FCA is Making Changes to Its Development Process

Jeep customarily waits about a decade between the generations of its lineup, but if the next revamped models arrive in showrooms sooner, Jeep will have to thank its parent company — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) — for that. It appears that in the midst of its current merge with French automotive giant Peugeot, FCA is looking to reorganize and refine its development process to get updated or new vehicles in showrooms faster. Harald Wester, Chief Technical Officer and executive chairman of Maserati, has been tasked to lead the FCA’s streamlined product development organization project. Mike Manley, the current FCA CEO, mentioned during a conference call with industry insiders that the new plan is designed to help FCA and its brands rapidly adapt to the ever changing automotive technology.  Read the rest of this entry >>

Coming Soon: A Jeep Museum

In the spirit of gifts and giving this holiday season, the non-profit organization ProMedica announced it had something in store that would surely lift the spirits of Jeep enthusiasts. ProMedica announced that there’s an all-new Jeep museum dedicated to the brand’s history in Toledo, Ohio, in the works. Referred to as The Jeep experience, the museum is slated to open in 2022 and will feature a massive display of historic artifacts and other pieces that make up Jeep history in a 56,000 square-foot facility located in Toledo’s downtown area.  Read the rest of this entry >>

2020 Jeep Renegade Named a Top Safety Pick

The 2020 Jeep Renegade is making waves as the only subcompact crossover with a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Specific features, such as LED projector headlamps with optional high-beam control tech, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, and Automatic Emergency Braking, are part of what helped the 2020 Renegade earn the IIHS distinction. Buyers should note that only Jeep Renegade vehicles manufactured after September of 2019 are qualified Top Safety Pick recipients. Read the rest of this entry >>