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Has the Jeep Grand Wagoneer missed its moment?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2018

FCA dealers worry that rising interest rates and fuel prices mean the overdue Jeep Grand Wagoneer luxury SUV may have missed the industry's SUV love affair.... Read More »

Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo will skip Paris auto show

June 13, 2018 10:54 CET

FCA's Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Abarth brands will not take part in this year's Paris auto show, according to French media reports. FCA joins automakers including Ford and VW brand in skipping one of Europe's top showcases for product debuts.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Explorer, Grand Cherokee rated poor in crash test

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 12, 2018

Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee get poor ratings in crash test; Tesla labor hearing; UAW convention opens; Automakers urge state green-car spending; M-B teases EV concept.... Read More »

Marchionne stomps on Viper — we think

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018

Despite speculation of late, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne appears to have dashed any hopes that the Dodge Viper will return.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford buys old train station, promises 'new era'

3:15 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2018

Ford buys old train depot, promises 'new era'; Ex-GM boss Henderson named Adient interim CEO; Ram delays; Tesla enhancing Autopilot; 'The Closer': A treasure trove of classic cars.... Read More »

2019 Ram launch slows to a trickle

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018

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.... Read More »

UAW-Chrysler training center sues to recover $4.4 million in embezzled funds

3:44 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2018

The UAW-Chrysler National Training Center, embroiled in a multimillion-dollar federal corruption scandal, sued two former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles officials and a union leader's widow Friday to recover more than $4.4 million in embezzled funds.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Musk survives shakeup attempt, 'hellish' months

8:00 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2018

Emotional Musk survives shakeup attempt, 'hellish' months; BMW's new X5; NHTSA on AV guidelines; Lawmaker seeks VW update; Jeep catches subscription wave; Chevy's Bob Burger dies.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Will midsize Ram, Jeep pickups share underpinnings?

12:41 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles left a few unanswered questions about trucks and powertrains last week when it shared a five-year product plan and business outlook.... Read More »

Discounts as high as $16,000 fuel latest round of pickup wars

7:51 am U.S. ET | June 5, 2018

Heavy discounts of up to $16,000 per vehicle are fueling a truck war among full-size pickups sold in the United States by the Detroit 3, a Reuters analysis shows.... Read More »

There's stirring in Viper nest

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018

A sixth-generation Dodge Viper is rumored to be in the works -- a rumor worth spreading, we feel.... Read More »

FCA's plan: Fresh products in hot segments

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018

If FCA's five-year forecast comes to pass, dealers will get products including a new three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee, a midsize Ram pickup, several new or updated Alfa Romeos, a Tesla-fighting Maserati coupe and a midsize Maserati plug-in hybrid crossover.... Read More »

Jeep rumbles into subscription market

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will drive Jeep into the burgeoning subscription market next year, and it will allow some Jeep owners to borrow other FCA models as well.... Read More »

Jeep's revamped Wrangler gets its own accessory line

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2018

The redesigned 2018 JL Wrangler comes with a full line of more than 200 factory-built accessories, in hopes dealerships can capture more of that market.... Read More »

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BLOG: FCA's 5-year plan led by new Jeep, Ram, luxury products; company hits financial milestone

4:30 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles signaled that it will have more cash on hand than debt on its books by the end of this month for the first time since the merger that created it in 2009 during a wide-ranging series of long-term plans presented in Balocco, Italy. Jeep, Ram and luxury products highlighted the early presentations.... Read More »

FCA’s 5-YEAR PLAN

Fiat Chrysler bets on electrification for Alfa, Jeep and Maserati

June 1, 2018 16:23 CET

Fiat Chrysler's plans to offer electrified versions across its entire Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Jeep lineups is a significant shift for a company that is a latecomer to the technology.... Read More »

FCA US: Big assist from Jeep

11:00 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018

Carried by Jeep, sales by FCA US rose 11 percent in May to 214,294 vehicles. Three recently redesigned Jeep models -- the Wrangler, Cherokee and Compass -- powered the company to its best showing since May 2004.... Read More »

FCA to build Ram and Fiat-badged midsize pickups

2:33 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2018

Fiat Chrysler's plan for the Ram brand to re-enter the midsize pickup market returns the company to the segment it invented in the mid-1980s.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA plans Jeep, Ram product blitz

9:15 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018

FCA reveals plans for Jeep, Ram product blitz; Marchionne marks victory with fashion statement; Changes at Toyota, Denso; U.S. allies retaliate for tariffs; Tesla's value to Calif.... Read More »

Chrysler, Fiat, Dodge missing from schedule for FCA's 5-year briefing

3:57 pm U.S. ET | May 31, 2018

Fiat Chrysler will not present a future plan for its eponymous Fiat and Chrysler brands, as well as Dodge and Lancia -- placing those storied but troubled mass-market brands' futures in question -- according to a schedule of presentations listed by FCA for the daylong event on Friday.... Read More »

Waymo buys up to 62,000 Chrysler minivans to expand self-driving fleet

12:00 pm U.S. ET | May 31, 2018

Google affiliate Waymo will purchase up to 62,000 additional Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans from FCA US starting later this year to begin a national expansion of the company's public driverless ride-hailing fleet.... Read More »

Marchionne's grand finale entails expanding Jeep, shrinking Fiat and Chrysler, reports say

10:35 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2018

Sergio Marchionne's last hurrah as CEO of Fiat Chrysler entails betting the carmaker's future on Jeeps and Maserati luxury cars while downsizing its namesake brands, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The company is considering ending sales of Fiat cars in North America and China in the coming years, while mostly confining Chrysler to the United States.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Is Sergio plotting to have a starved Chrysler whacked? Looks like it to me

9:57 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2018

The Chrysler brand isn't weak because consumers abandoned it. It's weak because FCA did.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Fire damages newly built Jeeps

3:30 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

Fire damages newly built Jeeps; Trump signs bill overturning lending guidance; CR not recommending Tesla Model 3; Nissan's short-term pain; Solid future for Fisker?; Audi Q8 tease.... Read More »

At least 18 Jeep vehicles damaged in fire in Toledo

2:21 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2018

A fire broke out in a parking lot near the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Toledo Assembly Complex this morning, damaging a number of Jeep vehicles.... Read More »

 
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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