Harald Wester

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....
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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....
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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....
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Alfa Romeo ponders a higher-performance 4C

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Alfa Romeo's low-volume 4C sports coupe won't arrive in the United States until June, but Alfa is already considering higher-powered versions....
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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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Maserati could add Alfieri coupe within two years

March 5, 2014 15:35 CET
Maserati could begin production of the Alfieri coupe within two years, shortly after the brand launches the Levante SUV in 2015....
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LUCA CIFERRI

Alfa calls new architecture Giorgio

7:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Alfa Romeo's new architecture will be code-named Giorgio, people working on the project told me. It's one of the few details revealed so far about the brand's fourth revival plan since 2004....
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LUCA CIFERRI

Alfa calls new architecture Giorgio

7:57 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Alfa Romeo's new architecture will be code-named Giorgio, people working on the project told me. It's one of the few details revealed so far about the brand's fourth revival plan since 2004....
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Marchionne will unveil 4th relaunch plan for Alfa

Dec. 2, 2013 06:15 CET
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne hopes that betting billions of euros on Alfa Romeo in his fourth relaunch plan will help reverse a decade of losses and six years of collapsing sales at the sporty brand....
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Marchionne will unveil 4th relaunch plan for struggling Alfa

12:15 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne hopes that betting billions of euros on Alfa Romeo in his fourth relaunch plan will help reverse a decade of losses and six years of collapsing sales at the sporty brand....
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Maserati Quattroporte sales boosted by young female executives in China

Nov. 18, 2013 06:15 CET
Maserati CEO Harald Wester says Quattroporte sales in China are being boosted by young businesswomen. In China, the average age of Maserati buyers is about 37 years old compared with 55 for Europe and the United States....
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Marchionne promises reworked plan for Alfa, entire Fiat Group

Oct. 31, 2013 12:45 CET
Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has promised his fourth revival strategy in nine years for the struggling Alfa Romeo brand. Alfa's future is a key part of Marchionne's effort to turn around Fiat Group, which just lowered its profit target for 2013 because of persistent losses in Europe....
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Maserati orders rise to 22,500 in first 9 months

Oct. 16, 2013 11:15 CET
Maserati has booked about 22,500 orders for new cars so far this year, as of the end of September. Nearly half the orders were for the automaker's new Quattroporte sedan....
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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....
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