There's no disputing it — Montreal's Ralph Gilles is one of the coolest guys in the auto industry, writes Larry P. Vellequette.
As Canada continues to investigate certain diesel-model Ram 1500 trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokees for possibly emitting excess pollution, a lawyer for FCA in the United States says new software can fix the alleged problem.
The auto industries of Canada, the United States and Mexico agree there should be no changes to rules of origin in NAFTA, the president of the Mexican automakers association said.
Fiat Chrysler said it is recalling more than 1.25 million Ram pickups worldwide — 216,007 of those vehicles in Canada — to address a software error linked to reports of one crash death and two injuries.
The Chrysler Pacifica is the official vehicle of the 2017 Memorial Cup, to be played in Windsor, Ont. It's a marketing partnership the automaker calls 'a winning combination.'
General Motors Canada sold 30,948 vehicles in April, up 16 per cent over the same month last year. It was also the company's best April on record since 2008. Meanwhile, FCA sales fell nine per cent.
The new Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Touring model has an MSRP of $52,790, including destination fee, and is now the new lower-priced entry point for the minivan.
Fiat Chrysler earnings rose 11 per cent in the first quarter as the automaker shifted to building more profitable SUVs. In North America, overall results were on par with the same quarter last year.
Shipments of the long-awaited Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan started April 17 and some customers who have been waiting for its arrival are being rewarded for their patience by FCA.
Fiat Chrysler Canada is eliminating about 300 jobs from its FCA Transport division in Windsor, Ont. The parts delivery work will be outsourced.
Mexico is prepared to negotiate changes to NAFTA to modernize the 23-year-old open trade pact grouping the United States., Canada and Mexico, a Mexican economic official said.
The Canadian government is closely watching a U.S. investigation into Fiat Chrysler diesel engines as it determines which next steps to take in Canada, where 39,000 vehicles are being looked at.