Wrangler

Next-gen Wrangler will keep solid axles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2015

The next-generation Jeep Wrangler will keep the floating solid axles considered key to the off-roader's ability to traverse nearly any terrain, Automotive News has learned....
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Toledo mayor in critical condition following cardiac arrest

11:16 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2015

Toledo's mayor -- who is leading the city's efforts to keep the Jeep Wrangler in its historic home -- suffered cardiac arrest Sunday afternoon and was in critical condition at a local hospital, The Blade newspaper in Toledo is reporting....
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UAW members rally in Toledo to keep Wrangler output; city urged to buy land

1:05 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2014

UAW members rallied before Toledo's city council Tuesday asking the city to approve the purchase of industrial land needed for the potential expansion of the assembly plant that makes the hot-selling Jeep Wrangler....
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'18 Wrangler to get 8-speed automatic

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2014

The long-awaited Jeep Wrangler redesign planned for 2018 will come with an eight-speed automatic transmission that promises to dramatically improve the off-roader's fuel economy....
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Next-generation Wrangler will get an aluminum body

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014

It’s looking more and more like the next-generation Jeep Wrangler will have an aluminum body, keep its body-on-frame construction and remain built in Toledo, Ohio. That means Chrysler will likely produce more Wranglers for U.S. dealers and for export....
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Wrangler will remain body-on-frame, sources say

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2014

The next-generation Jeep Wrangler will continue to be a body-on-frame vehicle and won't switch to unibody construction, Automotive News has learned. As a result, the popular off-roader will likely remain built in Toledo, Ohio, where city and union officials have been fighting for weeks to keep the Wrangler in its historical home....
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Keep the Wrangler in Toledo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2014

Collectors take note: If you want a real Jeep Wrangler, better buy it now. The Wrangler is special, and it has a large following. The company should improve powertrain efficiency but otherwise leave it alone, and customers will continue to buy it....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Why Wrangler’s Toledo decision may depend on keeping the money spigot flowing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2014

It’s been just over two weeks since Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne casually revealed that he might have to move Jeep Wrangler production out of its historic home in Toledo, Ohio. Why? Because it might cost too much to shut down the plant long enough to convert it for the use of aluminum parts....
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Chrysler recalls more than 900,000 vehicles for fire risk

7:59 am U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2014

Chrysler Group is recalling more than 900,000 vehicles worldwide for potential safety problems that could cause fires. One recall covers some 470,000 cars and SUVs from model years 2011-14 and equipped with a 3.6-liter engine and 160 amp alternator, which may fail, possibly causing a stall or fire. A second recall covers 437,000 Jeep Wranglers -- water in the exterior heated power mirror electrical connector could cause an electrical short....
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Wrangler shock wave hits Toledo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, dropped a bomb at the Paris auto show last week, and it landed 4,000 miles west on Toledo, Ohio....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Wrangler is so engrained in its DNA, the city should be spelled Toledo, OIIIIIIIO

12:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2014

My hometown completely freaked out Thursday. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne disclosed the next-generation Jeep Wrangler might have to be manufactured somewhere else other than in its historic home in Toledo....
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Jeep ponders switch to aluminum for next Wrangler body, Marchionne says

11:21 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2014

The next-generation Jeep Wrangler may be built off a unibody platform, feature smaller and turbocharged engines, and switch to an aluminum body, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said today. Such significant changes to the hot-selling SUV would likely mean leaving its longtime, historic production site in Toledo, Ohio, Marchionne added....
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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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Jeep aims to boost future Wrangler's fuel economy

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5, 2014

Chrysler Group engineers are striving to improve the Wrangler's fuel economy with lightweight materials, more gears and perhaps a smaller engine....
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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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Marchionne's take on aluminum? Ram not an option

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 12, 2014

Marchionne says Chrysler will be watching Ford's rollout of its aluminum 2015 F-150 very closely to gauge market acceptance....
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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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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....
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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....
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