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New Detroit Jeep Plant a Done Deal; Incentives to Flow

Detroit City Council wrapped up a lengthy day of voting and approvals Tuesday, paving the way for a $2.5 billion Fiat Chrysler investment in two east-side assembly plants. Part of the deal involves a complex series of land swaps benefitting both FCA and the land-rich Moroun family, plus a raft of tax incentives bound for […] The post New Detroit Jeep Plant a Done Deal; Incentives to Flow appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: News Blog, Fca, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Future Models, Incentives, Jeep, Jefferson North assembly plant, Mack Avenue plant, Product Planning, Production


Recall Redux: Fiat Chrysler Calls Back 600,000 Vehicles for Problems You’ve Already Heard About

Sudden stalls. Tailgates that open on their own. These issues formed the basis of two Fiat Chrysler recalls in 2018, and, one year later, history is repeating itself. On Friday, the automaker called back roughly 600,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans and Ram pickups for the same ghost-in-the-machine phenomena that led to the earlier recalls. Included in […] The post Recall Redux: Fiat Chrysler Calls Back 600,000 Vehicles for Problems You’ve Already Heard About appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Quality, Recall, Ram, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Trucks, Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500


Thinking Caps On: Before Buyers Get Their Hands on It, Ram’s Midsize Pickup First Needs a Platform

Fiat Chrysler remains adamant that its new Jeep Gladiator won’t be its only midsize pickup truck, but consumers had best hunker down for a wait. While the company announced the development of a conventional midsizer in last year’s five-year product plan, the new offering won’t appear until the end of that window. Between now and […] The post Thinking Caps On: Before Buyers Get Their Hands on It, Ram’s Midsize Pickup First Needs a Platform appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Platforms, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Ram midsize


With Land Deals Wrapped Up, Fiat Chrysler Moves Ahead With Jeep Product Bonanza

Wrangling between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the city of Detroit, and a prolific landowner reached an end on Friday, with all three parties signing deals designed to bring more Jeeps to the city. As part of a $4.5 plant investment strategy announced in February, FCA wants to convert its Mack Avenue Engine Complex into an automobile […] The post With Land Deals Wrapped Up, Fiat Chrysler Moves Ahead With Jeep Product Bonanza appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Detroit, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Product Planning, Future Models, Plant Investment


Mopar’s Hellephant Is Already Sold Out

Remember when we told you you could purchase Fiat Chrysler’s beastly, 1,000-horsepower Hellephant crate engine last week? Well, you’ve missed the window. After just a few days of availability, Mopar’s mightiest engine is entirely sold out. According to Allpar, FCA’s inventory was depleted within 48 hours of pre-orders opening for “Hemi Day” (April 26th) after third-party sources […] The post Mopar’s Hellephant Is Already Sold Out appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Engines, Fiat Chrysler, Mopar, Hemi, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, 426 HEMI, Crate Engines, Hellephant


Fiat Chrysler completes sale of components maker

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it has completed the sale of components maker Magneti Marelli to Japanese supplier Calsonic Kansei, allowing a special dividend to shareholders for the first time in a decade. The Italian-American carmaker said Thursday that the deal delivered 5.8 billion euros ($6.5 billion) to the balance sheet. The Fiat […]
Tags: Business, Milan, News, Ap, Nation, Fiat, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Magneti Marelli, Calsonic Kansei


Google opens Android Automotive OS to Spotify, other media app developers

Google is opening its Android Automotive operating system up to third-party developers to bring music and other entertainment apps into vehicle infotainment systems, starting with the Polestar 2, an all-electric vehicle developed by Volvo’s standalone electric performance brand. Google announced Wednesday that media app developers will be able to create new entertainment experiences for Android Automotive OS and the Polestar 2, starting at Google I/O 2019, the annual developer’s confere...
Tags: Google, Android, Transportation, Spotify, China, Samsung, Tech, Canada, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Fca, Geneva, Google Maps, Volvo, Android Auto, Harman


Fiat Kills Off a Truck That’s Not Really a Fiat

Perhaps to its misfortune, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles does not sell a midsize pickup in the world’s biggest truck market, but buyers in certain overseas markets were able to get into a four-door, body-on-frame midsizer carrying the Fiat badge — the Fullback, more properly described as a rebadged Mitsubishi Triton/L200. Note the word “were.” The Fiat […] The post Fiat Kills Off a Truck That’s Not Really a Fiat appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Sales, Fca, Autos, Fiat, Trucks, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mitsubishi Triton, News Blog, Badge Engineering, Fiat Fullback


