That was quick: FCA, UAW seem to have a contract

Today, FCA released this barebones statement: “FCA confirms that the Company and the UAW have reached a tentative agreement on a new four-year contract. Further details will be provided at a later date.”

General Motors’ agreement took far longer to reach, but then, GM had stocked up on three months’ worth of vehicles and parts before reaching the table; the larger company was trying to get health insurance concessions while the union was demanding that four closed plants be reopened.

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Two big recalls and a Horsepower Challenge question

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Dodge has just posted its fourth weekly Horsepower Challenge question, along with the answer to last week’s. One clue per day will be posted on Dodge’s Twitter and Instagram accounts.

The not-so-fun news includes a recall of the 2012-2013 Fiat 500, covering around 51,788 cars sold in the U.S., to fix the shift cable bushings, which can degrade over time and cause loose shifter movement and,

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Hellion brings a sneaky Scat Pack Challenger to SEMA

Most of the cars on display at the SEMA Show are modified in a way that creates as much attention as possible, but the Dodge Challenger Scat Pack in the Hellion Power Systems booth was the complete opposite. In fact, when I looked under the hood of this Mopar muscle car, I thought that it had a stock engine. In reality, it has a twin turbo setup that is as sneaky as it gets,

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Once again, Macy’s parade powered by Ram

Ram in Macy's thanksgiving day parade

Ram is, for the fifth year in a row, the Official Truck of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®; a fleet of over 20 Ram trucks will be towing the floats. What’s more, four Ram trucks will be wrapped to complement float designs and to carry Santa.

Ram provided the Macy’s Parade with 65 trucks and Ram ProMaster commercial vans, many of which are used behind the scenes.

Around 3.5 million spectators in New York City and more than 50 million television viewers see the parade each year;

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The real consequences of the California ban

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A few weeks ago, GM, FCA, and Toyota publicly opposed California’s tightening restrictions on car emissions, including its electric-vehicle mandate. In return, the governor banned buying new FCA, GM, and Toyota vehicles.

Many people misinterpreted the headlines, believing that nobody could buy, say, a Jeep Wrangler while in the state of California. The ban, however, only applies to the state government—not to, say, the City of Los Angeles,

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Silicon on relays brings another recall

FCA discovered that “certain” 2011-13 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees had developed silicon deposits on their fuel pump relays, preventing the engine from starting or stalling once they’re running. The problem affects roughly 650,000 vehicles around the world—528,594 in the United States, 34,764 in Canada, 18,152 in Mexico, and 116,511 outside North America.

The recall, as usual, provides an interesting look at FCA’s sales of particular vehicles.

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Dodge releases Challenger 50th Anniversary and Christmas apparel

The Dodge Challenger was introduced for the 1970 model year so with the arrival of the 2020 model year, the Mopar muscle car is turning 50 years old. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, Dodge had a special event with privately owned Challengers at the Los Angeles Auto Show, where the company introduced the 50th Anniversary Edition package. It was an impressive event for everyone involved, beautifully displaying Challengers from the 1970s to the modern era.

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GM is suing FCA for … you’ve got to read this, it’s nuts

Having finished its absurdly long negotiations with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union, General Motors is turning its attention to the possibly devastating FCA-PSA hookup.

FCA merging with PSA would be bad for GM in a few ways. PSA owns GM’s former European brands Opel and Vauxhall, with the designs for those cars. PSA’s advanced work in hybrids and small engined-cars would boost FCA exactly where it needs help in North America.

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