Will Ram Expand its Pickup Truck Line?

The Ram brand is in transition, even if it does not seem that way. Ever since the parent Fiat Chrysler merged with Peugeot Citroen to form Stellantis, it was identified as one of the most important and profitable of the 14 brands. But Ram’s identity has been skewed since its … Read more

Stellantis Unveils Roadmap to Electrification

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Ram, Dodge, Fiat, and other Stellatis brands will field all-electric models starting in 2024. Nearly every major manufacturer has revealed their plans to electrify their fleets. With governments pushing for the end of or the severe restriction of the internal combustion engine, that transition is underway. In the U.S., the … Read more

What’s the Future for Chrysler and Dodge Under Stellantis?

Stellantis is here, which represents the new name for the newly merged Fiat Chrysler – PSA Groupe entity. Headquartered in the Netherlands, with regional headquarters in Michigan, Italy, and France, this automaker controls 14 brands. That’s two more than the Volkswagen Group, which previously had the largest portfolio. Although just … Read more

The 14 Brands of Stellantis

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An all-new automotive brand is here and we can’t wait to learn what Stellantis will do as it manages 14 brands from two previously separate automakers. Stellantis, which roughly translates as “to brighten with stars,” is the fusion of Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The now-active company is trading … Read more

Fiat Chrysler Renault Merger Talk Heightens

A blockbuster merger of automotive manufacturers may produce the world’s largest automaker, especially if two outside automakers are also brought in. Fiat Chrysler, itself the result of a 2014 merger between European and North American manufacturers may soon tie in with Renault, the French automaker. Renault is currently reviewing an … Read more

New Products May Bolster Ram Brand

Where is Fiat Chrysler Automobile taking the Ram brand? A large SUV is under consideration, what could bring sales and big profits to this truck-based marque. Ever since Fiat Chrysler Automobiles separated Ram from Dodge to form a distinct brand, enthusiasts have wondered if additional products might eventually join the … Read more

Flagging Fiat Sales: No Easy Answer

The Fiat brand has this 500X crossover in its portfolio.   It must be tough sitting in a meeting of Fiat Chrysler brand heads, especially if your brand is underperforming. Sixty-eight straight months of year-over-year sales improvements puts an enormous pressure on executives to succeed. Sure, the streak will someday … Read more

Pentastar Engine Family Passes 5 Million Milestone

Pentastar is the name of Fiat Chrsyler’s modern V-6 engine family. The engines are found in more than a dozen models, and power a variety of vehicles. To date, more than 5 million of these engines have been deployed worldwide. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was the first FCA model with … Read more

Why No One Wants To Hook Up With Fiat Chrysler (FCA)

Rumors of a possible Fiat Chrysler (FCA) alliance with another automaker have been circulating for the past several months. That’s understandable as FCA chairman Sergio Marchionne has iterated that his company’s best chance for long-term survival may be tied with the fortunes of another automaker. Highly-regarded Reuters is one of … Read more

5 Reasons Why Volkswagen Fiat Chrysler Makes Sense

Imagining Fiat Chrysler as part of the Volkswagen Collective. Speculation about a possible blockbuster Volkswagen Fiat Chrysler merger has come up again. Last summer, Volkswagen and Fiat flatly denied that they were discussing a merger, despite a high-level meeting between key executives. This week, former Hyundai CEO John Krafcik speculated … Read more

At a Glance: 2.7-Liter Ford EcoBoost Engine

New EcoBoost engine makes the power grade. The 2015 model year will bring yet another new engine to the Ford product line, a 2.7-liter V-6. That engine follows four-cylinder engines displacing at 1.5- and 2.3-liters, being utilized in the Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKC respectively, as well as in other … Read more

Ah, the Dodge Brand Rumors!

Dodge is R.I.P. At least that is the contention of some followers. Its also the rumor put forth by at least one of the seedier outposts on the Internet, something that SRT boss, Ralph Gilles, has declared will not happen. That being said, the Dodge brand is in transition as are the other … Read more

GMC Sierra Denali Moves Atop the Performance Heap

This June, General Motors will release the 2014 GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado, the newest generation of its large pickup truck lines. The trucks have been receiving a lot of attention during the run up for the release, representing perhaps one of the most important new products this year for … Read more

Chrysler Capital to Replace Ally Financial

Say good-bye to Ally Financial and hello to Chrysler Capital. Earlier this week, the Chrysler Group forged an agreement with Santander Consumer USA Inc. to provide comprehensive financial services to all Chrysler Group and FIAT dealers. The agreement will yield the first loans under the newly minted Chrysler Capital brand … Read more

2014 Ford F-150 Will Feature An Aluminum Body

Popular pickup truck to replace steel with lightweight aluminum. The next generation Ford F-150 pickup truck will debut next year, but if Ford has its way it’ll come in as much as 700 pounds lighter than the current truck. That’s because Ford plans to make user of lighter weight materials … Read more