Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days
FOLLOW US
Chelsea Truck Company open for business in Sydney

Most Recent posts

Chelsea Truck Company open for business in Sydney

Aftermarket modifier the Chelsea Truck Company has landed in Australia and is open for business, with a showroom and workshop located in Sydney. The renowned British brand is part of a group of companies, including Kahn Design and Project Kahn, founded by automotive designer Afzal Kahn...

Recent Posts
Fiat Chrysler Australia, government deny report of local emissions investigation
22
Comments

Fiat Chrysler Australia, government deny report of local emissions investigation

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), with government support, has hit back at a report today that an investigation has been started in relation to the emissions figures claimed for its diesel models. The report, published by News Corp website news.com...


2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
15
Comments

2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee pricing and specs
82
Comments

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee pricing and specs

The updated 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee range is now on sale in Australia, bringing a refreshed look and new equipment to the popular nameplate. Kicking off at $47,500 for the entry-level Laredo V6 petrol with rear-wheel drive and climbing to $91,000 for the V8-powered SRT performance hero, prices for the Grand Cherokee have risen by a marginal $500-$1000 depending on variant...


Screw your stupid hidden door handles!
129
Comments

Screw your stupid hidden door handles!

What's with the disappearing rear door handles? Modern car designers seem to be getting more and more enamoured with the idea that making the rear doors of cars appear as though they're missing entrance levers is in some way sleek, modern or - God forbid - cool. It isn't. Door handles are important and they should be there for all to see and feel...


Every Jeep must be capable of off-road work, Compass designer says
6
Comments

Every Jeep must be capable of off-road work, Compass designer says

It would seem that a new model destined for the small SUV segment - where vehicles rarely see a dirt road let alone any serious off-road action - doesn’t really need to be a capable weapon in the bush, but the chief designer of the Jeep Compass disagrees. “We have to respect the capability of what it is expected to do and what it has to do within the design,” Vince Galante said at the launch of the all-new 2017 Jeep Cherokee...


No hybrid Jeep Compass or seven-seater anytime soon
10
Comments

No hybrid Jeep Compass or seven-seater anytime soon

At this week's launch of the 2017 Jeep Compass in the United States, it was made clear to Australian journalists that Jeep won't be releasing a hybrid - or alternative powertrain - version of its small SUV anytime soon. “Could we do it in the future? Sure," Jim Lyijynen, Chief Engineer for Jeep Compass told the assembled Australian media...


2017 Jeep Compass review
Rating: 810 /10
Read Review

2017 Jeep Compass review

The new 2017 Jeep Compass completes a promise Jeep made in 2009 – to dramatically revise everything in its product portfolio. The Compass though will have to fight it out in the most competitive segment of them all – small SUV.

Priced At
$35,500

2018 Jeep Compass detailed for Australia
41
Comments

2018 Jeep Compass detailed for Australia

The all-new 2018 Jeep Compass will land in Australia in the fourth quarter of this year and, while we don't have exact pricing and specification details as yet, we did manage to find out some crucial local information during this week's international first drive in the United States...


Jeep Australia launches five-year warranty and lifetime roadside assist
115
Comments

Jeep Australia launches five-year warranty and lifetime roadside assist

The new boss of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia, Steve Zanlunghi, has made his mark today with the launch of an improved 'Jeep There and Back' warranty and service deal. All new MY17 Jeep models sold in Australia will now be offered with a transferrable five-year warranty, lifetime roadside assistance and a capped-price servicing schedule as standard, the brand's parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed today...


Jeep Grand Cherokee 'Trackhawk' heading to New York – report
21
Comments

Jeep Grand Cherokee 'Trackhawk' heading to New York – report

The upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT 'Trackhawk' will make its debut at the New York motor show in April – according to a new report out of the US. Motor Authority says a "reliable source" has confirmed the Hellcat-powered SUV will be revealed alongside the all-out Dodge Challenger SRT Demon...


Alfa Romeo platform confirmed for new Jeep, Maserati, Dodge models
13
Comments

Alfa Romeo platform confirmed for new Jeep, Maserati, Dodge models

The platform of the Alfa Romeo Giulia will be used to underpin models from other brands within the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) empire, the company's boss, Sergio Marchionne, has confirmed. The outspoken Canadian-Italian boss told Automotive News that the rear- and all-wheel drive Giorgio platform, used by the both Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover, will be used on large Jeeps, Dodge's next-generation of rear-wheel drive cars, and "the whole Maserati development beyond 2018"...


German authorities seeking recall for Fiats with 'illegal' shut-off devices – report
28
Comments

German authorities seeking recall for Fiats with 'illegal' shut-off devices – report

Germany's transport minister wants to take Fiat models that breach emissions regulations off the market, according to a new report by German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. In the article, translated by Automotive News Europe, German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt said the European Commission must ensure Fiat vehicles that do not comply with pollution regulations are pulled from sale...


Fiat Chrysler denies using diesel emission defeat devices
68
Comments

Fiat Chrysler denies using diesel emission defeat devices

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has lashed out at the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for alleging that his company violated the Clean Air Act. The allegations are that it fit, and failed to disclose, engine management software designed to alter NOx emissions from its 3...


FCA confirms Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, Pickup Truck and US$1 billion investment in US production facilities
13
Comments

FCA confirms Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, Pickup Truck and US$1 billion investment in US production facilities

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US has confirmed several upcoming Jeep models along with a US$1 billion ($1.37 billion) investment into its Michigan and Ohio production facilities. The Jeep Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer and 'Pickup Truck' – likely to be the dual-cab ute based on the next-generation Wrangler off-roader and likely on the radar for Australia – have been confirmed to commence production by 2020, which should see the addition of 2000 American jobs...


The oldest 'new' cars on sale today
118
Comments

The oldest 'new' cars on sale today

There have been some big-name retirements in the automotive landscape recently – the most prominent of them being the Land Rover Defender. But there are some other models out there that have been kicking around for quite a while, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the oldest ‘new’ cars still on sale...


Jeep Grand Wagoneer could be delayed by cash, factory problems - report
14
Comments

Jeep Grand Wagoneer could be delayed by cash, factory problems - report

Development of the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer has reportedly stalled, with the company said to be refocusing its efforts on more important models. Supplier sources have told Automotive News' Fiat Chrysler (FCA) correspondent that development Grand Wagoneer has been put on hold. Many believe that the new Grand Wagoneer, as currently envisioned, will share its platform with the next-generation Grand Cherokee...


Fiat Chrysler chooses CES over Detroit for techy new debut - report
2
Comments

Fiat Chrysler chooses CES over Detroit for techy new debut - report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will stage a big unveiling at next month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a new report suggests, instead of the following week's Detroit motor show - the biggest motor show on America's calendar...


New Fiat Chrysler Australia boss ready to turn local operation around: 'Work to do on customer perception'
113
Comments

New Fiat Chrysler Australia boss ready to turn local operation around: 'Work to do on customer perception'

"I had a pretty good idea of what I was getting into," says new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia boss, Steve Zanlunghi, about the challenge he faces in righting the ship. Announced as Pat Dougherty's successor in August, Zanlunghi quickly went about tearing down what he considered a "cute, funny" marketing campaign in the Jeep brand's "You bought a Jeep?" series of TV commercials...


2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for fire risk: 62 vehicles affected
25
Comments

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for fire risk: 62 vehicles affected

Jeep has issued a recall for 62 of its 2016 model-year Grand Cherokees for a fuel leak that could pose a fire hazard. The affected models may have a damaged fuel rail crossover tube as a result of a manufacturing fault. If the condition occurs, the fuel rail crossover tube could leak fuel and cause a fire in the engine bay...