Mumbai: FCA India, which has made a mark with Jeep Compass, is bringing in the iconic Wrangler Rubicon by the end of March even as it is working on rolling out two-three more Jeep models from its Ranjangaon facility in Pune next year. Since the launch in July 2017, FCA has sold more than 50,000 units of Jeep Compass in the domestic market, and exported over 17,000 units to key right-hand drive markets globally. "We have received huge bookings for the Rubicon. In fact, we are already sold out for a few months. We are bringing in the iconic car to the country by the end of March as we see a good market," FCA India President and Managing Director Partha Datta told in an interview. Apart from Compass, Wrangler Unlimited is the most successful model for the company, accounting for almost 67 per cent of the CBU (completely built unit or imported) volume here since launch in August 2016, he said. The other CBUs sold by the company here are Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. Rubicon, which … [Read more...] about FCA to ride in Rubicon next month, to assemble 2-3 new Jeep models from 2021
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In discussion, Ambrosini presented a proposal to switch to a new electronic payment processing system. The District currently uses Rev-Trak for online payments, including registration and hot lunches. She said the District has received some negative feedback from parents on Rev-Trak, and it has limited reporting capabilities for the District. The District researched other options and identified My School Bucks as an alternative vendor. Ambrosini said My School Bucks would provide improved reporting for the District and Booster organizations and also offer a smartphone application for parents. It would charge 3.95 percent per transaction as opposed to Rev-Trak's 3.99 percent per transaction with a 59-cent minimum. Ambrosini said she felt the switch would enhance the District's business operations and would like to implement the switch July 1. … [Read more...] about Frankfort D157-C February 19 Board of Education Meeting Recap
Last month, Kevin Flynn got out of his office in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla Complex, left behind the city’s sweltering heat and headed north, to embark on a long drive. The CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India joined a group of 65 Jeep customers on a four-day adventure drive through Ladakh. “It was absolutely stunning. Amazing. The terrain, the mountain the colour, the smell and the feel … I was taken aback,” he says. Driving through the stark and treacherous terrain, the 59-year-old had an epiphany about a similarly challenging territory — the Indian automobile market. “Only very rarely in your life do you get a chance to dream something up from its embryonic state and make it happen,” he says, as his gaze scans the Mumbai skyline from the 16th floor office. He weighs his words before continuing. “I got a chance. This was one of my toughest challenges. It took me out of my comfort zone. And I made it happen. I have a … [Read more...] about Can Jeep Compass steer around Fiat’s fortunes in India?
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