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Rumorpile: Details On Alfa Romeo SUV

Nov 10 2014 10:05 AM | 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 the likes of the BMW X3 and Lexus RX. Alfa Romeo will utilize a a shortened version of the platform that currently underpins the Maserati Ghibli. Powertrains will range from turbocharged four-cylinder gas and diesel engines, to a twin-turbo V6 that is being worked on by Ferrari. An eight-speed automatic that Maserati is using on the Ghibli will be coming to this new crossover.

Autocar says this crossover could go on sale in late 2016, possibly meaning we could get our fi...

NHTSA Fines Ferrari $3.5 Million Over Missing Reports

Oct 31 2014 01:15 PM | Fiat News
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a $3.5 million fine for Ferrari as it failed to comply with oversight requirements.

The agency announced today that the Italian sports car maker had not submitted early warning reports for the past three years. These reports are important for NHTSA as it helps them identify potential or existing safety problems. Federal law requires manufacturers these reports quarterly. Previously, Ferrari was qualified as a a small-volume manufacturer which exempted them from providing these reports. However, Ferrari was still required to notify the agency of any fatal accidents involving its vehicles, something it didn't do for three accidents in this time. Also, Ferrari lost its...

Ferrari To Be Spun 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...

Paris Motor Show: Ferrari 458 Speciale Drops Its Top

Sep 27 2014 11:05 AM | William Maley in Fiat News

Ferrari's showing for the Paris Motor Show is the Ferrari 458 Speciale A. The 458 Speciale A (Aperta) is the convertible version of the 458 Speciale and features most of the the lightweight materials found on the coupe. The difference is the addition o...

Luca di Montezemolo Steps Down As Ferrari Chairman

Sep 10 2014 02:15 PM | William Maley in Fiat News

Ferrari's long standing chairman Luca di Montezemolo announced today that he will step down from the company on October 13th. Taking his place for the time being will be Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne. Montezemolo has a long and stori...

Turbos and Hybrids Are In Ferrari's Future

Jun 24 2014 02:45 PM | William Maley in Fiat News

The balance act of performance and emissions is difficult to say in the least, but Ferrari thinks they have figured it out. According to Vittorio Dini, Ferrari's Powertrain Director, the company plans on increasing performance while reducing CO2 emissi...

Alfa Romeo 4C Gets A Pricetag For The U.S.

Jun 14 2014 11:05 AM | William Maley in Fiat News

Alfa Romeo has announced the pricing and some specifications for the U.S. spec 4C. The model when it arrives later this year to the eighty-six Alfa Romeo dealers will have a base pricetag of $55,195 (includes a $1,295 destination charge). Differences b...