLight Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

We haven’t talked about new diecast cars based on the Dodge Hellcat models in quite some time, but even after more than 7 years, Hellcat related collectibles are still a hot commodity. Among both hardcore diecast collectors and casual Mopar collectors alike, those who like the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat … Read more

When will Compass, City drop the 2.4?

2.4-liter MultiAir Tigershark Engine

The 2022 Jeep Cherokee dropped all but one front wheel drive configuration, raised the specs of the base model, and eliminated the 2.4 liter four-cylinder. Why is there still one front drive version? Most likely to keep the 31 mpg advertised highway mileage, which is much tougher to achieve with four driven wheels. Dropping the … Read more

2022 Jeep Cherokee: base engine dropped, FWD in just one model

2022 jeep cherokee trailhawk

The sole four-cylinder engine on the 2022 Jeep Cherokee has been upgraded from the 2.4 liter, 186 horsepower powerplant developed during the Daimler years. It is now the 2.0-liter turbocharged GME, which provides 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That is superior to the 3.2 liter V6’s output of 271 horsepower and 239 pound-feet; … Read more

Direct Connection Sponsoring the MSHS Street Class for 2022

Direct Connection Modern Street Hemi Shootout

If you are reading this, you likely already know, but the Modern Street Hemi Shootout (MSHS) series is the premier racing organization for modern Mopar racers or classic vehicles powered by a late model Hemi. It is the biggest Mopar series with the fastest modern Mopar-powered race cars in the world (there is even a … Read more

More electric-Ram teaser drawing; Ram 3500 EV

2024 BEV electric Ram 1500

Ram released two more sketches which may show the styling direction for the electric Ram 1500, which now has a projected release date of 2024. Future heavy duty Rams will, according to the strategy presentation, use hydrogen fuel cells rather than batteries to power their electric motors, though buyers can also expect Cummins diesels to … Read more

Muscle Cars at the Strip has Autocross, Too

Muscle Cars at the Strip

We have talked a few times about the upcoming Muscle Cars at the Strip event in Las Vegas, which will be the location of the World’s Fastest Hellcat Challenge. Muscle Cars at the Strip, or MATS for short, is based mostly around the drag racing program, but there is also an autocross program sponsored by … Read more

Separated at birth? Opel and Jeep

Jeep Renegade and Opel Grandland twins

The new Jeep battery-electric shown earlier today bears a startling resemblance to the Opel Grandland. Both are made by parent company Stellantis, but they are unlikely to actually be the same—despite some appearances. The Jeep is reputed to be about the same size as the current Renegade, and to be made alongside a similar Alfa … Read more

First BEV Jeep: Cherokee or Renegade replacement?

first electric jeep

While there are rumors of the Belvidere plant being switched to making BEVs and the Cherokee switching formats in late 2023, the first electric Jeep will be this Renegade-sized-and-styled mini-crossover. Since the Renegade and Compass are Jeep’s big sellers in Europe, and Europe is moving all-electric long before the United States, doing a vehicle a … Read more