Tag: fca

New Detroit Jeep Plant a Done Deal; Incentives to Flow

Detroit City Council wrapped up a lengthy day of voting and approvals Tuesday, paving the way for a $2.5 billion Fiat Chrysler investment in two east-side assembly plants. Part of the deal involves a complex series of land swaps benefitting both FCA and the land-rich Moroun family, plus a raft of tax incentives bound for […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: 2019 American Sports Cars, Ace of Base Edition

<img data-attachment-id="1674552" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl.png" data-orig-size="925,453" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Dodge Challenger" data-image-description=" FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-450×220.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-610×299.png” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1674552 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-610×299.png” alt width=”610″ height=”299″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-610×299.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-75×37.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-450×220.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-768×376.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl-120×59.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/chl.png 925w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Buy/Drive/Burn returns this week with three American sports cars in their most basic, purest form. The Big Three […]

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Recall Redux: Fiat Chrysler Calls Back 600,000 Vehicles for Problems You’ve Already Heard About

Sudden stalls. Tailgates that open on their own. These issues formed the basis of two Fiat Chrysler recalls in 2018, and, one year later, history is repeating itself. On Friday, the automaker called back roughly 600,000 Chrysler Pacifica minivans and Ram pickups for the same ghost-in-the-machine phenomena that led to the earlier recalls. Included in […]

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Rare Rides: The 1978 Innocenti Mini Is Both De Tomaso and Bertone

<img data-attachment-id="1672908" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3.jpg" data-orig-size="620,332" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Innocenti Mini De Tomaso" data-image-description=" https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/innocenti/mini/1978/551092?fbclid=IwAR0XMpk3WGqLZWqzC0p9f53tw2vdoHN_ox5zhQkkS_4lI-CVLXhK6Mk_ZSE ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3-450×241.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3-610×327.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1672908 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3-610×327.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”327″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3-610×327.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3-75×40.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3-450×241.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3-120×64.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cd_61342_autoscout-61342-5628603_12_3.jpg 620w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Rare Rides returns again to De Tomaso, shortly after it covered the obscure Guarà Barchetta. This time, the subject vehicle […]

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Maserati Promises Not to Go All Electric on Us

<img data-attachment-id="1669262" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range-e1557248836461.jpg" data-orig-size="3935,2696" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range" data-image-description=" maserati ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range-e1554922007365-450×308.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range-e1554922007365-610×418.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1669262″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range-e1554922007365-610×418.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”418″> Maserati promises it will steer clear of widespread electrification. And yet, it’s unclear whether this is part of a bold corporate strategy that sees electrification as the less-promising path forward, or simply the result of […]

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Thinking Caps On: Before Buyers Get Their Hands on It, Ram’s Midsize Pickup First Needs a Platform

<img data-attachment-id="1663698" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge.jpg" data-orig-size="6000,4000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1549707201","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"112","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.003125","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 RAM 1500 Ram badge" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1663698 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 RAM 1500 Ram badge” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-RAM-1500-Ram-badge-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Fiat Chrysler remains adamant […]

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With Land Deals Wrapped Up, Fiat Chrysler Moves Ahead With Jeep Product Bonanza

Wrangling between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the city of Detroit, and a prolific landowner reached an end on Friday, with all three parties signing deals designed to bring more Jeeps to the city. As part of a $4.5 plant investment strategy announced in February, FCA wants to convert its Mack Avenue Engine Complex into an automobile […]

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Mopar’s Hellephant Is Already Sold Out

Remember when we told you you could purchase Fiat Chrysler’s beastly, 1,000-horsepower Hellephant crate engine last week? Well, you’ve missed the window. After just a few days of availability, Mopar’s mightiest engine is entirely sold out. According to Allpar, FCA’s inventory was depleted within 48 hours of pre-orders opening for “Hemi Day” (April 26th) after third-party sources […]

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Fiat Chrysler confirms full-year targets even as weaker sales hit first-quarter profits

FILE PHOTO: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) headquarters are seen in Turin, Italy, July 21, 2018. REUTERS/Massimo Pinca MILAN (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler (FCA) on Friday confirmed its targets for this year despite reporting a 29 percent fall in first-quarter operating profit as sales and margins weakened in its North American profit center. Chief Executive Mike […]

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Fiat Kills Off a Truck That’s Not Really a Fiat

Perhaps to its misfortune, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles does not sell a midsize pickup in the world’s biggest truck market, but buyers in certain overseas markets were able to get into a four-door, body-on-frame midsizer carrying the Fiat badge — the Fullback, more properly described as a rebadged Mitsubishi Triton/L200. Note the word “were.” The Fiat […]

