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  • 1,600 Layoffs Coming at Northern Illinois Jeep Cherokee Factory

    05/19/2021 7:06:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    5 Chicago / ap ^ | May 15, 2021
    Some 1,600 jobs are being cut at a Jeep Cherokee factory in northern Illinois as automakers continue being plagued by the global shortage of semiconductors. The U.S. arm of Stellantis, formerly known as Fiat Chrysler, said Friday it was cutting one of the two work shifts at its Belvidere Assembly Plant as of July 26. That could result in the layoffs of 1,641 workers, .... the factory’s situation “has been further exacerbated by the unprecedented global microchip shortage,” Tinson said. The Belvidere facility has been idled since late March, with Stellantis repeatedly delaying the reopening that is now not expected...
  • Jeep to Resume Bruce Springsteen Super Bowl Ad Campaign After Drunken Driving Charge Dropped

    02/25/2021 9:19:23 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | 25 Feb 2021 | DAVID NG
    Jeep said it will resume airing its Super Bowl commercial starring Bruce Springsteen after the pro-Biden singer-songwriter pleaded guilty on Wednesday to consuming alcohol in a restricted area. The “Born in the USA” rocker managed to avoid the more serious charges of driving while intoxicated and reckless driving. A spokesperson for Jeep said in a statement sent to multiple news outlets that the automaker is “unpausing” the commercial. “As we stated previously, we paused the commercial until the facts were established. Now, that the matter has been resolved, we are unpausing the film,” the spokesperson said. Watch below: Jeep had...
  • Chief of Cherokee Nation Says 'It's Time' for Jeep to Stop Using Name

    02/23/2021 1:29:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 141 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | 2/20/2021 | Annie White
    Jeep has been using Cherokee as a model name since the mid-1970s, but its next generation of vehicles arrives during a heightened national discussion of racial and social justice issues. Jeep sells vehicles named Cherokee and Grand Cherokee. It also uses Mojave, the name of a Native American people and a desert in the American Southwest, as a trim designator on the Gladiator. The Cherokee Nation has commented on the record several times since Jeep started using the name in North America in 2013 after a 12-year hiatus. A representative of Cherokee Nation said that until recently it had been...
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving Outraged Bruce Springsteen DWI Arrest Wasn’t Revealed Before He Drove a ‘Jeep in a High Priced Super Bowl Commercial’

    02/11/2021 12:28:50 AM PST · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10 2021 | DAVID NG
    Mothers Against Drunk Driving has expressed outrage over the fact that Bruce Springsteen’s drunk driving arrest in November wasn’t revealed until after the rock star’s Super Bowl commercial for Jeep aired on Sunday. The advocacy group blasted New Jersey authorities in a statement on Wednesday, saying that victims of drunk driving “deserve better.” “Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is outraged to learn that Bruce Springsteen was arrested three months ago for drunk and reckless driving,” said Alex Otte, MADD National President, in a statement to Breitbart News. “The fact that this arrest was not revealed by authorities in New Jersey...
  • Scorn In The USA: Jeep Pauses Bruce Springsteen Ad Campaign After Drunk Driving Charge

    02/10/2021 5:49:05 PM PST · by blam · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-10-2021 | DavidNg
    Jeep has officially paused its Bruce Springsteen ad campaign that aired during the Super Bowl following the revelation that the pro-Biden rock singer was arrested for drunk driving in November. A spokeswoman for Jeep confirmed to CNBC that the entire campaign is on hold. “It would be inappropriate for us to comment on the details of a matter we have only read about and we cannot substantiate,” a Jeep spokeswoman said in a statement to the cable network. “But it’s also right that we pause our Big Game commercial until the actual facts can be established. Its message of community...
  • Read the Room, Jeep!

