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Chrysler 300 SRT Core joins NSW Police fleet

The Chrylser 300 SRT Core has been announced as the newest member of the New South Wales Police Highway Patrol fleet, joining the BMW 530d. It's likely the V8-powered Chrysler 300 patrol vehicles will replace the outgoing V8 Holden Commodores, while the BMW serves the role previously occupied by six-cylinder Commodore police cars...

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Jeep expects Australia to be world number two for Grand Cherokee Trackhawk sales
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Jeep expects Australia to be world number two for Grand Cherokee Trackhawk sales

Jeep reckons Australia has a shot at being the world’s second-biggest market for the manic $134,900 (plus on-roads) Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, behind its native US. About 200 Australians have already put their money down, with the first 62 special edition models selling out in three weeks, before pricing was even announced...


Jeep Australia readying fightback, after shocking few years
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Jeep Australia readying fightback, after shocking few years

Jeep Australia says it is feeling revitalised and raring to rip into 2018 with a new model onslaught, following a few lean years of tanking sales, restricted new product offerings and a few image hits. The American SUV king was on top of the world in 2014, when it sold more than 30,000 new vehicles and almost knocked off Honda...


New 'There And Back' warranty program working for Jeep
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New 'There And Back' warranty program working for Jeep

It's early days, but it seems Jeep's commitment to customer service and the backing of its products in Australia through the new 'There And Back' guarantee, is working out. "This was never meant to be a silver bullet," FCA CEO Steve Zanlunghi told CarAdvice at the launch of the revised Grand Cherokee...


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk revealed, Australian arm keen
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk revealed, Australian arm keen

The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk has finally been revealed, fusing the supercharged heart of the Hellcat-badged Dodge Challenger and Charger with the more practical body of an SUV. Under the bonnet is a 6.2-litre supercharged V8, developing 527kW of power and 874Nm of torque...


Jeep Australia launches five-year warranty and lifetime roadside assist
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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...


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio: Australian launch confirmed for early next year
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio: Australian launch confirmed for early next year

The muscly new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV will make its Australian debut early next year, the Italian brand's local arm has confirmed. Speaking with press at the launch of the Giulia Quadrifoglio performance sedan, new Fiat Chrysler Australia chief Steve Zanlunghi said buyers can expect full Stelvio details to lob in late 2017, ahead of its market debut...


Alfa Romeo going properly premium in Australia: Big plans, no compromises
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Alfa Romeo going properly premium in Australia: Big plans, no compromises

It would not be accurate or fair to say that Alfa Romeo has disappeared in Australia, but the availability of only two models and just 665 sales this year has made it something of a phantom on the new-car market. In reality, the brand has been treading water. The Giulietta, although recently updated, is an ageing car that does not best represent the brand's aspirations...


New Fiat Chrysler Australia boss ready to turn local operation around: 'Work to do on customer perception'
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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...


Dodge Australia goes into hibernation
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Dodge Australia goes into hibernation

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia will put the Dodge brand on hold while it seeks future product from the iconic American brand. The new boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia, Steve Zanlunghi, says that once current stock for the Dodge Journey SUV runs out, the brand will go into hibernation before new product cases are made for our market...


Jeep not a ‘cute, funny, luxury or pretentious’ brand: New CEO planning image makeover
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Jeep not a ‘cute, funny, luxury or pretentious’ brand: New CEO planning image makeover

The new boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia is set to change the brand direction of Jeep locally as it seeks to go back to its brand roots and original values, ditching any association with being a funny or luxury brand...


Incoming new Alfa Romeos comparable to Maserati product, boss claims
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Incoming new Alfa Romeos comparable to Maserati product, boss claims

The new boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia says the upcoming revolution of Alfa Romeo will see the brand compete head-to-head with the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, with its future offerings more akin to Maserati than Alfa models of old...


2017 Abarth 124 Spider: Sharp launch pricing thanks to last-minute local finishing plans
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2017 Abarth 124 Spider: Sharp launch pricing thanks to last-minute local finishing plans

The all-new Abarth 124 Spider has gone on sale with a $43,500 drive-away price, but it took the timely application of some last-minute common sense for the Japanese-built Italian car to be positioned at such a sharp point. Originally, all Abarth 124 Spiders were destined to leave the Mazda factory in Hiroshima, Japan (the 124 is based on the Mazda MX-5) and head to Turin, Italy for final tuning and modifications, before then being sent all the way back to Australia...


Fiat Chrysler Australia announces new CEO, outgoing chief moves to Asia Pacific role
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Fiat Chrysler Australia announces new CEO, outgoing chief moves to Asia Pacific role

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced the appointment of a new President and CEO, Steve Zanlunghi. New York-born Zanlunghi, an American/Australian dual-citizen with a life-long history here, replaces native Detroiter Pat Dougherty, who came to the role in late 2014 and now moves to lead the company's parts and service operations for the wider Asia-Pacific region...