Apr 13 2015 02:25 PM | Fiat NewsSergio 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...
Apr 10 2015 08:55 AM | Fiat NewsAlfa 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.
Mar 05 2015 04:30 PM | Fiat NewsThe 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.
Feb 02 2015 01:30 PM | 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...
Dec 19 2014 04:25 PM | 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....
Nov 26 2014 09:35 AM | 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...
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 t...
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