    02/09/2021 8:32:05 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    MOnster rHunter Nation ^ | 8 Feb 2021 | Larry Corriea
    I watched the Super Bowl yesterday. I don’t follow pro-sports. Heck, I didn’t know who was playing until Saturday, but my son plays high school football so it was fun to watch it with him. (the boy is nearly Gronk sized) I rooted for the team with all the old dudes, and as an added bonus I found out afterwards that Brady is a Trumpkin, so him winning caused a great deal of wailing and gnashing of teeth among certain circles of super obnoxious dorks on Twitter. So double victory. But the highlight of the whole evening for me was...
  • Re. That Jeep Super Bowl Commercial: Otherwise, Well Done

    02/09/2021 5:55:40 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 36 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-9-21 | MOTUS
    Today’s post is a re-direct to Larry Correia’s recent post, Read the Room, Jeep! in which he imagines how Jeep came up with their preachy, insulting, tone-deaf commercial targeting the deplorable chumps in fly-over America:JEEP CORPORATE OFFICE –The CEO of Jeep stands at the head of a conference table filled with the CorpoUniParty’s best and brightest. “Alright, our new campaign is going to be about Reuniting America, so we’re going to aim it at those horrible, knuckle dragging red state deplorables.”“But sir, aren’t they all domestic terrorist insurrectionists who need to be driven from society because they believe in evil...
  • An Average Americans Response To Jeep And Bruce Springsteen

    02/08/2021 2:19:45 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 73 replies
    Mid-America Prep ^ | 2/8/21 | Mid-America Prep
    What a missed opportunity to show the true middle of America. Came across this video and hope you watch and share it. This is man tells it like it is.
  • The 3 Worst Things About That Terrible Jeep Super Bowl Ad

    02/08/2021 6:09:39 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 137 replies
    Federalist ^ | 2/7/2021 | Mollie Hemmingway
    In a generally weak year for Super Bowl commercials, Jeep’s stood out for being particularly obnoxious and tone-deaf. Called “The Middle,” left-wing political activist and world-famous singer Bruce Springsteen narrated and starred in the ad about how the country has been divided, but now it has a bright future as the “ReUnited States of America.” While advertisements that appeal to virtues in order to increase sales and profits can work — see Toyota’s beautiful ad about the joy in adopting a child with special needs — this one fell flat and faced mockery and opposition from many viewers. Here are...
  • Jeep Gladiator Owner Claims Dealer Voided Warranty After He Drove Through Mud

    01/05/2021 7:54:36 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 69 replies
    The Drive ^ | James Gilboy
    In theory, a Jeep is something you buy so you can drive anywhere your heart desires. Over the river and through the woods, across muddy bogs you find. But don't get too excited with your newfound freedom, lest you end up like one Jeep Gladiator owner who voided their truck's warranty by getting too exuberant in the mud—and is now considering legal action against Fiat Chrysler. As outlined in a late December post on JeepGladiatorForum.com, user Gladiatrix bought a 2020 Gladiator Rubicon in July, and within days took it out for a test in the great outdoors. During said test,...
  • When He Gets Shot, Of Course, We’ll Get To Watch More Burning, Looting, And Murder

    10/09/2020 6:20:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | Twitter | James Woods
    This is in Chicago.  I can't believe the cops will not even shoot at someone using their vehicle as a weapon against another cop car. https://twitter.com/RealJamesWoods/status/1314273546554667008 
  • Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV to top $100,000 as brand’s luxury flagship

    09/04/2020 7:15:14 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sep 3 2020 9:00 AM EDT Updated Thu, Sep 3 20201:27 PM EDT | Michael Wayland
    Key Points: Fiat Chrysler’s long-awaited Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV will top $100,000 when it arrives in showrooms next year. The only other Jeep to top six figures is the brand’s current Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, a high-performance version of the SUV with Fiat Chrysler’s Hellcat V8 engine. The company debuted a concept version of the Grand Wagoneer as a preview of the upcoming luxury SUV on Thursday. ========================================================================= DETROIT – Fiat Chrysler’s long-awaited Jeep Grand Wagoneer SUV will top $100,000 – likely making it the brand’s highest priced vehicle as it attempts to compete against the Cadillac Escalade, Land Rover Range...
  • Passenger in Jeep that drove through Aurora protest speaks out

    07/31/2020 10:08:33 PM PDT · by rintintin · 54 replies
    Fox Denver KDVR ^ | Jul 30 2020 | KDVR TV
    AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – The man who was sitting in a Jeep as it was driven through a protest on Interstate 225 in Aurora has spoken out in a YouTube video. An affidavit showed that 27-year-old Gregory Goodenough was the passenger in the blue Jeep seen in SkyFOX video speeding through a crowd of protesters on July 25. Aurora police said they have not interviewed him, but did confirm that he is the man in the video. During the 2-minute-long video, Goodenough describes what happened from his point of view. He says it all started because a friend was driving...
  • Ford unveils new Bronco as off-road, open-air Jeep rival for under $30,000

