Full speed ahead for aluminum

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

Aluminum company executives say the modest fuel economy gain posted by the aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 has not dented automakers' enthusiasm for the metal....
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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 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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FCA recalling Dodge Ram pickups for possible loose fastener

9:56 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2014

FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling almost 288,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks globally that had been under review by federal safety regulators over complaints that a loose fastener might cause the rear axle to lock up or detach....
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Nissan Titan goes big rig

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2014

Despite lackluster sales, Nissan is giving the Titan another shot. An all-new version of the full-size pickup is scheduled to be shown in Detroit in January at the North American International Auto Show....
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Chrysler and Ford expand regional airbag recalls

4:13 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2014

Chrysler Group says it will expand its recall of about 149,000 pickup trucks in 12 states and territories to include passenger-side airbag inflators, made by supplier Takata. But hours after the announcement, the nation's top vehicle safety agency called the expansion "insufficient."...
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Light trucks, holiday discounts drive volume up 5%

8:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

Spurred by a 20 percent gain at Chrysler Group and aided by Black Friday discounts and light-truck demand, U.S. light-vehicle sales jumped 5 percent last month, pushing the annualized pace of deliveries above 17 million for the second time this year. The seasonally adjusted annual rate of 17.2 million fell shy of August's 17.5 million. But it showed that demand remains robust as the industry winds up its fifth year of recovery since the recession....
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No letup in pickup wars among Big 3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014

Officially, Ford's two fiercest truck competitors had little to say about the fuel economy ratings for the new aluminum-body F-150 that underwhelmed some pundits. But behind the scenes, rivals' wheels are in motion....
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BLOG: Ford’s payoff from aluminum bet still years away

11:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2014

Investors might be a little concerned at how Ford is spending its money. Ford dropped billions of dollars redesigning the aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. Then it spent at least a billion more perfecting a high-speed aluminum riveting and bonding production system, and retooling its plants....
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BLOG: Ford F-150 mpg for 2015 is a mixed bag

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2014

In round one of aluminum vs. diesel, diesel wins. Ford's new F-150 failed to knock off the pickup fuel economy champ, the 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel....
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Chrysler Group Q3 profits rise 32% to $611 million on Jeep, Ram gains

10:38 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2014

Chrysler Group today reported net income rose 32 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier to $611 million as strong sales of its Jeep and Ram lines bolstered profits. Chrysler gained just over one point of market share in the United States over the same period a year ago to 12.3 percent on sales of 1,556,059 vehicles....
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Jeep, Ram carry Chrysler to another stellar month

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Jeep sales continue to defy gravity, with older models even posting strong gains, and helping drive Chrysler Group to another monthly volume increase. Chrysler Group deliveries rose 22 percent in October, giving the company its 55th straight monthly gain....
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Ram chief: No one's asking for an aluminum pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

The buzz in Detroit is that the lightweight aluminum body of the upcoming 2015 F-150 pickup will give Ford a significant advantage....
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Ram chief says consumers aren't clamoring for aluminum pickup

5:58 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2014

Bob Hegbloom, chief of the Ram brand, isn't buying the buzz that the lightweight aluminum body of the upcoming 2015 F-150 pickup will give Ford a significant advantage....
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2 Chrysler recalls involve more than 566,000 vehicles

8:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2014

Chrysler Group is recalling an estimated 381,876 Ram trucks equipped with 6.7-liter Cummins diesel engines globally to upgrade wiring harness terminals and replace their fuel-heater housings, if needed. Separately, it is recalling an estimated 184,186 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokees to update the vehicles' electronic stability control software....
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U.S. safety regulators probe Chrysler process on Ram pickup recalls

1:55 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014

Federal safety regulators have opened an investigation of Chrysler Group's handling of two recalls for potential steering issues affecting nearly 1 million Dodge Ram pickup trucks in the United States....
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