GME T6 “Tornado” engine is officially real, here’s where it’s made (updated)

While nobody at Stellantis has talked about the new straight-six engine, the turbocharged “Tornado” six is actually listed in the company’s list of manufacturing plants. As Stellpower reported weeks ago, the engine will be made in Saltillo, which is currently home of the Hemi—every Hemi. The new inline six-cylinder engine, possibly the last completely new …

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Nifty new screens (and other options) hit the 2022 Grand Cherokee L

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L passenger side screen

It’s barely been launched, but already the Grand Cherokee L has been updated with three new colors (Ember, Hydro Blue, and Midnight Sky), gained new Limited Black and High Altitude packages, and added a 10.25-inch front passenger display and dual ten-inch rear seat entertainment with everyone’s favorite privacy eliminator, Amazon Fire TV. The front interactive …

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Tuscadero was surprisingly popular

2021 Jeep Wrangler in Tuscadero exterior paint color

Tuscadero paint ordering has been extended for 2022 Jeep Wrangler buyers. The option opened for orders in August 2021; since then, it racked up around 30,000 orders, making it the most popular Wrangler special edition color of the year. Jim Morrison, head of Jeep North America, said, “It’s so popular, we’re extending production into 2022 …

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Wrangler speedos stop at 13,342; JGC-L headlights out

2021 Jeep Wrangler in Tuscadero exterior paint color

In one of the most bizarre recalls to date, 2021 Jeep Wrangler PHEVs may not display mileage on their odometer after reaching 13,342 miles. It’s not an Easter egg, and it only affects 2,903 Jeeps. The problem is a software issue, but Chrysler was provide more details on this most amusing of recalls. Just 2,903 …

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2022 Jeep Wranger: only four doors, 4xe… in EU

Rebelle Rally Winning Jeep Wrangler 4xe

While American buyers will continue to face tough choices between the four-cylinder 4xe hybrid, 392 Hemi V8, and Pentastar V6 in the Jeep Wrangler—not to mention whether to get the compact two-door or less-compact four-door—Europeans are getting fewer choices. In short, they can get the 4xe with four doors… or a used Wrangler. The reasons …

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Mopar Shares Christmas Gift Ideas

2021 Mopar sweater

If you are Christmas shopping for the Mopar lover in your life, but you aren’t sure what to get him or her, you are in luck. Mopar issued a press release yesterday, offering some ideas for Ram, Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler-themed gifts ranging from an ugly sweater and other apparel to a Ram bar or …

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More Jeep, Ram recalls

All-new 2022 Grand Wagoneer Series III

The morning’s recalls are much more minor than yesterday’s Cummins fuel pump bombshell. First, some 2021 Ram 1500 pickups don’t show the rearview camera image at times, because of a conflict with the Trailer Reverse Steering Control Module. Ram doesn’t actually have a solution yet. The 38,157 trucks (in the USA) covered were built from …

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Brazilian Jeep plant demolished

In 1952, Willys created a subsidiary in Brazil; its first engines came off the line in 1956 for local Jeeps, with local production of cars starting in 1958. These were the “Hurricane Six,” a mere 161 cubic inches (2.6 liters), with a single barrel carburetor and 90 gross horsepower output (around 50-70 net horsepower). Willys …

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Ram, Jeep recalls clue us into sales figures

2020 Cummins logo

Two recent recalls provide a window into sales of the new Grand Cherokee and Cummins-equipped heavy duty trucks. Recall 21V88 covers 222,410 Cummins-equipped 2019-20 Ram pickups and chassis-cabs in every capacity. The high pressure fuel pump may fail suddenly, stalling the engine. Owners will replace the pump, update the computer software, and replace any other …

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Cherokee plant drops another 400 jobs

2019-2021 Jeep Cherokee

In another sign that the semiconductor shortage isn’t ending any time soon, partly due to damaged fabrication plants in Texas and Asia, Stellantis is cutting 400 more jobs at the Belvidere plant in Illinois, starting January 14. The company will try to provide jobs for the laid off workers as they become available in other …

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