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April 22, 2008

Just in Time for Earth Day, the Chrysler Green Scene

Earth Day is here, and so is the first in a series called Chrysler Green Scene, highlighting some of the environmental efforts at Chrysler. This Chrysler Green Scene features the two Chrysler assembly plants in...

June 4, 2008

Now Playing for the Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals’ new ballpark is setting a new green standard for major league baseball. 

Biodegradable corn-based drinking cups, recyclable plates and hotdog wrappers help to reduce landfill trash. Eco-friendly high-efficiency bulbs power up the banks of field...

June 9, 2008

Dodge Back on Top in Commerical Truck Market

In the '60s and '70s, Dodge was a full line player in the commercial truck market. The Dodge brand is again taking the lead in providing commercial truck buyers with what they're asking for, says Joe...

June 30, 2008

Under the Pentastar: June 30, 2008

Former Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca came "home," at least for a day last week, when he returned for an emotional tribute at Chrysler World Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Chrysler Chairman and CEO Robert Nardelli chatted with...

July 22, 2008

Engine Plant on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls might feel at home.

Waves of prairie grass and colorful native wildflowers blanket the 276 acres surrounding the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance engine plant in Dundee, Michigan. When the plant was built a few years ago,...

July 23, 2008

Road to Better Fuel Economy with Two-Mode Hybrids

Beginning this fall, you can have a hybrid with your HEMI, and get better fuel economy.

The new 2009 Chrysler Aspen HEMI Hybrid and Dodge Durango HEMI Hybrid will deliver up to 20 miles per gallon...

September 22, 2008

Getting the Lead Out

Chrysler’s commitment to the environment is helping get the lead out of roadways across North America. The company has taken steps to rid streets and highways of lead wheel-weights, small, but significant slivers of metal that are part...

October 17, 2008

Under the Pentastar: Oct. 17, 2008

This week's "Under the Pentastar" highlights some of the significant stories making news at Chrysler, including Mopar cars headed for the SEMA parts show in Las Vegas, designers on the assembly line to help build the Dodge Ram pickup,...

November 25, 2008

Keeping Kids Safe

Chrysler takes the SeatCheck child safety seat program to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, as part of the company's efforts to support the men and women in the military.


For more than a...

January 9, 2009

Under the Pentastar: Jan. 9, 2009

This week's Under the Pentastar round-up of significant news stories includes the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Truck of the Year competition, Invest in America, and weaker December sales.

April 24, 2009

Under the Pentastar: April 24, 2009

This week, Under the Pentastar highlights ENVI events for Earth Day in Washington D.C., Rochester, Mich and Detroit; workers in Dundee and Monroe, Mich., spread the word on manufacturing in America; and Detroit radio station WCSX humanizes the...

June 5, 2009

Under the Pentastar: June 5, 2009

Stories in this week's Under the Pentastar include further progress on Fiat Alliance; better retail sales in May; new consumer incentives; and Congress questions dealer plans.

July 15, 2011

Under the Pentastar July 15, 2011

Betty Carrier Newman wraps a week that features both ends of the spectrum--from the hard-working, hard-playing Jeep brand to small, stylish FIAT.  Big celebration for Jeep's 70th anniversary at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, MI,...

September 10, 2011

Under the Pentastar Sept. 9, 2011

 In this week's edition of Under the Pentastar, we recap the intro of the FIAT 500 by Gucci, officially unveiled to a crowd of notable trendsetters at the Gucci store on 5th Avenue in New York City;...

September 28, 2011

Ram Aims to Connect With Hispanic Community

The Ram Brand reached out to the Hispanic community on Wednesday with the launch of a Ram Hispanic Ad Campaign called A Todo, Con Todo. Fred Diaz, President and CEO of Ram Brand and Chrysler de Mexico...

December 16, 2011

Under the Pentastar Dec. 16, 2011

This week's "Under the Pentastar" recaps the announcement that the home of the Viper will reopen to build the "Snake's" upcoming new edition as an SRT vehicle, the release of interior images of the 2013...

January 30, 2012

Ram Offers Another Take on Luxury With Laramie Limited

Can you really ever have too much of a good thing? Well, candy, maybe … or seconds on mashed potatoes. The Ram brand, on the other hand,...

February 17, 2012

Under the Pentastar: Feb. 17, 2012

As the 2012 year progresses, so does Chrysler Group with more positive momentum from within the company and around the industry. You can catch the latest news Under the Pentastar:

  • 2012 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 earn

February 23, 2012

A Minivan Dream Come True

We all make wishes for things to help us improve our lives. One Michigan family that has experienced more than their fair share of difficulties over the past several years, took their wish to the next level and...

April 20, 2012

Under the Pentastar: April 20, 2012

From price to props to community pride -- you can find it all in this week's Chrysler Group news Under the Pentastar:
  • Pricing set for 2013 Ddoge Dart
  • Props for the interiors of the Chrysler 300 Luxury Series and Dodge Dart
  • Pride in...

April 23, 2012

West meets East in nod to Prosperity and Good Fortune.

