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  1. Mopar / FCA News
    Over at Automotive News, Larry Vellequette has written about bloated, swollen car inventories, at levels unseen since 2009. According to his publication, FCA had 91 days worth of cars and trucks sitting around at dealerships, factory lots, and such—far above the 40-to-60 days worth that many...
  2. Mopar / FCA News
    For years, Chrysler Corporation, DaimlerChrysler, and Cerberus pushed through a policy of rewarding dealerships that sold all the Mopar brands — and threatening those which didn’t. The “Genesis” program was almost entirely successful, to the point that nearly every dealership selling, say...
  3. Mopar / FCA News
    Jeep has been growing rapidly in recent years, and should keep going with new or redesigned cars, including the imminent arrival of a 2019 Renegade powered by a new engine family. This is a photo, not a rendering Given that, and FCA’s declaration that Jeep was one of its three global brands —...
  4. Mopar / FCA News
      Japan - allegedly the world's most notoriously closed automotive market - has suddenly decided it likes Jeeps. Or is it that Jeep has cracked the secret to getting the finicky Japanese consumer into their showrooms? Either way, Jeep dealers in Japan have found a way to boost sales from less...
  5. Mopar / FCA News
    The Windsor, Ontario plant will be closed several times this year (three weeks from October to November, a week in July, and a week each in August and September). Automotive News’ Larry Vellequette reported that Chrysler told its dealers to stock up on the fast-selling Dodge Grand Caravan...
  6. Mopar / FCA News
    FCA appears to be trying to counter a stall in sales with 400 new dealerships in the United States, according to Automotive News’ talk with two current dealers. That’s a fairly high increase, given that the company has 2,500 dealerships now. The industry weekly noted that the expansion is...
  7. Mopar / FCA News
    FCA, after reviewing its reported sales numbers, set up a new method of sales accounting to “clarify” monthly results. Under the new system, the company wrote that its streak of year-over-year sales increases ended in September 2013, when sales fell by 3% — making the streak just 41 months...
  8. Mopar / FCA News
    Automotive News' Larry Vellequette reports that two unnamed sources inside FCA confirm that dealers did inflate sales numbers. Vellequette's sources cited a mid-2015 internal investigation that showed 5,000-6,000 sales that were reported but for which the was no actual buyer. Dealers would...
  9. Mopar / FCA News
    The first 124 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT dealerships have earned the 2016 Customer First Award for Excellence , created by FCA, its dealers, and J.D. Power to increase customer satisfaction with the dealerships. A second group of award winners will be announced in early 2017. The...
  10. Mopar / FCA News
    Automotive News has published the results of its annual dealer survey, finding the top one hundred dealerships to work for.  Since employee ratings directly influence customer satisfaction and loyalty, the list is an important measure of future success. The numbers don’t look good for FCA...
  11. Mopar / FCA News
    According to Bloomberg News, the Justice Department has launched an investigation into FCA US’ sales reporting, following accusations by a dealer group. Federal officials are also investigating investors’ claims that FCA mis-led them by downplaying the impact of recalls. Automotive News' Larry...
  12. Mopar / FCA News
    Late yesterday afternoon, FCA US filed a court motion to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the automaker of bribing dealers to inflate sales.  As reported by Allpar in January , it had been filed by the Napleton Automotive Group of Westmont, Illinois, which claimed that FCA managers wanted the...
  13. Mopar / FCA News
    J.D. Power’s 2016 Customer Service Index (CSI) is clear on one point: FCA dealers are not making customers happy.  Every FCA brand was on the bottom of the list. Owners told J.D. Power that dealers do not give the same level of attention to recalls as to other work, which dragged down the...
  14. Mopar / FCA News
    A single dealership group, Napleton, filed a civil racketeering suit against FCA US , claiming that the company was bribing dealers to claim fake sales and then back them out of the system days later. Comments at Allpar and Automotive News, which first filed the story, indicate that the...
  15. Mopar / FCA News
    In 2015, the top seven automakers increased their fleet sales by 6.2%, while their retail sales rose by 5.4%.  For the full year, FCA and Toyota shifted towards fleet sales, while GM and  Hyundai shifted away; and Ford and Nissan stayed fairly flat. FCA had been increasing sales growth on the...
  16. Mopar / FCA News
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has, after around one day, responded to a racketeering lawsuit filed by two dealerships — both of which were owned by the same group. The dealerships claimed that FCA US paid them to report false sales, then back them out of the system, to inflate FCA's monthly sales...
  17. Mopar / FCA News
    Larry Vellequette reported last night inAutomotive News that two dealerships are suing FCA, claiming that the company tried to bribe them to report cars as sold just before the end of the month, then back them out of the system a day or two later. This is not one of the dealers involved...
  18. Mopar / FCA News
    When Allpar posted allowable nine-speed transmission repairs , the question arose: what about the eight-speeds? Due to the precision required for both ZF or ZF-based automatic transmissions, dealers are not allowed to rebuild the transmissions in many cases. However, dealers can replace the...
  19. Mopar / FCA News
    Automotive News reported that some of the 2,324 American Jeep franchises may get their own showrooms, helping dealers  with overcrowded showrooms. Nearly all Jeep shops are under the same roof as other FCA brands. The company has encouraged satellite facilities for Ram dealers in major truck...
  20. Mopar / FCA News
    As it rapidly expands, FCA US needs well-trained mechanics (or “technicians”) to work at dealerships. The Mopar Career Automotive Program (CAP) LOCAL, set up with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), has expanded its  program with twenty new sites, and plans to add another...
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