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Cummins Looking Into Ram HD Engine Emissions Certification Process

<img data-attachment-id="1663460" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947.jpg" data-orig-size="3436,2158" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D60","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1550765662","copyright":"","focal_length":"35","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.004","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Ram HD" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Matthew Guy ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-450×283.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-610×383.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1663460 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-610×383.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”383″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-610×383.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-450×283.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-768×482.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DSC_1479-e1551246957947-120×75.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Cummins, maker of the beastly 6.7-liter inline-six diesels found beneath the hoods of various […]

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For Five Bucks More Than a Nissan Leaf, You Can Get a Hellephant Instead

Apparently, today is Hemi Day in our vast autoverse, though Twitter tells me it’s also Lesbian Visibility Day, while Wikipedia informs me that John Wilkes Booth was shot through the neck in a Virginia farmhouse on this day in 1865. But yes, Hemi Day. April 26th … 4/26. Get it? Appropriately, Fiat Chrysler waited for […]

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Widebody Dodge Charger Spotted During Commercial Shoot

<img data-attachment-id="1671384" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1T6A3986-01rko5bjbabkec8oapbravf18pb6__mid.jpg" data-orig-size="716,537" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="widebody charger prototype spring fest" data-image-description=" fca ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1T6A3986-01rko5bjbabkec8oapbravf18pb6__mid-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1T6A3986-01rko5bjbabkec8oapbravf18pb6__mid-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1671384″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1T6A3986-01rko5bjbabkec8oapbravf18pb6__mid-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1T6A3986-01rko5bjbabkec8oapbravf18pb6__mid-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1T6A3986-01rko5bjbabkec8oapbravf18pb6__mid-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1T6A3986-01rko5bjbabkec8oapbravf18pb6__mid-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1T6A3986-01rko5bjbabkec8oapbravf18pb6__mid-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/1T6A3986-01rko5bjbabkec8oapbravf18pb6__mid.jpg 716w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Instagram user eviil_srt, so named for his sinister-looking Chrysler 300 SRT8, posted a video in which he claims […]

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Unhappy Journey: Fiat Chrysler Recalls a Slew of Dodge Darts for Potential Rollaway Issue

<img data-attachment-id="1384386" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337.jpg" data-orig-size="1816,1108" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"10","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark II","caption":"2016 Dodge Dart","created_timestamp":"1334502037","copyright":"","focal_length":"38","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"2016 Dodge Dart","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2016 Dodge Dart" data-image-description=" Image: FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-450×275.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-610×372.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1384386 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-610×372.jpg” alt=”2016 Dodge Dart, Image: FCA” width=”610″ height=”372″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-610×372.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-450×275.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-768×469.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-120×73.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/DG016_007DTfknktmmpc86jqmts44a1q73m4r-e1469455832337-150×90.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The Dodge Dart rolled […]

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Union Says Fiat Chrysler Ready to Pony Up for a New Product at Windsor Assembly

<img data-attachment-id="1451410" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502.jpg" data-orig-size="1351,899" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"Jerry S. Mendoza","camera":"Canon EOS REBEL T2i","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1295293196","copyright":"313.530.6333","focal_length":"24","iso":"800","shutter_speed":"0.011111111111111","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="FCA Windsor minivan assembly Dodge Grand Caravan 2011" data-image-description=" Image: FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1451410 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-610×406.jpg” alt=”FCA Windsor minivan assembly Dodge Grand Caravan 2011 – Image: FCA” width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-768×511.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502.jpg 1351w” […]

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As Deals Start Appearing on JL Wranglers, Is it Time to Spring Into a Jeep?

Studies have shown that purchasing a new Jeep Wrangler is almost as stable an investment as buying gold. In terms of retaining value, the Wrangler is king, boasting a rate of depreciation that undercuts the industry average by half. With this in mind, it’s not common to see people shopping around, sniffing out boffo bargains […]

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Big, Old, and Cheap Helps Move Metal, Ram Dealers Claim

Fiat Chrysler doesn’t break down its Ram pickup sales figures for us wordy-typey slobs, so it isn’t easy to figure out just how much the held-over 1500 Classic has helped the brand’s soaring sales. FCA decided, last year, that the old-generation half-ton should remain in production, and not just to smooth things over while the […]

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What Took Them So Long? Dodge Introduces Stars & Stripes Edition for Challenger, Charger

Despite being manufactured in Canada, the Dodge Charger and Challenger feel like the most American vehicles currently on the market. Large, brash, and deliciously unapologetic about it, the vehicles embody multiple historical stereotypes thrown onto the United States citizenry. While those characteristics aren’t a good fit for everyone, Dodge says its holdout muscle cars capture […]

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