Jeep

FCA accused of concealing defect in Jeep Grand Cherokee

5:45 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

Jeep Grand Cherokee owners filed suit in California against Fiat Chrysler, accusing the company of concealing and failing to fix a shifter design defect linked to driverless rollaway accidents, including the death this week of "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin.... Read More »

Jeep Compass, Patriot replacement due early next year

3:20 pm U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

The single vehicle replacing the Jeep Compass and Patriot will debut in late September in Brazil and will retain one of the two names, Jeep brand head Mike Manley said Thursday. The vehicle, known internally as the C-SUV, is not delayed and will be shown in the U.S. at the L.A. Auto Show in November. It will go sale in the U.S. in early 2017. Jeep has also set a hard date for the introduction of a long-awaited Wrangler-based pickup: Early 2018.... Read More »

Jeep's small models to soldier on

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Jeep will extend production of the Compass and Patriot into the 2017 model year as it prepares to build a successor in Mexico in early 2017, Automotive News has learned.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler to investigate crash that killed 'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin

11:52 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Monday it would conduct a "thorough investigation" of a crash involving a recalled 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin. Yelchin, 27, famous for his role as Pavel Chekov in the movies, was found dead early Sunday, pinned against a gate post by his Grand Cherokee, website TMZ.com reported.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Italian-made Dodge Journey

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2016

Dodge Journey output moving to Italy, Jeep Compass and Patriot get reprieve; Toyota's Brexit warning; Mercedes plans EV push in U.S.; Toyota exec's goal: Turn robotics into safety results.... Read More »

BOOK EXCERPT: THE LAST AMERICAN CEO

How the Grand Cherokee became a Jeep

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

The Last American CEO, a new book co-authored by ex-American Motors CEO Joe Cappy and former Ford and Chrysler public relations chief Jason Vines, describes Chrysler's acquisition of AMC from Renault in 1987 -- a momentous deal largely because then-Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca got his hands on Jeep.... Read More »

Mulally, Nader to enter Automotive Hall of Fame

7:15 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally and consumer activist Ralph Nader will join Bertha Benz, the wife and business partner of Carl Benz, who invented the automobile, and engineer Roy Lunn, godfather of the Ford GT40, as the latest inductees into the Automotive Hall of Fame.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Dangerous secret in new cars?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2016

Tell buyers airbags may be recalled, senators say; FCA exec: Tech partners needed; Rosekind's nimble notion; Dealers to fix Lexus glitch; New GM quality czar; Jeep summer pitch.... Read More »

Jeep piles on the milestones with record sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6, 2016

They love big round numbers at Jeep, and they love climbing over them. The industry's hottest brand topped 90,000 sales in May - the first time in its 75-year history that volume for a single month had reached that level.... Read More »

MAY U.S. SALES

May sales drop 6.1% on weak car sales; SAAR stays strong

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

The U.S. auto industry recorded its biggest monthly sales drop in nearly six years in May as most automakers posted declines amid plunging demand for passenger cars. May volume fell 6.1 percent to 1.5 million vehicles. Still, the SAAR came in at 17.46 million, a level on par with last year’s record sales.... Read More »

FCA: Record Jeep volume, minivans keep streak alive

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2016

Record Jeep volume and resurgent minivans helped Fiat Chrysler squeak out a 1.1 percent U.S. sales gain in May, despite two fewer selling days from the same month a year ago.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Contests boost benefits of just showing up

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Victorville Motors, a Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealership in Southern California, created a car-giveaway contest to encourage perfect attendance among students at local high schools. It not only has motivated kids to stay in class and get an education but also has enriched the schools.... Read More »

Jeep Cherokee output resumes after steering wheel shortage

4:12 pm U.S. ET | May 20, 2016

Fiat Chrysler began building Jeep Cherokees again Friday after a shortage of steering wheels interrupted several days of production of the midsize SUV earlier in the week.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: UAW chief decries Mexico moves

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

UAW chief: Mexico investments 'about cheap labor'; Self-driving Bolts; GM expands ride-share service; Jeep output snag; Cadillac kills ELR; Mopar expansion; Google patents a sticky safety feature.... Read More »

Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee output disrupted by steering wheel shortage

12:15 pm U.S. ET | May 19, 2016

A shortage of steering wheels is disrupting production of the Jeep Cherokee and also has slowed output of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. A third consecutive shift of Cherokee production at Fiat Chrysler's Toledo North Assembly Plant in Ohio was canceled Thursday morning, and an afternoon shift there was shortened Tuesday because of the shortage.... Read More »

FCA recalls nearly 600,000 Jeep Wranglers, Fiat 500s

3:45 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2016

Fiat Chrysler is recalling nearly 600,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs and Fiat 500 subcompact cars worldwide in two actions.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Android gets more car-friendly

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

Android gets more car-friendly; Volvo takes youth turn; U.S. probes patent complaint against VW; FCA recalls Wrangler, Fiat 500; Cadillac CTS, Audi A8 spy shots; EV owner sues BMW... Read More »

FCA recalls certain ’16 Jeep Grand Cherokees for wiring issue

3:30 pm U.S. ET | May 13, 2016

Fiat Chrysler is recalling an estimated 32,267 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees to fix a potentially incorrectly crimped wire harness terminal that could lock the vehicle in park or neutral after the vehicle is stopped.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A good time to sell the store?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2016

Good time to sell? Dealership prices high, deals fast, expert says; Ford invests in software firm; Automakers: Protect connected-car spectrum; Spied: Jeep Wrangler, GMC Terrain, Benz pickup.... Read More »

Next-generation Jeep Wrangler breaks cover

3:59 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Spy photographers have captured their first shots of the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler driving about near Fiat Chrysler's North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich.... Read More »

FCA sees 5.6% gain on small Jeeps, pickups, minivans

2:30 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Continued strong demand for Jeeps and Ram pickups, as well as rebounding minivan volume, boosted FCA US sales 5.6 percent in April.... Read More »

BEIJING AUTO SHOW

Jeep's push to produce in China is paying off

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

Jeep is moving ahead in China, thanks to investments in local crossover production. But in a market haunted by factory overcapacity, premium brand Lexus is also pulling ahead purely as an importer.... Read More »

More markets for U.S.-made Jeeps

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2016

Jeep's fast-growing global manufacturing footprint will not only end the brand's “Sophie's Choice” allocation challenges, but will increase sales opportunities for top-end Jeeps made exclusively in the U.S., says Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: FCA to shuffle plants, products

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

FCA plant, product shuffle: Ram factory to make Jeep Wagoneer, as Compass-Patriot replacement heads to Mexico; FCA column clicks; Ford investments; BMW exec changes... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Caddy, Jeep, Lexus, VW beam in Beijing

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

At Beijing show: Cadillac's ambitions, FCA's Jeep push, Lexus's bolder IS, VW's T-Prime concept GTE; Mitsubishi delaying earnings forecast due to scandal?; VW's fight over UAW membership.... Read More »

 
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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How Ford's European arm became a money maker again

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10 2016

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Ford of Europe's 6. ...
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Peugeot offers a two-wheel solution for congested cities

Bruce Gain
9:46 am U.S. ET | June 1 2016

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Peugeot's new 3008 SUV will offer owners a solution to the problem of getting around congested inner cities: an electric bicycle or an electric scooter that can fold up and... ...
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Why Mercedes is overtaking German rivals in China


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27 2016

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Mercedes which used to be far behind Audi and BMW in China's luxury market, is rapidly closing the g ...
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McLaren goes to new heights with the 570GT

Douglas A. Bolduc
2:45 am U.S. ET | May 26 2016 UPDATED: May 26 15:45 CET -- adds photos

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McLaren went to new heights for the media launch of its latest model. ...
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Germany deserves rebuff from Italy and Fiat

