Of the roughly dozen appointments new FCA CEO Mike Manley made last week, his successors at Jeep and Ram were arguably the most important as those brands supply the cash flow to keep the company afloat.
Fiat Chrysler said it launched preparations for the production of a plug-in hybrid version of the Jeep Renegade as the carmaker pushes ahead with its electrification drive to meet tougher emissions rules.
Fiat Chrysler is preparing to recall about 18,000 2019 Jeep Wranglers because of a faulty weld in the frame of the popular SUV that can cause a sudden crash. The company also ordered dealers to halt sales of the recalled Wrangler until vehicles are inspected and repaired, if needed.
Fiat Chrysler's new boss Mike Manley is expected to unveil his revamped management team on Monday, which will aim to keep the company independent and a contender in the industry's race to develop self-driving and electric cars.
FCA CEO Mike Manley's new executive leadership team will be a mix of American and European executives, as he looks to complete an aggressive five-year plan orchestrated by his late-predecessor, Sergio Marchionne.