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ALFA ROMEO

Selling style and story, but not cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Challenges: Design and build luxury cars and crossovers -- as inexpensively as possible -- that will sell at incredible premiums over deeply established German and Japanese competitors with loyal fan bases in a market where many consumers have never even heard of Alfa Romeo....
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FERRARI

Ready to fly solo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

After almost 50 years as a Fiat subsidiary, the storied brand will be completely spun off this month, becoming a family-controlled company (the Agnelli-Elkann family will control 24%, and the son of founder Enzo Ferrari, Piero Ferrari, will own 10%)....
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MASERATI

Rebooting with an SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Like other exotic brands, Maserati must meet increasingly stringent emissions and fuel economy rules without sacrificing performance cred....
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FIAT

Treading water with a stylish life jacket

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Sales are off sharply as the consumer shift away from cars hit Fiat hard. U.S. incentive spending spiked in 2015 to more than $3,500 a vehicle, according to TrueCar and Autodata estimates....
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Fiat turns to fans to tell the story

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2016

Nearly five years after returning to the U.S. market, Fiat is ready to speak to the public through the voices of its owners....
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Chevy Trax Midnight Edition goes to the darkened side

10:41 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2015

The small Chevrolet Trax SUV is getting the Midnight Edition treatment next year. The 2016 Trax Midnight, legally prohibited from being called the Darkside edition, gets black wheels, bezels, beltline molding and door handles as well as a black license plate appliqué....
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Ferrari recalls 185 California T vehicles due to fuel leak risk

8:25 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2015

Ferrari North America is recalling some 2016 California T vehicles due to the risk of a fuel leak in the engine compartment, according to a U.S. notice on Friday....
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2015 LISTS OF 10

The biggest auto industry blunders of 2015

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 25, 2015

From Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal to Ford's F-150 crash-test do-over, we look back at the 10 biggest blunders of 2015....
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Top two Ferrari investors sign pact over voting rights

Dec. 24, 2015 11:05 CET

The top two investors in Ferrari, the Agnelli family and Piero Ferrari, have signed a shareholder pact giving them a total voting power of nearly 50 percent to keep firm grip on the sports car maker after it separates from Fiat Chrysler....
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Mahindra seeks styling prestige with Pininifarina purchase

Dec. 15, 2015 11:43 CET

Mahindra's purchase of Pininfarina provides instant styling prestige to the Indian manufacturer's push to move beyond its roots in tractors and SUVs....
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Alfa Romeo could return to Formula One racing, Marchionne says

Dec. 15, 2015 13:20 CET

Fiat Chrysler could bring the Alfa Romeo brand back to Formula One as a competitor to Ferrari, CEO Sergio Marchionne said....
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Source: Fiat plans Abarth performance version of 124 Spider

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

A prototype of the performance Abarth version of Fiat's new 124 Spider was shown to guests at a special ceremony last month ahead of likely sales in 2017. A source at the event, held at Abarth's headquarters here, told Automotive News that the 124 Abarth taps into the same heritage stream that Fiat is channeling with the retro-looking 124 roadster, which was revealed last month at the Los Angeles Auto Show ahead of sales next year....
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Fiat Chrysler to focus on growth plan as GM merger hopes fade

10:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles does not plan a hostile bid for rival General Motors at the moment and will focus on executing its growth plan to 2018 until the right and willing partner is found, CEO Sergio Marchionne said....
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Fiat Chrysler shareholders approve Ferrari spinoff

Dec. 3, 2015 13:57 CET

Fiat Chrysler investors voted overwhelmingly to approve the spinoff of Ferrari to raise cash and reduce debt at the group....
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FCA uses The Force in global 'Star Wars' ad campaign

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is looking to a galaxy far, far away to push its year-end sales events. FCA, in a partnership with Lucasfilm, launched a global advertising campaign on Thursday to co-promote Star Wars: The Force Awakens alongside five FCA brands....
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JAY RAMEY

BLOG: Fiat hints at Abarth version of 124 Spider

11:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

A sportier version of the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider was a hot topic of conversation even before the car debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, and Fiat is not exactly hiding the fact that it is considering a more hardcore version of the reborn roadster....
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Ferrari completes funding deal worth 2.5 billion euros

Nov. 30, 2015 15:42 CET

Ferrari has signed contracts to raise 2.5 billion euros that it will use in part to refinance debt owed to Fiat Chrysler as it moves toward separation from its parent company....
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Fiat dynasty heir makes industry comeback customizing cars

Nov. 30, 2015 12:08 CET

Lapo Elkann, a flamboyant member of Italy's Agnelli family, the dynasty that founded Fiat, is making a comeback in the auto industry after a 10-year break with a startup that offers customized cars....
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Fiat will add models, sales points to growing Abarth unit

Nov. 26, 2015 06:01 CET

Fiat's Abarth unit, which is on track to boost sales by 50 percent this year, plans to more than double its global dealership network as it expands its lineup, said Paolo Gagliardo, who heads the performance subbrand....
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EU plans report on car CO2 by end of week, source says

Nov. 24, 2015 09:54 CET

The EU plans to present a report by the end of this week on CO2 emissions from cars, according to an official with knowledge of the issue. The document will include data on pollution by automakers with the exception of Volkswagen Group....
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Los Angeles' hits & mehs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Like any auto show, Los Angeles was supposed to be chockablock with astonishing, flabbergasting production models, honey-will-you-look-at-that concepts - maybe even a handful of hybrids or green cars with mind-bending technology. Well, maybe the exciting stuff got stuck in L.A. traffic....
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GLAMOUR SHOTS

Glimpses from a subdued Los Angeles show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

A look at what was cool about five cars unveiled in Los Angeles....
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Aural sparkle, arachnids, and calzone stuffed with sushi-grade tuna: What people think of the Fiat 124 Spider

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2015

The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, marks the two-door's return after several decades. Here's what some critics and others are saying about the 124....
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LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Spider 'ain't a badge exercise'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2015

The task seemed simple: Re-create the most popular Fiat ever sold in the U.S. for the 21st century. The reality, it turned out, was a little more complicated than typing “Miata” into Google Translate and choosing “Italian.”...
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Fiat, Mazda clone a Miata to bring the Fiat 124 Spider back to life

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

FCA has taken a donor car with an excellent pedigree -- the MX-5 Mazda Miata -- and grafted onto it a Fiat 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 engine and styling to make it look like a proper descendent of the original Pininfarina-designed Fiat 124....
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