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Unifor Official: Expect an All-Wheel Drive Chrysler Pacifica

More voices are piping up, alerting minivan-loving North Americans to a future offering from Fiat Chrysler. With the segment shrinking in the face of overwhelming competition from spacious, pleasant-riding crossovers, the possibility of an all-wheel drive Chrysler Pacifica is big news, and one Canadian union official claims it’s on the way. In the minivan market, […] The post Unifor Official: Expect an All-Wheel Drive Chrysler Pacifica appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Fca, Autos, Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, All Wheel Drive, Product Planning, Windsor Assembly, Chrysler Pacifica AWD


Fiat Chrysler Said ‘No Thanks’ to a PSA Merger, Report Claims

Recent speculation of a potential merger, partnership, or alliance between France’s PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler might be pointless, as the offer has already occured, a report in the Wall Street Journal suggests. Sources familiar with the matter claim PSA approached the Italian-American auto giant earlier this year in the interest of merging the two companies. Apparently, […] The post Fiat Chrysler Said ‘No Thanks’ to a PSA Merger, Report Claims appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: France, Psa, Fca, Mergers, Autos, Wall Street Journal, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Alliances, News Blog, PSA Group, Fiat Chrysler Said


Feds Probe UAW ‘Flower Funds’ in Broadening Corruption Case

Federal investigators are expanding their ongoing corruption investigation into the United Auto Workers and Detroit Three by taking a long look at donated money intended to buy flowers for member funerals. The concern is that the UAW’s “flower fund” may have been used as a slush fund to finance personal expenses for union officials. It wouldn’t […] The post Feds Probe UAW ‘Flower Funds’ in Broadening Corruption Case appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Union News, Auto Union, Bribes, Corruption, Fca, Fiat. Chrysler, Flower Funds, Ford, General Motors, GM, Industry News, Scandal, Uaw, Union Scandals, United Auto Workers


Next-generation Fiat 500 Confirmed As Electric Only, Old Model Will Stick Around

Following reports that the Fiat 500 would see the inclusion of a new all-electric powertrain in 2020, Fiat Chrysler has confirmed the model will actually become a dedicated EV — foregoing internal combustion entirely. While the vehicle’s overall dimensions are to be retained, FCA chief marketing officer Olivier François said the small car would place additional emphasis […] The post Next-generation Fiat 500 Confirmed As Electric Only, Old Model Will Stick Around appeared first on The Truth About...
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Fca, Autos, Fiat, Fiat 500, EVs, Geneva Motor Show, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Geneva Auto Show, Olivier Francois, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, New Models, Centoventi concept


Noose hung at Fiat Chrysler plant

Fiat Chrysler called in outside investigators after a noose was found last month hanging inside a Ram truck plant in Michigan, the company told CNN.
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UAW/FCA Corruption Scandal Grows

Norwood Jewell, the former head of the United Auto Workers’ unit attached to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, has been charged by federal prosecutors in Detroit with violating the Labor Management Relations Act. This makes him the highest ranking UAW member to be charged in the union corruption case that appeared to be on pause while […] The post UAW/FCA Corruption Scandal Grows appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Corruption, Conspiracy, Fca, Autos, Detroit, Scandals, Bribes, UAW, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Union News, Fiat. Chrysler, United Automobile Workers, Alphons Iacobelli, Norwood Jewell


Tesla factory workers took twice as many days off last year than in 2017 because of injury or sickness (TSLA)

Workers at Tesla's auto plant spent twice as many days away from their jobs due to work-related injuries and illnesses, after adjusting for workforce growth, in 2018 than in 2017, Bloomberg reports, citing a report Tesla filed with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. While the total number of injuries from Fremont employees increased by around 28%, the rate of injuries per hour worked was about the same as in 2017, according to Bloomberg. A Tesla representative told Business Ins...
Tags: Elon Musk, China, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, SEC, Fiat Chrysler, FREMONT, Shelby, OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Ford General Motors, Fremont California, Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA, Bloomberg Tesla, Bloomberg Read


Fiat Chrysler revs up as Peugeot points to merger potential

Fiat Chrysler shares jumped on Tuesday to the top of Europe's STOXX 600 after the president of Peugeot family holding company FFP told French daily Les Echos he would support a new deal and suggested Fiat Chrysler was among the options.
Tags: Europe, Money, businessNews, Peugeot, Fiat Chrysler, Ffp, Les Echos


Former United Auto Workers VP charged in corruption probe

DETROIT (AP) — A former vice president at the United Auto Workers has been charged with conspiracy in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler to buy meals, golf and other perks with money from the automaker. It’s the latest development in the government’s investigation of how officials at Fiat Chrysler and the UAW enriched themselves by […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Detroit, Fiat Chrysler, UAW, United Auto Workers, Former United Auto Workers VP


