President-elect Joe Biden's victory speech this month resembled a prime-time commercial for Jeep. But Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was seemingly just as surprised as anyone to see the brand have such a prominent role in a potentially polarizing event.
In front of the stage in Biden's hometown of Wilmington, Del., the campaign set up several rows of red, white and blue vehicles for supporters to sit in and stay a safe distance apart. Many of the most prominent vehicles were Jeep Gladiators and Wranglers, although a few Ford Rangers and Chevrolet Silverados were included.
"FCA played no role in the event," the automaker told Automotive News. "FCA does not endorse political candidates."