Chrysler Closing Aspen, Durango Plant December 31; Hybrids DOA

Chrysler's Aspen Hybrid » 10/29/08 10:30am 10/29/08 10:30am and are apparently destined to become a tiny footnote in the annals of automotive history, as Chrysler has announced the closure of the Newark Assembly Plant that builds the SUVs effective December 31. The plant was already operating on one shift, but the closure will still result in about…

Aspen, Durango Two-Mode Hybrid Fuel Economy Hits 20 MPG City, 22 Highway

Chrysler's actually getting a little non- financiapocalyptic » 10/17/08 4:30pm 10/17/08 4:30pm press today with the announcement that the and have managed an EPA-estimated 20 MPG city and 22 MPG highway rating. Coupled to the 5.7L Hemi V8 with cylinder-deactivation capability, the powertrain is good for 385 HP and 380 lb-ft of torque. The two-mode…

Inside Chrysler's Two-Mode HEMI Hybrid System

On the outside, a hybrid is usually just a badge and a smug driver. On the inside is where all the fun happens. In that spirit we bring you the internals of the Chrysler version of the two-mode hybrid system (after a long day of previews and reveals we thought you deserved a little mechanical pr0n). This system is… » 11/14/07 7:00pm 11/14/07 7:00pm

LA Auto Show Preview: 2009 Chrysler Aspen HEMI Hybrid

That's right, it's Chrysler's first production hybrid... and it's their biggest SUV... and it's gotta HEMI! The 2009 Aspen HEMI hybrid comes with the hybrid two-mode system (developed with GM, Mercedes-Benz and BMW) mated to a 5.7-liter HEMI tuned for 385 horsepower. The setup is good for more than a 25-percent… » 11/14/07 10:15am 11/14/07 10:15am