Fiat

Volume brands losing ground in Europe CO2 race

April 9, 2018 13:48 CET

Mass-market automakers lost more ground in CO2 emissions last year than did premium brands, a worrisome trend with less than two years before tougher European pollution standards start to take effect.... Read More »

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2018

The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva auto show, but it appeared in very inconspicuous places.... Read More »

ANDREA MALAN

BLOG: Jeep overshadows Fiat brand with bigger Geneva spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2018

Fiat Chrysler's display at this year's Geneva auto show highlights how diminished the once-dominant Fiat brand is these days.... Read More »

Marchionne calls for cooling-off on U.S. trade rhetoric

7:43 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne called for a cooling-off over U.S. threats to impose tariffs on steel, aluminum and European car imports, warning the resulting "noise" was complicating talks on the future of NAFTA.... Read More »

FEBRUARY SALES

Italian sales slip 1% Fiat demand slumps

March 5, 2018 06:01 CET

New-car sales in Italy slipped 1 percent in February as demand for market leader Fiat brand cars fell 17 percent, according to figures published by Italy's transport ministry.... Read More »

John Cena fights to dismiss Ford suit over flipped GT

10:04 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018

Professional wrestler-turned-actor John Cena filed a motion to dismiss Ford's lawsuit against him for flipping his 2017 Liquid Blue GT supercar.... Read More »

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Lancia Stratos revived by former Pininfarina executive

Feb. 13, 2018 15:00 CET

The Lancia Stratos rally car is being revived by Italy's Manifattura Automobili Torino as a 500,000 euros ($617,000) sports car offering a performance of up to 600 hp.... Read More »

Kuniskis' job: Fan excitement for Alfa, Maserati

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2018

Tim Kuniskis, the car-crazy U.S. sales guy handed control of FCA's celebrated Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands, knows something about creating excitement.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Leadership shakeup at Maserati, Alfa

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

Leadership shakeup at Maserati, Alfa; Nissan, Porsche EV moves; Conti, Nvidia partner on AV tech; Geely seeks Daimler shares; Bowl ads amuse, befuddle; Railing against wrong Ram.... Read More »

FCA shifts Kuniskis to Alfa, Maserati; Bigland role reduced

12:35 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles named Tim Kuniskis to be the new global head for Maserati and Alfa Romeo while trimming some responsibilities from the brands' multitasking former boss, U.S. sales chief Reid Bigland.... Read More »

Maserati Levante production will be reduced, union says

Feb. 5, 2018 15:29 CET

Fiat Chrysler will cut working hours at the Italian factory that builds the Maserati Levante to adjust production to demand, a union said.... Read More »

MONTHLY SALES

Italy sales rise 3% on extra selling day

Feb. 2, 2018 12:11 CET

New-car sales in Italy rose 3.4 percent to 177,822 in January, according to figures published by Italy's transport ministry. The rise was due to there being one extra selling day than the previous year. On an adjusted basis Italy's volume decreased by 1.3 percent.... Read More »

FCA: Fleet decline triggers 13% drop; Jeep gains 2.2%

10:31 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018

FCA US recorded a 17th consecutive month of declining sales in January, falling 13 percent to 132,803 vehicles.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo losses shrinking, will miss profit target

Jan. 26, 2018 09:30 CET

Alfa Romeo will miss its target to make a profit this year, although its losses are shrinking, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne told analysts.... Read More »

FCA could be close to decision on 'baby' Jeep

Jan. 24, 2018 09:31 CET

Jeep is looking "very closely" at adding a vehicle below its Renegade subcompact SUV, brand boss Mike Manley said. A decision on the project could come in June.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo's 2017 production surged 62% on new models

Jan. 10, 2018 11:51 CET

Alfa Romeo increased production by 62 percent last year, boosted by sales of the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV, but the brand still fell short of Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's expectations.... Read More »

Detroit auto show preview: Acura to Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2018

A roundup of brands, from Acura to Ford, that will unveil new product at the Detroit auto show.... Read More »

