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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: Will Jeep Wrangler pickup be forged from a Ram platform?

11:00 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2017

Might Fiat Chrysler's long-awaited Wrangler-based pickup show up on dealer lots as a Ram in Jeep's clothing?... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Threat to Ford hybrid imports

8:30 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2017

Patent dispute threatens Ford hybrid imports; Uber tries to make nice with officials; WikiLeaks: QNX software potential CIA hack target; BMW profit rises; Fiat EV for $69 a month.... Read More »

Fiat may move Panda production to Poland to free capacity for Alfa Romeo in Italy, report says

March 6, 2017 14:01 CET

Fiat Chrysler is considering shifting manufacturing of its Panda to low-wage Poland to free capacity to build more Alfa Romeos in Italy, Bloomberg reported.... Read More »

How Kia's Stinger got its Italian accent

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2017

Where did the inspiration for Kia's new Stinger luxury hatchback come from? Here's a hint: It was Italian.... Read More »

Fiat 500e leases for less than a smartphone

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2017

The Fiat 500e -- the car FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne once told consumers not to buy because he lost $14,000 on each sale -- was being advertised for as little as $69 per month for a 36-month lease.... Read More »

FCA: Sales fall 10% despite Ram boost

12:00 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2017

Fiat Chrysler extended its losing streak to six consecutive months in February, falling 10 percent with only Ram brand pulling out a small sales gain in the month.... Read More »

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

BLOG: FCA's quality woes are systemic

11:30 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2017

Take a good look at today's J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study. Scroll down that long list of brands. There they are: FCA's brands, bringing up the rear. Looks familiar, doesn't it?... Read More »

Former FCA quality chief Betts named to key post at J.D. Power

7:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2017

Doug Betts, the former head of quality for Fiat Chrysler, has been named senior vice president of global automotive operations for J.D. Power and Associates. He will have responsibility for leading the company's strategy and operations for its automotive division.... Read More »

Marchionne: Alfa to get 2 more crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2017

The Giulia Sport Wagon may have disappeared from Alfa Romeo's product plans, but Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says Alfa, which is launching its first crossover, will soon have two more crossovers.... Read More »

2017 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Ferrari will unveil fastest series car

Feb. 16, 2017 14:26 CET

Ferrari is readying the 812 Superfast, its most powerful series production car to date. The mid-engine sports car is an updated version of the F12 Berlinetta fitted with a naturally aspirated V-12 engine that produces 789 hp.... Read More »

Alfa, Fiat dealers fight the factory

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 13, 2017

More than 20 Fiat and Alfa Romeo dealers in California have filed protests against Fiat Chrysler after the automaker substantially rewrote their franchise agreements in December.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler scraps Alfa Giulia Sport Wagon

12:40 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2017

Alfa has determined that a Giulia sport wagon would be a little too much like the brand's first-ever crossover, the Stelvio.... Read More »

Fiat Toro pickup headed to U.S.? FCA sends mixed signals

11:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2017

Is Fiat Chrysler thinking about adding the Fiat Toro -- a small lifestyle pickup on sale in Latin America -- to its U.S. Fiat lineup? The company is sending mixed signals.... Read More »

FCA emissions case referred to French prosecutors

Feb. 7, 2017 09:47 CET

French investigators have referred Fiat Chrysler for possible prosecution after alleging some of the automaker's diesels produce NOx emissions that are several times higher than regulatory limits. FCA is the third manufacturer after VW Group and Renault to be referred to French prosecutors.... Read More »

CEO: Maserati, Dodge, Jeep will use Alfa platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Fiat Chrysler will share Alfa Romeo's rear-wheel-/all-wheel-drive Giorgio platform with Maserati, Dodge and Jeep, CEO Sergio Marchionne said.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Super Bowl ad winners

8:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2017

Kia, Lexus lead Super Bowl ad winners; Toyota posts lower earnings, offers detail on Suzuki collaboration; Lear to buy seat business; Hyundai, Chevy, Nissan, Subaru plan Chicago reveals.... Read More »

Maserati recalling nearly 40,000 U.S. vehicles on risks of fires

9:07 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2017

Maserati North America is recalling at least 39,381 Quattroporte, Ghibli, and Levante vehicles in the U.S. after discovering two defects that could lead to fires.... Read More »

FCA confirms 3 Super Bowl ads, but won't say which brand

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it will run three ads in this year's Super Bowl and spots will run in the second, third and fourth quarters. But FCA wouldn't say which brands or vehicles would be highlighted.... Read More »

