25 November 2013
GAC Fiat Automobiles, the joint venture in the southern city of Changsha, will add a second shift from next April, effectively doubling production, the company’s general manager John Burton said at the Guangzhou motor show.
30 October 2013
Chrysler said Q3 2013 net profit rose 22% year on year to US$464m with year to date net profit past the $1.1bn mark.
29 October 2013
Hyundai Motor is under mounting pressure from the Mexican government to build a new manufacturing plant in the Latin American country or face restrictions on importing its vehicles, an industry source has said.
11 October 2013
Chrysler Group chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne has confirmed spending totaling US$1.249bn at two Saltillo, Mexico, factories and the creation of 1,570 jobs during a dedication event at the new van assembly plant.
2 October 2013
Thanks to a quirk in the reporting calendar, US light vehicle sales in September missed their year ago mark for the first time since May 2011.
1 October 2013
Renault Samsung will assemble the redesigned Nissan Rogue crossover at its Busan plant from the second half of next year.
11 September 2013
Hyundai Motor Group’s latest plans to set up its own dealer network in Mexico is fueling speculation that the carmaker may be moving closer to building its third North American assembly plant in Mexico.
11 July 2013
Over 500 vehicles have been updated in our live database of current and future new passenger car product over the past week, and we've added new future models.
4 July 2013
Chrysler will recall a total of 841,000 vehicles worldwide to fix a variety of mostly software or electronic control module problems.
3 July 2013
Total light vehicle sales last month came in at just over 1.4m, 9.1% ahead of June 2012. That works out to a seasonally adjusted annualised rate (SAAR) of 15.96m, the highest since November 2007, the same month SAAR was last above 16m.
12 June 2013
Chrysler is recalling 14,800 Dodge Darts to recalibrate a control module that causes some cars to stall after starting.
10 June 2013
Fiat could look for a new Chinese partner to help it manufacture Jeep locally in 2014, chief executive Sergio Marchionne said at the weekend.
20 May 2013
Chrysler Group's Toledo (Ohio) assembly complex has built its millionth JK series Jeep Wrangler.
17 May 2013
Jeep global sales were a record 701,200 last year, a 100% increase in just two years and a long way from the dark days of 2008/09 when ailing Chrysler Jeep was rescued by Fiat.
10 May 2013
While visiting Brazil recently, Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne told president Dilma Rousseff the automaker would spend an extra US$4.5bn in her country in 2013-2016, much of it to relaunch the Jeep brand.
3 May 2013
US light vehicle sales continued their upward swing in April, finishing up 8.5% year on year at 1.29m for the month. Year to date (YTD) results were 6.9% ahead of the first four months of 2012.
26 April 2013
Chrysler Group said it would spend $19.6m in its Toledo machining plant in Perrysburg, Ohio, to increase capacity of the torque converter it’s machining for the nine-speed transmission.
15 April 2013
Chrysler has unveiled a number of management changes including Reid Bigland as president and CEO of the Ram Truck Brand, although he will continue as head of US sales, and president and CEO of Chrysler Canada.
3 April 2013
US light vehicle sales continue to grow last month. Automakers delivered better than 1.4m cars and trucks, a 3.5% improvement over March 2012. This translated into a seasonally adjusted annualised rate (SAAR) of 15.27m sales, slightly below analysts’ expectation of 15.4m, but more than 1m sales higher than the mark from last March. March 2013 was the fifth consecutive month the SAAR was above 15m.
2 April 2013
Multiple concepts and new models are making their global debuts at the New York auto show. Public days are 29 March to 7 April.
26 March 2013
The US light vehicle market is heading for another strong month in March and is on track to exceed 15m units this year.
15 March 2013
When February coincides with Brazil's Mardi Gras holiday, as it did this year, sales aren't usually good.
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.
4 March 2013
Fiat-Chrysler's plans to build Jeep into a global brand have moved forward with a new executive running the company's Chinese joint venture to ramp up production of the SUV line.
28 February 2013
Chrysler said on Thursday (28 February) it would spend about US$374m to boost transmission production and add about 1,250 new jobs in north-central Indiana, making it the largest transmission installation in the world.
20 February 2013
Fiat Chrysler NZ has been created to distribute and service the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, SRT, MOPAR, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth and Alfa Romeo brands in New Zealand from 1 May 2013.
8 February 2013
A final update of just-auto's list of concepts and production models which made their debuts on the 7 February press preview day of the 2013 Chicago auto show.
4 February 2013
The surge that provided a strong end to 2012 continued into January as US light vehicle sales rose 14.2% to about 1.04m. The seasonally adjusted annualised rate came in at 15.29m, off just slightly from December’s 15.37m, and well ahead of the 13.98m figure reported in January 2012.
31 January 2013
Fiat debt grew by about EUR1bn in 2012 as European car sales fell 14%, leaving the carmaker ever more dependent on strong growth at its Chrysler US unit in the US.
25 January 2013
What does 2013 have in store for the world's auto industry? There will always be variations in how individual firms perform, but the whole industry will be watching developments in major markets very closely. Just how far they grow or contract has major implications for everyone - for volumes, for margins and for bottom lines. We review prospects for demand in the major vehicle markets, starting with a world overview and a closer look at the US light vehicle market.