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Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot Citroën Plan $50 Billion Merger of Equals

Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot Citroën Plan $50 Billion Merger of Equals

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA unveiled plans to merge on Thursday in a $50 billion deal would result in an automaker that would effectively eclipse such rivals such as General Motors, Ford, and Hyundai-Kia to effectively become the fourth largest carmaker in the world behind Volkswagen, Renault-Nissan, and Toyota.
The …

Auto Industry Debuts Multiple New Vehicles with Apple CarPlay at LA Show

Auto Industry Debuts Multiple New Vehicles with Apple CarPlay at LA Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show returned to the Convention Center and many automakers took advantage of the post-Thanksgiving event to introduce multiple new vehicles that will be available with Apple CarPlay, Apple’s in-vehicle touch-based display interface that functions as an extension of a driver’s iPhone.
Virtually every car manufacturer offers vehicles …

Fiat Chrysler Reports Sales Increase in Europe for September

Fiat Chrysler Reports Sales Increase in Europe for September

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced financial results for September 2014. The company’s total European sales for the month increased 6% year-over-year selling nearly 69,000 vehicles. All European markets saw sales increases with Spain up 27.9%, Germany 8.7%, Italy 4.7%, UK 4.7%, and France 2.9%.
The company’s Jeep brand led the pack with …

Chrysler Sales Up 9% in June

Chrysler Sales Up 9% in June

The Chrysler Group announced financial results for June 2014. The company’s total U.S. sales for the month increased by 9% year-over-year, up to 171,086 vehicles sold from 156,686 in June 2013. Last month also marked the 51st consecutive month of record sales gains for the company, and its best June …

Chrysler Group Has Best May Sales Since 2007

Chrysler Group Has Best May Sales Since 2007

Chrysler Group announced financial results for May 2014. The automaker reported record sales of 194,421 units for the month, a 17% increase over May 2013, and its highest May performance since 2007.
Jeep brand sales were up 58%, and the month was the first time Jeep sales topped 70,000 units in …

Chrysler Reports Best April Sales Since 2007

Chrysler Reports Best April Sales Since 2007

Chrysler announced financial results for April, reporting a 14% increase in sales from last year with a figure of 178,652 units. The Jeep, Dodge, Ram Truck, and Fiat brands all saw a rise in sales compared to last year’s numbers for the month.
Jeep had its best month ever with a …

84th Geneva Motor Show – Day 2

84th Geneva Motor Show – Day 2

GENEVA —The 84th Geneva International Motor Show entered its second day on Wednesday and the stream of launches continued with debuts from Volkswagen, Audi, Jeep and Ford.
Here is our final report from Geneva.
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Volkswagen introduced, the Volkswagen GTE, powered by an electric engine and a combustion engine. The plug-in hybrid …

Vote for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year

Voting for the 2014 Diesel Car of the Year and the 2014 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year has begun.  Seven automakers, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, currently offer diesel passenger cars and SUVs in the U.S.  The field has almost doubled, with 23 nominees compared to …

Diesel Car Preview for 2014-15

Diesel Car Preview for 2014-15

More Diesels Still to Come as Automakers Add Models to Lineup
America’s love affair with the diesel is being rekindled, at least as far as sales figures go.  Sales of diesel-powered cars and SUVs were up 26% in 2012 and it looks as if that trend is continuing for 2013.  While …

Chrysler Becomes First U.S. Automaker to Reenter Diesel Market

Chrysler Becomes First U.S. Automaker to Reenter Diesel Market

DETROIT—At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Chrysler became the first U.S. automaker to reenter the growing diesel passenger car market, a field that has in recent years been dominated by German car companies.
The redesigned 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee was unveiled at the show with a new 3.0-liter …

Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. for 2013 and 2014: Preview and Report

Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. for 2013 and 2014: Preview and Report

New Models, New Engines, New Manufacturers for the New Year
With the start of 2013 only a few weeks away the discussion is already shifting to new cars for model year 2014 and more than a few automakers will be launching brand new diesel-powered offerings.
2012 was a good year for diesel, …

New Diesel Car Lineup for 2013: Preview and Report

New Diesel Car Lineup for 2013: Preview and Report

Not terribly long ago, September marked the start of the new automotive model year. Manufacturers would show off their new models and new features and the previous year’s models would be discounted to clear space for everything new. While things have become more fluid as competition among manufacturers has increased, …