Alfa's relaunch costs will be recouped by platform-sharing, Marchionne says

Feb. 2, 2017 12:03 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says the automaker will offset the high costs of relaunching Alfa Romeo by sharing the brand's Giorgio platform with Maserati, Dodge and Jeep vehicles.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: BMW names Kuhnt N.A. CEO

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2017

BMW names Kuhnt N.A. CEO, Willisch keeps regional role; Snyder's sales takeaways; Sister brands to share Alfa platform; A banner buy-sell year?; Super Bowl ads work, Kia exec says.... Read More »

FCA: Deliveries fall 11%, continuing 5-month slide

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2017

Fiat Chrysler's sales continued their skid, hitting five months in January as they dropped 11 percent to 152,218. The automaker said fleet sales accounted for 28 percent of its monthly total, though it said January fleet sales were down 31 percent year-over-year.... Read More »

KRISHNAN M. ANANTHARAMAN

BLOG: Take a stand, Detroit

1:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2017

Detroit's fake-news factories are humming again with announcements of massive new investments in American manufacturing. Meanwhile, there's a sickening, shameful silence about the capricious travel and immigration restrictions imposed by the Trump administration.... Read More »

FCA pledges more cuts in fleet sales

5:44 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

Fiat Chrysler laid out a strategy during its make meeting to further reduce sales to daily rental fleets in a bid to boost its lineup's residual values and make leasing more affordable, dealers said.... Read More »

Jan. auto sales expected to downshift slightly after strong 2016 finish

9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2017

U.S. new-vehicle sales, coming off the industry's strongest December in history, are starting 2017 with only a slight slowdown, according to four forecasts issued this week. One analyst said there are already increasing signs that 2017 could be a third consecutive year of record demand.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Fatality probe finds no Tesla defects

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2017

Fatality probe finds no Tesla defects; More Mexico output predicted; Toyota, Nissan undeterred in UK; Maserati salesman dies after Facebook Live video; Dodge 'Demon' tease.... Read More »

 
How the iPhone has changed our industry

Krishnan M. Anantharaman
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14 2017

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We won't gush over the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, but on this occasion at least, we ought to ac ...
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Bentley Bentayga plug-in taps VW Group parts bin

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13 2017

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A prototype of Bentley's Bentayga plug-in hybrid has been testing with the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybri ...
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Dissecting Europe's automotive numbers

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 12 2017

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The latest Automobile Industry Pocket Guide from the European association ACEA, reveals some interesting, and often unexpected, trends from the region's auto industry. ...
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Renault design boss knows which line matters most

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 11 2017

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When discussing automotive design, the word “line” gets used often. Renault design chief ...
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Volvo sends message to suppliers

Douglas A. Bolduc
8:40 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson says that the automaker's decision to electrify all its future powertrains provides a clear message to suppliers. ...
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Ghosn knows what it means to be No. 1

Lindsay Chappell
12:01 am U.S. ET | July 5 2017

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The biggest volumes earn the attention of suppliers, technology innovators, deal-makers and governments. ...
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Continental's speaker-less solution slashes weight, satisfies the ear

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30 2017

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Continental's speaker-less car audio solution reduces weight by up to 90 percent compared with today ...
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Britain's unofficial auto show is a classy affair

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Forget auto shows held in huge trade fair grounds in cities such as Frankfurt, Paris and Beijing, th ...
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Porsche and Toyota patriarchs cement friendship at Le Mans

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28 2017

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Porsche's friendly reception of the Toyota team they defeated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans highlights ...
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Volvo's Ingenlath achieves rare feat

