Postal Service books big Ram ProMaster order

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

The U.S. Postal Service's order for 9,133 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans represents the biggest single customer purchase of the front-wheel-drive ProMaster since U.S. sales of the commercial van began in 2013.... Read More »

Maserati's global marketing chief Chehab resigns

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2015

Saad Chehab -- Maserati's global chief marketing officer and the creative force behind several of Fiat Chrysler's celebrated Super Bowl ads -- has resigned. Chehab, 48, resigned Sunday afternoon for personal reasons, according to a source familiar with the move.... Read More »

U.S. sales rise 16% on double-digit gains at Detroit 3, Nissan, Toyota, Honda

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

U.S. light-vehicle sales, propelled by Labor Day promotions, fatter deals throughout the month, low gasoline prices and higher light-truck demand, rose 16 percent in September on double-digit gains at the Detroit 3, Toyota Motor, Nissan Group and Honda Motor. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate surged to 18.17 million.... Read More »

Jeep powers FCA US to 14% increase

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Record Jeep sales pushed Fiat Chrysler sales up 14 percent last month as every brand but Chrysler recorded a gain.... Read More »

Postal Service to buy 9,113 Ram ProMaster vans for large package delivery

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Fiat Chrysler's Ram brand won an order for 9,113 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans from the U.S. Postal Service to be used for large package deliveries.... Read More »


The UAW-FCA deal: A bridge too short

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

At the UAW national bargaining convention in March, rank-and-file delegates sent clear marching orders to UAW President Dennis Williams: Use the Detroit 3 negotiations to fix a two-tier wage system damaging to shop-floor solidarity.... Read More »

Longer Jeep Wrangler on the way

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

A pair of Wrangler powertrain mules caught testing this month show the extended chassis needed to convert the off-roader to an eight-speed automatic transmission from its five-speed gearbox.... Read More »


Will Wrangler-based pickup borrow from these concepts?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Jeep's decision to produce a Wrangler-based pickup comes after a decade of teasing the brand's loyal enthusiasts with concepts that never were approved for production.... Read More »

Designing Jeep for a new era of overseas conquests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

The new compact Renegade is the first Jeep designed expressly for the international market. It's a balancing act for the design team at Jeep. They must preserve the four-by-four brand's rugged American DNA while offering designs that click with the diverse tastes of buyers from Bombay to Beijing to Berlin.... Read More »


European vans rendering classic American models obsolete

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 27, 2015

A trio of Euro vans is rendering the classic, bulbous American van obsolete. Only GM continues to market a traditional, body-on-frame, truck-based, full-size van, the Chevy Express and the GMC Savana.... Read More »

One papal Fiat that can give Francis some mileage

7:17 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2015

Pope Francis put his environmental credo into action as soon as he arrived in the U.S. on Tuesday. After getting a red- carpet welcome by President Barack Obama, the 78-year-old pope climbed into the back of a small, black Fiat 500L.... Read More »


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

Dealers featured this week include Dan Lacy, president of R.C. Lacy Ford-Lincoln in Catskill, N.Y.; The Viviano family of Sterling Heights Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep-Ram in Sterling Heights, Mich.; Jerry Brassfield, owner of Capitol Toyota in San Jose, Calif.; and Farley Perkins, vice president of Southern Volkswagen - Greenbrier in Chesapeake, Va.... Read More »

UAW president sees FCA workers ratifying contract

10:17 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

While product and job commitments under the UAW's tentative labor contract with Fiat Chrysler are still being finalized, UAW President Dennis Williams said wage and other economic improvements in the deal should result in ratification by the company's 37,000 hourly employees.... Read More »

Jeep Wrangler production disrupted by small paint shop fire

9:23 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2015

A small fire in the paint shop at Fiat Chrysler's Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Complex disrupted production of the Jeep Wrangler on Tuesday.... Read More »


Marchionne says FCA will continue to make V-8s despite tightening regs

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

Tougher fuel economy and emissions standards won't mean the death of Fiat Chrysler's V-8 engine lineup, CEO Sergio Marchionne says. But in an interview with Automotive News last month, Marchionne conceded that it is getting harder for FCA to stay in compliance with the federal corporate average fuel economy rules.... Read More »

'Star Wars'-inspired Chargers back in Dodge's garage … for now

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 11, 2015

A crew of Stormtrooper-inspired Dodge Chargers have been returned to their home base. Hot Wheels said the eight Chargers that invaded New York last week for a Hot Wheels “Force Friday” promotion with Uber were shipped back to the automaker.... Read More »

Jeep pickup ahead; diesel Wrangler possible

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

Fiat Chrysler's plan to expand Wrangler production in Toledo, Ohio, not only means a Wrangler-based pickup is on the way, but it makes possible a diesel-powered Wrangler for the U.S.... Read More »

Dodge joins the Star Wars promotional blitz with Stormtrooper Chargers

1:54 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015

Dodge provided eight Chargers, including a Hellcat, for a Hot Wheels promotion with Uber on Friday in New York that coincided with the toy car maker's release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise.... Read More »

FCA to recall 7,810 SUVs to prevent hacking

5:08 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Friday it would recall 7,810 SUVs in the United States to update software for radios to prevent hacking.... Read More »


Sales edge down but SAAR soars to 17.81 million

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

U.S. light-vehicle sales slipped 0.7 percent, far better than projections of a 3.3 percent dip, to 1.505 million in August as consumers shrugged off volatile stock prices and continued to splurge. The annualized pace of sales soared to 17.81 million, the highest rate since July 2005 and the strongest month of the 6-year recovery.... Read More »

Jeep Wrangler to stay in Toledo, Cherokee leaving, Wrangler-based pickup coming

11:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Fiat Chrysler has decided to keep making the Jeep Wrangler in Toledo, Ohio, move production of the Jeep Cherokee to a nearby state and build a Jeep pickup. The news comes after 11 months of uncertainty about the fate of Wrangler production in its historic home.... Read More »

Record Jeep, Ram pickup demand push FCA up 1.7%

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Record Jeep and Ram pickup volume pushed Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales up 1.7 percent in August, offsetting stiff drops at the Dodge and Chrysler brands. The automaker reported sales in the U.S. of 201,672. It's the second month this year, after May, that deliveries topped 200,000, and FCA's 65th consecutive month of year over year sales gains.... Read More »

FCA recalls 206,668 2014 Jeep Cherokees to fix windshield wiper defect

11:35 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 206,668 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUVs because of a defect that could cause windshield wipers to stop working.... Read More »

Grand Wagoneer will boost Jeep lineup; Wrangler decision will direct pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Jeep is working on a Wrangler-based pickup, but it's not a done deal. In 2019, the three-row Grand Wagoneer luxury SUV is due. Both the Wrangler and Compass are being redesigned, while the Grand Cherokee's redesign has been delayed a year. Goodbye, Patriot.... Read More »

Dodge to roll out 'Cuda droptop

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Dodge will directly benefit from Fiat Chrysler's massive effort to revive Alfa Romeo. The American brand will use an Alfa rear-wheel-drive platform for the next-generation Charger and Challenger.... Read More »