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FCA realigns its global manufacturing footprint

27 July 2016

One of the busiest manufacturers in terms of re-aligning its global manufacturing footprint is FCA. Some extraordinary developments are said to be taking place, and this includes an apparent decision to shift two future crossovers out of Mexico and into Italy.


Fiat 500 a building block for future small cars

7 July 2016

The latest 500 is a worthy update of what had already been a big seller, especially in European countries. Like Mini, this is an expanding franchise, as the 500e, 500X, 500L and 500 L Living/MPW prove. FCA has further plans to add even more derivatives, each of which should aid the ongoing cause of a major revival in the fortunes of the Fiat brand.


Brazil recovery likely to be sluggish

8 March 2016

The perennial rivalry between the optimistic and the pessimistic about what the Brazilian market will be like this year has hit a peak in the last few weeks.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - Geneva, mostly

4 March 2016

A fair number of interesting stories came out of Geneva this week. We learned, for example, that Jeep almost got yanked from the UK market in 2012. And has apparently been saved by the (Fiat-built) Renegade. Volkswagen's little diesel difficulty isn't worrying GM Europe - Opel's boss wants to increase the diesel mix as he also adds a little electrification to the bowl. Even better, after years of losses and not a little restructuring pain (RIP Bochum and Antwerp plants), breakeven is on the cards this year.

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.


INTERVIEW: Fiat brand head, Olivier Francois

17 November 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 Mentor Graphics

18 September 2014

Mentor Graphics is a major supplier of software tools that help engineers design electronic systems and components. Headquartered in Oregon, US, Mentor generates annual revenues of some US$1bn. Its tools are involved in the design of almost every electronic gadget you can think of. To find out about its automotive business, Matthew Beecham spoke to Martin O’Brien, General Manager, Integrated Electrical Systems Division Mentor Graphics.


INTERVIEW: Federal-Mogul CTO Gian Maria Olivetti

19 May 2014

Gian Maria Olivetti joned Federal-Mogul in 2007 as VP, pistons, rings and liners. He was previously at Fiat Group, where he was executive director, worldwide engines and transmissions, responsible for Iveco. He talked to Simon Warburton at Federal-Mogul's recent Media Technology Day at the company's Wiesbaden plant near Frankfurt about key elements of the business including legislation, the future of ICE engines, CO2 emissions and materials.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Latin NCAP recommends side impact test mandatory

15 August 2016

Latin NCAP assessed the Fiat New Palio and the Peugeot 208 under the new 2016 protocol, which includes the side impact test, mandatory for all models as from this year. The Fiat New Palio and the Peugeot 208 share part of the most competitive segment, B and...


just-auto Plus only Strattec posts sales of US$108.3m in Q4 2016

12 August 2016

Strattec Security Corporation on 11 August 2016, reported operating results for the fiscal fourth quarter and year ended 3 July 2016. Fourth quarter Net sales for the fourth quarter ended 3 July 2016 were US$108.3m, compared to net sales of $98.4m for the...


just-auto Plus only FCA Canada July 2016 sales drop 14%

4 August 2016

FCA Canada on 3 August 2016, reported sales of 24,669 units, down 14% compared with sales in July 2015 of 28,534. Through the year, total sales of 178,066 units, are up 1.2% compared with 175,968 sold during the same time last year.  FCA Canada retail...


just-auto Plus only BYD and Palio crash results disappoints Latin NCAP

4 August 2016

Latin NCAP’s latest crash test results were released on 3 August 2016, at the annual FIA Region IV American Congress being held in Paraguay. The results were disappointing with a zero star model and a star reduction for a top selling model in the...


just-auto Plus only FCA US July 2016 sales up 0.3%

3 August 2016

FCA US on 2 August 2016, reported US sales of 180,727 units, up 0.3% compared with sales in July 2015 (180,124 units). FCA US retail sales of 155,885 were down 2% in July, while fleet sales of 24,842 were up 22% year-over-year. Both the Jeep and Ram...


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico posts best July sales of 7,617 units

3 August 2016

FCA Mexico on 2 August 2016, reported sales of 7,617 units. “We are very excited about the return of the Dodge Neon, one of our flagship vehicles. This vehicle joins the Dodge portfolio and complements the brand. The Dodge Neon will compete in one of...


just-auto Plus only FCA July 2016 sales grow 4.8% in Italy

3 August 2016

FCA outperformed the industry in July, with sales up 4.8% year-over-year (+2.9% for the industry) to more than 39,200 vehicles. Group market share was 50 basis points higher at 28.8%. For the seven months year-to-date, FCA posted unit sales of nearly 343,000...


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles boosts Q2 profits

27 July 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Wednesday (27 July 2016) reported second quarter adjusted EBIT up 16% year on year to EUR1.6bn.


Jeep EMEA region sales up 11.5% in June

18 July 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said June was a record-setting month for its Jeep brand in the EMEA region after 12,300 units were sold (up 11.5%), marking the 32nd consecutive month of year over year growth.


Ontario gives $81m to Fiat Chrysler minivan plant

15 June 2016

The Canadian automaking province of Ontario is to provide Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada (FCA) with a C$81m grant for the Windsor assembly plant which will soon start building an additional variant of the Pacifica, the first plug-in hybrid electric minivan made in North America.


ACEA revises up 2016 growth forecast to 5%

2 June 2016

Europe's Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), has revised its forecast for 2016 car registrations up from its initial January forecast of 2% growth. 


FCA names new Alfa/Maserati CEO

24 May 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has named Reid Bigland chief executive of the Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands though he will remain head of US sales and the chief executive of FCA Canada.


