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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

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...

Brands that lost the most sales in 2016

The Australian new car market hit an all-time sales high last year, up two per cent to nearly 1.18 million units. Many brands experienced record highs, substantial yearly growth, or both. But some went the other direction. Brands that lost out in 2016, by volume, include: Jeep – down 11,798 units to 12,620 The American icon had a bad time in 2016, almost halving its sales over the previous year and falling behind the likes of Isuzu Ute and Land Rover...

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

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

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'

"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

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...

2019 Jeep Wrangler ute to feature Australian input and local testing

The Jeep Wrangler ute is coming, with an international debut due in 2018, and Australia has been firmly involved in the initial engineering design process. Jeep is currently working on the next-generation JL Jeep Wrangler, which is expected to launch in the USA during 2017 and will form the basis for the new Wrangler ute...

2015-16 Jeep Wrangler recalled for airbag fix: 838 vehicles affected

Jeep has issued a recall for 838 of its 2015 and 2016 model-year 'JK' Wrangler off-roaders over concerns a faulty sensor could cause an airbag deployment failure in a crash. According to the manufacturer, the front impact sensor wires on these vehicles may become detached in the event of a crash before the 'impact signal' is recorded by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)...

Jeep working on entry four-wheel-drive Renegade for Australia

With sales of the four-wheel-drive Jeep Renegade Trailhawk accounting for around 14 per cent of local numbers, Jeep is in the process of working on a non-Trailhawk version to meet consumer demand. FCA Australia boss Steve Zanlunghi told CarAdvice that Jeep was working on a business case to bring a non-Trailhawk four-wheel-drive version of the Renegade to Australia, based on its success in Europe...