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ANALYSIS - Ferrari to gain an SUV and hybrids

24 Jan 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The penultimate feature in's current series on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' passenger car brands looks at Ferrari's current and future models. The big news is the brand's first crossover-SUV but there is also much to report on petrol-electric and BEV powertrains for the next generation of supercars. A look at Jeep comes next, and this follows recent analysis pieces on Fiat and Abarth; Chrysler, Dodge and Ram; Alfa Romeo; and Maserati.

ANALYSIS - Maserati looks to the future with more SUVs

23 Jan 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The latest instalment in just-auto's analysis of FCA's passenger car brands' model lines is a focus on Maserati. A look at what's ahead for Alfa Romeo was recently published. This followed features on Fiat and Abarth, as well as another on Chrysler, Dodge and Ram. Ferrari comes next, with Jeep rounding out the series.

ANALYSIS - Future Alfa Romeo models

22 Jan 2018 | Glenn Brooks

FCA is the latest OEM to have its current and future models put under the microscope for examination. The first brands in this series were Fiat and Abarth, followed by Chrysler, Dodge and Ram. Features on Jeep, Maserati and Ferrari are still to come.

ANALYSIS - Future Fiat and Abarth models

15 Jan 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The first chapter in a series of articles exploring the current and next models from FCA Italy's stable of makes centres on the Fiat brand, as well as Abarth. This will be followed over the coming weeks by explorations of what's ahead for Chrysler, Dodge, RAM, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ferrari. Even though Italians bought 60,000 Ypsilons during 2017, Lancia has no future models.

Why FCA was right to tap Mitsubishi for Fiat Fullback pick-up

19 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

FCA turned to Mazda when it wanted RWD roadsters for its Fiat and Abarth brands. Then, when it sought expertise in one-tonne pick-ups, the company signed a deal to have Mitsubishi Motors supply Fiat and Fiat Professional with an L200-based model. We know how great the two 124 Spiders turned out to be, but just how good is the Fullback?

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FCA Bank renews JLR relationship

27 Feb 2018 | Dave Leggett

FCA Bank has announced the 'renewal of its successful relationship with Jaguar Land Rover'.

BYD supplies 13 electric buses to four Italian cities

23 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

Four cities in Italy's Piedmont Region of Italy have placed orders for a total of 13 BYD pure electric Midibuses.

FCA boosts Europe volume in 2017

17 Jan 2018 | Graeme Roberts

FCA boosted sales across Europe (EU28+EFTA) by 5.2% year on year in 2017 to 1,045,000 vehicles with Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Jeep outperforming the 3.3% industry average for the year.

Iveco wins major European deal of 500 Stralis NP LNG trucks

23 Oct 2017 | Tom Thorp

Iveco has secured the largest deal for Stralis NP vehicles to-date, with 500 new trucks set to enter operation with the pan-European transport and logistics specialist, Jost Group. Designed to be the most sustainable long-distance heavy truck ever manufactured, the new deliveries will run on LNG – widely regarded as the only currently available mass market alternative to diesel.

Solvay develops new carbon/glass fibre hybrid material

19 Oct 2017 | Simon Warburton

Solvay has unveiled Ixef 3012, a 55% carbon and glass fibre hybrid reinforced grade of polyarylamide (PARA) to provide high strength and stiffness at lower density.

FCA still planning Magneti Marelli separation - report

2 Oct 2017 | Dave Leggett

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) appears to be pressing ahead with a plan to separate its parts unit, Magneti Marelli.

Turin takes first BYD electric buses

22 Sep 2017 | Simon Warburton

Turin has taken delivery of the first zero emission pure electric BYD ebuses which are to go into service in Italy.

Pirelli plans IPO

15 Sep 2017 | Dave Leggett

Pirelli is planning a return to the Milan stock market that could raise as much as EUR3.3bn.

FCA admits reviewing 'inquiries on strategic transactions'

25 Aug 2017 | Dave Leggett

As speculation of possible spin offs continues, Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) has said in a statement that it evaluates incoming 'inquiries for strategic transactions'.

Ferrari Portofino will replace California T

23 Aug 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The successor for what started life in 2008 as the F149 California before changing names to California T in 2014 has been named. The new Ferrari Portofino is a 2+2 coupé-convertible, powered by a 441kW (600cv) turbocharged V8.

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