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The Volkswagen group 'emissions scandal' rumbled on this week as more skeletons were rattled out of closets. There's bound to be a few more...
Sergio Marchionne has made no secret of his desire to see a merger of FCA with General Motors. Overtures to GM have, however, been rebuffed....
Starter for 10 - what new car headed for launch at Frankfurt next September is a vehicle the chief designer swore he'd never do?
The core brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - with a 116-year history of innovation and sales success - is reducing in importance as other parts of FCA go for global growth...
Time for Alfa or Sergio to go? That was the title of a Comment piece by our US sales analyst Bill Cawthon which attracted plenty of looks on just-auto this week. Cawthon has decades of association with and analysis of the Chrysler part of Fiat Chrysler and a read is recommended.
Alfa Romeo played a prominent role in the five-year plan announced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in May 2014. Bill Cawthon considers the weak position of the Alfa brand, FCA's business strategy and Sergio Marchionne's apparent longing for a merger with GM
Fiat's 500 family could be the template for future C or D segment models, Fiat global brand chief Olivier Francois has hinted in an interview with just-auto.
The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has revealed how much it spent readying a Canadian factory for its new minivan line.
Automakers recalled a record 51.26m vehicles in the US in 2015, continuing a historic surge for car companies facing an unprecedented government crackdown on safety lapses, a media report said.
There were multiple highlights at the 2016 North American International Auto Show: the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Chrysler Pacifica, Lexus LC 500, Volvo S90, Lincoln Continental and the first appearance of GM's C1xx platform as the basis for the smaller and much lighter GMC Acadia.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the separation of the Ferrari business from the FCA group was completed on Sunday, 3 January, 2016.
European new car sales experienced a 27th consecutive month of growth during November 2015 with volume up 13.5% year on year, the second largest rise this year, according to analysts at JATO Dynamics. This followed a significant slowing of growth during October as a consequence of smaller increases in the 'Big Five' EU markets.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has started the process of separating Ferrari off as a separate company by forming a new holding company and issuing shares in that to FCA shareholders.
Ferrari has announced it has entered into a EUR2.5bn syndicated loan facility with a group of 10 bookrunner banks as it moves to become independent from FCA.
A narrow 'approve' vote at Ford over the weekend means the latest round of UAW labour talks is complete and new four-year agreements are in place at all three Detroit-based automakers.
Chrysler has recalled 75,574 model year 2015 Jeep Cherokee vehicles manufactured from 1 October 2014 to 18 June 2015.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has reported a third quarter loss of EUR299m compared to a net profit of EUR188m last year. The swing to loss mainly reflected one-off charges associated with US recalls.
The United Auto Workers union said on Thursday (22 October) 77% of voting members have ratified a four-year labour deal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Fiat Chrysler Automotive's subsidiary in Luxembourg, Fiat Chrysler Finance Europe, (FCF) is facing refunding tems of millions of euros after the European Commission ruled that selective tax advantages for the automaker in Luxembourg (and coffee house chain Starbucks in the Netherlands) were "illegal under EU state aid rules".
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and the United Auto Workers (UAW) have reached a new tentative four-year labour agreement that avoided a threatened strike at the automaker's US operations. The agreement must be ratified by a vote of FCA's 40,000 union workers in the US.
Fiat Chrysler reportedly plans to temporarily stop manufacturing the Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli at its Grugliasco plant in Turin, in order to adjust output to market demand.
United Auto Workers members are planning to strike at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US plants as soon as this evening (7 October) in what Reuters said would be the first work stoppage since 2007.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has named Mike Manley head of the Ram trucks brand on top of his current roles as APAC (Asia-Pacific) chief operating officer and head of Jeep. It's one of a number of changes "in the composition of and assignment of responsibilities within [FCA's] group executive council, designed to ensure proper representation of all of the group's major brands", the automaker said in a statement.
United Auto Workers union members at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in the US have widely rejected a tentative contract offered by the automaker, dealing a blow to the union's president after he championed the deal as a fair bargain that addressed the inequities workers complained about.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it had "reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement with the UAW, covering approximately 40,000 represented members". The agreement is subject to UAW member ratification, the automaker said in a statement and the company could not discuss the specifics of the agreement pending a ratification vote - an internal UAW process.
The United Auto Workers has targeted Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) as lead negotiator on a new wages and benefits contract for over 140,000 unionised factory workers at the Detroit Three automakers, the automaker and union announced at the weekend. The UAW did not elaborate on its decision to choose FCA to set the pattern for new master contracts it will negotiate later with General Motors and Ford.
Dongfeng Nissan Auto Sales Company, a joint venture between Nissan Motor and Chian’s Dongfeng Motor, has been fined a total of CNY123m (US$19.3) by Chinese regulators for braking the country’s anti-monopoly laws.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) chief Sergio Marchionne reportedly said at the weekend seeking a merger with General Motors was a "high priority" and such a deal would also be the best strategic option for the Detroit rival. GM's board rejected a merger proposal from FCA earlier this year but that has not stopped Marchionne from wooing his bigger competitor.
Just two months after producing the one millionth TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission, FCA US facilities in Indiana celebrated another milestone - production of the one millionth 948TE nine-speed 'box.
With the Fiat-Chrysler merger now appearing to be on the final straight, this Non Sequitur cartoon about post-merger scenarios gave me a coffee break giggle.
Okay, we're digesting today's announcements, analysis of the five-year strategy for Fiat-Chrysler is in the works.
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