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 21 2017

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Volvo's Thomas Ingenlath is among a small number of designers who have been tapped to lead a brand. ...
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Russia sales increase 15% in 4th straight monthly rise
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in June, the fourth consecutive month of higher ...
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UK car sales fall for third consecutive month
UK new-car registrations fell by 4.8 percent in June to 243,454, the first time in six years sales h ...
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Italy June sale surge 13%
Italy's new-car registrations increased 13 percent in June to 187,642 units, according to figures fr ...
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German car sales drop on fewer selling days
German new-car sales declined 3.5 percent last month to 327,693 vehicles, according to data from the ...
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French sales rise nearly 2% in June
Registrations of new cars in France rose 1.6 percent to 230,940 vehicles in June, with Daimler, Toyo ...
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Spain sales rise 7%; troubling trends seen
New-car sales in Spain were up 6.5 percent last month to 131,797 units, according to industry associ ...
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European sales rise 8% in May, nearing pre-crisis levels
European new-car registrations rose nearly 8 percent in May, with nearly all automakers recording sa ...
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VW, Kia and Lada make big gains as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car registrations in Russia increased 15 percent in May, the third consecutive month of higher s ...
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German sales jump 13% on fleet demand
German new-car sales rose 13 percent in May on two extra selling days and strong sales to business f ...
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Peugeot, Ford, Renault lead in high-margin sales to private customers
The Peugeot, Ford and Renault brands were Europe's first-quarter leaders in a key part of the retail business: sales to private customers. ...
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European minicar sales forecast to dip this year, remain steady until 2020
Automakers are increasing technology levels in Europe's minicar segment to maintain consumer interes ...
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Europe's compact minivan sales forecast to see steady decline
Europe's compact minivan segment is forecast to continually decline until 2020 because of rising dem ...
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Europe's small SUV sales forecast to top 2 million next year
Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is forecast to continue its rapid growth as models from latecom ...
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New mild hybrid tech will shake up green car sales
Mild hybrid cars with cheaper and less complex technology than plug-in and full hybrids will reduce ...
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SUV sales rise to 25% of European market
SUVs and crossovers accounted for a quarter of all European passenger vehicle sales last year as mod ...
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VW Golf, other volume compacts lose share to premium rivals, SUVs
The VW Golf and Ford Focus compacts are being squeezed as premium competitors such as the Mercedes A ...
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Ford's European design boss promoted to global role, source says
Ford of Europe's design director, Joel Piaskowski, has been promoted to global head of design for ca ...
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Tesla adds two to board, including James Murdoch
Tesla appointed two new directors to its board, including Twenty-First Century Fox CEO James Murdoch ...
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KC Crain named president of Automotive News' parent company
KC Crain, group publisher of Automotive News, has been named president of parent Crain Commun ...
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Ford names Shirinov CEO of Russia JV
Ford has named Adil Shirinov CEO of its Russian joint venture, Ford Sollers. ...
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VW names veteran Europe exec to steer N. America sales, marketing
VW Group named Werner Eichhorn, a longtime executive from its European operations, as the new head o ...
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PSA hires Renault-Nissan exec to lead push in Africa
PSA Group has picked veteran Renault-Nissan executive Samir Cherfan to lead its sales and marketing ...
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Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months
Tesla's head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, has left the company within six months of joi ...
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Former VW design chief de Silva joins Edag to style EVs for China
Volkswagen Group's former design chief, Walter de Silva, is styling electric cars for a Chinese comp ...
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Bentley hires Nissan exec for Americas sales post
Bentley tapped a veteran automotive executive from Nissan, Mike Rocco, to become vice president of sales and operations -- a new post -- for the brand's Americas division. ...
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Finance chief Lohscheller to be Opel CEO after Neumann quits
GM's European division Opel is losing its CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann, just as it prepares to be acquir ...
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Volvo seeks to match XC60's magic
Volvo hopes that by making its new XC60 bigger, safer and more technologically advanced it will be a ...
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Alfa's big bet on the Stelvio
Alfa Romeo is betting on the Stelvio and its fun-to-drive characteristics to boost the appeal of wha ...
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Opel moves Insignia upscale
Opel hopes a wide selection of advanced safety equipment in its new Insignia will move the model upm ...
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Softer Land Rover Discovery keeps its go-anywhere skills
Land Rover is determined to demonstrate that even though the fifth generation of the Discovery has b ...
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Honda counts on new Civic for boost in Europe
Honda's latest Civic benefited from the largest development program for a single model in the compan ...
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Mercedes makes E-class coupe more practical
Mercedes is repositioning its E-class coupe to offer more room and more functionality, promoting the ...
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Kia gives Rio better tech to challenge European rivals
Kia has added driver assistance systems not typical in small cars as well as upgraded connectivity i ...
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Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
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Nissan plots Micra's return to Europe's top 10
Nissan wants to re-establish the Micra subcompact as one of the 10 top-sellers in Europe's biggest a ...
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Hyundai gives i30 a tech boost
The Hyundai i30's success has been important in boosting the brand's European growth in the past 10 ...
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Suppliers to the new Alfa Stelvio
Assembly of the first-generation Alfa Romeo Stelvio began in January at the automaker's factory in C ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel Ampera-e
Assembly of the all-new Opel Ampera-e full-electric car began in October 2016 at parent General Moto ...
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Suppliers to the new BMW 5 series
Assembly of the seventh-generation BMW 5 series began in November 2016 at the automaker's factory in ...
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