Chrysler

Fiat-Chrysler sees 1,500 new jobs at Italian plant

Jan. 12, 2015 15:19 CET
Fiat-Chrysler expects to add 1,500 new jobs at its Melfi plant in Italy in response to the success of its new Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X models. A temporary layoff scheme will also end, allowing 5,418 employees to return to work....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

A million Jeep sales means hard choices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Hitting the 1 million mark -- which you have to pronounce one meeell-yon -- blasted Jeep's previous record of 731,565 set the previous year....
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For Leno, it's on to the next Challenger

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
Jay Leno, one of the nation's best-known car collectors, is selling his original 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 to benefit the USO after he upgraded into a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat....
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Dodge aims to energize advertising

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2015
Dodge, recast as a performance brand, plans to use three high-powered halo vehicles and new advertising aimed at younger buyers to keep sales steady in 2015. In May, Dodge gave up to the Chrysler brand its previous role as FCA US's full-range brand. The shift means that Tim Kuniskis, Dodge's brand head, must find sales to replace the Avenger sedan and the Grand Caravan minivan....
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FCA's planned 90-day Windsor shutdown could squeeze dealer supplies of minivans

4:41 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2015
A planned three-month shutdown of Fiat Chrysler Automobile's Windsor, Ontario, assembly plant starting in mid-February could leave dealers scrambling to find minivans. But Reid Bigland, the automaker's head of US sales as well as the head of FCA Canada, said dealers will have sufficient inventory during the shutdown to prepare for the next-generation Chrysler Town & Country....
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Viper to offer new one-of-one customization options in Feb.

11:21 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2015
Dodge will begin offering “one-of-one” customized Vipers next month to customers, complete with a personalized name tag embossed into the instrument panel. The custom Vipers will be available in a new GTC trim level in more than 25 million unique build combinations, Dodge said in a statement....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

A million Jeeps in 2014 means Marchionne has some hard choices to make

11:26 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015
One million. That big, round, Doctor Evil-loving, base-ten global sales number has blasted any remaining doubt that 2014 was the Jeep brand's year of the century....
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DECEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

FCA, GM, Toyota, Subaru drive market to 11% gain

6:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Led by double-digit sales increases at Fiat Chrysler, GM, Hyundai-Kia, Toyota and Subaru, the auto industry closed out a stellar 2014 with a blockbuster December as consumers took advantage of year-end deals, lower fuel prices and an improving economy. Light-vehicle sales rose 11 percent in December -- slightly above forecasts -- and 6 percent to 16.53 million for the year. The annualized pace of sales hit 16.92 million units, the third-fastest sales rate of the year....
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Drivers will pay up to $1,499 for tech features, study says

8:40 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
A majority of drivers in the United States are willing to pay as much as $1,499 to have high-tech entertainment and safety devices in their vehicles as consumers demand more connectivity, according to a Harris Poll....
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FCA rides truck wave to advance 20% in December

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Record Jeep and Ram sales pushed FCA US up 20 percent last month to its best December sales since 2004....
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13 sales records, but that's no record

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
There are lots of ways to gauge really good years in the auto industry, but here's one of the best: how many brands set sales records....
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RAM

A plan to crack the top 2 in full-size pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Continue investing in products to win share from Ford and General Motors and eventually take one of the top two spots in full-size pickups....
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CHRYSLER

Pump up the volume

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Challenges: Waiting until 2016 for the 100 compact sedan and redesigned Town & Country minivan. In the meantime, Chrysler must make do with a three-vehicle lineup....
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DODGE

Lots of buzz, but at lower volumes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
If buzz were sales, Dodge would be in great shape....
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Hellcat reviewers rev up the thesaurus

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2015
The 707-hp Hellcat-powered Challenger and Charger had auto reviewers scrambling to outdo each other last year in their lusty appreciation of what one website called Dodge's "rolling middle finger to common sense."...
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Edward Herrmann, longtime voice of Dodge and car enthusiast, dies at 71

6:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2014
Edward Herrmann, a prolific character actor, classic car collector and the popular voice of Dodge advertising through most of the 1990s, and for Hyundai in 2006, died Wednesday. He was 71....
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U.S. sales forecast to rise 10% in Dec. on deals, falling gas prices

11:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2014
Forecasters say U.S. new-vehicle sales likely jumped 10 percent in December, bringing the total for 2014 to 16.5 million, beating even the most optimistic projections from early in the year. The month was filled with good reasons for consumers to buy a new car or truck: big discounts, very little snow and gasoline prices falling like a rock....
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Ally sale leaves U.S. taxpayers with $9.3 billion loss on auto rescues

9:24 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014
American taxpayers lost $9.3 billion on the government's bailout of auto companies following the Treasury Department's sale of its remaining stake in Ally Financial. The Treasury took in $70.4 billion from the rescue of GM, Chrysler, Ally and others after spending nearly $80 billion in taxpayer funds, data released Monday show....
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FCA recalls 66,819 older pickups for clutch problem after 1 fatality reported

12:10 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014
FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling almost 67,000 older-model pickups equipped with manual transmissions globally for possible clutch problems that have been linked to one death....
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Dodge flexes muscle, sheds family-car image

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 24, 2014
Chrysler bills the Hellcat as the fastest production sedan on earth, and this isn't simply about bragging rights. Dodge, derided not so long ago for selling mostly bland family haulers, is rebooting itself as a muscle-car brand that appeals to guys in their 20s and 30s....
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Hot-selling trucks mean holiday overtime for some N.A. plants

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Several automakers, led by Chrysler, will be working overtime during the Christmas and New Year's holiday period at North American plants that build SUVs, crossovers and pickups, signaling confidence that the U.S. light-truck market will remain hot heading into 2015....
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Obituaries

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
hird-generation Chrysler dealer Bill Snethkamp, president of Bill Snethkamp's Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Lansing, Mich., died here Dec. 12 at 65....
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Ram ProMaster City to fight Ford, Nissan for cargo haulers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
Ram's new 2015 ProMaster City small commercial van, a Ford Transit Connect fighter, is aimed at businesses that need small, inexpensive cargo vans....
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LARRY VELLEQUETTE

'Chrysler' gone, but definitely not silent

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
After bearing Walter P. Chrysler's name in one form or another since 1925, the U.S. automaker that the great man formed has dropped the pretense of independence and become simply FCA US....
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Biggest changes for 2015 Chrysler 300 are inside

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014
The most noticeable changes to the refreshed 2015 Chrysler 300 are inside, with the addition of a 7-inch information screen in the instrument cluster and a switch to a rotary dial shifter....
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