STLA may expand in Egypt

Egyptian leaders with Stellantis’ Cherfan

Samir Cherfan, leader of Stellantis’ Middle East and Africa regions, reported today that the company was in talks with Egyptian government leaders to expand Stellantis’ manufacturing in the country. Cherfan reported on social media: “Today, I was honored to meet with his Excellency Egyptian Prime Minister, Dr Mostafa Madbouly, Engineer Ahmed Samir, Minister of Industry and Commerce … Read more

Car shortage easing with higher production

Building TigerShark 2.4 at Dundee

While car shortages are expected to continue for another year, due to parts shortages, North American production has been rising—according to Automotive News. Within the Big Three, in June 2022 compared with June 2021: FCA US: 159,677—up by 34,885 General Motors: 186,979—up by 29,101 Ford: 153,401—up by 27,665 For the year to date, the numbers … Read more

Wrangler and Gladiator Continue to Comfortably Outsell Bronco, Ranger

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Xtreme Recon

Ford Motor Company makes no mistake and pointing out that the new Bronco was designed to battle the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler has really been unrivaled as the best factory-built off-road vehicle that will also serve as a comfortable daily driver for decades, but with the Bronco, Ford has presented the first real competition for … Read more

Challenger Beats Mustang and Camaro in 2022 Q2

Dodge Challenger

The American automotive industry is in a slump that doesn’t seem likely to end any time soon and with gas prices around the country reaching new record highs every week, big, powerful vehicles with thirsty engines are becoming less desirable to many drivers. Fortunately, there are still plenty of Americans who would rather pay more … Read more

FCA Canada sales up; Mexican sales report

FCA Canada sales

In Canada, a country where Chrysler has traditionally enjoyed its highest market shares, second-quarter sales of Stellantis products rose by 17% over the same period in 2021—and retail sales rose by 18%, showing that the gains were not due to aggressive fleet sales. Overall, for the first half, FCA Canada sales rose by 4% to … Read more

FCA vs Toyota, first half of 2022

2022 toyota at new york auto show

Toyota became a legend for its control of manufacturing quality and supply chains. Stellantis is a new beast, including FCA US, which is notorious among suppliers for its stinginess. On the other end, Toyota also went through years of running on fumes in its engineering departments, while FCA US pushed forward in exciting customers. Who dominated … Read more

Weirdos of Mopar Sales Part III

2009 dodge journey

Every time a car company puts out its sales figures, there will be some oddball vehicles on there—mainly, cars that have long been discontinued. They might have been used as loaners, or been subject to financial or legal issues, or perhaps even forgotten about—or the dealer may have been stubborn about getting at least what … Read more

FCA US reports big drop in sales

FCA US reported a drop in sales for the second quarter (April through June) of 2022, compared with Q2 2021. Fleet sales rose as a percentage of the total, as retail sales fell by 24% and total sales fell by just 16%. Despite this, FCA US actually did well against its peers and may have … Read more