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Jeep Takes Top Spot Again on American-Made Index

Jeep Takes Top Spot Again on American-Made Index

The discussion of what constitutes an “American” car, truck or sport-ute can end up in a rather heated chat given today’s climate; however, there is a standard and using it, the “most American” vehicle for 2019 is the Jeep Cherokee — again. The Cherokee took the top...
Exclusive: FCA Has Big News Coming in Electrification

Exclusive: FCA Has Big News Coming in Electrification

Not all that long ago, former Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne was asking potential customers not to buy the automaker’s all-electric Fiat 500e because it lost too much money on every one of them. Just months before his unexpected death, Marchionne began to shift...
FCA Doesn’t Know the Meaning of the Word “Old”

FCA Doesn’t Know the Meaning of the Word “Old”

The word “old” apparently has vanished from the vocabulary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. product planning department. Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger car sales FCA North America, said during session with reporters at an event FCA’s proving grounds in Chelsea,...
Ford Slashing 12,000 More Jobs in Europe

Ford Slashing 12,000 More Jobs in Europe

Just a month after announcing plans to eliminate 7,000 white-collar jobs – a third of them in the U.S. – Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that it will trim nearly a quarter of its European workforce while selling or closing six of 24 plants on the continent. The move...
New Vehicle Sales Expected to Drop in June

New Vehicle Sales Expected to Drop in June

Carmakers will finish the first half of 2019 with a dip in sales for June as retail sales sputter, analysts said this week. Cox Automotive is forecasting June U.S. auto sales volume to decline nearly 2.7% from last year, or about 40,000 units, falling to 1.51 million....
Tesla Loses Another Top Executive

Tesla Loses Another Top Executive

The man Tesla Inc. hired three years ago to help it sort out its production problems for the Model 3 is no longer with the company, according to multiple media reports. Peter Hochholdinger, vice president of production at its Fremont factory, joined the company in...