Christiaan Hetzner
10:20 am U.S. ET | May 25 2016

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No European government looks good when it comes to auto industry oversight, but Germany appears to b ...
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Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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VW Group sales rise nearly 2% in May, helped by Audi, Skoda gains
Volkswagen Group's global sales rose 1.6 percent in May, helped by rising demand for Audi and Skoda ...
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VW brand sales stable as Europe, China demand offsets drops in U.S., Brazil
Volkswagen brand sales slipped 0.7 percent last month with gains in Europe and China offsetting decl ...
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Russia car sales fall 15% in May
New-car sales in Russia fell 15 percent in May, after an 8. ...
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Western Europe car sales rise 14% in May
Western European car registrations increased 14 percent in May as demand rose last month in Germany, ...
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Mercedes SUVs help boost U.S. sales lead over Lexus, BMW
Mercedes outsold its luxury auto competitors in the U.S. in May, building its lead in a down month t ...
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VW sales in U.S. fall 17% for worst May since 2010
Continued weakness in car deliveries led Volkswagen of America to its worst May U.S. ...
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French car sales jump 22% in May on extra selling days
French registrations rose 22 percent in May, benefiting from three extra selling days. ...
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VW Group sales flat as Audi, Skoda growth eclipsed by core brand's decline
VW Group sales were flat last month as growth at Audi and Skoda failed to offset a decline in delive ...
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European car sales rise 9% in April; VW brand back to growth
European new-car sales rose 9 percent in April with nearly all automakers recording sales increases ...
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Russia car sales fall to 10-year low
New-car sales in Russia fell 8. ...
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VW veteran Powels faces tough task in South America
VW brand named David Powels as head of its South American operations. Powels faces a tough challenge ...
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Faraday names Ferrari exec Mattiacci global brand chief
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future appointed longtime Ferrari executive Marco Mattiacci to the post of global chief brand and commercial officer. ...
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GM names Boler-Davis head of global manufacturing
General Motors named Alicia Boler-Davis as its head of global manufacturing and labor relations, the ...
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Ford picks VanDyke to be new Europe marketing chief
Ford has picked Matt VanDyke as its new marketing chief in Europe. VanDyke currently leads Lincoln's ...
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Nissan Europe names new product planning chief
Nissan Europe has named Ponz Pandikuthira, its current light commercial vehicle director, as the aut ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Porsche names IT expert Koslowski as head of a new digital unit
Porsche named automotive IT expert Thilo Koslowski as head of a newly created digital unit tasked wi ...
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Alfa and Maserati get new chief
Reid Bigland replaces Harald Wester as head of Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Bigland will also continue a ...
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Cadillac Europe's chief to lead the brand in China
Andreas Schaaf, Cadillac's European chief, has been appointed the brand's vice president for China, ...
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Tesla taps Audi exec to oversee manufacturing
Tesla hired Audi executive Peter Hochholdinger as vice president of vehicle production. ...
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Suzuki Baleno is company's first model in Europe with fuel-saving mild hybrid
Suzuki has boosted fuel economy in its new Baleno hatchback by using a mild hybrid system for the fi ...
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MG aims first SUV at budget buyers
MG Motor, a Chinese-owned UK brand, is aiming its first SUV, the GS, at families looking for a budge ...
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Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller
Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which t ...
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McLaren aims cozy 570GT at new audience
McLaren says that the 570GT is the first supercar it has produced that was not conceived primarily w ...
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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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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
Porsche is repositioning its latest Boxster with a new name, a higher price tag, and a new four-cyli ...
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
Toyota expects to solidify its position as the region's leader in hybrid sales with the new Prius, w ...
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
Mercedes-Benz makes a big leap toward self-driving cars with the new E class, which debuts a hands-f ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia
Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A4
Assembly of the fifth-generation Audi A4 began in July 2015 at Audi's factory in Ingolstadt, Germany ...
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Suppliers to the new Skoda Superb
Assembly of the third-generation Skoda Superb began in April 2015 at Skoda's factory in Kvasiny, Cze ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford S-Max
Assembly of the second-generation Ford S-Max began in May 2015 at Ford's factory in Valencia, Spain. ...
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Suppliers to the new Mercedes GLC
Production of the first-generation Mercedes-Benz GLC began in June 2015 at parent Daimler's factory ...
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