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New Dodge Barracuda, Charger, Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee Trackhawk shown to dealers - report
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New Dodge Barracuda, Charger, Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee Trackhawk shown to dealers - report

New and previously unseen models from the Dodge, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Fiat and Abarth ranges were reportedly displayed at a dealer meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, earlier this week. Some dealers have informed Automotive News that one of the most popular new models on show was the Dodge Barracuda convertible...


2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X Review : Jenolan Caves Weekender

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X Review : Jenolan Caves Weekender

The Jeep Wrangler - either you love it or you hate it, there's no middle ground. To be clear, I have long had both feet firmly planted on the love side of the fence. This is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X. Another day, another special edition... And to be honest if you've driven one Wrangler, you've pretty much driven them all...


2016 Jeep Cherokee lands new 2.2 diesel in Europe: Australian launch still to be confirmed
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2016 Jeep Cherokee lands new 2.2 diesel in Europe: Australian launch still to be confirmed

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee has come in for a handy powertrain update overseas, picking up Fiat Chrysler’s new 2.2 litre MultiJet II diesel engine. Produced at the company’s Pratola Serra plant in Italy, the new Euro 6-compliant engine is offered in two states of tune: 136kW and 147kW, both offering 440Nm of torque at 2500rpm...


Jeep Compass successor set for 2016 Geneva debut - report
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Jeep Compass successor set for 2016 Geneva debut - report

Fiat Chrysler executives have reportedly confirmed a new compact Jeep SUV will be unveiled early next year. AutoExpress reports the all-new model has been “penned in” for a Geneva motor show debut in March 2016 before going on sale in 2017. The compact SUV will replace both the Compass (below) and Patriot (above) models in Jeep’s global line-up, though AutoExpress believes the Compass name will be retained for the new model...


Jeep Cherokee recalled over power tailgate problem - UPDATE
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Jeep Cherokee recalled over power tailgate problem - UPDATE

Fiat Chrysler Australia has announced a recall for the 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee due to a problem with the power tailgate. According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's official site recalls.gov.au, the problem affects the Jeep Cherokee Longitude, Limited and Trailhawk models, as those variants are sold with a power-operated tailgate as standard...


Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee Blackhawk specials launched
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Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee Blackhawk specials launched

The Jeep Cherokee Blackhawk and Jeep Grand Cherokee Blackhawk special editions have arrived in Australia, bringing a host of sinister styling enhancements to the American brand’s top-selling SUVs. The Cherokee gets the Blackhawk treatment for the first time in Australia, while the Grand Cherokee Blackhawk returns for 2015 after previously proving popular with local buyers...


Jeep Cherokee hacked in the US, no stress for Aussie owners
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Jeep Cherokee hacked in the US, no stress for Aussie owners

Jeep’s all-new Cherokee has fallen victim to the scourge of hackers in the US this week, thanks to a software vulnerability in the company’s UConnect infotainment system. Luckily for Jeep and for owners of the new Cherokee, the discovery was made by security-minded hackers as part of a planned demonstration, in partnership with technology website Wired...


Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge capped-price servicing announced for Australia
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Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge capped-price servicing announced for Australia

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia has launched three of its brands into the capped-price servicing arena this week, announcing the Mopar Menu Priced Servicing (MPS) program. As its name suggests, the Mopar MPS program is specific to FCA’s American brands: Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge. The company’s other brands, the Italian duo of Fiat and Alfa Romeo, will get their own program later this year...


Top 10 biggest sales drops of 2015
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Top 10 biggest sales drops of 2015

What new vehicles have seen the biggest sales drops in 2015 to date? If you’re in the market for a new car, SUV or commercial, it can be valuable to know. After all, if a brand is struggling to sell one of its volume cars, there's every chance you could get yourself a good deal. Most of the cars on this list are pretty good vehicles...


