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Former Fiat exec sees hybrids hurt by VW emissions scandal

April 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Full hybrids and plug-in hybrids will suffer the most in the aftermath of VW's emissions-cheating scandal as a move to real-world testing exposes their higher CO2 emissions on the road, Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of Europe's pre-eminent powertrain experts, told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Maserati taps Chase for private-label financing

11:15 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2016

Maserati is partnering with Chase to establish a captivelike brand: Maserati Capital USA. Chase took over as Maserati's private-label financial provider on April 1 in more than 100 Maserati dealerships across the U.S. Maserati Capital USA will provide financing and leasing options for consumers and Chase will offer commercial lending and treasury services for Maserati dealers.... Read More »

Q&A: RINALDO RINOLFI

Former Fiat exec: VW fallout may hurt hybrids

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

Full hybrids and plug-in hybrids will suffer most in the aftermath of Volkswagen Group's emissions-cheating scandal, says former Fiat engineer Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of Europe's pre-eminent powertrain experts.... Read More »

Hot Jeep, trucks offset car slump at FCA

1:30 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2016

Strong U.S. sales of SUVs, pickups and minivans pushed Fiat Chrysler sales up 8.1 percent last month. The automaker said it sold 213,187 vehicles in the U.S. in March.... Read More »

Takata airbag replacements lag at some automakers

6:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2016

Automakers have repaired or replaced only one-quarter of the estimated 29 million defective Takata airbags in the U.S., according to data supplied to federal auto safety regulators, with some companies lagging far behind others in terms of completed repairs.... Read More »

FCA dealer: Jeep, Ram stores not for everyone

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

The Fiat brand has been a disappointment for both the automaker and its U.S. dealers, and stand-alone Ram or Jeep centers aren't for everybody, says the chairman of the FCA National Dealer Council.... Read More »

Maserati looks to automate some aspects of driving in new Levante

3:37 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2016

Maserati is developing a semi-automated driving system for its new Levante crossover that also will likely find its way into the company's Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans in the next two years, CEO Harald Wester said today.... Read More »

THE DEALER SPEAKS: MIKE WOODS

Time was right for Fiat Chrysler in Canada

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

Third-generation dealer Mike Woods of Guelph, Ontario, had a front-row seat as Fiat Chrysler claimed the Canadian sales crown last year for the first time. In this Q&A, he talks about the record run, the role of incentives and offering customers value for their money.... Read More »

Maserati starts new Levante at $72,000

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

Pricing for Maserati's Levante crossover, which make its North American debut at the New York auto show, will start at $72,000, excluding delivery, when it arrives in U.S. dealerships this fall.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Porsche ex-CEO acquitted

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2016

Porsche's ex-CEO, finance chief acquitted; FBI car-hacking warning; Maserati Levante starts at $72K; Hyundai teases Genesis concept; Leaf taps a beer trick; Family fun with Ferrari.... Read More »

Maserati Levante to start in U.S. at $72,000

3:37 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2016

The 2017 Maserati Levante, the luxury brand's first-ever crossover, will go on sale in U.S. dealerships this fall, with pricing starting at $72,000, excluding delivery, the brand said today.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: After millennials, who's next?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2016

Make way for Gen Z, the post-millennial market; FCA finds way to bolster Jeep, Alfa, Maserati; Autonomous-car warning; BMW's defense strategy; VW repairs stalled?... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler gains access to cash at U.S. arm

3:06 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it eliminated covenants linked to term loans of its U.S. unit, FCA US, thus gaining full access to the subsidiary's cash. Fiat Chrysler can now use the cash to help fund a product overhaul of Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Maserati by 2018, at which time the company also says it will have eliminated its net debt.... Read More »

A 'fighting chance' for Fiat dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

During a two-hour session with dealers last week, Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger car brands for FCA North America, said the automaker would dramatically alter the way it supports its 206 U.S. Fiat dealerships.... Read More »

Fiat's 124 Spider Abarth comes power-boosted

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

An Abarth performance version of Fiat's 124 Spider debuted at the Geneva auto show this month.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Whistleblower sues VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