HVS Market Pulse: Detroit, MI | By Brandon Leversee

Detroit's image of a proper rust-belt city in the depths of despair during the Great Recession and the subsequent filing of bankruptcy in 2013 has been reshaped into an inspiring story of resilience and resurgence. Detroit's economy is strong, with unemployment decreasing every year since 2014 and an employment base that continues to diversify. While the economic mainstays—General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler—still thrive in the city, other major employers belong to the financial and h...
Tags: Travel, Detroit, Fiat Chrysler, General Motors Ford, Brandon Leversee


Fiat Chrysler recalling 965,000 US, Canadian vehicles over excess emissions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will recall about 965,000 gasoline-powered vehicles in the United States and Canada that do not meet emissions standards and will replace their catalytic converters, officials said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, US, businessNews, Canada, United States, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV


UAW president ‘saddened and irritated’ by bribery scandal

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers president says he is “deeply saddened and irritated” by a corruption scandal in which union officials are accused of accepting bribes from Fiat Chrysler executives. Gary Jones made a statement to the media Wednesday at the UAW’s national bargaining convention in Detroit. According to Jones, the union is […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Nation, Detroit, Jones, Fiat Chrysler, Gary Jones, UAW, United Auto Workers


Fiat Chrysler recalling nearly 900,000 vehicles on emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is voluntarily recalling 862,520 vehicles in the U.S. because they don’t meet the country’s emission standards. The Environmental Protection Agency says that the recall is the result of in-use emissions investigations it performed and in-use testing conducted by Fiat Chrysler as required by EPA regulations. The vehicles involved in the […]
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Fiat Chrysler recalling nearly 900,000 vehicles for failing emission standards

Fiat Chrysler is voluntarily recalling 862,520 vehicles in the U.S. because they don’t meet the country’s emission standards. The Environmental Protection Agency says that the recall is the result of in-use emissions investigations it performed and in-use testing conducted by Fiat Chrysler as required by EPA regulations. The Environmental Protection Agency says the Fiat Chrysler recall is the result of in-use emissions investigations it performed and in-use testing conducted by Fiat Chrysler a...
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall 860K U.S. vehicles over emissions issues

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will recall 862,520 cars in the United States because they don't meet emissions standards, the EPA has announced. The affected vehicles span model years 2011 to 2016. The post Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall 860K U.S. vehicles over emissions issues appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, United States, Recalls, Chrysler, Epa, Dodge, Emissions, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


Fiat Chrysler Recalls a Bevy of Models Following In-use Emissions Tests

It’s not just TTAC readers’ favorite crossover, the Dodge Journey, that’s under recall for emissions non-compliance — the same callback order impacts such vehicles as the first-generation Jeep Patriot and Compass, Dodge Caliber and Avenger, and Chrysler 200. Fiat Chrysler claims its voluntary recall of 862,520 vehicles in the U.S. isn’t a big deal, as the automaker […] The post Fiat Chrysler Recalls a Bevy of Models Following In-use Emissions Tests appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Recall, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Epa, Emissions, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Dodge Journey, Dodge Caliber, Dodge Avenger, Chrysler 200, News Blog, Avenger, Jeep Patriot, Compass Dodge Caliber


Fiat Chrysler to recall 862,520 U.S. vehicles over excess emissions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will recall 862,520 gasoline-powered vehicles in the United States that do not meet U.S. emissions standards, the Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States, Environmental Protection Agency, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV


Fiat Chrysler to recall 862,520 U.S. vehicles over emissions standards

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will recall 862,520 gasoline-powered vehicles in the United States that do not meet U.S. emissions standards, the Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday.
Tags: Money, businessNews, United States, Environmental Protection Agency, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV


Fiat Chrysler to recall more than 860,000 vehicles for emissions problems, EPA says

The EPA said Fiat Chrysler will need to replace catalytic converters on vehicles, including the Jeep Compass and Chrysler 200.            [Author: Detroit Free Press]
Tags: News, Chrysler, Epa, Fiat Chrysler, Detroit Free Press


UAW Increases Strike Pay Ahead of Summer Negotiations

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones announced Monday that worker strike pay has increased from $200 to $250 a week, signaling the possibility of walkouts just a few months before U.S. worker contracts expire. While it would appear the UAW is preparing to strike, President Gary Jones said it’s not the union’s intent. “No one goes to […] The post UAW Increases Strike Pay Ahead of Summer Negotiations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Ford, Fca, Gm, Autos, Negotiations, Gary Jones, UAW, United Auto Workers, News Blog, Union News, Fiat. Chrysler, Labor Negotiations, Strike Pay


Business briefly: Tech leads US stocks broadly higher; Boeing drops

A broadly rally led by technology companies drove U.S. stocks sharply higher Monday, giving the S&P 500 its biggest increase since late January. Nvidia was the S&P 500′s strongest performer after agreeing to buy chipmaker Mellanox. Apple benefited from an analyst upgrade. A sharp decline in Boeing stemmed the gain for the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The S&P 500 gained 40.23 points, or 1.5 percent, to 2,783.30. The Dow rose 200.64 points, or 0.8 percent, to 25,650.88. The average bounced back a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Business, US, General Motors, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Ford, Gm, Treasury, Detroit, Boeing, Jones, Amit Singhal, Fiat Chrysler


