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Dodge Caliber News

  • 2011 Dodge Caliber

    Ding, dong, the Caliber's dead. That news will probably come neither as a surprise nor much of a shame to many of you, as Dodge's baby hatchback hasn't exactly set the market on fire and has been representative of a time before American carmakers cared about making competitive compacts. Detroit News has revealed that production of the Caliber ended last week, and is set to be replaced by the much more promising 40-mpg 2013 Dodge Dart, due to be revealed in full at January's 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Intended to replace the Dodge Neon, the Caliber attempted to cash in on the crossover boom, but...

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    2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan: Details Preview Detroit Auto Show

    With only a month remaining before it pulls the covers off what may be its most important car in decades, Chrysler has released details of its upcoming 2013 Dodge Dart. That's the model name it's chosen, pulled out of the archives for the new compact sedan that will replace the uncompetitive Dodge...

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    Should 2013 Dodge Compact Be Named Dart, Duster, Camber...Or Caliber?

    With just six weeks to go before the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, where Chrysler will unveil its critically important 2013 Dodge compact sedan, we still know relatively little about it. We've seen a spy shot, and last week we learned that the new model won't be called the Dodge Hornet, a name we rather...

  • 2010 Dodge Caliber R/T
    Chrysler's Most Important Car Ever: 2013 Dodge Compact Sedan

    Never mind the Eminem "Imported From Detroit" Super Bowl ad. Ignore the freshened versions of Chrysler and Dodge models dating back to 2006 or before. The most important new car for Chrysler today--as crucial to its long-term survival as the legendary K-car line when it launched in 1980--is a...

  • 2010 Dodge Caliber R/T
    Next Dodge Caliber To Go On Sale In Jan 2012, But As A Sedan

    The new, post-bankruptcy Chrysler Corporation is busily renovating every model in its lineup under the direction of its soon-to-be owner Fiat. While it had buffed up its Dodge Caliber compact hatchback for 2010, the company is hard at work on an all-new replacement for the Caliber. And it's likely...

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    Dodge Caliber Gets Suspension Upgrades for 2011

    The Dodge Caliber is one of those cars that are more about substance than about style. It is no secret that the Caliber won’t win any style contests, but what it doesn’t have in looks it tries to make up for in functionality. One of those functional upgrades for 2011 includes the...

  • Bright IDEA plug-in hybrid delivery van, prototype

    When GM Ventures announced it would invest an unspecified amount of money into startup hybrid truck-maker Bright Automotive, several of us noted that the prototype Bright Idea delivery van used an 2.0-liter engine and transmission from a Dodge Caliber. The announcement two weeks ago from General Motors' venture investing arm immediately prompted the question: Would Bright switch over to using GM powertrains as it developed the prototype into a production model? Not surprisingly, the answer is yes. Bright Automotive executive vice-president of corporate strategy Michael Brylawski confirmed...

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    Dodge Changes Logo To Help Brand Identity Of Car Products

    The Logo Change Might Help Spur Small Dodge Car Sales

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    2010 Dodge Caliber: Now You Can Get One For Zero Percent Financing

    Chrysler Announces New Incentives For New Car Buyers

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    August U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Hit Highest MPG Since $4 Gasoline

    Thanks to the strong financial incentives offered by the Cash-For-Clunkers program, the average gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. during August reached a record high: 23 miles per gallon, up 8 percent from the 21.2 mpg in August 2008. The calculations were done by the trade journal...

  • 2010 Dodge Caliber R/T
    2010 Dodge Caliber: Fewer Engines, 30 MPG Highway, Better Interior

    The Dodge Caliber hatchback has never been at the top of our compact-car list, in part because of its lousy gas mileage compared to the competition. Now, Chrysler has simplified its engine and drivetrain options to improve the gas mileage of the 2010 Dodge Caliber slightly, along with its platform...

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    The Green, The Bad And The Ugly: Our Least Favorite Green Cars

    We like green cars, and we define the term loosely. Sure, the 2010 Toyota Prius is green. But so's the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid pickup truck, because a full-size truck that gets 20 miles per gallon is much easier on the planet when you need a pickup truck. But try as we might, there are a...

  • 2008 Fiat 500

    Chrysler's on the skids right now, no doubt about it. June sales plummeted 42 percent, and some consider its takeover by--errr, sorry, partnership with--Italy's Fiat to be the blind leading the lame. But Fiat is far from the company it was 20 years ago, when it folded its tents and snuck out of the US, leaving handfuls of rusting, unreliable hatchbacks strewn across the landscape. Today's Fiat brings at least two green innovations to Chrysler: the fantastic Fiat 500 minicar, in four variations, and MultiAir, a new engine technology said to boost fuel economy at least 10 percent. Four models...

  • 2009 Pontiac Vibe
    2010 Pontiac Vibe: The Last Pontiac Is The Greenest

    As the world's battered automakers gear up for the 2010 model year, we say goodbye to a few outgoing models. Among them are the last Pontiacs, a brand General Motors will dispense with after 2010. The sole car offered to the public for the new model year will be the 2010 Pontiac Vibe, a five-door...

  • 2009 Dodge Caliber SRT4
    FEV Inc. Premiers Extended Range Electric Vehicle Concept Based on Dodge Caliber

    FEV Inc., considered a leading developer of advanced powertrain technologies, announced plans to show a Dodge Caliber Extended Range Electric at the 2009 SAE World Congress. The Caliber will be a ReEV which stands for range extended electric vehicle and will have plug-in capability.  The showing...

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