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Jeep Wrangler Owners File Class-Action Lawsuit Over 'Death Wobble'

A Jeep Wrangler owner has filed a class-action lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles over allegations the automaker ignored a safety issue related to the vehicle's steering system.  Filed Wednesday on behalf of Clair Reynolds, a New Jersey resident, alleges a "defectively designed and/or manufactured front axle and damping system" causes the steering wheel to shake violently at highway speeds or when…

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Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Returns for 2020

For some time Ram was the only half-ton pickup in the U.S. that offered a diesel engine option, but that option went away after parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was accused of cheating on diesel emissions. However, those matters have been resolved so the diesel is finally in the redesigned Ram 1500.  Ram announced yesterday a redesigned version of the company's…

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FCA CEO Wants Ram Midsize Pickup

Light truck sales are hitting all-time highs and that isn't going unnoticed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley. The chief executive made it clear on the company's recent earnings call that he wants the Ram brand to develop a midsize pickup sooner rather than later.  Automotive News reports Manley stated the Ram brand is "focused on solving a metric…

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2020 Jeep Gladiator Priced From $35,040

According to Fiat Chrysler, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator now has a starting price of $35,040 including destination. The price tag puts this midsize pickup in a league of its own, but that comes as little surprise given this pickup is just a Jeep Wrangler with a pickup truck bed.  The Gladiator's price point comes in about $2,000 higher than the…

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FCA Still Undecided on Ram Midsize Pickup

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has provided weakened guidance regarding its projected profits and free cash flow for this year. The announcement came laced with one interesting nugget of information regarding the possibility of a midsize pickup truck.  Last June FCA, under the leadership of former CEO Sergio Marchionne, rolled out its multi-year plan for each brand. When discussing the future of…

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Ram Joins Trick Tailgate Game

Not only are the truck wars heating up, but so are the tailgate wars. Ram has decided to join in on the trick tailgate game with its new Multifunction Tailgate, which will be offered on the Ram 1500 going forward.  Intended to be an answer to the GMC Sierra's Multi-Pro tailgate, Ram's opens via a 60/40 split, giving folks easier…

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Dodge Goes Green With 2019 Challenger, Charger

The folks over at Dodge try really hard to bring color to our lives through their products. The brand of bright colors is adding another for 2019 by bringing back the very-green Sublime paint hue on the 2019 Challenger and Charger.  Specifically, buyers will be able to select the Sublime option on the 2019 Charger Scat Pack, Charger Hellcat, Challenger T/A…

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Next Dodge Challenger Will Utilize Electric Assist

The days of the supercharged V-8 engine may be nearing an end at Fiat Chrysler. Company CEO Mike Manley says the next-generation of the company's muscle cars will likely utilize electrification to get big power.  Speaking with The Detroit News on the sidelines of the Detroit Auto Show, Manley said the 13-year old LX chassis that underpins the current Challenger--along with its…

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