Alfa Romeo

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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: Sales tumble 10% in Dec.; Ram brand posts only gain

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2017

Fiat Chrysler sales fell 10 percent in December, with only the Ram brand, including pickups and commercial trucks, posting a sales gain.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 2, 2017

For Alfa Romeo's 160 U.S dealers, the question is how fast Fiat Chrysler can get newly designed Alfa Romeos into dealerships and in front of actual paying customers.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Say what? 2016's top quotations

8:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2016

Most memorable quotes of 2016: What makes Sergio say 'shoot'; Dealer's funny-noise crusade; Lutz alleges Tesla 'cult'; Why Musk is sleeping on the job; Basking in Alfa glow?... Read More »

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia priced in U.S. starting at $38,990

4:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said pricing for the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan will start at $38,990, including shipping.... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Stelvio caught on video

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2016

An Alfa Romeo Stelvio made an appearance in a YouTube video on FCA's channel.... Read More »

 
Rising Stars finish year with a flourish

Douglas A. Bolduc
1:36 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15 2017

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How China plans to create a giant state-owned automaker

Yang Jian
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12 2017

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BYD bets big on buses in Europe, cars can't be far behind

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12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 10 2017

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Schmidt's statement showed a broken man with misplaced faith in VW

Larry P. Vellequette
3:49 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 7 2017

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Why an electric powertrain is all wrong for off-road vehicles

Richard Truett
12:59 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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VW Beetle could be reborn as electric car

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 5 2017

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Tesla shows why VW, Daimler should keep their heavy trucks businesses

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24 2017

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Tesla's punt at the heavy truck market shows VW and Daimler that there may be meaningful synergies b ...
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BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

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5:14 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22 2017

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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

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9:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16 2017

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Driving the Bentley Bentayga shows just how sophisticated self-driving technology has become as its ...
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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

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5:53 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14 2017

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French tech company NAWA believes it has found a way to boost the power of ultracapacitor batteries ...
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European car sales rise 6%, helped by extra selling day
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toy ...
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European light-vehicle sales rise in November
European registrations rose 6 percent in November, helped by an extra selling day, with Peugeot, Toy ...
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VW, Ford gain as Russia sales rise 15%
New-car sales in Russia rose 15 percent in November. VW and Ford sales both jumped 29 percent. ...
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German sales likely to fall next year on lower diesel demand, VDA says
New-car registrations in Germany will grow to one of their highest-ever levels this year but will li ...
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German sales rise 9% but diesel sales hit hard
New-car sales in Germany rose 9.4 percent in November with Peugeot and Dacia showing strong growth. ...
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UK sales fall 11% in 8th month of decline
UK new-car registrations slumped 11 percent in November as weaker consumer confidence and uncertaint ...
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Western European car sales rise 5% despite UK woes
Western European car registrations rose 5.4 percent in November, with the key French and German mark ...
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Fiat falls in Italy despite 7% market rise
New-car sales in Italy rose 6.8 percent in November, despite a slump in market leader Fiat brand's v ...
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Renault, Peugeot gain in Spain while diesel, VW sales fall
Renault and Peugeot were among the winners as sales of new cars in Spain rose 12 percent in November ...
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Skoda, Peugeot SUVs help French market grow by 10% in Nov.
Skoda and Peugeot were among winners as French new-car registrations increased 10 percent in Novembe ...
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VW, Peugeot, Seat propel compact SUV sector toward new record
Strong demand for new entries from VW, Peugeot and Seat helped to increase European sales in the com ...
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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
New models, increased technology and a strong focus on personalization are helping volume automakers ...
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Small SUVs in focus as Citroen, Hyundai, Kia and Seat ready challengers
Europe's small SUV segment is about to get a lot more crowded as automakers including VW, Hyundai, K ...
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EVs are Europe's fastest growing segment
The EV segment was Europe's fastest growing sector in the first half as sales jumped 56 percent. ...
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Mercedes, Mini, help reverse Europe's cabriolet slump
Europe's premium convertible segment is on the rise as new models from Mercedes, Mini and Porsche he ...
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SUVs will continue to dominate in Europe
Surging demand for SUVs and crossovers in Europe shows no signs of slowing. Analysts predict the bod ...
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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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Toyota Europe sets up mobility, connectivity units; shuffles r&d, purchasing leadership
Toyota Europe will establish two business divisions to focus on mobility services and connectivity a ...
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PSA names veteran exec as chief digital officer
PSA has shuffled its digital leadership by appointing veteran executive Christophe Rauturier as chie ...
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Bugatti's sales chief quits to head luxury beds brand
Bugatti's sales and marketing chief, Stefan Brungs, is leaving the supercar brand to become CEO of bedding specialists Bico. ...
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Porsche France boss to head Canada ops
Marc Ouayoun will become CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, moving from his current role heading the autom ...
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VW brand gets outsider as powertrain chief
VW Group named an executive from outside the company, former Daimler engineer Kurt Blumenroeder, to head powertrain development at its core VW brand. ...
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Kia promotes Russia chief to Europe president
Kia veteran Yong Kew Park, who oversaw the brand's rise to the No. 2 in spot in Russia, has been app ...
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VW Group Canada names new CEO
VW Group said Daniel Weissland will take over its Canada operations. He succeeds Maria Stenstrom, wh ...
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Tesla's head of battery engineering leaves
Tesla's director of battery engineering, Jon Wagner, has left the electric carmaker and is launching a battery and powertrain startup in California. ...
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VW brand appoints new Europe sales chief
VW brand has appointed Manfred Kantner as head of sales in Europe. ...
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Hyundai recruits another BMW engineer for Genesis
Hyundai has recruited BMW engineer Fayez Abdul Rahman to lead architecture development at Genesis an ...
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VW seeks youth appeal with T-Roc
VW believes the T-Roc's high-tech connectivity features, expressive design and fashionable color opt ...
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Seat Arona tackles the 'urban jungle'
Seat is aiming its Arona subcompact crossover at inhabitants of "the urban jungle" who don't need of ...
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BMW sticks to X3's winning formula
BMW has stuck to its winning formula for its X3, one of the automaker's highest volume models, givin ...
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Renault touts Alaskan's comfort features
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Mercedes pickup aims to mimic success of brand's SUVs
Daimler hopes the Mercedes X class will be a game-changer for its light commercial vehicles division ...
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Opel Grandland X plugs key gap in SUV lineup
Opel's Grandland X crossover is expected to give the automaker a strong foothold in Europe's popular ...
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Why Kia sees Stonic as groundbreaker
Kia sees the new Stonic as its best opportunity to date to conquer those European customers who rema ...
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'Chic' VW Polo targets younger buyers
VW is repositioning the Polo subcompact to appeal to younger buyers, abandoning an approach in which ...
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Renault moves Koleos upscale for Europe
Renault is counting on high-end features to make its new Koleos SUV more successful in Europe than t ...
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Ford expands Fiesta family
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Suppliers to the new Aston Martin DB11
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Suppliers to the new Audi Q2
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