18 June 2013
The media days for the Frankfurt motor show are 10 & 11 September. Each time a vehicle or concept world premiere is confirmed for this biennial event, our preview list is updated.
11 June 2013
Alfa Romeo has revealed details of how the new 4C is built at Maserati's Modena works using a mix of lightweight materials. The model weighs just 895kg, making it one of the world's lightest cars.
10 June 2013
Fiat has everything it needs to relaunch the Alfa Romeo brand, said chief executive Sergio Marchionne.
17 May 2013
Jeep global sales were a record 701,200 last year, a 100% increase in just two years and a long way from the dark days of 2008/09 when ailing Chrysler Jeep was rescued by Fiat.
30 April 2013
Sergio Marchionne, the man still in the process of saving Fiat, is a man now with a plan. “Europe is less key to us. We are shifting to markets that are much more rewarding.
5 April 2013
Some good sales numbers out of the US this week as new models get favourable reactions and a degree of cautious optimism prevails. Soon we'll get a reality check in the form of the first quarter financial results.
2 April 2013
Rumours of discussions between Fiat and VW Group over the possible sale of Alfa Romeo have surfaced yet again, this time involving Audi on the VW side.
21 March 2013
The Ateco Group, Australia and New Zealand’s largest locally based independent car importer, will build a new core business around Chinese brands while developing its link with European and, for the first time, American brands to strengthen its position and boost its profitability in the coming decade.
8 March 2013
Having peered under concepts to check for real engines and suspension systems, and gently interrogated multiple industry executives in the quest to slake readers' insatiable thirsts for knowledge, Glenn Brooks now reports his findings.
7 March 2013
As our list of vehicle and concept world premieres attests, this year’s Geneva motor show media preview days saw a bumper crop of new models revealed. Glenn Brooks, our man at the Palais des Expositions, reports his observations.
6 March 2013
Details of concepts and new models which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show on media preview days 5 and 6 March.
4 March 2013
Fiat-Chrysler's plans to build Jeep into a global brand have moved forward with a new executive running the company's Chinese joint venture to ramp up production of the SUV line.
20 February 2013
Fiat Chrysler NZ has been created to distribute and service the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, SRT, MOPAR, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth and Alfa Romeo brands in New Zealand from 1 May 2013.
15 February 2013
There were more financial results out this week and it was another mixed bag. General Motors' latest black ink was, overall, good. It's still making big profits, mainly based on healthy North American business and continued progress in Asia (especially China where it sold, with its JVs, over 300,000 units in January). Europe's a problem for GM, but that's been the case for a while now, no easy solutions. Also in the good pile was Jaguar Land Rover.
12 February 2013
Alfa Romeo is to reveal the production version of the 4C at the 2013 motor show. The mid-engined sports car will be manufactured by Maserati at its Modena works.
6 February 2013
UK new car registrations rose 11.5% to 143,643 units in January, another positive result to contrast with markets elsewhere in Europe.
31 January 2013
Fiat debt grew by about EUR1bn in 2012 as European car sales fell 14%, leaving the carmaker ever more dependent on strong growth at its Chrysler US unit in the US.
31 January 2013
Fiat will discuss long-delayed investments at its Mirafiori factory in coming months, CISL union leader Raffaele Bonanni said after a meeting with Fiat management.
21 January 2013
Fiat's Alfa Romeo will return to the US this year with a two-seat roadster called the 4C, a Detroit newspaper reported.
18 January 2013
Mazda Motor Corporation and Fiat have signed a final agreement for Mazda to produce an Alfa Romeo roadster at its Hiroshima, Japan, plant starting from 2015.
16 January 2013
Fiat, Chrysler and Guangzhou Automobile (GAC) have signed a framework agreement to expand passenger car manufacturing and sales in China, the three automakers announced last night.
7 January 2013
The UK new car market rose 5.3% in 2012 to over 2m units, the best result since recession struck in 2008. The positive result contrasts with declines in other major European national car markets.
4 January 2013
Italy's car market declined by almost a fifth in 2012 as new car demand reeled under the impact of economic recession, fiscal austerity and renewed political uncertainty.
19 December 2012
Like any year in the auto industry, 2012 saw its fair share of company ups and downs, industrial comings and goings, and a fair old sprinkling of corporate drama. It was also a year of economic uncertainty hovering over automotive markets. We covered it all on just-auto. Editor Dave Leggett sifts through the lot and picks out a few highlights from the year just gone, month by month. Part one covers the first half of the year, part two the second. This is part one.
11 December 2012
Pablo Rosso, a 14-year Fiat veteran, will be the new head of Chrysler Korea, filling a five-month void following the resignation of Greg Phillips on health grounds in June.
27 November 2012
An updated list of world premiere concepts and production models which appeared at AutoGuangzhou 2012.
22 October 2012
Fiat is dismissing reports it may increase production at its Melfi plant to cope with two unidentified mini-SUVs as "entirely without foundation."
19 October 2012
Fiat, due to unveil its revised industrial plan for Italy on 30 October, will keep its Mirafiori, Turin, plant open and increase production at its southern Melfi plant, Reuters reported.
17 October 2012
TomTom is well known for its navigation systems both for OE and aftermarket applications. What is not so well known is how it is developing its range of products and services to meet the demands of today’s connected car. Vanessa Scholfield, editor QUBE Connected Car service spoke to Jan-Marten de Vries , VP Product Management of Automotive at TomTom to gain an insight into its product development and innovation in relation to car connectivity.
25 September 2012
Glenn Brooks, at the Paris show, has compiled a listing of new vehicle world premieres, which he has been updating regularly over the last few months. As an accompaniment to this list, here's an extended preview written just ahead of the show.