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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 »

 

Fiat takes aim at Daimler to win car-sharing customers in Italy

Dec. 17, 2013 06:01 CET
Fiat will support the Enjoy car-sharing service with a fleet of its top-selling four-seat 500 minicar, which will be offered to users at a lower price than the two-seat Smart ForTwos from Daimler's Car2Go program.... Read More »

 

Tight race for top job at Fiat-Chrysler

Dec. 16, 2013 06:01 CET
GM's naming of a new CEO has turned the spotlight on who will succeed Sergio Marchionne at Fiat-Chrysler when he steps down.... Read More »

 

Tight race for top job at Chrysler-Fiat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
As the CEO succession spotlight turns to Chrysler-Fiat it is still anybody's guess who will replace Sergio Marchionne, and what kind of management structure the company will install when the indefatigable Italian steps down.... Read More »

 

Fiat said to invest 9 billion euros to end Europe dip, revive Italy plants

Dec. 9, 2013 08:49 CET
Fiat Group plans to invest as much as 9 billion euros ($12.3 billion) on new models to end European losses in three years and revive nearly empty Italian factories, two people familiar with the matter said.... Read More »

 

Ram boss says small ProMaster City van is coming in late 2014

10:48 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Ram brand head Reid Bigland today said Chrysler Group will bring the Fiat Doblo to the United States late next year and call it the ProMaster City.... Read More »

 

2013 L.A. AUTO SHOW

Mini retools Cooper with more room, high-tech gear

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Mini -- feeling some heat from new rivals, notably the Fiat 500 and Chevy Spark -- is upping its game with the third-generation Cooper hardtop and loading the venerable mini car with premium high-tech safety, performance and infotainment features.... Read More »

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Fiat builds on its strength – minicars – to revive slumping sales

Nov. 5, 2013 06:15 CET
Fiat aims to win back customers to its core brand with the likely expansion of its Panda and 500 model lines to 12 derivatives that will cover the minicar, subcompact and compact segments.... Read More »

 

ANE monthly e-magazine goes live Monday

Nov. 1, 2013 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine looks at a battle between Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz that goes beyond unit sales. The German automakers are constantly trying to out-engineer one another with their money-making high-performance subbrands.... Read More »

 

Fiat's Serbian unit halts production

Oct. 31, 2013 13:38 CET
Fiat's Serbian unit has halted production after a supplier was unable to deliver parts, the company said on Thursday. "Production ceased on Wednesday and we still don't know when it will resume," Fiat spokeswoman Aleksandra Rankovic said.... Read More »

 

Dealers fume as Fiat's U.S. comeback stalls

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2013
This summer, Fiat dealers finally got a second nameplate, the 500L, to sell. Despite high hopes, the new car has failed to boost the brand's U.S. sales. After a 24 percent decline in September, Fiat brand sales are the same -- 32,743 -- as they were through nine months of 2012. Demand has stagnated despite the addition of the 500L compact hatchback and more Fiat dealerships than last year.... 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 »

 

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