Tag: Fiat. Chrysler

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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How Much Success Can Jeep Expect from the Gladiator?

As Fiat Chrysler prepares the Jeep Gladiator for its highly anticipated dealer debut, consumers are gearing up for the first midsize pickup conceived of outside the boundaries of established industry norms in quite some time. The Gladiator is very different from the competition. It looks like a modified Wrangler, has a removable windshield, soft or […]

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Feds Probe UAW ‘Flower Funds’ in Broadening Corruption Case

<img data-attachment-id="1666156" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-e1553013089335.jpg" data-orig-size="2200,1467" 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="UAW HQ Detroit" data-image-description=" James R. Martin/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1666156″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″> Federal investigators are expanding their ongoing corruption investigation into the United Auto Workers and Detroit Three by taking a long look at donated money intended to buy flowers for member funerals. The […]

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UAW/FCA Corruption Scandal Grows

<img data-attachment-id="1666156" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-e1553013089335.jpg" data-orig-size="2200,1467" 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="UAW HQ Detroit" data-image-description=" James R. Martin/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1666156″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″> Norwood Jewell, the former head of the United Auto Workers’ unit attached to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, has been charged by federal prosecutors in Detroit with violating the Labor Management Relations […]

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UAW Increases Strike Pay Ahead of Summer Negotiations

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones announced Monday that worker strike pay has increased from $200 to $250 a week, signaling the possibility of walkouts just a few months before U.S. worker contracts expire. While it would appear the UAW is preparing to strike, President Gary Jones said it’s not the union’s intent. “No one goes to […]

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The Waiting Game: List of Automakers Standing in Line for EPA Approval Grows

As previously reported, vehicle certifications have been suspended during the current government shutdown. While this is normally a non-issue, the extended length of this federal deferment is starting to spook automakers. Fiat Chrysler has already bemoaned the situation, as it’s currently waiting for the Environmental Protection Agency to approve its Ram Heavy Duty pickups. While the […]

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Fiat Chrysler Nears Settlement Over Dirty Diesel Allegations

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is on the cusp of reaching a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over undeclared emissions control software that allowed 104,000 diesel vehicles to pollute beyond legal limits. The settlement is expected to include significant civil penalties and fines to account for the excess diesel emissions while also covering claims from the […]

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Why American Muscle Might Outlive the Standard American Sedan

Domestic sedans are currently being walked up to the edge of a mass grave. Beneath them rests their two-doored brethren and the first wave of four-doors previously executed by the Big Three. Ford has promised a lineup comprised almost entirely of pickups and utility vehicles in the coming years and General Motors is in the […]

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Fiat Chrysler Substituting Fiat Production, Adding More Jeeps in Italy

During Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne’s final days, he said his company would begin prioritizing Jeep production in Europe. This of course comes at the expense of the Fiat brand, which lost a sizable hunk of the European market after 2009 and appears to be outright failing in the United States. While the brand gained […]

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2019 Fiat 500X: New Engine, New Standard Equipment, Same Overall Look

Having already revealed the updated European version, Fiat is unveiling North America’s take on the facelifted 500X. While the subcompact crossover’s official LA Auto Show debut isn’t for another day or so, FCA decided not to sit on it. Likely a wise move, as the model will assuredly be overshadowed by higher profile vehicles appearing […]

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2019 Ram 1500 North Edition: Ready to Walk in a Winter Wonderland

Despite redesigning the 1500-series for 2019, Ram’s leaner, meaner, and more economical pickup was already in danger of being overshadowed by the parade of special edition models pouring out of the factory. While many emphasize style over substance, the inverse is sometimes true — which happens to be the case with the 1500 North Edition. Visually, there’s […]

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UAW Courtroom Drama Reveals ‘Culture of Corruption’ Among Senior Leadership

The training center embezzlement scandal currently rocking the United Auto Workers began with the indictment of a former Fiat Chrysler labor chief who offered kickbacks to select union officials in exchange for favorable treatment. Alphons Iacobelli, the ex-FCA executive in question, was sentenced to five years in federal prison last August but spent nearly 10 months helping […]

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Back in Beige: Who’s Ready For Another Special Edition Ram?

If you’re in the market for a new Ram pickup, the current batch has a grotesque number of special edition models to choose from. There’s the 2019 Ram 1500 Kentucky Derby Edition, 2019 Ram HD Harvest Edition, 2018 Ram Southfork, 2018 Ram Limited Tungsten, 2018 Ram Harvest, and 2018 Ram Sport Hydro Blue. We figured the Ram […]

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Former Fiat Chrysler Official Gets 66 Months for Role in UAW Conspiracy

On Monday, former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles labor relations chief Alphons Iacobelli was sentenced to 66 months in federal prison for tax evasion and his key role in the corporate conspiracy to win favorable treatment from the UAW. Apparently, his plea agreement didn’t help him avoid jail time, but it was enough to shave a few […]

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