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Management Shake-up at FCA

Manley trims portfolio – gives up China, but gets to focus on Jeep.

by on Jan.11, 2017

Mike Manley, here introducing the new Jeep Compass, is going to get to focus solely on Jeep and Ram truck after the shuffling of executives at FCA.

Seemingly always in motion, Fiat Chrysler’s Mike Manley might finally get a few hour’s sleep each night as he finds himself at the center of a management shake-up at the Euro-American automaker.

Manley will no longer oversee FCA’s Chinese and Asia-Pacific operations, it was announced on Wednesday. But what might seem, at first glance, to be a bit of a demotion is, at closer inspection, a recognition that Manley was simply too spread out to handle some of his more critical assignments.

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That includes overseeing the development and sales of some of the automaker’s most profitable product lines: the Jeep and Ram brands. Both have been gaining ground amidst the current shift from cars to light trucks. (more…)

Ram Powers Up with Chicago Debut of 2017 Power Wagon

A pickup for serious off-roaders.

by on Feb.11, 2016

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon harkens back to the automaker's past off-road brutes.

Ram is rolling its new Power Wagon onto the stage at Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center, but buyers are more likely to head for the hills and dales, and just about anywhere else they can check out the capabilities of the brand’s most serious off-road pickup.

Based on the Ram 2500 4×4 HD Crew Cab, the 2017 Ram Power Wagon aims to deliver the best of both worlds. It’s designed to slog through mud and crawl over rocks, but its also got plenty of creature comforts you wouldn’t traditionally find in a serious off-roader.

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“The Ram Power Wagon is an off-road, all-access pass, removing the limitations, instilling confidence and allowing owners to reach areas of recreation and lifestyle not attainable with any other pickup,” said Ram boss Mike Manley. (more…)