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| 19 Jun 2015
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.
| 18 Jun 2015
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
| 10 Apr 2015
There was quite a bit of good news on just-auto.com this week, mostly concerning March and first quarter sales plus various announcements of new plants or production starts.
| 20 Mar 2015
Two major automakers respectively wielded the axe this week. General Motors all but shut down its Russian production and dumped Opel there while FCA admitted, finally, that pretending Lancias were Chryslers was a Silly Idea, and that actual Chrysler Chryslers no longer sell well in the UK, and all but axed the lot.
| 17 Nov 2014
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.
| 28 Jul 2014
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.
| 2 Sep 2015
FCA US has appointed Todd Breneiser as NAFTA head of product planning, effective immediately, responsible for research and planning of all future vehicles in the North American market. He was also named to the FCA US management team. Benjamin Winter, who previously held the role, is now vehicle line executive for the C/D segment.
| 6 Aug 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and supplier Harman are under regulatory scrutiny in the US after the automaker reportedly delayed 18 months before telling NHTSA about a security flaw in radios fitted in over 1m vehicles.
| 4 Aug 2015
Americans flocked to dealer lots in July, snapping up more than 1.5m cars and trucks, an increase of 5.3% from July 2014, well above analyst forecasts.
| 3 Aug 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has traded charges in Australian federal court with its former Australian CEO.
| 30 Jul 2015
After second quarter 2015 profit rises of around 60%, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has revised upwards some of its full year forecasts.
| 27 Jul 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, hit at the weekend with a record recall-related fine, is recalling Ram trucks because an airbag could inflate unexpectedly.
| 27 Jul 2015
US safety authorities have hit Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) with a record fine and imposed requirements in the wake of a series of recalls.
| 24 Jul 2015
FCA US is, reportedly under pressure from government, conducting a voluntary safety recall to update software in approximately 1.4m US vehicles equipped with certain types of radio after it was shown this week hackers could gain control of the car.
| 24 Jul 2015
Mitsubishi Motors reportedly plans to end car production in the US.
| 23 Jul 2015
Ferrari has filed for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange as it looks to spin off from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
| 22 Jul 2015
Fiat Chrysler plans to organise monsoon check-up camps at its dealership outlets in India from 23 July to 25 July 2015.
| 16 Jul 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) plans for a Jeep renaissance in China have taken a big step forward with the announcement of a new joint venture national sales company.
| 15 Jul 2015
FCA US and the UAW have officially opened negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement for 39,000 hourly employees with a ceremonial handshake at the UAW-Chrysler National Training Center in Detroit.
| 13 Jul 2015
United Auto Workers (UAW) union officials and 'Detroit Three' automaker executives begin contract talks today (13 July) with much of the talks expected to centre around the 'two-tier' wage structure agreed eight years ago in the midst of the financial crisis that led to GM and Chrysler bankruptcies.
| 29 Jun 2015
Fiat Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment system is getting new features that include a drag and drop menu bar, Siri Eyes Free, Do Not Disturb, SiriusXM Tune Start and a vehicle user guide viewed on the 8.4 inch touchscreen.
| 29 Jun 2015
Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 459,618 Mitsubishi, Chrysler and Dodge brand vehicles made up to 16 years ago due to a potential airbag/sun visor clash in an accident.
| 25 Jun 2015
South Korea's transport ministry said on Thursday it had ordered four automakers to recall 24,808 vehicles that may contain faulty air bags made by Takata , given the possibility of injury to drivers.
| 24 Jun 2015
Steering systems supplier Nexteer has said that its Electric Power Steering (EPS) systems are in higher demand as its customers seek efficiency gains and the technology becomes suitable for smaller cars.
| 23 Jun 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has dumped Takata for TRW to replace driver side airbag inflators, a US media report said.
| 19 Jun 2015
Labour costs for union workers are much lower for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles than Detroit rivals Ford and General Motors, a disparity United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams has said he wants to fix.
| 19 Jun 2015
United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams has said he wants to enter talks with the three major US automakers to pool active union and nonunion workers and UAW retirees to bargain for lower healthcare costs.
| 18 Jun 2015
General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have turned to investment banks for help to deal with a stand-off as FCA seeks to force a merger with its Detroit-based rival, according to a news agency report.
| 4 Sep 2014
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.
| 6 May 2014
Okay, we're digesting today's announcements, analysis of the five-year strategy for Fiat-Chrysler is in the works.
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