Filed under: New York Auto Show, Sedan, Chevrolet, Design/Style The world is set to get an all-new Chrysler 200 next year, thereby finally putting the bones of the long-serving Sebring to rest. To tide us all over until then, the automaker has released the 2013.5 200 S Special Edition. As a collaboration between Chrysler and the Imported from Detroit clothing line, the sedan features plenty of aesthetic tweaks to give it a bit more attitude
Filed under: Sedan, Chevrolet, First Drives Can A Fleet Queen Become a Fullsize King? On paper, the Chevrolet Impala is a pretty strong seller, posting annual sales that have hovered right around 170,000 units for the last two years, but it only takes one trip to practically any rental car agency to discover where the majority of those sales have come from. In fact, General Motors told Autoblog that a full 70 percent of Impala sales last year went to fleet companies for things like rental cars and government vehicles.
Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Podcasts, Buick, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Hyundai, Design/Style 2013 Detroit Auto Show recap featuring Corvette, plus Ralph Gilles interview Episode #316 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert and Michael Harley talk about the sights that have been seen at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, especially the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. Plus, Dan and Zach recorded an interview with Ralph Gilles, head of SRT and design for Chrysler, and we share that as part of the podcast as well
Filed under: Detroit Auto Show, Etc., Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Design/Style We record Autoblog Podcast #316 tonight, and you can drop us your questions and comments regarding the rest of the week’s news via our Q&A module below.
Filed under: Sedan , Cadillac , Chrysler , Ford , Toyota , Specialty The deaths of the Ford Crown Victoria and the Lincoln Town Car have meant overhauls of three high-profile American fleets: police, taxi and livery car. Just as police fleets are more open to considering other options and a Nissan van is the new face of the NYC taxi, livery car companies are looking at replacements for the Town Car beyond The Blue Oval.
Filed under: Sedan , Marketing/Advertising , Chrysler , Design/Style We’re not sure if you heard, but Chrysler likes to celebrate the fact that it’s from Detroit. You know, with the whole ” Imported from Detroit ” campaign featuring Eminem
Filed under: Sedan , Performance , Chrysler , Australia Chrysler Australia is preparing to launch a new, slightly de-contented version of its 300 SRT8 performance sedan for the Australian market. The planned SRT8 model comes in response to feedback from Aussie buyers, many of whom have expressed interest in a car with the 300 SRT8′s performance, but without all of the high-end features and the big sticker price. The Chrysler 300 STR8 currently sells for around $66,000 Australian; the intended price for the new, stripped down version of the car is reported to be under $60k Australian.
Filed under: Classics , Convertible , Performance , Plants/Manufacturing , Chrysler , Dodge , Specialty , Design/Style Before Chrysler had Street and Racing Technology , it had Performance Vehicle Operations.
Filed under: Minivan/Van , Plants/Manufacturing , Chrysler , Volkswagen Last week, we reported that production of the Chrysler -based Volkswagen Routan minivan had been halted since July, and its future seemed grim. It appears now that the Volkswagen minivan will live on, with production resuming in 2013.