Chrysler 200 Earns Top Safety Award – Car Pro News

30 Oct
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Chrysler’s all-new 200 mid-sized sedan has been awarded a perfect five-star overall safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In order to achieve the NHTSA’s top rating, a vehicle must earn a five-star rating in each of the agency’s crash tests, including front collision, side-impact and rollover resistance. The Chrysler 200 has already been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
“The Chrysler 200′s superior performance in such safety tests validates our continuing efforts to deliver the latest advancements in both passive and active safety technologies,” said Scott Kunselman, Chrysler Group’s Senior Vice President and Head of Vehicle Safety and Regulatory Compliance.… Read more

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Some Customers Cannot Be Made Happy – Car Pro News

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In my many years of owning car dealerships, I came to the conclusion that not everyone could be satisfied. I think this is one of those cases.
The owner of a Hyundai Genesis with a sunroof that opened and closed on its own has won a new trial in his lawsuit against Hyundai Motor America and the California dealership from which he leased the car.
A three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal authorized a second trial after finding that the sunroof, which malfunctioned on a freeway the day after the plaintiff leased the new 2011 Genesis, may violate the implied warranty of merchantability.… Read more

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Jeep Wrangler Will Stay True To Its Roots – Car Pro News

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Jeep may not evacuate Toledo after all.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne recently suggested that the next generation of the off-road truck might need to be built elsewhere, in order to switch to a new, aluminum-intensive, crossover platform in the name of fuel economy.
Insiders now tell Automotive News that won’t be the case, and when the new Wrangler arrives in 2017 it wills still be a body-on-frame SUV, which means that it can remain at its traditional Ohio home.
That’s not to say it won’t feature aluminum bodywork, but it would be supported by a steel frame, similar to how the new Ford F-150 is built.… Read more

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Ford Tailgate Has Cup Holders For 2015 – Car Pro News

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For years, it was one of Kevin Blaser’s “pet peeves:” There was no designated place to set his coffee cup or a few shotgun shells on the open tailgate of his Ford pickup truck when he was out hunting.
Thanks to his insistence and some good timing, the new version of the Ford F-150 pickup will have a couple of round indentations that should solve the problem. The improvement all happened late in the game, as the truck was nearing production.
The idea was a long time in the making. Blaser, a stamping process and design manager for Ford at its Product Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., says he and his buddies inevitably end up hanging around the back of a pickup truck when he’s out bird hunting.… Read more

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Kids More Likely To Buy Parents’ Brand Of Car – Car Pro News

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Children are a blank slate. They draw their habits, behaviors and mannerisms from their parents. If you subscribe to that viewpoint, then this study out of Michigan State University won’t really come as a surprise. According to Soren Anderson, an MSU economist, kids are 39 percent more likely to buy cars from the brands their parents support.
So, if your parents buy Jeeps, there’s a strong correlation that you’re going to end up behind a seven-slat grille at some point. Same goes for Cadillac owners, Toyota fans and the other brands.
The on-going study drew this correlation after surveying 4,300 adult children and their 2,600 parents.… Read more

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