Chrysler

Giving in to Demon temptation

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2017

Some, but not all, Dodge dealers are seeking market adjustments that would nearly double the price for the limited-edition drag racer.... Read More »

Restated FCA sales show some big swings

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 23, 2017

A review of the data points to a company that either didn't accurately know what it was selling month to month or was playing fast and loose with its fleet sales.... Read More »

Chrysler will only tout minivan's electric plug in California

7:00 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2017

Fiat Chrysler has taken a curious approach to marketing the only minivan in the U.S. that can run on a rechargeable battery: just call the Pacifica model a hybrid, and leave out the plug-in part.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Mich. Chevy dealership goes up in flames

8:30 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2017

Mich. Chevy dealership goes up in flames; GM invests in software startup; Musk cousin leaving Tesla; '18 Lincoln MKX spied; No new Vipers? No problem for supercar-maker VLF.... Read More »

Viper's end won't affect VLF supercar

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Henrik Fisker says VLF has access to "more than enough" Vipers through a partnership with race car driver Ben Keating.... Read More »

Chrysler Pacifica cruises down Sesame Street in new partnership

3:54 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

The Chrysler brand's lineup of family-friendly vehicles will be cruising down "Sesame Street" as part of a new sponsorship deal with the show.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Product-lean Chrysler dips below Audi

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 17, 2017

Product-lean Chrysler dips below Audi in U.S. sales; Kona gives Hyundai new face; Weed stashed in shipment of Fusions; High expectations, 'emotional hardship' for Tesla's Musk.... Read More »

FCA to shut down Conner Assembly in Detroit

6:00 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2017

Fiat Chrysler will permanently close its Conner Assembly Plant in Detroit on Aug. 31, as production of the Dodge Viper ends.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Last days for FCA's Viper factory

8:30 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2017

Viper plant closing in Aug.; UAW-Unifor NAFTA wishlist; EPA boss vows tough stance; Uber assurances; Toyota venture-capital unit; GM's Mahoney on Chevy, China and Canadian dream.... Read More »

FCA resumes Ram 1500 diesel output

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 10, 2017

Fiat Chrysler has begun assembling diesel-powered Ram 1500 pickups again for the first time in months, workers at the company's Warren Truck Assembly plant in Michigan say, though the automaker and environmental regulators have yet to resolve a dispute over alleged excess diesel emissions and undeclared emissions software.... Read More »

FCA resumes Ram 1500 diesel output

1:47 pm U.S. ET | July 6, 2017

Fiat Chrysler has begun assembling diesel Ram 1500 pickups again for the first time in months, workers at the company's truck assembly plant in Michigan say, though the automaker and environmental regulators haven't resolved a dispute over alleged excess diesel emissions and undeclared emissions software.... Read More »

Redesigned Ram 1500 may get a longer wheelbase

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 3, 2017

Spy photographers have caught the redesigned Ram 1500 during testing, and despite heavy camouflage some features of the truck are evident.... Read More »

The auto industry's cold pizza

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2017

Keeping older vehicle designs in production after their replacements are introduced is becoming an important strategy. It protects market share and keeps budget-conscious customers happy.... Read More »

Ram spy photos hint at longer wheelbase, split tailgate

11:57 am U.S. ET | June 27, 2017

Some features of the next-generation Ram 1500, an apparent longer wheelbase and a new tailgate that folds down and splits in the middle to provide closer access to the bed, have emerged based on new spy photos.... Read More »

'Most-American' car ranking gets makeover -- and only three vehicles qualify

1:45 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

Think “American-made” doesn't mean what it used to? You're right, at least if you're talking about how to define the world's “Most-American” vehicles.... Read More »

840-hp Demon? Sign here, here and here

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2017

In April, Automotive News raised concerns about the 840-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Fiat Chrysler and its lawyers have similar concerns.... Read More »

FCA tweaks trims on 3 sagging vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2017

The changes come as FCA seeks to keep consumers interested in what is the oldest product lineup of any major automaker.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Speed reading: Dodge Demon's disclaimers

2:45 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2017

Disclaiming Dodge Demon: Buyers must sign off on drag car; Tesla no-show in quality study; Leaf's autonomous tech; Solar roof for your ride; Ford, Hyundai, Toyota marketers lauded.... Read More »

Dodge Grand Caravan output idled to meet U.S. airbag safety rule

9:09 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

Dodge Grand Caravan output will continue this fall -- but not for US customers, according to a union official at the Canada plant where Fiat Chrysler builds the minivan.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Why the gap in Grand Caravan output

3:30 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2017

Why the gap in Grand Caravan output; Who next to lead Uber?; Tesla confirms talks on China plant; Univ. of Michigan driverless shuttle; FCA backs recall-repair push.... Read More »

Kia tops J.D. Power quality rankings amid shake-up

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 21, 2017

Kia took the top spot in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality for a second consecutive year. The annual industry ratings reached a new record and domestic brands maintained their edge over foreign rivals.... Read More »

Dodge Demon allocation method to fight dealer mark-ups

2:49 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2017

Dodge, as it prepares to allocate 3,000 of its 840-hp Challenger SRT Demons, is determined not to repeat bad dealer behavior that marred the 2014 launch of the Hellcats.... Read More »

FCA to dealers: Stock up on Grand Caravans

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2017

FCA told dealers this month to stock up on the Dodge Grand Caravan because production will go on a hiatus in mid-August and won't resume until December.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler denies it is pulling Chrysler brand from Japan

June 19, 2017 11:40 CET

Fiat Chrysler denied it has decided to pull its Chrysler brand out of Japan after the Nikkei reported the automaker was planning to stop selling the cars in the country as early as next year following years of poor sales.... Read More »

U.S. may take 'weeks or months' to review FCA diesel emissions fix

2:56 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2017

The Justice Department said it could take months before regulators approve a software fix for FCA diesel vehicles.... Read More »

 
How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12 2017

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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Italy June sales surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Ford of Europe names Leenarts design chief
Ford named Amko Leenarts as its new design director for Europe. Leenarts will succeed Joel Piaskowsk ...
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BMW sales chief Robertson to retire; Dutch executive Nota is successor
BMW said Ian Robertson will retire as the automaker's sales chief. He will be succeeded by Pieter No ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Suppliers to the new Peugeot 3008
Assembly of the second-generation Peugeot 3008 began in June 2016 at PSA's factory in Sochaux, Franc ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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