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COMMENT: The diminution of Fiat

30 June 2015

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...


COMMENT: GM's new Camaro to join a surging segment

18 May 2015

The new 2016 Camaro looks good, has a far better interior than the old shape model and promises better economy. But will it be good enough to match the Ford Mustang?


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

20 March 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.


ANALYSIS: Shock as US Honda CR-V outsells all cars

9 January 2015

With 32,369 units sold, American Honda's CR-V was the market's best selling SUV in December. Another upset: the Toyota Camry was toppled as the No. 1 car. And, the BMW 3/4 Series made it into the top ten best selling cars list, outselling two Hyundais and the Chevy Cruze. It's looking like being an unusual 2015 in the US.

Latest interviews


Nexteer president and COO Laurent Bresson

19 January 2015

Nexteer, the former GM Saginaw steering division, has flourished under the ownership of China-based Pacific Century Motors its owner since 2011. Calum MacRae caught up with Nexteer’s president and COO Laurent Bresson at the recent NAIAS.


Q&A with TRW: Radio frequency (RF) systems...

8 March 2013

TRW has been active in keyless entry for many years, albeit as a relatively small player. Similar radio-frequency (RF) technology underpins both keyless entry and tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS), the latter being a technology in which TRW is one of the leading global players Ian Henry spoke to Andy Whydell, TRW’s Senior Manager for Global Electronics Product Planning, and Tim Hannon, Sales Manager, RF Products about the company’s activities in the sector and market trends.


Marchionne: auto industry needs consolidation

11 January 2012

There needs to be another round of consolidation of the motor industry worldwide or some companies will not survive, according to Fiat and Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne


GOLDING’S TAKE: The challenged multibrand Fiat man

20 December 2010

Imagine you are Andrew Humberstone. There you are minding your own business in the Gulf states, happily wholesaling Ferrari and Maserati for the Fiat Group and playing polo with the rich and famous, when Sergio Marchionne himself no less, rings and tells you to catch a flight to the UK and take charge of Fiat over there.

Latest news


FCA US to spend $1.5bn at Sterling Heights

26 July 2016

FCA US said it would spend US$1.48bn at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan to retool for the redesigned Ram 1500 pickup truck "and support the future growth of the Ram brand".


FCA US recalls vehicles for transmission pump

1 July 2016

FCA US is recalling an estimated 26,211 vehicles in the US - most of which are in dealer hands - to replace transmission pumps.


Another 2.3m cars recalled for airbag checks

15 February 2016

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed details of the latest 1.7m vehicle recalls by two major German automakers and said a third also plans to recall multiple vehicles from model years dating back over a decade. All are fitted with driver side airbags with potentially faulty Takata inflators.


FCA announces top executive changes

6 October 2015

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.


FCA recalls 1.4m for software security update

24 July 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 recalls 460,000 cars for visor mods

29 June 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.


NHTSA opens 2013 Dodge Dart brake probe

23 June 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating 121,000 units of the 2013 Dodge Dart for a braking problem.


Daimler recalls 40,061 vans over airbag issue

15 June 2015

Daimler Vans USA (DVUSA) is recalling 40,061 2007-2008 Freightliner Sprinter 2500 and 3500 and 2006-2008 Dodge Sprinter 2500 and 3500 vehicles manufactured from 1 July 2005 to 31 July 2008.


Automakers recall 'Takata' vehicles in Australia

11 June 2015

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


FCA reportedly slows new products

2 June 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.


Short month trims US March light vehicle sales

2 April 2015

Automakers trying to beat their year ago numbers faced a larger than usual challenge in March. Not only was March 2014 a strong sales month, it had one more selling day and, even more important, it had one more sales weekend.


Winter chills February US light vehicle sales

4 March 2015

Though winter storms ravaged the Midwest and Northeast and petrol prices began to recover there was still activity on dealer lots last month - just not quite as much as analysts had forecast.


FCA recalls 467,480 SUVs globally

2 March 2015

FCA US is voluntarily recalling an estimated 467,480 SUVs worldwide to install new a relay circuit that improves fuel pump relay durability.


Fiat Chrysler looks to double Oz sales by 2018

17 February 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) aims to almost double its sales in Australia in the next four years. The company sold 43,100 vehicles there in 2014.


Retiree and union-related costs lower FCA profit

3 February 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US full-year 2014 net profit fell from 2013's US$2.8bn to $1.2bn after "unfavourable effects from infrequent items".


