Chrysler makes over mom's minivan

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

Chrysler, vowing to shake up a segment it created and dominated for years, is dropping the venerable Town & Country badge and reviving the Pacifica nameplate as part of a sweeping overhaul of its minivan strategy. The 2017 Pacifica, riding on an all-new platform, looks more like a crossover than your mom's minivan.... Read More »

Heavy-duty Rams to stay in Mexico, Marchionne says

1:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Fiat Chrysler will keep producing its heavy-duty Ram pickups in Mexico but will announce Jan. 27 a “significant realignment” of what it makes and where across its North American production portfolio, CEO Sergio Marchionne said.... Read More »

Current minivans to soldier on for a bit

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

The Town & Country and its Dodge line mate, the Grand Caravan, will continue to be built for a while.... Read More »


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

Gary Gagnon, owner of Gagnon's Auto & RV Sales in Caribou, Maine, receives a 25-year award for Buick from Veronica Player, New England district manager for Buick-GMC.... Read More »

Dodge Brothers return in new set of ads

2:19 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

The Dodge Brothers are back for another round of ads complete with the brand's signature wit -- and an added touch of cinematic flair.... Read More »


U.S. auto sales break record in 2015

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

The U.S. auto industry set a sales record in 2015 as solid December gains by the biggest automakers pushed the annual tally above 2000's 17,402,486 mark. Volume, driven by low gas prices, pent-up demand, widespread credit availability, an increase in leasing and job gains, rose 8.9 percent last month and 5.7 percent for the year.... Read More »

Jeep record powers FCA up 13% to best-ever December

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Record Jeep sales pushed Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. volume up 13 percent last month to its best December in the company’s 90-year history.... Read More »


New global boss for growing automaker

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Ram will continue to expand trim offerings, as it did with the 1500 Rebel, and styling choices in pickups, and concentrate on adding commercial fleet sales with vans and pickups.... Read More »

Jeep kicks off 75th anniversary with sales records

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Fiat Chrysler will kick off the Jeep brand's year-long 75th anniversary this week on a high note: freshly minted U.S. and global sales records for what has been the industry's hottest brand.... Read More »


Ain't no mountain high enough

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

How many different ways are there to say "up"? Fiat Chrysler executives set what seem like ridiculously optimistic sales goals for Jeep, then have to revise them higher when the brand smashes them. Jeep set another record for global sales in 2015. We know because it topped last year's record in November.... Read More »


Performance overtakes lost volume

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Making a redesigned Dodge Journey that looks like it should be a Dodge and not a Chrysler people-hauler; getting some kind of traction on Dart with refresh.... Read More »

1st Canadian sales crown near for FCA

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

Fiat Chrysler is poised to claim the Canadian sales crown for the first time in Chrysler's 90-year history in the country, when final results are released Jan. 5.... Read More »


BLOG: Jeep's latest venture into new terrain: Native ads on Yahoo

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

For the past year and half, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brands have dabbled with native advertising on Yahoo that's optimized for its various digital magazines and apps.... Read More »

FCA weighs Jeep satellite operations

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 21, 2015

Fiat Chrysler is considering a plan that would allow dealers to open Jeep satellite stores, according to a company insider. The move could boost sales and free space in crowded FCA showrooms.... Read More »

FCA recalls 55,687 more Jeep Cherokees for liftgate problem

11:08 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2015

Fiat Chryslertoday recalled 55,687 Jeep Cherokee SUVs for a problem with power liftgate components that could lead to a fire. Six months ago, FCA recalled more than 164,000 Cherokees for the same problem.... Read More »


BLOG: Land Rover fans' eyes on Gerry McGovern as the next Defender takes shape

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

Redesigning an iconic vehicle is a job that'll add plenty of gray hairs to a veteran designer's head -- if there is any hair left.... Read More »

Ram 1500 retains 4-star NHTSA safety rating

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

The 2016 Ram 1500 pickup has received a four-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -- one star less than competitive pickups at General Motors and Ford.... Read More »

CarMax, consumer groups spar over recall repair responsibility

3:17 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

When a consumer wants to buy a used vehicle with an unfixed safety recall from a CarMax store, who should be responsible for making sure the problem gets fixed?... Read More »

Dodge performance cars power profitability

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Dodge sales are down this year, but profits are way up.... Read More »

FCA ends dealer spiffs that lifted Chrysler 200

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Fiat Chrysler has discontinued an aggressive stair-step incentive on the Chrysler 200 that boosted sales in a segment where the brand has long been a laggard.... Read More »

Ram reaches out to women who love country music

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2015

In recent years, Ram has built relationships with country music stars such as Miranda Lambert and Kellie Pickler to broaden its appeal. Ram has engaged country music fans with exclusive concerts and online hubs through Yahoo and Rolling Stone magazine that feature behind-the-scenes moments with artists and other content.... Read More »

FCA recalls 121,000 Dodge Darts for brake-related glitch

9:48 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

Fiat Chrysler is recalling about 121,000 Dodge Dart small cars, most of them in the U.S., for a glitch that could lead to braking problems.... Read More »

FCA uses The Force in global 'Star Wars' ad campaign

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is looking to a galaxy far, far away to push its year-end sales events. FCA, in a partnership with Lucasfilm, launched a global advertising campaign on Thursday to co-promote Star Wars: The Force Awakens alongside five FCA brands.... Read More »


Strong truck volume drives U.S. sales up 1.2%

8:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Hyundai-Kia set the pace in November as major automakers rode U.S. light-truck demand to sales increases and the overall industry, with a gain of 1.2 percent for the month, moved closer to an annual record. Gains among major players fell within a narrow range of 0.3 percent at Ford Motor Co. to 3.8 percent at Nissan Motor Co. Hyundai-Kia's 7.1 percent gain stood out in percentage terms. Only American Honda and Volkswagen Group declined.... Read More »


12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

This week's dealers include the Obaugh family, Obaugh Ford-Lincoln in Staunton, Va.; Brian Pecheles, Joe Pecheles Volkswagen in Greenville, N.C.; John Roley, John Roley Autocenter (Chevrolet-Buick-GMC) in Littlefield, Texas; and Andrew Wright, Wright Automotive in Hillsboro, Ill.... Read More »

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