Fiat reaches deal to start making Jeeps in China in 2015

April 19, 2014 18:29 CET
Fiat plans to begin making Jeeps in China, the brand's second-largest market, by late 2015 after reaching an agreement with local partner Guangzhou Automobile. Fiat will produce three new Jeep vehicles in the southern city of Guangzhou.... Read More »


Labor dispute at Jeep supplier in Ohio ends after one-day walkout

2:22 pm U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
A supplier labor dispute that temporarily disrupted production of the hot-selling 2014 Jeep Cherokee in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday has been resolved.... Read More »



At Chrysler Group, 2 brands seek new frontiers

7:15 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
Two of Chrysler Group's brands are, in different ways, working to push themselves into new spaces.... Read More »


Wrangler to the max

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2014
The Jeep Wrangler Maximum Performance is one of six customized off-roaders that Jeep and Mopar are taking to the annual Easter Jeep Safari from Saturday, April 12, through Sunday, April 20, in Moab, Utah.... Read More »


Jeep's 6 Moab customs feature more available parts than previous concepts

3:14 pm U.S. ET | April 10, 2014
Chrysler Group’s Jeep and Mopar brands have customized six concept vehicles, including two 2014 Jeep Cherokees, for this year’s Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.... Read More »


Chrysler recalls 867,795 SUVs worldwide to repair brake system

April 3, 2014 06:01 CET
Chrysler Group is recalling 867,795 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs to install a shield to protect brake boosters from water corrosion.... Read More »


Chrysler recalls 867,795 SUVs worldwide to repair brake system

6:30 am U.S. ET | April 2, 2014
Chrysler Group is recalling 867,795 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs to install a shield to protect brake boosters from water corrosion. Vehicles from the model years 2011 through 2014 will be inspected and the boosters replaced where necessary, the automaker said in a statement today.... Read More »


Pickup, Jeep sales push Chrysler up 13%; monthly streak reaches 48

11:39 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
Stellar pickup and Jeep sales pushed Chrysler Group sales up 13 percent in March, and its string of year-over-year monthly gains reached 48 consecutive months. The company reported sales of 193,915 last month, its best March since 2007. Both the Jeep and Fiat brands had their highest U.S. sales of any month, and several vehicles set March or all-time monthly records.... Read More »


Chrysler decision may shield GM on Cobalt liability

11:50 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Chrysler Group LLC, the Fiat-controlled entity that bought the carmaker out of bankruptcy, won a courtroom victory this month that helps GM avoid some claims arising from ignition-switch defects in Chevrolet Cobalts and other vehicles.... Read More »


The boss breaks the rules on product secrets

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Sergio Marchionne sometimes bends the rules a little.... Read More »



How I accidentally bought a Jeep, and liked it

2:24 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
I accidentally bought a mint condition 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo a few weeks ago on the Internet. The Grand Cherokee didn't sell on eBay. But I made a low-ball offer for it offline, not expecting it to be accepted. But it was. And that's how I “accidentally” ended up with the Jeep.... Read More »


Chrysler to add as many as 1,000 part-time workers at Toledo Jeep complex

12:25 pm U.S. ET | March 11, 2014
Chrysler Group plans to hire as many as 1,000 part-time workers at its Toledo Jeep complex to relieve the schedules of full-time employees amid strong demand for the Wrangler and new Cherokee.... Read More »


Chrysler recalls 25,250 SUVs for braking issue

9:22 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Chrysler said the recall is being done to improve pedal feel during certain aggressive braking maneuvers.... Read More »


Mopar shops increase accessory sales, profits

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Most Jeeps come off the assembly line here and queue up for the delivery trip to dealerships. But a growing number of Wranglers, Cherokees and Grand Cherokees -- along with some Dodge Durangos -- now take a detour on their way to the showroom floor.... Read More »


Italy-built Jeep will still appeal to U.S. buyers, brand boss says

March 6, 2014 13:06 CET
Jeep's new Italy-built Renegade will be the brand's first model built exclusively outside of the United States, but this will not deter fans of the iconic U.S. marque from buying the small SUV, Jeep boss Mike Manley said.... Read More »


Chrysler idles 325 Illinois workers for a week amid slow Dart sales

2:05 pm U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Chrysler Group has idled 325 workers at its Belvidere, Ill., assembly plant for a week because of slow sales of the Dodge Dart.... Read More »


All-wheel-drive sales get lift from severe winter

12:34 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
While U.S. auto sales have been slowed this winter by record cold and snow, brands known for their all-wheel-drive offerings have fared well, and in several cases, are thriving.... Read More »


Jeep Renegade, made for overseas, will offer entry point for U.S. buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
The 2015 Jeep Renegade is the first Jeep designed for sale around the world since the first Jeep was designed to sail around the world -- in military transports. The subcompact Renegade shares a platform with the Fiat 500L and will be assembled in a Fiat plant in Melfi, Italy. Its boxy, upright design is reminiscent of the 2002 Jeep Liberty, but it is smaller and more technologically advanced in almost every respect.... Read More »


Chrysler Group sales rise 11% on Jeep, Ram

1:47 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Chrysler Group's U.S. sales climbed 11 percent in February on the strength of Jeep and Ram, which offset declines at Dodge. The company reported sales of 154,866 units last month, its best February since 2007 and its 47th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.... Read More »


Jeep to unveil Italy-built Renegade subcompact SUV

March 3, 2014 06:01 CET
Jeep tomorrow will unveil its new Renegade subcompact SUV. The 'baby' Jeep is key to parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' ambitious global growth plans for the iconic off-road brand.... Read More »


Japanese stay atop Consumer Reports rankings as Detroit struggles

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2014
Detroit has come clawing back from the brink with award-winning products, but Japanese and luxury brands still have the best lineups of cars and light trucks in the industry, the editors of the influential shopping guide Consumer Reports say.... Read More »


The Battle for Billings

A Montana dealer fights to reopen his terminated Chrysler-Jeep store

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Nearly five years after Chrysler terminated his Billings, Mont., Chrysler-Jeep store, along with 788 other dealerships around the country, Steve Zabawa believes he is on the threshold of reopening. If it happens, he will be one of a small band of Chrysler dealers in the country to pass from termination to reinstatement to reopening.... Read More »



High-octane supercars reign supreme at Geneva show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2014
Supercars will play a large role at this year's Geneva auto show as Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren unveil their latest high-performance models.... Read More »



Jeep's software fix and the law of unintended consequences

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
One of last year's Jeep recalls led to an unintended consequence for some owners of 2005-10 Grand Cherokee and 2006-10 Commanders -- a consequence Chrysler now says it intends to fix, at least for most people.... Read More »


Jeep weathers the storm from nature -- and critics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2014
Forget that little bomb that Consumer Reports dropped on the Cherokee this week. These are heady days for Jeep. Chrysler's off-road brand has plowed through winter with ease, achieving an all-time record 4.1 percent U.S. market share in January -- and not just on the strength of the redesigned Cherokee.... Read More »


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