Alfa Romeo

Marchionne pins teenage Alfa Romeo dreams on Chrysler cash

Oct. 17, 2013 16:13 CET
Sergio Marchionne wants to return Alfa Romeo to its former glory as the brand he remembers from his youth. But to do that, he first needs cash from Fiat-controlled Chrysler Group.... Read More »

 

Marchionne pins teenage Alfa Romeo dreams on Chrysler cash

10:13 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2013
Ever since Sergio Marchionne saw “The Graduate” in the 1960s, he's had a soft spot for Alfa Romeo, the maker of the Spider Duetto convertible Dustin Hoffman's character drove in the film. Four decades later, Marchionne is the CEO of Alfa Romeo's parent Fiat and wants to return the struggling brand to its former glory, but to pull it off he needs cash from Fiat-controlled Chrysler.... Read More »

 

A decade of delay: The Alfa Romeo saga

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
So where are you, Alfa Romeo? Fiat's sporty/premium brand was scheduled to return to the United States by the end of this year, with the 4C sports car. But the launch has been delayed until the second quarter of 2014, rounding out a decade of disappointment for American Alfisti.... Read More »

 

Will Alfa Romeo 4C bypass Fiat stores?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2013
Alfa Romeo CEO Harald Wester's revelation last week that the brand's 4C sport coupe is heading to Maserati showrooms next year raises new questions about Alfa Romeo's future in the United States. Many struggling Fiat dealerships are awaiting the 4C and other Alfa Romeos. But while Wester's revelation may be a blow to Fiat dealers, it raises more questions.... Read More »

 

Fiat delays Alfa Romeo's U.S. return to second quarter of 2014

12:19 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2013
Fiat is delaying the return of the Alfa Romeo brand to the United States until the second quarter of 2014, alliance partner Chrysler said today. Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat and Chrysler, previously said the U.S. automaker would start selling the compact 4C sports car this year.... Read More »

 

Fiat delays Alfa Romeo's U.S. return until 2014

Sept. 24, 2013 18:19 CET
Fiat is delaying Alfa Romeo's U.S. return until the second quarter of 2014.... Read More »

 

Alfa prices 4C near Porsche, Lotus rivals

Sept. 18, 2013 15:15 CET
Alfa Romeo will start its 4C at 53,000 euros in Italy, a price similar to the Porsche Cayman and Lotus Elise S.... Read More »

 

LUCA CIFERRI

Marchionne 3.0 – the Alfa patriot

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Sergio Marchionne's mantras are like liquid, meaning they – like the Fiat-Chysler CEO – continually change as the global auto business evolves.... Read More »

 

Alfa Romeo and Chrysler delays cast cloud over Fiat

Sept. 9, 2013 10:58 CET
Fiat faces potential delays to its two main strategies -- relaunching its Alfa Romeo brand and taking full control of Chrysler Group -- putting a question mark over its ability to tap into any European market recovery.... Read More »

 

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Alfa Romeo 4C is a 'masterpiece,' says Fiat product boss

Sept. 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat's European product development head Mauro Pierallini believes the Alfa Romeo 4C roadster will be another "masterpiece" for the storied Alfa brand. The 4C will give Alfa an image boost when it goes on sale in Europe in September and in the U.S. a few months later.... Read More »

 

Fiat will build Maserati SUV in Italy starting next year

Sept. 4, 2013 13:51 CET
Fiat told union leaders that it would begin making a Maserati SUV at its Mirafiori factory in Turin, Italy, after investing 1 billion euros at the plant by the end of next year.... Read More »

 

Alfa Romeo's product plan remains a work in progress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Although Alfa Romeo's product plan has been revised many times, Sergio Marchionne has been unchanging in his opposition to selling Alfa Romeo to another automaker.... Read More »

 

Fiat may reveal new plans for Mirafiori factory soon, unions say

Aug. 30, 2013 09:33 CET
Fiat's unions expect an update in the coming weeks from CEO Sergio Marchionne on long-delayed investments at its flagship Mirafiori factory in Turin.... Read More »

 

ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Aug. 30, 2013 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Sept. 2. This edition looks at how the first signs of stabilization of the European market should help the region's automakers remain the world's most profitable.... Read More »

 

Kalbfell had key roles at Rolls, Mini

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 26, 2013
Former BMW and Fiat executive Karl-Heinz Kalbfell, a key architect of BMW's Rolls-Royce and Mini strategies, died on Aug. 17 after a motorcycle accident in England.... Read More »

 

Cruising Woodward

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
Cadillac exterior design director Bob Boniface, who led the team that styled the Chevrolet Volt, showed off his 1960 Alfa Romeo Giulietta.... Read More »

 

Fiat-Chrysler mull rwd platform for Alfa Romeo, Chrysler and Dodge cars

July 22, 2013 13:45 CET
Fiat and Chrysler are working on a rear- and all-wheel-drive platform for Alfa Romeo, Chrysler and Dodge cars, sources said. Rwd would help Alfa Romeo compete better with German rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz... Read More »

 

A lighter MX-5

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata will sport the brand's new Kodo design language.... Read More »

 

Fiat output shift from Italy would benefit U.S., Serbia

July 10, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat-Chrysler factories in the U.S. and Serbia could benefit if Sergio Marchionne carries out a threat to move production of new Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep models outside of Italy unless the carmaker gets clear labor rules in its home market.... Read More »

 

Fiat CEO says company 'has everything we need' to relaunch Alfa Romeo

June 9, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat "has everything we need" to relaunch its historic performance sports brand Alfa Romeo, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said. The launch of new Alfa Romeo models starting later this year has been flagged by Marchionne as a key part of the automaker's strategy to boost sales of higher-margin premium models.... Read More »

 

Fiat will add second shift at Maserati factory, report says

April 19, 2013 09:03 CET
Fiat will add a second shift at the Turin factory where it builds Maserati cars, a source said. Fiat is investing 1.2 billion euros in the luxury marque as it seeks to boost global sales from 6,000 last year to 50,000.... Read More »

 

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How Alfa Romeo plans to triple sales in 3 years

April 9, 2013 06:01 CET
Skeptics think Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne's aim to triple Alfa Romeo's global sales to more than 300,000 units by 2016 is too ambitious. But Alfa's European boss, Louis-Carl Vignon, is convinced Alfa has enough fresh products to meet -- and possibly exceed -- Marchionne's target.... Read More »

 

SALES

Fiat turns to Germany as Italy sales seen as worst since 1966

April 5, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat, faced with Italy sales that could fall to their lowest level for 47 years, is seeking to boost sales in Germany by offering steeper discounts than any other automaker there. Plummeting deliveries, hit by political turmoil, are upending Italy's auto industry and will hit Fiat, which makes 56 percent of its sales in the country, especially hard. As a result, hundreds of Italian dealerships are closing and factories are running at half capacity.... Read More »

 

Winterkorn open to further VW acquisitions

March 15, 2013 06:01 CET
VW Group remains open to making further acquisitions, though the German group has its work cut out integrating its 12 brands, CEO Martin Winterkorn said. "We are currently well positioned with 12 brands, but there are always opportunities that one cannot pass up," Winterkorn said.... Read More »

 

Marchionne bets billions on Alfa, Maserati

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 11, 2013
Sergio Marchionne is betting billions that Alfa Romeo and Maserati will help drive Fiat's money-losing European operations back into the black by 2015-16.... Read More »

 

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