    07/14/2020 5:44:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 122 replies
    CNBC ^ | Mon, Jul 13 20208:00 PM EDTUpdated 20 Min Ago | Michael Wayland
    Key Points Ford unveiled its new “family” of Bronco SUVs Monday night, including two- and four-door Bronco SUVs as well as a smaller Bronco Sport SUV. The Bronco models are squarely positioned against Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep brand. The Bronco, according to Credit Suisse, would contribute nearly $1 billion to Ford’s North American operations if sales reach 125,000 units. ================================================================================ Ford Motor is taking a run at the nation’s No. 1 off-road seller, the Jeep Wrangler, with its highly anticipated relaunch Monday night of the Bronco SUV — a boxy utility vehicle that developed a cult following after it was discontinued...
  • Cops go on dramatic I-95 chase and tip over driver’s Jeep to stop him

    06/09/2020 12:24:35 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 17 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | June 9, 2020 | Eileen Kelley
    Fort Lauderdale police went on a spectacular miles-long chase on Tuesday to capture a man who led at least a dozen officers up Interstate 95 in Broward County. At around 10:30 a.m. near the Hillsboro Beach Boulevard exit nearing Palm Beach County, a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser inched up to the driver’s side of the white Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The cruiser then hit the bumper, causing the Jeep to make a 180-degree turn and travel backward before rolling over and landing on its side.
  • Car chase ends with shots fired near Trump's Mar-a-Lago

    01/31/2020 9:57:13 AM PST · by DOC44 · 14 replies
    A car chase ended in shots being fired near President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort Friday in Florida, police said. Florida Highway Patrol had been in pursuit of a black SUV that headed towards two security check points at Mar-a-Lago, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
  • Video: Shots Fired After Unhinged Bernie Supporter Breaches Security Checkpoints At President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

    01/31/2020 3:21:05 PM PST · by USA Conservative · 36 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 01.31.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    A woman dancing on top of her Jeep outside The Breakers Palm Beach caught the attention of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper working a security detail at the luxury resort. When he approached the woman, she got into her Jeep, ignored him and drove away, breaching two security checkpoints near President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club and prompting authorities to open fire, Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said Friday. The woman, identified as Hannah Roemhild, 30, continued driving onto Southern Boulevard and crossed the bridge into West Palm Beach, where she and another woman were taken into custody, Bradshaw said....
  • Close Call (Not Really)

    10/21/2019 7:21:33 AM PDT · by TnGOP · 17 replies
    Tngop
    This morning I was awakened by the Civil Defense sirens and my phone going off with alerts. Tornado Warning for Memphis. I immediately jumped into action and did the usual thing - I went outside to see how bad it was. I was caught up by the wind and carried to the top of an ancient Hickory tree in the yard. Its at least 80 ft tall. I was surprised to find that my cell phone service and the view were both amazing. My girlfriend came to the rescue. She was yelling "Jump, I'll catch you". (never should have made...
  • Comparison: Tesla Model 3 vs. 20 Chinese EVs That Sort Of Look Like Ford Raptors

    09/02/2019 5:24:25 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 27 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 2 sept 2019 | Jason Torchinsky
    Comparison: Tesla Model 3 vs. 20 Chinese EVs That Sort Of Look Like Ford Raptors But Have 'Jeep' On Them the Tesla Model 3, a sleek four-door electric sedan with about 258 horsepower and a range of around 220 miles. The Fur-RAPTOR has a 1200W motor, which I think comes to around—can this be right?—under two horsepower or so? I’m not certain, but it’s not that much. And this thing is cheap: $1,650 gets you one, which is why we’re able to get 20 and still be well within our $35,000 budget. Wht the hell do you need to go...
  • Fiat Chrysler deal gives Detroit residents 1st crack at jobs

    08/11/2019 9:32:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2019 | Corey Williams
    Marie Davis wants better medical insurance coverage. Jimmie Pleasant has been out of work for six months. Both are among the thousands of people who are looking for jobs with Fiat Chrysler under a city program that gives Detroit’s residents first crack at the application process. It’s part of a $108 million land development deal between an automaker that’s building a massive new plant and a city where the unemployment rate is more than twice the national average. Detroit officials hope the deal with Fiat Chrysler will mean residents have a better shot at good-paying jobs with the automaker, although...