Alfa Romeo

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 »

VIDEO: First Shift: Bill Ford on ethics of autonomy

8:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2016

Bill Ford on ethics of autonomous cars; Robot Uber rides begin in Pittsburgh; Mercedes increases global lead over BMW; Sneak peek at Alfa Stelvio; Ferrari, Maserati future product.... Read More »

Alfa Stelvio makes brief appearance in FCA video

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2016

In a video posted on FCA's YouTube channel, which has since been taken down, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio makes an appearance at the company's Cassino plant in Italy, where it is being assembled. The all-new crossover is expected to be officially revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November and go on sale in early 2017.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Dodge Dart's short, troubled life

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

Dodge Dart's short, troubled life; Ford CEO: Autonomous-vehicle sales to public by mid-2020s; Nissan Rogue hybrid; BMW ends Z4 production; Alfa Romeo, ad agency part ways.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo parts ways with ad agency

1:08 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 12, 2016

DDB Chicago's ride with Alfa Romeo was a quick one. The ad agency -- which won the Fiat Chrysler brand earlier this year -- is off the account.... Read More »

Alfa's plans get fuzzy fast

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

Fiat Chrysler's resurrection of Alfa Romeo continued this year with production of the new Giulia sedan and the flexible Giorgio platform upon which it rests. That platform will underpin most future Alfa Romeo crossovers, sedans and coupes.... Read More »

FCA: Jeep, Ram do the heavy lifting

11:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 2, 2016

Fiat Chrysler -- in its first monthly sales report since it restated more than five years of sales data -- reported U.S. sales up 0.3 percent in July, thanks entirely to gains from Jeep and Ram.... Read More »

WESLEY WREN

BLOG: Are 750-hp, Alfa Romeo-based Hellcats and a Barracuda in Dodge's future?

9:00 am U.S. ET | July 12, 2016

Next-generation Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats will be fixed to Fiat Chrysler's Alfa Romeo Giulia platform and in Hellcat trim will have at least 750 hp. Dodge also could revive the Challenger's E-body brother of yore -- the Plymouth Barracuda, according to a U.S. media report. The Dodge Barracuda would be the name for convertible Challengers and make Chrysler's muscle car desirable for fans of open-air cruising.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Alfa touts Giulia's driving dynamics

July 8, 2016 06:01 CET

Alfa Romeo claims its new Giulia has better driving dynamics than rivals such as the BMW 3 series because the standard models were derived from the car's Quadrifoglio performance version rather than the other way around.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for July

July 4, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready to view. This month's edition looks at how Volvo has turned itself into a legitimate rival to Germany's top premium brands.... Read More »

ANE's July e-magazine goes live Monday

July 1, 2016 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, July 4.... Read More »

Alfa finally free to make the sports sedan it wants to

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

With the launch of the Giulia later this year, Alfa Romeo will finally have a sports sedan designed to its own tastes: lightweight, rear-wheel-drive and free from the input of a partner. Last time it built a contender in this segment, the project got embroiled in Alfa parent Fiat's doomed relationship with General Motors.... Read More »

Industry trims stocks in May

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

Although May U.S. auto sales sagged 6.1 percent and missed analysts' expectations, the industry managed to rein in vehicle supplies that were starting to bulge.... Read More »

Alfa will start sales of 'make or break' Giulia next month

May 27, 2016 06:01 CET

Alfa Romeo is pinning its revival hopes on the Giulia, which will go on sale in Europe next month. The credibility of the brand's revival depends on the car, Fiat Chrysler Chief Technology Officer Harald Wester said.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Rich history of Indy 500 pace cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2016

Stoddard-Dayton to Camaro: The rich history of Indy 500 pace cars; May U.S. sales drop expected; GM moving pickup work from Mexico?; 'Make or break' for Alfa; Hyundai's at-home update.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Packing heat in the showroom

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

Packing heat in the showroom: Texas dealers weigh options; Bigland's big challenges at Alfa Romeo, Maserati; Mustang out-muscles Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger in crash tests.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler names Bigland as head of Alfa and Maserati

5:00 am U.S. ET | May 24, 2016

Harald Wester has been replaced by Reid Bigland as head of Fiat Chrysler's Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands. Bigland will also continue as head of U.S. and Canadian sales for the automaker. Wester will remain FCA's chief technology officer.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Bigland new Alfa, Maserati chief

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

FCA's Bigland named Alfa, Maserati chief; Toyota adds 1.6M vehicles to airbag recall; Tesla loses in N.C.; Report: Nissan may sell stake in supplier; Still not sold on self-driving.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: The end of traffic deaths?