Whistleblower sues VW; 2nd legal test for GM; Mazda's festival focus; Maserati, Nissan recalls; New Mazda crossover; Dodge track adventure.... Read More »

Marchionne: Delayed Giulia just wasn't ready

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

Sergio Marchionne has made clear that he intends for Alfa Romeo to challenge BMW and Audi in the premium car realm.... Read More »

Maserati recalls Quattroporte, Ghibli for risk of unintended acceleration

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2016

Maserati is recalling some of its Quattroporte and Ghibli luxury sedans because of danger posed by the driver-side floor mat, which can become dislodged and stuck in the accelerator.... Read More »

FCA picks DDB Chicago for Jeep, Alfa ads

12:21 pm U.S. ET | March 10, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has selected DDB Chicago as the lead creative agency for the Jeep and Alfa Romeo brands.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Fiat dealers applaud FCA plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2016

Fiat plan 'nothing but a positive,' dealers say; VW retailers decry Horn's departure; Honda aiding dealers amid recalls, talking tech with GM; Mustang master class; Toyota's EV 'Moment'.... Read More »

FCA lays out latest plan to save struggling Fiat dealers

3:00 pm U.S. ET | March 9, 2016

Fiat Chrysler today rolled out a plan to bolster its struggling Fiat dealers in the U.S., in part by allowing them to combine operations with adjacent Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram stores. The strategy was revealed to dealers this afternoon.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: A helping hand for Fiat dealers

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

Fiat reveals plan to aid struggling dealers, simplify trims; Why AutoNation, peers took hit on Wall St.; Audi takes point on fuel cells; Canada's debt warning; Volvo: Unify EV charging.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford, Nissan Feb. fleet spike

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

Ford, Nissan Feb. fleet spike, GM cuts back; Pacifica rated at 28 mpg highway; Maserati grows N.A. dealer network; Honda hires detectives; Ssangyong's U.S. goal.... Read More »

At Fiat heir's garage, the style is customary

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

Fiat heir Lapo Elkann's Garage Italia Customs, a Milan-based company, specializes in custom bodywork, paint and upholstery. He Elkann, 38, spoke with Automotive News Europe Editor Luca Ciferri.... Read More »

Wester: Maserati to add N.A. dealerships

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2016

Maserati will grow its dealership network in North America from 116 outlets to 130 by year end as it prepares to launch the Levante crossover that debuted in Geneva.... Read More »

 
Entrusting my life to Audi's self-driving car

Christiaan Hetzner
7:44 am U.S. ET | May 18 2016

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Having entrusted my life to quite a few frightening and potentially defective roller coasters in my ...
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VW pays out high rewards for failure

Christiaan Hetzner
6:15 am U.S. ET | May 17 2016

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UK hedge fund TCI says VW Group's top management together will have been paid about 400 million euro ...
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Risk rises for in-car buttons as gestures take control

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 15 2016

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The future of in-car switches and buttons looks uncertain as Continental has developed a solution th ...
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In Paris, a feast of urban mobility options

Bradford Wernle
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 13 2016

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If you want to see how a future city without cars is beginning to take shape, take a quick trip to P ...
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VW is wrong to seek to clear its leadership over its diesel scandal


4:41 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Volkswagen's plan to ask shareholders at its annual meeting to ratify the actions of its management ...
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Radio's surprising role in race to reduce CO2

Douglas A. Bolduc
7:39 am U.S. ET | May 12 2016

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Audi disagrees with radio broadcasters in Europe that FM, digital and internet audio services need to be offered side by side in future cars because the move would hamper... ...
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Audi could be mulling a Maybach rival

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11 2016

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Audi is thinking about taking on Mercedes-Benz at the very top of the luxury market by fielding a mo ...
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Why convertible SUVs could have a bright future

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6 2016

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Convertible roof specialist Webasto says the Range Rover Evoque cabrio's five-layered folding fabric ...
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Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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