Chrysler

New Dodge ad campaign launched with tagline 'Domestic. Not Domesticated'

3:53 pm U.S. ET | July 29, 2016

Dodge is launching a new ad campaign with the tagline "Domestic. Not Domesticated." The brand, which had been running a Wieden & Kennedy campaign hearkening back to founding brothers John and Horace Dodge, has shifted gears with a pair of new ads backed by the Metallica song "Fuel."... Read More »

FCA boosts 2016 profit target as Jeep fuels Q2 rise

7:47 am U.S. ET | July 27, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles raised its 2016 profit forecast after earnings in the second quarter rose 16 percent on robust demand for Jeep SUVs.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA: Sales win streak ended in '13

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

FCA revises sales reporting, streak ended in '13; End near for Dart, 200?; VW buyback plan gets early OK; Report: Tesla driver speeding; Cadillac XT5 strategy; Toyota's '18 entries.... Read More »

FCA earmarks $1.5 billion to build Ram 1500 pickups at Chrysler 200 plant

11:01 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2016

Fiat Chrysler will invest $1.48 billion to convert its Sterling Heights Assembly plant in suburban Detroit from unibody to body-on-frame construction to build the next-generation Ram 1500 pickup. The automaker today confirmed that the plant will end production of the slow-selling Chrysler 200 sedan in December to begin the conversion.... Read More »

FCA restates U.S. sales, says winning streak ended 3 years ago

1:30 pm U.S. ET | July 26, 2016

Fiat Chrysler is changing the way it reports monthly U.S. sales to make the process more transparent, and as a result of the change, said its 75-month sales streak actually ended at 41 months, in September 2013.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: A case for the spare tire’s return

11:00 am U.S. ET | July 26, 2016

Our safety may depend, legislatively, on correcting the weight-slashing, overzealousness that has eliminated spare tires from many new cars.... Read More »

Uncertain futures for Dodge Dart, Chrysler 200

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in January he expected to find a partner to build the Dodge Dart and Chrysler 200 “in a relatively short period of time.” But so far FCA has found no one and the cars are about to go out of production.... Read More »

FCA salutes Jeep

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 25, 2016

A unique Jeep Wrangler rolled down the assembly line in Toledo, Ohio, on July 15, looking like a combat zone "jeep" of the distant past.... Read More »

Auto industry should enlist hackers to aid in cybersecurity, panelists say

3:47 pm U.S. ET | July 22, 2016

If the auto industry wants protection from the most talented players in the cybersecurity field, then it needs to attract hackers, panelists said today at the Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Why we shouldn't let the VW scandal kill diesel powertrains

11:45 am U.S. ET | July 19, 2016

Volkswagen's travails aside, modern diesel engines such as Fiat Chrysler's 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 still deserve a seat at the main table of automakers' fuel economy strategies.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: GMC to take on Jeep?

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

GMC to take on Jeep?; Takata manipulated test results in reports to Honda, audit finds; States plan to sue VW; Audi to boost EV spending - report; Ford Super Duty towing boast.... Read More »

JAKE LINGEMAN

BLOG: Jeep Wrangler concept 'salutes' original Willys

3:00 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2016

Jeep produces a lot of special concepts. Moab, SEMA and auto shows usually get their fair share. But this one, this Wrangler 75th Salute concept is really, really the one it should build.... Read More »

How will GMC grow?

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

GMC will require new models and nameplates to hit its ambitious growth target of improving market share by two-thirds over a decade. One potential avenue: Venturing into Jeep's terrain.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Steep hike in CAFE fines

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

NHTSA plans steep hike in CAFE fines; Update coming to Tesla's Autopilot?; GM pickup truck incentives more than double; Redesigned Enclave, next-gen Regal in Buick pipeline.... Read More »

EDITORIAL

Doing a great job with Jeep

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

Jeep, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this month, has taken a long and arduous path from the World War II battlefields in Europe and the Pacific.... Read More »

RICHARD JOHNSON

How Americans got to meet the Jeep in 1942

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

In January 1942, Reader's Digest, then America's best-selling consumer magazine, introduced the public to the “jeep” with a reprint of a Scientific American article. Even today, the article's praise of the car's virtues rings true.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: 'Pokemon Go' pushback

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

'Pokemon Go' pushback: Game craze prompts safety warnings; Detroit 3 share swaps; Jeep on global climb; Takata settles Fla. case; $255M Denso payout; Stamps depict vintage pickups.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Jeep gets billion-dollar boost

