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…

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

LA Auto Show Preview: 2009 Dodge Durango HEMI Hybrid

It's Chrysler's other first production hybrid... and it's got a HEMI... it's got the same HEMI! The 2009 Durango HEMI Hybrid is maybe the cooler, rougher, slightly less-suburban brother of the Aspen HEMI Hybrid. Other than the big cross-hair grille and other cosmetic touches it's basically the same vehicle. This model… » 11/14/07 11:15am 11/14/07 11:15am