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FCA sees 5.6% gain on small Jeeps, pickups, minivans

2:30 pm U.S. ET | May 3, 2016

Continued strong demand for Jeeps and Ram pickups, as well as rebounding minivan volume, boosted FCA US sales 5.6 percent in April.... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

Giulia's looks are not helping Alfa's case in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2016

The Alfa Romeo Giulia looks good under the bright white lights of auto shows, but mixed in with traffic, the Giulia's styling comes across as dull and unimaginative. And that has to be the worst thing you can say about an Italian car.... Read More »

Automakers face deadline to challenge deposition orders in supplier price-fixing litigation

1:44 pm U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and other automakers by next week must decide if they will challenge an order that they give depositions in the massive Detroit civil lawsuit alleging price-fixing in the supply chain.... Read More »

Bosch CEO: We did not say that Fiat is using defeat devices

7:16 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2016

Bosch did not say that Fiat is using an illegal defeat device, the supplier's CEO, Volkmar Denner, said today. "At no point in time did Bosch communicate that Fiat is using a non-authorized defeat device."... Read More »

RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: The rough road for Alfa, passionate fans and fast cars aside

11:45 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2016

The brutal auto industry has left no white space for a new entry such as Alfa Romeo to come in and offer something no one else has.... Read More »

Small crossovers grow big

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 25, 2016

The fastest-rising vehicle segment in the first quarter? No contest. It was subcompact crossovers, the same category that took off like a rocket in 2015.... Read More »

Alfa crossover hits the road before '17 N.A. arrival

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 18, 2016

Alfa Romeo's Stelvio crossover, which features prominently in the brand's product strategy for North America, has been spotted testing in Europe.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Birth of a dealership giant

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Retail giant born as Holman Automotive buys Kuni; Ford to revamp Mich. campus; Consumer Reports to lower scores after pickups struggle on crash test; Mercedes on way to #1?; Alfa crossover spied.... Read More »

Alfa Romeo Stelvio crossover breaks cover, expected in late 2017

11:00 am U.S. ET | April 12, 2016

Spy photographers in Europe have caught glimpses of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, a crossover being developed off a new Giorgio platform that features prominently in the brand's plan for North America.... Read More »

VIDEO: AutoNews Now: Welburn's stylish legacy at GM

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2016

Retiring Welburn leaves stylish legacy at GM; From Earl to Cherry, past captains of GM design; Simcoe named successor; Fiat dealer's new stage; Good, bad of Tesla?; Toyota makes it three.... Read More »

'Fiat's biggest cheerleader' leaving for new role as motivational speaker

1:53 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2016

A high-profile dealer advocate for Fiat is handing in her keys to take a new role as a motivational speaker.... Read More »

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Former Fiat exec sees hybrids hurt by VW emissions scandal

April 6, 2016 06:01 CET

Full hybrids and plug-in hybrids will suffer the most in the aftermath of VW's emissions-cheating scandal as a move to real-world testing exposes their higher CO2 emissions on the road, Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of Europe's pre-eminent powertrain experts, told Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Maserati taps Chase for private-label financing

11:15 am U.S. ET | April 6, 2016

Maserati is partnering with Chase to establish a captivelike brand: Maserati Capital USA. Chase took over as Maserati's private-label financial provider on April 1 in more than 100 Maserati dealerships across the U.S. Maserati Capital USA will provide financing and leasing options for consumers and Chase will offer commercial lending and treasury services for Maserati dealers.... Read More »

Q&A: RINALDO RINOLFI

Former Fiat exec: VW fallout may hurt hybrids

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2016

Full hybrids and plug-in hybrids will suffer most in the aftermath of Volkswagen Group's emissions-cheating scandal, says former Fiat engineer Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of Europe's pre-eminent powertrain experts.... Read More »

Hot Jeep, trucks offset car slump at FCA

1:30 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2016

Strong U.S. sales of SUVs, pickups and minivans pushed Fiat Chrysler sales up 8.1 percent last month. The automaker said it sold 213,187 vehicles in the U.S. in March.... Read More »

Takata airbag replacements lag at some automakers

6:00 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2016

Automakers have repaired or replaced only one-quarter of the estimated 29 million defective Takata airbags in the U.S., according to data supplied to federal auto safety regulators, with some companies lagging far behind others in terms of completed repairs.... Read More »

FCA dealer: Jeep, Ram stores not for everyone

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 28, 2016

The Fiat brand has been a disappointment for both the automaker and its U.S. dealers, and stand-alone Ram or Jeep centers aren't for everybody, says the chairman of the FCA National Dealer Council.... Read More »

Maserati looks to automate some aspects of driving in new Levante

3:37 pm U.S. ET | March 22, 2016

Maserati is developing a semi-automated driving system for its new Levante crossover that also will likely find its way into the company's Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans in the next two years, CEO Harald Wester said today.... Read More »

THE DEALER SPEAKS: MIKE WOODS

Time was right for Fiat Chrysler in Canada

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

Third-generation dealer Mike Woods of Guelph, Ontario, had a front-row seat as Fiat Chrysler claimed the Canadian sales crown last year for the first time. In this Q&A, he talks about the record run, the role of incentives and offering customers value for their money.... Read More »

