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2019 RAM 1500 Classic Warlock special edition: badass style without the whoop

If you like the looks of blacked-out badass trucks without the cost of a desert racer, FCA announced the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock, a special edition pickup that focuses on appearance with only a touch of additional off-road capability. The post 2019 RAM 1500 Classic Warlock special edition: badass style without the whoop appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Fca, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ram Trucks, 2019 RAM 1500 Classic Warlock


FCA Paid $77 Million in Civil Penalties to Sell Cars People Actually Want to Buy

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles paid $77 million in U.S. civil penalties late last year due to its failure to adhere to 2016 model year fuel economy requirements. In December, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a report claiming the industry faced millions in fines from 2016 and that one manufacturer was expected to pay […] The post FCA Paid $77 Million in Civil Penalties to Sell Cars People Actually Want to Buy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Industry, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Fiat, Dodge, Cafe, Fuel Economy, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Nhtsa, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Fuel Mandates


Trucks, Trucks, and More Trucks: FCA Boss Has a Midsize on His Mind

Between last month’s Detroit show and the ongoing Chicago vehicle extravaganza, pickups trucks currently occupy about 93.7 percent of the average American’s mind. While your author can easily visualize himself in a 2020 Subaru Legacy, that AWD sedan is certainly not the buzz generator in anyone’s social circle. Mike Manley knows trucks, as his company […] The post Trucks, Trucks, and More Trucks: FCA Boss Has a Midsize on His Mind appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Chicago, Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Detroit, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Midsize Trucks


C Is for Chassis: Ram’s Biggest Goes to Work

Dropping its third truck shoe for 2019, Ram unveiled its light- and medium-duty chassis cab options at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday. Built to take on whatever application the buyers chooses, the stripped-down trucks offer up the same updates seen on the 2019 Ram HD, including its newly upgraded Cummins inline-six diesel. Offered in […] The post C Is for Chassis: Ram’s Biggest Goes to Work appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Chicago Auto Show, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Cummins, News Blog, Ram Chassis Cab, 2019 Ram chassis cab, Chassic Cabs, Ram 4500, Ram 5500


Fiat Chrysler Celebrates 35 Years of the Minivan

At this point in history, minivans have become an acquired taste. Just like fine scotch and the silkiest of smooth jazz, there are those who appreciate the minivan and those who don’t — likely due to some tragic flaw within their genetic makeup. However, Fiat Chrysler still gets the minivan and, as a reminder to […] The post Fiat Chrysler Celebrates 35 Years of the Minivan appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Caravan, Special Editions, Fiat Chrysler, Chrysler Pacifica, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Dodge Grand Caravan, Pacifica Hybrid, News Blog, Minivans, Anniversary Editions, 35th Anniversary Edition Chrysler Pacifica, 35th Anniversary Edition Dodge Caravan


What is Uconnect?

Car companies owned by Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles often advertise a feature named Uconnect. It's a robust infotainment system that groups your car's entertainment, connectivity, and navigation features into a single piece of software. The post What is Uconnect? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Ram, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Uconnect, Infotainment Systems


The Internal Combustion-only Dodge Challenger’s Days Are Numbered, Manley Says

Are the 66,716 Americans who helped take the venerable Dodge Challenger to a new sales record in 2018 just Luddites, rebelling against a rising tide of electrification and autonomy? Maybe, but the era of a Challenger line powered solely by gasoline is drawing to a close. Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley addressed the muscle car’s […] The post The Internal Combustion-only Dodge Challenger’s Days Are Numbered, Manley Says appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Dodge, Hybrid, Fiat Chrysler, Electrification, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley, Dodge Charger, Manley, Dodge Challenger, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Dodge Challenger 's Days Are Numbered Manley Says


Everyone who's telling you that Tesla is influencing the rest of the auto industry is completely wrong (TSLA)

Tesla is routinely considered to be influencing the traditional auto industry. Tesla has exerted some influence, but it has been relatively modest in the grand scheme of things. Auto executives are too busy dealing with real business problems to worry about Tesla — and if Tesla did become truly influential, the traditional industry could quickly develop and sell millions of electric vehicles. If you follow Tesla and the company's endless flurry of news, non-news, rumor, innuendo, and Twitteri...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Elon Musk, California, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ford, Gm, Tokyo, Chevy, Electric, Nissan, Detroit, Cadillac


