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  1. Mopar / FCA News
    Two stories brought to us by China... I think it goes without saying the questions this raises. Lets begin. Chrysler and iPhone-maker Foxconn to team up on electric car for China. Article/Article 2 (Chrysler Portal Concept) iPhone-maker Foxconn is looking to get into the automobile business...
  2. Mopar / FCA News
    Last year, Guangzhou Automobile Group created a new Trumpchi brand. Now, according to Bloomberg , FCA, Toyota, Honda, and Mitsubishi will all sell the same car under their own brands, while keeping the Guangzhou logo. China has been trying to make its air and water less toxic; its new...
  3. Mopar / FCA News
    A new Jeep slotted beneath the Renegade and Compass has been on public product plans even before the Renegade’s name was known. It’s meant mainly for emerging markets and Europe, but what exactly should we expect? This is what we thought it would look like, some years back. If we take the...
  4. Mopar / FCA News
    The Jeep Grand Commander was just revealed in China. Back in April , Allpar’s Mike Volkmann showed images of the new “China Jeep,” a seven-passenger crossover that started out as an extended-length Cherokee but seems to have moved on from there. Aussie publication CarAdvice  wrote that the...
  5. Mopar / FCA News
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may be allowed to build more vehicles for the lucrative China market and the Trumpchi brand could be coming to the U.S. as part of talks between FCA and its Chinese partners. According to the Chinese company, FCA is in negotiations with Trumpchi builders Guangzhou...
  6. Mopar / FCA News
    Production of the Maserati Levante has been suspended for another nine days for reasons not explained by the company, according to the Italian union which builds the SUV. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has reduced production of the Levante several times over the last two months, along with the Alfa...
  7. Mopar / FCA News
    Restrictive new dealer supply rules in China have led to a shipment collapse for Alfa Romeo in that country and temporary layoffs at FCA's Alfa and Maserati plants in Italy. The company doesn't want to talk about it, but it appears a Chinese ban on a push-style supply system for imported...
  8. Mopar / FCA News
    Today's edition of Italian financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore  claimed that Great Wall Motors is now looking at a way to fund an acquisition of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, including all brands — not just Jeep. Great Wall's Haval brand delivered 938,000 SUVs in 2016.  Great Wall is still...
  9. Mopar / FCA News
    While larger Chinese automakers have been denying any interest in acquiring Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Great Wall Motors, China's seventh-largest car company, wants to buy Jeep — but only Jeep. According to Automotive News Europe , Great Wall hopes FCA is willing to sell its star brand...
  10. Mopar / FCA News
    FCA stock (FCAU) has shot up on rumors that the company would be taken over by a Chinese business, gaining over a dollar per share overnight (from $11.61 to $12.62). Chinese companies have amassed billions of dollars as global manufacturing has moved to the country, which has the advantages of...
  11. Mopar / FCA News
    Early this morning, Larry Vellequette broke a story in Automotive News about a possible purchase of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by a Chinese automaker. According to Vellequette’s article, at least one offer has been made offering slightly more than market value, which is currently at $35.49...
  12. Mopar / FCA News
    Not long ago, there was chatter about FCA dropping Dodge. Then the Hellcat came and, slowly, the chatter died out. Dodge lovers may be happy to know that Dodge  cars are sold in China. “Triple T” wrote that one can buy the Dodge Charger 392 Hemi, with 485 horsepower, lane-keeping, front...
  13. Mopar / FCA News
    According to two sources, Jeep is planning a three-row Cherokee, dubbed K8, for Asian production and sale. As its launch nears, we’ve been told that it will not just have four cylinders, three rows, and four driven wheels, but two batteries — with an adaptation of the Chrysler Pacifica plug-in...
  14. Mopar / FCA News
    GAC-Fiat, the joint venture company that will make the Jeep Compass in China, has released the first official pictures of the new generation today. Not surprisingly, it looks the same as the Brazilian version. IndianAutosBlog , which sent the story to us, noted that there aren’t any...
  15. Mopar / FCA News
    Insiders claim there’s an extended-wheelbase Jeep Cherokee coming, but it may not be for Americans — and that might be just as well. In China, rear seat legroom is important — more important than in the US or Canada — resulting in stretched versions of many cars. In this case, though, it’s...
  16. Mopar / FCA News
    Forbes recently featured the Chinese Jeep Renegade, which went into production earlier this year, on its web site, noting that first quarter Jeep sales in China were already at 33,500 without it. In 2015, total Jeep sales were 64,000 in the vast nation. The price starts at  ¥141,800, or...
  17. Mopar / FCA News
    Earlier this week, FCA announced that their new Chinese joint venture plant in Guangzhou had started making the Jeep Renegade. Yesterday, during the financial conference call, a company spokesman said that joint-venture Jeep Cherokee sales had already reached 9,000 per month, a hefty rate...
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