Fiat

Another strange tale from the world of Lapo Elkann

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5, 2016

Trouble seems to be Lapo Elkann's middle name. The flamboyant 39-year-old heir to the Fiat fortune, no stranger to lurid headlines, was arrested in New York on Nov. 27 on suspicion of falsely reporting his own kidnapping.... Read More »

FCA: Sales slip 14% despite strong month for Ram

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2016

FCA's November U.S. sales dropped 14 percent, despite stronger volume from the Ram brand.... Read More »

What to make of these Fiat tweets?

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

Why is Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks going around Europe taking photos with distressed Fiats and posting them on Twitter, claiming to be “excited about my new car”?... Read More »

Marchionne urges Italians to back constitutional reform referendum

Nov. 25, 2016 03:23 CET

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne warned that Italy could face serious damage to its image if voters rejected constitutional reform in a forthcoming referendum. "Italy is a country that deserves better," Marchionne said, adding that a "No" vote might scare off foreigner investors.... Read More »

Lusty and thrilling: What people are saying about Alfa Romeo's Stelvio

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles finally unveiled the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week, and the crossover quickly became a hot topic. Here’s what people are saying about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.... Read More »

Variety adds spice to crossover market

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

Consumers swapping out their sedans, wagons and coupes are demanding equal diversity from their crossovers and SUVs, fueling an influx of new and redesigned models that continue to expand the definition of the modern utility vehicle.... Read More »

Fiat to slash prices in U.S.

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

Fiat's new pricing structure in the United States will cut the sticker prices of some models next year by as much as $5,205 and drop the starting price of its cheapest model under $15,000, excluding shipping, according to documents obtained by Automotive News.... Read More »

FCA counts on Stelvio to boost Alfa sales

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

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio -- the first crossover from the resurrected brand and key to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' hopes of restoring Alfa Romeo to global relevance -- features a trim lineup that puts German competitors squarely in its sights.... Read More »

Alfa may share its rwd platform

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

Alfa Romeo's new rear-wheel-drive platform underpinning the Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover is likely to be used on other Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicles, the brand's head has said.... Read More »

Cars. Congestion. Must be our L.A. picks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2016

This year's Los Angeles Auto Show offered good news for off-roaders, speed lovers and owners of the Fiat 500L. Our David Undercoffler explains.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler teams up with Amazon to sell cars online in Italy

11:03 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it has teamed up with U.S. internet giant Amazon to start selling cars online offering an additional discount.... Read More »

Alfa's first crossover takes aim at Germany's best

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

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio -- the first crossover from the resurrected brand and a key to Fiat Chrysler's hopes of restoring Alfa Romeo to global relevance -- features a trim lineup that puts German competitors squarely in its sights.... Read More »

2016 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Alfa says Stelvio's performance will be 'staggering'

Nov. 16, 2016 18:30 CET

Alfa Romeo says the Stelvio, its first SUV, will offer performance and driving dynamics that top rivals such as the Porsche Macan and described the ride and handling of the Quadrifoglio version of the Stelvio as "staggering."... Read More »

Marchionne sees hybrid tech as way to boost Ferrari's volume

Nov. 8, 2016 11:27 CET

Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne sees hybrid technology as a way to boost the brand's profits by lifting sales above 10,000 a year.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo to unveil its 1st crossover in L.A.

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

Fiat Chrysler's 2010 plan for Alfa Romeo's first crossover promised U.S. production beginning in 2012. Four years later the Italian-built vehicle is finally ready to take its bow. The midsize crossover, expected to be called Stelvio, will be unveiled this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, a company source said.... Read More »

Martin Leach took passion for racing to exec suite

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

From the age of 5, when he chose a push car as a birthday present, Martin Leach was happiest behind the wheel of an automobile, preferably a very fast one.... Read More »

Martin Leach, former head of Maserati, Ford of Europe, dies at 59

10:57 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2016

Martin Leach, a former Ford executive who led its European unit and also ran Maserati before taking a top position at electric carmaker NextEV, has died. He was 59.... Read More »

FCA US: Ram gains can't offset Jeep cooldown, Chrysler plunge

11:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's sales dove more than 10 percent in October as sales of the Chrysler 200 cratered to their lowest levels in five years and despite Ram brand sales climbing 12 percent.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

Fiat 124 Spider could be blueprint for a different kind of car-sharing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2016

Usually, when automakers build cars for a partner, the changes are limited to different badges and perhaps a new front fascia and not much else. The Fiat 124 is very different, and the changes could be the blueprint for a new kind of car-sharing among automakers.... Read More »

Alfa will add a Giulia wagon to boost European sales

Oct. 26, 2016 14:06 CET

Alfa Romeo will launch a station wagon version of its Giulia sedan in Europe late next year to help boost sales of the key model, people briefed on the matter said.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The Mazda Miata and Fiat 124 Spider: The future of platform sharing?

11:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2016

The Fiat 124 Spider is a rare car. Not just because its U.S. sales (so far) are miniscule, but because it's better than the car that spawned it, the Mazda MX-5 Miata.... Read More »

Report: Maserati delays Alfieri till '20

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2016

Maserati has delayed its Alfieri sports car until 2020, according to a new report.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2016

Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint venture plant with Tofas in Bursa, Turkey. Output is expected to peak at more than 170,000 units in 2017, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

FCA US: Volume slips on weak Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep demand

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

Jeep reported its first monthly sales decline since September 2013 Monday, pushing Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales down 0.9 percent in September. The automaker posted sales of 192,883 vehicles for the month, including its first reported U.S. sales of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, which has yet to reach U.S. showrooms. FCA said 24 percent of its September sales went into fleets.... Read More »

Can Fiat fill FCA's small-car void?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 3, 2016

The folks who make their living doing dealership buy-sells agree: There is zero outside interest in buying U.S. Fiat stores, But among Fiat Chrysler dealers, Fiat's small stable of low-priced but slow-selling cars is getting a second look.... Read More »

 
Why Brexit could be bad news for self-driving cars


12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2016

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Brexit should be a wake up call to proponents of autonomous driving, said a researcher from a London-based think tank. ...
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Why Porsche, Toyota love endurance racing even as Audi quits

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2016

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Audi said will no longer race in certain endurance events to focus on the all-electric Formula E rac ...
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Nissan exec remembers when EVs were 'doomed to fail'


8:21 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1 2016

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Nissan Europe Chairman Paul Willcox smiles when he thinks about the verbal beatings the automaker took after making its multi-billion-euro commitment to electric vehicles. ...
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BMW said to plan performance version of its i3 electric car

Graham Kozak
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30 2016

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BMW plans a performance variant of the i3 to be called the i3S, according to a UK media report that ...
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Stadler was right to pick outsider for top Audi r&d post

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25 2016

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler did the right thing when he picked a non-VW Group executive to fill his key ...
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Why VW's job cuts were always going to happen

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23 2016

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VW Group's decision to save 3.7 billion euros in costs at its core brand by cutting 30,000 jobs has ...
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Mopar's Gorlier has the makings of FCA's next CEO

Larry P. Vellequette
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18 2016

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Pietro Gorlier has run an innovative business unit at Fiat Chrysler that has expanded and made lots of money and touches every facet of the company around the world. ...
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How Li Shufu will weave an empire around Volvo, Geely

Yang Jian
5:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15 2016

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Shortly after Geely founder Li Shufu acquired Volvo in 2010, he pledged to maintain the Swedish marq ...
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Germany's auto industry says climate change targets too ambitious after Trump's election

Christiaan Hetzner
12:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 11 2016

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Germany's auto industry lobby say now is the wrong time to accelerate action against climate change ...
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Renault's Zoe eclipses GM's EV claims for now

