Chrysler

Jeep Wrangler gets big boost in fuel economy

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
A new 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, more gears in the transmission, close attention to aerodynamics and greater use of lightweight materials helped give the redesigned 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL a nice bump in fuel economy.

Hellcat Charger gets a nose job

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
The new Charger nose has what Dodge calls a more prominent Air Catcher in the grille to help the supercharged 707-hp motor breathe easier

FCA recalls more than 325,000 older-model Jeep Liberty SUVs

1:22 pm U.S. ET | May 11, 2018
Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 325,000 older-model SUVs because of a flaw in their rear lower control arms.

RICHARD JOHNSON

Lessons learned from DaimlerChrysler

8:50 am U.S. ET | May 9, 2018
Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification.

FCA's plans for Jeep in China went off-road

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
In 2014, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne laid out a bold target: Sell 500,000 Jeeps in China in 2018 as part of the company's grand strategy to globalize its most valuable brand.

End of the line for the Wrangler JK

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
The last Jeep Wrangler JK built was a white 2018 Rubicon Unlimited.

THE DAIMLER / CHRYSLER MERGER

Tom Stallkamp discovered that blending cultures would not be easy

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
Former Chrysler President Tom Stallkamp was a firsthand witness to the 1998 grouping of Daimler-Benz and Chrysler — and was the first victim of the "merger of equals." Today, he says DaimlerChrysler was neither a merger nor equitable.

THE DAIMLER / CHRYSLER MERGER

The road to divorce

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
A timeline of events, from Kirk Kerkorian's hostile takeover bid for Chrysler in 1995, to the 1998 birth of DaimlerChrylser, to its eventual demise in 2007.

RICHARD JOHNSON

Industry has learned the lessons of DaimlerChrysler failure

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
Conventional wisdom is that the combining of Daimler-Benz with Chrysler Corp. failed because of a clash of cultures, but that's an oversimplification.

VIDEO: First Shift: U.S. indicts former VW CEO Winterkorn

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 4, 2018
Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn faces jail time, fines in U.S.; Convoy of stolen Ram pickups; BMW profit drops; 'Leading Women' on coaching, opportunities; Dodge Hellcat's dual-snorkel hood.

FCA: Jeep, Dodge rise while Ram, Chrysler, Fiat slide

11:18 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2018
Sales at FCA US climbed 4.5 percent in April to 184,149 on the strength of a 20 percent gain at Jeep. The company's fleet mix was 22 percent for the month, up from 17 percent a year ago, while retail sales fell 1 percent.

Rough ramp-up for Ram

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
FCA US has spent more than $300 million to fix the production problems that have put the ramp-up of the 2019 Ram 1500 well behind schedule.

VIDEO: First Shift: GM to use OnStar to turn connectivity into cash

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
GM to use OnStar to turn connectivity into cash; Ford working to amass sweeping Detroit campus; U.S. to freeze mpg?; Subaru's new U.S. HQ; Last Wrangler JK ends an era for Jeep fans.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Sergio talks Ram, rollouts and whacking 'crap' out of GM, Ford

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2018
Sergio on: Ramp-up woes, sleeping at the factory ... and whacking 'the crap' out of GM, Ford; What doomed Taurus, Fiesta, Fusion; Barra: GM well-positioned in cars.

FCA spiffs dealers to spin Ram through loaner fleets

10:26 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2018
FCA US, battling a decline in demand for Ram pickups, is offering added April incentives to dealers in the United States who add new trucks to service loaner fleets and count them as sales.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM adding 3rd shift at Tenn. crossover plant

3:15 pm U.S. ET | April 25, 2018
GM adding shift at crossover plant; Ram offers dealers spiff to buy loaners; Bosch diesel breakthrough?; Tesla teardown; Hall of Fame picks AutoNation's Jackson, Magna's Stronach.

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

A farewell toast to the Jeep 'JK' Wrangler

11:30 am U.S. ET | April 24, 2018
The two-door Jeep Wrangler JK and four-door Wrangler Unlimited JKU represent the bookend of a game-changing, if initially flawed, vehicle that was far successful beyond anyone's wildest dreams and unmatched by rivals.

It sure sounds like a 707-hp Ram to us

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 16, 2018
If FCA US isn't planning to make a production version of its Hellcat-powered Ram Rebel TRX concept ... well, it certainly fooled us.

FCA: Record Jeep volume drives 14% advance

11:15 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2018
FCA US snapped an 18-month losing streak with March U.S. sales increasing 14 percent to 216,063 cars and light trucks behind the strength of a 45 percent gain in Jeep deliveries.

Easter goodies from Jeep

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 26, 2018
Jeep came up with seven concept vehicles for the annual trek to the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.

Jeep Wrangler pickup should be in stores by April 2019, dealers hear

4:29 pm U.S. ET | March 23, 2018
Fiat Chrysler dealers learned in their make meeting Friday that the long anticipated Jeep Wrangler-based pickup the automaker is working on should be in showrooms by next April.

BACK ON TRACK

FCA envisions turning small Detroit plant into museum for car collection

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2018
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will transform a small former assembly plant in Detroit where the Dodge Viper was hand built into a new home for its sprawling automobile collection.

FCA recalls more than 270,000 Rams in U.S. to stop fuel tanks from sagging

12:34 pm U.S. ET | March 16, 2018
FCA is recalling more than 270,000 older-model pickups in the United States following a company-issued report that said the bracket in certain vehicles could corrode and cause the fuel tank to sag.

VIDEO: First Shift: Jeep unleashes new Wrangler, Cherokee ads

8:15 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2018
Jeep unleashes new Wrangler, Cherokee ads; VW brand warns of profit roadblocks; Barra meets with EPA, DOT on fuel rules; Aerospace giants push flying cars closer to takeoff.

RICHARD TRUETT

Ford, GM and Ram: Pedal to the metal to claim pickup mpg crown

11:45 am U.S. ET | March 13, 2018
While GM was the first automaker to market a truck with an EPA certified 30 mpg highway rating with the diesel versions of Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, no one has yet pulled that off with a full-size truck.

 
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

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11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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Can autonomous vehicles be developed without risking lives?

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 14 2018

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