Although the new ProMaster City shares much with the Fiat Doblo, Chrysler was able to inject some Ram DNA into the small van’s front fascia, and the brand’s strong influence is evident in the design of the vehicle’s interior as well....More
The front-drive City features sliding side doors and 60/40 split swing rear cargo doors. The passenger model, which seats 5, including the 60/40 tumble-and-fold seat mounted midship, gets glass in the side and rear doors. Cargo models can be purchased with or without the glass.
In the case of battery-electric vehicles, experts see the ramp-up of public charging stations as particularly sluggish. “Bottom line, all the talk about public charging isn’t happening,” says GM’s Britta Gross....More
WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several vehicles vying for 2014 Ward's 10 Best Interiors honors. Vehicles discussed include: GMC Sierra Denali, Toyota Tundra, Chevy Silverado and Mercedes E350....More
Rather than turn to a full-aluminum body, Reid Bigland says Ram is integrating the material where it makes sense, such as the hood, and is achieving class-leading fuel economy by developing innovative powertrains....More
Chrysler’s 3.0L turbodiesel serves up the red meat truck lovers can’t resist. It has a nice grumble, without being overly loud or annoying. Finally, pickup buyers can have the fuel-efficient torque they deserve....More
The winners, which include three diesels, an EV, eight engines using direct fuel injection and six with forced induction, emerged from a field of 44 powertrains evaluated by WardsAuto editors in October and November....More
This is the 20th year for Ward’s 10 Best Engines, a competition created to recognize outstanding powertrain achievement, world-class technologies and those rare engines or electric propulsion systems that are so compelling they help sell the vehicle.
WardsAuto editors have been meeting with several auto makers to discuss their entries for the 2014 Ward's 10 Best Engines competition. Powertrain engineers from Nissan, Chrysler and Hyundai have visited WardsAuto offices in Southfield, MI, to talk technology.
Chrysler takes 20 vehicles to this week's Specialty Equipment Market Assn. event in Las Vegas. The Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, and Fiat cars and trucks are customized with existing Mopar parts and accessories and other concept products meant to elicit feedback from buyers at the show.
A record six diesels are in this year’s competition. WardsAuto editors are driving 45 vehicles with all-new or redesigned engines or propulsion systems. Among the nominees, 20 are turbocharged and three are supercharged....More
Chrysler spent $1.1 billion on the van plant, which will employ 1,100 workers by December. Another $164 million is being invested at the Saltillo North engine plant for production of 2.0L and 2.4L Tigershark 4-cyl. engines....More
Dennis Williams does not seem convinced complete wage parity will occur, as he talks about “bridging” the gap between the two levels and stresses that the automakers must continue to be successful....More
WardsAuto editors gather for a roundtable discussion of several EV and hybrid vehicles vying for 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines honors. Vehicles discussed include: BMW i3 (range extender and pure EV), Fiat 500e, Hyundai Tucson, Kia Soul EV, Lexus NX, Volkswagen e-Golf....More