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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles starting in the second half of 2019 will roll out a new version of its Uconnect infotainment system powered by Google's Android operating system and featuring new cloud-based services that you can take advantage of both in and out of the vehicle. More and more automakers are choosing to rely on third-party systems for infotainment rather than spending the resources to develop a dedicated system. In most cases, the supplied operating system runs in the back end while at the front the user is faced with a brand's specific designs for the various screens and menus...

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    The Hellephant in the room: Hemi crate engine delivers 1,000 horsepower for $29,995

    April 26 is Hemi day—get it? 4/26, as in Hemi 426—and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' parts and accessories division, Mopar, is celebrating with the start of pre-orders for its modern Hemi 426: the Hellephant. The beast of a crate engine was unveiled at the 2018 SEMA show and boasts an...

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    FCA to pay Tesla for help in avoiding European emissions violations

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Tesla have become unlikely bedfellows in circumventing European Union emissions violations because of a loophole in the regulations. FCA will pay Tesla for permission to count its EVs in FCA's own fleet under an option in the regulations known as the “open...

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    FCA reportedly rejected PSA Group merger offer

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles earlier in the year rejected a merger offer made by PSA Group, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Citing people familiar with the matter, the newspaper reported that PSA proposed funding the merger with an equity swap in order to keep its debt levels down but...

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    Could PSA Group be a potential partner for FCA?

    There's growing speculation that France's PSA Group is, at the very least, open to the idea of a merger or acquisition of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The heads of both automakers reportedly told journalists separately at this month's Geneva International Motor Show that the possibility of an...

  • Chrysler 300 SRT8 with Hellcat engine block
    Twin-turbo Chrysler 300 SRT8 sleeper hides Hellcat upbringings under the hood

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles never gave Hellcat power to the Chrysler 300 from the factory, but that didn't stop one owner from doing it themselves. YouTuber TalonTSi97 captured this 2014 300 SRT8 with a Hellcat engine block and twin turbochargers from Hellion. Needless to say, it's quite a beast. The...

  • Sergio Marchionne

    Sergio Marchionne's resignation from the top post at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on July 21 due to health reasons and his subsequent death four days later came as a shock to many, including close employees at the automaker he ran. This is despite Marchionne having had received treatment from University Hospital Zurich for more than a year, which the Swiss hospital confirmed on Thursday. Italy's Lettera43 reported Tuesday that Marchionne underwent surgery at University Hospital Zurich for an invasive shoulder sarcoma and had suffered a cerebral embolism during the procedure, which plunged him...

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    Sergio Marchionne dies following complications with surgery

    Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO and Ferrari Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne has succumbed to the complications that arose following recent shoulder surgery at a hospital in Zurich, Switzerland. He was 66. His passing was confirmed Wednesday by John Elkann, grandson of Gianni Agnelli and...

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    Marchionne steps down as CEO of FCA, Jeep boss Manley to replace him

    Sergio Marchionne, longtime CEO and chief for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, stepped down Saturday due to serious complications after surgery, the company announced. Mike Manley, head of Jeep and Ram brands, replaced him. John Elkann, grandson of Gianni Agnelli and chairman of the company that controls...

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    Fiat Chrysler's 5-year plan: What happened last time, what didn't, and what's coming?

    On Friday, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles laid out an ambitious product roadmap for the next five years. Product details were sometimes hazy but the message was clear: FCA's future lies in trucks, crossover SUVs, performance vehicles, and electrification, with self-driving tech sprinkled in for good...

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    Chrysler to stick around but may become mobility brand

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles didn't pull the plug on its Chrysler brand during Friday's five-year strategy announcement, as had been rumored, but there weren't any reassurances either. In fact, Chrysler didn't even get a mention in the strategy. Chrysler sells just the Pacifica minivan and 300 sedans...

  • Waymo self-driving prototype
    FCA in talks to use Waymo self-driving tech in showroom-bound models

    Waymo is making huge strides in the race to develop a safe and robust self-driving service. The Alphabet-owned company formerly known as the Google Self-Driving Car Project on Thursday announced that starting in 2018 it will order up to 62,000 additional Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids to join its...

