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Fiat given approval by Italian government for Bertone acquisition

The past year has been unkind to coachbuilding and contract manufacturing firms, especially with the wealthy reining in their more extravagant purchases and automakers bringing their production back in-house. Carrozzeria Bertone, the manufacturing arm of the Bertone Group, is feeling the pinch of... read more

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Beijing Auto offers $923 million for Opel, but race could already be over

Three companies have submitted bids for Opel so far, but another, China's Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC), has now joined the fray with an offer of more than... read more July 6, 2009 by 

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Report: Alfa Romeo to sell re-branded Dodge cars in Europe

Last week we brought you news of Alfa Romeo's plans for the U.S. and the support and enthusiasm that's growing over Alfa's attractive designs. This week there's news of cars... read more July 1, 2009 by 

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Chrysler will sell four different Fiat 500 variants in U.S.

Many in the U.S. have been hoping to receive the wildly popular Fiat 500 minicar for the past couple of years but a lack of interest in small cars has largely held it back... read more June 29, 2009 by 

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New details emerge on Alfa Romeo's plan for the U.S.

Alfa Romeo is a brand remembered fondly in living memory, and in the case of the 8C, desired greatly in the present, in the United States. Fiat's reputation with Americans is... read more June 24, 2009 by 

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Video: U.S.-bound Fiat 500C convertible on the road

Fiat's 500 minicar has been a smash hit since its debut, winning car of the year awards from numerous publications and organizations. Earlier this year it was joined by a... read more June 23, 2009 by 

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Chrysler resumes production post bankruptcy, starts with Dodge Viper SRT10

With the Dodge Viper business safely in Fiat’s hands for now, production at the car’s Conner Avenue plant in Michigan has finally resumed. Chrysler stopped... read more June 15, 2009 by 

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New Alfa Romeo 169 flagship may ride on Chrysler 300 LX platform

The long-awaited return of Fiat and Alfa Romeo is due to get underway soon following the signing of the new alliance with Chrysler, and word of the first cars to be brought... read more June 15, 2009 by 

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Magna may use Opel as vehicle supplier for other brands

The saga surrounding General Motors’ European subsidiary Opel continues to unfold as the struggling automaker ponders the bids that are on offer. Now, anonymous sources... read more June 15, 2009 by 

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Significant changes planned for ‘new’ Chrysler lineup

Chrysler’s viability plan presented to the U.S. Treasury back in February turned out to be a goldmine for information about the company’s future plans. Not only... read more June 11, 2009 by 

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Fiat-Chrysler deal official, Marchionne takes helm as CEO

After a dramatic courtship, government intervention and the odd Supreme Court order, Fiat and Chrysler have finally tied the knot. The new 'global strategic alliance' expands... read more June 10, 2009 by 

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GM plans major changes for remaining dealerships

General Motors already has plans to slash hundreds of its dealers late next year, but for the dealers who make it through the cuts it won't just be a case of 'business as... read more June 10, 2009 by 

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Supreme Court allows sale of Chrysler to Fiat

The Supreme Court has approved the sale of substantially all of Chrysler's assets to Fiat, helping to finalize their alliance as well as the American automaker’s... read more June 9, 2009 by 

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Marchionne says Fiat will stick with Chrysler deal despite delay

Although Fiat's purchase of Chrysler seemed almost a done deal last week, today the U.S. Supreme Court has issued an indefinite stay on the sale until it can decide whether... read more June 9, 2009 by 

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Fiat may turn to PSA Peugeot-Citroen should Opel bid fail

Fiat's sudden interest in Chrysler and Opel highlight the Italian auto giant’s desire to build a large scale global manufacturing operation, but now that a deal with... read more June 1, 2009 by 

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Judge allows sale of Chrysler assets to Fiat

A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Sunday approved the sale of substantially all of Chrysler's assets to Fiat, helping to finalize the two automaker’s alliance as well as the... read more June 1, 2009 by 


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