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Dodge Dart Dies For 2017 Model Year

Well, we all knew this was coming. After announcing its death months ago, Fiat-Chrysler has now confirmed there will be no 2017 Dodge Dart. The 2016 model will be its last before the car darts back into the history books of FCA. Derived from the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, the Dodge Dart launched in mid-2012 as one of FCA's first joint…

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In New Marketing Campaign Dodge is Domestic... Not Domesticated

Dodge has unveiled a new marketing campaign with ads which feature the slogan "Domestic. Not Domesticated" with Metallica's song "Fuel" playing in the background. In one of the videos entitled "Warning" Dodge is portrayed as a drug, accompanied by a series of disclaimers similar to those used by pharmaceutical companies. Within the extended version of the video, a "ferocious" mechanical…

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FCA to Invest $1.5 Billion to Retool Sterling Heights Plant to Produce Ram 1500

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced today that it will be investing $1.48 billion to retool its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in order to produce the next generation body-on-frame version of the Ram 1500. As part of the announcement, FCA indicated that production of the Chrysler 200 sedan will end in December to allow the company to proceed with the changes. Ram…

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FCA Considering Large SUV, Midsize Pickup

Fiat-Chrysler is considering a full-size SUV based on the next-generation Ram platform. At least that is what Ram brand chief Mike Manley told the Detroit Free Press. Manley also confirmed suspicions that FCA is looking at the hot midsize pickup segment. An all-new Ram is expected to launch in January 2018, which will bring with it an upgraded version of…

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FCA Invests $1 Billion To Build New Jeeps

Fiat-Chrylser has solidified plans to build new Jeep's in Ohio and Illinois. The company has announced a cumulative $1 billion investment into its Toledo, Ohio and Belevidere, Illinois assembly plants to build upcoming Jeep products, including the new Wrangler. This announcement also confirms that the next-generation Wrangler will be staying in Toledo, which was under question after FCA CEO Sergio…

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CEO: Jeep Walking Fine Line With New Wrangler

Jeep CEO Mike Manley is always quick to refer to the Wrangler as the brand's "icon." While unquestionably a worthy moniker for the SUV, such status makes crafting the next Wrangler a delicate balance of modernization and maintaining heritage. In an interview with Automotive News Manley stated his directive with the 2018 Wrangler is fairly simple: don't screw it up.…

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Report: Jeep Going Upscale With New Wagoneer

The Jeep brand is apparently pushing upscale when the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer luxury SUV's launch sometime after 2019. According to a statement by Jeep chief Mike Manly to Automotive News the brand is going to "push the boundaries" of luxury with the two new products. Parent company FCA first promised the return of the iconic Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer…

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Next Dodge Challenger Could Spawn New Hellcat

A report out of Automobile Magazine is claiming that the next-generation Dodge Challenger could see the uber-powerful Hellcat model return for a second-generation. The rumor also includes additional power, in case the current car's 707 horsepower isn't quite enough. The next Challenger is expected to arrive in 2019. Like many of FCA's products, it will ride on the Alfa Romeo…

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Update: FCA to Investigate Jeep Grand Cherokee Accident That Claimed Life of Actor Anton Yelchin

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles spokesman Eric Mayne has informed the media that the company is planning a "thorough investigation" of the crash that killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin. Yelchin, who was most famous for playing Pavel Chekov in the reboot of the popular science fiction series, was found dead on Sunday after being pinned between his Grand Cherokee Laredo and…

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