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Chrysler gets stay of execution under Stellantis

Chrysler is a "pillar" of the automotive industry and will continue to build cars, according to Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares. The brand faced an uncertain future following last year’s high profile FCA and PSA merger – named Stellantis – due to its narrow line-up and dwindling sales...

Stellantis: Merger of Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot groups – UPDATE

UPDATE, 19 January 2021: It's done! Six months after Stellantis was announced as the name of the merger between Fiat Chrysler Group (FCA) and the Peugeot Group (PSA), the new entity has launched. The merger makes Stellantis one of the largest car companies in the world, with combined annual sales of around 8.1 million vehicles...

Over and out for Chrysler 300 SRT: last affordable V8 sedan reaches the end of the road in Australia

The last affordable V8 sedan is no longer on sale in Australia – except for limited showroom stock – ending an era that lasted more than half a century. The Chrysler 300 SRT sedan has been discreetly withdrawn from sale locally even though it still appears on the company’s website...

Chrysler brand could be axed as Stellantis merger officially approved – report

Chrysler showrooms could soon close their doors for the final time, as the merger between Fiat Chrysler Group (FCA) and Peugeot Group, dubbed Stellantis, looks to cut costs and streamline its global portfolio. According to publications Associate Press and Automotive News, Chrysler is near the top of the list of brands to face the chopping block under the Stellantis deal, which will operate no fewer than 14 brands once the merger between the companies is completed by January 16, 2021...

Cheap speed: The cars with the most power per dollar

In our era of turbocharging and electrification, it can seem almost weekly that a new, immensely powerful, absurdly expensive hypercar or super-sedan makes its debut. The Bugatti Bolide, SSC Tuatara, Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series and heavyweight GMC Hummer EV encompass some of the more recent additions to the high-horsepower club...

Peugeot Group is technically buying out Fiat-Chrysler, according to Stellantis agreement fine print

Peugeot Group is technically buying out the Fiat-Chrysler Group – not merging with it, as was previously reported – according to fine print analysis of the Stellantis agreement. Stellantis is the name given to the new company which comprises all Peugeot Group (PSA) and Fiat-Chrysler Group (FCA) brands...

Stellantis: Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot-Citroen merger set for European approval – UPDATE

UPDATE, November 10, 2020: Today, the merged Fiat Chrysler and PSA Groupe (Peugeot Citroen) companies have revealed the final version of their Stellantis logo. In its finished form, the logo adds a dotted starburst device to the A of the Stellantis wordmark revealed in July – reflecting the Latin term 'stello'; "to brighten with stars"...

Road-testing the Turo car-hire app, and a Dodge Challenger

It seems a little flippant to talk about international travel right at the moment, given all that is going on in the world. But the following story comes from a time, late last year in fact, when we could travel. We decided to put it together for you, to give you something to think about when you can travel again...

Chrysler 300 SRT stripped back to one model, gets price rise

The Chrysler 300 SRT sports sedan has been reduced to one full-time model and has come in for a price rise to $77,450 plus on-road costs, which equates to more than $80,000 drive-away. The Chrysler 300 V6 ($59,950 plus on-road costs) and the basic Chrysler 300 SRT Core ($65,950 plus on-road costs) are now only available as a “customer forward order only”, according to a bulletin sent to dealers earlier this month...

Chrysler 300 SRT Pacer sold out, sort of

The Chrysler 300 SRT Pacer limited edition has officially sold out, according to internal records – even though about a dozen examples remain in dealer stock, some with discounted price tags. All examples have been reported to Chrysler Australia as sold, according to internal dealer stock searches...

Fiat Chrysler's Google-based Uconnect 5 infotainment: Over-the-air updates, wireless Android/Apple connection

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has revealed the design and features of its new Uconnect 5 infotainment system. As revealed last year, Uconnect 5 is based on the Android mobile operating system. The underlying hardware now includes 6GB of memory, up to 64GB of flash storage, and a faster processor said to make the whole system five times faster than today's iteration...