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! →

Aerodynamics can make a vehicle more fuel efficient by reducing the drag coefficient, a measure that indicates the degree of wind resistance a car body creates. Automakers like Chrysler Group are spending more design time than ever in the wind tunnel, because the most aerodynamic vehicles not only appear sleek, they save consumers money on Read on! →

Fiat is trying to get more people to buy the 500, the European brand’s popular mini car. Fiat has enlisted Jennifer Lopez to help the brand and is offering a Gucci-styled version to attract the jet-set. Designer clothes fans can now get designer cars Just in time for the holidays, there is a new product Read on! →

Ram is putting its best foot forward as it distances itself from Dodge. The 2013 Ram 1500 is, by all accounts, tough as nails. And it squeezes more miles out of a gallon than any other full-size pickup before it. Ram 1500 launches Ram line Chrysler, majority-owned owned by Italian automaker Fiat SpA, is launching Read on! →

Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, has delivered 15 Town & Country plug-in hybrid EV minivans to the fleets of three different cities. The vehicles will be driven by city staffers and tested for two years. Several other cities will receive demonstration fleet hybrid pickups as well. Minivan in Read on! →

Michigan and Ohio are both battleground states in the current presidential campaign. And the success of the post-bailout auto industry remains a hot topic on the campaign trail. However, both GM and Chrysler have forbidden any candidates from entering their facilities until after November 6. City election and presidential campaign The ban includes all campaigning Read on! →

Former Obama Car Czar and author of tell-all book “Overhaul” Steven Rattner recently told the International Motor Press Association that he is optimistic about light-vehicle sales in 2011, reports Wards Auto. Rattner foresees 14 million units sold this year, and 15 million in 2012. In the long term, this trend should continue until U.S. automakers Read on! →