Fiat Chrysler to spend $4.5 billion in Michigan for new Jeep SUV models

2018 Jeep Wrangler

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV stated on Tuesday it will spend $4.5 billion in five plants to construct new models of Jeeps to rival in the lucrative market for full-size, three-row SUVs presently dominated by competitors General Motors and Ford Motor. At the same time, the automaker stated it was slashing the third shift at its […]

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

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA

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 […]

Fiat Chrysler CEO Marchionne could miss second quarter presentation

CEO Sergio Marchionne

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 […]

UAW elects new leader Gary Jones to face contract talks, federal investigation

United Automobile Workers (UAW)

The union that represents factory employees at the Detroit Three automakers elected regional director Gary Jones as its new president on Wednesday, before tough 2019 contract talks possible to coincide with decreasing U.S. sales of new vehicles. United Auto Workers authorities gathered in a balloon-filled convention hall in Detroit elected Jones, before the union’s Region […]

Fiat Chrysler, Waymo broadens deal for self-driving ride-hailing service

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCA) will provide Waymo with thousands of Pacifica hybrid minivans as Alphabet Inc’s self-driving unit starts presenting its first public ride-hailing service later this year, the companies stated on Tuesday. Depending on its scope and scale, the agreement could put pressure on other similar companies like Uber Technologies Inc and General […]

Fiat Chrysler CEO says there are no plans to sell brands to Chinese

CEO Sergio Marchionne

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has no intention of separating the company or selling individual brands China or others, the company’s CEO stated on Monday, including that the group was depending on its desired Jeep brand to drive future revenues. “We’re not going to separate anything,” CEO Sergio Marchionne stated at a news conference at the […]

Fiat Chrysler discussing potential diesel emissions settlement

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA

Lawyers for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and owners of the automaker’s diesel-powered vehicles are in settlement talks over accusations of excess diesel emissions, a court-appointed adviser stated Tuesday. In May, the U.S. Justice Department took legal action against Fiat Chrysler, accusing the company of unlawfully using software that resulted in excess emissions in almost 104,000 […]