Maserati to fix some 2018 sedans due to risk of fire

9:40 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2018

Maserati North America is recalling more than 1,000 of its newest luxury cars to fix leaky fuel pipes that increase the potential for an engine fire.... Read More »

Maserati extends production shutdowns to mid-Jan on slow sales

Dec. 19, 2017 10:21 CET

Maserati will extend production stoppages over the holiday season to reduce vehicle stocks, according to union sources.... Read More »

Judge says a Maserati EV is still a Maserati

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

Maserati North America tried to say that electric or hybrid vehicles would not be Maseratis. A judge disagreed.... Read More »

Ford sues pro wrestler John Cena for reselling his 2017 GT supercar

12:23 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2017

Ford is laying the legal smack down on WWE star John Cena. The automaker filed a lawsuit against the pro wrestler after Cena resold his 2017 Liquid Blue Ford GT less than a month after owning it.... Read More »

Kia, Alfa finalists for North American vehicles of the year for first time

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 29, 2017

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.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo returns to F1, powered by Ferrari engines

Nov. 29, 2017 11:57 CET

Alfa Romeo will return to Formula One racing with the Sauber F1 team in a move that could polish its image as parent Fiat Chrysler seeks to rebuild the brand's upscale reputation.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler could face big diesel-cheat fines in France, paper reports

Nov. 27, 2017 16:38 CET

Fiat Chrysler could face billions in euros in fines in France if the automaker is found to have committed fraud by cheating on diesel emissions tests, Le Monde reported. The company said its vehicles comply with the law.... Read More »

U.S. auto sales pace expected to remain strong in November

12:36 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 27, 2017

Automakers are projected to report strong U.S. sales for November as aggressive incentive spending continues to sustain a robust autumn. The projections for the month range from a 1 percent decrease to a 3.5 percent increase.... Read More »

 
Schaeffler looks beyond ball-bearings with future urban mobility ideas

Peter Sigal
4:52 am U.S. ET | April 19 2018

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Schaeffler is looking toward the future of mobility with new products that include the Mover, a comp ...
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Key takeaways from VW's wild week

Christiaan Hetzner
7:13 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Audi loses, Porsche wins and why VW Group parted ways with Matthias Mueller were among the key takea ...
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Pininfarina preps H500 concept as Tesla fighter

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2018

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Pininfarina is joining with Hong Kong's Hybrid Kinetic Group to develop "clean energy vehicles," and ...
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Jaguar said to be planning Porsche Cayenne rival

Wesley Wren
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12 2018

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Jaguar has another street-minded crossover in the works, one with the Porsche Cayenne in its sights, ...
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Bangle's quest to ban banality

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 5 2018

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Former BMW chief designer Chris Bangle has strong feelings about the future of car design. He believ ...
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New ZF CEO is bullish about plug-in hybrid sector

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22 2018

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New ZF CEO Wolf-Henning Scheider says plug-in hybrid will be a "great technology for the next 10 to ...
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BMW, Mercedes win with diesels in Korea

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16 2018

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It's only been a couple of weeks since the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang concluded, but for tw ...
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Why Israel is winning with autonomous cars

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14 2018

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Israel is establishing itself as a major automotive player because of a willingness to continually challenge ideas, a top executive said. ...
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Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9 2018

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The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva a ...
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Jeep overshadows Fiat brand with bigger Geneva spotlight

