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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce S Edition on sale from $45,400

Alfa Romeo Australia has announced the ultra-exclusive Giulietta Veloce S Edition, on sale now from $45,400 plus on-road costs. Limited to just 30 units locally, the special-edition Giulietta is claimed to offer $6900 in extra specification over the 'standard' Veloce hot hatch variant, for a $3500 premium...

Nissan sees no 'negative aspect' to Renault and FCA's merger

Nissan has reportedly rebuffed plans to merge with Renault, but the Japanese automaker is unlikely to oppose the proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Renault. "Overall, we don't see any particularly negative aspect," Hiroto Saikawa, Nissan CEO, told reporters (including those from Reuters) after a meeting of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance board...

Renault to decide on Fiat Chrysler merger by next week - report

  Renault could respond to the "transformative merger" offer from Fiat Chrysler (FCA) as early as next week. Sources have told Reuters the Renault board won't dawdle in deciding whether to accept Fiat Chrysler's offer for a 50/50 merger worth $52.7 billion...

Fiat Chrysler in discussions with Renault, could join alliance with Nissan - report

Discussions initially focussed on Fiat Chrysler (FCA) using platforms and technologies from Renault have reportedly morphed into something more complex and wide-ranging. Multiple sources have told The Financial Times the talks between FCA and Renault are on-going, with a lot of structures and options currently being evaluated...

CarAdvice podcast 154: European sports sedan comparison!

On the panel this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and James Wong. In car news, pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2020 Toyota Supra and 2019 Genesis G70, Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed a $6.7 billion loss, the Toyota Tarago has been axed to make way for the Granvia, and the Mercedes-Benz EQC has the 'highest demand of any passenger car we've shown'...

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio sets three UK lap records

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has set the first SUV lap records around three of the UK's top race tracks – Brands Hatch, Donington Park, and Silverstone. Following its triumph at the iconic Nurburgring Nordschleife, where it recorded a 7 minute 51.7 second lap (fastest SUV), the production-spec Stelvio Quadrifoglio set down the first proper timed lap times for an SUV at the three British circuits...

Fiat Chrysler completes sale of Magneti Marelli parts division

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has completed the sale of it Magneti Marelli parts division to Calsonic Kansei for €5.8 billion ($9.2 billion) in cash. The sale price was adjusted down from the €6.2 billion ($9.8 billion) figure announced last year, as Magneti Marelli's financial position had changed...

Fiat Chrysler to use new Samsung/Google online infotainment system from late 2019

Starting later this year, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) will begin offering cars with an online 'ecosystem' headlined by an infotainment system running Google's Android operating system, and using cloud services from Harman, part of the sprawling Samsung conglomerate...

Fiat Chrysler teams with Tesla to avoid EU emissions fines

With EU emissions regulations tightening up in the next few years, some automakers have begun to embrace partial or full electrification as a way of avoid hefty fines. Although Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has announced plans to launch make Maserati a largely electric brand, add plug-in hybrids to its Jeep range, and make the next-generation Fiat 500 fully electric, none of these moves will help much in the short term...

2022 Alfa Romeo GTV rendering leaked

A second rendering of the Alfa Romeo GTV has been leaked well ahead of its expected debut, revealing what is effectively a coupe variant of the Giulia sedan. If this photo is authentic and accurate, the new GTV will have a completely unique body draped over the Giorgio rear- and all-wheel drive platform shared with the Giulia and Stelvio...

Nissan CEO unaware of Renault's desire to pursue merger with Fiat Chrysler

Sources have told The Financial Times Renault is hoping to start merger talks with Nissan within 12 months, and then work on purchasing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). According to wire reports (via Automotive News), when Saikawa was asked about whether he knew about Renault's reported plans, he replied, "not at all"...