STLA swaps leaders, buys more of aviation company

2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten Towing

Stellantis has replaced Domenico Gostoli with Eric Laforge as head of Ram and Dodge in Europe. Laforge already ran Jeep in the region. Domenico is to be responsible for Italy’s light commercial vehicle sales unit as well as Europe-wide military sales and Ram fleet sales. In addition, even as it goes plant-by-plant in the United … Read more

Warren down to one shift

Jeep's Jim Morrison and Wagoneer

Stellantis has dropped to a single shift at the Warren Assembly Plant, which makes the Jeep Wagoneer and Ram 1500 Classic, according to channel 4/ClickOnDetroit.com’s Brandon Carr. The spokesperson said the change was for July, but adding the second shift back would depend on greater demand. While some believe the next-generation Dodge Durango could be … Read more

Holy mackerel, do we have recalls for you!

recalls-bolts

Every week, the NHTSA releases American recalls for cars, motorcycles, RVs, and commercial vehicles. Normally, most of the recalls are for commercial and recreational vehicles, but this week automakers upped their game and issued a surprisingly wide range of goof-fixes.
At Ford, we have misaligned cruise control modules which can slam on the brakes for imaginary objects or ignore real potential crashes. Slamming on the brakes on a highway can obviously cause a crash, so watch out if you are behind a 2023-24 Ford Escape; so can suddenly downshifting to first gear, as the 2014 Ford F-150 pickup seems to do

Dodge Garage Examines the History of the Hornet GLH Concept Name

Dodge Omni GLH-S

When the Dodge Hornet was introduced at Speed Week in Metro Detroit back in 2022, the production-ready GT and R/T models were accompanied by the GLH Concept. That name is based on the Omni GLH from the 1980s, but it has become apparent that many people in the modern Dodge community are not familiar with … Read more

Wagoneer S to debut at golf tournament

2025 Jeep Wagoneer S

Most new cars are unveiled at car shows; the first public appearance of the Wagoneer S will be at a golf tournament, the Rocket Mortgage Classic on the PGA tour. It will be held on June 250-30 at the Detroit Golf Club, and spectator tickets are available now. The Launch Edition is to sell from … Read more

STLA’s head of machine learning has left

Chrysler Halcyon Concept

Another Stellantis executive, Berta Rodriguez-Hervas, has left Stellantis, according to Automotive News—though her LinkedIn page does not show this move. She had won for a Motor Trend award for Software-Defined Vehicle Innovators just five months ago. While some are claiming this is part of a major signal about conditions at Stellantis, it’s important to note … Read more

Layoff, imported manager shoes drop at Stellantis

Jeep Wagoneer S Building Wrap

According to ClickOnDetroit (WDIV), substantial layoffs are coming to the Auburn Hills headquarters of FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, which was the former Chrysler Corporation. Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said he was aiming his cost-cutting directly at the Auburn Hills complex, and also said there were “at least two” production plans needing a “significant … Read more

Stellantis working on US version of “circular economy”

circular economy (cradle to cradle)

In France, where automakers must deal with end-of-life vehicles, Stellantis created a joint venture dubbed Valorauto with recycler Galloo. Their service takes in their end-of-life cars, regardless of powertrain, in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg, at no cost to dealers. It recycles the aluminum wheels, fluids, and other parts. Using knowledge from this setup, Stellantis now … Read more

Surprise! Jeep to keep Wrangler 392 one more year

The Charger Hemi and Challenger Hemi may be in the past, and the Durango Hemi may be in its final model-year, but Jeep just announced that it’s going to be selling 392-Hemi-powered Wranglers into the 2025 model year. The Hemi is downrated a bit to 470 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque (from 485 hp), … Read more

Indiana State Police move to Durangos hits a glitch (updated)

2022 Dodge Durango police pursuit car (squad)

The Indiana State Police, which has used Dodges for most of their pursuit cars for around 15 years, has complained of problems with the Dodge Durango. 

They ordered 516 Durangos at a cost of $50,000 each; part of the cost may be factory outfitting. 219 have been delivered so far, and 39 of them had defective oil coolers, according to the state police, which said Dodge has not provided a timeline for resolution.