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Jeep is the off-road brand of Chrysler Group LLC, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2009. The heritage of Jeep begins with an off-road vehicle designed and built by the Willys-Overland company for the US military during World War II. Willys-Overland evolved into the Jeep marque, which has been owned by several automakers and expanded its lineup to include SUVs, CUVs and even performance models. Jeeps are known for being "Trail Rated" and their iconic grilles with seven vertical slots.

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    Report: Refreshed Chrysler 300 SRT won't be sold in NA
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    It looks like it might be time to bid farewell to the V8 rumble from the Chrysler 300 SRT – at least if you live in North America. The reported change comes as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reshuffles its ranks with the Dodge brand, re-absorbing SRT and building its muscular reputation with the Challenger and Charger Hellcat models. Meanwhile, Chrysler ...

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    Recalls: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls nearly 750k vehicles in two campaigns
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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling a total of 747,817 vehicles in the US in two separate campaigns recently added to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration database. The first one covers about 434,581 units of the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Challenger, Durango, and Jeep Grand Cherokee from the 2011-2014 model years with electric ...

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    Teased: Chrysler teases upcoming outlay of SEMA cars
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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is hauling a multitude of modified models to the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas this November, and the company is releasing the first teasing sketches of many of them. Unfortunately, FCA isn't giving many solid details on any of the concepts other than saying the vehicles from Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat all benefit from ...

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    Official: Mazda2 nets Japan Car of the Year, Cherokee first US model to ever crack top 10 [UPDATE]
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    The 2015 Mazda2 is quite high up on our must-drive list. Yes, the teeny, tiny successor to the 100-horsepower five-door is worth getting excited over, largely because the previous generation was one of the absolute best smiles-per-dollar values on the market. While we eagerly await for our opportunity to take to the 2's helm, our expectations of the new ...

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    Official: 2015 Ford F-150 named Truck of Texas, Lincoln and Jeep also awarded at Truck Rodeo
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    The Ford Motor Company has a lot of reasons to celebrate after winning eight categories in this year's Texas Auto Writers Association's annual Truck Rodeo. Most important among them, the Blue Oval's latest 2015 Ford F-150 earned the prestigious Truck of Texas award, ending the Ram 1500's two-year winning streak. The 2015 Lincoln MKC also grabbed the honor ...

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    Followup: Chrysler mum on Toledo Wrangler production after meeting Ohio leaders
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    "Fiat Chrysler remains committed to producing vehicles in Toledo and anticipates employment to remain at current levels." The future of the iconic Jeep Wrangler in Toledo, OH, remains uncertain after a meeting Thursday between Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and Ohio government leaders. Marchionne met with Ohio officials at Chrysler headquarters ...

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    Followup: Toledo gets proactive in fight to keep Jeep Wrangler
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    Let's make this very plain – the city of Toledo, OH loves its Jeeps. It loves them so fervently that the very rumor of the Jeep Wrangler moving out of its traditional home prompted the city's mayor, D. Michael Collins, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich to hold a weekend conference call with Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. "The purpose of this call was for ...

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    Report: 2015 Jeep Cherokee finds a bit more fuel mileage thanks to stop/start and aero tweaks
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    Just a year after it burst onto the scene, Jeep has already made a pretty substantial addition to its V6-powered Cherokee, which has proven to be an extremely popular seller so far for the brand, adding a new stop-start system for the midsize, off-road-ready CUV. The addition of stop-start included a few aerodynamic tweaks to the Cherokee's polarizing ...

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    Report: Jeep Wrangler's shift to aluminum could see production leave Toledo
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    The Jeep Wrangler may be a timeless design, but sooner or later, time will run out and Chrysler will have to replace it with a newer model more friendly towards the earth it's designed to traverse. That will, it seems, mean a shift to aluminum construction (whether just for the body or for the entire structure) – but what will that mean for the ...

