L.A. Auto Show: New Models and New Lineups

Automobile shows are usually about introducing new models. The script is changing for this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show in that some brands — Chrysler, Dodge and Lotus among them — are wiping the slate clean and introducing new lineups.

“Chrysler Brand Replacing Entire Model Lineup in ‘11,” the company announced Monday, in a news release detailing the new vehicles it would present at the show, which runs Friday through Nov. 28 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
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Chrysler Is Recalling Caliber and Compass for Accelerator Pedal Problem

Chrysler is recalling about 25,000 of its 2007 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass models because the accelerator pedal could stick.

The automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it did  not believe there is a safety issue because the vehicles had “Smart Brake” technology, which signals the engine to reduce power, allowing the vehicle to be stopped, if there is a disagreement between the brake and the gas pedal.
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2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty to Start at $28,165

2010 Dodge RamChrysler Group LLC today announced pricing for the all-new 2010 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty pickups, offering more content at a lower price. The all-new 2010 Ram Heavy Duty features three cab styles (regular cab, crew-size cab and Mega Cab) and two cargo-box sizes (6-foot, 4-inches and 8-foot), single- and dual-rear-wheel configurations, five trim levels, all-new exterior and interior styling and superior towing capability. The all-new 2010 Ram is available with a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $28,165 for regular cab models, $31,415 for crew cab models and $36,865 for Mega Cab models. All prices include $950 for destination. The all-new 2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty arrives in dealerships in late 2009 calendar year. Continue reading 2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty to Start at $28,165

Chrysler Announces “Double CA$H For Your Old Car” Incentive Program

Chrysler 300Chrysler announced new incentives, “Double CA$H for Your Old Car,” that can save consumers up to $9,000 toward the purchase of a new Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge vehicle.
“Everyone shopping for a new car or truck qualifies for an incentive of up to $4,500 – even if they don’t have a vehicle that qualifies under the U.S. Government’s program,” said Steven Beahm, Vice President – Sales Operations, Chrysler Group LLC. “This incentive is great in that it’s easy to understand and available to everyone.”

Beginning July 23, 2009, Chrysler will offer up to $4,500 Consumer Cash or 0 percent financing for 72 months through GMAC Financial Services on most 2009 model vehicles. These incentives are valid through August 31, 2009. Continue reading Chrysler Announces “Double CA$H For Your Old Car” Incentive Program