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Way to end traffic deaths? Volvo, Toyota say yes; Nissan's Mitsu reform move; 300, Charger moving to Pacifica platform?; Alfa crossover expected; Tesla goes for tourist trade.... Read More »

Alfa expects to unveil crossover by end of year

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23, 2016

Alfa Romeo likely will reveal its new crossover by year end, brand chief Harald Wester said.... Read More »

CAR CUTAWAY

Suppliers to the new Alfa Romeo Giulia

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

Assembly of the all-new Alfa Romeo Giulia began in March at parent Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s factory in Cassino, Italy. Output is expected to peak at more than 55,000 units this year, according to IHS Automotive.... Read More »

Alfa Giulia to debut with a more powerful engine

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

Alfa Romeo's new Giulia midsize sedan will begin arriving in U.S. dealerships in September or October, says the CEO of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-owned brand.... Read More »

 
Lotus can thrive under Geely

Nick Gibbs
5:47 am U.S. ET | May 24 2017

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Geely's decision to take a majority stake in Lotus is great news for the unprofitable UK sports-car maker because the Chinese company has had great success in reviving... ...
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How Renault plans to keep the Captur ahead of rivals

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 19 2017

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After attracting top suppliers, Macedonia eyes bigger prize

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 10 2017

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Macedonia has spent the last decade establishing itself as open for business to global automotive suppliers such as Delphi, Adient and Lear, but is it ready to become home to. ...
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Why VW brand's plunging revenue is good news

Christiaan Hetzner
7:14 am U.S. ET | May 3 2017

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One aspect of VW Group's first-quarter report is the plunge in revenue at its core brand. ...
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VW has no compelling reason to sell Ducati


4:33 am U.S. ET | May 2 2017

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Volkswagen's 747-million-euro acquisition of Ducati might not have been based on any industrial logi ...
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China's bigger families are good news for minivan sales

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 28 2017

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China's scrapping of its one-child per family policy has created an unexpected increase in minivan s ...
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Volvo exec says risk factor for XC60 exceeds XC90

Douglas A. Bolduc
5:09 am U.S. ET | April 27 2017

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Volvo's r&d boss says the new XC60 is even more of a high-risk model than the second-generation XC90 ...
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Germany's auto industry welcomes prospect of Macron presidency in France

Christiaan Hetzner
8:34 am U.S. ET | April 24 2017

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Sunday's election outcome in France, in which a moderate Europhile investment banker won the first r ...
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China lands Chevy Volt in a Buick wrapper

Jay Ramey
8:14 am U.S. ET | April 20 2017 UPDATED: 4/20/17 2:27 pm ET - adds details

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Buick offers far more models in China than it does in the U.S. ...
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Tavares' tall task for PSA and Opel: brand management

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2017

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The buzz at last month's Geneva auto show was what would PSA CEO Carlos Tavares do to streamline his enlarged stable of brands, given that Citroen, Peugeot and new addition... ...
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European sales fall 7% on VW, British slump
Passenger car registrations fell 7 percent in Europe in April on fewer selling days and a big slump ...
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VW, Kia, Renault benefit as Russia sales rise 7%
New-car sales in Russia rose 7 percent last month as the market's rebound gathered momentum after fo ...
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Spanish sales rise on Easter tourism boost
New-car registrations in Spain rose 1.1 percent in April, boosted by holiday rental sales. VW's Seat ...
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Premium brands gain ground as UK sales plunge 20%
UK new-car registrations slumped 20 percent in April, the biggest year-on-year drop for over six yea ...
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German sales fall 8% as diesel share declines
German new-car registrations fell 8 percent in April as buyers turned away from diesel cars and fewe ...
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Renault, Skoda and Citroen among winners as Italy sales fall 5%
New-car registrations in Italy fell 4.6 percent last month with most major automakers losing volume ...
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Renault, PSA suffer as French sales decline 6%
French registrations fell 6 percent in April on two fewer selling days. ...
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FCA, Ford and Renault gain share as European sales rise 11%
European sales rose 11 percent in March as automakers took advantage of a solid economy and more sel ...
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VW brand sales rose 2.5% in March but are down for first quarter
Volkswagen brand's global sales rose 2.5 percent in March but slid 1. ...
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Lada, Kia and Renault see big gains as Russia sales rise nearly 10%
New-car sales in Russia rose 9.4 percent last month as the market's rebound begins to gain momentum. ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Toyota hires key U.S. marketing exec from VW
Toyota has named Volkswagen of America marketing executive Vinay Shahani its vice president of integ ...
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VW brand recruits Hyundai's Sengpiehl as global marketing chief
Volkswagen Group has recruited Hyundai's Jochen Sengpiehl to be global marketing director for its co ...
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BMW adds 2 execs to North American leadership
BMW's new North America chief has appointed two lieutenants to help him as he works to revive the au ...
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VW names U.S. compliance officer after diesel scandal
Volkswagen's U.S. unit named a KPMG director, Stephanie Davis, as its chief compliance officer after the automaker was sentenced in April in its diesel-emissions scandal. ...
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Continental names new head of China operations
Continental appointed Enno Tang, who runs the German supplier's chassis and safety business in China ...
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BMW i subbrand exec to join energy group Innogy
German energy group Innogy has recruited Stefan von Dobschuetz, a key executive from BMW Group's i s ...
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Mini USA appoints new heads of sales and marketing
Mini USA has appointed new heads of both sales and marketing. ...
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VW names new communications, logistics chiefs for North America
Volkswagen Group of America has promoted two executives to top positions running the company's commu ...
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Ex-Ferrari exec Lanzone hired by autonomous car start-up Zoox
Autonomous vehicle startup Zoox said Corrado Lanzone, former operations director of Ferrari's racing division, has joined the company as its vice president of manufacturing... ...
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Former GM chief Wagoner joins ChargePoint board
Former GM chief Rick Wagoner, who introduced the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid during his last year ...
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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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Toyota gets quirky with C-HR to 'turn heads'
Toyota is a latecomer to Europe's crossover segment with the new C-HR. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Suppliers to the new Renault Megane
Assembly of the fourth-generation Renault Megane began in November 2015 at the French automaker's fa ...
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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' ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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