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  • Chrysler to Add High-Mileage Diesel for Ram 1500

    Chrysler to Add High-Mileage Diesel for Ram 1500

    by Bryan Laviolette The Detroit Bureau February 14, 2013 Chrysler will add a diesel option for the Ram 1500 pickup, making it the only automaker to offer the high-mileage technology on a half-ton truck… But Chrysler may not be the only maker to market a diesel standard-duty pickup for long. General Motors is reportedly considering such an option for its newly redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models, while Toyota and Nissan may add diesels when their redesigned Tundra and […]

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  • Are diesels ready to go mainstream in U.S.?

    Are diesels ready to go mainstream in U.S.?

    by James R. Healey USA TODAY February 13, 2013 Chrysler’s dramatic and unexpected move to offer a diesel in its standard-duty Ram pickup is the latest sign that diesel engines are on the verge of explosive growth in the U.S. in both trucks and cars. It’s been a long time coming. Read more…

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  • Chrysler gearing up fuel efficiency

    Chrysler gearing up fuel efficiency

    by Grace Macaluso The Windsor Star February 12, 2013 When Chrysler Group launches the next generation minivan sometime in 2015, it will likely feature the latest in the automaker’s powertrain technology ‚Äî a nine-speed automatic transmission. The multiple gear box is playing a major role in the quest among automakers to extract as much fuel economy and performance as possible from the internal combustion engine. Read more…

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  • New cars at Chicago Auto Show sip gasoline

    New cars at Chicago Auto Show sip gasoline

    by Robert Channick Chicago Tribune February 8, 2013 The 105th Chicago Auto Show, which opens Saturday at McCormick Place, will feature the latest high-tech innovations, screaming muscle cars and drool-worthy exotics. But the biggest head-turner may be a small black-and-white number affixed to the windows of the impossibly polished vehicles ‚Äî the estimated miles per gallon. After years of high gas prices, fuel efficiency is becoming as sexy as horsepower for many car buyers, and a priority for manufacturers. Read […]

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  • Memo from Detroit Auto Show:  “We’re hiring!”

    Memo from Detroit Auto Show: “We’re hiring!”

    Even during the darkest days of the U.S. auto industry, when industry giants GM and Chrysler faced bankruptcy in 2009 and threatened to take hundreds of supplier firms with them, the Detroit Auto Show was still a place to see innovative car designs and the latest in automotive technology. Back then, however, the Motor City’s annual celebration of its hometown industry wasn’t much of a place to go job-hunting. Four years later, it’s a different story.

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  • The Big Three trucks: The fight for the fuel efficiency crown

    The Big Three trucks: The fight for the fuel efficiency crown

    by Howard J. Elmer Autonet.ca January 23, 2013 …So, fuel is what this war is about ‚Äì one that is playing out in a unique truck-world way. Take a good look at today’s pickup trucks ‚Äì half-tons in particular ‚Äì and you’ll see they have never been larger than they are now, and while some weight has been lost by using high-strength steel and hydro-forming of the frames, they are still huge. Yet buyers are demanding better fuel economy and […]

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