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Official: Fiat-Chrysler shows its SEMA lineup

Filed under: Aftermarket, Concept Cars, SEMA Show, Performance, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, Ram Fiat Chrysler Automobiles already previewed its 2014 SEMA show lineup with some slick renders. Now, the automaker has finally showed us the actual cars, and among the group there are definitely some that stand out more than others. Dodge is really showing [...]

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NHTSA releases updated Takata airbag recalled cars list, but it still has errors

Filed under: Recalls, Safety, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pontiac, Subaru, Toyota Unfortunately, the government’s list still contains errors. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued an updated list of vehicle models that it’s urging owners to repair under the mushrooming Takata airbag inflator recall. The latest version adds vehicles [...]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls nearly 750k vehicles in two campaigns

Filed under: Coupe, Sedan, SUV, Recalls, Safety, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling a total of 747,817 vehicles in the US in two separate campaigns recently added to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration database. The first one covers about 434,581 units of the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango, and Jeep Grand [...]

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Chrysler teases upcoming outlay of SEMA cars

Filed under: Aftermarket, Concept Cars, SEMA Show, Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Truck, Hatchback, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, Ram Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is hauling a multitude of modified models to the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas this November, and the company is releasing the first teasing sketches of many of them. Unfortunately, FCA isn’t giving many [...]

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Weekly Recap: Aluminum spurs controversy for Ford, Chrysler

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Plants/Manufacturing, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Jeep, Ferrari Automakers are increasingly turning to aluminum as a way to cut weight and improve fuel economy. Aluminum was a flammable topic this week, and its use in the 2015 Ford F-150 and potential use in the future Jeep Wrangler ignited controversy. In both cases, it [...]

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Chrysler mum on Toledo Wrangler production after meeting Ohio leaders

Filed under: SUV, Plants/Manufacturing, Chrysler, Jeep, Off-Road “Fiat Chrysler remains committed to producing vehicles in Toledo and anticipates employment to remain at current levels.” The future of the iconic Jeep Wrangler in Toledo, OH, remains uncertain after a meeting Thursday between Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and Ohio government leaders. Marchionne met with Ohio officials [...]

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Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivan coming in 2015

Filed under: Hybrid, Minivan/Van, Chrysler, Electric Among the multitude of models that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced as part of its five-year production plan in May was a plug-in hybrid version of the Town & Country minivan for sometime in 2016. However, according to the latest pronouncement from company CEO Sergio Marchionne, that timetable may have [...]

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NHTSA investigating power modules on Chrysler Group SUVs and minivans

Filed under: Minivan/Van, SUV, Etc., Safety, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram The Center for Auto Safety is officially petitioning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to begin scrutinizing alleged problems with the totally integrated power module (TIPM) on about 24 Chrysler Group SUVs and minivans. The advocacy group claims that the part’s failure can cause affected [...]

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Chrysler recalls 350k vehicles over ignition switches

Filed under: Sedan, SUV, Wagon, Recalls, Crossover, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Chrysler has announced a recall covering 349,442 vehicles due to ignition switches that can either become stuck or move without warning. All of the affected vehicles are from the 2008 model year, and were built before May 12, 2008. The automaker has learned that ignition [...]

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Jeep Renegade’s development a template for new Fiat Chrysler Auto

Filed under: Crossover, Chrysler, Jeep, Design/Style “We figured we’d take the best of both worlds.” – Ralph Gilles. The international makeup of the 2015 Jeep Renegade will serve as a template for cooperation within the newly formed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Senior Vice President of Product Design Ralph Gilles said. The Renegade is Jeep’s first small [...]

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Five reasons to love, or hate, the culture of American cars

Filed under: Classics, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GM, GMC, Jeep, Lincoln, Pontiac, Tesla, Ram, Autoblog Black As enthusiasts, we love cars from all parts of the world. Whether they be supercars from Italy, luxury sedans from Germany or tiny urban runabouts from Japan, as long as they’re interesting and well-designed for their intended [...]

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Chrysler and Google launch virtual 200 factory tour [w/video]

Filed under: Sedan, Plants/Manufacturing, Marketing/Advertising, Technology, Videos, Chrysler Google is no stranger to showing off some of the most interesting automotive destinations in the world, like the museums for Lamborghini and Ducati, or even a Tesla showroom. However, it’s taking that technology even further with a new, in-depth look of the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant [...]

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Fiat Chrysler interested in Piaggio; Mahindra considering Peugeot Motorcycles?

Filed under: Chrysler, Motorcycle, Rumormill, MISC, Fiat We’re not yet ready to call it a trend, but rumors have been flying that a couple more major automakers have set their sights on motorcycle manufacturers to add to their portfolios. If they do, they’ll be following in the footsteps of the Volkswagen Group, which gobbled up [...]

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Fiat Chrysler global HQ lands in London’s ultra-posh West End

Filed under: Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Chrysler, Earnings/Financials, UK, Fiat It seems Fiat is bent on bolstering its image as a global automaker, as word has leaked out that the Italian/American conglomerate has chosen to locate its global headquarters in a rather swanky neighborhood in London. According to Bloomberg, the rental location on St. James Street in London’s [...]

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Are you the 2015 Chrysler 300?

Filed under: LA Auto Show, Sedan, Chrysler, Luxury When Chrysler showed us its hand and revealed its five-year product plan to the world, we learned that the updated 300 sedan will bow at the LA Auto Show in November. Now, thanks to Allpar, we might have our first (super grainy) look at the new sedan [...]

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Chrysler minivans under investigation for stalling after fuel refill

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Safety, Chrysler, Dodge According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, at least one man has reported that his 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan stalled unexpectedly on the highway shortly after being refueled. The unidentified man who contacted NHTSA regarding the issue cited as many as eight similar instances reported by other drivers. [...]

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