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ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up...

ANALYSIS: BMW sales collapse in largest EU market

The 12 percent YoY rise in the June German passenger cars market has seen some notable changes to the usual pecking order. Opel muscled past...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Minding the shop

Graeme Roberts | 3 Jul 2015

This week it was, for once, my turn to stay back and mind the shop while colleagues scurried hither and yon to bring you news and interviews from a number of events here in Olde Engerland and Europe, all the while enduring 35C 'heatwaves', rail delays due to the 'wrong kind of heat', missed plane connections and the usual summer chaos.

COMMENT: The diminution of Fiat

Ray Hutton | 30 Jun 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...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chop Alfa or Sergio?

Graeme Roberts | 19 Jun 2015

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 just-auto this week. Cawthon has decades of association with and analysis of the Chrysler part of Fiat Chrysler and a read is recommended.

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

Latest Interviews

Nexteer president and COO Laurent Bresson

Calum MacRae | 19 Jan 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

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.

Latest News

Nexen Tire is Manchester City official partner

Simon Warburton | 7 Aug 2015

Nexen Tire says it has become an official partner of Manchester City Football Club as a part of the company's sports marketing plan.

Buyers best the analysts in US July sales

Bill Cawthon | 4 Aug 2015

Americans flocked to dealer lots in July, snapping up more than 1.5m cars and trucks, an increase of 5.3% from July 2014, well above analyst forecasts.

Former FCA CEO denies charges in federal court

Graeme Roberts | 3 Aug 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has traded charges in Australian federal court with its former Australian CEO.

FCA to recall 1,060,531 Ram trucks

Graeme Roberts | 27 Jul 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, hit at the weekend with a record recall-related fine, is recalling Ram trucks because an airbag could inflate unexpectedly.

Fiat Chrysler cops record penalty from NHTSA

Graeme Roberts | 27 Jul 2015

US safety authorities have hit Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) with a record fine and imposed requirements in the wake of a series of recalls.

Ferrari files for New York share listing

Simon Warburton | 23 Jul 2015

Ferrari has filed for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange as it looks to spin off from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

FCA offers free 'monsoon check-ups'

Dave Leggett | 22 Jul 2015

Fiat Chrysler plans to organise monsoon check-up camps at its dealership outlets in India from 23 July to 25 July 2015.

FCA considering Magneti Marelli sale

Dave Leggett | 20 Jul 2015

Reuters is reporting that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is considering selling off its parts making subsidiary Magneti Marelli.

European car market up 8.4% in H1 [includes data]

Dave Leggett | 20 Jul 2015

Car sales data released by JATO shows the European car market ending the first half of the year hit a high with sales up 14.6% in June and 8.4% during the first half versus the same period last year.

New sales company key to Jeep China revival

Graeme Roberts | 16 Jul 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) plans for a Jeep renaissance in China have taken a big step forward with the announcement of a new joint venture national sales company.

UAW contract talks start today

Graeme Roberts | 13 Jul 2015

United Auto Workers (UAW) union officials and 'Detroit Three' automaker executives begin contract talks today (13 July) with much of the talks expected to centre around the 'two-tier' wage structure agreed eight years ago in the midst of the financial crisis that led to GM and Chrysler bankruptcies.

Updated: FCA to start Jeep production in India

Chris Wright | 3 Jul 2015

Fiat Chrysler will spend $280m to build Jeeps in India from 2017 - through an expanded joint venture with Tata Motors - becuase it wants to almost to double the SUV brand’s 1m sales in 2014 by 2018.

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.

FCA long way off making GM offer

Graeme Roberts | 25 Jun 2015

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is a long way from making any offer to GM shareholders, FCA chief executive Sergio Marchionne has said.

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.

Europe's car market was positive - just - in May

Dave Leggett | 18 Jun 2015

Data released by JATO Dynamics shows that Europe's car market slowed to growth of just 0.8% in May. However, the underlying picture remains one of national markets in recovery.

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.

Tata Motors, Fiat, to build SUV assembly line

Graeme Roberts | 15 Jun 2015

Tata Motors and Fiat plan to spend INR30bn (US$468m) on an Indian assembly line for SUVs.

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.

Latest blogs

Fiat 500 - car or fashion accessory?

Roger Stansfield | 16 Jul 2015

The Fiat 500 –­ car or fashion accessory? At the launch of the updated model this week there was plenty of evidence to suggest it's more the latter than the former.

What would a new Fiat 600 look like?

Glenn Brooks | 11 Nov 2014

This man has imagined a new look for the famous little Fiat as a way of celebrating its 60th birthday.

Company research

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