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AUGUST U.S. SALES

Record Jeep volume propels Fiat Chrysler to 1.7% gain

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales, boosted by record demand for the Jeep lineup, edged up 1.7 percent in August, extending the company's streak of gains to 65 months. Jeep deliveries rose 18 percent to 80,804 in August, an all-time record for the brand and its 23rd consecutive monthly gain....
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Dodge to roll out 'Cuda droptop

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Dodge will directly benefit from Fiat Chrysler's massive effort to revive Alfa Romeo. The American brand will use an Alfa rear-wheel-drive platform for the next-generation Charger and Challenger....
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Minivan variant starts Chrysler expansion

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

The Chrysler brand will add a compact sedan and two crossovers, along with hybrid versions of its largest vehicles. The expansion will help the brand fulfill its mission to go head to head with Ford and Chevrolet....
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Ram mulls Ford Transit fighter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Ram is studying whether to add a heavy-duty commercial van to its lineup. The brand may bring a version of the Iveco Daily to North America to fill out the upper end of its commercial van lineup. The Daily features optional all-wheel drive....
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Grand Wagoneer will boost lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Jeep is working on a Wrangler-based pickup, but it's not a done deal. In 2019, the three-row Grand Wagoneer luxury SUV is due. Both the Wrangler and Compass are being redesigned, while the Grand Cherokee's redesign has been delayed a year. Goodbye, Patriot....
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Foot-operated rear doors coming on upgraded Town & Country

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2015

The redesigned Chrysler Town & Country minivan, arriving next year, will feature foot-operated rear doors, USB ports in each of its three rows and improved fuel economy....
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Dodge Barracuda convertible, next-gen Charger among surprises for FCA dealers in Las Vegas

10:14 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2015

Fiat Chrysler dealers meeting in Las Vegas on Tuesday were wowed by a parade of new products coming to their dealerships, including a Dodge Barracuda convertible and a swoopy next-generation Dodge Charger said to resemble a popular 1999 concept designed by Tom Gale....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Will another Fiat Chrysler star, or two, bow in Vegas?

11:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015

For the third time in six years, Fiat Chrysler dealers are gathering -- in private and without cellphones or cameras -- to get their first glimpses of the vehicles they soon will be asked to sell....
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Jeep Grand Cherokee being probed by NHTSA for rollaway risk

11:07 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015

An estimated 408,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees are the subject of a preliminary NHTSA investigation after drivers complained that newer models rolled away after being put in park....
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Jeep hacker leaves Twitter

7:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 25, 2015

The security researcher who hacked into a moving Jeep earlier this year has resigned as an engineer at Twitter after three years on the job, a person familiar with the matter said....
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Automakers form alliance to bolster cybersecurity

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

Automakers are taking coordinated steps to address cybersecurity. The effort is designed to address growing concern over cyberthreats to their connected cars....
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Cruise extravaganza is a dream for Dodge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

When affordable performance rides are your bread and butter, the Dream Cruise is a marketing bonanza, says Dodge boss Tim Kuniskis, whose brand is on a on a big performance kick....
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'Performance is good business'

Amid sales decline, Dodge boss sees a plan coming together

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2015

With Dodge's U.S. sales off 16 percent this year in a rising overall market, you could argue brand chief Tim Kuniskis should be worried. Yet standing in a parking lot with 10,000 fellow gearheads this month, Kuniskis looked around and saw a brand strategy that is coming together nicely....
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Jeep to serve as popemobile when pontiff visits U.S.

6:59 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2015

Pope Francis will use a modified Jeep Wrangler as his popemobile when he visits the United States in late September....
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Woodward Dream Cruise sights and sounds: A wild celebration of car culture

7:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

The Woodward Dream Cruise in metro Detroit may be a one-day affair, but that doesn't stop automakers and enthusiasts from celebrating car culture for several days before the main event....
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Millennials are developing parents' taste for Jaguars, Cadillacs

6:51 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Millennials are developing a taste for expensive -- and even luxury -- automobiles and taking out cheap leases so they can afford them. Lexus, Jaguar, Cadillac and Acura are among the top 10 brands leased by millennial buyers, along with other pricey cars like Subaru, Mini and Buick, according to Edmunds.com...
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FCA gives some no-bid contracts to suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

In an effort to upgrade quality and improve relationships with suppliers, Fiat Chrysler is reviving long-term, no-bid contracts....
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Autoliv, ZF TRW gain from Takata's recall troubles

Aug. 13, 2015 10:33 CET

By March, Autoliv, Daicel and ZF TRW Automotive will make about 68 percent of the inflators used to repair faulty Takata airbags behind a record vehicle-safety recall. Autoliv estimates it will supply as many as 20 million replacement inflators in 2015 and 2016....
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Dodge pitchman cruises into Detroit for a wild ride

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2015

“Fast N' Loud” star Richard Rawlings was a featured guest Wednesday night during the Roadkill Nights “Powered by Dodge” event outside of the Pontiac Silverdome in suburban Detroit. The wild festivities included thrill rides in the Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcats along with the Viper, a giveaway of a Hellcat engine and smoky drag races....
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Detroit 3 will flex performance, marketing muscles at Woodward Dream Cruise

2:13 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

Dodge, Ford and Chevy are embracing speedsters this week as automakers seize on the Woodward Dream Cruise -- Detroit's annual automotive enthusiast extravaganza -- to create marketing buzz....
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Chevy's retooled '16 Camaro set for public debut at Detroit's Dream Cruise

11:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2015

The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Camaro gets its public debut Saturday at the Woodward Dream Cruise. Chevrolet has been gradually peeling the covers back on the revamped sporty car since the spring, introducing the coupe to Camaro club members in Detroit in May and then showing the convertible to auto writers a month later....
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In playful rivalry, Dodge pokes fun at Volkswagen Passat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2015

Dodge has been throwing playful darts at Volkswagen for nearly two years in Charger ads that use the Passat as a target of punchlines. Dodge insists it has no sinister intentions in the commercials. Automotive News Staff Reporter Vince Bond Jr. spoke with Randy Ortiz, head of Dodge and SRT brand advertising, about Dodge's rivalry with VW....
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FCA hacking risk kept from regulators for 18 months

2:38 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles waited 18 months to tell federal safety regulators about a security flaw in radios being installed in more than a million vehicles that hackers later exploited to seize control of a Jeep last month....
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KRISHNAN M. ANANTHARAMAN

BLOG: Why Hyundai sticks by its warranty offer

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015

With Hyundai racking up awards for its quality and reliability, could the brand get away with watering down its industry-leading warranty coverage?...
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Fiat Chrysler U.S. posts second-quarter $598 million profit, down 3.4%

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015

Second-quarter earnings at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' U.S.-based subsidiary fell despite higher revenues and vehicle shipments....
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