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2018

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Fiat Chrysler's display at this year's Geneva auto show highlights how diminished the once-dominant ...
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Mercedes leads China luxury car sales despite Audi surge
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Nissan, Ford, Fiat among losers as Europe sales fall 5%
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W. Europe sales drop 6% on falling UK, German demand
Western European car sales fell 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, German ...
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Russia sales forecast to increase 10% in 2018
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Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump
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Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty
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UK sales slump 16% as diesel demand plunges
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German market falls 3% as diesel decline accelerates
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Volvo, Seat show strong gains as French sales rise 2%
French new-car sales increased 2.2 percent in March with Volvo, Seat, Kia and Hyundai recording stro ...
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Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%
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Europe's automakers invest in sedans despite SUV surge
Automakers in Europe are continuing to invest in sedans even though the body style has been losing c ...
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Hyundai, Seat add body styles to spice up key sector
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Audi, BMW forecast to give key SUV sector a lift with new flagships
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Tesla Model S outsells German luxury flagships in Europe
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Europe's luxury compact car segment forecast to decline for second year
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Europe's EV sales expected to top 200,000 this year
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
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Premium midsize SUVs overtake sedans, wagons in key European segment
Last year for the first time premium SUV models such as the Volvo XC60, Audi Q5 and BMW X3 were more ...
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Renault, Mercedes, Fiat give new life to pickup segment
Renault, Fiat, Mercedes, and soon PSA, are all launching pickup trucks to take on market leader Ford ...
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Automakers add more tech to subcompact cars to boost margins
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GM replaces Cadillac chief de Nysschen
GM, seeking an accelerated turnaround at its flagship luxury brand, appointed Steve Carlisle preside ...
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Renault shuffles Dacia, AvtoVAZ bosses
Renault has shuffled the leadership of its Dacia and Lada subsidiaries, appointing Antoine Doucerain ...
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Kia Europe names Herrera new COO
Kia Europe has appointed the head of its Spanish operations, Emilio Herrera, to the position of chie ...
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Bugatti names former Lambo exec as sales chief
Bugatti has named Christian Mastro, a former executive at Lamborghini, as its new sales and marketin ...
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VW names its top U.S. engineer to head new division
VW Group has picked Matthias Erb to lead a newly created interdisciplinary division that spans devel ...
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JLR lures Renault's Alpine boss to head its performance unit
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PSA creates new electric vehicle unit
PSA has created a new electric vehicle business unit as it prepares to launch electrified versions o ...
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Rolls-Royce appoints BMW Group veteran as sales chief
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Nissan names de Ficchy new Europe boss
Nissan has picked finance expert Gianluca de Ficchy to lead its automotive business in Europe. ...
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Autoliv will get new CEO after electronics business spinoff
Autoliv CEO Jan Carlson will become head of the supplier's electronics business, Veoneer. ...
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Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly
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BMW aims sporty X2 at young buyers
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With the 720S, McLaren makes a more practical supercar
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Nissan Leaf gets big tech, range upgrades
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Mitsubishi expands reach in compact SUV sector with Eclipse Cross
The arrival of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross compact crossover gives the automaker three models that ...
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Jaguar expects to lure new customers with E-Pace
Jaguar sees the new E-Pace SUV as a conquest vehicle for the brand, with 80 percent of buyers new to ...
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With DS 7, PSA gets upscale flagship
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BMW makes leaner, sleeker 6-series GT
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Volvo counts on XC40 for conquests
Volvo is counting on its first model in the fast-growing premium compact SUV segment to break a lot ...
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Hyundai gives Kona off-road capabilities to broaden small SUV's appeal
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Suppliers to the new Nissan Micra
Assembly of the fifth-generation Nissan Micra began in December 2016 at alliance partner RenaultR ...
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Suppliers to the new Hyundai i30
Assembly of the third-generation Hyundai i30 began in December 2016 at Hyundai's plant in Nosovice, ...
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Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Insignia
Assembly of the third-generation Ope/Vauxhall Insignia began in March 2016 at the automaker's plant ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford GT
Assembly of the second-generation Ford GT began in October 2016 at Ford's plant in Markham, Canada. ...
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Suppliers to the new Audi A5
Assembly of the second-generation Audi A5 began in June 2016 at the Volkswagen Group subsidiary's pl ...
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Suppliers to the new Honda Civic
Assembly of the 10th-generation Honda Civic began in July 2016 in at Honda's plant in Swindon, Engla ...
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Suppliers to the new Ford Fiesta
Assembly of the seventh-generation Ford Fiesta began in May 2017 in at Ford's plant in Cologne, Germ ...
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Suppliers to the new Citroen C3
Assembly of the third-generation Citroen C3 began in September 2016 in at PSA's plant in Trnava, Slo ...
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Suppliers to the new Toyota C-HR
Assembly of the all-new Toyota C-HR began in November 2016 at the automaker's plant in Sakarya, Turk ...
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