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Resurrection of the Scat Pack Has Chrysler Embroiled In A Trademark Dispute

Oct 20 2014 12:15 PM | Dodge News
With Dodge bringing back the Scat Pack packages for a number of their models, it has also brought back a dispute that dates back to 1968.

Automotive News reports that Chrysler is being sued by Scat Enterprises Inc., for infringing on their 50-year-old 'Scat' trademark. The suit revives a dispute between the two companies that dates back to 1968.

In 1968, Dodge started using the Scat Pack name on a number of their models. That same year, Scat Enterprises, a company that makes performance parts for a number of automakers including Dodge, sent a cease-and-desist letter to make Dodge stop using the name. Three years on, Dodge would stop using the name.

Jump ahead to August 2013 when Chrysler tried to apply fo...


One In Five Vehicles In The U.S. Has Been Hit With A Recall

Oct 20 2014 09:15 AM | Industry News
2014 will likely go down as the year of the recall in the automotive industry. General Motors is the champion with the most recalls so far with 70 recalls as of today, but other OEMs have been making their mark with their own recalls.

CNNMoney crunched the numbers on the recalls so far in 2014 and figured out that there has been a total of 544 recalls, about two a day. Those 544 recalls have affected 52 million vehicles in the U.S., or about 1 in 5 vehicles. While that figure is disturbing to say in the least, it's made worse as that number has eclipsed the previous record of 30.8 million vehicles back in 2004. With only a couple months left in the year, there's a good chance that we could see a doubling of the 30.8 million ve...


General Motors Gets Smacked With Two Class-Action Suits

Oct 17 2014 07:35 AM | GM News
General Motors is now facing two new lawsuits with a total of $10 billion in compensation on the line. The two suits allege that GM's ignition switch recall has cause the values of their vehicles to drop.

The first and largest suit is seeking to represent owners who bought or leased a recalled car from July 2009 to July 2014 and either still owns it, traded it in after the recall was announced back in February, or got into an accident. Steve Berman, one of the attorneys involved, tells Bloomberg that more than 20 million customers could join in the suit.

“New GM repeatedly proclaimed that it was a company committed to innovation, safety and maintaining a strong brand. The value of all GM-branded vehicles has diminis...


Rumorpile: Lamborghini Urus Decision Still In the Air

Oct 16 2014 01:45 PM | William Maley in Lamborghini News


A decision on whether or not the Lamborghini Urus will transition from concept to production model has been put on hold once more. A source tells Autocar that Lamborghini's parent company is a bit hesitant on giving the green light on this 2+2 crossove...



Rumorpile: Kia GT Given the Green Light

Oct 15 2014 04:15 PM | William Maley in Kia News


The Kia GT concept was quite the stunner at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, receiving many praises from journalists and industry folks. Since then, there have been murmurs of Kia possibly sending the GT into production or not. A new report from Edmunds...





General Motors and Ram Fight For Their Share In The Truck Market

Oct 15 2014 12:50 PM | William Maley in Industry News


With Ford changing over to the next-generation F-150, General Motors and Chrysler see a rare opportunity to grab a bigger slice of the truck marketplace. "Without question you'll see GM and Ram will continue to play the incentive game to continue to b...



Rumorpile: Hybrid Power Being Considered For Next 911

Oct 14 2014 11:45 AM | William Maley in Porsche News


The next-generation Porsche 911 could have another model joining its extensive lineup. CarAdvice.com.au has learned from Porsche CEO Matthias Muller that hybrid power for the 911 has been under serious consideration. “We have been doing some analysis...