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REVIEW: 2020 Jeep Gladiator first drive

Jeep has nailed it good and proper with its all-new Gladiator. This is an exceptional pick-up truck, unique in its ability to go where few if any rivals can while at the same time offering all the utility and ride comfort of the very best in the segment...

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2020 Jeep Gladiator review
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2020 Jeep Gladiator review

It's staggering that Jeep has waited more than two decades before offering a new pick-up truck, but as the saying goes, it's been worth the wait, because the all-new Gladiator might just be the new benchmark in the segment.


Fiat Chrysler teams with Tesla to avoid EU emissions fines
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Fiat Chrysler teams with Tesla to avoid EU emissions fines

With EU emissions regulations tightening up in the next few years, some automakers have begun to embrace partial or full electrification as a way of avoid hefty fines. Although Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has announced plans to launch make Maserati a largely electric brand, add plug-in hybrids to its Jeep range, and make the next-generation Fiat 500 fully electric, none of these moves will help much in the short term...


2019 Easter Jeep Safari walkaround: M715

Each year the Jeep and Mopar brands get to create a handful of custom-built concept vehicles they take to the Easter Jeep Safari where thousands of off-road enthusiasts gather to get down and dirty on some of the most technical off-roading on some of the most demanding terrain in the United States – Moab, Utah, from April 13-21...


2019 Easter Jeep Safari concepts: Gladiator and more!

Each year the Jeep and Mopar brands get to create a handful of custom-built concept vehicles they take to the Easter Jeep Safari where thousands of off-road enthusiasts gather to get down and dirty on some of the most technical off-roading on some of the most demanding terrain in the United States – Moab, Utah, from April 13-21...


Jeep Gladiator: Limited-run Launch Edition sold out in 24 hours
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Jeep Gladiator: Limited-run Launch Edition sold out in 24 hours

Long before most US buyers have even seen the all-new Jeep Gladiator, let alone driven one, a run of 4190 limited-run Launch Editions have sold out. And they were on sale for just 24 hours. Mind, the lucky buyers likely never stepped outside their front door to order their car: the pre-order process involved a dedicated online Gladiator Concierge, as well as connecting with a local Jeep dealer...


Jeep Grand Cherokee S-Limited, S-Overland on sale from $71,450
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Jeep Grand Cherokee S-Limited, S-Overland on sale from $71,450

Jeep Australia has released a pair of special Grand Cherokee editions, dubbed the S-Limited and S-Overland. Priced from $71,450 and $82,950 respectively before on-road costs, both versions bring a suite of cosmetic and equipment upgrades to the trim levels on which they're based, while the S-Limited also marks the return of V8 power in the core Grand Cherokee range...


2019 April Fools Day Wrap
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2019 April Fools Day Wrap

We already had a couple of gags yesterday for April Fools Day, but numerous manufacturers had a bit of fun as well. Here's a wrap of some of the best, and wildest jokes the automotive industry had to offer on April 1, 2019. Toyota HiAce PieAce Convertible To celebrate its new HiAce van, Toyota Australia says it has developed a new limited-edition convertible version of - just! - 2019 cars...


Nissan CEO unaware of Renault's desire to pursue merger with Fiat Chrysler
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Nissan CEO unaware of Renault's desire to pursue merger with Fiat Chrysler

Sources have told The Financial Times Renault is hoping to start merger talks with Nissan within 12 months, and then work on purchasing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). According to wire reports (via Automotive News), when Saikawa was asked about whether he knew about Renault's reported plans, he replied, "not at all"...


Fiat Chrysler turned down Peugeot's merger offer - report
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Fiat Chrysler turned down Peugeot's merger offer - report

The PSA Group reportedly approached Fiat Chrysler (FCA) about a merger as early as this year's Detroit motor show in January, only to be rebuffed by the American-Italian company. Sources have told The Wall Street Journal the offer was rejected by FCA, and talks about a possible combination have not recommenced...