A top Wall Street auto analyst just called out Ford for falling behind GM. But there's nothing wrong with second place. (GM, F)

Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas published a research note contrasting GM's and Ford's prospects. He rightly touted GM for its leadership and execution. But he underestimated Ford's tenacity and experience being No. 2 in the US market. On Thursday, as the media-and-Wall-Street aspects of the Detroit auto show were winding down, Morgan Stanley auto analyst Adam Jonas published a research note in which he praised General Motors' business and leadership and made some accurate — yet harsh — poin...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Vw, Ford, Mary Barra, Gm, Chrysler, Morgan Stanley, Detroit, Jonas, Henry Ford, Cadillac, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


‘The Brand Has Seen Some Softening,’ Is One of the Most Accurate Statements Chrysler Has Ever Made About Chrysler

“When I look at the new Imperial,” Chrysler Corporation chairman Lee Iacocca said in 1980, “I see an electronic marvel.” He may have been reaching. “We understand the speed with which we have to act,” Chrysler Group CEO Bob Nardelli said in mid-2008, months before Chrysler’s collapse showed that whatever understanding there was did not […] The post ‘The Brand Has Seen Some Softening,’ Is One of the Most Accurate Statements Chrysler Has Ever Made About Chrysler appeared first on The Truth About C...
Tags: Sales, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Lee Iacocca, Chrysler Group, News Blog, Bob Nardelli, Imperial Chrysler Corporation


IPG May Lay Off More Than 200 Detroit-Area Employees After Losing Fiat Chrysler Media Business

One month after auto giant Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sent its North American media planning and buying account to Publicis Groupe's Starcom, incumbent IPG officially confirmed that it may go through a large-scale round of layoffs across Mediabrands, Reprise and UM, which previously held the account. Crain's Detroit first reported the news. UM had been North...
Tags: General, Advertising, Detroit, Crain, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Publicis Groupe, IPG, Starcom


Ram and Jeep EcoDiesel Owners Stand to Earn a Nice Little Bonus in Fiat Chrysler Settlement: Report

As we told you yesterday, a settlement in Fiat Chrysler’s diesel quandary could come any day. Today, we’re telling you it could come, well, today. According to sources who spoke to the New York Times, FCA plans to settle a 2017 Justice Department lawsuit by making a collection of 104,000 trucks and SUVs greener, while […] The post Ram and Jeep EcoDiesel Owners Stand to Earn a Nice Little Bonus in Fiat Chrysler Settlement: Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Lawsuit, Government, Green, Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Law And Order, Diesel, Justice Department, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, EcoDiesel, New York Times FCA


QOTD: Ready to Throw a Shade of Green on Fiat Chrysler?

Yesterday brought two snippets of news concerning your tax dollars and lovers of virtuous cars. The first being an across-the-board price drop at Tesla aimed at countering the company’s reduced EV tax credit; the second, General Motors’ confirmation that time’s running out for the $7,500 bounty on its own vehicles. Nissan’s next in line to […] The post QOTD: Ready to Throw a Shade of Green on Fiat Chrysler? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Tesla, Green, Autos, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, Qotd, Electrification, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Question of the Day


Rumors and Omissions: Chrysler’s Product Future Remains Hazy, but Might Not Be As Threadbare As You Think

The once-mighty Chrysler brand is not a purveyor of niche sports cars, so its two-vehicle lineup continues to draw attention to itself. To call its lineup sparse would be an understatement. Still, despite a change in its priorities (sparked by the ascension of Jeep and Ram), Fiat Chrysler’s not giving up on the 93-year-old brand. […] The post Rumors and Omissions: Chrysler’s Product Future Remains Hazy, but Might Not Be As Threadbare As You Think appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Production, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Rumors, Crossovers, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning


The CEO of Argo AI, a self-driving startup backed by Ford, reveals the one thing that is absolutely necessary for an autonomous driving company to survive (F)

The CEO of Argo AI Bryan Salesky said he thinks that self-driving companies must partner with major automakers. Salesky said it's too hard to go it alone without an automaker's expertise and scale. In 2017, Ford invested $1 billion in Argo AI. The past few years have been good for entrepreneurs who were early to the self-driving car game. In the aftermath of the financial crisis, markets were focused on the overall health of the auto industry after the bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrys...
Tags: Google, Facebook, China, US, Trends, General Motors, Ford, Darpa, Gm, Chrysler, Bill Ford, Detroit, Argo, Carnegie Mellon University, John Krafcik, Pittsburgh


A Straight-six for Fiat Chrysler’s Big Guys?

