Fiat Brand

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 »

 

Marchionne urges U.S. customers not to buy Fiat 500e

May 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne has a request for potential buyers of the automaker's Fiat 500e electric car in the United States: Don't buy it. He's tired of losing money.... Read More »

 

Fiat will invest $773 million in Polish plant, gov't says

May 21, 2014 12:52 CET
Fiat plans to invest about 2.36 billion zlotys ($773 million) to upgrade its factory in southern Poland where it plans to start the production of a new Fiat model, the Polish government said.... Read More »

 

Fiat will build Punto replacement in Poland

May 8, 2014 10:31 CET
Fiat will upgrade its Polish factory to build the Punto replacement, a report said. The new subcompact will launch in 2016 and could be named the 500 Plus, sources said.... Read More »

 

Fiat Chrysler targets 850,000 sales in China by 2018

May 8, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat Chrysler, a bit player in Asia, plans to boost local production and sales significantly in China and India through 2018.... Read More »

 

FIAT CHRYSLER 5-YEAR PLAN

Alfa to add 8 models as part of 5 billion euro relaunch

May 6, 2014 17:18 CET
Alfa Romeo parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will invest 5 billion euros into the struggling brand to add eight nameplates by 2018 with a goal of more than quintupling Alfa's global sales to 400,000 vehicles.... Read More »

 

FIAT CHRYSLER 5-YEAR PLAN

Fiat focuses on profit in Europe

May 6, 2014 17:05 CET
Fiat aims to boost sales in its Europe, Africa and Middle East region by 27 percent to 1.5 million vehicles in 2018, but sees little growth for its core Fiat brand as it focuses on a return to profit.... Read More »

 

Fiat Chrysler targets 850,000 vehicle sales in China in 2018

5:10 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, a bit player in Asia, plans to boost local production and sales significantly in China and India through 2018. In 2018, the automaker wants to sell about 850,000 vehicles in China, versus 130,000 in 2013.... Read More »

 

Chrysler brand gets biggest push in Marchionne's overhaul

1:24 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
The Chrysler brand will gain products and Dodge will lose them while Jeep and profit-rich Ram expand under Fiat Chrysler Automobile's North American plan for the next five years.... Read More »

 

Fiat brand to add crossover, specialty vehicle in North America

11:07 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
The Fiat brand will expand its North American lineup to four vehicles from two, adding the 500X crossover this year and an unidentified specialty vehicle later, global Fiat brand chief Olivier Francois said today. The marque's current North American lineup consists of the 500 minicar and the larger 500L four-door hatchback.... Read More »

 

Fiat Chrysler to invest $7 billion to grow Alfa Romeo

11:18 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2014
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles plans to invest 5 billion euros ($7 billion) on Alfa Romeo, adding eight nameplates by 2018 with a goal of more than quintupling the brand's global sales.... Read More »

 

Fiat reaches deal to start making Jeeps in China in 2015

April 19, 2014 18:29 CET
Fiat plans to begin making Jeeps in China, the brand's second-largest market, by late 2015 after reaching an agreement with local partner Guangzhou Automobile. Fiat will produce three new Jeep vehicles in the southern city of Guangzhou.... Read More »

 

Fiat to expand automatics in 500 lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2014
Fiat will offer an optional automatic transmission in the top performance versions of the 500 minicar in the United States for the 2015 model year.... Read More »

 

Chrysler recalls 18,092 Fiat 500L cars to fix potential shifter hazard

9:10 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Chrysler Group is recalling 18,092 Fiat 500L cars in the United States because drivers may not be able to shift out of park, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators.... Read More »

 

Alfa unlikely to get Mazda-made roadster, sources say

March 3, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat or its Abarth performance subbrand are likely to get a roadster from Mazda instead of Alfa Romeo, sources say. Fiat and Mazda product planners plan to meet soon to discuss the potential badge change for the MX-5-based two-seat car.... Read More »

 

2014 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Peugeot reveals bigger, greener, more premium 108

Feb. 16, 2014 20:05 CET
Peugeot says the new 108 minicar is bigger, greener and more premium than the car it replaces, the 107, to better challenge rivals such as the segment-leading Fiat 500.... Read More »

 

Fiat casts Sean Combs in desert spot highlighting 500L

10:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 12, 2014
Fiat-Chrysler's Fiat brand will kick off a marketing campaign Thursday for the 500L to help differentiate the four-door hatchback from the smaller two-door Fiat 500 minicar.... Read More »

 

500L, spiffs help propel Fiat past Mini

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Ever since Fiat re-appeared in the United States in early 2011, it has been comparing itself to BMW's Mini brand. But the cars, though similar in size, aren't similar in price and seemed aimed at different consumers.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Fiat 500 helps automaker maintain minicar lead

Feb. 6, 2014 06:15 CET
The Fiat 500 is the first near-premium model to top Europe's key minicar segment. Its rise ended the Fiat Panda's nine-year run as the top-seller in Europe's third-largest segment.... Read More »

 

ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Jan. 31, 2014 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Feb. 3. This edition looks at Europe's 2013 winners and losers in terms of sales and features interviews with BMW development chief Herbert Diess and new Mercedes sales boss Ola Kaellenius.... Read More »

 

Most tiny cars miss mark in IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
The smallest cars on the road fared poorly in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's challenging small-overlap crash test.... Read More »

 

Q&A: JASON STOICEVICH

Fiat: More products are coming after 500X

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
Jason Stoicevich, 34, the new head of the Fiat brand in North America, spent the last few months of 2013 touring the nation and meeting with Fiat dealers. He detailed future product plans and introduced initiatives to make Fiat dealers more profitable.... Read More »

 

Chevy Spark only tiny car to get acceptable rating in new IIHS crash tests

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 22, 2014
Most of the tiniest cars on the road fared poorly in the challenging new small-overlap crash test from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with only the Chevrolet Spark getting an acceptable rating, the group said today.... Read More »

 

Minicars fare worst in U.S. frontal crash test, report says

Jan. 22, 2014 10:49 CET
Minicars such as the Fiat 500 and Honda Fit performed worse than any other vehicle segment in a U.S. frontal crash test that mimics what happens when a car hits another vehicle, utility pole or tree.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Daimler, Renault, VW and Fiat cars on list of European industry's biggest money losers

Jan. 13, 2014 06:01 CET
Automakers from Fiat to Volkswagen and Daimler to Renault lost a combined 20 billion euros developing and selling models ranked in a top 10 list of the European auto industry's most “catastrophic” failures of the past 15 years.... Read More »

 

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