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Stelvio proves the Alfa Romeo doubters wrong

17 Aug 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The Giulia showed that if given proper attention by its parent, Alfa Romeo could be successfully reinvented. The Stelvio further demonstrates the depth of engineering and design talent within Fiat Chrysler. Which only makes the minor flaws of this SUV all the more maddening: with just a little more money invested in certain components, Alfa's first SUV could beat the BMW X3 to become best-in-segment.


COMMENT - Reflections on Marchionne's achievements

18 Jul 2018 | Ray Hutton

In less than six months’ time, Sergio Marchionne’s 14-year reign over the Fiat car business will come to an end. [Please note this article was written prior to Sergio Marchionne's death and also prior to June 21 when his health seriously deteriorated and he was replaced as FCA's CEO - ed]


Fiat Chrysler lays out its plans - what happens next?

4 Jun 2018 | Glenn Brooks

Jeep and Ram, two brands which are successful mainly in the USA, are expected to account for most of the future profitability of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles at a global level over the next five years. That was the gist of the announcements made at FCA's 'Capital Markets Day'. Although a lot was said at Balocco, many questions concerning the next generation of models for FCA divisions went unanswered.


ANALYSIS - Ferrari to gain an SUV and hybrids

24 Jan 2018 | Glenn Brooks

The penultimate feature in just-auto.com'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.


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Mahle now fully owns Italian thermostat unit

4 Sep 2018 | Graeme Roberts

The Mahle Group said it last month acquired all the shares in the former joint venture Behr Thermot-tronik Italia (BTTI) now renamed Mahle Behr Grugliasco.


Schuler acquires Farina Presse

17 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

Schuler has acquired Farina Presse, the Italian manufacturer of presses and forging lines.


Enel X secures EUR115m EIB charging station loan

14 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

Enel X Mobility has negotiated a ten-year, EUR115m (US$131m) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to install around 14,000 charging stations in Italy.


Ferrari adopts low-bake paint technology from PPG

7 Aug 2018 | Dave Leggett

Thanks to on-going collaboration with PPG, Ferrari has introduced a low temperature paint system, making it the world’s first car manufacturer to adopt the new 'Low Cure' clear coats technology.


BYD secures Italian ebuses order

6 Aug 2018 | Simon Warburton

BYD has won a tender for the delivery of six 12-metre ebuses to operator, Busitalia Veneto in Padua, Italy.


Magneti Marelli to acquire 'SmartMeUp' software company

2 Aug 2018 | Dave Leggett

Magneti Marelli has announced the signing of an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of SmartMeUp, a French start-up operating in the field of "perception software" aimed at autonomous driving, smart cities and safety technology applications. Closing is expected to take place in the last quarter of 2018.


Ferrari Q2 profit rises, confirms outlook

1 Aug 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ferrari reported a 7% rise in second-quarter adjusted core earnings and confirmed its outlook for the year, Reuters reported.


Sergio Marchionne dies at 66

25 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

Automotive industrialist and former FCA chief Sergio Marchionne has died, aged 66. His death has been confirmed by the Agnelli family investment company and FCA stakeholder Exor.


FCA Q2 operating profit down 11%

25 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

On the day that its former CEO Sergio Marchionne passed away, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) posted quarterly results suggesting that new CEO Mike Manley and his management team face challenging conditions ahead.


Louis Camilleri named CEO at Ferrari

24 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

The tobacco company Philip Morris International (PMI) has said its board chairman Louis Camilleri will assume the role of CEO of Ferrari S.p.A. It says the 'long-term relationship between our two companies is deep and meaningful and we look forward to continued business collaboration'. Mr Camilleri will continue to serve as non-executive chairman of the PMI board.



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