  • 2018 Chrysler 300

    Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is scheduled to reveal a company-wide strategy Friday at an investor meeting in Balocco, Italy, his last before his retirement next year, and there are rumors swirling the plans might call for the axing of Chrysler, which sells just the 300 and Pacifica. The rumor was reported Wednesday by Automotive News (subscription required), which cited an anonymous source. Another Automotive News source said the plans might also call for the pull out of Fiat from the United States and China, as well as a shrinking of the iconic Italian brand's lineup. This rumor is...

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    Waymo orders thousands of self-driving cars ahead of deployment in multiple US cities

    Waymo is making huge strides in the race to develop a safe and robust self-driving taxi service. The Alphabet-owned company formerly known as the Google Self-Driving Car Project on Tuesday announced it was ordering “thousands” of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids pre-fitted with all the various...

  • Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird
    Dodge tapped Chrysler's missile division for the Daytona and Plymouth Superbird

    Some of the world's most interesting cars have the greatest stories behind them. The Dodge Daytona and the Plymouth Superbird are no different. At their core, they were built to shame Ford and Chevrolet in NASCAR, but Dodge was so adamant to ensure the car's success that it went through great...

  • 2018 Chrysler 300
    Hellcan't? No, a Chrysler 300 Hellcat isn't coming after all

    Hold your horses. All 707 of them, apparently. A report from Automotive News on Monday had us salivating that a Chrysler 300 Hellcat could be ready to leap out of the skunkwerks and into showrooms. Not so fast. A Fiat Chrysler Automobiles spokesman told Motor Authority on Tuesday that the automaker...

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    A Chrysler 300 Hellcat might be coming in 2018, refresh for 2019

    Hellcats are stalking the hallways at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles nowadays, apparently. While we thought it would strike next in a Ram in the form of a production TRX Concept, it seems the supercharged behemoth will make its way into a Chrysler 300 next. Wait, what? Automotive News (subscription...

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    Volkswagen CEO says he's open to merger talks with Fiat Chrysler

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has made little secret of his desire to merge with another major automaker due to the significant changes facing the auto industry and the steep capital costs those changes entail. Automakers Marchionne has courted include Ford, General Motors, Toyota...

  • Lapo Elkann at Garage Italia Customs

    Fiat heir Lapo Elkann, brother to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] Chairman John Elkann, was arrested in November in New York City on charges of filing a false kidnapping report. The office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Wednesday said the charges were dropped but added no further comment, Reuters reports. A lawyer representing the 39-year-old told Reuters that the earlier reports on the case amounted to “false news.” One report alleged that Elkann was low on cash and had called his family, falsely claiming he was kidnapped in order to extract ransom money...

  • Driving a Chrysler Turbine Car
    Driving a Chrysler Turbine Car is a view of the future from 1962

    Back in the early 1960s, Chrysler produced a unique vehicle that perfectly captured the imagination of the Space Age era. Instead of some sort of six or eight-cylinder engine, this new Chrysler coupe used a powerplant that would have been much more at home under the skin of a helicopter or...

  • Chrysler Portal concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
    FCA CEO hints at production version of Chrysler Portal concept

    Earlier this month Chrysler took the wraps off a self-driving electric minivan concept called the Portal at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Car concepts shown at the electronics trade fair typically aren’t intended for production, but that might not be the case for the Portal. Sergio...

  • Chrysler Portal concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
    Chrysler Portal concept is an electric van with Level 3 self-driving capability

    Given the dearth of new product at Chrysler, it’s easy to think parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has forgotten about the brand. (With the demise of the 200 in December, the only Chryslers still in production are the 300 and Pacifica.) But that isn’t the case, it...

  • Waymo self-driving prototype
    Waymo unveils Chrysler Pacifica-based self-driving prototype

    Google on Monday unveiled a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid-based self-driving prototype that will be taking part in various trials run by its new self-driving business Waymo. Waymo, which is led by auto industry veteran John Krafcik, aims to be among the first to offer a self-driving taxi service to the...

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    Report: Electric Chrysler Pacifica to debut at 2017 CES

    The Consumer Electronics Show has become one of the major events on the automotive calendar in recent years as the convergence of the auto and tech industries has become unequivocal. The 2017 CES is just around the corner and already we have confirmation that the firms Faraday Future, Honda and...

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