Wrangler

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

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

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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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....
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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....
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Baby Jeep hits the road in Italy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Heavily disguised units of Jeep's first subcompact SUV that were spotted here recently suggest a baby brother to the four-door Wrangler Unlimited....
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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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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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Will lighter Wrangler lose its tough solid axle?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2013
These days, Chrysler can't build Jeep Wranglers fast enough to satisfy demand. But the off-roader hasn't been redesigned since 2006, and stricter fuel economy standards threaten what many Wrangler fans love most about their compact SUV: solid axles. Jeep brand boss Mike Manley is making no guarantees that the redesigned Wrangler, scheduled for 2016, will stick with that setup....
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