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Why Fiat Chrysler Workers Are Striking Over Soccer God Cristiano Ronaldo

If you don’t follow the world of soccer, you may not know that megastar Cristiano Ronaldo recently completed a transfer from the Spanish club Real Madrid to Juventus. You may also not know that this move has a bunch of Fiat Chrysler workers so mad they’re going on strike. Here’s why.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Here’s Fiat Chrysler’s Ambitious $10.5 Billion Electrification Plan

As part of Fiat Chrysler’s recent Dog And Pony show for investors, the company’s Chief Technical Compliance Officer, Mark Chernoby, described FCA’s ambitious electrification plans, which include the rollout of mild hybrid, hybrid, plug-in hybrids, and pure electric vehicles across 30 nameplates. Here’s what that plan…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Fiat Chrysler Says It Wants To Have Almost Fully Autonomous Cars By 2023

Let’s be clear about something right off the bat: all of this information is coming from Fiat Chrysler’s Capital Markets Day investor’s meeting, and as such we should all enjoy a nice, large, juicy grain of salt with all of these predictions, dates, numbers, whatever. That said, FCA has revealed its autonomy plan, and…Read more… […]

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Is The Chrysler Brand About To Get Axed? FCA Says No But Things Aren’t Great There

Things haven’t been great with the “C” in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for some time. Chrysler, a storied American nameplate, now only sells two cars in a handful of markets. So when Automotive News reports it’s heard a rumor that the Chrysler brand may get “whacked” on Friday, it’s not implausible. But for now, an FCA…Read […]

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Sergio Marchionne’s Reported Exit Plan For Fiat Chrysler: Less Fiat And Chrysler, More Jeeps

Ford announced last month that it’s phasing out small cars and now, probably not surprisingly it looks like Fiat Chrysler will take a similar path. Soon-to-retire CEO Sergio Marchionne apparently will cut down on the small cars and go in big on the large and luxurious ones. That means less Fiat and less Chrysler.Read more… […]

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 4.8 Million Cars Because Drivers ‘Could Be Unable To Cancel Cruise-Control’

Fiat Chrysler announced today that it’s recalling 4.8 million cars because a short circuit could cause cruise control to accelerate the vehicles without drivers being able to cancel the function. Fiat Chrysler is telling customers to stop using cruise control until the cars are fixed.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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’Are You Out Of Your Goddam Mind?’: Sergio Marchionne On Flack Who Said FCA Didn’t Use Emission Cheat Devices

Back in September 2015, when Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal came to light and shocked the automotive world, Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne lambasted a company spokesperson for saying the company didn’t equip vehicles with illegal software to skirt emissions tests. In Marchionne’s words, he asked: “Are you out…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Chinese Automaker Geely Offered To Buy Fiat Chrysler For $22 Billion: Report

The founder and chairman of China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has global expansion on his mind. Last week, Li Shufu succeeded in becoming Daimler’s largest single shareholder. But before that he made a play for Fiat Chrysler, and today, we may know more about how that went down. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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‘Heroic’ Fiat Chrysler Designer Reportedly Used His Jeep To Push A Crashed Car With Two Trapped Inside Away From Flames

In an action that a local fire chief called “heroic,” Ralph Gilles, Fiat Chrysler’s Global Head of Design, used his Jeep Wrangler’s bumper to push a crashed Ford Fiesta and its occupants away from a burning Ford Edge, having arrived first at the scene of what was to become a fatal car crash in suburban […]

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Baffled By Dieselgate, Emails Reveal Fiat Chrysler Struggled With Revamped Emissions Tests

Within days of Volkswagen’s admission in September 2015 that it purposely installed software on diesel vehicles to deceive regulators during vehicle emissions tests, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency turned its attention elsewhere to one of America’s own car companies—Fiat Chrysler.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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