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    In the recently-released film The Dilemma, Vince Vaughn's character, Ronny Valentine, and his best friend Nick (played by Kevin James), run an automotive supplier business that has to create a "sound-alike" system for hybrid-powered muscle cars. Using a 2011 Dodge Charger as the guinea pig, the duo tries to give the fictional hybrid-electric sedan the sound and feel of a Hemi-powered unit. Dodge sells no such Dodge Charger Hybrid, of course, although a Chrysler 300 Hybrid is said to be on the way for 2013. In the movie, our fictional duo uses amplifiers and sound systems--but the hybrid part...

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    Chrysler confirms plans to discontinue Aspen and Durango hybrid SUVs

    Chrysler has announced that it will discontinue its Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango full-size hybrid SUVs less than a year after first revealing them and only two months into their full-scale production. The main reason behind the move is the closing of the Delaware plant where they are made...

  • Chrysler Aspen Hybrid
    Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango hybrids rated at 22mpg highway

    Chrysler’s new Dodge Durango and Aspen hybrid SUVs finally began rolling off assembly lines in late August at the company’s Newark plant in Delaware. The two SUVs are Chrysler’s first entries in the hybrid market and are now able to backup Chrysler's claimed fuel efficiency...

  • Chrysler's electric cars still 3-5 years off
    Chrysler's electric cars still 3-5 years off

    Hybrids, plug-ins and electric vehicles are the current best bets for the future of the automobile industry, but Chrysler says its entry into the fray will take at least another 3-5 years to suss out. The carmaker's already woeful lack of small cars is hurting sales as fuel prices continue to rise...

  • Chrysler prices new hybrids thousands below rivals
    Chrysler prices new hybrids thousands below rivals

    Chrysler today revealed pricing for its new HEMI-powered hybrid SUVs, also boasting that its new prices will undercut the competition by as much as $8,000 on some models. The sticker price for a new 2009 Dodge Durango HEMI Hybrid (pictured) is $45,340, including $800 for destination, while the...

  • Chrysler planning to expand hybrid range
    Chrysler planning to expand hybrid range

    This year Chrysler will launch its first hybrid models with the Chrysler Aspen and the Dodge Durango SUV's, both of which feature Hemi Hybrids. Chrysler may be a little late to the hybrid party, but that doesn't mean it will be left completely behind as the company is already planning to expand its...

  • Chrysler opens 'ENVI' hybrid/electric division

    Chrysler has jumped on the eco-technology bandwagon by launching an engineering division specifically for building electric and hybrid vehicles. The new division, dubbed ENVI, will operate as a ‘start-up’ with an entrepreneurial environment, according to new CEO Robert Nardelli, and this should allow it to bring products to market more quickly. With a focus on creating energy-efficient vehicles, ENVI will be located within the Chrysler Technology Center (CTC) in Auburn Hills, and will be comprised of a team of specialists in engineering, portfolio management, modular architecture...

  • Chrysler Phoenix V6 to feature cylinder deactivation
    Chrysler Phoenix V6 to feature cylinder deactivation

    Chrysler has announced the adoption of a range of new fuel-saving technologies to improve mileage rates of its vehicles. The major news is the development of a family of V6 engines with cylinder deactivation technology, similar to GM's displacement on demand. This means that three cylinders can be...

  • Chrysler launching Hemi-V8 powered hybrids
    Chrysler launching Hemi-V8 powered hybrids

    The Chrysler Group will be adding hybrid versions of its Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen vehicles for the 2008 model year, with both vehicles getting a 5.7L Hemi V8 engine mated to an electric motor. The hybrid vehicles will hit showrooms next year and are expected to improve mileage rates by 25%...

  • Chrysler and GM consider SUV partnership
    Chrysler and GM consider SUV partnership

    General Motors and Chrysler Group are currently in talks to develop a new large SUV that would rival GM’s own Chevrolet Suburban. First reported by the Wall Street Journal, an inside source has claimed the talks have been ongoing for the past six months but a final decision has yet to be...

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