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Fiat Chrysler shareholders to vote on merger in early August

June 30, 2014 17:01 CET
Fiat Chrysler shareholders will meet early August to vote on the merger between the Italian carmaker and its U.S. unit, CEO Sergio Marchionne said on the sidelines of an event in Turin.... Read More »

 

To sell Fiat luxury shift, Marchionne seeks labor peace in Italy

June 30, 2014 10:55 CET
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne's visit to Italy last week to solve a labor dispute that threatened Maserati production shows how important the country's plants are becoming to the company's future, a union boss said.... Read More »

 

Ferrari V-8s to get turbos; V-12s to get hybrid systems

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
Ferrari will use turbochargers on V-8s and hybrid systems on V-12s to cut fleet carbon dioxide emissions 20 percent by 2021 while also boosting performance, Ferrari Powertrain Director Vittorio Dini said.... Read More »

 

ProMaster City to take on Transit Connect

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
The 2015 Ram ProMaster City will give Chrysler Group dealers a small urban delivery vehicle to sell when it arrives in dealerships early next year. Based on the Fiat Doblo but designed for North America, the van will compete with Ford's Transit Connect.... Read More »

 

Fiat 500 Abarth with automatic transmission should broaden appeal, exec says

4:11 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
The North American head of the Fiat brand said that adding an optional automatic transmission to its performance Fiat 500 Abarth would open up the sporty minicar to a much wider number of potential customers.... Read More »

 

Fiat Chrysler, Marchionne prepare to sell Wall Street on 'Cinderella' story

3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 27, 2014
Sergio Marchionne needs a New York stock market listing to bring in the investors required to fund future growth at Fiat Chrysler, but a lukewarm response to the CEO's most recent Wall Street launch suggests he has a bumpy journey ahead.... Read More »

 

Fiat's China JV prepares second plant

June 25, 2014 13:41 CET
Fiat and local partner Guangzhou Automobile have begun building a second Chinese plant to manufacture Jeep and Fiat-branded cars.... Read More »

 

Ferrari plans 20% CO2 cut by 2021

June 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Ferrari wants to reduce its fleet carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent by 2021 while simultaneously boosting performance. To do this the supercar maker will use turbochargers on V-8 engines and hybrid systems on V-12s, a top executive said.... Read More »

 

Chrysler's brands generate mixed results in annual quality study

11:27 am U.S. ET | June 20, 2014
Chrysler Group had a mixed bag in the 2014 JD Power Initial Quality Study. The Chrysler, Dodge and Ram brands improved, while Jeep results fell primarily on the troubled launch last fall of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and the operation of its nine-speed transmission. Fiat finished last in the study, and was the only brand with an average of more than two problems per vehicle.... Read More »

 

Fiat will sell holdings worth 602 million euros to fund upscale shift

June 20, 2014 11:25 CET
Fiat Chrysler plans to sell holdings valued at about 602 million euros ($820 million), freeing up cash to invest in an expansion of its upscale brands.... Read More »

 

Marchionne uses Chrysler's 'human-interest' story to woo U.S. investors

June 20, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says he will use the “human-interest” angle of Chrysler's rebound from bankruptcy to help Fiat Chrysler appeal to U.S. investors ahead of a listing there later this year.... Read More »

 

Marchionne pitches Chrysler's 'Cinderella' story to U.S. investors

10:44 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2014
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said he's pulling out all the stops to build investor interest ahead of a listing in the United States later this year following the completion of Fiat's merger with Chrysler.... Read More »

 

Maserati on track to meet sales targets, CEO Wester says

June 19, 2014 15:45 CET
Maserati is on track to meet sales targets of 50,000 in 2015 and 75,000 in 2018, CEO Harald Wester said. The company sold 15,400 cars globally in 2013.... Read More »

 

Ferrari chairman dismisses talk of Alitalia job

June 19, 2014 12:54 CET
Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo has dismissed press reports that say he could become the next chairman of ailing airline Alitalia.... Read More »

 

New Alfa dealers, lots of orders

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Newly minted Alfa Romeo dealerships in the United States and Canada are about to receive their first cars. Many of the vehicles are already spoken for.... Read More »

 

Fiat board authorizes $5.4B bond sale to refinance debt, approves Chrysler merger

2:49 pm U.S. ET | June 15, 2014
Fiat's board authorized the carmaker to raise as much as $5.4 billion by issuing new bonds, giving the company flexibility to refinance debt as it implements its merger with Chrysler.... Read More »

 

Fiat finance unit says Luxembourg tax ruling is legitimate

June 11, 2014 18:39 CET
Fiat's finance unit said it was confident of the legitimacy of a tax deal with Luxembourg that the European Commission is currently investigating.... Read More »

 

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Marchionne insists Fiat Chrysler needs 9 brands; market watchers disagree

June 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne wants his recently merged nine-brand automaker to more than double vehicle sales and operating profit, but analysts doubt there will be enough cash to fund volume growth.... Read More »

 

Chrysler awards 86 Alfa franchises in U.S., Canada

9:48 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2014
Chrysler Group has awarded 86 Alfa Romeo franchises in the United States and Canada ahead of the Italian brand's return to the United States later this year.... Read More »

 

Maserati to lift Ghibli, Quattroporte production 20%, reports say

9:26 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2014
Maserati plans to increase production of its Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans by about 20 percent in a sign that Fiat's upscale shift is starting to gain traction, people familiar with the matter said.... Read More »

 

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PSA, Honda have factories at risk of closure, analysts say

June 10, 2014 06:01 CET
A number of car factories are at risk of closure because of overcapacity in the European auto industry. PSA's factory in Rennes, France, and Honda's plant in Gebze, Turkey, are highest on the list, according researchers.... Read More »

 

Fiat to get Mitsubishi pickup, sources say

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Fiat will team up with Mitsubishi to add a long-promised large pickup to its lineups in Europe and Latin America.... Read More »

 

Record monthly Jeep sales push Chrysler Group up 17%

12:54 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Hot Jeep sales helped push Chrysler Group's U.S. sales up 17 percent in May. The company reported monthly sales of 194,421 units in May, its 50th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.... Read More »

 

2 automotive dynasties make 'most powerful' cut

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
Town & Country, chronicler of the ultrarich and famous, has come out with its second annual "T&C 50" -- a list of the "world's most powerful" families. Among the great and glamorous dynasties included in the May issue are a pair of automotive clans -- the Agnellis of Fiat fame and the Porsche-Piech brood, descendants of Ferdinand Porsche.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

2-tier wages served a purpose, but not anymore

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2014
It's unlikely that the UAW and Detroit 3 can eliminate two-tier wages in the next round of contract negotiations. But labor and management should use the opportunity to whittle away at the inequities inherent in the wage system.... Read More »

 

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