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Bronco Pickup in the Works

Bronco Pickup in the Works

Even as SUV sales begin to soften, demand for pickups remains solid, prompting automakers to consider ways to expand consumer choices. Ford, for one thing, will have a full five different pickup lines in its showrooms before the middle of the coming decade,...
UAW Breaking Bread with GM, FCA to Get New 4-Year Deals

UAW Breaking Bread with GM, FCA to Get New 4-Year Deals

General Motors’ top executive focused on the company’s future prospects, while a key executive from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. emphasized the need for continued cooperation as the two companies opened contract negotiations with the United Auto Workers. “We look...
UAW Kicks Off Negotiations with Ford Talking Tough

UAW Kicks Off Negotiations with Ford Talking Tough

The United Auto Workers kicked off 2019 labor negotiations with the union taking a hard line, reminding officials from the Ford Motor Co. that automakers they have enjoyed a period of prosperity and a restless union membership is looking for its share in the new...
FCA Spending $788M to Build 500 BEV in Italy

FCA Spending $788M to Build 500 BEV in Italy

Fiat Chrysler had planned to leverage its new partner, Renault, to bring its electric vehicle program up to speed; however, with that deal basically dead, it plans to invest nearly $800 million in a battery-electric Fiat 500. Pietro Gorlier, chief operating officer...
Ram Takes No. 2 Spot in Pickup Sales from Chevy Silverado

Ram Takes No. 2 Spot in Pickup Sales from Chevy Silverado

For much of the past year, Fiat Chrysler’s Ram brand has been creeping up on Chevrolet’s sales of the full-sized Silverado. That is no longer the case as during the second quarter, Ram outsold Silverado for the first time, taking over the No. 2 spot behind Ford. Ram...
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...