FCA accused of concealing defect in Jeep Grand CherokeeThu, 23, Jun 2016
Jeep Grand Cherokee owners filed suit in California against Fiat Chrysler, accusing the company of concealing and failing to fix a shifter design defect linked to driverless rollaway accidents, including the death this week of "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin.
Jeep Compass, Patriot replacement due early next yearThu, 23, Jun 2016
The single vehicle replacing the Jeep Compass and Patriot will debut in late September in Brazil and will retain one of the two names, Jeep brand head Mike Manley said Thursday. The vehicle, known internally as the C-SUV, is not delayed and will be shown in the U.S. at the L.A. Auto Show in November. It will go sale in the U.S. in early 2017. Jeep has also set a hard date for the introduction of a long-awaited Wrangler-based pickup: Early 2018.
Jeep to produce Compass, Patriot into 2017 model yearMon, 20, Jun 2016
Jeep will extend production of the Compass and Patriot into the 2017 model year as it prepares to build a successor in Mexico in early 2017, Automotive News has learned.
Fiat Chrysler to investigate crash that killed 'Star Trek' actor Anton YelchinMon, 20, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Monday it would conduct a "thorough investigation" of a crash involving a recalled 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee that killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin. Yelchin, 27, famous for his role as Pavel Chekov in the movies, was found dead early Sunday, pinned against a gate post by his Grand Cherokee, website TMZ.com reported.
The showdown over an SUVSun, 19, Jun 2016
The Last American CEO, a new book co-authored by ex-American Motors CEO Joe Cappy and former Ford and Chrysler public relations chief Jason Vines, describes Chrysler's acquisition of AMC from Renault in 1987 -- a momentous deal largely because then-Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca got his hands on Jeep.
Mulally, Nader to enter Automotive Hall of FameThu, 09, Jun 2016
Former Ford CEO Alan Mulally and consumer activist Ralph Nader will join Bertha Benz, the wife and business partner of Carl Benz, who invented the automobile, and engineer Roy Lunn, godfather of the Ford GT40, as the latest inductees into the Automotive Hall of Fame.
Jeep piles on the milestones with record salesMon, 06, Jun 2016
They love big round numbers at Jeep, and they love climbing over them. The industry's hottest brand topped 90,000 sales in May - the first time in its 75-year history that volume for a single month had reached that level.
May sales drop 6.1% on weak car sales; SAAR stays strongWed, 01, Jun 2016
The U.S. auto industry recorded its biggest monthly sales drop in nearly six years in May as most automakers posted declines amid plunging demand for passenger cars. May volume fell 6.1 percent to 1.5 million vehicles. Still, the SAAR came in at 17.46 million, a level on par with last year’s record sales.
FCA: Record Jeep volume, minivans keep streak aliveWed, 01, Jun 2016
Record Jeep volume and resurgent minivans helped Fiat Chrysler squeak out a 1.1 percent U.S. sales gain in May, despite two fewer selling days from the same month a year ago.