Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Dodge dealers called out for 'unscrupulous' Hellcat sales practices by FCA exec

9:32 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2015
Fiat Chrysler has taken the unusual step of warning some of its most enthusiastic customers -- about some of its dealers. At issue is outsized consumer demand for the 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats and dealer practices that the company says are “unscrupulous” and perhaps illegal....
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Fiat Chrysler recalling about 467,500 SUVs worldwide

10:03 am U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said today it will recall about 467,500 SUVs globally in order to fix a fuel-pump issue that could cause engine stall. The automaker also said it is recalling some 2015 models of the Chrysler 200 for issues that may prevent vehicles from shifting into park....
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Marchionne raises FCA stake as Ferrari spinoff nears

Feb. 27, 2015 13:53 CET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has increased his voting stake in FCA to nearly 1 percent after raising his shareholding in the company by 2.3 million common shares to 14.4 million as the automaker readies to spin off Ferrari....
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ANE's March e-magazine goes live Monday

Feb. 27, 2015 06:01 CET
The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, March 2. This month's edition looks why ultraluxury brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls-Royce and Maserati are poised to keep experiencing unprecedented success....
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Fiat Chrysler to review its digital agency business, report says

12:37 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has begun a digital agency review, people familiar with the matter told Advertising Age, an affiliate of Automotive News....
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Powerful? In this race, Ferrari trails Lego

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015
Lego has toppled Ferrari from the top spot as the world's most powerful brand, says a new study. The annual study by consultancy Brand Finance tracks brands on such measures as their familiarity, loyalty, promotion, staff satisfaction and corporate reputation. Lego, the consultancy says, got a boost this past year from The Lego Movie....
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Jeep Cherokee grille remains polarizing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015
The Jeep Cherokee's front fascia was -- to say the least -- controversial when the first images of it leaked out in February 2013. In fact, Ralph Gilles, Fiat Chrysler's head of design, admitted that the design was "polarizing" on purpose. Turns out, Gilles was more accurate in his description than he knew....
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Next-gen Chrysler minivan will be taller, wider with a rotary shifter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2015
The next-generation Chrysler Town & Country minivan will get a rotary shifter and other interior features common in Fiat Chrysler vehicles. The minivan also will be slightly taller and wider than the current version. The revelations come from spy photographers and supplier documents posted online....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Is an identity crisis the reason behind the Ram pickup's new styling?

12:14 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2015
It's been nearly two months since I got my first up-close looks at the Ram Rebel and Ram Laramie Limited. I'm not a fan of the styling of the two pickups' front fascias and tailgates, but I've developed a theory as to what motivated them....
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UAW chief wants a raise for workers, but not too much

11:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2015
UAW President Dennis Williams told Reuters it would be an "injustice" if workers at the Detroit Three automakers don't get a raise in contracts this year, but he said the union must also ensure the companies remain competitive....
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Family owners of Ferrari say they will not sell stake

10:36 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2015
Piero Ferrari, son of the eponymous luxury sports car company's founder Enzo Ferrari, said today he had no intention to sell the 10 percent stake his family owns in the company....
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Chrysler brand head Gardner's duties will include dealer network

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has appointed current Chrysler brand head Al Gardner to replace Peter Grady as vice president of its dealer network when Grady retires at the end of March, the automaker said today....
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Longtime Chrysler exec George Butts dies at 91

11:27 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015
Longtime Chrysler executive George Butts, who held positions in the product planning, stamping and quality divisions, died last week in Florida. He was 91....
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Weaker loonie no savior for Canada's ailing auto industry

9:06 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2015
A strong Canadian dollar has wounded the country's auto manufacturing sector over the last decade, but the currency's recent drop to a near six-year low is unlikely to spur a rush of new investment, senior industry executives say....
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Dealership pioneer Martin 'Hoot' McInerney dead at 86

10:11 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Martin “Hoot” McInerney, a longtime Michigan car dealer and a pioneer in the dealership world, died Monday. He was 86....
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Ram not hot over scorching grille reviews

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Hot design topic at the Chicago Auto Show: the grille on the Ram Laramie Limited. The critics did not hold back....
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WRANGLING SERGIO

Toledo hurries incentives to keep Jeep's iconic SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is studying a proposal from Toledo officials to roughly double the size of its cobbled-together Jeep Wrangler line here to about 3 million square feet. The proposal would, in theory, raise the annual Wrangler production capacity to an estimated 350,000....
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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Ram revamps top-end Laramie Limited's look

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Ram has given its top-end Laramie Limited pickup more chrome and a distinct new grille....
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Supplies soar in January -- as usual

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
U.S. stocks of light vehicles increased during January, whether that was a little or a lot depends on how you measure....
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Q&A

'Beast' may be next for Ram commercial vans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Ram brand head Bob Hegbloom spoke to Staff Reporter Larry P. Vellequette in January about commercial vans and what they mean for dealers....
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What the Jeep Wrangler means to Toledo

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Reporter Larry Vellequette, born and bred in Toledo, explains why the Jeep Wrangler is so important to the city....
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Next-gen Wrangler will keep solid axles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 15, 2015
The next-generation Jeep Wrangler will keep the floating solid axles considered key to the off-roader's ability to traverse nearly any terrain, Automotive News has learned....
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CHARLES CHILD

Resist the temptation, Apple: Cars are a tricky proposition

9:13 am U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2015
So if media reports are true, Apple wants to join Google in the car business. Apple, please resist -- for your own good....
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NEWS ANALYSIS

Can Ferrari really cut it in luxury beyond supercars?

Feb. 14, 2015 06:01 CET
Ferrari faces a battle to persuade investors that it should be priced as a high-flying luxury goods stock. Compared with high-end brands such as Prada, Ferrari's margins are low and it needs heavy investment to make its prancing horse logo a big attraction on exclusive lines besides cars....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Fiat goes global with 500X

Feb. 13, 2015 09:42 CET
Fiat's 500X has the widest engine and transmission range in the automaker's lineup as the company prepares to offer the crossover in 100 global markets by year-end, including the U.S. where Fiat expects it to outsell the retro-styled 500 three-door hatchback....
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