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Fiat scales back Lancia as brand is banished to Italy

May 24, 2014 06:01 CET
Lancia, the Italian car brand that once glided up the streets of Saint-Tropez alongside film star Brigitte Bardot, will soon just be available in one no-frills subcompact model that will only be sold in Italy....
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German car sales fall for first time in five months

May 5, 2014 12:56 CET
Sales of new cars in Germany fell by nearly 4 percent in April, bucking the trend in the other major western European markets of France, Italy and Spain where sales were up....
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Dealers say Italy's EV incentives are flawed

April 30, 2014 11:44 CET
Italian dealers association Federauto says the country's plan to offer a government subsidy of up to 5,000 euros to buyers of electric vehicles is a waste of money because the scheme is flawed....
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Alfa will become stand-alone company, sources say

April 28, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne will turn Alfa Romeo into a stand-alone company -- like Maserati and Ferrari -- as part of his latest plan to revive the brand, sources told Automotive News Europe....
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Marchionne's Fiat-Chrysler seen as success story by Italy's economy minister

April 25, 2014 15:13 CET
The restructuring of the Fiat-Chrysler group by Sergio Marchionne should be seen as a success story rather than a case of offshoring operations, Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan told an Italian newspaper....
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Italy economy minister sees Marchionne's Fiat as success story

April 25, 2014 15:55 CET
The restructuring of the Fiat Chrysler group by its CEO Sergio Marchionne should be seen as a success story rather than a case of offshoring operations, Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan told a newspaper....
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Fiat wraps up employees' foreign-made cars

April 15, 2014 06:01 CET
Some Fiat employees at two Italian factories got a surprise last week: their foreign-made cars from brands such as VW, Peugeot and Toyota had been “wrapped up” in a giant plastic bag....
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In Italy, driving a Lambo can put you in tax limbo

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
The Italian government has targeted supercar owners as part of a crackdown on tax evaders....
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European car sales recovery gains pace as German deliveries rise 5%

April 2, 2014 12:46 CET
Germany joined France, Italy and Spain in posting higher new-car sales in March, adding to signs that a recovery in the European market is gaining strength....
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Ferrari appoints new board members; chairman and CEO stay on

March 25, 2014 12:17 CET
Ferrari has reappointed Luca Cordero di Montezemolo as chairman and Amedeo Felisa as CEO, while appointing four new members to the board....
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Italy-built Jeep will still appeal to U.S. buyers, brand boss says

March 6, 2014 13:06 CET
Jeep's new Italy-built Renegade will be the brand's first model built exclusively outside of the United States, but this will not deter fans of the iconic U.S. marque from buying the small SUV, Jeep boss Mike Manley said....
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FEBRUARY SALES EUROPE

Europe's car-sales recovery continues but France lags behind

March 3, 2014 10:44 CET
Strong new-car sales in Germany, Italy and Spain last month added to the growing optimism over Europe's market recovery, though a dip in French demand suggests the recovery remains uneven....
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Fiat's UK-style revival plan faces Italian hurdles

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 2, 2014
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to use sporty new Alfa Romeos and sleek Maseratis in a bid to repeat in Italy what British brands like Mini and Jaguar have achieved under foreign ownership....
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Fiat's UK-style revival plan faces Italian hurdles

March 1, 2014 10:35 CET
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to use sporty new Alfa Romeos and sleek Maseratis in a bid to repeat in Italy what British brands like Mini and Jaguar have achieved under foreign ownership....
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Ferrari denies move from Italy to the Netherlands

Feb. 7, 2014 12:29 CET
Ferrari said it does not plan to move to the Netherlands from Italy after parent Fiat decided to create a Dutch holding company for the merged Fiat-Chrysler group....
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German car sales rise 7% in January

Feb. 4, 2014 11:46 CET
New-car sales in Germany rose 7 percent in January as Europe's biggest market joined France, Italy and Spain in reporting higher year-on-year registrations....
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Baby Jeep hits the road in Italy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Heavily disguised units of Jeep's first subcompact SUV that were spotted here recently suggest a baby brother to the four-door Wrangler Unlimited....
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Maserati boom signals Fiat's shift from its Italian past

Jan. 30, 2014 12:41 CET
Fiat made its name building modest cars such as the tiny 500. With the acquisition of Chrysler, CEO Sergio Marchionne is shifting the company away from the European mass market to build upscale cars for wealthy Americans, Chinese and Europeans....
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Fiat moving tax base to UK to woo U.S. investors, chairman says

Jan. 30, 2014 10:42 CET
Fiat wants to establish the tax domicile of the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles group in the UK to help woo U.S. investors, the carmaker's chairman, John Elkann, told an Italian newspaper....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

For Marchionne, shift in Fiat headquarters risks political pain for tax gain

Jan. 28, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to move the group's headquarters out of Italy. But he must tread carefully in the U.S. and Italy, whose governments have bailed out Chrysler and funded layoffs at Fiat....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

For Marchionne, shift in Fiat headquarters risks political pain for tax gain

3:53 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne, the veteran dealmaker who has just wrested full control of Chrysler Group from its union retirees, is about to unveil his next trick: moving the group's 115-year-old headquarters out of Italy....
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Brembo's Bombassei becomes billionaire on brakes for Ferrari, Porsche

Jan. 25, 2014 06:15 CET
Italian brake supplier Brembo established its foothold in racing 40 years ago with Ferrari. Since then, Brembo has expanded into a business that has made the company's chairman, Alberto Bombassei, a billionaire....
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Fiat's Mirafiori production revamp imminent, union sources say

Jan. 8, 2014 11:20 CET
Fiat Group will begin modifying production lines at its Mirafiori plant near Turin very soon, union sources said. The plant is expected to build the Maserati Levante SUV, which will go on sale next year....
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Lamborghini unveils Gallardo replacement

Jan. 8, 2014 06:01 CET
The new 601-hp Lamborghini Huracan is the latest in the automaker's line of supercars. The mid-engined coupe replaces the most successful Lamborghini model of all time, the Gallardo....
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Lamborghini unveils Gallardo replacement

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
The new 601-hp Lamborghini Huracan is the latest in the automaker's line of supercars. The mid-engined coupe replaces the most successful Lamborghini model of all time, the Gallardo....
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