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Sergio Marchionne Looks For A New Partner to Join FCA

Apr 13 2015 02:25 PM | Fiat News
Sergio Marchionne is planning on stepping down as head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in 2018. But before he says good-bye, he wants to do one more big deal to help plug up holes in FCA and expand into other markets.

Reuters reports that Marchionne has been putting out feelers for the past year to try and jumpstart consolidation in the industry to help share costs and bring out new technologies. But an alliance would help FCA as they have one the largest piles of debt in the industry, along with a number of other problems such as an over-reliance on a North American market and missing a good amount of the Asian marketplace.

"The U.S. is where FCA is focusing now. Marchionne is doing a lot of work on his last deal and...

U.S. Head of Alfa Romeo Says Sedan, SUV To Be Here By 2017

Apr 10 2015 08:55 AM | Fiat News
Alfa Romeo is planning to have four models in its U.S. lineup by 2017. This summer will see will the 4C Spyder join the 4C coupe. After that, a new sedan and SUV will be coming according to Alfa Romeo's U.S. head Reid Bigland.

Bigland tells Automotive News that Alfa Romeo's new sedan - designed to compete with the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class - will debut in June in Italy, with sales in the U.S. beginning next year. In previous reports, we have been calling it the Giulia. But Bigland says the name for the new sedan is being hashed-out.

“I’m confident that it’s going to blow your Italian socks off when you look at the specifications associated with this vehicle,” said Bigland.


Fiat's MX-5 Miata-Based Spider Gets A Name

Mar 05 2015 04:30 PM | Fiat News
The Fiat roadster (formally the Alfa Romeo roadster) that is being developed with a bit of help from Mazda has gotten a name. Automotive News Europe reports that the upcoming roadster will wear the 124 Spider name when it launches. This comes from Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne who revealed the name to reporters at the Geneva Motor Show this week.

The name can trace it roots back to 1966 when it was used on a 2+2 convertible based on the Fiat 124. The original 124 Spider was designed by Pininfarina and come equipped with a variety of engines throughout its life including a 1.4L four-cylinder and 2.0L.

Marchionne went onto say that the model would be sold worldwide, but didn't reveal a launch window.


Fiat Announces Pricing For 2016 500X Crossover

Feb 02 2015 01:30 PM | William Maley in Fiat News

Today, Fiat announced pricing for their latest member of the U.S. lineup. The 500X crossover when it arrives at dealers in the second quarter of 2015 will have a price of $20,900 (includes destination) for the base Pop model. The rest of 500X lineup pr...

Alfa Romeo CEO Confirms No Miata Based Alfa Romeo Spyder

Dec 19 2014 04:25 PM | William Maley in Fiat News

It seems like only yesterday when the announcement of a partnership between Alfa Romeo and Mazda to build a new Spyder using the next-generation MX-5 Miata. But earlier this year, reports started to flow about how the partnership was going up in smoke....

Rumorpile: Alfa Romeo Planning To Debut A New Sedan Next Summer

Nov 26 2014 09:35 AM | William Maley in Fiat News

Every few months it seems, we get news on Alfa Romeo. For the most part, it happens to deal with either something be delayed or killed off. But once in a great while, there is news that shows Alfa Romeo is making progress to showing something. This sto...

Rumorpile: Details On Alfa Romeo SUV

Nov 10 2014 10:05 AM | William Maley in Fiat News

During Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' latest five-year plan, Alfa Romeo revealed that between 2016-2018 that it plans to introduce two new SUV/Crossover models. Autocar got some details on one of those crossovers. The yet-unnamed model will compete with t...



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