Vector Tanks Extreme is a tank combat game that is obviously inspired by the classic stand-up arcade game Battlezone. In the original you used two joysticks to move your tank, with one controlling the left track and the other controlling the right. In Vector Tanks Extreme you use up and down motions on either side of the screen to simulate the two-joystick control method, and touch the middle of the screen to fire your weapons. As you blow away tanks, you'll find powerups that give you new weapons, add to your shield supply, and give you rapid-fire guns for … Read more
Needless to say (yet I'm doing it anyway), there were many interesting vehicles being paraded at the (somewhat) recently held North American International Auto Show in Detroit. But perhaps the most curious unveiling came courtesy of the Cooper brand, as the company trotted out its Mini Beachcomber concept in a very strange fashion--with dancers and a driver dressed as a shark (I'm not making this up). All pageantry aside, the Beachcomber still is quite intriguing on its own, and today's video gets the lowdown on this interesting little car.
As seen here, the Mini Beachcomber concept seems … Read more
Chrysler today announced the recall of 24,177 vehicles because of a potential defect in a brake system that could result in sudden brake failure. The recall includes the 2010 Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger, and Dodge Nitro. Also included in the recall are the Jeep Liberty, Commander, and Grand Cherokee SUVs as well as 2009-2010 Dodge Ram trucks.
The vehicles included in the recall may have been built with an improperly formed or missing retaining clip for the brake booster input rod, according to Chrysler in a post on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Web site.
Glance at Car Tech forum and you'll quickly learn one thing: Jeep Cherokees are notorious for electrical problems. So, what do you do with that dying Jeep sitting in your driveway? Why not turn it into 2,500-pound musical instrument? Enter the Techno Jeep:
Shortly after the video ends, we're told the Jeep simply exploded. :)
Sergio Marchionne's ambitious plan to revive Chrysler with a wave of new products divides the world into halves--one set of vehicles engineered by Chrysler for itself and Fiat and another set engineered by Fiat for itself and Chrysler.
The alliance starts to bear fruit in 2012 and gathers momentum with a spate of launches in 2013.
Marchionne said this month that the two automakers were now "inextricably intertwined."
The greatest cross-pollination of Chrysler and Fiat expertise will take place in the middle of the market. Chrysler engineers are taking a European Fiat platform called the C-Evo and … Read more
As cars become more complex, the accompanying user manuals have become proportionally thicker. These days, your average luxury sedan or SUV will often come with a vehicle manual, a navigation manual, separate safety systems manuals and pamphlets, and--in the case of hybrids--a final manual to explain how the powertrain works. That's a good deal of paper that will most likely only be referenced once or twice (if at all).
For its 2010 model Chrysler, Jeep, and, Dodge vehicles, Chrysler Group LLC will be ditching the bulk of its paper manuals and replacing them with digital DVD manuals. The automaker … Read more
Jeep stakeholders reasserted their intention to regain a share of the international military market at the Defence Systems & Equipment International Exhibition in London this week.
Chrysler has teamed up with the Jankel Group to market a new tactical version of the commercially available Jeep Unlimited. The Jeep J8 (it's the eighth version of the Wrangler) has been extensively modified but retains the long wheelbase, drive train, and distinctive profile (PDF).
The J8 will be available in 12 configurations including light patrol, pickup truck, personnel carrier, armored, and ambulance variants.
"What the J8 is, really, is a tremendously … Read more
The Chrysler Group today announced new incentives, "Double CA$H for Your Old Car," that can save consumers up to $9,000 toward the purchase of a new Chrysler, Jeep, or Dodge vehicle.
Beginning July 23, 2009, Chrysler Group LLC will offer up to $4,500 Consumer Cash or 0 percent financing for 72 months through GMAC Financial Services on most 2009 model vehicles. These incentives are valid through August 31.
The U.S. Government's Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program, more commonly known as "cash for clunkers," also starts July 23, 2009. The CARS … Read more
Used overseas by the Egyptian army, the Jeep J8 will be available in the U.S. later this year. Pickuptrucks.com reviews the rugged J8. American Expedition Vehicle dealers will make it available to customers with a rolling chassis, and choice of engine--four-cylinder diesel or Hemi V-8. There is no interior carpeting and no sound system.
The J8 will sell for about $50,000.
Astronomical gas prices last year seemed to kill the SUV market, but automakers at the New York auto show disagree. Mercedes-Benz rolls out a hybrid version of its ML-class, offering a high-tech power train in a luxury SUV. Jeep tries to make a case for its continued survival with a modern-looking Grand Cherokee featuring an impressive cabin tech roster. And GMC shows off the Terrain, an all-new model to add to its large line of SUVs.