Peugeot family ready to back further acquisitions
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Peugeot family ready to back further acquisitions

The PSA Group, which currently owns the Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands, is open to acquiring a few more marques for its portfolio, and it has the backing of one of its biggest shareholders. At the recent Geneva motor show, Carlos Tavares, CEO of the PSA Group, said he would "love to [have discussions] with people who are looking for deals"...


2018 Jeep Wrangler recalled
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2018 Jeep Wrangler recalled

Jeep Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year 'JL' Wrangler of concerns of a steering fault. The American SUV specialist reports affected vehicles could have 'foreign debris' inside the steering shaft rubber boot, and could cause binding in the shaft...


Fiat Chrysler 'very open' to mergers, partnerships, joint ventures
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Fiat Chrysler 'very open' to mergers, partnerships, joint ventures

Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley has confirmed the carmaker is "very open" to working with other manufacturers in essentially any form, as he looks for "any deal that would make Fiat stronger". Speaking with Automotive News at the Geneva motor show, he confirmed he's "very open" to working with other car makers in any way, shape or form, and is amenable to "any deal that would make Fiat stronger"...


Sergio Marchionne voted 'World Car Person of the Year'
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Sergio Marchionne voted 'World Car Person of the Year'

Sergio Marchionne has been voted '2018 World Car Person of the Year' by the World Car Awards jury, after his sudden passing in July last year. The award was voted on this week by more than 80 jurors from 24 countries, and was presented to Marchionne's replacement as Fiat Chrysler chairman and chief executive, Mike Manley...


Jeep Renegade and Compass plug-in hybrids revealed
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Jeep Renegade and Compass plug-in hybrids revealed

Plug-in hybrid versions of the Jeep Renegade and Jeep Compass have been revealed at the 2019 Geneva motor show, as Fiat Chrysler continues to push electrified power with the Jeep brand. Under the bonnet of both plug-in hybrid crossovers will be a turbocharged 1.3-litre petrol engine. An electric motor for the rear axle allows for on-demand all-wheel drive...


2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport Si4 v Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk comparison
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2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport Si4 v Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk comparison

If you want something a little more adept off-road than your typical road-biased SUV, one of these two might fit the bill. Maybe you want to do some off-road adventuring, but you don’t want to throw the baby out with the bathwater. And maybe you’re more realistic about what you’re actually going to do, rather than what you’re aspiring to do...


2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk v Land Rover Discovery Sport Si4 comparison
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2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk v Land Rover Discovery Sport Si4 comparison

Going off-road is great fun. Something off-road capable can open up a lot of doors to places you were otherwise unable to visit. It changes a vehicle from being a conduit between A and B, into a ticket to adventure. But, having a proper 4WD does come with compromises. Take it from me: while great off-road, my own 4WD is abhorrent to park, loud and noisy, and is eons away from being a capable commuter...


Fiat Chrysler launching car-sharing service using Jeep brand
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Fiat Chrysler launching car-sharing service using Jeep brand

Fiat Chrysler is preparing to launch a three-month car-sharing trial for North American Jeep owners, as part of a partnership with Avis. According to reporting in The Detroit News, the company is partnering with Avis Budget Group on a three-month subscription service, allowing owners to swap their cars for other vehicles in the FCA umbrella...


2019 Hyundai Tucson Elite petrol AWD v Jeep Compass Limited petrol
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2019 Hyundai Tucson Elite petrol AWD v Jeep Compass Limited petrol

You could say Jeep needs a new Compass. The US 4x4 brand has lost its way in recent years, haemorrhaging sales locally for three successive years. It hasn’t helped that its Cherokee model that launched in 2013 has struggled to fire in the all-important medium-SUV segment...


2019 Jeep Wrangler pricing and specs - UPDATE
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2019 Jeep Wrangler pricing and specs - UPDATE

Jeep Australia has revealed pricing and specs for the 2019 JL Wrangler, available in two body styles and three trim levels Down Under when it arrives in April this year. The range will kick off with the Sport S, powered by a 209kW/347Nm 3.6-litre V6 engine mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission...