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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...

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Nissan CEO unaware of Renault's desire to pursue merger with Fiat Chrysler
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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
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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...


2017-19 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giulia recalled
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2017-19 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Giulia recalled

Alfa Romeo has recalled the Stelvio and Giulia, over concerns about the adaptive cruise control system. According to the company, some cars fitted with adaptive cruise control mightn't allow the driver to cancel in "very specific driving conditions". In some circumstances, the car could unexpectedly accelerate with adaptive cruise activated...


Peugeot family ready to back further acquisitions
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Peugeot family ready to back further acquisitions

The PSA Group, which currently owns the Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands, is open to acquiring a few more marques for its portfolio, and it has the backing of one of its biggest shareholders. At the recent Geneva motor show, Carlos Tavares, CEO of the PSA Group, said he would "love to [have discussions] with people who are looking for deals"...


Fiat Chrysler 'very open' to mergers, partnerships, joint ventures
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Fiat Chrysler 'very open' to mergers, partnerships, joint ventures

Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley has confirmed the carmaker is "very open" to working with other manufacturers in essentially any form, as he looks for "any deal that would make Fiat stronger". Speaking with Automotive News at the Geneva motor show, he confirmed he's "very open" to working with other car makers in any way, shape or form, and is amenable to "any deal that would make Fiat stronger"...


Sergio Marchionne voted 'World Car Person of the Year'
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Sergio Marchionne voted 'World Car Person of the Year'

Sergio Marchionne has been voted '2018 World Car Person of the Year' by the World Car Awards jury, after his sudden passing in July last year. The award was voted on this week by more than 80 jurors from 24 countries, and was presented to Marchionne's replacement as Fiat Chrysler chairman and chief executive, Mike Manley...


Dodge Challenger, Charger: Electrified replacements coming "in the next decade"
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Dodge Challenger, Charger: Electrified replacements coming "in the next decade"

The current Dodge Challenger and Charger are old. The chassis on which they're based is 13 years old, to be precise, meaning they're proper dinosaurs in the fast-moving automotive world. They won't stay that way forever, though. Mike Manley, successor to Sergio Marchionne at the helm of Fiat Chrysler, has confirmed they'll be replaced with electrified vehicles "in the next decade"...


2019 Ram 2500, 3500 Heavy Duty revealed
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2019 Ram 2500, 3500 Heavy Duty revealed

Ram has revealed the bigger, badder 2500 Heavy Duty and 3500 Heavy Duty versions of its pickup at the Detroit motor show, creating the first production truck to top 1000lb.ft (1356Nm) of torque in the process. Although three engines will be offered in total, the headline unit is a 6.7-litre inline-six turbo-diesel pumping out 400hp (298kW) and 1356Nm...


Fiat Chrysler to settle US diesel emissions cases for $1.1 billion
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Fiat Chrysler to settle US diesel emissions cases for $1.1 billion

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will pay out roughly US$800 million ($1.1 billion) in fines, fixes and compensation to settle claims some of its diesel engines cheated their way past emissions regulations. The company had been accused of using an emissions-testing defeat device, like the one used employed by the Volkswagen Group in its Dieselgate engines, which could detect when a car was undergoing bench-testing and alter its operation to emit a legal quantity of pollutants...


New Alfa Romeo crossover to be based on Jeep Compass
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New Alfa Romeo crossover to be based on Jeep Compass

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has confirmed it'll spend over €5 billion ($7.7 billion) on new products and drivetrains to be produced at its Italian factories. The automaker met with union officials last week to outline its updated production plans for the next three years, which it hopes will return the company's Italian factories to full employment...


Dodge Super Charger concept launches 746kW Hellephant V8 engine
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Dodge Super Charger concept launches 746kW Hellephant V8 engine

The Dodge Super Charger concept is a heavily modified and restored 1968 Dodge Charger coupe, and is the perfect vehicle to show off Fiat Chrysler's new 'Hellephant' V8 crate engine. Not only does it have a wider track with flared fibreglass wheel arch extensions, the concept car also has a 51mm longer wheelbase, significantly reducing the car's front overhangs...


Fiat Chrysler sells Magneti Marelli
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Fiat Chrysler sells Magneti Marelli

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has sold its Magneti Marelli supplier division for US$7.1 billion ($10 billion) according to new reports from the United States. An article published in Reuters says Calsonic Kansei (owned by KKR, a private equity firm in the USA, since 2016) will turn into Magneti Marelli CK Holdings when the deal goes through, becoming the seventh-largest independent automotive supplier in the world in the process...


Humvee maker heading for sale - report
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Humvee maker heading for sale - report

AM General, the company which makes the iconic Humvee military vehicle, is reportedly up for sale. Sources have told Reuters the owners of AM General have engaged the services of Australia's own Macquarie Group to seek out bidders for a potential auction-style sale. The private equity firms in control of the military vehicle maker are reportedly looking to sell for around US$2 billion ($2...


2015-18 Fiat 500X recalled
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2015-18 Fiat 500X recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has recalled the 2015-2018 Fiat 500X, over concerns about a faulty rear seat latch. According to the company, the problem could make the rear seat back fold forward in an accident if the seatbelts aren't engaged. If a child seat is fitted using isofix anchor points, it could be compromised by the issue in a crash...


Sergio Marchionne: A brief history of his time as CEO of Fiat and Chrysler
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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
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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 Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne replaced suddenly due to ill health
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Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne replaced suddenly due to ill health

After an emergency board meeting Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has appointed Mike Manley, previously head of Jeep and RAM, as its acting CEO effectively immediately. In a statement overnight, the company announced with "profound sorrow that during the course of this week unexpected complications arose while Mr Marchionne was recovering from surgery and that these have worsened significantly in recent hours", and as a result the outspoken CEO "will be unable to return to work"...


Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat survive with a narrowed focus
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Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat survive with a narrowed focus

In the lead up to Fiat Chrysler's presentation to investors at Balocco, Italy, rumours and reports have swirled about the future of the Fiat, Dodge, and Chrysler brands. Some going so far as to suggest to death of one, but, it turns out, they'll all live on for now, each with a much narrower focus than before...


Fiat to end production in Italy - report
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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...