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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?

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...

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.

Management briefing: 48V mild hybrids (2)

Calum MacRae | 20 Feb 2015

Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy recuperation - from regenerative and friction braking - than is available on the traditional 12V system. Calum MacRae takes a closer look at OEM plans in this area and asks, what will 48V bring?

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’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.

Auto chief to head Ontario province promotion

Graeme Roberts | 11 Jun 2015

A former chairman of Toyota Canada is chairing a new committee to promote the province of Ontario to the automotive industry.

Automakers recall 'Takata' vehicles in Australia

Graeme Roberts | 11 Jun 2015

Mazda has recalled about 80,000 vehicles fitted with Takata airbags in Australia.

Two auto labour chiefs retire before UAW talks

Graeme Roberts | 10 Jun 2015

Labour relations chiefs at General Motors and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) have both retired ahead of this year's negotiations with the United Auto Workers (UAW) union.

Fiat Chrysler to add 1,100 Italian jobs

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jun 2015

Fiat Chrysler plans to create 1,100 jobs at its Italian plants in 2015, the company's European operations head Alfredo Altavilla said.

FCA Ferrari IPO delayed to October

Graeme Roberts | 8 Jun 2015

Tax issues have delayed an planned initial public offering of Ferrari till at least 12 October.

US May light vehicle sales set all time record

Bill Cawthon | 3 Jun 2015

It seems American new vehicle buyers went out of their way to confound the analysts in May.

FCA UK announces management changes

Graeme Roberts | 3 Jun 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) UK has announced a major restructuring of its senior management team.

FCA reportedly slows new products

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jun 2015

As CEO Sergio Marchionne reportedly searches for a partner for the automaker, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in the last 12 months has delayed the redesign or release of at least 12 current or new vehicles in North America alone, a news agency reported.

Fiat Chrysler may introduce electric AWD

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jun 2015

Fiat Chrysler "might" introduce an electric all-wheel-drive system on the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country, CEO Sergio Marchione has said.

FCA Australia unearths "at best" incomplete docs

Simon Warburton | 28 May 2015

Factory-owned Fiat Chrysler Australia (FCA) says it has unearthed "at best" incomplete documentation in relation to its former CEO, Clyde Campbell, who is currently the subject of a court case. Campbell was also, until earlier this month, a part owner of independent Fiat Chrysler New Zealand.

KBB predicts US May 17.3m SAAR

Graeme Roberts | 28 May 2015

Kelly Blue Book (KBB) expects May 2015 US new vehicle sales to decline 1% year on year to 1.59m units for an estimated 17.3m seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR).

FCA orders noise cancellation tech from Harman

Dave Leggett | 22 May 2015

Harman says it has been awarded a contract from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to equip Fiat Chrysler vehicles with Engine Order Cancellation (EOC) technology, which decreases perceptible cabin noise.

FCA becomes partner of The Football League

Dave Leggett | 22 May 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK has agreed a new official car partnership with The Football League in the UK (where it serves as the second competitive tier and club organisation after the Premier League).

Car market recovery continues in Europe

Dave Leggett | 20 May 2015

Car sales in the EU were up by 6.9% in April, continuing the market recovery that began almost two years ago.

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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