A new 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, more gears in the transmission, close attention to aerodynamics and greater use of lightweight materials helped give the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL a nice bump in fuel economy.
Former Chrysler President Tom Stallkamp was a firsthand witness to the 1998 grouping of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler — and was the first victim of the "merger of equals." Today, he says DaimlerChrysler was neither a merger nor equitable.
Sales at FCA US climbed 4.5 percent in April to 184,149 on the strength of a 20 percent gain at Jeep. The company's fleet mix was 22 percent for the month, up from 17 percent a year ago, while retail sales fell 1 percent.