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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »



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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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."... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


2013 LISTS OF 10

By the numbers in 2013

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



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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


Chrysler gains 11%, extends winning streak

11:17 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
Booming pickups and SUVs drove Chrysler Group sales in the United States up 11 percent in October -- its 43rd consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.... Read More »


Marchionne vows never to repeat mistakes from Cherokee launch

11:21 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2013
Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne today acknowledged mistakes in the way the company developed and launched the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and vowed to never repeat them. "What we've learned is that we'll never repeat it," he said.... Read More »


Chrysler Q3 net income climbs 22% to $464 million

6:41 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2013
Chrysler said net income rose to $464 million in the third quarter as strong sales of pickups and SUVs offset delays in launching the 2014 Jeep Cherokee. The third-quarter profit -- the company's ninth consecutive quarter in the black -- was up 22 percent from the $381 million profit it posted during the same quarter of 2012... Read More »


Cherokee ad: Feel like a kid again

9:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
Chrysler Group launches a broad marketing push for the 2014 Jeep Cherokee today with a 60-second commercial about recapturing the lost fun of childhood.... Read More »


Overdue Cherokees are on their way at last

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
New Jeep Cherokees were due in dealerships almost two months ago but have been held while Chrysler developed and installed new software to smooth out the way the engine, nine-speed transmission and innovative disconnecting drivetrain interact. The process has been cumbersome, but after many weeks of delay, sources said Jeep expects to begin delivering Cherokees over the next 10 days.... Read More »


Workers back; still no Cherokees

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Chrysler said last week that it was making progress on the delayed 2014 Jeep Cherokee, but still couldn't say when any could be shipped.... Read More »


Chrysler restores 2nd shift at Cherokee plant

3:34 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2013
Chrysler Group said today it will bring back on Monday the second shift of workers making its new 2014 Jeep Cherokee after speeding repairs on the SUV's powertrain software.... Read More »


Chrysler idles 2nd shift at Cherokee plant; dealers still not getting shipments

12:35 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Chrysler Group has idled the second shift of workers hired last month to build 2014 Jeep Cherokees in Toledo, Ohio, because vehicles already produced haven't yet been released to dealerships. The temporary layoff is expected to last about two weeks.... Read More »


Can curvy Cherokee gain traction against popular crossovers?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
LOS ANGELES -- With the 2014 Cherokee, Jeep aims to regain ground against such crossover heavyweights as the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.... Read More »


'Evolved' 2014 Cherokee more road-friendly, efficient than predecessors

8:57 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2013
Evolution is the best word to explain the relationship between the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and the vehicles it replaced: the Jeep Liberty that ended production in 2012 and the boxy "XJ" Cherokee last built in 2001.... Read More »


Cherokee's late; lots of issues in Toledo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013
What's holding up the launch of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee? "We have the perfect storm: new product, new plant, new people, new platform," says Mauro Pino, Chrysler's manufacturing boss.... Read More »


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