Maserati starts new Levante at $72,000

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 21, 2016

Pricing for Maserati's Levante crossover, which make its North American debut at the New York auto show, will start at $72,000, excluding delivery, when it arrives in U.S. dealerships this fall.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: Porsche ex-CEO acquitted

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 18, 2016

Porsche's ex-CEO, finance chief acquitted; FBI car-hacking warning; Maserati Levante starts at $72K; Hyundai teases Genesis concept; Leaf taps a beer trick; Family fun with Ferrari.... Read More »

Maserati Levante to start in U.S. at $72,000

3:37 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2016

The 2017 Maserati Levante, the luxury brand's first-ever crossover, will go on sale in U.S. dealerships this fall, with pricing starting at $72,000, excluding delivery, the brand said today.... Read More »

VIDEO: First Shift: After millennials, who's next?

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 16, 2016

Make way for Gen Z, the post-millennial market; FCA finds way to bolster Jeep, Alfa, Maserati; Autonomous-car warning; BMW's defense strategy; VW repairs stalled?... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler gains access to cash at U.S. arm

3:06 pm U.S. ET | March 15, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it eliminated covenants linked to term loans of its U.S. unit, FCA US, thus gaining full access to the subsidiary's cash. Fiat Chrysler can now use the cash to help fund a product overhaul of Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Maserati by 2018, at which time the company also says it will have eliminated its net debt.... Read More »

A 'fighting chance' for Fiat dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 14, 2016

During a two-hour session with dealers last week, Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger car brands for FCA North America, said the automaker would dramatically alter the way it supports its 206 U.S. Fiat dealerships.... Read More »

 
Why a PSA-FCA merger should happen - but won't


12:01 am U.S. ET | May 4 2016

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Fiat Chrysler has been actively seeking a merger partner since September 2014 and a possible combina ...
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Lightweighting push puts pressure on leather

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 29 2016

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Automakers' growing desire to cut weight from cars wherever they can is significantly boosting sales of an upmarket leather alternative, says the boss of the company that... ...
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VW's other headache: workers' demand for a 5% pay hike

Christiaan Hetzner
4:06 am U.S. ET | April 20 2016

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Volkswagen has enough money to cover the costs of its emissions-rigging scandal. ...
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VW's tone-deaf management


8:56 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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In view of Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal, it's amazingly tone-deaf and irresponsible that t ...
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Google and Apple can be good for industry, Renault-Nissan connectivity chief says

Bruce Gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13 2016

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Are Google and Apple enablers or disruptors? A little of both, says Ogi Redzic, Renault-Nissan's head of connected vehicles and mobility services. ...
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Will the Mercedes pickup truck be called X class?

Jay Ramey
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 8 2016

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Mercedes will preview its upcoming pickup truck at the Paris auto show this autumn, according to a m ...
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Bo Andersson shares lessons learned at Lada

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7 2016

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Bo Andersson, the departing CEO of Lada maker AvtoVAZ, used his farewell email to say he was “ ...
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Is CNG the future? Yes, but…

Luca Ciferri
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 6 2016

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Rinaldo Rinolfi, one of the fathers of the common-rail diesel, and a true powertrain guru, is someon ...
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PSA demonstrates realistic way of measuring fuel economy

Nick Gibbs
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 2 2016

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PSA says it aims to win back trust from consumers in the wake of VW's emissions-cheating scandal by ...
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VW's Seat profit is actually a loss

Christiaan Hetzner
5:29 am U.S. ET | March 23 2016

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When is making a profit actually a loss? When you're the accountant at VW Group's underperforming Se ...
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German car sales rose 8% in April, adding to France, Italy, Spain gains
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French car sales rise nearly 7% in April
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European car sales rise 6% in March but VW brand dips
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Russia's March car sales drop 10% as decline slows
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Western Europe car sales rise 5% in March
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VW brand trails rivals as Europe sales rise 14% in February
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Western Europe car sales rose 14% in February
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European car sales rise 6% in January but VW share hit by diesel scandal
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Why French and Germans still believe in the compact minivan sector
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PSA's marketing revamp will be headed by Renault veteran
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Porsche development chief Hatz to leave company
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BMW promotes Petter Witt to N.A. vice president of operations
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IAC promotes two execs to head N.A., Europe operations
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Mini appoints new head of Americas
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Renault picks company veteran to head Dacia
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PSA promotes Italy chief to run Changan JV in China
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GM appoints veteran Brazilian executive as Europe engineering chief
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Porsche turbocharges new Boxster
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Toyota counts on big boost from greener, zippier Prius
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High-tech E class pushes Mercedes ahead of rivals
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Kia renews Sportage but drops the price
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Audi focuses on battery to make Q7 e-tron stand out from plug-in rivals
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Subaru wants Levorg to help brand forget losing Legacy
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SsangYong adds diesel, awd to Tivoli SUV
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Range Rover Evoque convertible is not a 'niche too far'
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Hyundai Tucson gets big boost from Europe's SUV boom
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