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Uncertainty about international trade agreements and tariffs threatens to jumble FCA's pickup production plans.
Midsize Ram pickup to be built in Jeep plant; Missing: Ex-Porsche dealership worker, $2.5M in deposits; BMW iNext, Kia Niro EV; Subaru Ascent ad focus; Audi e-tron heads for Emmys.
Ram's new midsize pickup will be a body-on-frame truck built in the same plant as Jeep's upcoming Wrangler-based pickup.
Captives throw flag on ex-NFL stars' dealerships; Daimler idles S.C. plant as storm looms; Bull turns bearish on Tesla; Where Rams are free to roam?; Ford's off-road 'cruise control.'
FCA US sales rose 10 percent in August to193,718 vehicles, powered by record sales for the Ram 1500 and Jeep Wrangler.
Ram 3500, Lexus, Toyota, Honda models top resale-value study; Ford cord recall; KKR reportedly in talks to buy Magneti Marelli; Geely China sales surge Hyundai freshens Elantra.
Sales figures suggest Ram's plan to use its previous-version light-duty truck as a fleet queen isn't going according to plan.
Fiat Chrysler said 1,149,237 Ram pickups in the U.S. are estimated to have the defect, along with 260,315 in Canada, 19,432 in Mexico and 25,361 in other markets.
Record sales of the Jeep Wrangler, Cherokee and Compass pushed FCA US deliveries up 5.9 percent in July to 170,970.
Thanks to a blistering first-half pace, Ford Motor Co. might sell more big pickups in the U.S. this year than it ever has, shattering a 14-year-old record set at the height of the housing boom.
FCA is giving a formal name to the outgoing Ram "DS" half-ton pickup: Ram 1500 Classic, and will target it at entry and commercial buyers.
Delayed EPA approval for key versions of Ram's redesigned 1500 may spoil a plan to flood the market with old and new pickups and possibly overtake the Chevrolet Silverado in sales this year.
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