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THE WEEK THAT WAS: The car he said he'd never do?

Starter for 10 - what new car headed for launch at Frankfurt next September is a vehicle the chief designer swore he'd never do?...

COMMENT: The diminution of Fiat

The core brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - with a 116-year history of innovation and sales success - is reducing in importance as other p...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chop Alfa or Sergio?

Graeme Roberts | 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.

COMMENT: Time for Alfa - or Sergio - to go?

Bill Cawthon | 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

THE WEEK THAT WAS: It's good news week....

Graeme Roberts | 10 Apr 2015

There was quite a bit of good news on this week, mostly concerning March and first quarter sales plus various announcements of new plants or production starts.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: GM, FCA, axe plant, Chrysler UK

Graeme Roberts | 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.

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Fiat brand head, Olivier Francois

Chris Wright | 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.

Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud

Matthew Beecham | 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.

Latest News

FCA appoints NAFTA product head

Graeme Roberts | 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.

Feds eye FCA and Harman over radio security flaw

Graeme Roberts | 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.

Buyers best the analysts in US July sales

Bill Cawthon | 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.

Former FCA CEO denies charges in federal court

Graeme Roberts | 3 Aug 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has traded charges in Australian federal court with its former Australian CEO.

Profitable quarter sees FCA hike forecasts

Graeme Roberts | 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.

FCA to recall 1,060,531 Ram trucks

Graeme Roberts | 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.

Fiat Chrysler cops record penalty from NHTSA

Graeme Roberts | 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.

FCA recalls 1.4m for software security update

Graeme Roberts | 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.

Mitsubishi ending Normal production - reports

Graeme Roberts | 24 Jul 2015

Mitsubishi Motors reportedly plans to end car production in the US.

Ferrari files for New York share listing

Simon Warburton | 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.

FCA offers free 'monsoon check-ups'

Dave Leggett | 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.

New sales company key to Jeep China revival

Graeme Roberts | 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.

UAW collective bargaining talks start with FCA

Graeme Roberts | 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.

UAW contract talks start today

Graeme Roberts | 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.

FCA’s Uconnect updated for 2016 vehicles

Graeme Roberts | 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.

Mitsubishi recalls 460,000 cars for visor mods

Graeme Roberts | 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.

Korean ministry orders Takata related recalls

Graeme Roberts | 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.

Nexteer forecasts EPS growth for small cars

Dave Leggett | 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.

FCA using TRW replacements for Takata inflators

Graeme Roberts | 23 Jun 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has dumped Takata for TRW to replace driver side airbag inflators, a US media report said.

UAW wants FCA labour cost advantage nixed

Graeme Roberts | 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.

UAW calls for worker pool to lower health costs

Graeme Roberts | 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.

GM and FCA seek bank advice over merger bid

Graeme Roberts | 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.

Latest blogs

Post-merger shake-out

Graeme Roberts | 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.

FCA, what's the thinking?

Dave Leggett | 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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