In his last big presentation as CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles before retiring, Sergio Marchionne announced a big investment push to make more electrified cars, while acknowledging that traditional engines will continue to dominate production for some time.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles named Tim Kuniskis its new global head of Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimming some responsibilities from the brands' former boss, U.S. sales chief and FCA Canada CEO Reid Bigland.
Kia and Alfa Romeo have for the first time ever been named finalists for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards. The nine vehicles still in the running for the 2018 awards also include two chances for Honda to extend its winning streak to a third consecutive year.
The list of semifinalists for the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards has a few surprises: Alfa Romeo is up for two awards, no Detroit Three brand cars made the cut, Tesla decided not to participate and only three trucks qualified.