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  1. Mopar / FCA News
    Last week, Allpar broke news that pre-production models of the new 2019 Ram 1500 (DT) were being built at the Sterling Heights (Michigan) Assembly Plant, or SHAP. SHAP stopped making the Chrysler 200 on December 2, 2016, and underwent a $1.48 billion to retool the plant from unibody cars to...
  2. Mopar / FCA News
    Opinion. A Jeep spokesman told us that the four-cylinder in the 2018 Wrangler JL is called “eTorque” — including the belt-starter-generator mild-hybrid system. The gasoline motor itself is prosaically dubbed, “2.0-liter turbocharged engine with eTorque assist”. The official portrait simply...
  3. Mopar / FCA News
    Earlier this week, a rumor began circulating around the internet that a bunch of Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawks had been stolen from their assembly plant in Detroit. The source was typical of an Internet rumor, such as “a guy I know at the plant told me”, but when more and more Detroit locals...
  4. Mopar / FCA News
    According to a source within the massive Sterling Heights assembly complex, pilot builds of the 2019 Ram 1500 “DT” have been coming on down the line — a good sign for those who worried that the pickup might have been delayed. The news indicates that the plant will be ready for the new Ram...
  5. Mopar / FCA News
    With the Chrysler brand having only two models (three if you count the Pacifica Hybrid as its own model, instead of a trim), some have been skeptical about the brand’s future. In 2014, FCA US announced that Chrysler would become the “mainstream brand” and sell a wider portfolio of vehicles...
  6. Mopar / FCA News
    The new Compass has been on sale long enough now for Jeep to guess at the popularity of each trim level. What do they think will sell? According to dealer materials recently leaked to Allpar by oh2o, the most popular Compass will be the Latitude, which adds many popular features to the base...
  7. Mopar / FCA News
    October is the final month to order 2018 Jeep Cherokees, before the revised 2019s are available — with production starting January 2, 2018. Reliable source oh2o told Allpar that the 2018 Cherokees will be sold down, while the 2019s build up in inventory, from January to June 2018.  By June...
  8. Mopar / FCA News
    Recent Chrysler disclosures showed that the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL will come in lighter than the Wrangler JK, by around fifty to a hundred pounds. The result is in the range expected three years ago by ex-AMC engineer Bob Sheaves, who thought it would gain some weight due to tougher safety...
  9. Mopar / FCA News
    A report out of Australia suggests FCA may not have axed production of right-hand-drive Chrysler and Dodge models after all, contrary to statements made by the company's South African division two weeks ago. In South Africa, the right-hand-drive Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger are dead, as are...
  10. Mopar / FCA News
    The Jeep Scrambler — or Wrangler Pickup, depending on how Auburn Hills wants to play it — is supposed to be produced roughly a year after the Wrangler JL starts up. The delay will give FCA a chance to wind down Wrangler JK production, do some much needed plant maintenance and upgrades, and such...
  11. Mopar / FCA News
    Juliet is the English translation of the Italian name “Giulietta,” which is also the name of Alfa Romeo's second-smallest car. Built at FCA's Cassino plant, the Giulietta is a hatchback roughly the size of a Volkswagen Golf. The latest version was first introduced in 2010, built on a...
  12. Mopar / FCA News
    We knew that it was coming, but the first eight-second quarter mile time for a Hellcat-powered car has come, with the Epling Garage Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat running a  8.91 quarter mile earlier this week. This makes the Epling Challenger the quickest Hellcat car in the world, but more...
  13. Mopar / FCA News
    The Texas Truck Rodeo ended Tuesday afternoon and FCA came away the big winner. Ram, Jeep, Dodge and Alfa Romeo collected a total of eight of the 20 vehicle awards. [caption id="attachment_38622" align="aligncenter" width="720"] The Texas Truck Rodeo is an annual event presented by the Texas...
  14. Mopar / FCA News
    First it was spy shots of the next-generation Wrangler in the factory, then in the wild, and now it’s video. Did we mention the entire owner’s manual being posted? Various sources have spilled the beans on the off-road-ready full-time four wheel drive system, the Hurricane Four (with or...
  15. Mopar / FCA News
    Ralph Gilles, Head of Design for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, took an interesting question to the 'net Tuesday to seek a little input from the Mopar community - and anybody else who wants to weigh in. His question is about handheld technology, rather than body work. Obviously there is some debate...
  16. Mopar / FCA News
    A week after Allpar landed an exclusive photo of the 2019 Ram 1500, Automotive News and numerous other sources showed spy shots of a different Ram 1500. Allpar sources say the difference is in the headlights — the newer shot has conventional headlights, while Allpar’s image shows a higher-end...
  17. Mopar / FCA News
    Yesterday, intrepid Allpar members discovered that FCA Canada had actually posted the 2018 Jeep Wrangler “JL” user’s guide on-line , with no password or security of any kind. That’s now made its way across the Internet, showing some of the new features of the iconic off-road vehicle — which is...
  18. Mopar / FCA News
    The Jeep Cherokee is almost ready for its second generation — which, according to reliable source oh2o, will start production as early in 2018 as it can. Real Fast Fotography was able to catch this particular test car out for a run. While there are currently two sets of test cars on the...
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