Jeep

Detroit Manufacturing Systems to open plant in Toledo

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 23, 2016

Detroit Manufacturing Systems LLC plans to announce Wednesday the groundbreaking of a new plant in Toledo to serve the nearby Jeep assembly operations.... Read More »

Jeep descends on downtown Toledo to celebrate its 75th anniversary

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2016

An estimated 30,000 or more Jeep enthusiasts jammed into downtown Toledo, Ohio, on Aug. 13 for a parade and Jeep-only show to mark the 75th anniversary of the hot-selling brand.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM dealer program still paying off

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

After GM dealers spruce up, program still pays up; Civic hatchback shown; Audi adds vehicle-to-infrastructure tech; Ford future product; Infiniti QX30 close-up; Land of 1,000 Jeeps.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

FCA's 'musical factories' will vex suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Here's a fact few suppliers were likely to admit during the Management Briefing Seminars here last week: It can be downright difficult to be a supplier to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.... Read More »

A sleek new Wrangler?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2016

Spy photos of the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler point to a more aerodynamic shape.... Read More »

FCA: Jeep, Ram do the heavy lifting

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Fiat Chrysler -- in its first monthly sales report since it restated more than five years of sales data -- reported U.S. sales up 0.3 percent in July, thanks entirely to gains from Jeep and Ram.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: July gains for Kia, Hyundai, Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Gains for Kia, Hyundai, Honda in lukewarm July; 'Star Trek' actor's parents sue FCA; No bed, no hatch? No sale; Study: Uber, Lyft and rivals no threat; Lexus, Acura, Jeep spy shots.... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

STILL THE ONE: JEEP AT 75

A gallery of Jeeps gone wild

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

One of the best things about the Jeep brand throughout its history is the blank canvas it provides for enthusiasts to personalize their vehicles. The same holds true for engineers and designers working on Jeeps.... Read More »

 
Ghosn's life-changing post-Christmas offer

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:37 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22 2016

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Carlos Ghosn's powers of persuasion are very hard to resist, Nissan Brazil's current boss learned on Dec. 26. 2011. ...
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Automakers face uncertainty over key Chinese government policies

Yang Jian
6:24 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19 2016

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Auto executives in China are worried these days. ...
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Confessions of a diesel junkie


12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3 2016

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My plan to someday drive off into the sunset in a diesel-powered car at the conclusion of my career ...
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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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Western Europe sales fall 2% in first monthly decline since 2013
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German car sales fell 3.9% in July as VW Group takes big hit
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Italy car sales growth slows to 2.9% in July
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French new-car sales plunged nearly 10% in July
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Russia car sales fall 13% in June
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Ford promotes UK exec Periam to Europe finance chief
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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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Fiat Chrysler creates post to oversee global regulatory compliance
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