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    Report: How fracking is causing Chrysler minivans to sit on Detroit's riverfront
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    It's fascinating the way that one change to a complex system can have all sorts of unintended consequences. For instance, there are hundreds of new Chrysler Town and County and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans built in Windsor, Ontario, sitting in lots on the Detroit waterfront because of the energy ...

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    Report: Next Chrysler minivan to be Town & Country only, fueling Dodge closure rumors
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    Recent reports have suggested that Chrysler may soon phase out its long-running Dodge brand, and while the company remains mum on the subject, you can't blame analysts for thinking that's the direction the Pentastar's everyday brand is heading. After all, Chrysler has shown a willingness to ...

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    Video: Daily Show takes a long, hard look at the Detroit-Canada bridge fiasco
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    You mean to tell me that one man owns the busiest international border crossing in the entire United States? One that carries about 25 percent of all trade between the US and Canada? Ha! With apologies to George C. Parker, if you believe that, I've got a bridge to sell you. Wait. This is for ...

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    Report: Volkswagen Routan production halted, could lead to vehicle's demise
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    The Volkswagen Routan has quietly been out of production since July, but with a new three-row crossover on the way and a recent back-and-forth spat between Volkswagen executives and Sergio Marchionne of Fiat, it's probable that the 2012 model year could be the last for this minivan. The current ...

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    Official: 2012 Ram Cargo Van starts rolling in Windsor
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    Call it a Caravan, call it a Voyager, call it whatever you want – just don't call it a Dodge. Because while it may look exactly like a Dodge, it's actually a Ram. And as the suits in Auburn Hills will point out, the Ram truck brand is no longer under Dodge's purview. What it's actually ...

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    Report: Supplier strike may lead to shutdown of Chrysler's minivan line
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    2011 Chrysler Town & Country – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Integram Seating is a parts supplier for Chrysler. The factory workers there produce seats, which are then sent to the Pentastar's Windsor Assembly plant to be installed in the brand's Town & Country and Dodge ...

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    Chrysler to restart seven North American plants by end of month
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    Hot on the heels of news that the Dodge Viper's Conner Avenue facility would be the first Chrysler plant to fire up after the company's bankruptcy proceedings/Fiat tie-up comes official word that the automaker will resume production at seven plants the week of June 29. In addition, Chrysler will ...

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    Grand Caravan to Grande Punto: Chrysler plants could be retooled to produce Fiats
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    Any pending arrangement between Chrysler LLC and Fiat SpA could see a huge reshuffle of Chrysler's manufacturing facilities all across North America to make way for joint production of a new generation of vehicles to be sold with Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat and Alfa Romeo badges. Included among the ...

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    Goodbye, Routan? VW minivan reportedly not long for this world
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    Volkswagen Routan - Click above for high-res gallery
    That the Volkswagen Routan has been a dismal failure is probably one of the worst kept secrets in the industry, but until now, few have taken stock of just how poorly the badge-engineered minivan was selling.The idea was fairly straightforward, ...

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    Routan Bust? VW asks Chrysler to stop building minivans for February
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    Evidently, early consumer feedback suggests that Fahrvergnügen is not spelled "R-o-u-t-a-n." Volkswagen has reportedly asked Chrysler Canada to temporarily halt production for the month of February on its new ported-over minivan.Initial Routan sales have been slow, with the Windsor Star ...

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    Explosion and fire at Chrysler's Windsor assembly plant
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    Around 12:30PM EST today, Chrysler's Windsor assembly plant in Canada, which produces an assortment of the automaker's minivans, caught fire after a reported explosion. Eyewitness reports claim that the explosion was followed by large plumes of black smoke emanating from the northwest corner of the ...

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    CAW Union head Buzz Hargrove threatens to take GM down in '08 if...
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    Things are not looking good for American automakers' plants in Windsor, Ontario. Canadian Auto Workers Union head Buzz Hargrove was upset when Ford shut down a plant in Windsor a while back, and now he's directing his frustration towards General Motors. Recently, St. Catherines, also in Canada and ...

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    Canadian Auto workers protest job losses
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    Canadian auto outposts Windsor and Essex counties in Ontario have lost thousands of jobs in the recent past. Out of concern for the future of not only their jobs, but their communities and standard of living, nearly 40,000 people took part in a rally organized by the Canadian Auto Workers Union on ...

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