Jeep Goes Green with Electrified Models

The Jeep brand is reducing its environmental footprint through electrification

Merger to Put Most FCA Cars on PSA Platforms

PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles say two PSA platforms will carry two-thirds of all small cars made by the companies after they merge.

Toyota RAV4 Named Japan Car of the Year

The Toyota RAV4 crossover has been designated Japan Car of the Year for 2019.

FCA Recalls SUVs for Engine Stalling

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is calling back 698,000 SUVs worldwide to again fix a fuel pump problem that could cause the engine to stall or refuse to start.

Domestics, Hyundai/Kia Dominate N. American Vehicle Finalists

U.S. nameplates account for five of the nine finalists vying for the 2020 North American Car, Truck and Utility vehicles of the year awards.

New ’Vette, Ram HD, Kia Telluride Win Motor Trend Awards

Motor Trend has named the Chevrolet Corvette, Ram Heavy Duty pickup and Kia Telluride SUV/crossover vehicle as its Car, Truck and SUV of the year, respectively.

Merged FCA-PSA Would Maintain Current Brands

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group plan to maintain all current brands under their proposed merger, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares tells French television station BMF Business.

FCA to Build Battery Assembly Plant in Italy

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV says it will open a €50 million ($56 million) plant next year at its Mirafiori complex in Turin, Italy, to make batteries from purchased cells.

FCA, AM General Partner on Gladiator Military Truck

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and defense contractor AM General LLC are developing a military version of the Jeep Gladiator midsize pickup truck.  

Volkswagen Cross Sport: Coming to Chattanooga

Continuing its plan to “Drive Bigger,” Volkswagen of America is going to start producing the Atlas Cross Sport midsize SUV in Tennessee

Lightening Up Through Topology Optimization

Products can be lighter and better through the application of topology optimization. However, they might look somewhat different. . .

U.S. Domestic Brand Quarterly Sales Rise 1%

Third-quarter sales of traditional U.S. domestic brand cars and light trucks advanced 1% to 1.88 million cars, light trucks and SUV/crossovers, according to the companies.

Ford Patents Convertible Pickup Design

Ford Motor Co. has received a U.S. patent for a removable truck roof that, the company says, can be installed or taken off by a single person.

FCA Manager Indicted in U.S. for Diesel Cheating

A senior Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV manager has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit for conspiring to mislead regulators about an illegal emission control system used by its U.S. diesels.

Semi-Finalists Chosen for N. American Vehicle Awards

Fifty North American journalists have chosen semi-finalists for the North American car, truck and utility vehicles of the year.

INEOS Automotive & the Grenadier

A new automotive company will be making a no-nonsense 4x4. And it is not an EV startup.

FCA to Test Vehicle-to-Grid Tech in Italy

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to test electric vehicle-to-grid connectivity in Italy next year with a fleet of at least 500 electric cars.

Audi Concept Envisions EV Off-Roader

Audi AG says its all-electric AI:Trail concept could preview aspects of future off-road SUVs.

AutoPacific: What the IVAs Say

  You might be surprised what OEMs aren’t paying attention to

New Land Rover Defender Sizes Up, Adds Tech

Land Rover Ltd.’s all-new Defender SUV is larger, more comfortable and much more technically advanced than the previous model, which was discontinued in 2016 after a 67-year run.

Mopar Makes It Special

For those who are modifying an FCA vehicle, there is only one word they need to know: Mopar

Nissan’s Infiniti Brand Sales Chief Leaves

Karim Habib, who has headed design for Nissan Motor Co.’s Infiniti luxury brand, is leaving to pursue “other opportunities,” the company says.

FCA Focuses On Small Cars, EVs for Europe

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will revamp the center of its European product lineup around its two best-selling models, the 500 city car and Panda mini crossover, Autocar reports.

Work Begins on FCA’s New Detroit Assembly Plant

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has begun erecting a new paint shop on a site in Detroit that will house the city’s first new assembly plant in nearly 30 years.