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Fiat's MX-5 Miata-Based Spider Gets A Name

Mar 05 2015 04:30 PM | Fiat News
The Fiat roadster (formally the Alfa Romeo roadster) that is being developed with a bit of help from Mazda has gotten a name. Automotive News Europe reports that the upcoming roadster will wear the 124 Spider name when it launches. This comes from Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne who revealed the name to reporters at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

The name can trace it roots back to 1966 when it was used on a 2+2 convertible based on the Fiat 124. The original 124 Spider was designed by Pininfarina and come equipped with a variety of engines throughout its life including a 1.4L four-cylinder and 2.0L.

Marchionne went onto say that the model would be sold worldwide, but didn't reveal a launch window.


Rumorpile: Jeep Wrangler To Get Diesel, Eight-Speed In Next-Generation

Mar 05 2015 02:45 PM | Jeep News
It seems for the longest time, we've been hearing that the Jeep Wrangler will be getting a diesel engine - a holy grail for many Wrangler fans. A new report says the diesel is in the cards, along with a eight-speed automatic.

Autoblog has learned from a source at FCA that the next-generation Jeep Wrangler - due in the next few years - will have the option of a 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 and ZF eight-speed automatic. This is the same combo found in Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500.

When reached for comment, a Jeep spokeswoman said we don't comment on future product.

Source: Autoblog

Review: 2015 Chrysler 200C

Mar 05 2015 07:50 AM | Reviews
The last-generation Chrysler Sebring/200 was the punchline to a bad joke. Whenever you saw one driving around, you could easily assume that it was either a rental car or the person got a smoking deal. Not a good sign when you’re playing in one of the highly-competitive classes in the marketplace; the midsize sedan class. So what do you do? For Chrysler, it was to start with a blank sheet and get some help from Fiat. The result is the 2015 Chrysler 200. So how does new 200 stack up against the midsize class? Well I spent a week in a 200C to find out.

The 200’s exterior design appears to be a mishmash of other midsize sedan designs. The front end looks to be borrowed from the Ford Fusion and/or Kia Optima,...

Chevrolet Adds Box Delete Option To Chevrolet Colorado

Mar 04 2015 03:35 PM | Drew Dowdell in Chevrolet Truck News

Sometimes, less is more. At the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis today, Chevrolet unveiled a Box Delete option for their Colorado Work Truck. By removing the box (a $300 credit towards the MSRP), Chevrolet is giving fleet and commercial buyers more flex...

2016 Mercedes-Benz Metris Starts At $29,945*, Arrives In October

Mar 04 2015 02:30 PM | William Maley in Mercedes Benz News

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is welcoming new van to the U.S. Introduced today at the 2015 NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, the Metris is Mercedes-Benz's mid-size van that fills in a space between the likes of the Ford Transit Connect and Sprinter v...

New York Auto Show: Chevrolet Teases Next Malibu

Mar 04 2015 11:15 AM | William Maley in New York Auto Show

Its no secret that the Chevrolet Malibu hasn't fared well in the midsize class. So it comes as no surprise that Chevrolet is readying a new Malibu that will debut next month at New York. Teased before its official debut, Chevrolet says the new Malibu...

Sales Figure Ticker: February 2015

Mar 03 2015 09:30 AM | William Maley in Sales Figures

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. - Up 26% (7,533 Vehicles Sold This Month, 14,026 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 18.5% (41,358 Vehicles Sold This Month, 82,170 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Up 18.2%...

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