New For 2012: 'This Isn't Your Father's Dodge Dart'
Wed, 01/11/2012 - 01:01 EDT - NPR - National Public Radio (Business News)
Chrysler unveiled the 2013 Dodge Dart at the North American Auto Show on Monday. The resurrection is part of the company's overall revitalization, but the new stylized, gas-sipping Dart is a far cry from the sturdy mainstay of the 1960s and '70s.» E-Mail This» Add to Del.icio.us
Automakers are expecting another record sales year in Canada in 2014, but some are starting to pump the brakes on the sort of long-term financing that is increasingly the norm in Canada.
Last year, auto sales in Canada hit a record 1.74 million units as hefty incentives and pent up demand saw buyers shrug off mounting consumer credit concerns to smash the previous record of 1.703 million cars and trucks sold in 2002.
The 2014 edition of the North American International Auto Show, better known as the Detroit Auto Show, kicks off on Monday. We'll be in town to see the best new rides the world's automakers have to offer. Here's a quick look at the 13 cars we're most excited to see, including big reveals from Porsche, Bentley, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and more.
A recent article in the New York Times noted the first fruits of the Chrysler and Fiat merger (see A Merger Once Scoffed At Bears Fruit in Detroit and Will the Dodge Dart be a high-caliber replacement?).
The North American International Auto Show opens this week in Detroit. For Chrysler and General Motors, this is the post-bankruptcy auto show where the companies need to persuade potential customers that more than $60 billion in federal bailout money was well spent.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us