Fiat

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 »

 
Shanghai show to measure progress of China's would-be Teslas

Yang Jian
4:19 am U.S. ET | March 24 2017

image
At least six startups funded by Chinese backers have hatched plans to develop high-performance EVs a ...
 Read More ›

Why VW patriarch Piech's parting will be bitter

Christiaan Hetzner
8:16 am U.S. ET | March 22 2017

image
Ferdinand Piech's plan to burn all bridges to his life's work and sell his indirect stake in VW Grou ...
 Read More ›

Why city mayors may dictate which cars will rule the roads

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18 2017

image
PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares is scared that the mayors of the world's biggest cities -- especially t ...
 Read More ›

How Aston Martin could help make your life better

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

image
Aston Martin is playing a key role in reducing CO2 and giving back a huge amount of lost time to car ...
 Read More ›

Audi CEO's polished exterior shows cracks amid diesel scandal

Christiaan Hetzner
5:53 am U.S. ET | March 17 2017

image
There are few German top managers as practiced as Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. ...
 Read More ›

As VW exits crisis, the press spins next chapter like pirate radio

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

image
When the financial and automotive press gathered Tuesday in Wolfsburg, home to a leading automaker, ...
 Read More ›

Mitsubishi gets a lot more European

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 15 2017

image
Mitsubishi is becoming a lot more European as Chairman Carlos Ghosn fills key posts with trusted French and British executives. ...
 Read More ›

Perseverance leads to perfect iPad pockets in new XC60


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

image
Volvo's new XC60 has an iPad-friendly storage space that took a decade to make a reality. ...
 Read More ›

For Italy's Giugiaros, a return to the Geneva spotlight


12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8 2017

image
It would not be a Geneva auto show without Giorget‎to and Fabrizio Giugiaro up on a small stan ...
 Read More ›

Velar may signal new strategy at Land Rover

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7 2017

image
The Range Rover Velar runs dangerously close to the Range Rover Sport in Land Rover's luxury lineup. ...
 Read More ›

Newsletters & Alerts
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
  • Sample
image
European sales rise 2% amid political uncertainty
New-car registrations rose 2 percent in Europe last month even though major brands such as VW, Opel ...
 Read More ›
image
W. European sales edge up in February
Western European car sales rose nearly 1 percent in February as demand slowed in key markets. ...
 Read More ›
image
Diesels lose appeal in weaker German car market
New-car sales in Germany fell nearly 3 percent last month, with diesel models worst hit as authoriti ...
 Read More ›
image
Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
GM's Opel brand and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions o ...
 Read More ›
image
Opel, PSA lag rivals as Europe sales rise 10% in January
Opel and PSA posted weaker European sales in January than their rivals amid discussions of a possibl ...
 Read More ›
image
Irish new-car sales fall in January as Brexit bites
New-car sales in Ireland fell nearly 2 percent in January as the British pound's sharp decline after ...
 Read More ›
image
EU car sales growth expected to slow to 1%, ACEA says
Car sales in the EU are expected to grow by about 1 percent in 2017, a sharp slowdown from last year ...
 Read More ›
image
Russia slump forecast to end; rapid recovery unlikely
After a four-year drop, Russia's car market looks to have bottomed out, leaving manufacturers optimi ...
 Read More ›
image
Western European car sales rise 10% in January
Western European car sales rose 9.5 percent in January on buoyant demand in Germany, France, Italy a ...
 Read More ›
image
UK sales rise 3% in Jan. on consumer demand
UK new-car registrations rose 3 percent in January, helped by the first increase in demand from priv ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
Europe's large premium SUV segment heads for record year
Europe's large premium SUV segment is on track for a record year, helped by rising sales of models s ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi, BMW, Jaguar give midsize premium segment a lift
Europe's midsize premium segment grew at a near double-digit pace in the first half on new models fr ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi's new development boss will start earlier than expected
Former Volvo executive Peter Mertens will become Audi's development chief earlier than anticipated, ...
 Read More ›
image
Nissan appoints EV expert as new tech boss for Europe
Nissan has appointed company veteran Nobusuke Toukura as the head of its European technical center. ...
 Read More ›
image
Nissan Europe promotes French exec to sales and marketing chief
Nissan Europe named Philippe Saillard as its new head of sales and marketing, a promotion from his c ...
 Read More ›
image
Infiniti names former BMW exec Habib as design chief
Infiniti, Nissan's premium brand, named Karim Habib, former global design chief for BMW, as the bran ...
 Read More ›
image
Nissan's Nakamura retires as design team is shuffled
Shiro Nakamura, who penned some of Nissan's most daring and memorable cars, will retire after 17 yea ...
 Read More ›
image
GM, Honda name top management for fuel cell venture
GM and Honda named the top managers that will oversee their newly formed Fuel Cell System Manufactur ...
 Read More ›
image
Toyota names new Europe sales boss
Toyota has shuffled its executive team in Europe, naming Hiroaki Nanahara, a veteran of the company' ...
 Read More ›
image
Toyota trims exec positions, aims for quicker decision making
Toyota has reduced its number of top positions to speed up decision making, as the automaker works t ...
 Read More ›
image
Daimler picks U.S. trucks chief Daum to replace Bernhard
Daimler has appointed the head of its North American trucks division to run group-wide truck operati ...
 Read More ›
image
Federal-Mogul shakes up leadership under Icahn takeover
Federal-Mogul Holdings named Bradley Norton as the new co-CEO and CEO of the supplier's motor parts division. ...
 Read More ›
image
Mini maxes out with Countryman
The Mini Countryman has grown to become the BMW subsidiary's biggest model to date and now competes ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
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 ...
 Read More ›
image
Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
 Read More ›
image
Better-connected 5 series gets tech from BMW flagship
BMW has made its 5 series lighter, more economical and fully connected with advanced technology firs ...
 Read More ›
image
Smart improves ForTwo, ForFour EV variants with Renault tech
Smart has improved its EV technology for the battery-powered versions of its ForTwo and ForFour with ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
 Read More ›
image
Audi makes Q5 a tougher rival for Mercedes GLC, Porsche Macan
Audi has developed the second-generation Q5 to have the driving dynamics of the Porsche Macan and a ...
 Read More ›
image
Peugeot moves upscale with new 3008 SUV
The new Peugeot 3008 has been turned into an SUV from a minivan and has been given significant upgra ...
 Read More ›
image
Citroen aims C3 at Facebook generation
Citroen is aiming its new C3 firmly at younger, tech-savvy buyers who will appreciate features such ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Infiniti Q30
Assembly of the all-new Infiniti Q30 began on Daimler's MFA platform in December 2015 at the Nissan' ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Mercedes C-class Coupe
Assembly of the second-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class Coupe began in Bremen, Germany, in October 2 ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra
Assembly of the latest Opel/Vauxhall Astra began in Gliwice, Poland, in August 2015 and then in Elle ...
 Read More ›
image
Suppliers to the new Jaguar F-Pace
Assembly of Jaguar's all-new F-Pace began at parent Jaguar Land Rover's facility at Solihull, Englan ...
 Read More ›