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Defective Airbags Claim 3 Lives, FCA Recalls 1.9 Million Cars Globally 16
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chrysler, Chrysler 200, Chrysler Sebring, Dodge, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Caliber, FCA, Jeep, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Lancia, Lancia Flavia, Recalls on 09 16th, 2016

Following an analysis prompted by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of certain field events and other vehicle data, the automaker has announced a recall for approximately 1.9 million cars worldwide.
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Dodge Fans: Look For A Caliber Replacement at 2012 NAIAS 17
Posted by Kurt Ernst in 2012 NAIAS, Automotive, Chrysler, Dodge, Dodge Caliber, Kurt, News on 06 17th, 2011

The 2011 Dodge Caliber R/T. Image: Chrysler Group LLC

If you’re partial to all things Dodge, here’s another reason to attend the 2012 Detroit Auto Show (or at least keep a close eye on the news feeds): Dodge is said to be unveiling a replacement for the less-than-well-received Caliber. The Caliber ended production in 2010, and it’s quite possible that no one even noticed. When a noted auto journalist complained about the handling and braking of the Caliber in SRT trim, a Chrysler engineer said something along the lines of, “It’s a Caliber, and we did the best we could.”

Those days at Chrysler, thankfully, are gone, and with Ralph Gilles at the helm of the SRT division, good things are coming. In fact when I spoke with Gilles in Miami last February, he hinted at an upcoming small performance car from Dodge. Whatever the replacement for the Caliber turns out to be, that makes me think there’s an SRT version on the drawing board as well. Thanks to their partnership with Fiat, Chrysler has quite a few more platforms available to them, so don’t be surprised if the new compact entry from Dodge is based on a Fiat design.

Source: Autoblog

Fiat-based Dodge Confirmed by Chrysler 25
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Chrysler, Compact Wide architecture, Concept car news, Dodge, Dodge Caliber, Fiat on 10 25th, 2010

There has been a confirmation from Chrysler that the first Fiat – based Dodge will be out in the latter part of 2011. This is only the very first stage of confirmation and so there are very few concrete details available about the vehicle.

However, it is known that it will be a sedan, based on the Compact Wide architecture, akin to the Alfa Romeo Giulietta (pictured alongside). The engine will most probably be a 1.4 liter FIRE MultiAir that has 101 hp (75 kW /102 PS) to 173 hp (129 kW / 175 PS). The new vehicle will be offering a high efficiency version of this currently existing engine, which will enable it to get up to 40 mpg.

The car will replace the Dodge Caliber and  production will take place in the United States.

(Via Automotive News)