Maserati

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Party favors Maserati dealer

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

How does a dealer sell a much-anticipated luxury vehicle when it won't arrive in showrooms for months? For a Maserati dealer in Houston, the answer was simple: You have a party.... 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 »

Maserati pins turnaround on Levante

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

Maserati hopes its first SUV will drive a volume and profit turnaround. The Levante large SUV went on sale in July in Italy and last month in the U.S.... Read More »

FCA recalls 13,092 Maserati cars for rollaway risk

8:15 am U.S. ET | June 23, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's Maserati unit is recalling 13,092 Quattroporte and Ghibli luxury cars from the 2014 model year because they may roll away after drivers mistakenly believe they have engaged the vehicles in 'park' mode.... Read More »

Marchionne mulls Maserati electric sports car as Tesla competitor

June 18, 2016 15:43 CET

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is considering adding full-electric vehicles to the carmaker's lineup including the Maserati Alfieri sports car and a small city car.... Read More »

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Maserati expects first SUV to become its best-seller

June 14, 2016 06:01 CET

Maserati is embracing the boom in luxury SUV sales with the launch of its Levante crossover, which the brand expects to become its No. 1 seller.... 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 »

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 »

Maserati taps Chase for private-label financing

11:15 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2016

Maserati is partnering with Chase to establish a captivelike brand: Maserati Capital USA. Chase took over as Maserati's private-label financial provider on April 1 in more than 100 Maserati dealerships across the U.S. Maserati Capital USA will provide financing and leasing options for consumers and Chase will offer commercial lending and treasury services for Maserati dealers.... Read More »

Maserati looks to automate some aspects of driving in new Levante

3:37 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2016

Maserati is developing a semi-automated driving system for its new Levante crossover that also will likely find its way into the company's Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans in the next two years, CEO Harald Wester said today.... Read More »

Maserati starts new Levante at $72,000

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

Pricing for Maserati's Levante crossover, which make its North American debut at the New York auto show, will start at $72,000, excluding delivery, when it arrives in U.S. dealerships this fall.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Porsche ex-CEO acquitted

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2016

Porsche's ex-CEO, finance chief acquitted; FBI car-hacking warning; Maserati Levante starts at $72K; Hyundai teases Genesis concept; Leaf taps a beer trick; Family fun with Ferrari.... Read More »

Maserati Levante to start in U.S. at $72,000

3:37 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2016

The 2017 Maserati Levante, the luxury brand's first-ever crossover, will go on sale in U.S. dealerships this fall, with pricing starting at $72,000, excluding delivery, the brand said today.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: After millennials, who's next?

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

Make way for Gen Z, the post-millennial market; FCA finds way to bolster Jeep, Alfa, Maserati; Autonomous-car warning; BMW's defense strategy; VW repairs stalled?... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler gains access to cash at U.S. arm

3:06 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it eliminated covenants linked to term loans of its U.S. unit, FCA US, thus gaining full access to the subsidiary's cash. Fiat Chrysler can now use the cash to help fund a product overhaul of Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Maserati by 2018, at which time the company also says it will have eliminated its net debt.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Whistleblower sues VW

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

Whistleblower sues VW; 2nd legal test for GM; Mazda's festival focus; Maserati, Nissan recalls; New Mazda crossover; Dodge track adventure.... Read More »

Maserati recalls Quattroporte, Ghibli for risk of unintended acceleration

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 12, 2016

Maserati is recalling some of its Quattroporte and Ghibli luxury sedans because of danger posed by the driver-side floor mat, which can become dislodged and stuck in the accelerator.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Ford, Nissan Feb. fleet spike

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 8, 2016

Ford, Nissan Feb. fleet spike, GM cuts back; Pacifica rated at 28 mpg highway; Maserati grows N.A. dealer network; Honda hires detectives; Ssangyong's U.S. goal.... Read More »

Wester: Maserati to add N.A. dealerships

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

Maserati will grow its dealership network in North America from 116 outlets to 130 by year end as it prepares to launch the Levante crossover that debuted in Geneva.... Read More »

GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Europe goes crossover crazy, too

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

The explosion in crossovers, so evident in the U.S., is every bit as strong in Europe. Automakers seem intent on filling every niche and subniche of crossover.... Read More »

2016 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Maserati says Levante will be 'big beast' among luxury SUVs

March 2, 2016 13:41 CET

The Maserati Levante will be the "big beast" among luxury SUVs, CEO Harald Wester said. Maserati is counting on the crossover to help it reach its target of boosting sales to 75,000 cars in 2018.... Read More »

Fiat makes big Europe push to rescue 2018 strategy

March 1, 2016 12:54 CET

Fiat Chrysler is embarking on a big product expansion in Europe, as the automaker faces crunch time over a strategy to more than double profit by 2018. After delaying investment in the region for years, the company is presenting 10 new or refreshed models at the Geneva auto show, ranging from the affordable Fiat Tipo to the upscale Maserati Levante SUV.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler begins production of Maserati Levante SUV

Feb. 29, 2016 12:04 CET

Fiat Chrysler started production of the Maserati Levante at its Mirafiori plant in Turin. The SUV, a rival to the Porsche Cayenne, will be launched in Europe in May and later in other markets around the world.... Read More »

Maserati gives a peek at production Levante crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 29, 2016

The first official images of the production version of Maserati's Levante crossover feature a streamlined shape with a heavily tapered back window and frameless door windows. Built in Italy, the Levante will be unveiled this week at the Geneva auto show.... Read More »

FCA gets in on the 'Batman v Superman' action

11:21 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2016

When chaos ensues in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Bruce Wayne hops in a Jeep Renegade to confront it. Fiat Chrysler is continuing its movie-alignment marketing strategy in the upcoming superhero flick through a co-branded partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures.... Read More »

 
BMW's cycle 'hyperloop' is a vision for fast, pollution-free city travel

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

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Bentley Bentayga's autonomous tech tops Audi's

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

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French tech company NAWA sees ultracapacitor battery breakthrough

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

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Why Vauxhall is likely to survive despite a steep sales slump

Nick Gibbs
4:56 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13 2017

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PSA's strategy to reduce non-profitable car sales is harming Vauxhall, which saw sales plunge drop 3 ...
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Volvo's subscription plan could be a boon for dealers too

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

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Volvo seems to have found a new way to get its vehicles into the hands of customers that is digital, ...
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Without PSA tech, Opel could have been killed by EU CO2 fines

Luca Ciferri
6:08 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10 2017

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The EU's target to reduce CO2 emissions from new-car fleets to a 95 gram per km average by 2020-2021 might have been the kiss of death for Opel/Vauxhall if PSA hadn't stepped. ...
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Europe's automakers score a win with new CO2 targets

Christiaan Hetzner
4:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Outwardly Europe's carmakers are complaining about the EU's proposed fleet emission targets through ...
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Car rejection claims 'totally false,' Seat CEO says

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9 2017

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Seat CEO Luca de Meo says claims that a growing number of people are rejecting car ownership are "to ...
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PSA's Opel purchase leaves Citroen odd man out

Peter Sigal
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1 2017

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PSA's purchase of Opel means the automaker now has three mass-market European brands. This could be ...
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VW brand's profit margin goal is too easy

Christiaan Hetzner
6:28 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30 2017

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VW brand's turnaround plan is not even a year old and yet next month the brand's CEO, Herbert Diess, ...
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Spanish sales rise 14% in Oct. despite political tensions over Catalonia
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