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JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: In February snow, buyers want 4x4s

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2015

So February U.S. auto sales came in lower than the forecasters figured just a week or two ago. Well yeah! Snow days.
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Jeep Cherokee grille remains polarizing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

The Jeep Cherokee's front fascia was -- to say the least -- controversial when the first images of it leaked out in February 2013. In fact, Ralph Gilles, Fiat Chrysler's head of design, admitted that the design was "polarizing" on purpose. Turns out, Gilles was more accurate in his description than he knew.... Read More »

WRANGLING SERGIO

Toledo hurries incentives to keep Jeep's iconic SUV

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

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is studying a proposal from Toledo officials to roughly double the size of its cobbled-together Jeep Wrangler line here to about 3 million square feet. The proposal would, in theory, raise the annual Wrangler production capacity to an estimated 350,000.... Read More »

VIDEO: What the Jeep Wrangler means to Toledo

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

Reporter Larry Vellequette, born and bred in Toledo, explains why the Jeep Wrangler is so important to the city.... Read More »

Next-gen Wrangler will keep solid axles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2015

The next-generation Jeep Wrangler will keep the floating solid axles considered key to the off-roader's ability to traverse nearly any terrain, Automotive News has learned.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler launches millennial marketing push for Jeep Renegade

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015

The Jeep brand is going after millennials with a marketing push on TV and social media for the new Renegade subcompact SUV.... Read More »

Toledo mayor, a Jeep champion, dies following cardiac arrest

3:29 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2015

Toledo, Ohio, Mayor Michael Collins -- a leading champion to keep Jeep Wrangler production in the city -- died Friday. The first-term mayor had been stewarding the city's bid to keep production of the Jeep Wrangler at Fiat Chrysler's Toledo Assembly Complex.... Read More »

Another fix for Jeep's troubled 9-speed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Fiat Chrysler executives say they are straightening out software problems with the automaker's nine-speed automatic transmission, but nagging issues persist. Consumer complaints about the 2014 Jeep Cherokee describe hard shifts, lunging, unexpected disengagement of the transmission or repeated illumination of malfunction lights.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for February

Feb. 2, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at Europe's big 2014 sales winners and explains why 2015 is off to a positive start.... Read More »

Toledo mayor in critical condition following cardiac arrest

11:16 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2015

Toledo's mayor -- who is leading the city's efforts to keep the Jeep Wrangler in its historic home -- suffered cardiac arrest Sunday afternoon and was in critical condition at a local hospital, The Blade newspaper in Toledo is reporting.... Read More »

Toyota, Honda, Fiat Chrysler must do 'follow up' recalls of 2.12 million vehicles

10:55 am U.S. ET | Jan. 31, 2015

Honda, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler will do "follow up" recalls of about 2.12 million vehicles with defective electronic control units that can cause airbags to inadvertently deploy, federal safety regulators said today. The recall affects about 1 million vehicles from Toyota, 374,177 from Honda and 753,176 from Fiat Chrysler.... Read More »

ANE's February e-magazine goes live Monday

Jan. 30, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Feb. 2. This month's edition looks at Europe's big 2014 sales winners and explains why 2015 is off to a positive start.... Read More »

Marchionne has FCA on fast track to profit in Europe

Jan. 28, 2015 16:28 CET

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be profitable in Europe a year earlier than expected, CEO Sergio Marchionne said. Previously, Marchionne said the automaker's regional operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) would break even this year and turn a profit in 2016.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Can Dodge rebuild Pontiac excitement?

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2015

General Motors has no plans to revive Pontiac, Hummer and Saturn, CEO Mary Barra says. So where do longtime Pontiac and Hummer buyers go if they are in the market?... Read More »

Renegade comes through, on-road and off

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2015

When Jeep introduced the Compass -- and later, its platform mate, the Patriot -- with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmissions, it was derided by the faithful as an affront to the brand's off-road heritage. The new Renegade SUV fixes those brand sins with a powertrain that is peppy but, Jeep says, still achieves in excess of 30 mpg on the highway. And the vehicle is rugged enough off-road to wear the brand's Trail Rated badge.... Read More »

Entry-level Jeep Renegade should boost brand in subcompact market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

The Renegade subcompact SUV is Jeep's latest attempt at an entry-level vehicle. With prices starting at $18,990, including shipping, the first Italian-made Jeep should help the brand thrive in the competitive subcompact market.... Read More »

BEST PRACTICES

Jeep history goes underground

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Many dealers collect historic vehicles, and some even display vintage cars in their showrooms. But one dealership in Hamilton, Ontario, has found a way to make a World War II-era Willys MB Jeep the centerpiece of its showroom -- without sucking up valuable indoor display space.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Why Jeep executives might be praying for more snow days

1:48 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

For most of its life, Jeep has been at best an under-developed niche brand, relegated to an automotive sales backwater by a series of owners who always suspected it had sales potential -- they just couldn't figure out how to properly exploit it.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler's 7% global sales growth outpaces biggest peers

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2015

U.S. car buyers' thirst for Ram trucks and Jeep SUVs sent Fiat Chrysler's sales up faster than those of the biggest three carmakers last year, an early positive sign for CEO Sergio Marchionne's ambitious five-year growth plan.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Farewell to an auto PR legend

8:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2015

Nothing was impossible for automotive PR man Tom Kowaleski -- even literally crashing into an auto show.... Read More »

LUCA CIFERRI

BLOG: Farewell to an auto PR legend

8:17 am U.S. ET | Jan. 21, 2015

Nothing was impossible for automotive PR man Tom Kowaleski even literally crashing into an auto show.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Why Marchionne's Wrangler conundrum will require creativity

12:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

I truly believe that FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne would prefer to write a big check and keep the next generation Jeep Wrangler in its historic home in Toledo, Ohio. The problem? There's not much wiggle room right now in the corporate checking account.... Read More »

BRUCE GAIN

BLOG: Jeep uses Paris boat show to gain traction

6:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

Jeep hopes its role as a marketing partner at the Nautic in Paris, one of Europe's biggest boat shows, will help it get a leg up in the fast-growing small SUV market. The U.S. off-road brand says it is considering partnering with the event this year after gaining “positive feedback” at last year's show in December.... Read More »

Jeep Cherokee catches fire 2 days after purchase; NHTSA opens probe

11:06 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2015

A 2015 Jeep Cherokee that erupted in flames two days after purchase has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate whether a defect exists in 50,415 of the SUVs.... Read More »

Marchionne says industry may have over-reacted on recalls

12:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne today said incentive spending in the United States is not excessive and that the industry may have over-reacted on recalls.... Read More »

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