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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 workers to strike over Ronaldo's transfer to Juventus

The union representing manufacturing workers at Fiat in Italy has announced strike action to protest the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus, a football club owned by Fiat Chrysler's (FCA) parent company. In order to gain Ronaldo's services, Juventus is paying Real Madrid a €105 million ($166 million) transfer fee over two instalments...

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...

2014-18 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2014-2018 model-year Jeep Cherokee, over concerns a faulty Power Control Module (PCM) could make cruise control to lock or accelerate unexpectedly. The manufacturer reports the PCM's computer software is faulty, and could cause the "possible locking of speed or cause acceleration of the vehicle" when cruise control is activated...

2019 Jeep Renegade facelift revealed

The facelifted Jeep Renegade has been unveiled ahead of its first official presentation at the Turin motor show. If that sounds like an unusual place to launch a revised Jeep, remember the Renegade is produced primarily at Fiat Chrysler's plant in Melfi, Italy. The factory also produces the crossover's platform-mate, the Fiat 500X...

Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo not attending Paris motor show - report

If you're keeping track of the brands headed for the 2018 Paris motor show, you'll know Volkswagen, Ford, Opel and Nissan are all unlikely to make an appearance. Now, according to reports from France, we can add Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep to that list. According to a report in Auto Plus, the group won't be attending motor shows in future, unless there's a large, relevant launch accompanying it...

Jeep to expand to 11 models by 2022

As expected, Sergio Marchionne's last five-year plan as head of Fiat Chrysler will broaden the Jeep range, and push the brand into more market segments than ever before. At investor conference in Balocco, Italy, the Italian-American company has confirmed it wants to build a long-rumoured A/B-segment Jeep to slot in underneath the Renegade, which is currently the smallest Jeep and measures 4...

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...

Fiat to end production in Italy - report

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is reportedly planning to end production of Fiat-branded cars in its Italian factories, with some model lines being scuttled and others moved overseas to lower-cost facilities. Bloomberg says Fiat Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne will announce the plan on June 1, 2018...

2004-07 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2004-07 Jeep 'KJ' Cherokee over concerns the rear suspension lower control arms could break. The manufacturer reports that affected vehicles may experience "excessive corrosion" on the rear control arm and, if broken, the vehicle could be harder to control – posing a hazard to drivers...