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    Jeep pitches mean, green machines for worldwide sales

    Jeep’s worldwide sales grew fivefold in the past decade, from just 300,000 vehicles in 2009 to around 1.5 million in 2019, he noted. Sales in Japan, Jeep’s ninth-largest market, notched a tenfold increase over that period. Japan is now the top buyer of Wranglers outside North America. Jeep used to have just four assembly plants, […] More

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    Canadian dealers call for a cheaper Jeep from FCA

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles needs to produce a compact utility vehicle priced to compete with products from Toyota, Honda and Nissan, FCA dealers say. “We need to have an entry price point in the $25,000to-$30,000 range,” said Rob Coleman, general manager of Big 4 Motors Ltd. in Calgary, western Canada’s largest volume Grand Cherokee dealer. “We […] More

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    ‘Jeep Wave’ loyalty program coming to Canada on only 2021 Grand Cherokee L

    Jeep Wave also affords access to a set of dedicated representatives who will provide what the company describes as “elite customer service.” It also comes with 24/7 roadside assistance for the duration of the five-year/100,000-kilometre powertrain limited warranty. Owners of new Jeep Grand Cherokee L utility vehicles will be automatically enrolled into Jeep Wave. Members […] More

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    Jeep Compass gets roomier interior, more available safety tech

    It’s an ambitious launch schedule, but there is little overlap among the upcoming products, Jeep global CEO Christian Meunier said on a call with reporters. Jim Morrison, Jeep’s North America vice president, called the Jeep slate a “product guy’s dream.” “It’s extremely fun to have that incredible cadence of [the Wrangler] 4xe, [Wrangler Rubicon] 392, […] More

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    Stellantis halting production at some N.A. factories due to chip shortage

    Stellantis is scheduling more downtime at a number of its North American plants, including Detroit’s Jefferson North Assembly, a company spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday. The Detroit plant, which makes the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango, will be down for several weeks. Layoffs are scheduled from July 11 to Aug. 1. A shutdown was previously scheduled […] More

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    Durangos, Grand Cherokees recalled again for brake problems

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    OTTAWA — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada has launched a second recall to fix leak-prone brake boosters in 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos. According to Transport Canada, shields meant to prevent water from entering the boosters and freezing may have been incorrectly installed during a 2014 recall. The federal safety agency said in August […] More

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    Next-gen Jeep Wrangler unmasked in Halloween surprise

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    In a Halloween surprise, Jeep on Tuesday evening unmasked its long-awaited redesigned 2018 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited — though it left most of the details under wraps until the Los Angeles Auto Show in late November. The three images make clear that the iconic off-roader will stay true to its previous form, retaining its ability […] More

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    Everything we know about the next-gen Wrangler

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    Allen has said his mission with the Wrangler was to not screw it up. He and his team experimented heavily — primarily through the brand’s annual Easter Jeep Safari one-off vehicles — and explored alternatives such as all-aluminum construction and independent suspension setups. The team settled on a design that sticks close to the Wrangler’s […] More

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    FCA recalls Jeep Compasses over airbag problem

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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling about 8,000 Jeep Compass utility vehicles – about 1,000 in Canada and Mexico – because passenger-side airbags could contain loose fasteners. A supplier advised FCA that during the airbag module assembly process, loose fasteners might have inadvertently fallen undetected into a small number of modules. The airbags then entered the […] More

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    Jeep plans optional soft-top on Scrambler pickup

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    The Scrambler is scheduled to go into production in November 2018 at FCA’s Toledo Assembly Complex. It will be built on the line that assembles the current-generation “JK” Wrangler. While engineering the JL Wrangler, which officially debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week, designers had to redesign the roof supports to meet updated […] More

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