For FCA, no one brand was big enough for 'Star Wars'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

December is not only prime time for blockbuster Hollywood releases; it's also a crucial month for auto sales promotions. That's why FCA, which partnered with Lucasfilm to co-promote Star Wars: The Force Awakens alongside five of its brands in a global effort, didn't have to think too hard about what direction to take with its campaign. The timing, said FCA marketing boss Olivier Francois, was perfect for Tier 2.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler rollaway reports draw more NHTSA scrutiny

5:19 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2016

Federal regulators are escalating an inquiry over complaints that certain Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicles can roll away when a driver thinks the transmission has been set to park.... Read More »

Cybersecurity experts urge automakers to take steps to stop hackers

4:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2016

As vehicles become increasingly more connected to smartphones, infrastructure and other vehicles, it will become vital for all parties to collaborate and become informed on the risks associated with connectivity, a panel of four experts said at an event in Detroit.... Read More »

FCA's 2018 lineup? Here's a guess

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

What will Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' U.S. product lineup look like when CEO Sergio Marchionne's new business plan is fully executed?... Read More »


Jeep Wagoneer? Where did that come from?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

So what's a Jeep Wagoneer? Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne referred to a Wagoneer last week during a conference call about FCA's plans to "realign" its North American production plan. But a lack of details leaves us to wonder.... Read More »


BLOG: Wait a minute. What? Jeep Wagoneer? Where did that come from?

6:17 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2016

Here's a question for you to ponder: What's a Jeep Wagoneer?... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler fights to keep turnaround plan on the road

11:07 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016

Fiat Chrysler will have its work cut out on Wednesday to convince investors it can deliver its turnaround plan after model delays, deferred investments and slowing demand in key markets Asia and Latin America.... Read More »

GMC takes first step onto Jeep terrain

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

The All Terrain model of GMC's redesigned Acadia signals GM's desire to position the brand as a challenger to Jeep.... Read More »

Jan. 1 stocks are thinner but healthy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Automakers and dealers started 2016 with thinner stocks than usual after posting the biggest December U.S. auto sales on record.... Read More »

Manley: Jeep satellite stores make sense

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Jeep brand boss Mike Manley says allowing Fiat Chrysler dealers to open Jeep satellite centers in the U.S. "makes absolute sense" given the brand's rapid sales growth and its plan to add a $100,000-plus luxury model in the near future.... Read More »

Hellcat-powered Grand Cherokee on the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Jeep will put a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat engine in a Jeep Grand Cherokee “before the end of 2017,” said Jeep brand head Mike Manley.... Read More »

Jeep Cherokee adds luxe trim

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Jeep will expand the Cherokee range this spring with an Overland trim level that includes a more luxurious interior and nearly all of the off-road capabilities of its top-end Trailhawk model.... Read More »


BLOG: Dragging my feet and getting shamed into fixing a Jeep

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

FCA has been a nagging but well-meaning aunt, bugging me regularly to bring in an older Jeep Grand Cherokee for an inspection and possible update.... Read More »

Overland Cherokee promises more luxury for Jeep's best seller

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Jeep will expand the Cherokee range this spring with an Overland trim level that includes a more luxurious interior and nearly all of the off-road capabilities of its top-end Trail Hawk model.... Read More »


BLOG: Jeep waves green flag for Hellcat Grand Cherokee

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

A 707-hp Hellcat Jeep Grand Cherokee is coming before the end of 2017... Read More »


U.S. auto sales break record in 2015

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

The U.S. auto industry set a sales record in 2015 as solid December gains by the biggest automakers pushed the annual tally above 2000's 17,402,486 mark. Volume, driven by low gas prices, pent-up demand, widespread credit availability, an increase in leasing and job gains, rose 8.9 percent last month and 5.7 percent for the year.... Read More »

Jeep record powers FCA up 13% to best-ever December

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Record Jeep sales pushed Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. volume up 13 percent last month to its best December in the company’s 90-year history.... Read More »

Jeep kicks off 75th anniversary with sales records

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Fiat Chrysler will kick off the Jeep brand's year-long 75th anniversary this week on a high note: freshly minted U.S. and global sales records for what has been the industry's hottest brand.... Read More »


Ain't no mountain high enough

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

How many different ways are there to say "up"? Fiat Chrysler executives set what seem like ridiculously optimistic sales goals for Jeep, then have to revise them higher when the brand smashes them. Jeep set another record for global sales in 2015. We know because it topped last year's record in November.... Read More »

1st Canadian sales crown near for FCA

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2016

Fiat Chrysler is poised to claim the Canadian sales crown for the first time in Chrysler's 90-year history in the country, when final results are released Jan. 5.... Read More »


BLOG: Jeep's latest venture into new terrain: Native ads on Yahoo

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

For the past year and half, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brands have dabbled with native advertising on Yahoo that's optimized for its various digital magazines and apps.... Read More »

FCA weighs Jeep satellite operations

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Fiat Chrysler is considering a plan that would allow dealers to open Jeep satellite stores, according to a company insider. The move could boost sales and free space in crowded FCA showrooms.... Read More »

FCA recalls 55,687 more Jeep Cherokees for liftgate problem

11:08 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2015

Fiat Chryslertoday recalled 55,687 Jeep Cherokee SUVs for a problem with power liftgate components that could lead to a fire. Six months ago, FCA recalled more than 164,000 Cherokees for the same problem.... Read More »


BLOG: Land Rover fans' eyes on Gerry McGovern as the next Defender takes shape

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

Redesigning an iconic vehicle is a job that'll add plenty of gray hairs to a veteran designer's head -- if there is any hair left.... Read More »

CarMax, consumer groups spar over recall repair responsibility

3:17 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

When a consumer wants to buy a used vehicle with an unfixed safety recall from a CarMax store, who should be responsible for making sure the problem gets fixed?... Read More »

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