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Sergio Marchionne: A brief history of his time as CEO of Fiat and Chrysler

Sergio Marchionne, head of Fiat since 2004 and Chrysler from 2009, has passed away aged 66 after complications arising from surgery. Known for his straight-talking style, workaholic lifestyle, and love of black wooly sweaters, Marchionne was not a noted "car guy", but his legacy includes turning around not one, but two automakers...

Former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne passes away

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) until last weekend, has passed away after complications arising from surgery. “Unfortunately, what we feared has come to pass. Sergio Marchionne, man and friend, is gone," John Elkann, head of Exor, the holding company for the Agnelli and Elkann families, and largest shareholder in FCA, said in a statement released in the last hour...

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"...

2014-18 Chrysler 300, Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled the Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee over concerns faulty software could cause the cruise control function to lock or unexpectedly accelerate. The manufacturer reports affected vehicles could feature a fault in the Power Control Module (PCM) software, which may affect the cruise control system...

Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat survive with a narrowed focus

In the lead up to Fiat Chrysler's presentation to investors at Balocco, Italy, rumours and reports have swirled about the future of the Fiat, Dodge, and Chrysler brands. Some going so far as to suggest to death of one, but, it turns out, they'll all live on for now, each with a much narrower focus than before...

Chrysler brand to be phased out, announcement coming soon - report

Fiat Chrysler's ever-growing focus on crossovers, pickup trucks and luxury cars, as well as a dearth of new product means Chrysler could be phased out in the near future. A source has told Automotive News Chrysler's fate could be announced this (European) Friday, when Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, is due to make a presentation outlining the company's next five-year plan...

ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...

CarAdvice podcast 104: Formula E 'awful and so freaking slow'

In the studio this week with Mandy Turner are Mike Costello and Kez Casey. In car news, pricing and specs for the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI have been announced, along with leaked details about the Renault Megane RS. Plus, Audi Australia is focusing on sustainability instead of volume, specs for the Tesla Model 3 Performance have been revealed, and the Chrysler 300 SRT Core and BMW 530D have joined the NSW Highway Patrol fleet...

Chrysler 300 SRT Core joins NSW Police fleet

The Chrylser 300 SRT Core has been announced as the newest member of the New South Wales Police Highway Patrol fleet, joining the BMW 530d. It's likely the V8-powered Chrysler 300 patrol vehicles will replace the outgoing V8 Holden Commodores, while the BMW serves the role previously occupied by six-cylinder Commodore police cars...

Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler join Takata recall

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2014-15 Chrysler 300 and 2014-16 Jeep Wrangler as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Vehicles affected by this notice are fitted with faulty passenger-side airbags, though are labelled with the less-dangerous 'beta' rating...

Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 100 million vehicles and nearly 20 automotive brands around the world. Among those are some four million vehicles in Australia. Globally, there have been 20 deaths linked to the scandal, and 230 serious injuries...