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2016

Jeep gets a billion-dollar boost from FCA, and a lovefest in Toledo hometown; U.S. senator seeks answers on Tesla safety; Ford backing map venture; Brexit slows European sales growth.... Read More »

FCA to invest $1.05 billion to retool Ohio, Illinois plants to build Jeeps

5:15 pm U.S. ET | July 14, 2016

Fiat Chrysler is investing $1.05 billion in assembly plants in Ohio and Illinois to bolster Jeep output. The carmaker will invest $350 million to move production of the Jeep Cherokee from Toledo, Ohio, to Belvidere, Ill., as part of a strategy to revamp its North American manufacturing footprint over the next year and a half to focus on light-truck output in the U.S.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Mazda N.A. boss on sales drop

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

Mazda N.A. chief discusses sales drop, dealership plans; Audi, Ram U.S. sales-streak leaders; Large recall, low awareness; GM legal setback; Tesla price drop; Mercedes of golf carts.... Read More »

FCA joins Tesla in offering bounties to hackers

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

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will become the first mass-market automaker to join Tesla in offering bounties to hackers who identify security vulnerabilities in vehicle software. FCA said it will pay bounties of between $150 and $1,500 to reward hackers who notify the company of security vulnerabilities through a program on bugcrowd.com.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Market-share gainers, losers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

Market-share gainers, losers; GM in court fight with key supplier; End of U.S. sales win streak?; NHTSA has questions for Tesla; Popeye or Pygmy: Why do they call it 'Jeep'?... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Are 750-hp, Alfa Romeo-based Hellcats and a Barracuda in Dodge's future?

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

Next-generation Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats will be fixed to Fiat Chrysler's Alfa Romeo Giulia platform and in Hellcat trim will have at least 750 hp. Dodge also could revive the Challenger's E-body brother of yore -- the Plymouth Barracuda, according to a U.S. media report. The Dodge Barracuda would be the name for convertible Challengers and make Chrysler's muscle car desirable for fans of open-air cruising.... Read More »

ZAC PALMER

BLOG: Is Chevy about to supercharge the SS to battle the Hellcats?

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

The sleeper sedan Chevrolet SS could be getting a massive power boost in the form of a supercharger.... Read More »

SPECIAL REPORT

Badge of Honor: Jeep's heroic 75-year campaign

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2016

Jeep - a vehicle forged in the crucible of war that grew into one of one of the world's most recognized brands - is celebrating its 75th anniversary this week. The birth of Jeep is a complicated story that is subject to many interpretations. But on July 16, 1941, Willys-Overland Motor Co., of Toledo, Ohio, received the first contract to produce the Willys MB for use by the American military.... Read More »

 
PSA bravely reveals industry's dirty secret

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7 2016

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Give credit to PSA for being bold enough to reveal in great detail something none of its rivals woul ...
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How to push self-driving tech to the limits without the risks

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 6 2016

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There's a risk-free way to push autonomous cars to their limits. A simulator in the UK is going to d ...
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Volvo defies gravity

Luca Ciferri
8:33 am U.S. ET | July 5 2016

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Volvo doesn't consider itself a true global player in the premium segment. ...
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BMW CEO scores first big win with Intel, Mobileye deal

Christiaan Hetzner
10:40 am U.S. ET | July 2 2016

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Led by CEO Harald Krueger, BMW's strong push into autonomous driving with Intel and Mobileye could b ...
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Why Europe's car buyer categories need a shake-up

Douglas A. Bolduc
4:49 am U.S. ET | July 1 2016

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Johnson Controls says current car buyer categories aren't telling the full story. ...
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Nissan struggles to make sense of Sunderland shocker

Nick Gibbs
5:42 am U.S. ET | June 28 2016

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Nissan's team in the UK is “shell-shocked” by the decision of the country's voters to leave the EU, a person close to the company told me. ...
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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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European June car sales slow as Brexit vote reduces confidence
European car-sales growth slowed to 6.5 percent in June as the British vote on exiting the EU weighe ...
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
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UK's June car sales fall; gov't asked for support
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W. Europe car sales up 6% in June despite UK decline
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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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PSA names new Peugeot, China, Europe chiefs
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Daimler promotes Turkish unit boss Seeger to Mercedes sales and marketing chief
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BMW names former F1 exec Duesmann as new purchasing chief
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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
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VW's Seat recruits new sales boss from Audi
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Daimler lures exec from Citroen to lead digital sales unit at Mercedes
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FCA's U.S. communications chief Ranieri returns to Italy
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Former Audi, Mercedes exec named new Cadillac Europe boss
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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
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
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Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics
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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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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
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