Chrysler

It sure sounds like a 707-hp Ram to us

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018

If FCA US isn't planning to make a production version of its Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX concept ... well, it certainly fooled us.... Read More »

FCA: Record Jeep volume drives 14% advance

11:15 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2018

FCA US snapped an 18-month losing streak with March U.S. sales increasing 14 percent to 216,063 cars and light trucks behind the strength of a 45 percent gain in Jeep deliveries.... Read More »

Easter goodies from Jeep

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018

Jeep came up with seven concept vehicles for the annual trek to the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.... Read More »

Jeep Wrangler pickup should be in stores by April 2019, dealers hear

4:29 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2018

Fiat Chrysler dealers learned in their make meeting Friday that the long anticipated Jeep Wrangler-based pickup the automaker is working on should be in showrooms by next April.... Read More »

BACK ON TRACK

FCA envisions turning small Detroit plant into museum for car collection

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will transform a small former assembly plant in Detroit where the Dodge Viper was hand built into a new home for its sprawling automobile collection.... Read More »

FCA recalls more than 270,000 Rams in U.S. to stop fuel tanks from sagging

12:34 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2018

FCA is recalling more than 270,000 older-model pickups in the United States following a company-issued report that said the bracket in certain vehicles could corrode and cause the fuel tank to sag.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Jeep unleashes new Wrangler, Cherokee ads

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2018

Jeep unleashes new Wrangler, Cherokee ads; VW brand warns of profit roadblocks; Barra meets with EPA, DOT on fuel rules; Aerospace giants push flying cars closer to takeoff.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Ford, GM and Ram: Pedal to the metal to claim pickup mpg crown

11:45 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2018

While GM was the first automaker to market a truck with an EPA certified 30 mpg highway rating with the diesel versions of Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, no one has yet pulled that off with a full-size truck.... Read More »

ANDREA MALAN

BLOG: Jeep overshadows Fiat brand with bigger Geneva spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2018

Fiat Chrysler's display at this year's Geneva auto show highlights how diminished the once-dominant Fiat brand is these days.... Read More »

FCA sets 2019 Ram 1500 prices from $33,340

4:09 pm U.S. ET | March 6, 2018

Base pricing for the redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 will start at $33,340, including delivery -- a price that will place the pickup, in its lowest-priced configuration, $1,350 more than the 2018 model.... Read More »

Dodge program prompts expansion at Grupo Antolin's Michigan plant

9:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2018

Grupo Antolin has received approval for an expanded state grant for its plans to hire an additional 210 workers to handle a Dodge program at its suburban Detroit auto interiors plant.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Ram's MLK spot a great reminder

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2018

I applaud Vince Bond for his stance on Ram’s use of Martin Luther King Jr.’s ode to service in the brand’s Super Bowl commercial.... Read More »

Colbert runs up score on 'Dodge' Ram ad

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Late-night comedian Stephen Colbert pokes fun at Ram's super bowl commercial that used part of a speech by Martin Luther King Jr.... Read More »

Ram plan brings Detroit ripples

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2018

Moving FCA's heavy-duty Ram pickup from Mexico to Detroit will have the impact of a new plant -- but suppliers are waiting to see what's expected.... Read More »

VINCE BOND JR.

BLOG: Why I was heartened -- not outraged -- by Ram's MLK Super Bowl ad

2:50 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2018

Ram's use of Martin Luther King Jr.'s ode to service in its Super Bowl spot quickly drew public backlash. I take a different view.... Read More »

Mercedes to electrify, make next Sprinter a better workplace

11:11 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2018

Mercedes-Benz is adding a battery-electric variant of the Sprinter as it updates the third-generation commercial van line. But it's not yet clear when, or if, the eSprinter will be sold in the United States. New connectivity services and improvements will make the Sprinter's cab a better workplace, Mercedes says.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: GM's last chance to deliver a great truck interior

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2018

General Motors has two truck brands, and it could very well be that we'll see a truly great truck interior in the next upscale GMC Sierra.... Read More »

An American-sized Jeep, but not America-bound

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

Jeep has revealed images of the seven-seat Grand Commander SUV, carving out a niche above the Grand Cherokee in size if not in price or performance.... Read More »

