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Ferrari To Be Spin Off From Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Oct 29 2014 11:35 AM | Fiat News
The most iconic brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will become its own company. The company announced today that it plans to spin off Ferrari into its own separate company as part of a plan to raise capital that will support the FCA's future growth. Once the separation happens, Ferrari will put 10 percent of its shares on the stock market "in the United States and possibly a European exchange". The remaining 90 percent will be distributed among FCA's existing shareholders.

"Following our acquisition of the minority interest in Chrysler earlier this year, the transformation of Fiat and Chrysler into FCA was completed earlier this month with our debut on the New York Stock Exchange. As we move forward to secure the 2014-2018 Bus...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Quality Chief Steps Sown

Oct 29 2014 09:15 AM | Chrysler News
A day after Consumer Reports released their annual reliability survey which saw four Chrysler brands; Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram finish at the bottom, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Quality Chief has stepped down.

Doug Betts, FCA's 51-year-old head of quality has "left the company to pursue other interests,"according to a statement released yesterday. Betts joined Chrysler back in 2007, defecting from Nissan. Chrysler declined to comment on why Betts left when asked by Automotive News, but sources say Betts had the tendency to speak his mind. This irked FCA's CEO Sergio Marchionne a lot.

Taking the place of of Betts is Matthew Lidane, who is the VP of systems and components. Lidane joined Chrysler back in 1987 and has been...

Spying: Cadillac ATS-V, Now With No Camo!

Oct 28 2014 01:05 PM | Cadillac News
Feast your eyes on this. Left Lane News got their hands on new spy shots which show off the upcoming Cadillac ATS-V Coupe with no camouflage at all.

The ATS-V looks to our eyes as being a CTS-V that has been left in the wash for a bit too long. The front has an aggressive front splitter that appears to be made out of carbon fiber, along with mesh grilles for the front clip. There is a hood bulge with an air vent to help cooling. Around back is a spoiler sitting on the trunk lid. The pictures also reveal the ATS-V having massive disc brakes, possibly carbon ceramic.

One item still up in the air is what powers the ATS-V. All signs appear to be pointing to TT 3.6 with 425 horsepower.

All we'll be revealed i...

Mazda Reveals What It Has In Store For LA

Oct 28 2014 09:45 AM | William Maley in Mazda News

Yesterday, the internet was abuzz with the rumor of Mazda debuting the CX-3 at the L.A. Auto Show next month. Last night, the Japanese automaker confirmed the rumor. We have been reporting on rumors of this subcompact crossover for the past year or so...

Comparison: 2014 Honda Civic EX-L vs. 2014 Toyota Corolla S

Oct 28 2014 07:05 AM | William Maley in Reviews

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla: the two best-selling compact models in the U.S. month after month; the two are on the top of the charts, usually one of the models being number one while the other sits in second place. It’s something that has confou...

Rumorpile: Ford Is Dumping Money At Lincoln

Oct 27 2014 09:35 AM | William Maley in Lincoln News

For many years, Lincoln has been known as the brand that sells glorified Fords. But according to Reuters, that could be changing in the near future. Mark Fields, the blue oval's new chairman is is going ahead multiyear, multibillion-dollar overhaul...

EPA To MINI: You Need To Lower the Fuel Economy On Four Models

Oct 26 2014 12:45 PM | William Maley in Mini News

The EPA has been on a bit of a tear with revising fuel economy numbers on a number of vehicles since the whole Hyundai/Kia fuel economy fiasco. Ford had to revised their numbers on a couple of their vehicles, and recently Mercedes-Benz had to do same w...