Aaron Foley

Associate Editor,

Aaron covers Chrysler for WardsAuto.

Toyota Posts July Sales Gain; IS Brings Younger Buyers to Lexus
The auto maker sees another strong month, as the U.S. economy rebounds and it prepares for new versions of the Corolla sedan and Tundra pickup.
Chrysler Posts Best July Since 2006, Despite Slip From June
The auto maker shows year-to-year gains with specific models and delivers a higher tally from last year, but no brand outperformed June’s results.
Growing Dodge Customer Base One Model at a Time
Delayed buildouts suggest Chrysler is looking for a way to keep Dodge showrooms filled until fresher product arrives or perhaps ease the transition to a smaller lineup. Not every brand has to cover every segment, a key executive says.
Marchionne Looks Toward Year End IPO for Chrysler
A court decision on the price of Chrysler shares could come by tomorrow. Meanwhile, the launch of the Jeep Cherokee is being pushed back one month due to quality issues.
World Class Manufacturing Takes Center Stage at Chrysler Plants
As the Chrysler-Fiat merger takes hold, factories in the U.S. are becoming ground zero for training and development techniques that can be spread in facilities across the world.
SRT Grand Cherokee Finds New Off-Road Home at Race Track
Jeep’s new high-performance model has an unassuming demeanor but offers white-knuckle experience on the track.
'14 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
SRT Grand Cherokee maintains a calm demeanor in everyday driving but is ready to pounce when provoked.
Jeep Bets on New Rear-Axle Disconnect to Save Fuel, Keep Loyalists  2
As more vehicles feature front-wheel drive and smaller powertrains, Jeep faces the challenge of meeting fuel-economy demands while maintaining the brand’s heritage.
Detroit Bankruptcy Won’t Stall Auto Makers’ Revival, Experts Say
Industry-watchers say there will be a minority who “will buy a Toyota or Honda because Detroit is bankrupt,” but the resurgence of GM, Ford and Chrysler won’t be slowed.
Bigger and Better, SRT Grand Cherokee Faces Competition
It wasn’t the target, but an emerging segment of high-performance SUVs has Jeep pitted in the market against such German luxury brands as Porsche and BMW.
American Designers See Opportunity in Working With Fiat 
The partnership between American and Italian designers remains fruitful, with both sides working to preserve the heritage of Fiat’s calling card, the 500.
Kuniskis Goes Full Speed Ahead in New Dodge Role 4
The executive promises some new products for the brand, but for now looks ahead to a new Durango SUV and improved market performance by the Dart sedan.
Ram Expands Engine Offerings 
The diesel-dominant heavy-duty pickup line gets a tried-and-true gas-powered HEMI, while the light-duty line adds its first diesel.
'Serendipity' for Chrysler Engineers Developing Electrified 500
A top engineer reveals that long before Fiat expressed interest in Chrysler, the U.S. auto maker was developing an electric powertrain for an unspecified vehicle.
500L Defies Conventionality With Spunk, Style
Though it technically falls in the competitive B-segment category, Fiat avoids calling the 500L a subcompact as the auto maker targets style-conscious, forward-thinking customers.

Mar 8, 2018

Toyota Camry Hybrid 2.5L Atkinson 4-Cyl. – 2018 Award Acceptance

Masashi Hakariya, project manager-engine development at Toyota, accepts award for Toyota Camry Hybrid at 2018 Wards 10 Best Engines ceremony....More


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