A little quiz. What is a Ruyi and why are we even asking that question? Well, in China, it means ‘as one wishes’ and is associated with beautiful design and precious materials...

May 11, 2012

Automotive Design Panel Takes On 'Weighty' Issues

Ever try stuffing 10 pounds in a five-pound bag, and have it turn out beautiful and appealing? It may sound impossible, but it turns out that’s the challenge automotive designers face every time...

May 24, 2012

Chrysler Drives Small Business Success with New Web Site

Rebecca owns a dog walking business in Boston; David is a Texas contractor; and then there’s Steve … he’s a landscape designer in Massachusetts. Three different people, two different states, three different jobs,...

July 25, 2012

APEALing news for Chrysler Group

Who doesn’t love hearing the words “great job!” The Dodge brand is savoring a double-dose of “well done” kudos from the people who matter most – our customers!

Vehicle owners participating in the J.D. Power & Associates...

July 30, 2012

RAMpin' Up Summer Fun

How’s your summer bucket list looking? Running a little low on ideas for family fun and excitement? Then keep on reading ‘cause the Ram brand’s ‘RAM’ped up to put you and your family back on...

August 17, 2012

Family Firsts Include World Record ?

This opportunity certainly doesn’t present itself very often! A family vacation that includes helping to set a world record. But Peter Whelan likes to dream big. On...

August 27, 2012

'RamRiding' for the Record

Ram Truck owners are pretty passionate about their trucks, and this past weekend, they showed just how far they’re willing to go to prove it.

As the...

September 24, 2012

Ram Truck Ramps Up for Texas Reveals

Go big or go home!! That was the “no holds barred” charge Ram brand President & CEO Fred Diaz gave his team for 2013. On Thursday, at the...

November 2, 2012

Jeep Sweep at TAWA No Texas 'Tall Tale'

Texas may be known for “tall tales.” But the Jeep ‘sweep’ of awards at the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Truck Rodeo sure isn’t one of them.
When the dust finally cleared after the rugged...

November 7, 2012

Wrangler Brings Home the Wins

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! Unless, of course, you’re Jeep® brand.

The brand’s award-winning ways at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2 were just too good to...

November 12, 2012

A Patriotic Patriot Debuts

Okay, today’s the day! You know how you keep telling yourself that about so many things?

Well, today IS the day for action if you want to hit the road this winter in a new Jeep® Patriot Freedom Edition.

November 15, 2012

Chrysler Employees Share Their Hearts and Hands for Thanksgiving

Turkey, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, stuffing and, of course, pumpkin pie. Ummmm! Makes your mouth water just thinking about these traditional delights of Thanksgiving we’ll be sharing with family and friends next week.

And again this year, thousands of...

November 27, 2012

Wrangler 'Triples' on Ownership Play

For automakers, not much can equal the “triple play” of an iconic vehicle that inspires deep owner loyalty and delivers award-winning value at resale. Just ask the Jeep brand!

Not only has the 2013...

December 19, 2012

Jeep Wants to Make Your Holiday Unforgettable!

‘Tis the week before Christmas … and you’re still hard at work pouring over just the right gift for everyone on your list.

It’s time to take a break … chill out … and put YOUR name...

January 14, 2013

2013 Ram 1500 Wins North American Truck/Utility of the Year Honors

It took just minutes to end months of intense speculation and deliver a coveted automotive achievement for the Ram Truck brand.

The 2013 Ram 1500 was named North American Truck/Utility of the Year during a ceremony Jan....

February 14, 2013

Ram Truck builds momentum for America's Heartland

Turns out the Baltimore Ravens weren’t the only big winners to emerge from this year’s hard-fought NFL Super Bowl.

The 2013 Super Bowl racked up a “Super-Sized” win for the Ram Truck Brand “Farmer”...

May 10, 2013

Jeep Awards 'Sweep' at NEMPA

It’s the most awarded SUV ever, and that Jeep® brand distinction just got another big boost from the New England Motor Press Association (NEMPA). This week NEMPA singled out not only the Jeep brand,...

May 23, 2013

Jeep Makes Memorial Day More Memorable

Okay, if you haven’t already, it’s definitely time to stash those winter duds!

The countdown is underway to the unofficial start of summer!

Backyard barbecues, a dip in the pool, time to kick...

June 5, 2013

Ram Powers Up for Summer Action Adventure

Look … up on the screen! It’s a bird … it’s a plane. Nope, it’s actually Ram and Superman!

Okay, my apologies for the opening line 'slice and dice,’ but check this out! The Man of Steel,  you know, the guy who’s...

August 13, 2013

5 Million and Counting!

Twenty one years! That’s a pretty special milestone among milestones. To most of us it represents a big change, a moving on, a new beginning. Fitting then that 21 years ago a brand new Jefferson Avenue North Assembly Plant celebrated...

June 26, 2014

The 'TARDIS' of commercial vans

Meet the new 2015 Ram ProMaster City, introduced to the media today at the company’s What’s New event at the Chelsea Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Mich.


Okay, we know you’re asking. What does the iconic BBC television series flying,...

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