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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 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...

CarAdvice podcast 43: Geneva motor show!

Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens are in the studio this week. Included in car news is the PSA takeover of Opel, Volkswagen Australia applying ‘firm pressure’ on factory for safer Amarok, the 2017 Peugeot 3008 wins European Car of the Year, Mitsubishi Lancer future in doubt, Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, KTM X-Bow is on sale in Australia...

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

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...

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

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

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

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"...

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...