Great Wall Motor cooled prospects for a deal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, saying there are "big uncertainties" and it may not pursue a takeover of FCA's Jeep division.
Having never offered a compact sedan, Jeep now finds itself well poised in a market that's moving away from them.
Transport Canada says it's watching a U.S. investigation into complaints that about 105,000 Jeep Liberty SUVs from the 2012 model year have failing airbag control computers. There have been no complaints in Canada.
Fiat Chrysler Canada says pricing for the redesigned 2017 Jeep Compass will start at more than $26,000, while the compact crossover will become the second most-fuel efficient Jeep after the Renegade.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of failing to disclose use of software that allowed excess diesel emissions in about 104,000 U.S. pickups and utility vehicles from the past three model years.