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Dodge equips 2014 Durango full-size SUV with 8-speed for 9% boost in fuel economy

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Chrysler’s Dodge brand introduced the 2014 Dodge Durango full-size SUV at the 2013 New York International Auto Show. The new Durango competes in the full-size SUV segment, which with 900,000 units sold in 2012, has jumped 82% since 2009. Durango’s standard 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine generates 290 hp (216 kW) and 260 lb-ft (353 N·m) of torque, and can tow up to a best-in-class 6,200 pounds.

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Chrysler To Offer Diesel Engine Options, But Only In Trucks

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Or if your tastes run to the Dodge brand instead of Jeep, it’s possible that the similarly-sized Dodge Durango sport utility may soon get a diesel option, too. If you’ve been waiting to buy a diesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee, you probably already know that one is on the way. Do you need the capabilities of a compact to midsize pickup

Gas Mileage For Every 2013 SUV

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Dodge Durango. Dodge Durango. The last time I checked, gas prices in the United States had increased every day for 33 consecutive days. The average cost for a gallon of gas at the time of this post was $3.74. Just a month earlier it was $3.31.

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Where Do The Biggest SUVs Go From Here?

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Both the 2009 Dodge Durango and 2009 Chrysler Aspen will be ending production after this year. How far will big hybrid SUVs go?

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Chrysler investing $114M in Trenton, Mich., facility to boost Pentastar production

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Trenton South launched the new Pentastar engine in March 2010, which is now available in 10 Chrysler Group vehicles including the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Avenger, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango, Chrysler 200, Chrysler 200 Convertible and Chrysler Town & Country. Chrysler Group LLC will invest $114 million in new equipment at its Trenton Engine Complex to support increased production of the Pentastar engine.

Chrysler's Next Hybrid: 2011 Dodge Ram Hybrid Pickup Still On Track

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The company made fewer than 1,000 Dodge Durango Hybrids and Chrysler While Chrysler was an original partner in development of the Two-Mode Hybrid system used in pickups and sport utilities by Chevrolet , GMC , Cadillac , as well as upcoming sport utilities from BMW and Mercedes-Benz , its hybrid history has not been happy.

Mexico grants Monsanto approval to plant large-scale GM corn fields

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The permit allows the planting of 250,000 hectares of three varieties of GM corn (MON-89034-3, MON-00603-6 and MON-88017-3) in the states of Chihuahua, Coahuila and Durango. The Mexican Secretariat of Agriculture (SAGARPA) has approved the planting of genetically modified (GM) corn fields on a large commercial scale. This is the first time GM corn will have been planted on a large commercial scale in Mexico.

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Chrysler Group files S-1 for IPO; snapshot of R&D priorities; exploring a light-duty hydraulic hybrid

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This transmission is now in the new Ram 1500, the Jeep Grand Cherokee (including in the diesel version), and the Dodge Durango. Chrysler Group LLC has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of common shares. Details of the offering—i.e., number of shares and price range—are yet to be determined.

Fiat Chrysler investing additional $266M in Kokomo to increase capacity for 8-speed transmissions

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Currently, the eight-speed transmission is available on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango and Ram 1500. Eight-speed transmission housings move down the assembly line at Kokomo Transmission Plant. Click to enlarge. With sales of vehicles equipped with the popular eight-speed transmission growing, FCA US LLC (the new name for Chrysler Group LLC) will invest an additional $266 million in its Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.)

Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

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The company’s first hybrid products , the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen two-mode hybrids, use technology developed jointly by their former parent company Daimler, along with General Motors and BMW.

Update: ‘09 Saturn Vue Hybrid

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In any case, a 3 month delay was welcome news when compared to Chrysler announcing they would discontinue the Aspen and Durango hybrid SUVs. The last time we reported on the Two Mode Saturn Vue Green Line was in March, 2008. Since then, there hasn’t been much news…until recently.

On Again Off Again: Audi Q5

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However, as Audi saw other large SUV hybrids such as the Durango and Aspen fall off the market, they decided to remove the hybrid option from the Q7. At a time when most car companies are eager to jump into the hybrid SUV pool, one auto manufacturer is reluctantly dipping a toe in.

Hybrid SUV Future Looks Bright

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We lost green versions of the Durango, Aspen, and Vue - the Tribute might as well be gone, and rumors are now circulating that Ford may kill their Mercury brand, meaning the hybrid Mariner could also soon be history. Where do we go from here?

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Criticism for Government green car buys

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For example, 2,933 vehicles have been ordered from Chrysler despite the fact that the manufacturer does not include any hybrids in its line-up with the exception of the Durango/Aspen line. It seems like a great idea in theory - the US Government is backing up its calls for the public to move to green cars by buying some of its own. However, the practise of the Government Services Administration’s (GSA) orders for 14,105 fuel efficient vehicles has come in for criticism.

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