Jeep Cherokee will keep controversial face in forthcoming update
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Jeep Cherokee will keep controversial face in forthcoming update

The mid-cycle update for the Jeep Cherokee, which is expected to debut in the middle of 2016, will retain the crossover's controversial looks, according to the brand's CEO. Not only did the latest-generation Cherokee shift to a front- and all-wheel drive car-based platform, but it also ditched the model's formerly square and sharp-edged looks for something much more organic...


Jeep Grand Cherokee five-star ANCAP rated
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Jeep Grand Cherokee five-star ANCAP rated

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has retroactively applied the maximum five-star safety rating to all Jeep Grand Cherokee models (bar the SRT8), dating back to March 2013 onwards. The changes factor in a range of upgrades introduced at the US factory from this period that saw the seat design and structure modified to meet crash requirements, thereby upping it from four stars...


Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat confirmed - report
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Hellcat confirmed - report

Will it be called the Hellcat? Or the Trackhawk? That's probably the biggest question that remains over a new high-performance version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee following reports that such a model has reportedly been confirmed for production According to US site Motor Authority, the hardcore Jeep Grand Cherokee model falls under the codename Project K, and it will use the same 6...


New Chrysler 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee and other models delayed
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New Chrysler 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee and other models delayed

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is delaying the all-new or redesigned versions of some of its most iconic vehicles, such as the Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee as the company moves to shift its resources elsewhere. Sources have informed Reuters that the Italian-American car maker is delaying work on some of its North American-made models as it concentrates on its upcoming relaunch of Alfa Romeo, which is set to get a brand new range of rear-wheel drive vehicles...


Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will have optional Hellcat engine - report
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will have optional Hellcat engine - report

Reports suggest that the current SRT model will be rebranded as the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and may have the option of the supercharged Hellcat engine. Late last year, Allpar reported that Fiat Chrysler (FCA) had trademarked the Trackhawk name. Just as the Trailhawk moniker is being used to specify off-roading versions of certain Jeep models, the Trackhawk badge would be used to denote performance-oriented Jeep models...


Fiat Chrysler boss asked GM for a merger, was rebuffed - report
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Fiat Chrysler boss asked GM for a merger, was rebuffed - report

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, reportedly asked his counterpart at General Motors, Mary Barra, about the possibility of merger earlier this year, but was turned down. A report in The New York Times claims that in March of this year, Marchionne sent Barra an email requesting a meeting to talk about a potential merger between the two automakers...


Next-generation Jeep Wrangler will not have an all aluminium body
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Next-generation Jeep Wrangler will not have an all aluminium body

The next-generation Jeep Wrangler will not have an all aluminium body as had previously been speculated. In comments to Automotive News, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, said: "A large portion of that vehicle [the new Wrangler] will be aluminium. It will not be all aluminium...


Jeep developing luxury Range Rover rival, reveals boss
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Jeep developing luxury Range Rover rival, reveals boss

Jeep is currently developing the most luxurious model in its history to compete with premium SUV benchmark Range Rover. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne made the confession to Bloomberg this week, admitting that the iconic American SUV specialist was missing a big opportunity by not having a flagship luxury model to headline its range...


Fiat Chrysler Australia prices rise as Australian dollar continues dive
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Fiat Chrysler Australia prices rise as Australian dollar continues dive

The Australian dollar’s continued downward spiral relative to the greenback has forced Fiat Chrysler Australia to raise the price of six models in its stable, delivering increases of up to 4.9 per cent. The price rises, officially introduced in March, affect the Abarth 595, Alfa Romeo MiTo, Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont, and Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee line-ups, with increases ranging from $500 to $2000...


Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled
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Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled

A number of current-generation Jeep Grand Cherokees were recalled this week over a potential issue with the fuel pump relay. The recall campaign affects 14,527 Grand Cherokees — 2011 model-year diesel versions, and 2012-13 petrol models. The issue is down to the potential for a failure in the fuel pump relay within the Totally Integrated Power Module - 7 (TIPM-7) electronic control unit...


2014 Jeep Patriot: Week with Review
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2014 Jeep Patriot: Week with Review

Shopping for a badge before the car? James takes a look at the entry-level Jeep Patriot to see if the little SUV deserves the seven-bar grille.