Roy Lunn was a mechanical and aeronautical engineer who led development of the first Jeep Cherokee and Ford's original GT40. He helped pioneer unitized vehicle construction to help meet fuel economy requirements.
China's Great Wall Motor is interested in buying the Jeep brand and has reached out to Fiat Chrysler to see whether a deal can be negotiated. FCA said Monday it had not been approached by Great Wall in connection with the Jeep brand or any other matter relating to its business.
Dongfeng has no current plans to acquire all or part of FCA, Reuters reported. The company was one of several cited in an Automotive News report that said "a well-known Chinese automaker" had made an offer this month.