Roy Lunn, father of the Ford GT40, modern SUV, dies at 92Aug. 16
A mechanical and aeronautical engineer who led development of the first Jeep Cherokee and Ford's original GT40, Roy Lunn helped pioneer unitized bodies for SUVs to help meet fuel-economy requirements.
Online dealer delivers for mail carriersMay 27
First Shift: Layoffs slated for Toledo Jeep plantFeb. 16
Fiat Chrysler emissions case referred to French prosecutorsFeb. 7
French investigators have referred Fiat Chrysler for possible prosecution after alleging some of the automaker's diesels produce NOx emissions that are several times higher than regulatory limits. FCA is the the third manufacturer after VW Group and Renault to be referred to French prosecutors.
FCA to invest $1.05 billion to retool Ohio, Illinois plants to build JeepsJuly 14, 2016
Fiat Chrysler is investing $1.05 billion in assembly plants in Ohio and Illinois to bolster Jeep output. The carmaker will invest $350 million to move production of the Jeep Cherokee from Toledo, Ohio, to Belvidere, Ill., as part of a strategy to revamp its North American manufacturing footprint over the next year and a half to focus on light-truck output in the U.S.
First Shift: Jeep gets billion-dollar boostJuly 15, 2016
How a panicky Ford came up with ExplorerJuly 11, 2016
Jeep, now celebrating its 75th anniversary, has spawned many a competitor, though few have been as successful as the Ford Explorer. And it was future Chrysler guy Bob Lutz who put Ford hot on the trail of the then-new XJ Cherokee in the 1980s.
Jeep is the engine that drives FCA globallyJuly 11, 2016
Ford F-150 tops pickups in June Twitter engagementJuly 7, 2016
Jeep Cherokee output resumes after steering wheel shortageMay 20, 2016
AutoNews Now: UAW chief decries Mexico movesMay 19, 2016
Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee output disrupted by steering wheel shortageMay 19, 2016
A shortage of steering wheels is disrupting production of the Jeep Cherokee and also has slowed output of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. A third consecutive shift of Cherokee production at Fiat Chrysler's Toledo North Assembly Plant in Ohio was canceled Thursday morning, and an afternoon shift there was shortened Tuesday because of the shortage.