Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

  • Renault logo and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logo

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles proposed a merger deal to Renault in late May but the former pulled its offer off the table within a matter of weeks. However, both automakers are still keen on a merger and the talks between the two never ceased, Italy's Il Sole 24 Ore reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. After FCA pulled its offer, it was reported at the time that FCA made the move after the French government, which owns 15 percent of Renault, sought a delay in negotiations to discuss things with Renault alliance partner Nissan. Nissan has said it is open to the deal going...

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    Next-gen ZF 8-speed to help FCA electrify its lineup

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles last week inked a deal with ZF for one of the biggest orders of automatic transmissions in the German firm's history. Normally the purchase of automatic transmissions wouldn't warrant an article but the ZF deal could provide insights into what FCA has planned for future...

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    FCA, Aurora make moves to realize self-driving commercial vehicles

    FCA will look to integrate the Aurora Driver self-driving system into its commercial vehicles.

  • Renault logo and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logo
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles withdraws offer for Renault merger

    FCA withdrew its offer for a 50/50 merger with French automaker Renault.

  • Renault logo and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles logo
    Ball in Renault's court after Fiat Chrysler proposes merger

    Fiat Chrysler proposed a mega-merger with Renault on Monday.

  • 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    FCA announces $4.5B investment for next-gen Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wagoneer, electrified SUVs

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Tuesday it would spend $4.5 billion at its production plants in Michigan to build the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee, an unnamed three-row SUV related to the Grand Cherokee, and its upcoming Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs. Those products, and more for...

  • FCA Drive for Design 2019 challenge

    For the seventh consecutive year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is running its Drive for Design contest for high school students who aspire to design cars. This year, youngsters will be tasked with designing the "ultimate status vehicle." Head of Performance, Passenger Car and Utility Vehicle Design for FCA, Mark Trostle, revived the competition seven years ago after the same program pushed him to chase his dream decades ago. He hopes Drive for Design inspires young creatives just like it did for him. "As the field of automotive design grows, it’s vital that we increase awareness and...

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    FCA paid $77M fine to sell profitable trucks and SUVs in 2016

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles cut a check for $77 million for failing to meet federal fuel economy requirements in 2016. Consumer appetite for trucks and SUVs has done wonders for the Ram and Jeep brands, but that popularity has a price. Reuters reported last Thursday the multi-million fine is a civil...

  • Magneti Marelli
    Fiat Chrysler sells Magneti Marelli for $7.1B

    Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles officially has a buyer for its Magneti Marelli supplier division in Japan's Calsonic Kansei, itself owned by U.S.-based private equity firm KKR. FCA will unload the parts division for a reported $7.1 billion, according to a Sunday Reuters report. With KKR acquiring the...

  • Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles
    FCA opening $30 million autonomous testing facility

    Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles' Chelsea Proving Grounds (CPG) is home to a new multi-million dollar autonomous technology testing facility. The automaker announced on Wednesday it has invested $30 million in the new facility, which begins testing this month. While CPG spans nearly 4,000 acres, the new...

  • Sergio Marchionne
    FCA didn't have prior knowledge of Marchionne's illness

    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...

  • Sergio Marchionne
    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...

  • Sergio Marchionne

    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 FCA, said his family was shocked by Marchionne's failing health. "I am profoundly saddened to learn of Sergio’s state of health. It is a situation that was unthinkable until a few hours ago, and one that leaves us all with a real sense of injustice," Elkann said in a statement. Elkann will...

  • FCA creates new aluminum alloy for turbo engines
    FCA has developed a new aluminum alloy for turbocharged engines to better withstand heat

    It's a common engineering practice: find ways to improve performance without sacrificing efficiency. In the automotive world, it means more horsepower and better fuel economy. Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles has a solution in a new aluminum alloy that can better withstand heat as the boost is cranked up...

  • Fiat Punto production at Miafiori plant
    FCA looks to retool Italian plans for upscale models

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne is set to unveil a company wide-strategy on June 1, his last such strategy announcement before his retirement next year. According to a report the strategy will outline a major restructuring of FCA's Italian plants to focus on upscale cars. Citing...

  • Ralph Gilles
    FCA's head designer Ralph Gilles hailed for actions after fatal car crash

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' lead designer Ralph Gilles is being praised for his actions after a fatal car crash in Michigan last week. According to authorities, Gilles used his Jeep Wrangler to push a burning Ford Edge SUV away from a three-car crash that killed one woman and injured the man she was...

  • FCA Reloaded by Creators factory restoration program
    Reloaded by Creators: FCA's new factory restoration program seeks vintage autos

    Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles will dip into its past with the launch of its Reloaded by Creators factory restoration program. FCA Heritage announced the new program Wednesday, which will seek out classic Alfa Romeos, Lancias, Fiats, and Abarths. The program comes with a twist. Owners do not come to FCA...

  • Sergio Marchionne
    No plans to sell off any FCA brands, says Machionne

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has come out and denied that any of the automaker's brands could be up for sale. His comments were made on Monday at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit and finally put an end to the speculation that one or more FCA brands could...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Sonic

    It's something that has bothered numerous U.S. leaders for decades: Why do American automakers struggle to gain a foothold in the world's third-largest auto market, Japan? Recently, President Donald Trump opened up this conversation yet again on his 12-day-long Asia-Pacific trip. He referenced the massive trade deficit the U.S. holds with Japan, which hovers around $69 billion as of last year. On Monday, The Atlantic dove into the problem U.S. automakers have with Japan, and it's not so much protectionist policies or a multi-layered supply chain that makes it so difficult—it's the...

  • Ferrari LaFerrari in New York City
    FCA CEO Marchionne says Tesla, electric cars not viable

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE: FCAU] CEO Sergio Marchionne hasn't exactly been an ally to electric cars. This is the same executive who urged consumers to not buy the Fiat 500e electric car since FCA lost thousands of dollars with each one sold. Marchionne once again cast doubt on the viability...

  • Sergio Marchionne
    Marchionne: no offer for FCA on the table

    Despite his best efforts to find a buyer or merger partner for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Sergio Marchionne, who serves as the automaker’s CEO, has confirmed there’s been no takers. Speaking with Reuters on Saturday, Marchionne replied with a “no” when asked whether FCA had...

  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody
    2017 Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcats recalled for potential oil leak

    Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles has initiated a recall for the 2017 Dodge Challenger Hellcat and 2017 Dodge Charger Hellcat over a potential oil leak that could result in some serious damage. "Oil leak" is a nice way of putting it, actually, since the recall involves the engine oil cooler hoses. FCA...

  • BMW and Intel launch first self-driving test cars
    FCA joins BMW, Mobileye, and Intel's self-driving car alliance

    Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles has signed a memorandum of understanding to become the first automaker to join BMW, Intel, and Mobileye's alliance to develop a dedicated self-driving car platform, the automakers announced Wednesday. Intel and BMW began work on a self-driving car platform last year and...

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    Report: Chinese automaker makes bid for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has been fishing for a potential merger partner or buyer for the past couple of years. His goal is to find someone willing to share the burden of steep capital costs the auto industry demands. Now it seems that one party has finally bitten. Automotive...

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