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Maserati will rebound from China blow, new FCA chief Manley says

Maserati will rebound after plunging China sales almost wiped out the brand's profit in the last quarter, Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley said.

Mahindra places big bet small crossover

Mahindra & Mahindra are hoping to get a much larger slice of the European car market with the launch of their KUV 100 small crossover.

Fiat's SUV weakness causes concern

Fiat Chrysler's decision to shrink its Fiat brand in Europe to include an electrified 500 family and its popular Panda hatchback is a smart one, industry watchers say.

New refuge for abandoned minivan fans?

Loyal minivan buyers who aren't willing to join the shift to SUVs appear to have found refuge in one of Europe's least glamorous segments.

Italy market decline accelerates in June

Sales of new cars in Italy declined 7.3 percent in June, according to figures published by the country's transport ministry. The decrease follows a 2.8 percent drop in May.

Spanish car sales rise 8 percent in June

New-car registrations in Spain increased 8 percent in June to 142,376 despite one fewer selling day compared with the same month last year.

CNG car sales set to rise on tougher emissions rules

European demand for cars powered by compressed natural gas has shown signs of life after a half-decade slump. VW Group was the main driver of the 60 percent increase in CNG registrations in Europe in the first quarter.

Fiat Chrysler would take big hit from U.S. import tariffs

Fiat Chrysler exports to the U.S. vehicles such as the Jeep Renegade built in Italy. High tariffs planned by President Trump would destroy the business case for such exports.

Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo will skip Paris auto show

FCA's Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Abarth brands will not take part in this year's Paris auto show, according to French media reports.

VW's Seat brand wants to join robotaxi revolution

As the European auto industry embraces mobility services, Seat wants to be part of parent VW Group's push into robotaxis.

The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed at the Automotive News Europe Congress that he has not lost his knack for provocation.

Fiat Chrysler bets on market-specific models to get traction in China

Fiat Chrysler will offer more vehicles tailored to China and speed up electrification to relaunch the group in the world's largest car market.

Italy sales decline 3% on political uncertainty, diesel slump

Sales of new cars in Italy declined 2.8 percent in May, with political uncertainty after recent elections still weighing on the market.

Fiat's future in Europe is small, electric

UPDATED: June 7 18:00 CET - adds reaction

The Fiat brand in Europe will be reduced to a few models based around the electrified 500 family and the Panda. The Tipo compact car will be pulled from European markets and the Punto subcompact's axing has been confirmed.

Maserati will add Alfieri sports car, new SUV in bid to double sales

Maserati will add a midsize SUV and an Alfieri coupe/cabrio to its product lineup as part of its plan to double vehicle sales to 100,000 by 2022.

Alfa revives halo 8C, GTV sports cars; promises 2 new SUVs

Alfa Romeo plans to revive its 8C supercar and GTV sports car in a bid to reboot the iconic FCA brand that has failed to meet ambitious growth targets in the past.

Starved of product, Fiat brand is at a crossroads

When Fiat Chrysler presents its 2018-22 business plan June 1, the biggest question mark will be the future of the Fiat brand, which has been losing share steadily in its two main markets — Europe and Brazil — and...

Private demand drives Italy's 7% growth

New-car sales in Italy rose 6.5 percent last month, helped by a recovery in demand by private customers and by an additional selling day compared with the same month last year.

Hyundai Nexo leads eco charge

Hyundai sees Europe as a key market for its Nexo fuel cell car because the region has more advanced plans than other global markets to expand its refueling infrastructure.

Ferrari pushes possible EV launch beyond 2022

Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne says the supercar brand will not launch a full-electric car until after its next business plan ends in 2022.

Hyundai makes Santa Fe more family-friendly

Hyundai hopes more advanced safety and comfort features, better styling and a more refined interior will attract more families and additional female buyers to its new Sante Fe SUV.

Spain sales rise 2% despite accelerating diesel slump

New-car sales in Spain rose 2 percent in March, despite a big drop in diesel registrations and two fewer working days.

Italy sales fall 6% amid political uncertainty

New-car sales in Italy fell 6 percent in March, partly hit by customers postponing purchases as politicians negotiated to form a new government following recent elections.

Skoda expects Citigo EV to counter risk of CO2 emissions fines

Skoda will launch a full-electric version of its Citigo minicar after its push into the hot-selling SUV market put the automaker at risk of fines for missing EU CO2 emissions reduction targets.

Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai make big gains in Spain as sales rise 13%

Skoda, Jeep, Hyundai and Dacia were among the big winners as Spanish new-car sales rose 13 percent in February.

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