Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler and Renault lead emissions-driven European sales decline

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Volkswagen Group, Fiat Chrysler and Renault led a 23.4 percent European car sales reduction in September, the major regional industry body stated on Wednesday, as automakers still suffer from the introduction of stricter new emissions tests. Registrations dropped to 1.12 million cars in European Union and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries earlier month from […]

Regulators received ‘wake-up call’ over fuel rules, says Fiat Chrysler

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV stated that U.S. regulators have got a “wake-up call” from automakers regarding the hurdles they face in trying to meet increasing Obama-era fuel-efficiency standards. In day two of a three-day public hearing regarding the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze fuel-efficiency standards at 2020 levels through 2026, automakers prompted regulators to continue […]

Renault, Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler sales rise before stricter EU emissions tests

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Renault, Volkswagen and Fiat Chrysler led a 29.8 percent European car sales increase last month, the major regional industry body stated, as automakers used discounts to clear inventory prior tougher emissions tests. Registrations throughout Europe rose to 1.17 million cars, well over usual levels for the slow month of August and the 902,870 gained in […]

U.S. to investigate India’s Mahindra over Fiat Chrysler Jeep complaint

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A U.S. regulator stated on Tuesday it would start an investigation into an off-road utility vehicle produced by Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd after a complaint by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV that it infringed upon the intellectual property rights of its Jeep design. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) stated that it was starting a patent-related […]

Fiat Chrysler new CEO to announce plans for organization by end month

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Fiat Chrysler new CEO Mike Manley is going to announce his organizational preparations for the automaker by the end of September, the group’s chairman stated at a shareholder meeting called to vote on the appointment of the new manager following former CEO Sergio Marchionne’s sudden death. “When we learned Sergio Marchionne could not return to […]

Marchionne being treated in Zurich’s University Hospital

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Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne was being treated in a Zurich hospital on Sunday with a serious illness as he was suffering complications after shoulder surgery. A Fiat Chrysler spokesman verified Marchionne was in Zurich’s University Hospital, which is among the country’s largest medical centers. The spokesman did not offer details about the CEO’s condition […]

Fiat Chrysler CEO Marchionne could miss second quarter presentation

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Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, who is currently recovering from a shoulder operation, shall not be present to talk about the company’s second-quarter revenues with experts on July 25, Italian website Lettera43 stated, without mentioning the source of the information. Fiat Chrysler refused to comment. Marchionne underwent an operation to his right shoulder, the automaker […]

Canada lobbies major U.S. automakers to fight auto tariffs

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Canada’s trade minister previous week met senior officials from General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in Detroit, as Ottawa takes its lobbying effort straight to the Big Three automakers to avert possible U.S. auto tariffs. The Liberal government is depending on industry partners to push Canada’s cause in the White House and others, using […]

Fiat Chrysler shares drop following the recent diesel emissions allegations

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) shares dropped over 3 percent in New York trading on Friday in middle of investor concern about allegations mounted in court filings concerning alleged excess diesel emissions. The U.S. Justice Department submitted a civil lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler and its VM Motori SpA unit in May last year, alleging the automaker […]