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Jeep Electrifies Renegade & Compass With Plug-In Hybrid Powertrains

The Jeep Renegade and Compass are going green in 2020.  However, Jeep isn’t exactly jumping on the typical EV bandwagon.  Both plug-in hybrids feature a revolutionary electric all-wheel drive system. Jeep found a better way to make a lasting impression at the Geneva International Motor Show recently. The brand unveiled two new plug-in hybrid versions of the Jeep Renegade and Compass for all the world to see. Yes, you read that right. After dominating last year’s headlines with the all-new Glad...
Tags: Fca, Autos, Audi, Car Tech, Jeep, Phev, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA, FCA US LLC, Geneva International Motor Show, Car News, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR


How do the midsize trucks stack up?

Ford's the latest in the segment with its new Ranger, but what else in out there? Check out my round-up at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Ford, Gm, Autos, Toyota, Trucks, Chevrolet, Nissan, Jeep, Off-road Driving, Gmc, Jil McIntosh


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


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


Jeep’s smallest SUVs go the plug-in hybrid route for more efficient off-roading

The Jeep Renegade and Compass get plug-in hybrid powertrains for the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Jeep claims this will not only improve gas mileage, but also make the pint-sized SUVs perform better off-road. The post Jeep’s smallest SUVs go the plug-in hybrid route for more efficient off-roading appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Plug-In Hybrids, Jeep, Jeep Renegade, Geneva Motor Show Jeep, Jeep Compass, 2019 Geneva Motor Show


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


FCA Will Spend $4.5 Billion in Michigan to Build Electrified Jeep Wagoneer, Three-Row Jeep

Fiat Chrysler just announced a $4.5 billion investment in Michigan manufacturing facilities, including a new one in the city of Detroit set to build an “all-new three-row full-size Jeep SUV,” as well as investment in five other plants, one of which will build the next-gen Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer—both…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fca, Michigan, Detroit, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chysler


Fiat Chrysler Goes on a Cash-flinging Spree, Promises $4.5 Billion for Plants, 6,500 Michigan Jobs

Fiat Chrysler’s Tuesday announcement will surely make it the darling among domestic automakers, especially in the eye of a certain American president. To fund the creation of new and next-generation models, most of them Jeeps, FCA is committing $4.6 billion to numerous Michigan plants, $1.6 billion of which will flow to Detroit’s Mack Avenue Engine […] The post Fiat Chrysler Goes on a Cash-flinging Spree, Promises $4.5 Billion for Plants, 6,500 Michigan Jobs appeared first on The Truth About Car...
Tags: Production, Ram, Fca, Autos, Michigan, Trucks, Detroit, SUVs, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Product Planning, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Future Models


2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – The First-ever Cool Hybrid

I want first to apologize to the Jeep owners of northern Columbus, and by extension all brethren of the seven-slot grille everywhere. In my week driving this 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, I neglected to properly wave in most cases. It’s a Jeep thing, and apparently I don’t understand. I suppose it’s an ethical thing — […] The post 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited – The First-ever Cool Hybrid appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Car Reviews, Columbus, Jeep, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, JL, Jeep JL


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


Jeep Partners with OneRepublic for “More Than Just Words” Super Bowl Ad Campaign

The brand launched its second video as part of their 2019 Super Bowl Ad Campaign. “More Than Just Words,” leads up to the Big Game with a visual narration of "The Star-Spangled Banner." The song serves as the catalyst that takes viewers on an unexpected musical and visual odyssey, with images splashing across the screen representing the song’s lyrics. Jeep brand vehicles embody the spirit of the brand through the pillars of freedom, adventure, authenticity and passion."We're delighted to co...
Tags: Featured, Advertising, Automotive, Dallas, Jeep, Onerepublic, Mark Toia, Olivier Francois, Ryan Tedder, Super Bowl Ad, Richards Group, Anne Strock, Super Bowl 2019 LIII, JeepAgency, Richards GroupProduction Company, Mark ToiaPost


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


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


Fiat Chrysler Nears Settlement Over Dirty Diesel Allegations

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is on the cusp of reaching a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over undeclared emissions control software that allowed 104,000 diesel vehicles to pollute beyond legal limits. The settlement is expected to include significant civil penalties and fines to account for the excess diesel emissions while also covering claims from the […] The post Fiat Chrysler Nears Settlement Over Dirty Diesel Allegations appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Regulation, Ram, Fca, Lawsuits, Autos, Emissions, Justice Department, Jeep, Fiat. Chrysler, U S Justice Department, News Blog, EcoDiesel, Hot Legal Action, Eco Diesel


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


Ace of Base: 2020 Jeep Gladiator

You knew this one was coming. The unveiling of Jeep’s first truck in nigh thirty years was a widely anticipated event at the L.A. Auto Show, with our man on the ground reporting at the time that neither man nor beast could get handy to the media area. Gaining admission during the reveal was only slightly […] The post Ace of Base: 2020 Jeep Gladiator appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: 2020, Autos, Truck, Jeep, Gladiator, News Blog, Towing, Ace of Base, Jeep Gladiator