Another big airbag recall announced

2 February 2015

The US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and automakers over the weekend announced a recall of over 2.12m cars to (again) repair airbags that might activate unintentionally.


Brazilian Fiat heads for Mexico as a Dodge

21 January 2015

Fiat Brazil's Siena Essence sedan, a subcompact, has been rebadged as a Dodge Vision for sale in Mexico starting in this first quarter of 2015.


Chrysler minivan to debut at 2016 NAIAS

13 January 2015

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne is quoted on the firm's corporate Twitter feed as saying the next Chrysler minivan will have its world premiere at the 2016 Detroit auto show.


FCA expands airbag inflator replacement to 3.3m

22 December 2014

FCA US (Fiat-Chrysler) said it would now replace driver's side air bag inflators in an estimated 3.3m older model vehicles worldwide, in an expansion of an "ongoing regional field action".


Falling petrol prices power November US sales

3 December 2014

With the rapid decline in prices at the pump, currently equivalent to about GBP0.47/litre [vs around GBP1.20 in UK after recent falls - ed], US November light vehicle sales kicked into high gear, coming in 4.6% ahead of last year and 1.7% ahead of October 2014.


Chrysler recalling 470,000 for alternator check

17 October 2014

Chrysler Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 470,000 cars and SUVs globally to repair a potentially faulty alternator.


Chrysler recalling 292,000 for ignition switch

13 October 2014

Chrysler Group is recalling 291,703 vehicles in the US to check for a faulty ignition switch which could inadvertently turn off the engine.


Renault Espace now a crossover SUV

2 October 2014

Renault has revamped its Espace people carrier as a crossover sport utility vehicle, reflecting a market shift to more rugged-looking vehicles.


Analysts peg Sept US light vehicle sales at 1.3m

26 September 2014

Final-week forecasts from Edmunds.com and Kelley Blue Book (KBB) suggest September 2014 light vehicle sales in the US will be down around 20% from August but up about 11% year on year to around 1.3m (SAAR: 16.5m).


Chrysler recalls 230,760 SUVs for fuel pump check

22 September 2014

Chrysler Group is voluntarily recalling an estimated 230,760 SUVs to install a new relay circuit that improves fuel pump system durability.


US summer sales sizzle

4 August 2014

July US light vehicle sales were hot, rising 9.2% to almost 1.44m units, producing a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 16.48m. That’s a 720,000-unit improvement over last July and marks the fifth consecutive month the SAAR has been above 16m. However, that’s a bit below the 16.7m predicted by industry analysts.


NHTSA eyes Dodge, Hyundai and Isuzu models

28 July 2014

Following several complaints of defects, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is probing Dodge Chargers, Hyundai Sonatas and Isuzu trucks.


July sales seen up 11.6%, 16.6m SAAR

25 July 2014

New vehicle sales in the US in July are expected to increase 11.6% year on year to 1.46m units, resulting in an estimated 16.6m seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), according to Kelley Blue Book (KBB).


Chrysler recalls 895,000 SUVs to reroute wiring

15 July 2014

Chrysler Group has recalled an estimated 895,000 SUVs to reroute wiring for vanity mirror lights.


Mitsubishi to supply Chrysler Mexico from Thailand

3 July 2014

Mitsubishi Motors hopes to export around 10,000 Attrage sub-compact passenger cars per year to Mexico from its Thai unit, as part of the OEM agreement with Chrysler reported earlier this week by Japan's Nikkei and, initially, dismissed as speculation by the Japanese automaker.

Dodge news

FCA US to spend $1.5bn at Sterling Heights

26 July 2016

FCA US said it would spend US$1.48bn at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan to retool...


FCA US recalls vehicles for transmission pump

1 July 2016

FCA US is recalling an estimated 26,211 vehicles in the US - most of which are in dealer hands -...


Another 2.3m cars recalled for airbag checks

15 February 2016

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed details of the latest...


FCA announces top executive changes

6 October 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has named Mike Manley head of the Ram trucks brand on top of his curren...


FCA recalls 1.4m for software security update

24 July 2015

FCA US is, reportedly under pressure from government, conducting a voluntary safety recall to upd...


COMMENT: The diminution of Fiat

30 June 2015

The core brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - with a 116-year history of innovation and sales suc...



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