Google self-driving car project and FCA plan co-op

4 May 2016

The Google Self-Driving Car Project and FCA have announced a claimed first-of-its-kind collaboration to integrate Google's self-driving technology into redesigned 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans to expand Google's existing self-driving test programme. This is the first time Google has worked directly with an automaker to integrate its self-driving system, including its sensors and software, into a passenger vehicle.


FCA names new CEO, group treasurer

3 May 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' chairman Sergio Marchionne has taken on the additional role of Ferrari CEO after Amedeo Felisa retired, after 26 years of service. FCA also has a new group treasurer.


Ferrari signs European financial services JV MoU

3 May 2016

Ferrari Financial Services, an Italian indirect subsidiary of Ferrari and FCA Bank (FCAB) announced they signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for FCAB to acquire a majority stake in Ferrari Financial Services (FFS AG), a wholly owned subsidiary of FFS.


FCA North America factory rearrangement on target

27 April 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief executive Sergio Marchionne has a rearrangement of North American factories to favour truck and Jeep production over car output will be completed by early 2018.


North America dominates FCA Q1 performance

26 April 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has beaten analysts' first-quarter profit forecasts, helped by a strong performance in North America.


GAC Fiat-Chrysler launches Jeep plant in China

25 April 2016

Fiat-Chrysler has started operations at its new joint venture plant in Guangzhou, southern China.


Fiat Mobi debuts in Brazil

22 April 2016

FCA's new bet in the still growing Brazilian subcompact market segment, the Fiat Mobi, looks better in photos than in the metal, largely because the nose appears exceptionally large compared to the truncated rear. It's based on a shortened Uno platform (the model it replaces) and was designed at the Betim Development Centre in Minas Gerais state, home to the main FCA manufacturing plant.


FCA’s Marchionne refines list of merger suitors

15 April 2016

Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is reportedly whittling down the list of potential automotive merger partners and it’s now down to three.


FCA to merge media interests with rival

3 March 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is to merge its media and publishing business Itedi with Italian media group, GELE, and focus on the core business of making cars.


Jeep UK pulled back from 2012 brink

2 March 2016

Fiat Chrysler came within a few weeks of pulling Jeep out of the UK in 2012 as sales plunged and dealers bailed out - then Steve Zanlunghi pitched a plan at his boss Sergio Marchionne.


GENEVA - Marchionne blames China for Alfa delays

1 March 2016

Further delays to the long-awaited introduction of new Alfa Romeo models are all the fault of China, according to Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne.


Survey claims connected car safety worries

1 March 2016

Half of British drivers (49%) are concerned about the safety of the connected car, with automotive manufacturers also admitting there could be a security lag of up to three years before systems catch up with cyber threats.


Pressure mounts to speed Takata inflator recalls

25 February 2016

US lawmakers reportedly have stepped up pressure on federal government regulators and Takata to speed up the recall of millions of airbag inflators, citing evidence the supplier manipulated data to cover up problems with its products.


NZ Jeep importer launches AEV's RHD Wrangler truck

24 February 2016

Right hand drive Jeep Wrangler utes (local-speak for utility or pickup truck) have gone on sale in New Zealand where the Thai-built Ford Ranger was best selling commercial vehicle last year with 6,818, units and 17% market share and also the top selling model overall, the first time a commercial vehicle has outsold a passenger model.


Ambitious Fiat Brazil launches Toro truck

22 February 2016

Fiat Brazil has long wanted to enter the profitable, five-passenger, mid-size, double cab, pick-up truck segment in South America.


JLR delays Brazil assembly start

19 February 2016

An executive reshuffle, Mardi Gras holidays and the ever worsening economy amid a deepening recession have all combined in this first quarter of 2016 to delay final construction work on Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover assembly plant in Itatiaia, 174km/108 miles west of Rio de Janeiro City. Now opening is postponed a little to late April or early May.


FCA Bank books record net profit

19 February 2016

Fiat Chrysler's finance unit FCA Bank said on Friday (19 February) it had booked an "unprecedented EUR249.1m net profit for the year on the back of record financed volumes".


Canadian auto union chief welcomes Chrysler jobs

16 February 2016

Fiat Chrysler's announcement a new minivan at its Windsor, Ontario, factory will mean twice as many jobs as first expected is a reflection of Canada's competiveness in the auto sector, the head of the Unifor union said.

Fiat news

just-auto Plus only Latin NCAP recommends side impact test mandatory

15 August 2016

Latin NCAP assessed the Fiat New Palio and the Peugeot 208 under the new 2016 protocol, which inc...


just-auto Plus only Strattec posts sales of US$108.3m in Q4 2016

12 August 2016

Strattec Security Corporation on 11 August 2016, reported operating results for the fiscal fourth...


just-auto Plus only FCA Canada July 2016 sales drop 14%

4 August 2016

FCA Canada on 3 August 2016, reported sales of 24,669 units, down 14% compared with sales in July...


just-auto Plus only BYD and Palio crash results disappoints Latin NCAP

4 August 2016

Latin NCAP’s latest crash test results were released on 3 August 2016, at the annual FIA Re...


just-auto Plus only FCA US July 2016 sales up 0.3%

3 August 2016

FCA US on 2 August 2016, reported US sales of 180,727 units, up 0.3% compared with sales in July...


just-auto Plus only FCA Mexico posts best July sales of 7,617 units

3 August 2016

FCA Mexico on 2 August 2016, reported sales of 7,617 units. “We are very excited about t...



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