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    Report: Chrysler registers Trackhawk trademark
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    There may not be many ways to forecast what an automaker is planning for the future, but there are some. Trademark applications are one of them, and Chrysler has just applied with the US Patent and Trademark Office to protect the name "Trackhawk." The question is, what's it planning on using it for? We don't know for sure, but we can put together an ...

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    Report: NHTSA investigating power modules on Chrysler Group SUVs and minivans
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    The Center for Auto Safety is officially petitioning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to begin scrutinizing alleged problems with the totally integrated power module (TIPM) on about 24 Chrysler Group SUVs and minivans. The advocacy group claims that the part's failure can cause affected vehicles to stall or not start at all. NHTSA is ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalls 350k vehicles over ignition switches
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    Chrysler has announced a recall covering 349,442 vehicles due to ignition switches that can either become stuck or move without warning. All of the affected vehicles are from the 2008 model year, and were built before May 12, 2008. The automaker has learned that ignition keys on some vehicles "may not fully return to the 'ON' position after rotation to ...

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    Featured: Jeep Renegade's development a template for new Fiat Chrysler Auto
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    "We figured we'd take the best of both worlds." – Ralph Gilles. The international makeup of the 2015 Jeep Renegade will serve as a template for cooperation within the newly formed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Senior Vice President of Product Design Ralph Gilles said. The Renegade is Jeep's first small crossover and the brand's attempt to lure new ...

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    Official: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT gets power increase, minor tweaks for 2015
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    As a brand within Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, SRT may have an uncertain future, but it's pumping out some seriously mean machines anyway. The supercharged Hellcat V8 may be gobbling up most of the headlines with its 707 horsepower, but even the Grand Cherokee SRT is getting some small updates for the 2015 model year. Most importantly for many enthusiasts, ...

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    Video: Dirt Every Day tries to find the best 4x4 for under $4k
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    If you want to build a cheap truck that can still do dirty deeds off the beaten path, it's best to start with solid axles and a solid V8 engine. That sums up the lessons learned after watching the 2014 Cheap Truck Challenge from the Dirt Every Day video crew, who took to the deserts and surrounding areas near Reno, NV, in an attempt to find the best 4x4 ...

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    Report: Chrysler investigating complaints of vehicles with faulty power modules
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    Chrysler owners are hopping mad after experiencing a series of electrical gremlins in some of the company's vehicles. Issues range from mere annoyances – windows rolling down and radios turning off of their own accord – to serious safety issues, with headlights that randomly shut off at night and cars that stall and refuse to start. The ...

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    Report: Chrysler, Nissan looking into claim that their cars are industry's most hackable
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    A pair of cyber security experts have awarded the ignominious title of most hackable vehicles on American roads to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, 2014 Infiniti Q50 and 2015 Cadillac Escalade. Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are set to release a report at the Black Hat hacking conference in Las Vegas, Automotive News reports. The two men found the Jeep, Caddy ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Commander SUVs
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    The public might associated ignition switch recalls with General Motors – and with good cause – but that's not the only automaker calling its vehicles back in to fix that sort of issue. Last month we reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was investigating an array of Chrysler Group vehicles for electrical-related ...

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    Official: Chrysler accelerates Jeep recall repairs from 2018 to March
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    You may remember that Jeep's unusual fix for this recall involves fitting a trailer hitch. The recall of about 1.5 million models of the 2002-2007 Jeep Liberty and 1993-1998 Grand Cherokee over fuel tanks may finish far sooner than originally estimated. In a new filing from Jeep's parent, Chrysler Group, with the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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    Report: Australian Jeep marketing stunt goes awry [w/video]
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    Jeep fans in Australia are none too happy with the off-road brand following a contest that saw ten new Cherokees sold for just $10,000 Australian (about $9,400), roughly a quarter of the vehicle's price Down Under. The contest, called the "World's Most Remote Dealership," gave Aussies the chance to snag an ultra-affordable Cherokee Longitude (analogous ...

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