I'd Bet on Jeep Leaving Toledo

There are several reasons why this will inevitably happen.

If you haven't heard, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne made some comments earlier this month about the 2017 Jeep Wrangler. Those comments have thrown everyone for a loop. He made mention that the 2017 Wrangler will not only be made out of aluminum (a la the 2015 Ford F-150), it will feature a new unibody design - something that the Wrangler has never had.

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News Roundup: Alternative Methods of German Propulsion

Your auto news roundup for the week of 10/10 - 10/17.

At the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, we'll be privy to the all-new next generation of Audi's design language. The future will be arriving to us by way of a mysterious concept, of which Audi has provided a teaser image. Some places are calling it the A9 concept, but its proportions and shape are eerily similar to the R8, so perhaps it's a blend between the automaker's upcoming Lamborghini Huracan-based supercar and Audi's new design language.

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I Don't Care About Tesla or Self-Driving Cars

As it turns out, neither did Tesla investors.

As the world tuned in to watch Elon Musk unveil Tesla's "D", I was at home watching the season premiere of American Horror Story: Freak Show. Why? Because I don't care about Tesla. I don't care about their latest innovations in electric-car performance or their breakthrough in autonomy.

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Toledo Rallys to Keep Jeep

Sen. Brown is asking Chrysler CEO to keep Jeep in Toledo.

Monday, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined local leaders, workers, and community members at the United Auto Workers Local 12 to launch a community effort to keep Jeep Wrangler in Toledo. Earlier this month, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne made comments that the 2017 Jeep Wrangler may move out of Toledo if the Wrangler receives design changes that include an aluminum body and a unibody design.

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Will Acura Survive by Becoming Subaru?

Dabbling in identity theft during an identity crisis.

Acura's deep in the doldrums. Its sales numbers and brand loyalty percentages are not impressive within the luxury segment, and the company has had a hard time figuring out exactly how to brand itself to appeal to a wider audience. To fix that, the company created the Acura Business Planning Office in order to come up with a solution. Now, it's got one. That solution? Copy Subaru.

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Ferrari Paints, Aston Martin Rises, Maserati Goes Shopping

Your auto news roundup for the week of 10/03 - 10/10.

Ferrari's made some major changes to the California, strapping a turbo into the engine bay and attempting to eschew its position as a "Ferrari for softies." One thing is for certain; the California T (its new name) is gorgeous, and it's even more gorgeous when it's covered in ultraviolet paint in a wind tunnel. In order to give the California T some marketing legs, it's put together this video, which must have come to those in charge during a magic-mushroom bender.

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