FCA Fine Flying Solo, Equally Happy With Help

With Sergio Marchionne gone, most assumed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would swiftly enact the late CEO’s plan to convince another automaker to partner with the company. Until recently, FCA was viewed as a dinosaur within the industry — limping along since its Fiat acquisition with a lineup of unpopular European imports and oversized American vehicles that couldn’t possibly endure […] The post FCA Fine Flying Solo, Equally Happy With Help appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Investments, Industry, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Fiat, Automotive Industry, Mobility, Dodge, Auto Sales, Car Sales, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley


New Three-row Jeep Probably Won’t Carry the Grand Cherokee Name

In its big February plant and product announcement, Fiat Chrysler said its Mack Avenue engine facility will give way to SUV production, describing the first vehicle to emerge from the repurposed plant as a “three-row, full-size Jeep SUV.” Given that the next-generation Grand Cherokee will also call the plant home, and that the two models […] The post New Three-row Jeep Probably Won’t Carry the Grand Cherokee Name appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Heritage, Autos, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Product Planning, Nameplates, Mack Avenue


Alfa Romeos Recalled for Cruise Control Fault

Fiat Chrysler is recalling around 60,000 Alfa Romeo models on the global stage to prevent the adaptive cruise control system from taking owners on an unwanted ride. The recall covers the entire lifespan of the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV (2017-2019). Due to a software error, the cruise system in those models could continue operating, […] The post Alfa Romeos Recalled for Cruise Control Fault appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Recalls, Fca, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Alfa Romeo, Alfa Romeo Giulia, News Blog, Stelvio, Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Alfa Romeos Recalled for Cruise Control Fault


I drove a $69,000 RAM 1500 and a $57,000 Chevy Silverado to find out which is the better pickup truck. Here's the verdict. (FCAU, GM)

The Chevy Silverado and RAM 1500 are the No. 2 and No. 3 full-size pickup trucks in the US market, behind the Ford F-150 The Chevy Silverado and RAM 1500 are both all-new for the 2019 model year. I tested them both, and while the Silverado is a great truck, the RAM 1500 is the best pickup I've ever driven. The full-size pickup-truck battle in the US now has three fully redesigned combatants. The Ford F-150 — America's bestselling pickup for decades — was revamped a few years ago. Now Chevy an...
Tags: Facebook, US, America, Trends, General Motors, Ford, Chevy, Fiat Chrysler, Silverado, Chevy Silverado, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chevy


Alfa Romeo recalls vehicles; cruise control can go haywire

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is warning owners of more than 60,000 Alfa Romeo cars and SUVs worldwide not to use the adaptive cruise control because it might not stop working even when a driver taps the brakes. The recall covers certain Giulia cars and Stelvio SUV models from 2017 through 2019. The company says […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Nation, Detroit, Fiat Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Stelvio


Report: Chrysler Pacifica Could Gain All-Wheel Drive in 2020

Toyota —er, Fiat Chrysler may add an all-wheel drive version of its Pacifica minivan next year, if a report out of the model’s hometown of Windsor, Ontario pans out. According to two named — and two unnamed — sources, the automaker wants to take a page from a certain Japanese company known for its hybrid […] The post Report: Chrysler Pacifica Could Gain All-Wheel Drive in 2020 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Toyota, Awd, Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, WINDSOR Ontario, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning


FCA’s Manley Open to Alliances, but Won’t Relinquish Grasp on Maserati

Ford and Volkswagen cosied up last year, cementing their relationship in an automotive alliance announced earlier this year, but could the same thing happen with Fiat Chrysler and France’s resurgent PSA Group? PSA, which plans to sell Peugeots in North America by 2026, is reportedly hunting for a partner, and FCA Mike Manley isn’t ruling […] The post FCA’s Manley Open to Alliances, but Won’t Relinquish Grasp on Maserati appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: France, Ford, Psa, Fca, Mergers, Autos, Rumors, Volkswagen, North America, Partnerships, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley, Alliances, News Blog, PSA Group


Jeep’s Green Wave Crashes Into Europe, Will Ripple Back to North America

Fiat Chrysler’s reputation as an automaker that scoffs at fuel economy mandates is slowly being chipped away. Never mind the much-loathed Fiat 500e; it was the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid that really got the ball rolling, with eTorque-engined Ram 1500s upping the company’s green cred for 2019. At this week’s Geneva Motor Show, the high-flying Jeep […] The post Jeep’s Green Wave Crashes Into Europe, Will Ripple Back to North America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Green, Plug-In Hybrids, Fca, Autos, Fiat, North America, Hybrids, Geneva Motor Show, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, News Blog, Jeep Renegade, Jeep Compass, Jeep Compass PHEV


Detroit sees training opportunity before expected job boom

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles this week announced a $4.5 billion investment that would bring 6,500 new manufacturing jobs to Detroit and its suburbs and, nearly two years before the first new vehicles will even roll off the line, the city already is taking steps to ensure it can provide enough workers with the […]
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