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2016

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General Motors is touting the long-range and affordability of its Chevrolet Bolt electric car and it ...
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UK market may fall 8% next year on Brexit, Germany's VDA says
German automakers are taking a bleak view of next year's UK auto market, forecasting that demand wil ...
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UK sales rise 3% as fleet demand offsets fewer private purchases
UK new-car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent in November, putting the market on course for reco ...
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German sales gain nearly 2% as market heads for six-year high
German new-car sales rose by nearly 2 percent in November. Full-year sales are headed for their stro ...
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Mercedes all but locks down U.S. luxury sales win
Mercedes sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. again in November, virtually guaranteeing that the b ...
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VW brand's losing streak in U.S. ends with 24% gain
Volkswagen of America posted a 24 percent gain in November sales for its core brand, breaking a year ...
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Rental company demand boosts Spain sales
Spanish new-car sales rose 14 percent in November pushed by strong demand from businesses and car re ...
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Italian sales jump 8% on business demand
Italian new-car sales rose 8.2 percent in November as business buyers rushed to benefit from tax bre ...
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Renault, Toyota, Fiat gain as French sales rise 9%
French new-car sales rose by nearly 9 percent in November with Renault, Toyota, Audi and Fiat among ...
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VW Group sales gain 5% in Oct. as China offsets flat Europe
VW Group sales increased by 5 percent in October, helped by 17 percent growth in China that offset a ...
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VW brand Oct. sales rise 4% but further growth depends on China
VW brand's global sales rose 4 percent in October in the third straight monthly gain, largely driven ...
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Audi, Mercedes push key segment toward milestone
Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are largely responsible for the growing success of the compact premium s ...
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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 ...
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Skoda, Renault, Toyota benefit from higher sales of midsize cars in Europe
Europe's midsize segment is on track for a second year of rising sales as new models from Skoda, Ren ...
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Minicars get boost from Italy rebound
European minicar sales – especially at Fiat Chrysler -- are getting a lift from the continuing ...
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Subcompact sales set to peak in Europe this year before SUVs cause decline
Demand for subcompacts in Europe will peak this year, analysts say, as competition from similar-size ...
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VW Group's small SUV push expected to help double segment's volume by 2022
Volkswagen Group's late arrival to Europe's small SUV/crossover segment is expected to make one of t ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising exec to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Renault-Nissan names new powertrain chief to drive engine integration
Renault-Nissan named veteran executive Philippe Brunet to replace its current head of engines and tr ...
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Volvo picks fast-rising Henrik Green to lead r&d
Volvo named Henrik Green its new head of r&d, giving the Swedish executive his fourth promotion in t ...
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Visteon hires Daimler exec to lead driver assistance system development
Visteon has appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler as the supplier's head of advanced driver assistan ...
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VW's new Moia brand hires high-profile former Daimler executive
VW Group's new mobility services brand, Moia, has hired Robert Henrich from Daimler as its chief ope ...
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Volvo picks McDonald's exec as first chief digital officer
Volvo has named Atif Rafiq its first chief digital officer, luring the longtime Silicon Valley execu ...
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Daimler promotes Wagener to new role of chief design officer
Daimler has promoted its head of design, Gorden Wagener to the newly created role of chief design of ...
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Renault-Nissan names new purchasing chief
Renault-Nissan has promoted Veronique Sarlat-Depotte as its new head of the alliance's joint purchasing operations. ...
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BMW names new U.S., German plant bosses
BMW has named new bosses for its U.S. factory and two key plants in Germany, ...
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Audi of America names its first American CFO
Audi of America has named its first American finance chief. The brand tapped Matt Carpenter, 36, as ...
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Porsche enhances Panamera's 911-like looks
Porsche is hoping its second-generation Panamera will lure more European customers with the sedan's ...
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Renault keeps the Scenic family friendly
Renault has kept the Scenic’s minivan design in a move that goes against the industry trend of ...
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Kia Niro targets 2 sweet spots
The Kia Niro targets two sweet spots in the market: booming demand for high-riding SUV-styled models ...
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S90, V90 are key to Volvo's continued revival
Volvo expects the S90 and V90 will be big steps in the automaker's revival but a challenge looms. ...
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Audi Q2 targets affluent downsizers
The Audi Q2 is the first subcompact SUV/crossover from a German luxury brand. ...
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Hyundai sees Ioniq as brand hero
Hyundai sees its new Ioniq as its green flagship and a key image booster in Europe even if sales wil ...
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Seat expects Ateca to strengthen its profitability
Seat, which recently returned to profitability after years of losses, expects to further strengthen ...
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Ford makes Edge its European flagship
Ford says it will target premium rivals including the Volvo XC60 and Audi Q5 with its new European f ...
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Cadillac XT5 price undercuts rivals in Europe
Cadillac aims to increase its SUV market share in Europe by pricing its new XT5 below German premium ...
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Honda hopes NSX halo effect will give automaker a boost in Europe
Honda hopes for a halo effect boost in Europe from its NSX supercar. The NSX is a "branding exercise ...
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Suppliers to the new Fiat Tipo
Assembly of the new Fiat Tipo began in September 2015 at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' joint ven ...
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Suppliers to the new Ferrari 488
Assembly of the Ferrari 488 began in June 2015 at the supercar maker's factory in Maranello, Italy. ...
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Suppliers to the new VW Tiguan
VW started production of the new Tiguan in January at its factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. Output is e ...
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Suppliers to the new Bentley Bentayga
Bentley Bentayga production began in November 2015 at the brand's factory in Crewe, England. ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Talisman
Assembly of the new Renault Talisman began in September 2015 at Renault's factory in Douai, France. ...
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