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Ram 1500: Older 'Classic' in line for an update
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5th Aug 2019
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Ram 1500: Older 'Classic' in line for an update

Ram could update its long-serving DS 1500 to extend its life as a cheaper, simpler foil to the high-tech fifth-generation currently on sale in the USA. Speaking at Fiat Chrysler's earnings call, FCA CEO Mike Manley said minor updates could be in store for the 1500 Classic (as it's known) to keep it relevant in the crowded North American pickup market.
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Scott Collie
2007-09 Dodge Nitro, 2008-09 Jeep Cherokee recalled
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5th Jul 2019
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2007-09 Dodge Nitro, 2008-09 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Australia has recalled the 2007-09 Dodge Nitro and 2008-09 Jeep Cherokee, over concerns about their tyre placards. According to the company, the placard on the Cherokee lists an incorrect load and speed rating, while the placard in the Nitro has the wrong speed rating and lacks a 'p-metric qualifier'. The incorrect information on the tyre placard could encourage owners to use their cars incorrectly, which could impact the safety of owners and other road users.
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Scott Collie
Fiat Chrysler and Renault in talks to revive merger - report
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10th Jun 2019
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Fiat Chrysler and Renault in talks to revive merger - report

High-level discussions are reportedly taking place between Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) aimed at reviving the merger between the two companies, and gaining the approval of Nissan, Renault's alliance partner. Three sources have told Reuters John Elkann, chairman of FCA, has had talks with Jean-Dominique Senard, Renault's chairman, and Thierry Bollore, the French automaker's CEO, about bringing the proposed merger between the two companies back to life.
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Derek Fung
Maserati will never go 100% electric - US boss
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6th May 2019
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Maserati will never go 100% electric - US boss

Maserati will move into the world of electrification, but its range will never be fully electric. That's according to Maserati USA boss Al Gardner, who confirmed the current range will be completely overturned by 2022. Speaking with MotorTrend, Gardner said Maserati is a "brand that needs combustion engines. It needs that raw emotion".
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Scott Collie
Fiat Chrysler teams with Tesla to avoid EU emissions fines
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8th Apr 2019
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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.
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Derek Fung