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New Jeep subcompact hits Italian streets

Jan. 30, 2014 13:45 CET
A heavily disguised prototype of Jeep's new subcompact SUV was spotted undergoing road tests. The "baby" Jeep launches this year and will be built in Fiat's plant in Melfi, central Italy, alongside Fiat brand's sibling model, the 500X.... Read More »

 

Marchionne's shooting for a million Jeeps in '14; Cherokee is the key

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Chrysler-Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has set an ambitious global sales goal for Jeep in 2014 of 1 million vehicles -- a 37 percent increase from last year.... Read More »

 

Top powertrain exec leaves Chrysler

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Chrysler Group has parted ways with the executive responsible for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee's innovative but initially troubled drive system. Mircea Gradu, 50, who had been of head of transmission, powertrain and driveline engineering since 2011, left the company to pursue other interests, Chrysler said last week. Chrysler appointed Bob Lee, 57, to assume Gradu's responsibilities on an interim basis.... Read More »

 

DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Jeep will put next Wrangler on a diet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
To save fuel, the next-generation Jeep Wrangler -- up for internal approval this quarter -- must be lighter and have more powertrain options, Chrysler executives said. Facing ever-tightening fleet fuel economy standards, Jeep has no choice but to alter the off-roader, brand head Mike Manley said last week at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

 

NHTSA ends investigation of Jeep fires

6:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has closed its investigation into fire risks in 2.7 million older Jeep vehicles, ending a rare public standoff between U.S. regulators and an automaker over whether a safety recall is justified.... Read More »

 

Marchionne insists Jeep can hit 1 million sales in 2014

5:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014
Now that Fiat has almost closed its deal to buy the portion of Chrysler it does not already own, one of the main items on the to-do list of CEO Sergio Marchionne is expanding the global reach of the Jeep brand. And Marchionne, the CEO of both Fiat and Chrysler, wasted little time this week in making a prediction that some analysts regard as bold: Jeep will achieve its goal this year of selling 1 million SUVs around the world.... Read More »

 

Chrysler powertrain chief Gradu departs

5:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2014
The executive whose responsibility it was to ensure the 2014 Jeep Cherokee's innovative drive system worked properly has left Chrysler Group to pursue other interests. Mircea Gradu, 50, who has been with Chrysler since 2007 and head of transmission, powertrain and driveline engineering, left the company Wednesday.... Read More »

 

Next Wrangler to shed pounds, add powertrain options, CEO says

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the next-generation Jeep Wrangler must be lighter and have more powertrain options to improve fuel economy.... Read More »

 

Chinese authorities urge Fiat to investigate Jeep Wrangler fire risk

Jan. 6, 2014 08:34 CET
Chinese authorities have urged Fiat's Chrysler Group to investigate its Jeep Wrangler, saying the SUV had a "relatively high risk" of catching fire.... Read More »

 

Jeep sets global sales record, up 4% over record 2012

2:06 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Chrysler Group's Jeep brand set a global sales record in 2013 with sales of 731,565 vehicles, up 4 percent from the previous year's record despite not having the Jeep Cherokee available for sale until late October.... Read More »

 

Jeep Wrangler fire-risk investigation ordered by China

6:58 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
China ordered Chrysler Group to investigate its Jeep Wrangler, saying the SUV had a “relatively high risk” of catching fire and warned owners not to drive the vehicle under extreme conditions.... Read More »

 

Jeep Cherokee, Ram ProMaster propel Chrysler

12:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
DETROIT -- Strong sales of two new vehicles -- the 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUV and Ram ProMaster commercial van -- pushed Chrysler Group sales up 6 percent in December from the year-ago month.
Chrysler sold 161,007 vehicles in the United States last month, its 45th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.
For the year, the automaker posted sales in the United States of 1,800,368 units, up 9 percent over 2012.... Read More »

 

2013 LISTS OF 10

By the numbers in 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
The year in numbers.... Read More »

 

2013 LISTS OF 10

Biggest blunders of the year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Here's a list of blunders from Ford, Chrysler, General Motors and others.... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Cherokee's success out of gate sparks a recipe hunt

2:20 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2013
I'm spending this holiday week hunting for recipes, preparing for a year-end meal of crow, thanks to the Jeep Cherokee. Dealers tell me that in this, its second full month on the market, the 2014 Cherokee is headed for sales that will top November's 10,169 units and rival those of the Wrangler or Grand Cherokee.... Read More »

 

Cuba opens up sale of new, used vehicles

8:27 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2013
For the first time since the 1959 revolution, Cubans will have the right to buy new and used vehicles from the state without government permission in another step toward greater economic freedom on the communist-led island.... Read More »

 

Stingray, Cadillac CTS, Mazda3 named 'Car of Year' finalists; Cherokee, Silverado, Acura MDX are top trucks

1:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
The Cadillac CTS, Mazda3 and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray were named finalists today for North American Car of the Year, while the Jeep Cherokee, Chevrolet Silverado and Acura MDX were named truck/utility finalists. The 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year will be announced Jan. 13 during a press conference before the Detroit auto show press days.... Read More »

 

After long delay, a big start for the Jeep Cherokee

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Dealers are crediting the decision to hold back the 2014 Jeep Cherokee until improvements were made for an impressive first full sales month in November of 10,169 units.... Read More »

 

GM, Chrysler sales lifted by strong demand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
General Motors’ November sales rose 14 percent on strong retail demand across its four brands, while the average price of a GM vehicle rose to a record high of $34,896.... Read More »

 

Fiat, partner agree on Chinese Jeep plant location, sources say

6:38 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
Fiat and its Chinese partner are near a deal to begin producing Jeeps for the Chinese market in China for the first time since 2006 after they compromised on the plant's location, two people familiar with the talks said.... Read More »

 

Strong Cherokee launch lifts Chrysler volume

3:41 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
Chrysler Group sales climbed 16 percent last month to 142,275, boosted by a strong launch of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and brisk sales of other SUVs and pickups. It was Chrysler's best November since 2007, and its 44th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.... Read More »

 

Fiat, partner agree on Chinese Jeep plant location, sources say

Dec. 3, 2013 12:38 CET
Fiat and its Chinese partner are near a deal to begin producing Jeeps in China for the first time since 2006 after they compromised on the plant's location, two people familiar with the talks said.... Read More »

 

THE DEALER SPEAKS: DOUG MORELAND

Message to Chrysler: Let dealers handle local marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
The very first car Doug Moreland sold was a Chevrolet Corvair in Reno, Nev., in 1969. It had belonged to the woman who would one day be his wife.... Read More »

 

Chrysler's butts-in-seats marketing gets a boost

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Chrysler Group is expanding its "butts-in-seats" marketing, in which the automaker offers test drives to consumers at dealerships and elsewhere.... Read More »

 

Key-switch trick snags a Jeep; check that fob

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Here's a cautionary tale for dealers about a novel approach to stealing a car off the lot -- with inadvertent help from a salesperson.... Read More »

 

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