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SHIFTING GEARS

Are shifters getting too complicated?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

The death of 27-year-old Star Trek actor who was pinned to his death by his own Jeep Grand Cherokee has brought scrutiny to a driving function that has changed with the advance of electronic controls. Putting a vehicle into park is more complicated than it used to be.... Read More »

Jeep pickup is due in 2018, Compass replacement this year

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

A Wrangler-based pickup will appear in early 2018, while the replacement for the Jeep Compass and Patriot due late this year will keep one of those names, Jeep head Mike Manley said. Dsv... Read More »

Limited editions mark Viper's final year

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2016

The Dodge Viper will head into the paddock permanently in 2017 but not before the brand offers five limited editions of the hand-built sports coupe.... Read More »

FCA accused of concealing defect in Jeep Grand Cherokee

5:45 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

Jeep Grand Cherokee owners filed suit in California against Fiat Chrysler, accusing the company of concealing and failing to fix a shifter design defect linked to driverless rollaway accidents, including the death this week of "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin.... Read More »

Jeep Compass, Patriot replacement due early next year

3:20 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

The single vehicle replacing the Jeep Compass and Patriot will debut in late September in Brazil and will retain one of the two names, Jeep brand head Mike Manley said Thursday. The vehicle, known internally as the C-SUV, is not delayed and will be shown in the U.S. at the L.A. Auto Show in November. It will go sale in the U.S. in early 2017. Jeep has also set a hard date for the introduction of a long-awaited Wrangler-based pickup: Early 2018.... Read More »

FCA launches latest Chrysler Pacifica ads with comedian Jim Gaffigan

10:46 am U.S. ET | June 21, 2016

The latest chapter of Chrysler's Pacifica “Dad Brand” campaign launched over Father's Day weekend. The spots feature actor and comedian Jim Gaffigan, who also appeared in the campaign's first set of videos in April.... Read More »

Jeep's small models to soldier on

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Jeep will extend production of the Compass and Patriot into the 2017 model year as it prepares to build a successor in Mexico in early 2017, Automotive News has learned.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler to investigate crash that killed 'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin

11:52 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Monday it would conduct a "thorough investigation" of a crash involving a recalled 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin. Yelchin, 27, famous for his role as Pavel Chekov in the movies, was found dead early Sunday, pinned against a gate post by his Grand Cherokee, website TMZ.com reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Italian-made Dodge Journey

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Dodge Journey output moving to Italy, Jeep Compass and Patriot get reprieve; Toyota's Brexit warning; Mercedes plans EV push in U.S.; Toyota exec's goal: Turn robotics into safety results.... Read More »

Mopar offers limited-edition version of Ram Rebel for '16

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Mopar will offer a limited-edition, accessorized version of the 2016 Ram Rebel, the first time Fiat Chrysler's parts and service brand has used a pickup for its once-a-year special edition.... Read More »

Is Dodge taking Journey to Italy?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Fiat Chrysler will shift Dodge Journey production from Mexico to Italy when the compact crossover is redesigned for the 2019 model year, supplier sources say.... Read More »

BOOK EXCERPT: THE LAST AMERICAN CEO

How the Grand Cherokee became a Jeep

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2016

The Last American CEO, a new book co-authored by ex-American Motors CEO Joe Cappy and former Ford and Chrysler public relations chief Jason Vines, describes Chrysler's acquisition of AMC from Renault in 1987 -- a momentous deal largely because then-Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca got his hands on Jeep.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: A Prius plugged into the sun

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2016

A Prius plugged into the sun; Mitsubishi admits more fuel-economy cheating; Ram Rebel gets Mopar treatment; Buick Envision ad debut; Ford Twitter buzz; 'Pregnant with a sports car.'... Read More »

FCA's Mopar offers limited edition Ram Rebel for 2016

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's Mopar brand will offer a limited-edition, accessorized version of the 2016 Ram Rebel, the first time that the brand has used a pickup for its once-a-year special edition.... Read More »

