While the past decade or so has seen auto manufacturers tripping over each other in the rush to replace their minivans with crossovers Photo: Simon Hill, Canadian Auto Press of various stripes, Dodge…

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT Plus Road Test Review

While the past decade or so has seen auto manufacturers tripping over each other in the rush to replace their minivans with crossovers of various stripes, Dodge and Chrysler have remained the sole domestic minivan holdouts with the Grand Caravan and Town & Country siblings.

And while it's true that minivans don't garner a whole lot of love from the majority of the car-buying public, they remain surprisingly popular with those who need or appreciate the family-friendly space and practicality that only a minivan can truly offer. Indeed, with few rivals to offer real competition, the Dodge Caravan has become a bit of a sales phenomenon: During the first quarter of 2014 it didn't merely outsell every other minivan in Canada by a huge margin, but outsold every crossover and SUV out there as well, not to mention all but one of the top selling cars, sneaking in behind the Honda Civic (12,407 cars sold) with 11,130 vans sold.

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If you’ve been perusing reviews about Chrysler Group vehicles lately (the new name is Fiat Chrysler Automobile by the way), Photo: Trevor Hofmann, Canadian Auto Press you’ve probably seen…

2014 Dodge Durango Citadel Road Test Review

If you've been perusing reviews about Chrysler Group vehicles lately (the new name is Fiat Chrysler Automobile by the way), you've probably seen a lot of well-worn comments such as "premium-level detailing" and "why bother paying more for a luxury brand?" And while tired old verbiage can make for mind-numbing reading, there's a reason for all the cliché statements.

From top-line models like Chrysler's 300 and Jeep's Grand Cherokee right down to entry-level runabouts like the new Dodge Dart and Fiat's tiny little 500, there's something special about these brands and the vehicles they build, and the same goes for the full-size 2014 Dodge Durango. From the exterior styling with its new lower fascia, unique grille treatments for each trim level, and LED DRLs in front, and 192 LED-enhanced signature "racetrack" style full-width taillight cluster and covered trailer hitch in back, to the design, fit, finish and chosen materials of the interior, you won't feel like you're downgrading Read Full Story
The whole point of icons is to be iconic, and Dodge appears to be keeping this in mind when it comes to refreshing its heritage-inspired   Challenger pony car. The Detroit builder has been teasing…

Updated 2015 Dodge Challenger revealed at New York auto show

The whole point of icons is to be iconic, and Dodge appears to be keeping this in mind when it comes to refreshing its heritage-inspired Challenger pony car. The Detroit builder has been teasing enthusiasts over the past few weeks with hints about the upcoming changes for 2015, but those who love the car's muscular, old-school looks will be pleased to know that the most dramatic changes are under the hood and in the entirely overhauled cabin.

Externally, Dodge has tweaked the Challenger only slightly, taking some fresh styling cues from the 1971 Challenger to evolve the design by one retro model year (the current Challenger took many of its design cues from the original 1970 model). The new styling cues include a split-design grille surround, split-design taillights, projector headlights with LED halo surrounds, projector fog lights, and a range of new retro and high-impact colours and stripe options.

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In a move that will create the world’s seventh-largest car company once it’s signed off, Fiat announced that it has purchased Fiat now owns 100 percent of Chrysler. (Photo: Fiat) the remaining…

Fiat now owns 100 percent of Chrysler

In a move that will create the world's seventh-largest car company once it's signed off, Fiat announced that it has purchased the remaining 41 percent of Chrysler shares that it did not already own.

The agreement, worth about $4.3 billion total, comes after a long series of negotiations with Veba, the UAW-affiliated healthcare trust that currently owns the remaining Chrysler shares. The UAW (United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America) represents 390,000 active workers and 600,000 retired workers in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, with Veba looking after the benefits of 117,000 retired Chrysler workers and their dependents.

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne called the deal "one of those defining moments that will go down in history books" and said he plans to widen the company's global reach. Robert Naftaly, the chair of the committee that governs Veba said, "This agreement is in the best interests of the trust's UAW Chrysler retiree members and Read Full Story