For moving mountains of metal, Fiat Chrysler has no shortage of motivators. Larger vehicles scattered across the automaker’s various brands already have plenty of choice in powerplants, from the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 to the 5.7 and 6.4-liter V8s. There’s a supercharged 6.2-liter offered in a number of flavors should those mills prove too pokey. As […] The post A Straight-six for Fiat Chrysler’s Big Guys? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ram, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Engines, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning


Fiat Chrysler Sends Its $950 Million North American Media Business to Publicis Groupe’s Starcom

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles completed a six-month review of its North American media business by awarding responsibility for the company's most important global market to Publicis Groupe's Starcom, according to parties familiar with the matter. The assignment encompasses media buying and planning for all of Fiat Chrysler's brands, which include Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and Ram. The...
Tags: Advertising, Accounts, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Publicis Groupe, Starcom


Fiat Chrysler Sends Its $950 Million U.S. Media Business to Publicis Groupe’s Starcom

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles completed a six-month review of its U.S. media business by awarding responsibility for the company's most important global market to Publicis Groupe's Starcom, according to parties familiar with the matter. The assignment encompasses media buying and planning for all of Fiat Chrysler's brands, which include Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and Ram. The other...
Tags: Advertising, Accounts, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Publicis Groupe, Starcom


Automotive Roundup: Renault-Nissan, FCA, Waymo, VW, Uber & Lyft

Welcome to brandchannel‘s first Automotive Roundup, a recurring column that will highlight news, developments and trends in the marketing and advertising of cars, SUVs, trucks and the industry’s latest technologies, including autonomous driving. In today’s edition, we look at the troubles at the top for Nissan-Renault, Fiat Chrysler’s plan for a new assembly plant in Detroit, Waymo’s next step on its self-driving journey, Volkswagen’s vast remake, and auto-sales prospects for this year and 2019...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Japan, Uncategorized, Advertising, US, General Motors, Automotive, Vw, Ford, Gm, Tokyo, Bmw, Volkswagen


FCA’s Manley Taps Amazon Exec as COO for North America

Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley, thrust unexpectedly into the leader’s chair following Sergio Marchionne’s death in early July, has called on a former Amazon executive to serve as chief operating officer. The automaker announced Thursday that Mark Stewart, 51, ex Vice President of Operations for the online commerce giant, will take on the role of […] The post FCA’s Manley Taps Amazon Exec as COO for North America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Amazon, People, Fca, Autos, North America, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley, Executives, Mark Stewart, News Blog, Executive Shuffle, Manley Taps Amazon Exec


Fiat Chrysler will reopen a factory in Detroit to build more SUVs: Report (FCAU)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will upgrade a factory in the Detroit area to build SUVs, the Detroit News reported. The FCA factory has been out of action since 2012. The US auto market has shifted toward SUVs over passenger cars in the past few years, and FCA has been ahead of the curve on retiring its sedans. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will re-open a factory that it took offline in 2012, the Detroit News reported Thursday. The plant, which formerly made engines, will come out of mothballs to serv...
Tags: Facebook, US, Trends, Fca, Detroit, Fiat Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, Auburn Hills, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Detroit News, Chevy Silverados


Spied: 2020 Ram HD, Your Conservative Alternative to GM Design Experiments

The Ford Super Duty line grew fairly grotesque in its latest iteration, and yesterday’s reveal of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD turned some people’s hair white with fright. I’ll admit the Chevy’s design works (looks better than the Silverado 1500, IMHO), but it’s jarring nonetheless. With so much styling excess on hand, this writer often […] The post Spied: 2020 Ram HD, Your Conservative Alternative to GM Design Experiments appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Ram, Fca, Autos, Chevy, Trucks, New Cars, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Ram HD, 2020 Ram 2500, 2020 Ram 3500, 2020 Ram HD