FCA will get up to $66.5 million from Ontario for r&d, Pacifica-related training

11:21 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2016

Ontario will provide up to $85.8 million Canadian ($66.5 million) to Fiat Chrysler to help fund training and research.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dealers give Lexus top marks

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 14, 2016

Dealers give Lexus top marks in NADA study; Ontario to aid FCA, report says; Push for green cars in Germany; a longer Range Rover Evoque?; Mercedes-Benz GLE spied.... Read More »

Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 13, 2016

Marc Stepp, the first African-American to lead bargaining for the union at a Detroit automaker, died June 3. He played a crucial role in securing Chrysler's $1.5 billion in federal loan guarantees from Congress in 1980.... Read More »

Mulally, Nader to enter Automotive Hall of Fame

7:15 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally and consumer activist Ralph Nader will join Bertha Benz, the wife and business partner of Carl Benz, who invented the automobile, and engineer Roy Lunn, godfather of the Ford GT40, as the latest inductees into the Automotive Hall of Fame.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Dangerous secret in new cars?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Tell buyers airbags may be recalled, senators say; FCA exec: Tech partners needed; Rosekind's nimble notion; Dealers to fix Lexus glitch; New GM quality czar; Jeep summer pitch.... Read More »

Marc Stepp, head of UAW's Chrysler department in rocky 1970s, dies at 93

3:15 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2016

Marc Stepp, who as head of the UAW's Chrysler department negotiated steep cuts in pay and other benefits for thousands of factory workers as the ailing automaker teetered near bankruptcy and angled for a historic U.S. government rescue in the late 1970s, has died. Stepp, 93, was the first African-American to lead bargaining for the union at a Detroit automaker.... Read More »

Jeep piles on the milestones with record sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

They love big round numbers at Jeep, and they love climbing over them. The industry's hottest brand topped 90,000 sales in May - the first time in its 75-year history that volume for a single month had reached that level.... Read More »

GM drop-off helps drag down Canada sales 1.6%

12:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

A steep decline in sales at GM dragged down Canadian light-vehicle sales by 1.6 percent last month to 194,866 vehicles, an industry report said today.... Read More »

MAY U.S. SALES

May sales drop 6.1% on weak car sales; SAAR stays strong

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

The U.S. auto industry recorded its biggest monthly sales drop in nearly six years in May as most automakers posted declines amid plunging demand for passenger cars. May volume fell 6.1 percent to 1.5 million vehicles. Still, the SAAR came in at 17.46 million, a level on par with last year’s record sales.... Read More »

FCA: Record Jeep volume, minivans keep streak alive

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Record Jeep volume and resurgent minivans helped Fiat Chrysler squeak out a 1.1 percent U.S. sales gain in May, despite two fewer selling days from the same month a year ago.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Toyota makes progress in Plano

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 31, 2016

Early look at Toyota's new Texas HQ; Can minivans help keep FCA's win streak going?; Cadillacs, coffee and culture in NYC; More range for VW e-Golf; Nissan plans 'massive' ad push.... Read More »

 
Goodbye to the Europe I knew

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 27 2016

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I am deeply shocked and disappointed by the decision of British voters to leave the European Union. ...
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Recapping Toyota's traumatic loss at Le Mans

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23 2016

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Toyota was reminded of how cruel motorsports can be when it lost the 24 Hours of Le Mans to Porsche ...
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VW's long day as shareholders quiz management

Christiaan Hetzner
6:40 am U.S. ET | June 22 2016

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As Volkswagen's 56th annual shareholder meeting began there were still long lines of people waiting ...
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Probe overshadows VW's annual meeting

Christiaan Hetzner
7:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2016

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When VW shareholders gather for their annual meeting it is sure to be a turbulent event, not least b ...
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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
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VW Tiguan offers more room, less weight
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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