Sergio Marchionne

  • “Ferrari” art book by Taschen

    Ferrari owners tend to be a passionate bunch. They also tend to be relatively wealthy. Now, art book specialist Taschen is out with a new work we're sure many Ferrari owners will be clamouring after. It's dedicated to the Prancing Horse, and the first 250 editions come complete with the signatures of the late Sergio Marchionne, as well as John Elkann and Enzo Ferrari's son Piero. Marchionne, of course, served as Chairman and CEO of Ferrari until July 21 when he stepped down for medical issues that ultimately led to his death four days later. Elkann, meanwhile, is the grandson of Fiat...

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    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...

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    The cars that Sergio Marchionne left us: the good, the bad, and the "unfit"

    Sergio Marchionne's death Wednesday left a hole in the automotive industry that may last for decades. The plainspoken, sweatered CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles pulled few punches in public—and fewer in private. Longtime interior designer at FCA, Klaus Busse, tweeted Wednesday that design...

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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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    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...

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    New Dodge Viper Possible, Says Sergio Marchionne

    Production of the current Dodge Viper is scheduled to an end in 2017 and right now there doesn’t appear to be any plans for a successor. That doesn’t mean we’ll never see a Viper again, at least according to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] CEO Sergio Marchionne. At a press...

  • Fiat's Sergio Marchionne

    The large automotive entity known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has been in the news as of late, and it's not because of Hellcat goodness. Okay, there's actually still a bit of Hellcat-related news out there thanks to the upcoming Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. This isn't the main reason why FCA has been making headlines, though. CEO Sergio Marchionne has been putting it out there that he'd like to see a massive merger between his company and General Motors Company [NYSE:GM]. According to Automotive News (subscription required), Marchionne has said that he's crunched the numbers...

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    Ferrari IPO Filed On New York Stock Exchange

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] CEO Sergio Marchionne thinks Ferrari will be worth "at least" $11 billion dollars when it's finally floated on the New York Stock Exchange. And we're closer than ever to finding out whether he's right. ALSO SEE: LaFerrari Nearly Powerslides Right Into Oncoming...

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    Mamma Mia: The New Alfa Romeo Giulia Finally Revealed

    The Alfa Romeo Giulia has been revealed, and we can now confirm some details about the Italian marque's historic new sedan. The example above is the flagship Quadrifoglio model, and sports the four-leaf clover badge which has designated high-performance Alfa Romeos for more than nine decades. Power...

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    Marchionne Promises Not To “Screw Up” Ferrari DNA Despite Increasing Production

    Almost immediately after it was announced that current Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne would be replacing longstanding Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo, there were fears production would be ramped up and the exclusivity of the brand tarnished. It was a policy of di Montezemolo...

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    Ferrari Chief Luca di Montezemolo Steps Down: Video

    UPDATE: Video interview with Luca di Montezemolo added. Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo has confirmed his resignation from the top post at the Italian sports car manufacturer and race team, a role he has enjoyed for the past 23 years. The 67-year-old explained that Ferrari is transitioning...

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    Fiat Finalizes Its Purchase Of Remaining Chrysler Shares

    Chrysler is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat.

  • Sergio Marchionne

    The main man in charge of the good ship Fiat-Chrysler is Sergio Marchionne. Word on the street is that Marchionne is prepared to hang on to his captain's hat for at least three more years. This word comes from Fiat Group chairman John Elkann, speaking about the automaker's new business plan. According to Automotive News (subscription required), the recently fully merged automakers are putting forth this new three-year business plan and it features Marchionne as the person to see it through. The 61-year-old executive has been in charge of Fiat since being elected CEO in 2004. In 2009, he...

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    Sergio Marchionne’s Dodge Challenger SRT8 Raises $175k For Charity

    All proceeds from the sale of Sergio Marchionne’s Dodge Challenger SRT8 will be donated to the United Way of America charity.

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    Sergio Marchionne Gives Up Dodge Challenger SRT8 For Charity

    As someone who’s owned a few Ferraris and Maseratis over the years, including an Enzo supercar, Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of Fiat and Chrysler, prefers driving American muscle when he’s on duty in the states. His choice of ride for getting around suburban Detroit is this murdered-out...

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    Sergio Marchionne Reaffirms Alfa Romeo’s 2013 U.S. Return

    Originally due for its official return on these shores in 2012, Alfa Romeo begrudgingly postponed its arrival another year. The reason was due to a significant redesign of one of the brand’s core models, the 159-replacing Giulia mid-size sedan, at the behest of Sergio Marchionne, the boss of...

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    Could Alfa Romeo Get Its Own Version Of The Maserati Ghibli?

    Talk of a large, rear-wheel-drive sedan for Alfa Romeo dates back several years, with the boss of Fiat Sergio Marchionne previously dismissing the project as being a low priority in light of Alfa Romeo’s long-awaited return to the U.S. With Alfa Romeo currently offering just two models...

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    Ferrari-Developed Engines Tipped For Future Alfa Romeos

    Ferrari already builds the various V-8 engines currently used by Maserati, and previously it built the 4.5-liter unit that powered the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. In the future, we’re likely to see Ferrari’s expertise at engine building expanded even further, with reports recently...

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    Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne met with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti over the weekend to address concerns Fiat might be closing one or more plants in Italy due to its shrinking market share and excess capacity. A joint statement after the meeting said Fiat would revise its plans by building more cars in Italy for export outside of Europe, which is seeing the lowest level of new car sales in close to 40 years. Many of Fiat’s plants in Italy are running at 50 percent or lower than their optimal capacity, and with many, including Marchionne, seeing no rebound in the European new...

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    Ferrari Boss Left “Speechless” After Seeing The New SRT Viper

    Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, the current chairman of Ferrari and one of the key men responsible for turning the Italian sports car manufacturer into a global automotive powerhouse, was left “speechless” upon seeing the 2013 SRT Viper for the first time. That little snippet of...

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    Exclusive: 2014 Chrysler Hatchback To Follow 2013 Dodge Dart?

    Will Chrysler soon be getting a hatchback that shares the same underpinnings as the Dodge Dart? If you have some confidence in a persistent industry rumor about the possibility, as well the reaction of Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne, it just might.

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    2013 Dodge Dart To Return 40 MPG, Offer Nine-Speed Auto: Report

    The new 2013 Dodge Dart subcompact set to debut next month at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show is a crucial model in the Fiat-Chrysler empire, as the car’s fuel efficiency will likely see Fiat reach the final of three goals that allow the Italian auto giant to increase its stake in Chrysler without...

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    New Chrysler Hybrids And Diesels Coming Due To CAFE, Says Marchionne

    Hybrid vehicles may still not sell in high volumes but automakers will be forced to offer more of the electrically-aided vehicles in order to meet tough new CAFE standards proposed for 2025. Additionally, the tougher regulations will also see the introduction of more diesel vehicles in the U.S...

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    Alfa Romeo Revives Plans For Rear-Wheel Drive Flagship: Report

    The last we heard, Alfa Romeo was coming to the U.S. in late 2012 with a host of new models including a new Spider sports car, Giulia mid-size sedan, and a pair of SUVs. Earlier plans for an Alfa Romeo rear-wheel drive flagship to be jointly developed with Maserati and based on Chrysler 300...

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