Cummins Looking Into Ram HD Engine Emissions Certification Process

Cummins, maker of the beastly 6.7-liter inline-six diesels found beneath the hoods of various Ram Heavy Duty pickups, claims it is looking into its emissions certification and compliance process. In a statement released Monday, the decision to investigate the process came after “conversations” with the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board. Specifically, the […] The post Cummins Looking Into Ram HD Engine Emissions Certification Process appeared first on The Truth Ab...
Tags: Government, Regulators, Ram, Fca, Autos, Epa, Engines, Environmental Protection Agency, Emissions, Carb, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, California Air Resources Board, Cummins, News Blog, Certification Process


For Five Bucks More Than a Nissan Leaf, You Can Get a Hellephant Instead

Apparently, today is Hemi Day in our vast autoverse, though Twitter tells me it’s also Lesbian Visibility Day, while Wikipedia informs me that John Wilkes Booth was shot through the neck in a Virginia farmhouse on this day in 1865. But yes, Hemi Day. April 26th … 4/26. Get it? Appropriately, Fiat Chrysler waited for […] The post For Five Bucks More Than a Nissan Leaf, You Can Get a Hellephant Instead appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Wikipedia, Virginia, Fca, Autos, Engines, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, Mopar, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, John Wilkes Booth, News Blog, Crate Engines


Unhappy Journey: Fiat Chrysler Recalls a Slew of Dodge Darts for Potential Rollaway Issue

The Dodge Dart rolled unceremoniously out of the Fiat Chrysler stable after the 2016 model year, but the automaker now worries it may roll out of owners’ driveways. Fiat Chrysler is recalling 298,439 Darts in the United States, 20,117 in Canada, and 3,400 in Mexico to fix a shift cable that can detach from the transmission, […] The post Unhappy Journey: Fiat Chrysler Recalls a Slew of Dodge Darts for Potential Rollaway Issue appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Dart, Mexico, Canada, United States, Recalls, Fca, Autos, Dodge, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Dodge Dart, Dodge Darts, News Blog


Union Says Fiat Chrysler Ready to Pony Up for a New Product at Windsor Assembly

Hot on the heels of Fiat Chrysler’s announcement of a shift cut at its Windsor, Ontario minivan plant, officials from Canadian autoworkers’ union Unifor say the automaker has $355 million ready to invest in the facility. Last month, FCA told Unifor it would cut the plant’s third shift by the end of September, the result […] The post Union Says Fiat Chrysler Ready to Pony Up for a New Product at Windsor Assembly appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Fca, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Unifor, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, WINDSOR Ontario, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Windsor Assembly, Fiat Chrysler Ready


As Deals Start Appearing on JL Wranglers, Is it Time to Spring Into a Jeep?

Studies have shown that purchasing a new Jeep Wrangler is almost as stable an investment as buying gold. In terms of retaining value, the Wrangler is king, boasting a rate of depreciation that undercuts the industry average by half. With this in mind, it’s not common to see people shopping around, sniffing out boffo bargains […] The post As Deals Start Appearing on JL Wranglers, Is it Time to Spring Into a Jeep? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Discounts, Jeep, Incentives, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Jeep Wrangler, News Blog


Big, Old, and Cheap Helps Move Metal, Ram Dealers Claim

Fiat Chrysler doesn’t break down its Ram pickup sales figures for us wordy-typey slobs, so it isn’t easy to figure out just how much the held-over 1500 Classic has helped the brand’s soaring sales. FCA decided, last year, that the old-generation half-ton should remain in production, and not just to smooth things over while the […] The post Big, Old, and Cheap Helps Move Metal, Ram Dealers Claim appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Ram 1500, Ram 1500 Classic


Fiat Chrysler Ponies Up $110 Million to Soothe Angry Investors

A lawsuit filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles way back in 2015 has reached its conclusion. In order to temper the ire of shareholders angered by the company’s EcoDiesel blunder and earlier suspension recall controversy, FCA has agreed to hand over $110 million, closing the door on a contentious chapter of its history. The suit covered […] The post Fiat Chrysler Ponies Up $110 Million to Soothe Angry Investors appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Lawsuits, Autos, Fiat, Law And Order, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog


Domestic Truck Wars: No One Wants to Finish Last in Detroit

There’s a chill in the auto industry that wasn’t present a year ago. Sales are down compared to this time last year, with only a select few automakers posting year-to-date gains. Among members of the Detroit Three, volume loss is the order of the day. Over the first three months of 2019, Ford sales sank […] The post Domestic Truck Wars: No One Wants to Finish Last in Detroit appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Ford, Ram, Fca, Gm, Autos, Trucks, Detroit, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Detroit Three, Silverado, News Blog, Ford F-150


GM Plant Was in Fiat Chrysler’s Crosshairs, Report Claims

No one knows what the future of General Motors’ Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant holds, or if it even has a future after Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac CT6 production dries up in January 2020. In an alternate future, however, the plant would have swapped out the sign out front, replacing the GM logo with a Fiat Chrysler […] The post GM Plant Was in Fiat Chrysler’s Crosshairs, Report Claims appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Production, Fca, Gm, Plants, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Cadillac, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Chevrolet Impala, News Blog, Detroit-Hamtramck, General Motors Detroit Hamtramck assembly


