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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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Viper Enters Final Model Year (Again)

The writing has been on the wall for awhile now, but FCA has officially confirmed the Dodge Viper will end production after the 2017 model-year. The last model-year will begin production on June 24th in Detroit with a host of limited-edition models. Since the Viper began production in 1992, over 30,000 copies have been produced. However, as we all remember,…

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New Dodge Journey Delayed, Going Italian?

Citing supplier sources, a report out this morning suggests that Fiat-Chrysler will import the next-generation 2019 Dodge Journey crossover from Italy. The move would free up production capacity in North America for FCA to build more trucks and Jeeps, while also better utilize FCA's European plants. The next Journey is expected to transition to the Alfa Romeo Giulia's new platform,…

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Mopar To Offer Limited Edition, Accessorized Ram Rebel

Fiat Chrysler Automobile's Mopar brand has announced that it will be offering a limited run of 500 customized versions of its 2016 Ram Rebel. Available beginning this summer, the Mopar '16 Ram Rebel 4x4 will be priced from $53,655. The pickup truck will come equipped with FCA's standard 5.7L V8 and eight speed automatic transmission. The special edition will be…

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Camaro and Mustang Best Challenger in IIHS Crash Tests

Results of crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on the V8-equipped 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang show that the Challenger is trailing its rivals. The Challenger, which has earned the distinction of being the fastest and most powerful coupe among the three muscle cars, earned two “good,” two “acceptable” and one “marginal” rating…

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