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Chrysler talks about its new Pentastar V6 workhorse engine

Chrysler talks about its new Pentastar V6 workhorse engine

While some people need vehicles with loads of power and torque, such as trucks for work or for play, and automotive enthusiasts may yearn for a big V-8 under the hood of their vehicle, most people want a more fuel-efficient V-6 engine. Chrysler has a new Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 engine that will be the replacement for the aging V-6s across the Chrysler Group's vehicle lineup. Going to a common engine across the entire Chrysler group line will help the company save money and eliminate V-6 engine component lists for different power plants.

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Chrysler unveils plan to manufacture Jeeps in China

Chrysler unveils plan to manufacture Jeeps in China

Chrysler has announced a deal with Guangzhou Automobile Group, a Chinese manufacturer, that will bring Jeep production back to China. This won't be the first time the popular brand has been manufactured in China, with the initial production round taking place in 1983 and ending in 2009. Three import models are still available in the nation, but this deal will be a big step in expanding the Jeep brand there.

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US automaker squealed on Hyundai & Kia economy fudge says EPA exec

US automaker squealed on Hyundai & Kia economy fudge says EPA exec

A senior exec from a US car manufacturer stuck the knife in on false Hyundai and Kia fuel-economy claims, quietly reporting the foreign marques for "cheating" to the EPA. A "credible" VP from a domestic automaker made the claims back in 2010, former EPA exec Margo Oge confirmed to Automotive News, though declined to confirm which of the brands dropped their Korean rivals in it.

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Fiat 500e teaser previews 2013′s must-have EV

Fiat 500e teaser previews 2013′s must-have EV

Fiat has been teasing details around its next electric vehicle, the Fiat 500e, expected to arrive on Californian shores sometime in 2013. The new car - which will make its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show kicking off on November 30 - will feature some aesthetic differences from the regular gas-powered model, with the burnt orange of the promo car Fiat is using in its teaser being offset with matte white detailing around the mirrors and  lower front grille.

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California demands electric cars from more manufacturers

California demands electric cars from more manufacturers

California has gained a reputation as one of the scripted governmental bodies in the world when it comes to the environment, and like it or not, there's no denying that its legislation drives green technology. At the moment the top six automakers in the state - Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Nissan - are required to sell a certain number of all-electric or fuel-cell cars every year. California has updated its mandate so that by 2018, any automaker that sells 20,000 vehicles or more in the state will also be held accountable.

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Chrysler group unveils industry’s first in-vehicle wireless charging solution

Chrysler group unveils industry’s first in-vehicle wireless charging solution

There've been wireless charging solutions to use at home or in the office for a while now. I think most of us are familiar with these solutions that use a special case or battery door on your smartphone allowing you to set it down on charging plate to recharge the battery without having to fiddle with wires. For the most part, we have always had to fiddle with wires and DC adapters in the car, but Chrysler Group LLC is changing that.

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Chrysler does handbrake turn: $183m income after 2010′s losses

Chrysler does handbrake turn: $183m income after 2010′s losses

Chrysler has apparently done the impossible, turning around dire losses of $652m in 2010 to make $183m in income in 2011, with operating profit doubling to $2bn. Announcing its full year 2011 figures today, the car firm even managed to choke down a $551m debt payment in Q2, and still exceeded operating profit against the previous year by 2.5x. It's not from selling a huge increase in cars, either.

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