Despite some of the positive sales signs that have flashed across the radar screen of the United States auto industry and auto loans landscape lately, economists wonder what could happen to the still-teetering auto industry if the current recession proves to be a “double-dip” or “w-shaped recovery” model. Will there be another government bailout if Read on! →


Chrysler has announced a massive recall of Dodge Ram pickups because of a problem with the steering system at the left-front wheel. Chrysler is recalling nearly 243,000 of the full-size pickups in the United States, including all Ram pickup series from the 2008 model year to the present. Tie rod defect affects Dodge pickups as Read on! →


Chrysler Group LLC pulled back the curtain on an exciting concept minivan at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Chrysler 700C sports rounded styling unlike anything previously seen in a consumer minivan. It is unclear whether it will be produced, however. Re-thinking minivans Chrysler and Fiat SpA head Sergio Read on! →


Compact cars have not been huge sellers in the U.S. in the past. However, car makers think that may be about to change. Gas consumption and eco-consciousness have become part of the automotive landscape. People aren’t thinking of buying a brand new SUV the size of a house so much anymore. Automakers are starting to Read on! →


Fiat-managed property Chrysler continues to face the flames as a new U.S. Chrysler recall has skidded into the news. After having previous recall trouble because of failing brakes and sticky accelerators, new recalls involve five models and almost 600,000 vehicles. The Chrysler group reported potential safety hazards to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Read on! →


September auto sales are up from a year ago. September of 2009 had dismal sales figures. Just like home sales slumping after the expiration of the tax credit, the end of Cash for Clunkers saw car sales drop off slightly. However, modest gains have been realized since that time. However, September sales were only a Read on! →


In a backlash to the bailout of the U.S. auto industry, a New York judge ruled earlier this week that 75 Chrysler dealers, who were terminated as part of Chrysler’s bailout bankruptcy, have the right to sue the U.S. Treasury Department. The judge agrees that the terminations were a violation of Fifth Amendment rights. The Read on! →


Chrysler Group is taking an nontraditional approach to marketing lately. Rather than focusing its efforts in the same old places, Chrysler is targeting areas like malls, schools and music concerts with its “Ride & Drive” program. The underlying principle is that consumers are less stressed than they are at a dealership and will be easier Read on! →


The fight for dominance in the public service vehicle segment is on. Monday Chrysler introduced its new Dodge Durango Special Service SUV. The model, fitted to meet the needs of emergency services and law enforcement, is designed to compete directly with the Ford Police Interceptor Utility, based on the 2012 Explorer, and the Chevy Tahoe Read on! →


Many Americans are nostalgic about muscle cars, and there’s a rumor that the Barracuda may return. Domestic automakers have revived the retro style in certain cars, especially in high-performance models. There has been buzz about the return of classics for some time, and the Barracuda in particular. However, there are some challenges, especially because Plymouth Read on! →