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2019 Jeep Renegade facelift revealed

The facelifted Jeep Renegade has been unveiled ahead of its first official presentation at the Turin motor show. If that sounds like an unusual place to launch a revised Jeep, remember the Renegade is produced primarily at Fiat Chrysler's plant in Melfi, Italy. The factory also produces the crossover's platform-mate, the Fiat 500X...

Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo not attending Paris motor show - report

If you're keeping track of the brands headed for the 2018 Paris motor show, you'll know Volkswagen, Ford, Opel and Nissan are all unlikely to make an appearance. Now, according to reports from France, we can add Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep to that list. According to a report in Auto Plus, the group won't be attending motor shows in future, unless there's a large, relevant launch accompanying it...

Jeep to expand to 11 models by 2022

As expected, Sergio Marchionne's last five-year plan as head of Fiat Chrysler will broaden the Jeep range, and push the brand into more market segments than ever before. At investor conference in Balocco, Italy, the Italian-American company has confirmed it wants to build a long-rumoured A/B-segment Jeep to slot in underneath the Renegade, which is currently the smallest Jeep and measures 4...

ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...

Fiat to end production in Italy - report

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is reportedly planning to end production of Fiat-branded cars in its Italian factories, with some model lines being scuttled and others moved overseas to lower-cost facilities. Bloomberg says Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne will announce the plan on June 1, 2018...

2004-07 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2004-07 Jeep 'KJ' Cherokee over concerns the rear suspension lower control arms could break. The manufacturer reports that affected vehicles may experience "excessive corrosion" on the rear control arm and, if broken, the vehicle could be harder to control – posing a hazard to drivers...

2018 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2018 'KL' Cherokee equipped with the 2.4-litre petrol engine over concerns a faulty fuel tube could cause a leak. According to Jeep, affected vehicles may be fitted with an "incorrectly manufactured" fuel tube, which may result in a fuel leak and "potentially a subsequent engine compartment fire"...

CarAdvice podcast 102: Would you ride in an autonomous vehicle? We talk to the NTC

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, rear-view cameras have become mandatory in the US, the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan has been revealed, Renault Australia has cut its warranty on RS models, and the Lotus Esprit's successor is due in 2020...

CarAdvice podcast 101: Ford Ranger v Mercedes-Benz X-Class!

This week's show has Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Kez Casey. In car news, pricing and specs for the 2018 Mini hatch and convertible, and BMW 2 series Active Tourer have been announced. The Jeep Wrangler Golden Eagle and Freedom Editions are coming to Australia, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Australian details are out, and the Skoda Karoq is now arriving in June...

Jeep Wrangler Golden Eagle, Freedom coming to Australia

Jeep has announced two limited-run JK Wrangler specials for Australia, designed to send the now-replaced off-roader into extinction on a high. A total of 270 units will be offered Down Under – 150 Golden Eagles, and 120 Freedom Editions. What's unique about them? We're getting there..

Jeep Grand Commander debuts in Beijing

The Jeep Grand Commander has been officially revealed and detailed for the Chinese market at the Beijing motor show. We've already seen the design of the exterior and interior, but the Grand Commander's public debut also brought new details of the company's first three-row SUV since the Commander of last decade. Jeep has confirmed the 2...