Fiat

Ferrari retools FF four-seat grand tourer as GTC4Lusso

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016

Ferrari is renaming its FF four-seat coupe as the GTC4Lusso and adding rear-wheel steering to boost the appeal of a model launched five years ago as a practical ultraluxury sports car aimed at wealthy families.... Read More »

Ferrari 'family' car gets new name, more power

Feb. 8, 2016 15:41 CET

Ferrari is renaming its FF four-seat coupe as the GTC4Lusso and adding rear-wheel steering to boost the appeal of a model launched five years ago as a practical ultraluxury sports car aimed at wealthy families.... Read More »

TIER 2 BLOCKBUSTER

For FCA, no one brand was big enough for 'Star Wars'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

December is not only prime time for blockbuster Hollywood releases; it's also a crucial month for auto sales promotions. That's why FCA, which partnered with Lucasfilm to co-promote Star Wars: The Force Awakens alongside five of its brands in a global effort, didn't have to think too hard about what direction to take with its campaign. The timing, said FCA marketing boss Olivier Francois, was perfect for Tier 2.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo, Maserati get new tech chief amid product launch delays

Feb. 5, 2016 11:53 CET

Fiat Chrysler has lured former Ferrari chief engineer Roberto Fedeli back from BMW as the automaker faces technical challenges that have delayed the Alfa Romeo Giulia and Maserati Levante launches. Fedeli will be chief technical officer for both Alfa and Maserati.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler preps 2 Super Bowl ads

3:23 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will air two spots during Super Bowl 50 on Sunday. The first ad will air after Coldplay's halftime performance. The second ad will air during the first commercial break in the fourth quarter, FCA revealed today.... Read More »

Ferrari shares slump to record low after saying sales growth will slow

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016

Ferrari said sales growth will probably slow down in its first full year of independence from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, sending the shares to their lowest level since the supercar maker's Oct. 21 initial public offering in New York.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Sergio's plan to sell rebadged Dart, 200 replacements could work -- if he chooses wisely

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016

FCA just may be able to replace the Dart and 200 with more salable vehicles. The key to success: The replacements must not be available here from any other manufacturer.... Read More »

FCA's 2018 lineup? Here's a guess

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

What will Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' U.S. product lineup look like when CEO Sergio Marchionne's new business plan is fully executed?... Read More »

FCA delays ambitious Alfa plans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has tapped the brakes on its plan to resurrect Alfa Romeo.... Read More »

Fiat 500L used by Pope Francis in U.S. fetches $82,000 at auction

12:47 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2016

A tiny black Fiat 500L that carried Pope Francis through Philadelphia during his historic first visit to the U.S. was sold for $82,000 at a Friday auction.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo delays new products, drops volume targets

Jan. 27, 2016 17:13 CET

Alfa Romeo will need two additional years to complete its business plan and has dropped previously announced volume targets.... Read More »

FCA tilts N.A. production plans to trucks, scales back Alfa ambitions

10:23 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2016

A revised business plan released today by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles moves its profit-heavy Jeep and Ram brands into the passing lane, while tapping the brakes on efforts to build a full line of Alfa Romeos from scratch by 2018.... Read More »

Fiat finds $1 billion in savings from unlocking Chrysler's cash

Jan. 27, 2016 10:58 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has found a way to cut borrowing costs at the company by gaining full access to Chrysler's cash stockpile of about $13 billion, two years after Fiat merged with the U.S. carmaker.... Read More »

Fiat's loss selling EVs in 2015? $84 million

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Among the 25,084 Fiat 500s sold in the United States in 2015 were at least 6,000 battery-electric 500e cars sold in California and parts of Oregon. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in 2014 that the company loses about $14,000 on each 500e it sells. If that's right it means Fiat lost about $84 million in 2015 selling the 500e.... Read More »

Fiat brand's goal: 'Bring traffic to the dealers'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

The three men who run the struggling Fiat brand in North America say cheap fuel prices are only part of what's ailing the small-car marque, and that it is up to Fiat Chrysler -- not its dealers -- to fix the problem.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Papa Uno hits the block

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

A Fiat 500L made famous by a high-profile user is going on the auction block for charity this month in Philadelphia.... Read More »

Pope's blessing

Fiat from Pope Francis' U.S. visit to be auctioned

12:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2016

The tiny black Fiat 500L that ferried Pope Francis to the White House and Congress during his historic first visit to the United States will be auctioned in Philadelphia next week, officials said today.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler names first-ever 'safety advocate'

10:38 am U.S. ET | Jan. 15, 2016

Fiat Chrysler said today that Kristen Kreibich will be its first-ever safety advocate, responsible for “promoting greater awareness” of auto safety.... Read More »

Ferrari's new independence increases pressure to grow

Jan. 14, 2016 11:48 CET

Ferrari once capped annual production at about 7,000 cars in an effort to maintain the brand's exclusivity. The automaker now says it may lift output beyond its current target of 9,000 in 2019, as it faces the pressures of going it alone without former parent Fiat Chrysler.... Read More »

FCA's Marchionne meets with NHTSA's Rosekind after $175 million in fines in 2015

4:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Fiat Chrysler and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have been doing a $175 million dance with each other for the last six months over years of safety regulation violations.... Read More »

2016 Fiat 500X shares spotlight with Zoolander in new ad campaign

10:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

The flamboyant supermodel Derek Zoolander is getting behind the wheel of the 2016 Fiat 500X in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' latest movie tie-in. FCA is partnering with Paramount Pictures for a co-branded ad campaign that aligns with upcoming comedy flick Zoolander No. 2, which hits theaters Feb. 12.... Read More »

Ferrari, Porsche gain from Australia car-sales boom

Jan. 9, 2016 06:01 CET

Ferrari and Porsche are among automakers benefiting from a booming Australian car market. Sales of new vehicles in Australia increased to a record to 1.16 million last year, helped by a property boom.... Read More »

Jeep record powers FCA up 13% to best-ever December

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Record Jeep sales pushed Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. volume up 13 percent last month to its best December in the company’s 90-year history.... Read More »

Ferrari spinoff puts focus on Marchionne's Fiat Chrysler revamp

Jan. 4, 2016 10:59 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is about to find out what it's like to run the business without the fat profits from Ferrari. Fiat Chrysler on Sunday distributed to shareholders its remaining 80 percent stake in the supercar maker.... Read More »

ALFA ROMEO

Selling style and story, but not cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Challenges: Design and build luxury cars and crossovers -- as inexpensively as possible -- that will sell at incredible premiums over deeply established German and Japanese competitors with loyal fan bases in a market where many consumers have never even heard of Alfa Romeo.... Read More »

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