Ram's 'Martin Luther King' ad sparks backlash

11:20 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2018

FCA's use of a Martin Luther King speech during a Super Bowl ad drew heat on social media with some critics accusing the automaker of appropriating the civil rights leader's words for commercial gain.... Read More »

FCA: Fleet decline triggers 13% drop; Jeep gains 2.2%

10:31 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018

FCA US recorded a 17th consecutive month of declining sales in January, falling 13 percent to 132,803 vehicles.... Read More »

Bosch employees investigated in FCA diesel-emissions probe

7:32 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2018

The Stuttgart prosecutor's office said two Bosch employees were being investigated on suspicion of aiding fraud, as part of a wider investigation into FCA diesel emissions in the United States.... Read More »

Jeep's global growth plans hit a pothole

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 29, 2018

Jeep's global vehicle sales fell nearly 1 percent last year and are likely to miss a 2 million target set for this year, denting plans to make the brand a global powerhouse.... Read More »

Jeep JK Wrangler output to end April 7, supplier notice shows

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2018

Auto supplier Hyundai Mobis North America filed a notice with Ohio officials that indicates production of the current Jeep Wrangler, widely known by the two-letter code JK, will cease in early April.... Read More »

FCA could be close to decision on 'baby' Jeep

Jan. 24, 2018 09:31 CET

Jeep is looking "very closely" at adding a vehicle below its Renegade subcompact SUV, brand boss Mike Manley said. A decision on the project could come in June.... Read More »

Jeep's sales decline dents Marchionne's ambitions for key brand

Jan. 23, 2018 09:56 CET

Jeep's global vehicle sales fell 1 percent to less than 1.4 million last year and the brand is likely to miss its 2 million target this year, denting Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's ambition to make the SUV brand a global powerhouse.... Read More »

 
Why it won't be easy for global automakers to part with Chinese partners

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 23 2018

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The Chinese government will phase out restrictions on foreign ownership of joint ventures with domes ...
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Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

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

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
Mercedes brand retained its lead as China's top-selling luxury brand so far this year despite a surg ...
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
Nissan, Ford and Fiat brand saw their European sales decline steeply in March as industrywide regist ...
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
Russia's sales are forecast to grow 10 percent this year as the market recovers faster than expected ...
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two f ...
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as poli ...
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
Demand for new diesel cars in Britain plunged by more than a third in March, pushing down total regi ...
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
Registrations in Germany fell 3 percent in March with the decline in diesel-car sales accelerating a ...
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai and Dacia were among the big winners as Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent i ...
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
Automakers such as Hyundai, Ford, Kia and Seat are experimenting with new compact-car body styles in ...
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
A two-year slump in the demand for premium large SUVs in Europe is expected to end in 2019 as BMW an ...
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
Germany's premium brands are under pressure to accelerate their plans for electric cars after Tesla' ...
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
Aging models such as the BMW 1 series and Audi A3 as well as the continued rise of SUV alternatives ...
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
Sales of full-electric cars are set to surge to 200,000 this year, helped by the arrival of the new ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle preside ...
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain ...
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans devel ...
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
Jaguar Land Rover has appointed Michael van der Sande, the head of Renault's sporty Alpine brand, to ...
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions o ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
Rolls-Royce has appointed veteran BMW Group executive and current head of Mini in China, Henrik Wilh ...
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior ...
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
BMW's is aiming its all-new X2 at young and young-at-heart customers.The X2 is a sporty variant of t ...
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
McLaren has added practical features to its 720S supercar in response to research that showed that m ...
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
Nissan is counting on its sleeker, more technologically advanced, longer-range Leaf electric car to ...
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
PSA says the DS 7 Crossback will stand out from the competition because of its focus on technology, ...
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
BMW hopes a more appealing design, greater variability and increased comfort will propel sales of it ...
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
Hyundai hopes a sharp design, advanced connectivity features and off-road capability will help win c ...
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Suppliers to the new Porsche 718 Cayman
Assembly of the third-generation Porsche Cayman began in July 2016 at parent Volkswagen Group’ ...
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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