Order a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition on April 4 and you could win $100,000

On April 4, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition will be available for preorder, but you better move fast because only 4,190 units will be produced. This past weekend, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Launch Edition that debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November will finally be available for purchase. Preordering, however, will only be open on Jeep 4x4 Day, April 4.
Tags: News, Los Angeles Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


Report: No Merger, but That Doesn’t Mean PSA and Fiat Chrysler Aren’t Planning a New Partnership

Like characters on a long-running TV show, PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler remain the topic of intense speculation as to when they’ll hook up. There’s been romance in the past, including that time in 2007 when they spent the night and walked away with a series of jointly-developed small vans. The children’s names were Peugeot […] The post Report: No Merger, but That Doesn’t Mean PSA and Fiat Chrysler Aren’t Planning a New Partnership appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Psa, Fca, Autos, Peugeot, Partnerships, Platforms, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, PSA Group, Joint Development, Fiat Chrysler Aren


Fiat Chrysler’s Windsor Minivan Plant to Cut Third Shift, Shed 1,500 Jobs As Canada’s Auto Sector Grows Increasingly Shaky

Union officials in Windsor, Ontario were blindsided Thursday afternoon by Fiat Chrysler’s announcement of job cuts at the company’s minivan plant. The automaker plans to cut a third shift at the plant, home to the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Pacifica, putting 1,500 out of work. It will be the first time the plant has […] The post Fiat Chrysler’s Windsor Minivan Plant to Cut Third Shift, Shed 1,500 Jobs As Canada’s Auto Sector Grows Increasingly Shaky appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Layoffs, Canada, Fca, Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Dodge Grand Caravan, FCA Canada, WINDSOR Ontario, News Blog, Union News, Windsor Assembly, Windsor Minivan Plant


Renault Reportedly Interested in FCA; Nissan Merger Still in the Works

Renault reportedly wants to restart merger talks with Nissan next year and is even considering a follow-up marriage with another automaker — possibly Fiat Chrysler. While the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance’s official goals for 2019 are difficult to pin down, a memorandum of understanding was recently established to improve corporate synergy and reassure the public that members can play nice […] The post Renault Reportedly Interested in FCA; Nissan Merger Still in the Works appeared first on ...
Tags: Auto Industry, Fca, Mergers, Autos, Fiat, Automotive Industry, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Renault, Industry News, Carlos Ghosn, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Business Strategy, News Blog, Hiroto Saikawa, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance


South America resists electric vehicles as local fuels remain in favor

"The future of Argentina's energy is natural gas," said Cristiano Rattazzi, who heads the country's unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, as well as its automakers trade group. Argentina's natural gas production is expected to increase dramatically as foreign oil companies and state-owned YPF pour investment into Vaca Muerta, one of the world's largest shale gas reserves.
Tags: Science, Argentina, South America, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Vaca Muerta, YPF, Cristiano Rattazzi


How Much Success Can Jeep Expect from the Gladiator?

As Fiat Chrysler prepares the Jeep Gladiator for its highly anticipated dealer debut, consumers are gearing up for the first midsize pickup conceived of outside the boundaries of established industry norms in quite some time. The Gladiator is very different from the competition. It looks like a modified Wrangler, has a removable windshield, soft or […] The post How Much Success Can Jeep Expect from the Gladiator? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Trucks, Pickup Trucks, Jeep, Fiat. Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Gladiator, Jeep Wrangler, News Blog, Midsize Pickups, Jeep Gladiator, 2020 Jeep Gladiator


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


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


Opioid Addiction to Be Part of UAW Contract Negotiations

Opioid addiction is on the rise in America and the United Auto Workers wants to confront the problem in its next round of collective bargaining. While the issue is most visible in parts of the Western United States, large pockets of the Midwest, South, and Northeast have cited an influx of drug overdoses since 2002. […] The post Opioid Addiction to Be Part of UAW Contract Negotiations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, America, Ford, Autos, Heroin, Drug Addiction, Northeast, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, UAW, United Auto Workers, Western United States, Midwest South, News Blog, Opioids, Fentanyl, Union News


Dodge Charger Concept Debuts This Weekend

Rampant speculation surrounds the Dodge Charger and the possibility it might eventually receive the same wide-body treatment applied to the Challenger SRT Hellcat and R/T Scat Pack. Last month, Mopar enthusiasts, claiming insider knowledge, said Dodge would have sedan versions ready for the 2020 model year. It wasn’t much to go on, but the automaker recently […] The post Dodge Charger Concept Debuts This Weekend appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Dodge, Concepts, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, News Blog, SRT, Widebody


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