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Jeep first U.S. brand to crack Top 10 in Japan's Car of Year Award

9:51 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2014
Jeep has made history by becoming the first brand from the United States to crack the top 10 in this country's Car of the Year Award. The honor came down this week for the Jeep Cherokee, which was tapped as one of the 10 Best Cars for 2014-15. It was a first for any American nameplate....
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Chrysler Group gains on Jeep, Ram volume

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014
Chrysler Group sold 169,890 vehicles in September, a 19 percent increase from September 2013, with every brand but Dodge contributing to the company's gains. It was the group's 54th consecutive month of year-over-year increases....
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Jeep promotion peeves participants

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Jeep's Australian affiliate lit an online firestorm with its “Jeep Remote Dealership” promotion....
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Chrysler recalls 895,000 Grand Cherokees, Durangos for potential fire hazard

10:19 am U.S. ET | July 11, 2014
Chrysler Group said today it is recalling 895,000 SUVs for faulty wiring in vanity mirror lights that can short circuit and set fire....
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Larry P. Vellequette

Replacing the Wrangler is a puzzler

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
The Wrangler -- Jeep's own mud-encrusted halo -- is being redesigned for 2017, when it must comply with more stringent fuel economy requirements....
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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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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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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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Skyrocketing Jeep in the right place at the right time

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Blake Helfman could tell that May was going to be a killer month for Jeep at his Houston dealership when customers started putting their names on SUVs that were still on the delivery truck on his lot....
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Chrysler airbag recall being probed by U.S. regulators

9:25 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Chrysler Group may be facing a recall do-over after the fix it initiated to stop inadvertent airbag deployments in older Jeep Libertys and Grand Cherokees failed in at least six instances to fix the problem....
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American Axle earnings get boost from Jeep Cherokee, Ram pickup

3:49 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2014
American Axle & Manufacturing today reported its strongest quarterly earnings in more than a year, crediting strong sales from the new Jeep Cherokee and Ram pickup....
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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....
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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....
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RICHARD TRUETT

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....
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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....
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Jeep Cherokee falls short in Consumer Reports testing

3:40 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2014
Consumer Reports is declining to recommend the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, describing the SUV after testing as an "uneven package" and deeming it "half-baked."...
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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2013 LISTS OF 10

By the numbers in 2013

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