Chrysler

FCA’s sales streak rides on minivans

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2016

If Fiat Chrysler ekes out its 74th consecutive year-over-year sales increase in May, as expected, it will likely do so with a big assist from a segment often dismissed as a has-been - minivans.... Read More »

FCA launches digital ad campaign for 2017 Chrysler Pacifica

1:41 pm U.S. ET | May 27, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's new digital campaign for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica introduced the group of small experts in a video launched Thursday night.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Investors eyeing Takata?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2016

Investors eyeing Takata?; UAW endorses Clinton; Google plans Detroit-area facility; Milestone at FCA factory; At Ford: Autism, opportunity; Automakers building on JFK's challenge.... Read More »

Dodge hires new ad agency

1:26 pm U.S. ET | May 25, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has selected GSD&M as lead agency for Dodge after a review, according to people familiar with the matter. The Omnicom Group agency will replace Wieden & Kennedy, which mutually parted ways with the automaker in early March ending a six-year relationship.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Packing heat in the showroom

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Packing heat in the showroom: Texas dealers weigh options; Bigland's big challenges at Alfa Romeo, Maserati; Mustang out-muscles Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger in crash tests.... Read More »

Challenger trails Mustang, Camaro in crash tests, IIHS says

11:05 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

The Dodge Challenger may be the fastest and most powerful American muscle car, but in crash tests, the sports coupe, which is in its ninth year, isn't keeping pace with its rivals, the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro.... Read More »

FCA: Big-car output will stay in-house

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Even as Fiat Chrysler plans to outsource compact and midsize sedans to another manufacturer, CEO Sergio Marchionne says he is “totally” committed to engineering and building the company's large cars in-house. But the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger may be developed off different platforms.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: The end of traffic deaths?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Way to end traffic deaths? Volvo, Toyota say yes; Nissan's Mitsu reform move; 300, Charger moving to Pacifica platform?; Alfa crossover expected; Tesla goes for tourist trade.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Contests boost benefits of just showing up

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Victorville Motors, a Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealership in Southern California, created a car-giveaway contest to encourage perfect attendance among students at local high schools. It not only has motivated kids to stay in class and get an education but also has enriched the schools.... Read More »

Jeep Cherokee output resumes after steering wheel shortage

4:12 pm U.S. ET | May 20, 2016

Fiat Chrysler began building Jeep Cherokees again Friday after a shortage of steering wheels interrupted several days of production of the midsize SUV earlier in the week.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: UAW chief decries Mexico moves

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

UAW chief: Mexico investments 'about cheap labor'; Self-driving Bolts; GM expands ride-share service; Jeep output snag; Cadillac kills ELR; Mopar expansion; Google patents a sticky safety feature.... Read More »

Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee output disrupted by steering wheel shortage

12:15 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2016

A shortage of steering wheels is disrupting production of the Jeep Cherokee and also has slowed output of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. A third consecutive shift of Cherokee production at Fiat Chrysler's Toledo North Assembly Plant in Ohio was canceled Thursday morning, and an afternoon shift there was shortened Tuesday because of the shortage.... Read More »

FCA's Mopar to add first U.S. parts distribution center since 2001

9:00 am U.S. ET | May 19, 2016

Mopar plans a $12.2 million, 400,000-square-foot parts distribution center late this year in northern Virginia, Fiat Chrysler's first new U.S. center since 2001.... Read More »

FCA recalls nearly 600,000 Jeep Wranglers, Fiat 500s

3:45 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 600,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs and Fiat 500 subcompact cars worldwide in two actions.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Android gets more car-friendly

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Android gets more car-friendly; Volvo takes youth turn; U.S. probes patent complaint against VW; FCA recalls Wrangler, Fiat 500; Cadillac CTS, Audi A8 spy shots; EV owner sues BMW... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Chrysler Turbine car shows the future is always changing

11:45 am U.S. ET | May 17, 2016

At some point in the future, when it becomes about as expensive to build a car with a conventional gasoline or diesel engine as it is an electric car, the EV is going to win.... Read More »

