Chrysler

A diesel Cherokee? Depends on Grand Cherokee

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Jeep won't consider offering a diesel-powered version of the Cherokee in the United States unless diesel-powered Grand Cherokee sales take off....
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ProMaster City to take on Transit Connect

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
The 2015 Ram ProMaster City will give Chrysler Group dealers a small urban delivery vehicle to sell when it arrives in dealerships early next year. Based on the Fiat Doblo but designed for North America, the van will compete with Ford's Transit Connect....
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Chrysler's Ram pickup under U.S. safety investigation for rear axle lockup

1:34 pm U.S. ET | June 28, 2014
NHTSA is investigating complaints that rear axles on some 260,000 Dodge Ram pickups have locked up without warning while driving, causing vehicles to spin out at high speeds in some cases....
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Fiat 500 Abarth with automatic transmission should broaden appeal, exec says

4:11 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
The North American head of the Fiat brand said that adding an optional automatic transmission to its performance Fiat 500 Abarth would open up the sporty minicar to a much wider number of potential customers....
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Fiat Chrysler, Marchionne prepare to sell Wall Street on 'Cinderella' story

3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
Sergio Marchionne needs a New York stock market listing to bring in the investors required to fund future growth at Fiat Chrysler, but a lukewarm response to the CEO's most recent Wall Street launch suggests he has a bumpy journey ahead....
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Ford, Mercedes, Toyota tops in brand loyalty in 1st quarter, IHS says

12:19 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
The Ford brand had the auto industry's highest loyalty rate among new-vehicle buyers in the first quarter, followed by Mercedes-Benz and Toyota....
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Mitsubishi to supply small sedan to Chrysler for sale in Asia, report says

3:11 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
Mitsubishi will supply Attrage sedans to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for sale in Asian markets later this year, Japan's biggest business newspaper reported. Fiat Chrysler is expected to sell the sedans, which Mitsubishi began producing at its Thailand factory last year, under the Chrysler brand name in China and other Asian markets, according to Nikkei....
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No diesel Cherokee without Grand Cherokee sales boost, Jeep brand chief says

2:07 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
Jeep brand head Mike Manley says sales of diesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokees in the United States would have to nearly double before the brand would consider offering a domestic diesel-powered version of the smaller Jeep Cherokee....
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Ram ProMaster City to take aim at Ford Transit Connect

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2014
When it arrives in dealerships early next year, the 2015 Ram ProMaster City will give Chrysler Group dealers a small commercial van to compete with the Ford Transit Connect. The front-wheel-drive van will be powered by the same 2.4-liter inline-four engine and nine-speed transmission used in versions of the Chrysler 200 sedan and Jeep Cherokee....
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Fiat's China JV prepares second plant

June 25, 2014 13:41 CET
Fiat and local partner Guangzhou Automobile have begun building a second Chinese plant to manufacture Jeep and Fiat-branded cars....
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Chrysler to spend $63 million on new press line at Warren Stamping

10:48 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2014
Chrysler Group says it plans to spend $63 million to expand capacity at its Warren Stamping Plant in suburban Detroit by as many as 3.6 million parts per year....
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Chrysler names Winter head of product planning for North America

5:16 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
Chrysler Group named its former minivan chief engineer to head the automaker’s product planning for North America....
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Chrysler to make stop-start standard on some 200s, Jeep Cherokees for 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2014
Engine stop-start -- a fuel-saving technology -- will become a standard feature later this year on some 2015 Jeep Cherokee SUVs and Chrysler 200 sedans, Chrysler Group said today....
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Chrysler's Betts: Recall volume is like boy who cried wolf

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
A year ago, Chrysler raised eyebrows when it spurned a government recall request for older-model Jeep Grand Cherokees and Libertys. What if that letter had arrived a year later? It'd get done, says Chrysler quality chief Doug Betts....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

More on Sperlich and the minivan

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
"The ultimate survivor" about Dodge (June 16) was wrong. Hal Sperlich did not bring the minivan idea to Chrysler. Sperlich made it happen, but he didn't bring the minivan idea to Chrysler....
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KEITH CRAIN

A brand is built 1 customer at a time

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2014
To help celebrate the anniversary, I decided it was time to visit my local Dodge dealer. I met the next-generation car dealer, I hope....
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Chrysler's brands generate mixed results in annual quality study

11:27 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2014
Chrysler Group had a mixed bag in the 2014 JD Power Initial Quality Study. The Chrysler, Dodge and Ram brands improved, while Jeep results fell primarily on the troubled launch last fall of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and the operation of its nine-speed transmission. Fiat finished last in the study, and was the only brand with an average of more than two problems per vehicle....
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Marchionne uses Chrysler's 'human-interest' story to woo U.S. investors

June 20, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says he will use the “human-interest” angle of Chrysler's rebound from bankruptcy to help Fiat Chrysler appeal to U.S. investors ahead of a listing there later this year....
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Marchionne pitches Chrysler's 'Cinderella' story to U.S. investors

10:44 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2014
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said he's pulling out all the stops to build investor interest ahead of a listing in the United States later this year following the completion of Fiat's merger with Chrysler....
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Chrysler vehicles investigated for ignition switch issues similar to GM's

1:36 pm U.S. ET | June 18, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened two investigations covering about 1.2 million Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles to probe ignition switch issues similar to those in Chevrolet Cobalts that prompted the General Motors recall crisis....
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DODGE 100

From bicycles to bankruptcy, a Dodge century

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
From Dodge's quick rise as an early 20th century supplier to its tumble as part of Chrysler's bankruptcy during the 2009 industry collapse, the brand has survived as an American icon....
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Chrysler extends warranty on some 2011-13 V-6s

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Chrysler Group will extend the warranty for consumers who bought certain 2011-13 vehicles with 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engines. The left cylinder heads of a small percentage of the engines have failed after excessive wear....
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DEFINING DODGE

After 100 years, Dodge's identity still tough to pin down

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Dodge's muddled history explains why it's hard today to say clearly what the brand is all about....
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New Alfa dealers, lots of orders

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Newly minted Alfa Romeo dealerships in the United States and Canada are about to receive their first cars. Many of the vehicles are already spoken for....
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RICHARD JOHNSON

Dodge touted 'old lady,' then kicked her to curb

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
When muscle car enthusiasts refer to Dodge -- now celebrating its 100th anniversary -- as one of the great brands of the '60s and '70s, I have a different kind of "60s and 70s" in mind....
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