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The numbers are in, and 2016 was another banner year for light-vehicle sales in the U.S. All told, American consumers purchased more than 17.5 million new cars and trucks.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Dodge division issued a press release today introducing the Challenger GT, an all-wheel-drive variant of the brand’s performance-oriented coupe. The 2017 Dodge Challenger GT starts at $34,490 and comes standard with a 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 and an 8-speed automatic transmission.
New Family Vehicle Award Highlights Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2017 Best Buy List–Chrysler Pacifica Takes Honor
Genesis G90 earns Best Buy in brand’s inaugural year
Mercedes-Benz revealed concept illustrations today of its X-Class midsize pickup, which is scheduled to go on sale in select markets next year.
Two articles from Collectible Automobile® magazine, a Consumer Guide® Automotive companion publication, have won writing awards from an international vehicle-history association.
General Motors’s Buick division issued a press release today announcing the creation of a new top-line luxury sub-brand: Avenir. Per Buick spokesperson Arianna Kughn, Avenir will function for Buick much like the Denali sub-brand does for the GMC truck and SUV lineup.
In the Star Trek canon, Project Genesis was a program by which the Federation would take a dead and lifeless planet and convert it into a lush, ocean-and-plant-filled paradise ready for human inhabitance.
Last year, BMW sold almost 350,000 vehicles in the U.S.–almost twice as many cars and SUVs as Cadillac sold here. The reasons for BMW’s relative success are numerous, yet it can be tempting to oversimplify the situation and conclude that Americans prefer the German maker’s hardware to that of Cadillac. While that may be true, there’s more to the picture–or in Cadillac’s case, less.
Spurred by the success of Ford’s Transit Connect and the various versions of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ram tapped its Fiat partner for a couple of commercial vans of its own. Both the big ProMaster and smaller ProMaster City were already being sold overseas when they adopted Ram badges a couple of years ago. Notable is that both are front-wheel drive, both are of unibody construction, and both are also offered in chassis-cab configurations “over there”; yet only the ProMaster’s has been sent stateside … so far.
Jeep is certainly the brightest jewel in the Fiat-Chrysler crown. Most models get only minor changes as they enter the 2017 model year, though more might be coming later on. Stay tuned….