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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...

Fiat Chrysler proposes $52.7 billion 'transformative merger' with Renault

Fiat Chrysler has proposed a €32.7 billion ($52.7 billion) merger with Renault, in a move that could reshape the global automotive landscape. Groupe Renault's board of directors will meet to discuss the proposal, which would have Renault and FCA each owning 50% of the business. With combined sales of around 8...

Fiat builds 500,000th 500X

The Fiat 500X has celebrated a production milestone, with the 500,000th example rolling down the assembly line in Melfi, Italy, over the weekend. Befitting of the special occasion, the milestone vehicle was a special-edition model, the 500X 120th edition, which celebrates the brand's 120th anniversary...

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...

Fiat Fullback axed

The Fiat Fullback has been withdrawn from sale across Europe, leaving the company without a ute in a segment led by the likes of the Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger. Richard Chamberlain, head of Fiat Professional UK, told Auto Express "low sales volumes and the forthcoming Euro 6 diesel emissions legislation meant it was no longer viable for Fiat Professional to offer the Fullback"...

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...

2018 Fiat Ducato recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year Ducato van fitted with the 2.3-litre diesel over concerns vehicles could inadvertently lose power. According to the Italian manufacturer, affected units could have throttle bodies that have been incorrectly manufactured, which could see the intercooler sleeve detach and cause the the engine malfunction light to illuminate...

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...

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"...

Fiat Chrysler turned down Peugeot's merger offer - report

The PSA Group reportedly approached Fiat Chrysler (FCA) about a merger as early as this year's Detroit motor show in January, only to be rebuffed by the American-Italian company. Sources have told The Wall Street Journal the offer was rejected by FCA, and talks about a possible combination have not recommenced...