Sergio Marchionne

Has the Jeep Grand Wagoneer missed its moment?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2018
FCA dealers worry that rising interest rates and fuel prices mean the overdue Jeep Grand Wagoneer luxury SUV may have missed the industry's SUV love affair.

Marchionne stomps on Viper — we think

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Despite speculation of late, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne appears to have dashed any hopes that the Dodge Viper will return.

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Fiat Chrysler's 5-year plan sees expansion of Jeep, Maserati, Alfa

June 1, 2018 10:33 CET
Fiat Chrysler focused on expanding the Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands in CEO Sergio Marchionne's latest strategic road map presentation.

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FCA's 5-year plan led by new Jeep, Ram, luxury products; company hits financial milestone

4:30 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles signaled that it will have more cash on hand than debt on its books by the end of this month for the first time since the merger that created it in 2009 during a wide-ranging series of long-term plans presented in Balocco, Italy. Jeep, Ram and luxury products highlighted the early presentations.

VIDEO: First Shift: FCA plans Jeep, Ram product blitz

9:15 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
FCA reveals plans for Jeep, Ram product blitz; Marchionne marks victory with fashion statement; Changes at Toyota, Denso; U.S. allies retaliate for tariffs; Tesla's value to Calif.

Fiat Chrysler CEO to tackle Europe, bet on Jeep in his last lap

June 1, 2018 08:34 CET
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is expected to show on Friday how the automaker plans to fix lagging margins in Europe, grow Jeep into a global giant and catch up in electric and self-driving cars - all without him in the driving seat.

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.

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Is Sergio plotting to have a starved Chrysler whacked? Looks like it to me

9:57 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2018
The Chrysler brand isn't weak because consumers abandoned it. It's weak because FCA did.

Fiat Chrysler investors want electric road map in Marchionne's swan song

3:35 pm U.S. ET | May 29, 2018
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne is expected to outline plans for electric and hybrid cars in a strategy presentation Friday, aiming to ensure the carmaker remains in the race in the absence of a merger.

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Expect big targets, little specifics from FCA 5-year plan

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2018
Later this week, hundreds of stock analysts and journalists from across the globe will gather in Balocco, Italy, to hear retiring Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne and his top lieutenants lay out the automaker's next five-year business plan — a plan that will be the first executed without Marchionne at the helm.

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: First Shift: Marchionne chided PR chief for denying diesel cheating

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 15, 2018
Marchionne chided PR chief for denying diesel cheating; Tesla driver: Autopilot on during crash; Appeal of smaller auto shows; Kia's diesel mild hybrid; NBA players take Waymo ride.

Marchionne berated top spokesman for ruling out cheating devices

10:03 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2018
FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne berated a top company spokesman in 2015 for saying the company didn't rig its vehicles with illegal software to pass emissions tests, according to court documents.

Marchionne: FCA may 'redirect' Mexican auto exports

10:58 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2018
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne said proposed changes to automotive rules by the U.S. government may prompt the Italian-American automaker to shift exports of the company's Mexican-made vehicles.

FCA's plans for Jeep in China went off-road

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
In 2014, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne laid out a bold target: Sell 500,000 Jeeps in China in 2018 as part of the company's grand strategy to globalize its most valuable brand.

Rough ramp-up for Ram

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 30, 2018
FCA US has spent more than $300 million to fix the production problems that have put the ramp-up of the 2019 Ram 1500 well behind schedule.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Sergio talks Ram, rollouts and whacking 'crap' out of GM, Ford

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 26, 2018
Sergio on: Ramp-up woes, sleeping at the factory ... and whacking 'the crap' out of GM, Ford; What doomed Taurus, Fiesta, Fusion; Barra: GM well-positioned in cars.

Ferrari pushes possible EV launch beyond 2022

April 24, 2018 09:36 CET
Ferrari Chairman Sergio Marchionne says the supercar brand will not launch a full-electric car until after its next business plan ends in 2022. Marchionne has said Ferrari's first hybrid will debut at the Frankfurt auto show in 2019.

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Tough task for 'back-to-basics' Cadillac boss

3:30 pm U.S. ET | April 19, 2018
Tough task for 'back-to-basics' Cadillac boss; Ally management shakeup; Infiniti China push, 'Avengers' ad; FCA profit-margin goal: Beat GM, Ford; Sales weaken in Europe.

FCA aims to top GM, Ford with better N.A. profit margins in Q4

2:33 pm U.S. ET | April 13, 2018
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is aiming to earn bigger North American profit margins than Ford and General Motors as soon as this year, paving the way for payouts to shareholders.

Marchionne's exit puts FCA in play for merger deal

April 12, 2018 15:02 CET
Sergio Marchionne spent the last 14 years transforming Fiat Chrysler through a series of spinoffs and mergers from a near-bankrupt Italian conglomerate into a top-performing automaker. His pending exit may open the door for the next big deal.

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.

FCA's Marchionne open to tie-up talks, just not yet

March 6, 2018 16:17 CET
Fiat Chrysler, which held informal talks with Geely about a potential takeover by the Chinese manufacturer, would be ready to discuss interest from any suitor only after completing a growth plan this year, CEO Sergio Marchionne said.

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.

 
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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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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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Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess has plenty on his plate, but he should consider these three words ...
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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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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

Christiaan Hetzner
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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BMW looks likely to follow Audi's e-tron and Mercedes's EQC with its own battery-powered full-size S ...
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