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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/01/08...?client=safari
    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/08/fiat-...2000-jobs.html
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fca-in...210051656.html

    With the Wrangler PU and Wagoneer having been stalled for so long, it's almost like they are confident of economic growth and, oh I don't know, return to sensible emissions regulations and finally allowing people to buy the kind of cars they want.
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    Good news overall. Glad to see the investment.

    If the Wagoneer is moving to Warren means that it will share some platform/components with the 1500 rather than using the GC's platform? That has been rumored for some time now; is this confirmation?
    Quote Originally Posted by BlekherBob View Post
    With the Wrangler PU and Wagoneer having been stalled for so long, it's almost like they are confident of economic growth and, oh I don't know, return to sensible emissions regulations and finally allowing people to buy the kind of cars they want.
    I wouldn't disagree, but the EPA is still moving forward with their changes and it might take more than lip-service to get any revisions made.
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    It is a shame that it has taken so long for the Wagoneer/Grand to come. I was excited about the prospect of it, but have grown tired of waiting. Since I will be in the market for a new three row full sizer the new Traverse looks set to be it. Who knows, maybe in another ten years FCA will release one.

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    They will be expanding into bankruptcy court in the next 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    If the Wagoneer is moving to Warren means that it will share some platform/components with the 1500 rather than using the GC's platform? That has been rumored for some time now; is this confirmation?
    Well, I guess this answers that question, eh?

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    They will be expanding into bankruptcy court in the next 5 years.
    No, they will be part of a feeding frenzy to buy them out before interest rates go up - and soon.

    Too much money to be made with Jeep and RAM for anyone to ignore.

    Don't look for either Ford or GM to make a move as the other will block any mergers, best bet right now is Nissan.

    Honda could be a player along with PSA.

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    I sort of get the feeling that FCA is running scared.

    They say they are looking for someone to help them build small cars, HELLO, FIAT. Neither Fiat nor Chrysler has the depth of pockets to do what needs to be done; and FCA is just waiting by the wall for a dance partner that isn't coming.

    There has been no real new design work, the Hemi is past dated, as are all the car models.

    It seems they are just floating Look At Me balloons, in hopes of getting a dance partner.

    They are limping along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SierraGS View Post
    No, they will be part of a feeding frenzy to buy them out before interest rates go up - and soon.

    Too much money to be made with Jeep and RAM for anyone to ignore.

    Don't look for either Ford or GM to make a move as the other will block any mergers, best bet right now is Nissan.

    Honda could be a player along with PSA.
    Nissan's alliance with Renault and Mercedes-Benz seems to work well at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nadepalma View Post
    If the Wagoneer is moving to Warren means that it will share some platform/components with the 1500 rather than using the GC's platform? That has been rumored for some time now; is this confirmation?
    Probably - in another announcement FCA are almost 100% to build the next Grand Cherokee on the same platform as Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Guilia http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/mo...romeo-platform

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruperts Trooper View Post
    Probably - in another announcement FCA are almost 100% to build the next Grand Cherokee on the same platform as Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Guilia http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/mo...romeo-platform
    And it seems that Alfa Romeo E-segment SUV will start production in H1 2018. Same place as Maserati Levante but apparently different platform.

    Grand Cherokee has capacity issues at JNAP. I'm wondering if EU Grand Cherokees and some for export could be produced in Italy. Certainly there is a talk about some Dodge models from Italy.

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    And it seems that Alfa Romeo E-segment SUV will start production in H1 2018. Same place as Maserati Levante but apparently different platform.

    Grand Cherokee has capacity issues at JNAP. I'm wondering if EU Grand Cherokees and some for export could be produced in Italy. Certainly there is a talk about some Dodge models from Italy.
    The only Dodge from Italy will be the RWD journey replacement. and Everything SUV related (real SUV not Crossover) will be Exported from the US. the US will be the Export Hub for everything Big (Ram, Grand Cherokee, Wranglers, Wagoneers)

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    Nissan's alliance with Renault and Mercedes-Benz seems to work well at the moment.
    aint that right??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69gtsdart View Post
    The only Dodge from Italy will be the RWD journey replacement. and Everything SUV related (real SUV not Crossover) will be Exported from the US. the US will be the Export Hub for everything Big (Ram, Grand Cherokee, Wranglers, Wagoneers)



    aint that right??

    Exclusive: Nissan halts joint development of luxury cars with Daimler - sources
    Given the protracted timescale of a US-EU trade agreement, likely to be even longer with the change of executive, and the fact that next generation Grand Cherokee will sit on an Alfa platform, we can expect GCs to be built in Europe, for European sale.

    Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz are halting joint development of luxury vehicles - the Nissan/Renault/Mercedes-Benz alliance for mainstream vehicles continues apace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69gtsdart View Post
    The only Dodge from Italy will be the RWD journey replacement. and Everything SUV related (real SUV not Crossover) will be Exported from the US. the US will be the Export Hub for everything Big (Ram, Grand Cherokee, Wranglers, Wagoneers)
    Are you sure? From what I heard if D-CUV from Dodge is coming from Italy then it's very likely that Dodge D-sedan will also come from there. But we do not know what's happening with tariffs. Can they allow themselves to produce non-premium brand cars in Italy? What will be with Saltillo factory in Mexico? It seems like it will have a lot of empty space very soon.

    Right now in Italy there is a lot of unused space and even if Alfa Romeo ramp up production drastically there will still be a available space something which US factories are lacking. AFAIK there will be available space in a 2nd Belvidere body shop and that's basically it.

    We will know all in the next 60-90 days just as Sergio said. That's the time when they'll know all the plans from Trump's administration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bare View Post
    Are you sure? From what I heard if D-CUV from Dodge is coming from Italy then it's very likely that Dodge D-sedan will also come from there. But we do not know what's happening with tariffs. Can they allow themselves to produce non-premium brand cars in Italy? What will be with Saltillo factory in Mexico? It seems like it will have a lot of empty space very soon.

    Right now in Italy there is a lot of unused space and even if Alfa Romeo ramp up production drastically there will still be a available space something which US factories are lacking. AFAIK there will be available space in a 2nd Belvidere body shop and that's basically it.

    We will know all in the next 60-90 days just as Sergio said. That's the time when they'll know all the plans from Trump's administration.
    As i said, the D-RWD CUV (Journey Replacement) for Dodge will be from Italy. I said everything BIG will be from the US (Grand Cherokee, Wagoneer, Grand Wagoneer, Wranglers Varients, Ram 1500+ )

    Dodge Giorgio Cars will be from the States once they get developed. you really think they will still have LX Plants still running for LX Cars? No it would be no different when they switched from LH to LX (LX cars were always produced for Export from the states even the Thema)

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