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Ford settles suit with John Cena over sold GT supercar

8:46 am U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
Professional wrestler John Cena has settled with Ford following the automaker's lawsuit against him for his sale of his 2017 Liquid Blue GT supercar.

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Fiat scion positions his firm to help value brands Tata, Ikea

June 14, 2018 10:50 CET
Fiat heir Lapo Elkann is looking to extend his customization business into value brands ranging from Indian automaker Tata to Swedish furniture giant Ikea.

Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo will skip Paris auto show

June 13, 2018 10:54 CET
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. FCA joins automakers including Ford and VW brand in skipping one of Europe's top showcases for product debuts.

Alfa Romeo's new halo model has some history

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
The Alfa Romeo 8C is still a bit of a mystery to many in the U.S. The model was offered in only a handful of dealerships when Alfa Romeo "returned" to the United States 10 years ago with a single model.

EDITORIAL

Fiat dealers deserve a better fate than slow starvation

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has put to rest any lingering hope that the Fiat brand has a significant future in North America. For long-suffering Fiat dealers in the U.S., the brand's bleak product future is a bitter pill to swallow.

RICHARD TRUETT

Will midsize Ram, Jeep pickups share underpinnings?

12:41 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles left a few unanswered questions about trucks and powertrains last week when it shared a five-year product plan and business outlook.

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How Aston Martin, McLaren spin profits from hypercars

June 5, 2018 06:01 CET
Automakers such as Aston Martin and McLaren are increasingly launching hypercars, which help them raise the profile of their brands. Limited production runs sell out before the cars are even built, despite multi-million euro price tags.

FCA's plan: Fresh products in hot segments

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2018
If FCA's five-year forecast comes to pass, dealers will get products including a new three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee, a midsize Ram pickup, several new or updated Alfa Romeos, a Tesla-fighting Maserati coupe and a midsize Maserati plug-in hybrid crossover.

FCA's 5-YEAR PLAN

Fiat's future in Europe is small, electric

June 2, 2018 06:01 CET
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.

FCA’s 5-YEAR PLAN

Fiat Chrysler bets on electrification for Alfa, Jeep and Maserati

June 1, 2018 16:23 CET
Fiat Chrysler's plans to offer electrified versions across its entire Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Jeep lineups is a significant shift for a company that is a latecomer to the technology.

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

June 1, 2018 12:12 CET
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.

FCA to build Ram and Fiat-badged midsize pickups

2:33 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
Fiat Chrysler's plan for the Ram brand to re-enter the midsize pickup market returns the company to the segment it invented in the mid-1980s.

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

June 1, 2018 13:26 CET
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.

Chrysler, Fiat, Dodge missing from schedule for FCA's 5-year briefing

3:57 pm U.S. ET | May 31, 2018
Fiat Chrysler will not present a future plan for its eponymous Fiat and Chrysler brands, as well as Dodge and Lancia -- placing those storied but troubled mass-market brands' futures in question -- according to a schedule of presentations listed by FCA for the daylong event on Friday.

Marchionne's grand finale entails expanding Jeep, shrinking Fiat and Chrysler, reports say

10:35 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2018
Sergio Marchionne's last hurrah as CEO of Fiat Chrysler entails betting the carmaker's future on Jeeps and Maserati luxury cars while downsizing its namesake brands, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The company is considering ending sales of Fiat cars in North America and China in the coming years, while mostly confining Chrysler to the United States.

FIAT CHRYSLER 2018-2022 PLAN

Starved of product, Fiat brand is at a crossroads

May 26, 2018 06:01 CET
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 is disappearing in the U.S.

Fiat Chrysler said to plan huge production shift in Italy

May 18, 2018 13:36 CET
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne is preparing to unveil a sweeping transformation of production in Italy that will see the automaker stop building the Fiat Punto and Alfa Romeo MiTo small cars in favor of Maserati and Jeep models, Bloomberg reported.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: GM gives pickup wars a 4-cylinder shakeup

3:00 pm U.S. ET | May 18, 2018
GM gives pickup wars 4-cylinder shakeup; GT builder hires ousted Ford exec; Twist in FCA case; Nissan holding out?; 'The Closer': Shed with treads; exhausted chickens; sweet reward.

Volume brands losing ground in Europe CO2 race

April 9, 2018 13:48 CET
Mass-market automakers lost more ground in CO2 emissions last year than did premium brands, a worrisome trend with less than two years before tougher European pollution standards start to take effect.

DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

Alpine, Fiat, Volvo find subtle ways to show national pride

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 9, 2018
The pride that Europe's automakers have for their homelands was on display this week at the Geneva auto show, but it appeared in very inconspicuous places.

ANDREA MALAN

Jeep overshadows Fiat brand with bigger Geneva spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2018
Fiat Chrysler's display at this year's Geneva auto show highlights how diminished the once-dominant Fiat brand is these days.

Marchionne calls for cooling-off on U.S. trade rhetoric

7:43 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2018
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne called for a cooling-off over U.S. threats to impose tariffs on steel, aluminum and European car imports, warning the resulting "noise" was complicating talks on the future of NAFTA.

FEBRUARY SALES

Italian sales slip 1% Fiat demand slumps

March 5, 2018 06:01 CET
New-car sales in Italy slipped 1 percent in February as demand for market leader Fiat brand cars fell 17 percent, according to figures published by Italy's transport ministry.

John Cena fights to dismiss Ford suit over flipped GT

10:04 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2018
Professional wrestler-turned-actor John Cena filed a motion to dismiss Ford's lawsuit against him for flipping his 2017 Liquid Blue GT supercar.

2018 GENEVA AUTO SHOW

Lancia Stratos revived by former Pininfarina executive

Feb. 13, 2018 15:00 CET
The Lancia Stratos rally car is being revived by Italy's Manifattura Automobili Torino as a 500,000 euros ($617,000) sports car offering a performance of up to 600 hp.

 
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VW board was weak and indecisive over Audi CEO crisis


5:30 am U.S. ET | June 20 2018

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Stadler's words return to haunt him

Christiaan Hetzner
9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel cris ...
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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

Richard Johnson
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15 2018

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We all know Ferdinand Porsche. But history has forgotten that it was his boy, Ferry, who created the ...
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Why VW should share its skateboard and change the world

Larry P. Vellequette
3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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Land Rover sets course for Defender to come home

Richard Truett
11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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Authenticity is crucially important for the next Defender. Building the iconic off-roader in its spi ...
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Volvo's Polestar commits to guiding light feature

Douglas A. Bolduc
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath says that the Volvo-controlled brand will extend a unique design featu ...
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The Elkann style: Sustainability … at Ferrari speed

Andrea Malan
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Lapo Elkann, scion of the Agnelli family and still part owner of Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, showed a ...
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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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The BMW 3 series is still the benchmark against which all midsize sedans are measured, but the outgo ...
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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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Chinese cars are now on par with products from Europe’s brands in terms of design, handling, p ...
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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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Former BMW executive Herbert Diess now heads both VW Group and its core VW brand, which may be conce ...
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