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Fiat Chrysler 2.0-litre turbo engine coming in 2017

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) will reportedly introduce a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine next year, which in its top-spec trim will produce around 225kW (300hp). According to sources that have spoken to Automotive News, the new 2...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 6

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson will deliver a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Fiat Chrysler and Google close to deal on autonomous car technology - reports
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Fiat Chrysler and Google close to deal on autonomous car technology - reports

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Google are reportedly very close to signing a deal related to self-driving car technology. Sources have told both Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal that FCA and Google are in the late stage of negotiations, with the technology giant responsible for the supply of autonomous vehicle technology, while the Italian-American car maker will provide the automotive platform and manufacturing capability...


Fiat Chrysler announces 1.1-million car recall over gear selector: Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models affected
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Fiat Chrysler announces 1.1-million car recall over gear selector: Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced a recall for more than 1.1 million vehicles over a potential problem with the gear selector fitted to certain Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler models. According to a statement from the brand, 811,586 vehicles in the US are affected by the recall, as well as 52,144 cars and SUVs in Canada; 16,805 models in Mexico; and 248,667 outside the NAFTA region - likely including Australia, though we're yet to hear back from the company's local arm...


Fiat Chrysler still keen on a merger with the 'big guys'
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Fiat Chrysler still keen on a merger with the 'big guys'

John Elkann, chairman of Fiat Chrysler, has reiterated the company's desire to find a merger partner with one of the larger automakers. In addition to his role at the Italian-American automaker, Elkann is also the nominated head of the powerful Agnelli clan and is the CEO of the family's Exor investment vehicle...


Fiat Chrysler boss believes Alfa Romeo should return to Formula One
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Fiat Chrysler boss believes Alfa Romeo should return to Formula One

Sergio Marchionne, the outspoken boss of both Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, has restated his desire for Alfa Romeo to re-enter the Formula One fray. In an interview of Gazzetta dello Sport, Marchionne said that "in order to restore [Alfa Romeo's] name they must consider returning to Formula One". As many are well aware, participation in the Formula One world championship doesn't come cheaply...


Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart to be axed
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Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart to be axed

The Chrysler 200 and the Dodge Dart are set to be killed off by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as the brand refocuses its intentions in the US market. The two sedans - which were designed to appeal to budget-conscious buyers - haven't seen the success the company reportedly expected, with chief Sergio Marchionne stating that decreasing fuel prices are seeing sales of larger utility models strengthen...


Audi boss confirms trademark swap with Fiat Chrysler for Q2, Q4 badges
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Audi boss confirms trademark swap with Fiat Chrysler for Q2, Q4 badges

Speaking to the media at the 2016 Detroit auto show, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler confirmed what we reported on two weeks ago: Audi has acquired the rights to the Q2 and Q4 badges from Fiat Chrysler. At the Detroit show, Stadler told Autoblog, "We promised each other we wouldn't disclose what it cost, but it was not something they were willing to sell...


Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect
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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect

The list of carmakers offering connectivity with the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment platforms has grown again, with Ford and Fiat Chrysler both making major announcements at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For Ford, the move marks an anticipated upgrade to its new Sync 3 system, which was revealed last year and is locked in for an Australian launch sometime next year...


Ram trucks launch under new RHD distributor, priced from $139,500
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Ram trucks launch under new RHD distributor, priced from $139,500

Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 heavy duty American trucks are now available in Australia as right-hand-drive vehicles, re-engineered to factory standards in Melbourne at a new assembly line belonging to the Walkinshaw Automotive Group. The chromed-up 4x4 behemoths launched to the media today as part of their national rollout across an initial network of 20 dealers, planned to expand to more than 30 sites as demand increases...


Fiat ute rejected for Australia, local focus on Ram instead
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Fiat ute rejected for Australia, local focus on Ram instead

The forthcoming Fiat ute that’s twinned with the Mitsubishi Triton won’t be offered in Australia. Twelve months ago, Fiat and Mitsubishi announced a deal that would see the Japanese manufacturer supply its Italian partner with a ute based on the new-generation Triton...


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia outlines improved customer care plans
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia outlines improved customer care plans

The local arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has detailed new plans to improve the way it handles enquiries and complaints across its stable of brands. The announcement follows reports that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had earlier this year launched an investigation into the company’s customer care strategy...


FCA chief Marchionne revives GM merger talks: "Mediocrity", hugs and the vitality of Jeep
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FCA chief Marchionne revives GM merger talks: "Mediocrity", hugs and the vitality of Jeep

Never one to mince words, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne has again spoken of the need for his company’s board to consider a merger with General Motors - by something approximating “force” if necessary...


Fiat Chrysler accepts $144m penalty, agrees to vehicle buy-backs over previous recalls
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Fiat Chrysler accepts $144m penalty, agrees to vehicle buy-backs over previous recalls

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has accepted the largest civil penalty ever imposed by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and will offer to buy back hundreds of thousands of defective vehicles from owners after acknowledging a substandard execution of vehicle safety recalls...


Fiat Chrysler working on Ram 1500 ute case for Australia
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Fiat Chrysler working on Ram 1500 ute case for Australia

Fiat Chrysler’s Australian arm remains keenly interested in a slice of the local ute market, where just about every participating brand is experiencing ongoing growth. The big Ram 2500 and 3500 pickup trucks are already confirmed for Australia, but it is Sydney-based distributor Ateco Automotive - through its Fiat Chrysler New Zealand operation - that will manage that deal, struck independently with Fiat Chrysler’s overseas headquarters...


Ferrari IPO documents filed, floatation expected early 2016
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Ferrari IPO documents filed, floatation expected early 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has officially submitted the first set of IPO (initial public offering) documents for Ferrari, a process which will see the supercar maker spun off from the Italian-American auto manufacturer next year. Under the plan outlined to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), FCA will list 10 percent of Ferrari's stock on the New York Stock Exchange in early 2016...


Auto industry veteran joins Apple
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Auto industry veteran joins Apple

When former Ford boss Alan Mulally came to the carmaker from Boeing, not many would have wondered if a play into the airliner business was on the cards. Likewise, former Pepsi-Cola executive John Sculley’s move to tech upstart Apple in 1983 had few anticipating an assault on the soda market...


Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge capped-price servicing announced for Australia
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Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge capped-price servicing announced for Australia

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia has launched three of its brands into the capped-price servicing arena this week, announcing the Mopar Menu Priced Servicing (MPS) program. As its name suggests, the Mopar MPS program is specific to FCA’s American brands: Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge. The company’s other brands, the Italian duo of Fiat and Alfa Romeo, will get their own program later this year...


Fiat Chrysler CEO admits GM merger battle lost, but consolidation war far from over
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Fiat Chrysler CEO admits GM merger battle lost, but consolidation war far from over

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says he is done with trying to form, by pen or by sword, a merger with American rival General Motors. Marchionne first approached his dream through overtures to GM CEO Mary Barra directly, via a personal email, with a plan that promised billions in development and production savings...


Two new high-performance Alfa Romeo engines to be built in Italy
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Two new high-performance Alfa Romeo engines to be built in Italy

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Termoli plant in Italy will produce two new high-performance engines that will spearhead Alfa Romeo’s global resurgence plans. FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed the Termoli plant would be responsible for building both an “advanced, high-output four-cylinder engine" and a “Ferrari-derived six-cylinder engine”...