Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler recalls 50,000 Pacificas for seat belt issue

2:26 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2017

FCA is scheduled to recall 50,000 Pacifica minivans following a report that "extreme handling maneuvers" could cause a second-row seat belt to unbuckle.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler recalls 494,000 pickups for fire risk

1:11 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it will recall 494,000 medium and heavy-duty Ram pickups worldwide because of a water pump that could overheat and potentially cause a fire.... Read More »

Q&A: SAAD CHEHAB

'No limits': Chehab sees power in Kia's youth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

After leaving FCA on a hot streak in 2015, Saad Chehab is back in the advertising game, this time as chief marketing officer for Kia Motors America. He'll have a lot on his plate.... Read More »

Wait for Jeep pickup is almost over

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

A more fuel-efficient Wrangler will debut in early 2018, with a Wrangler-based pickup to follow the next year.... Read More »

Intel collaborates with Waymo on self-driving compute design

12:05 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Intel said it will collaborate with Google affiliate Waymo, saying it worked with the company during the design of its compute platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time.... Read More »

Dodge cars to get Ghibli platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Dodge will put the Challenger and Charger through yet another refresh cycle. The next step will be a redesign for both models onto the platform underpinning the Maserati Ghibli.... Read More »

Jeep, Ram kick off product renewal drive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

With the exception of a few major projects for its Jeep and Ram brands, FCA has slowed some product development activities while trying to hit aggressive financial targets for 2018 that the automaker set in 2014.... Read More »

Crossovers to pad Chrysler's lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Chrysler's thin product lineup will be bolstered — eventually — with a pair of crossovers while its only sedan will stay on its current platform for another cycle.... Read More »

Ram takes aim at Silverado

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2017

Ram and Chevy's Silverado are in a horse race for second place in the lucrative full-size pickup segment behind the Ford F series this year.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Dodge Avengers Assemble! (And Reassemble! Again!)

1:58 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 8, 2017

Forget Cap and Thor and Iron Man, et al.; a real-life Avengers mystery is unfolding in Fiat Chrysler's monthly sales reports.... Read More »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Jeep and Volvo? No comparison

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2017

I am stunned by Keith Crain's comments and Automotive News' editorial in the Aug. 21 issue equating the potential sale of Jeep to a Chinese company with the sale of Volvo to Geely.... Read More »

Fatal Jeep crash renews criticism of recall fix to prevent fires

7:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2017

A fatal accident this week involving a Jeep Liberty has revived criticism from safety advocates that a federally sanctioned recall plan to keep the vehicle's fuel tank from igniting in rear-end crashes didn't go far enough to protect motorists.... Read More »

Second guilty plea entered in UAW-FCA case

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2017

Retired UAW Associate Director Virdell King, one of the people accused of plotting to siphon millions from a union training center fund, pleaded guilty to a felony count Tuesday in federal court.... Read More »

China auto bid could hit a U.S. wall

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

If a Chinese buyer emerges for all or part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, it could face heightened scrutiny by U.S. security officials. That hurdle has increased under a Trump administration that has promoted economic nationalism and criticized China's trade policies.... Read More »

Scrambling to name Jeep's new pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2017

It seems Jeep has come up with a name for its Wrangler pickup, and it's a blast from the past.... Read More »

FCA recall: Hellcat engine spitting oil in 2017 Dodge Challengers, Chargers

11:05 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2017

FCA is recalling about 1,200 2017 Dodge Challengers and Dodge Chargers in the U.S. outfitted with 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat engines.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Hellcats recalled for oil-spray risk

8:15 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2017

Hellcats recalled for oil-spray risk; FCA's big ambitions for Jeep; Report: Tesla semi's range 200-300 miles; Ally passes Wells Fargo; Subaru cuts outlook; VW production milestone.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Why it makes sense for Great Wall to buy Jeep

3:16 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2017

Fiat Chrysler should seriously consider an offer from Great Wall for the Jeep brand. A deal would make perfect sense for Great Wall, but also for FCA.... Read More »

YANG JIAN

BLOG: Why it makes sense for Great Wall to buy Jeep

3:16 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2017

Fiat Chrysler should seriously consider an offer from Great Wall for the Jeep brand. A deal would make perfect sense for Great Wall, which would gain access to the North American market and valuable technology. But also for FCA, which will likely get a higher price from the Chinese automaker, because it specializes in SUVs.... Read More »

FCA envisions Jeep as global SUV giant to fulfill auto dreams

7:39 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2017

While automakers around the world covet Jeep for its fat profits, FCA sees potential for much more, banking on the rugged brand to vie with global giants like Toyota, Volkswagen and Ford.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: New Jeep Scrambler on menu?

8:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2017

New Jeep Scrambler on menu?; Spied: 3-row Lexus RX, next Chevy Blazer?; Audi board shakeup ahead, report says; Asbury's Monaghan stepping down; Kia future product.... Read More »

Great Wall cites 'big uncertainties' in making deal with Fiat Chrysler

9:59 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2017

Great Wall Motor cooled prospects for a deal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, saying there are "big uncertainties" and it may not pursue a takeover of FCA's Jeep division.... Read More »

GRAHAM KOZAK

BLOG: Jeep pickup to carry Scrambler badge, report says

6:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2017

According to information obtained by the Jeep Scrambler Forum, Jeep's Wrangler-based pickup will be called the Scrambler -- recalling the original CJ-8 Scrambler, a long-wheelbase variant of the C-7 built from 1981 to 1986.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: China's Great Wall tones down Jeep talk

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

China's Great Wall cites 'uncertainties,' tones down talk of Jeep bid; Boom in big SUVs predicted as Gen Y hits burbs; Hyundai confirms pickup; Tesla wins; Nissan's Midnight moves.... Read More »

Great Wall says possible Jeep acquisition faces 'uncertainties'

Aug. 22, 2017 13:12 CET

Great Wall said there are "big uncertainties" whether it will continue to study a takeover of Fiat Chrysler's Jeep division... Read More »

 
Labor gain and strain loom from EV shift

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24 2017

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Why Volvo picked XC40 to launch VIP service

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson knew long ago that he wanted to do something special with the XC40, which is the first expansion of the Swedish automaker's portfolio since the... ...
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Volvo designer achieves rare feat with XC40

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21 2017

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With the XC40, Volvo designer Ian Kettle achieved a rare feat. The new SUV's look remains true to th ...
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Zetsche strikes a humble tone for German automakers

Peter Sigal
3:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19 2017

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These have not been the happiest of times for the German auto industry. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche recently conveyed that message. ...
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How Ghosn will push alliance to 14 million sales

Peter Sigal
8:49 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15 2017

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Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn wants the alliance to increase vehicle sales by 33 percent to 1 ...
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Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Richard Johnson
1:01 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13 2017

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Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is onc ...
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What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

Richard Johnson
5:49 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12 2017

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What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on t ...
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Daimler reveals the dark secret behind EVs

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

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Daimler has revealed the dark secret that explains exactly why the German auto industry has been so ...
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Carlos and Dieter show takes a break

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 11 2017

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The “Carlos and Dieter Show” will not take place this year at the Frankfurt auto show. I ...
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Fast-changing Frankfurt

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9 2017

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At the 2015 Frankfurt auto show, Martin Winterkorn was leading VW and GM was predicting Opel was on the verge of finally being profitable. How things have changed. ...
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European sales rose 6% in August
European new-car sales rose nearly 6 percent in August with Nissan, Renault, Toyota and VW Group's S ...
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W. Europe sales rise 5 percent, lifted by France, Italy, Spain
Western European car sales rose 5 percent in August, lifted by strong demand in France, Italy and Sp ...
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UK sales fall 6% on Brexit, diesel concerns
UK new-car sales fell 6 percent in August, the fifth consecutive monthly decline, as uncertainty ove ...
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German sales hit 8-year high despite big diesel decline
New-car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August despite plunging ...
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Skoda, Dacia among winners as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose 9.4 percent in August, with gains by mass-market brands outpacing the prem ...
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Russia sales increase 19% as market rebound continues
New-car registrations in Russia increased 19 percent in July, the fifth consecutive month of increas ...
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Europe's H1 sales hit post-crisis high; rebound may be losing momentum
Europe's first-half vehicle sales rose by nearly 5 percent despite predictions that the market would ...
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UK sales fall 9% on Brexit uncertainty
UK registrations fell 9 percent in July, the fourth consecutive month of declines. ...
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French sales rise 11% in July on strong mass-market demand
French new-car sales rose 11 percent in July as most mass-market brands enjoyed a significant jump i ...
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Business sales boost Italian car market in July
Business demand helped drive a 5.9 percent increase in new-car sales in Italy last month as registra ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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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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Hyundai recruits BMW exec as Europe marketing chief
Hyundai named former BMW executive Andreas-Christoph Hofmann as its new marketing chief in Europe. ...
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Kia hires ex-BMW designer as styling chief
Kia has hired former BMW and Great Wall designer Pierre Leclercq as its head of styling, in a move e ...
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Nissan manufacturing veteran Martin gets global alliance role
Irishman John Martin is tasked with accelerating the integration of manufacturing and supply strateg ...
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Bentley's new manufacturing boss is VW veteran
Bentley named Peter Bosch, a veteran VW Group executive, as its new manufacturing chief. ...
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Ford recruits industry veteran Vignon as France head
Ford named industry veteran Louis-Carl Vignon to head its France operations. Vignon returns to Ford ...
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Hyundai names new China boss after supplier disputes
Hyundai has appointed Tao Hung Tan as its new chief of China operations. ...
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Aston Martin marketing chief Sproule adds Americas role
Simon Sproule, Aston Martin's global chief marketing officer, has added a new position: chief of the ...
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Fiat Chrysler appoints Keegan to head of N.A. communications
Fiat Chrysler appointed Mike Keegan, a 25-year veteran of the company, to lead communications in North America, a new position. ...
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Volvo names Kerssemakers as Europe boss
Volvo named Lex Kerssemakers as head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Kerssemakers retu ...
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VW shuffles product development team
VW Group is shuffling its product development team as the automaker prepares for a move to future mo ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
Ford expects buyers of its new Fiesta subcompact to fall into two categories – previous Fiesta ...
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Mazda makes CX-5 an even better drive
Mazda hopes to boost demand for its CX-5, the brand's top-selling model in Europe, with a new genera ...
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Kia Picanto adds tech but stays small
Kia has bucked the trend that cars grow larger with every new generation by increasing the new Pican ...
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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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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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