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Fiat Chrysler on the Heels of Lawsuit Over Emissions

About 104,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 diesels are in the crosshairs of the U.S. Government for cheating emissions. Fiat Chrysler has been accused of installing software on its 3.0-liter V6 diesel engines—which improve performance, but increase pollution. Both parties had been in talks to remedy the problem, however, according to Motor Authority, talks have broken down and a lawsuit may be pending.

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Demand for the Dodge Demon Heats up

Dodge dealers are finding themselves in hot water, as the much-anticipated Dodge Challenger SRT Demon gets ready to hit showrooms. Touted as one of the fastest production cars ever made – the Demon – boasts 840 tire-roasting horsepower and looks to dominate the drag-strip.

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BMW Remixes the 8 Series

BMW is looking toward the future and reshaping its lineup. During a recent meeting in Munich, BMW's chairman of the board, Harald Krueger, gave some insight into the brand’s future. Remember their old flagship 8 Series coupe from 1990s? Well, looks like the future is going to be shaped by something from the past.

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Intermediate Numbers Explain What Happened to the Used Car Index Last Month

Our price index looks at the marketplace in total, but it is difficult to really understand what is going on without looking at it in more detail.

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Tesla Model 3 Shoots for Class-Topping Range

The Tesla Model 3 is just a few months out from production. A few details—like the battery range—are still speculation, but hints from Elon Musk may have shed some light. According to Motor Authority, the Model 3 will not only beat the new Chevy Bolt EV’s range (at 238-miles), but may actually lead its class.

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#Dieselgate Update: Volkswagen Gasoline Models Faring Well

As might be expected, it appears new VW brand sales received a shot in the arm from the spike in demand generated by the repurchase program. Volkswagen’s new vehicle sales were down substantially over the 13 months after the diesel scandal became public in September 2015. In fact, sales dropped by an average of 21% per month over the period. However, new VW brand sales have now increased by an average of 21% per month in the three months since the repurchase program went live last November.

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Land Rover Unveils Velar, Takes Aim at Porsche

Automakers are officially gearing up for the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. With press days just a few weeks away, many manufacturers began to tease the media and public alike. Land Rover has taken aim at Porsche, and according to Automotive News, is ready to debut the Macan fighting Velar. 

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Get Your Chevy SS Order in Now!

If you haven’t placed an order for a Chevy SS, the time is now. After four short years, production of the 415 horsepower muscle sedan is ending.  According to GM Authority, the ordering window for the SS is closing at the end of the month.

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Mitsubishi Names Newest Crossover Eclipse

Mitsubishi is dusting off an iconic nameplate and preparing it for an upcoming crossover. The Eclipse, originally introduced in 1989 as a two-door coupe, was a foundation for Mitsubishi’s sports-minded direction. According to Automotive News, the Japanese brand is naming its newest crossover the Eclipse Cross and hopes the revived nameplate will elicit some fond memories with consumers. 

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2020 Ford Bronco Will be Off-Road Ready

Some of the biggest news to come from the Detroit-based North American International Auto Show this year was Ford’s announcement of the Bronco revival. After a 20-year hiatus, the iconic off-road vehicle will be back and more capable than ever. Per Shifting Lanes, Dana – the company responsible for building the Jeep Wrangler’s solid axles – has secured a bid to build the driveline for both the Bronco and next-generation Ranger.

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