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Bill Ford discussed merger with Fiat Chrysler

Bill Ford, chairman of Ford, has revealed he had discussions with Sergio Marchionne, then-CEO of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), about merging the two companies. At the EcoMobility conference in Tel Aviv, Ford revealed to journalists, including those from Automotive News Europe, he had a "number of dinners together [with Marchionne] talking about ..

Fiat Chrysler and Renault in talks to revive merger - report

High-level discussions are reportedly taking place between Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) aimed at reviving the merger between the two companies, and gaining the approval of Nissan, Renault's alliance partner. Three sources have told Reuters John Elkann, chairman of FCA, has had talks with Jean-Dominique Senard, Renault's chairman, and Thierry Bollore, the French automaker's CEO, about bringing the proposed merger between the two companies back to life...

Ram chief sues Fiat Chrysler for making him a 'scapegoat'

According to his lawsuit, Reid Bigland, head of US sales for Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and chief of the Ram brand, says he has been cooperating with a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation into the company's sales reporting practices, including allegations it had wrongfully inflated numbers...

Ram celebrates 1500th vehicle, start of 24-hour production

For the first time in almost 20 years, an Australian car assembly line will tonight return to 24-hour production – to keep up with unexpected and unprecedented local demand for Ram pick-ups from the US...

Nissan sees no 'negative aspect' to Renault and FCA's merger

Nissan has reportedly rebuffed plans to merge with Renault, but the Japanese automaker is unlikely to oppose the proposed merger between Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Renault. "Overall, we don't see any particularly negative aspect," Hiroto Saikawa, Nissan CEO, told reporters (including those from Reuters) after a meeting of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance board...

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 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...

Ram keen on one-tonne ute, 'struggling' with its platform

Thanks to new product and ever-growing proportions, sales of one-tonne utes – or mid-size trucks – are growing in the US after years of stagnation, and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is keen to be a part of it. Mike Manley, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, has told Automotive News and other outlets the company's Ram division is "focused on solving a metric tonne mid-size truck solution for us, because it's a big part of the portfolio and growth we want to achieve"...

Jeep, Ram EcoDiesel class action settled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will compensate American owners of Jeep and Ram cars fitted with emissions-cheating EcoDiesel engines. Owners of 2014-16 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel and Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel models will have updated emissions control software fitted, be given an extended warranty for their cars, and offered US$3075 ($4400) in compensation...

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...

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...