Fiat Chrysler Shifting Production Plan

Detroit — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said last week it will shift its production emphasis toward building more Jeep SUVs, Ram pickups and hybrid or electric vehicles to meet what it sees as permanent changes in the trends driving the North American automotive industry. The automaker now is aiming to sell more than 2 million Jeeps globally by 2018, an increase from its prior target of 1.9 million. FCA said it will add diesel and hybrid...

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Automaker Recalls 1.4 Million Cars

Three days after a report that hackers took control of a Jeep Cherokee and drove it into a ditch, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalled 1.4 million vehicles for a software update. The automaker said the hack appeared to be an isolated incident that could not be easily repeated. The coding for the hack required extensive technical knowledge of the vehicle. The company said it already has made the security fix via its cellular network, so...

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