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Aaron Foley

Associate Editor,

Aaron covers Chrysler for WardsAuto.

GM Hikes Industry Outlook in Wake of Strong August
With sales up more than 10% from year-ago, the auto maker is raising its U.S. industry forecast for the year from 15.8 million units to 16 million.
Chrysler Posts Strong August, Though Midsize Sales Stall
The auto maker’s volume midsize sedans, the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger, did poorly, falling 18.5% and 23.2%, respectively, compared with year-ago.
Smart Electric Drive Fails to Hold a Charge
Daimler’s minicar, already an also-ran, sparks little inspiration in an EV market that is growing despite a dearth of exciting vehicles.
'14 Smart Electric Drive

The '14 Smart Electric Drive is Daimler's entry into the growing EV market, which is dominated by larger entries such as the Chevrolet Volt, the Toyota Prius family and the Nissan Leaf.

Not-Quite Rivals Fiat, Mini Faring Well Together in U.S. Market
Although the two European brands often are pitted against one another by executives and car fans, sales figures show the two coexisting peacefully among like-minded buyers.
Dart GT Lives Up to Everything But Its Name
In an increasingly competitive sport-compact scene, Chrysler’s newest entry is bound to be lost in the shuffle.
'13 Dodge Dart GT
The Dart GT handily outperforms its lower-trim counterparts with a revised standard 6-speed manual or optional automatic transmission.
Ram Softens Heavy-Duty Line Without Sacrificing Power
The interiors are softer and the engine is quieter, but Ram 2500 is monstrously capable when it comes to moving heavy loads.
Ram Unveils ‘Rumble Bee’ Pickup Concept
It’s not known if the concept is indicative of future production plans, but the highly stylized, top-performance pickup does reflect talk of bringing such a model to market.
Durango, Wrangler Production New Challenges for Chrysler
Demand outpacing production can be a good problem to have, but it’s also a challenge for executives who must figure out how to squeeze more volume out of existing resources.
Smart Brand Brushes Off Critics, Sharpens Focus 
The 2-seat minicars have been derided by industry onlookers, but increasing sales point to a new kind of loyal customer, the auto maker says.
5 Millionth Jeep Grand Cherokee Rolls Off Line 
The milestone SUV will be donated to the USO and used to transport returning military home to their families, highlighting a partnership featured in the brand’s Super Bowl advertising this year.
Mercedes Circles Wagons With New E-Class
The new ’14 E350 sport wagon is an intimidating hauler that proves to be just as agile as it is luxurious.
Chrysler’s New MultiAir II Engine Put to Test 
The latest co-developed powerplant between Fiat and the American auto maker, a 2.4L 4-cyl., will be used in the Dodge Dart GT and Jeep Cherokee.
ZF: 9-Speed Transmissions to ‘Dominate’ U.S. Market
With an expansive portfolio of drivetrain and steering technologies, the German manufacturer looks to topple its rivals while redefining automotive habits.
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