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Fiat Professional to plug (in) the Ducato in 2020

4 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

There are only so many ways to conduct the presentation of a new vehicle (one of our number likes to refer to one as 'death by Powerpoint') but Fiat Professional, the light commercial arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, chose a quick presenter-hosted question and answer session with key executives and few slides or videos. But it was clear their thoughts were really on the main event and, after audience and teleprompters rotated 180 degrees, the real star of the show made its debut.


ANALYSIS - MY19 Maserati Levante GranLusso

16 May 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Three and a half years on from its market introduction, Maserati UK has thrown out the former diesel-only strategy for the Levante, bringing in a biturbo 3.0-litre petrol V6.


ANALYSIS - 2019 Abarth 595 esseesse

8 May 2019 | Glenn Brooks

How can a car which is more than a decade old still be one of the best in its segment? The 595 essesse, newly revised for Abarth's 70th anniversary one year ahead of its replacement, would have to be the most entertaining A segment hatchback on the market.


FireFly engine sparkles in freshened Fiat 500X

14 Mar 2019 | Glenn Brooks

From variable valve timing and common rail diesels, to the more recent TwinAir two-cylinder petrol units, Fiat has long been an innovator in small capacity engines. So it shouldn't be surprising to discover that the new FireFly Turbo series which is part of the refreshed 500X transforms this crossover.


Geely refutes FCA rumours - what now for Maserati?

20 Feb 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Those rumours about FCA wanting to transfer ownership of Maserati, along with perhaps Alfa Romeo to ZGH were quashed by the Chinese OEM a few weeks ago. We know the outline of what's ahead for Alfa but the trident logo brand also needs a reboot. It had a disappointing 2018 and, in common with other parts of the Fiat Chrysler empire, desperately needs new models. So what's on the way, and when?


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Toyota Europe launching electric van

8 Jul 2019 | Chris Wright

Toyota will join the party and launch an electric van next year to meet the demand of burgeoning last mile delivery requirements and the need to meet stricter emission rules in European cities.


Brembo names Daniele Schillaci as new CEO

2 Jul 2019 | Simon Warburton

Brembo has co-opted Daniele Schillaci and appointed him CEO following the resignation of Andrea Abbati Marescotti.


Enel X inks Vatican City charging deal

11 Jun 2019 | Simon Warburton

Enel X has inked an agreement with the Governorate of Vatican City State, to supply 20 charging points.


FCA withdraws Renault merger proposal

6 Jun 2019 | Dave Leggett

Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) has withdrawn its merger proposal to Renault 'with immediate effect'.


BYD delivers eBus fleet to Messina in Italy

3 Jun 2019 | Simon Warburton

BYD has delivered a fleet of 16 pure electric 8.7-metre eBuses to public transport operator, Azienda Trasporti Di Messina (ATM), in the Italian city of Messina, Sicily.


Calsonic and Magneti move to single brand name

14 May 2019 | Simon Warburton

Calsonic Kansei and Magneti Marelli are to unite using the Marelli brand.


Eaton names Margherita Adragna as Vehicle Group president

12 Feb 2019 | Simon Warburton

Eaton has unveiled Margherita Adragna as president, Vehicle Group, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).


Enel installs 130 charge points in Italy and Austria

23 Jan 2019 | Simon Warburton

Enel has installed 130 Fast Recharge charging stations, which are now operating on long-distance roads of Italy and Austria as part of the EVA+ project (Electric Vehicles Arteries).


Pininfarina 'Battista' EV will have 1,900bhp power

12 Dec 2018 | Dave Leggett

Automobili Pininfarina is claiming that its 1,900bhp electric hypercar  - named after Pininfarina founder, Battista ‘Pinin’ Farina - will be launched as Italy’s most powerful and fastest car ever.


FCA commits to invest in EV platform in Italy

29 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

At a meeting between FCA and labour unions in Turin, FCA has committed to invest more than EUR5bn in Italy over the 2019-2021 period.



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