Politicians not wanted for this Fiat Chrysler party

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 16, 2016

There were plenty of executives and workers and even kids on hand May 6 as Fiat Chrysler marked the launch of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica at its renovated Windsor, (Ont.) Assembly Plant. But one group that is traditionally a mainstay at such celebratory factory events was notably absent from the shindig: politicians.... Read More »

FCA recalls certain ’16 Jeep Grand Cherokees for wiring issue

3:30 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

Fiat Chrysler is recalling an estimated 32,267 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees to fix a potentially incorrectly crimped wire harness terminal that could lock the vehicle in park or neutral after the vehicle is stopped.... Read More »

Are we approaching 'peak pickup'?

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

Straining to keep their biggest profit engine humming, FCA, Ford and GM are mobilizing to make more pickups. But some industry pundits worry they'll be ramping up production just as the market is peaking.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Legal blow for key dealer metric

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

Legal blow for key dealer-performance metric; Takata braces for a loss, more Honda recalls ahead?; Dodge Journey callback; Uber, Lyft lose in Austin; GM's 'proactive' parts alerts.... Read More »

GABE NELSON

A self-driving vehicle with soccer-mom sense

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

By using the Pacifica, Google is signaling that its technology will be good for the whole family. Google is also laser-focused on older people and people with physical disabilities who cannot drive themselves.... Read More »

What's next for FCA, Google? 'We'll see,' Marchionne says

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

Google's deal to buy 100 plug-in hybrid minivans from Fiat Chrysler to expand its self-driving vehicle testing program is a “first phase” of the relationship between the two companies, says Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.... Read More »

Dodge commandeers Bondurant track

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2016

FCA made a sponsorship offer that the Bondurant Racing School couldn't ignore, and now the Camaros and Corvettes that sped through Bondurant for 13 years have given way to SRTs, Hellcats and Vipers.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Self-driving: More needed than wanted?

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

Self-driving: More needed than wanted?; Marchionne on FCA-Google deal; Hyundai ramps up Elantra incentives; Horses, Rams, and the Run for the Roses.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A good time to sell the store?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2016

Good time to sell? Dealership prices high, deals fast, expert says; Ford invests in software firm; Automakers: Protect connected-car spectrum; Spied: Jeep Wrangler, GMC Terrain, Benz pickup.... Read More »

 
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 pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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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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Western Europe car sales increase 8% in April
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UK car sales rise 2% in April
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
Western European car sales rose 5.2 percent in March on strong growth in the UK, France and Italy. F ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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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
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Qatar will nominate former IT minister to VW board
Volkswagen investor Qatar will nominate former IT minister Hessa Al-Jaber to represent the emirate o ...
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Nissan adds a sustainability chief
Nissan appointed its first chief sustainability officer, charged with leading the company on such issues as resource conservation, vehicle safety, quality and fuel efficiency. ...
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
PSA Group's new head of sales and marketing, Stephen Norman, will lead an overhaul of the automaker' ...
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
Porsche said its development chief, Wolfgang Hatz, has left the company amid parent VW Group's emiss ...
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
BMW has rewarded a regional manager who “fully embraced” the automaker's efforts to create its Future Retail dealership standards. ...
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Audi SQ7's electric compressor banishes turbo lag
Audi's SQ7 is the world's first production vehicle equipped with an electric powered compressor, whi ...
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F-Pace set to become Jaguar's top-seller
Jaguar expects the F-Pace to become the brand's best-selling model to date after record advance sale ...
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
Audi expects its Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid to stand out from a fast-growing list of competitors that ...
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
Subaru expects its new Levorg station wagon to have success in Europe that eluded the vehicle it rep ...
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
SsangYong hopes the addition of a diesel engine will boost sales of its Tivoli in Europe's booming s ...
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
Land Rover says its Range Rover Evoque created a new niche for sporty premium compact SUVs when the ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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Suppliers to the new Jaguar XF
Assembly of the second-generation Jaguar XF began in June 2015 at Jaguar Land Rover's factory in Cas ...
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