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Fiat Chrysler Profit Increases 69%, Most of It From North America

DETROIT —  Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Thursday reported a big gain in second-quarter profits and assured investors that its recent record-setting penalty for safety violations would not slow its earnings momentum, reports the New York Times. The Italian-American automaker said that its net income climbed 69 percent in the quarter to 333 million euros — about $363 million — ... Read More »

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Fiat Chrysler Answers NHTSA Recall Questions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Monday said it has responded to detailed demands from federal auto safety regulators who want information about 20 recalls covering more than 10 million vehicles since 2013, reports The Detroit News. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said last month it was ordering Fiat Chrysler to attend a July 2 ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Boss Says Tougher U.S. Safety Stance Will Raise Costs

U.S. vehicle safety regulators’ tougher posture toward automakers is a “new phase” in the government’s relations with the industry and will likely mean higher costs, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said Tuesday, reports Reuters. “We’re beginning to live through a new phase of regulation in the United States,” Marchionne told reporters after ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Wants to Play Major Role in Industry Consolidation: CEO

Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne wants Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to play a key role in a consolidation of the global auto industry which he sees as inevitable to manage prohibitive capital costs, reported Reuters. Speaking on Thursday to shareholders in Amsterdam, away from Fiat’s historic roots in Turin and Chrysler’s in Detroit, Marchionne said: “We don’t ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Wants to collaborate With Others on New Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said his company is in talks with other automakers to share the costs of developing new vehicles and technology, particularly to cut greenhouse gas emissions, and called on the United States to ease fuel economy targets for 2025, reported Reuters. “I think (automakers’) costs … (are) well in ... Read More »

“Ruinous” Practices Threaten Automakers, Warns FCA’s Marchionne

The U.S. auto market may be heading into a very good year, but there’s still reason to worry, cautioned FCA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne, during a well-attended media “roundtable” at the opening of the North American International Auto Show, reported The Detroit Bureau. Like other senior executives gathered for a two–day preview, Marchionne said ... Read More »

Sergio’s Challenge: Build Jeep Into FCA’s Top Global Brand By 2018

Auto analysts are skeptical that Sergio Marchionne, the hyperbolic chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, can meet his most ambitious goal: to nearly double Jeep’s global sales over the next four years, reported Reuters. Marchionne reiterated his aggressive target for boosting Jeep’s annual volume to 1.9 million, while pacing the floor of the New York ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Crowns Merger With Wall Street Debut

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) makes its Wall Street debut to great fanfare on Monday, shifting the carmaker’s center of gravity away from Italy and capping a decade of canny dealmaking and tough restructuring by CEO Sergio Marchionne, reported Reuters. The world’s seventh-largest auto group has sought the U.S. listing to help to establish itself as ... Read More »

Fiat, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne 'Done' After 2018

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat SpA and Chrysler Group LLC, plans to step down at the end of 2018 after completing a five-year turnaround plan for the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, reported The Detroit News. Marchionne, 62, told Bloomberg Businessweek that he will “undoubtedly do something else” after the plan, outlined earlier this year, ... Read More »

Marchionne Upbeat on Landmark Fiat Chrysler Listing

With the landmark listing of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles less than two weeks away, CEO Sergio Marchionne has a clear criterion for success: more than half of the merged company’s shares changing hands in New York instead of Milan, reported Reuters. “If we do more volumes in New York than we do in Milan, that’s a ... Read More »