Chrysler Group LLC’s Jeep Grand Cherokees for 1993 to 2004 are being investigated for possible fuel-tank defects after 55 fire-related deaths in crashes, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne drove the first new Jeep Grand Cherokee off the line at a ceremony on May 21, 2010, echoing Bob Lutz's famous roll-off 18 years earlier. This time, the breakthrough did not come via a glass wall. Rather, it was what the boss had to say.
Like grunge rock and flannel, sport utility vehicles were one of the biggest fads of the 1990s. If you mumbled the lyrics to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” while piloting a Ford Explorer in 1994, you were the zeitgeist.