According to the new Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) study from JD Power, three vehicles in the FCA family lead their segments.
The winners are the Dodge Challenger, Charger, and Fiat 500. The Challenger is the leader in Midsize Sporty Car- the fourth time it has in five years-, the Charger is in Large Car, and Fiat 500 in the City Car segments.
The APEAL study that JD Power runs is a measure of how pleased drivers are with their new vehicle purchase. The study, now in its 20th year, surveys drivers after they’ve owned the new vehicle for 90 days. They are asked about how much they enjoy drive the new car and have the customer evaluated the vehicle on 77 different attributes. This is only done with new vehicles for the 2015 model year.
“We’re proud to receive three APEAL awards in back-to-back years as customers continue to recognize we’re delivering exciting and appealing vehicles which meet their needs,” said Matt Liddan, the VP of Quality at FCA-NA. “An owner’s positive experience with our vehicles whether that’s with a Dodge Challenger or a Fiat 500, is a true testament to our steadfast commitment to the highest level of quality across our vehicle lineup.”
Other vehicle fared well in the study. The 2015 Ram 1500 ranked second in the Large Light Duty Pickup. The 2015 Chrysler 300 is third in the Large Car segment.
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Autoblog thinks that a hatch-back version may be coming in the near-future. Their reasoning behind this is that Fiat sells a version of the Dart known as the Viaggio. It will be getting a hatchback version soon and it makes sense for the Dart to get one here as well back in the States.
The Viaago hatchback has been confirmed by the general manager of China Guangzhou-Fiat John Burton. It will likely be unveiled towards the end of this year. Since it’s not a definite as of yet, it’s not known if the Dart will use the same body style or something similar.
The official stance of Dodge at the moment is that there are “no plans at this time.”
A Dart hatchback would be a welcomed addition to the line-up. It would seemingly take the place of the Caliber. Be interested to see if this is going to be the case.
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One of the best thing about being the president of a car maker is being able to take whatever car you want for a spin. If you’re Ralph Giles, the president and CEO of the SRT brand, that means you have access to the brand new prototype for the 2013 SRT Viper. That also means that every driver on the road you pass by gets to be incredibly jealous of you.
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Ralph Giles decided to take the new Viper for a spin on the freeway. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that commuters were shocked to see it speeding by. “With the modern-day cell phones everyone was almost crashing into me trying to take pictures,” Giles said.
The rebirth of the Dodge Viper and Dart are the big talk of the auto world this year. The Viper has been gone from the public since 2010, when it was discontinued out of the financial woes that Dodge was facing. Fiat becoming a the controlling shareholder is what helped get the Viper back on the roads. The new 2013 Viper will be available to people who are not the head of Dodge in the fourth quarter of this year.
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