The Six-figure Jeep Already Exists – Just Overseas

When Jeep finally rolls out the Grand Wagoneer early next decade, there’s a chance buyers might fork over upwards of $100,000 for the hulking luxo-ute, depending on trim. Two years before ascending to the CEO’s office, then-Jeep head Mike Manley speculated that, if the vehicle was right, people might spend up to $140,000 on a […] The post The Six-figure Jeep Already Exists – Just Overseas appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, SUVs, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley, News Blog, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Trackhawk


Jeep Gladiator Pickup Truck Is Star of Los Angeles Auto Show

The new Jeep Gladiator is already the hit of the Los Angeles Auto Show—before the event is even open to the general public. In a mashup that is surely made in heaven for many fans of Fiat Chrysler’s most popular brand, the company unveiled a new Jeep-branded, mid-size pickup truck in the press preview for the show, meant as another way to extend the Jeep franchise while complementing FCA’s Ram full-size pickup truck line. With sales of the new Gladiator—and its distinctive Jeep grill—the compan...
Tags: California, Advertising, US, Los Angeles, General Motors, Automotive, Porsche, Ford, Ram, Fca, Toyota, Lincoln, Volkswagen, La Auto Show, Honda, Los Angeles Auto Show


As GM cuts in US, Fiat Chrysler invests in Italian plants

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said Thursday that its plants in Italy would return to full employment with a 5 billion-euro ($5.7 billion) investment in new cars and engine technology, including a fully electric version of... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Milan, US, Ap, Italy, Gm, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


2020 Jeep Gladiator: A Lineup Forms Outside the F&I Office

The midsize truck market’s explosive growth has already brought the Ford Ranger back to our spacious skies and amber waves of grain. However, Jeep thinks America the Beautiful wants a midsize truck that tackles the purple mountains’ majesties while looking down upon the fruited plains. Enter the 2020 Jeep Gladiator; the vehicle that Jeep calls […] The post 2020 Jeep Gladiator: A Lineup Forms Outside the F&I Office appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Fca, Autos, La Auto Show, Trucks, New Cars, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Jeep Pickup, Product Planning, Jeep Gladiator, 2020 Jeep Gladiator


Jeep Wrangler drivers report 'death wobble' on highways

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says the Jeep Wrangler issue is not a safety problem. It can arise when certain vehicles hit a bump at highway speeds.            [Author: Detroit Free Press]
Tags: News, Detroit Free Press, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles


Get Yer Fiats Out: Hilariously Unlikely FCA Marketing Tie-up Includes an Unfortunate Typo

Some police operations are only made possible by the inclusion of vehicles with 164 horsepower, a (debatably) has-been reggae/pop singer, and the guy from Dune. The latest marketing coup, if it can be called that, on Fiat Chrysler’s plate involves these three elements, combined with an ’80s-themed, Crockett & Tubbs-like storyline and a hysterical typo […] The post Get Yer Fiats Out: Hilariously Unlikely FCA Marketing Tie-up Includes an Unfortunate Typo appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Autos, Fiat, Synchronicity, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Fiat 124 Spider, Black Hat Caught In a High Treetop, Don't Stand So Close To Me, Crockett Tubbs


2019 Ram 1500 Aces Crash Tests, Stymied by Headlights

You win some, you lose some. For Fiat Chrysler, the new Ram 1500 represents more of a win, both in terms of quality, drive experience, and especially crash ratings, which just rolled in from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The previous-generation 1500 lost marks in two areas: driver-side small-overlap front impacts (a weakness it […] The post 2019 Ram 1500 Aces Crash Tests, Stymied by Headlights appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Ram, Fca, Autos, Trucks, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, IIHS, News Blog, Ram 1500, Crash Tests, 2019 Ram 1500 safety


Severe Weather Obliterates Hundreds of New Maseratis in Italy

Mother Nature took out her anger on Fiat Chrysler earlier this week, using floodwaters to set hundreds of new vehicles ablaze at the Port of Savona. Italy has been subjected to savage weather this week, putting just about all of Venice underwater and blasting the rest of northern region of with extreme winds and precipitation. According […] The post Severe Weather Obliterates Hundreds of New Maseratis in Italy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Italy, Fca, Autos, Flooding, Venice, Mother Nature, Fiat Chrysler, Maserati, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Car fires, Port of Savona Italy