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Dodge Viper to stay in retirement

The rumoured revival of the Dodge Viper has been shut down by the CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Sergio Marchionne. Speaking with media during the group's mid-term presentation for its investors, Marchionne ruled out a third-generation of the Dodge supercar, saying "it's not in the plan"...

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2018 Ram 2500, 3500 pricing and specs
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2018 Ram 2500, 3500 pricing and specs

Ateco Australia has announced a host of 2018 model year changes to the Ram 2500 and 3500 in Australia, promising better comfort and refinement from a new, locally-developed suspension tune. Behind the wheel, the changes start with a new 8.4-inch uConnect touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto...


Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat survive with a narrowed focus
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Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat survive with a narrowed focus

In the lead up to Fiat Chrysler's presentation to investors at Balocco, Italy, rumours and reports have swirled about the future of the Fiat, Dodge, and Chrysler brands. Some going so far as to suggest to death of one, but, it turns out, they'll all live on for now, each with a much narrower focus than before...


Dodge Viper to be revived in 2021 – report
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Dodge Viper to be revived in 2021 – report

The Dodge Viper went out of production nearly a year ago, but it's alleged that the company's front-engined supercar could be getting revived once again – according to a new report out of the US. While official details are few and far between at this stage, Car and Driver says "trust us: A new Viper is happening"...


Dodge Demon v Lamborghini Huracan drag race – Video
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Dodge Demon v Lamborghini Huracan drag race – Video

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Lamborghini Huracan aren't natural rivals, but they do make for an interesting and entertaining straight-line duel. In a new video, DragTimes pits a Demon equipped with a race gas ECU, 100 octane fuel, race air filter and staggered tyres against a Huracan LP610-4...


2019 Dodge Charger facelift teased
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2019 Dodge Charger facelift teased

A facelift for the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat has been teased ahead of its debut in the next few months. At this point in time, details about the updated model are scant. Fiat Chrysler is only saying that it is "doubling down with upgrades inside and out"...


Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 drags Dodge Demon - video
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Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 drags Dodge Demon - video

Ever wondered who would win out of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and Dodge Challenger SRT Demon at a drag strip? This video could have the answer. Posted by Farmer Machine Co Racing, the new clip shows the two wild muscle cars settling the score once and for all at Richmond Dragway in Virginia, USA...


Dodge teases wilder 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat
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Dodge teases wilder 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat

Dodge has teased the 2019 Challenger SRT Hellcat, with a mean retro-inspired look up front. We don't know anything about the supercharged V8 lurking under the bonnet, but that bonnet itself (or hood, in American speak) has gained a dual-snorkel air intake. It's designed to bring to mind Mopar muscle from the mid-1960s and early-1970s, but Dodge also says it will ram even more air into the hungry Hemi V8 lurking within...


Poll: Hennessey Exorcist pips the Demon
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Poll: Hennessey Exorcist pips the Demon

Dodge might have started the supernatural muscle car trend with its Challenger SRT Demon, but it's been outdone by the hotted-up Hennessey Exorcist in our latest poll. More than 1000 people voted in this week's face-off, with 53 per cent of voters handing the Camaro-based Exorcist a narrow victory over its factory rival...


Fiat Chrysler to kill diesel by 2022 - Report
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Fiat Chrysler to kill diesel by 2022 - Report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will end production of its diesel vehicles by 2022, telling the Financial Times a lack of demand and high costs are behind the decision. According to the report, people "familiar with the [diesel] strategy" say the company will announce decision as part of a four-year plan, set to be fully revealed on June 1...


VIDEO: Farewelling the Dodge Viper at the Nurburgring
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VIDEO: Farewelling the Dodge Viper at the Nurburgring

Dodge farewelled the Viper last year, after almost 26 years of tail-out, terrifying fun. Rather than letting the V10 snake go quietly into the night, 378 dedicated fans paid to send a Viper GTS-R Commemorative Edition ACR to the Nurburgring for a final fang...


RAM 2500 and 3500 recalled for transmission fix
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RAM 2500 and 3500 recalled for transmission fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled the 2010 RAM 2500 and 3500 to fix an issue with the gear selector. According to the company, the Brake Transmission Interlock pin could become locked open, allowing owners to shift the car out of Park without pressing the brake. This increases the risk of a rollaway, putting occupants and other road users at risk...


Fiat Chrysler, owners and US government nearing diesel solution
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Fiat Chrysler, owners and US government nearing diesel solution

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has entered talks with diesel owners and the US Department of Justice, as the parties near settlement over cars fitted with emissions defeat devices. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a lawsuit against FCA in May this year, arguing the company used a 'defeat device' in 104,000 Ram 1500 pickup trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs fitted with the 3...


Talking crate engines with Jeep Performance at SEMA
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Talking crate engines with Jeep Performance at SEMA

I recently attended SEMA 2017 on behalf of CarAdvice and StreetFX, to check out some of the aftermarket goodies on show. In this video, we have a chat to Todd Beddick, product manager in the Jeep Performance Division, to discuss the range of Mopar crate engines you can buy off-the-shelf for your project car...


Dodge Hellcat V8, Honda Civic Type R motors now available as crate engines
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Dodge Hellcat V8, Honda Civic Type R motors now available as crate engines

The 6.2-litre supercharged Hellcat V8 used by Dodge and Jeep, and the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder from the latest Honda Civic Type R can now be bought as crate engines from their respective manufacturers. Hellcats for everyone Fiat Chrysler will debut the new "Hellcrate" engine at the SEMA 2017, which kicks off shortly in Las Vegas...


Chrysler, Dodge end right-hand drive production - report
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Chrysler, Dodge end right-hand drive production - report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has reportedly ceased right-hand drive production at its Windsor and Brampton facilities in Canada. According to a report by of South Africa's Allpar, the move means the Chrysler and Dodge brands will be leaving South Africa early next year, spelling the end for nameplates like the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Journey...


2011-15 Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont recalled for steering wheel fix
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2011-15 Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont recalled for steering wheel fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 9896 vehicles across its 2011 to 2015 Dodge 'JC' Journey and Fiat 'JF' Freemont model lines over concerns a faulty steering wheel harness could cause the airbag to deploy randomly. The manufacturer reports that the steering wheel wire harness may become trapped between a tab on the wheel plastic back cover and the edge of the horn plate...


Dodge's last Viper rolls off the production line
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Dodge's last Viper rolls off the production line

The last-ever Dodge Viper rolled off the production line at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit last week. Head of Design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Ralph Gilles, has been posting photos on his Instagram account of the final moments as he was there to bid farewell to the red Viper, which will be kept as part of the Dodge heritage collection...


2017 RAM 2500 Laramie
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2017 RAM 2500 Laramie

See the full article here. These days it's not uncommon to see dual cab utes towing all manner of large trailers. Horse floats, cars and boats are common as flies in some parts. This is their bread and butter, but with all that weight, you have to wonder how the engine copes long term and that's precisely where the American tank-esque RAM 2500 Laramie comes into its own...


Fiat Chrysler rejected Chinese bid, others interested - report
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Fiat Chrysler rejected Chinese bid, others interested - report

Fiat Chrysler could be acquired by a Chinese car maker, with reports indicating it has already rejected one offer for no reason other than the size of the offer. According to Automotive News, a large Chinese automaker recently had a bid for the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) turned down...