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Jeep pickup is due in 2018, Compass replacement this yearMon, 27, Jun 2016
A Wrangler-based pickup will appear in early 2018, while the replacement for the Jeep Compass and Patriot due late this year will keep one of those names, Jeep head Mike Manley said. Dsv
Limited editions mark Viper's final yearMon, 27, Jun 2016
The Dodge Viper will head into the paddock permanently in 2017 but not before the brand offers five limited editions of the hand-built sports coupe.
Array of levers and dials complicates a once-simple functionMon, 27, Jun 2016
The death of 27-year-old Star Trek actor who was pinned to his death by his own Jeep Grand Cherokee has brought scrutiny to a driving function that has changed with the advance of electronic controls. Putting a vehicle into park is more complicated than it used to be.
FCA accused of concealing defect in Jeep Grand CherokeeThu, 23, Jun 2016
Jeep Grand Cherokee owners filed suit in California against Fiat Chrysler, accusing the company of concealing and failing to fix a shifter design defect linked to driverless rollaway accidents, including the death this week of "Star Trek" actor Anton Yelchin.
Fiat Chrysler, GM, Toyota near deals to resume Venezuela outputThu, 23, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler, GM and Toyota are close to agreeing to resume car production in Venezuela after the government allowed them to sell output in dollars, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the talks.
Jeep Compass, Patriot replacement due early next yearThu, 23, Jun 2016
The single vehicle replacing the Jeep Compass and Patriot will debut in late September in Brazil and will retain one of the two names, Jeep brand head Mike Manley said Thursday. The vehicle, known internally as the C-SUV, is not delayed and will be shown in the U.S. at the L.A. Auto Show in November. It will go sale in the U.S. in early 2017. Jeep has also set a hard date for the introduction of a long-awaited Wrangler-based pickup: Early 2018.
FCA dealers get software to prevent rollaways of recalled Jeep Grand CherokeesWed, 22, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler sent dealers new software allowing them to install a software-based “Auto Park” feature in 2014-15 Jeep Grand Cherokees intended to prevent the vehicles from moving when the driver's side door is open and the shifter is not in park. The automaker will begin notifying owners of the recalled SUVs beginning Friday.
FCA recalls 13,092 Maserati cars for rollaway riskThu, 23, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler's Maserati unit is recalling 13,092 Quattroporte and Ghibli luxury cars from the 2014 model year because they may roll away after drivers mistakenly believe they have engaged the vehicles in 'park' mode.
Kia leads industry in J.D. Power quality studyWed, 22, Jun 2016
Kia overtook Porsche to lead the industry in J.D. Power's annual report card on vehicle quality, marking the first time in 27 years that a nonpremium brand has topped the list. Kia, with 83 problems reported per 100 vehicles, joins Toyota as the only nonpremium brands to have finished first in the 30-year history of the Initial Quality Study.
Jeep to produce Compass, Patriot into 2017 model yearMon, 20, Jun 2016
Jeep will extend production of the Compass and Patriot into the 2017 model year as it prepares to build a successor in Mexico in early 2017, Automotive News has learned.
FCA will stop equipping new vehicles with Takata airbags slated for recallTue, 21, Jun 2016
Fiat Chrysler said it will soon cease equipping new vehicles with the type of Takata airbag inflators that U.S. auto safety regulators said must all be recalled by the end of 2019.
FCA launches latest Chrysler Pacifica ads with comedian Jim GaffiganTue, 21, Jun 2016
The latest chapter of Chrysler's Pacifica “Dad Brand” campaign launched over Father's Day weekend. The spots feature actor and comedian Jim Gaffigan, who also appeared in the campaign's first set of videos in April.