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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

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'

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 rules out merger with PSA Peugeot-Citroen

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) chairman Sergio Marchionne has ruled out a merger with PSA Peugeot-Citroen, but said that the automaker is in open discussions with non-automotive companies.  In an industry event this week in Chicago, Marchionne told Reuters that the Italian-American automaker had no plans to combine with PSA Peugeot-Citroen...

Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid to share drivetrain parts with Chrysler Pacifica

The Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid that's due in the next few years will use drivetrain components shared with other products throughout the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) family. Harald Wester, CEO of Maserati, told Motor Trend at the recent Geneva motor show that "a standalone [PHEV] programme would be suicidal, so we have to look at FCA"...

Dodge Journey and Chrysler Voyager recalled over faulty airbag sensor

The 2008 Dodge Journey and Chrysler Grand Voyager have been issued with a recall to address a potentially faulty airbag sensor. Corrosion of the power-supply to the Occupant Restraint Control module may cause the unit to malfunction. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia reports that this fault could result in either preventing airbag deployment in a collision, or have the airbag deploy outside of an emergency situation...

Fiat Chrysler Australia holding steady on motorsport despite growing interest

Despite recent reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne is keen to see his Alfa Romeo brand return to Formula One racing, the local division says it's happy not having a presence in the Australian motorsport scene… for now anyway. Consistently rumoured to be on the cusp of considering entering the local V8 Supercars series – in a race car based on the 6...

Chrysler 300 prices increased by $6000

Fiat Chrysler Australia has increased the recommended retail price of its Chrysler 300 and 300 SRT range by $6000 across the board. The pricing adjustments take the entry price of the 300C to $55,000 plus on-road costs, and the 300C Luxury to $60,000. Meanwhile the SRT8 Core climbs to $65,000, and the flagship SRT climbs to $75,000...

Chrysler 300 SRT recalled over daytime running light problem

The current-generation Chrysler 300 SRT sedan has been recalled due to an apparent problem with the car's daytime running lights. A recall notice posted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's website recalls.gov.au states that owners of the 2015 and 2016 model versions of the Chrysler 300 SRT with its 6...

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...

2016 Chrysler Pacifica: Grand Voyager replacement appears in Detroit

The 2016 Chrysler Pacifica has debuted at this week’s Detroit auto show, replacing the people-mover we knew as the Grand Voyager. In the US, where Chrysler’s people-mover was known instead as the Town & Country, the Pacifica will replace the now eight year-old fifth-generation model. The Grand Voyager is no longer available in Australia, making its way out of the local range in 2015...