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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Fiat Chrysler Also Has Emissions Issues

Lost amid the intense scrutiny of emissions tests at Volkswagen and Renault is the fact that another European automotive powerhouse, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is also in a tight spot with regulators. Not for possible cheating — far from it. FCA’s problem is that its emissions record in the United States is bad and time to fix it is running short. For the fourth consecutive year, the maker of Ram pickups and Jeep SUVs finished dead...

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