Chrysler Jeep Ram Dodge news of the day

Daily News
Nov. 9, 2012

Today's summary includes these reports:

    • Ram gets fresh look, drivetrain, up to 25 mpg
    • 2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible V-6 has improved suspension
    • 2012 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Altitude Edition 4X4
    • Black is back at Dodge
    Ram gets fresh look, drivetrain, up to 25 mpg, USA Today, Nov. 9
    o Chrysler Group updated its 2013 Ram, the marquee mechanical modification being an eight-speed automatic transmission, USA Today said. Having eight speeds, not the typical six, means it's easier to get the right combination of power and mileage from the engine in various conditions - it also adds smoothness, the paper said. Chrysler found that running boards can improve aerodynamics and gas mileage; if you gotta have 'em, Ram's are among the best looking and most useful, the article said. Air suspension now combines with the coils for an adjustable system that beefs up to meet demands and help provide an agreeable ride, the article said. For a big pickup, Ram's responsive and agile, the article said. Worthy updates that make Ram a better truck, no question: Overall it looks better, drives better, USA Today said.
    2013 Chrysler 200 Convertible V-6 has improved suspension, Car and Driver, Nov. 8
    o Whether you opt for the conventional ragtop or the extra-cost foldable steel roof, the 200 provides an affordable open-air motoring experience for up to four adults, a commendable position that Chrysler is practically alone in offering, Car and Driver said. Now Chrysler has overhauled the 200 convertible's suspension for 2013, revised with parts and tuning developed for the Lancia Flavia, the magazine said. The whole package now feels well sorted: Steering effort is increased, feedback is improved and body motions are much better controlled, the magazine said. It's a momentous change, the magazine said.
    2012 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited Altitude Edition 4X4, The Winding Road, Nov. 6
    o These are vehicles of burden, meant to conquer anything set in front of them, yet more and more, luxurious accouterments are being fitted into Jeep® vehicles, The Winding Road said. The Altitude Edition Wrangler is a very handsome place to spend time, the website said. Despite this, it's still immensely capable: On a soggy trail, the Wrangler never missed a beat; grip was plentiful and even on the slickest parts of the trail, we barely noticed much slip, the article said. On the road, this plush Wrangler puts it heritage on full display: The ride is choppy and as uncouth as a redneck wedding - we think of it as a defining characteristic of the Wrangler, the article said. This Wrangler is for a person who is looking for something more comfortable than other members of the Wrangler family, The Winding Road said.
    Black is back at Dodge, USA Today, Nov. 7
    o Black is back in a big way when it comes to Dodge, USA Today said. Just as Jeep scored with its all-blacked-out Altitude series of vehicles, Chrysler Group's Dodge division is betting that its equally noir editions of the Avenger, Challenger R/T and Charger R/T to its Blacktop lineup, the paper said. They are the Dodge Blacktop vehicles, joining one that's already out there, the Charger SXT Blacktop, the paper said. Everything is black - paint, wheels, crosshair-style grille, spoilers, even the tires, the article said. They are not entirely about looks: The Avenger comes with Blacktop features inside like six-speed automatic transmission with an "Auto Stick" feature, USA Today said.

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