Much of FCA Canada's 2018 sales decline can be attributed to the Ram brand, which has struggled this year despite having a redesigned pickup to sell in a market that heavily favours pickups and light trucks.
Take Five is a look at five new, refreshed or retooled vehicles that are destined for or have recently entered the Canadian market. Here are some offerings from Chevrolet, Ram, Dodge, Lincoln and BMW.
The pickups recalled in Canada account for a little more than a fifth of the North American total. FCA says an internal component may break over time.
Fiat Chrysler is giving a formal name to the outgoing Ram "DS" half-ton pickup: Ram 1500 Classic.
In his last big presentation as CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles before retiring, Sergio Marchionne announced a big investment push to make more electrified cars, while acknowledging that traditional engines will continue to dominate production for some time.
A flurry of new and redesigned full-size pickups entering the Canadian market, combined with more midsize trucks and offerings from Japan-based automakers, will widen the battlefront for market share in one of the industry's hottest, most profitable segments.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling some older Ram 1500 trucks because in areas where road salt is used, a bracket may corrode and cause the fuel tank to sag.
It will cost more to get an entry-level 2019 Ram 1500 pickup since the automaker isn't offering a regular cab in its revamped lineup of trucks. Base pricing for the 2019 Ram 1500 starts at $43,990.
The long list of engineering, safety, performance and functional improvements -- a bigger and quieter cabin, a stronger frame, more storage and improved fuel efficiency -- in the next Ram half-ton truck signal that FCA is determined to challenge Chevrolet and Ford like never before.
FCA said it would recall about 1.8 million Ram pickups — 249,520 in Canada — to fix a function that prevents occupants from inadvertently moving the shifter out of the "park" position.