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Bill Ford discussed merger with Fiat Chrysler
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12th Jun 2019
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Bill Ford discussed merger with Fiat Chrysler

Bill Ford, chairman of Ford, has revealed he had discussions with Sergio Marchionne, then-CEO of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), about merging the two companies. At the EcoMobility conference in Tel Aviv, Ford revealed to journalists, including those from Automotive News Europe, he had a "number of dinners together [with Marchionne] talking about ... whether Ford and FCA would be a good fit". Saying "the timing certainly wasn't ideal", the discussions didn't end in a deal.
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Renault to decide on Fiat Chrysler merger by next week - report
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28th May 2019
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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. Should the French automaker green light FCA's proposal, it will sign a non-binding agreement and enter formal negotiations on the details of a full merger between the two companies.
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Fiat Chrysler to use new Samsung/Google online infotainment system from late 2019
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30th Apr 2019
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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. Cars equipped with the new system will have a new Android-based infotainment setup with over-the-air updates, built-in app support, satellite navigation, automatic emergency calling, and smartphone connectivity.
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Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne replaced suddenly due to ill health
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22nd Jul 2018
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Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne replaced suddenly due to ill health

After an emergency board meeting Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has appointed Mike Manley, previously head of Jeep and RAM, as its acting CEO effectively immediately. In a statement overnight, the company announced with "profound sorrow that during the course of this week unexpected complications arose while Mr Marchionne was recovering from surgery and that these have worsened significantly in recent hours", and as a result the outspoken CEO "will be unable to return to work".
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FCA enters resto-mod world with 'Reloaded by Creators' program
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8th Feb 2018
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FCA enters resto-mod world with 'Reloaded by Creators' program

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has joined the crowd of manufacturers giving old cars a new lease on life, launching the Reloaded by Creators program. Unlike some other manufacturers, FCA won't be building old cars from scratch. Instead, the company will buy "carefully selected" used vehicles and treat them to an exacting restoration. Money made from the project will be used to fund 'scouting' activities to add significant historic vehicles to the company collection.
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