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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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Update: Steering Wheel Shortage Disrupts Production of Jeep Cherokee & Grand Cherokee

Automotive News is reporting that production of the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee is being disrupted as a result of a shortage in the supply of steering wheels. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed that shifts have been shortened and cancelled at its Toledo North Assembly and Jefferson North Assembly plants while the company attempts to address the situation. Manufactured at…

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Jeep Wrangler Could Gain 300 HP Turbo Four-Cylinder

Even the legendary Jeep Wrangler is not exempt from fuel economy improvements, which are likely to occur in part through the use of a new turbo four-cylinder engine. Citing sources familiar with FCA's product plans, Automotive News states that the engine--codenamed Hurricane--could produce up to 300 horsepower and feature an aluminum block. The key for FCA with the Wrangler redesign…

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Fiat Chrysler Outlines Plans to Increase Jeep & Ram Production

Speaking today at its Windsor Assembly Plant, FCA chief executive Sergio Marchionne provided details of the automaker's plans to refocus its operations in North America to prioritize production of its Jeeps SUVs and Ram pickups. The changes are expected to take 18 months. Marchionne indicated that its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant would be retooled near the end of 2016 to…

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Fiat Chrysler Recalling 1.1 Million Vehicles for Rollaway Issue

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles issued a recall on Friday which will affect as many as 1.1 million cars and SUVs. FCA indicated that the issue involves the potential for rollaway after drivers have exited their vehicles. The recall includes the 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans and the 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles. An estimated 811,000 of the…

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Ram teases something with "serious horsepower"

Call us intrigued Ram. The truck maker just teased a photo on twitter of something they say will 'add some serious horsepower to their lineup. However, what is it? Well, recent spy shots have shown what could be a Hellcat Ram pickup, but the headlights in the teaser suggest it will be something else. The headlights most likely mean it…

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