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Fiat Chrysler Sees May Industry Sales Flat to Up 0.7 Percent

The U.S. auto industry will remain on track for the best sales year in a decade despite industry growth being flat to up 0.7 percent in May, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said on Tuesday, reports Reuters. FCA’s forecast is slightly more optimistic than those of Wall Street analysts surveyed by Reuters, who expected a 1 percent ... Read More »

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Fiat Chrysler CEO Defends Jeep Safety

WASHINGTON — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV CEO Sergio Marchionne defended the safety of millions of Jeep SUVs recalled for possible gas tank fires, as a Georgia jury hears the case of a 4-year-old boy killed in a Jeep fire, reported The Detroit News. In a 171-page January deposition obtained by The Detroit News, Marchionne said ... Read More »

U.S. Safety Regulators Open Probe Into New Jeep Cherokees After Fire

U.S. safety regulators said on Friday they have opened an investigation into an estimated 50,415 newer Jeep Cherokee SUVs, a key model for the profitability of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, after receiving complaints of engine compartment fires, reported Reuters. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it opened the preliminary evaluation into the 2015-model SUVs ... Read More »

Jeep Meets Goal of 1 Million in 2014 Sales

Jeep, the SUV brand that is key to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ global expansion plans, narrowly met its goal of selling one million vehicles in 2014, the Jeep brand chief said on Tuesday, reported Reuters. Jeep’s worldwide sales were 1,017,019 last year, up 39 percent from 2013 and a record for the brand. Sales rose 41 ... Read More »

U.S. Regulator to Chrysler’s Marchionne: Get Act In Gear on Jeep Recall

U.S. government safety regulators on Thursday told Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne that the company “have to get their act in gear” to speed up repairs of recalled Jeep SUVs that face a heightened fire risk, reported Reuters. David Friedman, deputy director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, was asked by reporters ... Read More »

Chrysler’s Profits Up 32% to $611 Million in Q3

DETROIT – Chrysler Group LLC’s net profits rose 32 percent to $611 million in the third quarter, the Auburn Hills company announced Wednesday, reported MLive. That comes on top line growth of 18 percent to $20.7 billion for net revenues. The revenue growth was driven by higher vehicle shipments, in particular the all-new Jeep Cherokee ... Read More »

Sergio’s Challenge: Build Jeep Into FCA’s Top Global Brand By 2018

Auto analysts are skeptical that Sergio Marchionne, the hyperbolic chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, can meet his most ambitious goal: to nearly double Jeep’s global sales over the next four years, reported Reuters. Marchionne reiterated his aggressive target for boosting Jeep’s annual volume to 1.9 million, while pacing the floor of the New York ... Read More »

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