by David Zatz • Posted on June 2nd, 2010
Despite having been in production for less than a month, the 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee has already received a Top Safety Pick award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the highest rating.
The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee joins the 2010 Dodge Journey, 2010 Dodge Avenger*, 2010 Chrysler Sebring*, and the 2010 Jeep® Patriot (equipped with available seat mounted air bag) as 2010 Top Safety Picks, according to IIHS.
IIHS president Adrian Lund said, “…buyers of the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee are getting state-of-the-art safety for the best protection in the most common kinds of crashes, and electronic stability control, which our research shows can help prevent crashes altogether.”
The Ordinary and Extraordinary Shareholder’s Meeting of Fiat S.p.A. kicks off tomorrow at 11:00 AM CET (5:00 AM Eastern).
The main item on the agenda is one of the biggest changes since the company was founded on July 11, 1899: will Fiat no longer be an Italian company?
Despite negative recommendations from some proxy advisors, industry watchers expect the merger of Fiat and Chrysler to receive the two-thirds majority needed for approval....
After the recent discovery that Ford had been tossing out the spare tire, jack, radio, and console of its F-450 to make it (barely) fit into the weight rating of a class three truck (while increasing its payload slightly but cutting the base weight), Larry Vellequette of Automotive News noted that GM had started playing the same game on its own trucks to boost payload ratings....
The Fiat 500L-Vans design concept on display this week at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California, has attracted attention as far away as Milan, Italy.
The surf-themed concept was featured in “Motori 24″, the automotive section of Milan-based Il Sole 24 Ore.
Inspired by the original high-top shoe from Vans, a California apparel company first made famous by Sean Penn in the 1982 comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High, the custom 500L features palm-patterned canvas upholstery, Vans logo stickers on the instrument panel and Vans Waffle Sole pattern on the pedals....