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The core brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - with a 116-year history of innovation and sales success - is reducing in importance as other p...
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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.
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.
The NAIAS in mid-January will mark the official start to the next wave of vehicle launches in the US. So what are the major OEMs readying for the 2016 model year? First, we examine the Detroit Three.
In the first of a new series examining major OEM brand strategies, Mark Bursa takes a look at newly merged Fiat Chrysler Automotive's brand portfolio and its future strategic direction.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating 121,000 units of the 2013 Dodge Dart for a braking problem.
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.
Mazda has recalled about 80,000 vehicles fitted with Takata airbags in Australia.
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.
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.
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 US is voluntarily recalling an estimated 467,480 SUVs worldwide to install new a relay circuit that improves fuel pump relay durability.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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 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".
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 Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 470,000 cars and SUVs globally to repair a potentially faulty alternator.
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 has revamped its Espace people carrier as a crossover sport utility vehicle, reflecting a market shift to more rugged-looking vehicles.
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).
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