Remember 2015, when Sergio Marchionne desperately wanted to combine Fiat Chrysler with General Motors— GM, of course, showed not a smidgen of interest.
Now, the website GM Authority serves up a new angle on the old story — the notion that GM has come to see some value in the marriage proposal it spurned so categorically.
Here's the gossip, according to the website: "GM and FCA do merge, and Fiat Auto becomes the new GM Europe to replace what the automaker most recently sold off with its Opel and Vauxhall brands. In North America and abroad, Chrysler is diluted and Dodge becomes GM's reborn Pontiac. Meanwhile, Ram is merged with GMC and Jeep." Alfa Romeo and Maserati would remain stand-alone brands, according to the rumor.
GM Authority's assessment: "It's likely a long-shot" and "fairly unsubstantiated."