The best cars for the snow

Snow can be an absolute pain if your vehicle isn't optimized to handle that sort of terrain. If brutal snowstorms are an annual part of your life, we recommend you pick up one of these winter-ready vehicles. The post The best cars for the snow appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Tesla, Volvo, Subaru, Jeep, Buying Guides, Winter Driving, Best Of Everything


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


Report: Fiat Chrysler to Open ‘New’ Assembly Plant in Detroit

While General Motors is busy “unallocating” some of its plants, Fiat Chrysler is opening a new one. How’s that for optics? The company will reportedly convert an existing facility, the so-called Mack Avenue Engine II plant, one which began making small V6 engines in the year 2000 but was idled about five years ago. This […] The post Report: Fiat Chrysler to Open ‘New’ Assembly Plant in Detroit appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Autos, Manufacturing, Detroit, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Jefferson, News Blog, New Plant, Mack Avenue, Mack Engine


2020 Jeep Gladiator: The Warrior Emerges

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator sends a clear message to the competition.  However, this is not the first time we have seen the Gladiator namesake.  Join us for a brief walk through history, then an in-depth look at the 2020 Jeep Gladiator.  The debut of Miracle on 34th Street. Christian Dior’s “New Look” for women. The Doomsday Clock. Chuck Yeager flies faster than sound and David Bowie is born. 1947 was a year of firsts. On the automotive front, Army veteran John C. Hennessy Jr. brings the first Vol...
Tags: America, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, United States, David Bowie, Army, Autos, Detroit Lions, Toyota, Volkswagen, La Auto Show, Yankees, Chevy Colorado, Jeep, Overland, Dana


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


2018 Los Angeles Auto Show Recap – Move Aside, Mobility, the Cars Were the Stars

Outside of a Nissan-hosted panel preceding the first media day, the typically mobility discussion was muted at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show (and even that panel wasn’t nearly as eye-roll inducing as the usual Ford pronouncements — at least this panel included actual experts making reasonable points, even if I disagree with some of […] The post 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show Recap – Move Aside, Mobility, the Cars Were the Stars appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Porsche, Ford, Editorials, Autos, La Auto Show, Honda, Los Angeles Auto Show, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Jeep, Gladiator, Kia Soul, News Blog, Mazda 3, Honda Passport


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


The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is the convertible pickup truck of your dreams

Jeep introduced the long-promised Wrangler-based pickup truck at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Named Gladiator, the model was designed to conquer the great outdoors, not for the construction site. The post The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is the convertible pickup truck of your dreams appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, La Auto Show, Los Angeles Auto Show, Pickup Trucks, Jeep, 2018 Los Angeles auto show


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


Fiat Chrysler Substituting Fiat Production, Adding More Jeeps in Italy

During Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne’s final days, he said his company would begin prioritizing Jeep production in Europe. This of course comes at the expense of the Fiat brand, which lost a sizable hunk of the European market after 2009 and appears to be outright failing in the United States. While the brand gained […] The post Fiat Chrysler Substituting Fiat Production, Adding More Jeeps in Italy appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Jobs, Strategy, Industry, United States, Factories, Italy, Fca, Autos, Fiat, Automotive Industry, Jeep, Fiat. Chrysler, Industry News, Sergio Marchionne, Maserati


QOTD: Would Hummer Sell Today?

Here’s the thing: as readers and writers – and not CEOs held responsible for a raft of employees and shareholders – we can play armchair quarterback about product planning to our heart’s content. Jeep is currently in the throes of selling their wares with the speed of proverbial hotcakes. Responding in kind is Ford, who […] The post QOTD: Would Hummer Sell Today? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Gm, Autos, Jeep, Hummer, Bronco, News Blog


Jeep’s outdoorsy Gladiator pickup truck bares it all ahead of schedule

Jeep will introduce the long-promised Wrangler-based pickup truck at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Named Gladiator, the model was designed to conquer the great outdoors, not for the construction site. The post Jeep’s outdoorsy Gladiator pickup truck bares it all ahead of schedule appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, La Auto Show, Los Angeles Auto Show, Pickup Trucks, Jeep, 2018 Los Angeles auto show


In Leaked Pics, a Gladiator Enters the Arena

This, apparently, is it. The Jeep Wrangler pickup, which we just learned will resurrect the Gladiator name from the dustbin of Jeep’s past. Details and very pleasing images of the model, scheduled for an L.A. debut at the end of the month, were apparently posted to Fiat Chrysler’s media site for a brief time, during […] The post In Leaked Pics, a Gladiator Enters the Arena appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Jeep, Fiat Chrysler, Jeep Wrangler, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator