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Ghosn outlines 'conspiracy', admits to working on alliance with FCA
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8th Jan 2020
4 min read

Ghosn outlines 'conspiracy', admits to working on alliance with FCA

In a two-and-a-half-hour press conference in Beirut, Lebanon, Carlos Ghosn, the former CEO of Renault and Nissan, has given a full-throated defence against the charges he was facing in Japan. Starting with an hour-long monologue to a packed conference room, Ghosn said he was detained in an "inhumane system of hostage justice" with a 99.4 per cent conviction rate.
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Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download
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28th Nov 2019
1 min read

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: LISTEN: Car News Daily podcastLISTEN: Automotive Industry Insights podcastLISTEN: Reverse Gear podcastMORE: All CarAdvice podcasts
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Fiat Chrysler developing straight-six engine, patent indicates
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12th Nov 2019
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Fiat Chrysler developing straight-six engine, patent indicates

A new patent seems to confirm rumours Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is developing a new turbocharged inline six-cylinder petrol engine. Mopar Insiders has discovered a patent on the US Patent and Trademark Office website for exhaust gas recirculation system for a turbocharged petrol engine. The patent, which was approved April this year, features an explanatory diagram with a straight-six engine.
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2007 Jeep Compass and Dodge Caliber recalled
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6th Jul 2019
1 min read

2007 Jeep Compass and Dodge Caliber recalled

Fiat Chrysler Australia has recalled the 2007 Jeep Compass and Dodge Caliber, over concerns about the rear wheel hub mounting bolts. According to the company, the length of the rear wheel hub mounting bolts could prevent the use of the parking brake. Being unable to activate the parking brake could allow the car to roll away in certain conditions, putting occupants, pedestrians and other road users at risk. A total of 20 cars are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.
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Fiat Chrysler and Renault in talks to revive merger - report
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10th Jun 2019
2 min read

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.
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