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…

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…

2009 Chrysler Aspen And Dodge Durango Hybrids Begin Production

The 2009 Chrysler Aspen HEMI Hybrid » 8/22/08 3:40pm 8/22/08 3:40pm and the , the first hybrids from the penta-star brand, are finally rolling off the lines in Newark, Delaware. With its two-mode hybrid system and cylinder deactivation capability reigning in the big 5.7-liter HEMI engine, the hybrid twins are expected to return a 25% increase in…

Hybrid SUVs Skip Gas-Guzzler Tax, Still Get Hybrid Credit Thanks To…

GM's two-mode hybrids, the Tahoe and Yukon, along with Chrysler's versions, the Durango and Aspen, have come to an ironic intersection in the tax code: These vehicles are eligible for a hybrid tax credit, yet theoretically should also be hit with the gas-guzzler tax. Does that sound like the world's loopiest loophole… » 7/03/08 9:40am 7/03/08 9:40am

Chryslerberus: Durango Hybrid Is Cheaper Than Tahoe Hybrid!

Have you been greenwashed convinced into thinking you can drive a big SUV and still do your part for the environment? Chrysler says you'll be saving big bucks driving an Aspen or Durango Hybrid over a "competitive vehicle" from GM. "$8,000 below the competition," they crow. But wait, GM doesn't make a 7-seat hybrid… » 6/18/08 4:20pm 6/18/08 4:20pm