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  • Fiat Chrysler in talks with unions for production restart in Italy

    04/08/2020 8:11:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04 08 2020 | Giulio Piovaccari
    MILAN - Fiat Chrysler and unions are discussing plans for beefed-up health measures at Italian plants to pave the way for most profitable production to restart as soon as the government eases a national lockdown, unions said on Wednesday. An extension of a national lockdown due to expire on April 13 cannot be ruled out, but recent coronavirus data allowed growing confidence that the virus was on the retreat in Italy. Measures proposed by FCA’s unions include rearranging assembly layouts, staggering shifts, and marking floors to ensure a one-meter distance is kept between workers, FIM representative Raffaele Apetino said, adding...
  • Exclusive: Ferrari and Fiat look at helping Italy make ventilators in coronavirus crisis

    03/19/2020 12:45:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies ^ | 03/19/2020 | Elvira Pollina, Giulio Piovaccari
    MILAN (Reuters) - Italian carmakers Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler are in talks with the nation’s biggest ventilator manufacturer to help to boost production of the life-saving machines that are urgently needed in the coronavirus crisis, company officials said on Thursday. Italy is at the epicenter of the pandemic and its government has embarked on a big expansion of the number of intensive care beds, many of which will require ventilators to keep patients alive by taking over breathing functions. Siare Engineering in northern Italy, where deaths are nearing 3,000 and climbing sharply, is in talks with Fiat Chrysler (FCA), Ferrari...
  • Fiat Chrysler in talks with Foxconn to develop electric cars

    01/17/2020 8:29:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 17, 2020
    Fiat Chrysler is in talks with the Chinese company Foxconn to develop and manufacture battery-powered vehicles, the U.S.-Italian automaker said Friday. Fiat Chrysler is in the process of merging with France’s PSA Peugeot, which is 12% owned by Chinese company Dongfeng Motor Co. Both Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot have lagged in developing electric powertrains and also have been struggling to increase sales in China, the world’s biggest auto market. It was unclear what impact Fiat Chrysler’s proposed joint venture with Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd., would have on the wider merger, which is expected to...
  • PSA board signs off on Fiat Chrysler merger: source

    12/17/2019 11:22:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 16, 2019 / 5:06 PM / Updated 13 minutes ago | Staff
    MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) - The board of French carmaker PSA (PEUP.PA), the owner of Peugeot, approved a binding agreement for a $50 billion merger with rival Fiat Chrysler (FCHA.MI), a source close to the matter said on Tuesday. A separate Fiat Chrysler (FCA) board meeting was under way to discuss finalizing the memorandum of understanding to create the world’s number four carmaker, the source added, in a deal that would reshape the global car industry. Both companies declined to comment.
  • California to stop buying GM, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler vehicles over emissions fight

    11/18/2019 12:41:10 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 110 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | November 18, 2019 | David Shepardson (editing by Tom Brown)
    California said on Monday it will halt all purchases of new vehicles for state government fleets from GM, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler and other automakers backing President Donald Trump in a battle to strip the state of authority to regulate tailpipe emissions. Between 2016 and 2018, California purchased $58.6 million in vehicles from General Motors Corp, $55.8 million from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles $10.6 million from Toyota Motor Corp and $9 million from Nissan Motor Co. Last month, GM, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and members of the Global Automakers trade association backed the Trump administration's effort to bar California from setting tailpipe...
  • Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot's PSA Reportedly Agree to Merger

    11/07/2019 4:13:15 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 42 replies
    car and driver ^ | OCT 29, 2019 | By COLIN BERESFORD
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that the two manufacturers are combining, bringing Fiats, Rams, Citroëns, and Opels under one $46 billion umbrella.
  • Fiat Chrysler agrees mega-merger with Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall- [tr]

    10/31/2019 6:21:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 31, 2019 | Simon Lambert
    Two of the world's biggest car companies Fiat Chrysler and PSA - the owner of Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall - confirmed that they have agreed a merger today. The move would tie together Fiat Chrysler's major position in North America and PSA's status as Europe's second largest carmaker, to create the world's fourth biggest vehicle firm. The firms say that they could save £3.2billion (€3.7billion or $4.1billion) in costs with the merger, but claim they could do this without any factory closures. However, the deal is likely to face fierce scrutiny as employees and unions fear that it would lead...
  • Fiat Empire Full Documentary

    02/07/2018 5:26:59 AM PST · by ThinkingBuddha · 11 replies ^ | 06/12/2015 | Truth Juice
    Fiat Empire Full Documentary.
  • Dodge Grand Caravan discontinued after 36 years

    03/02/2020 9:04:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/02/2020 | Gary Gastelu
    The Dodge Grand Caravan’s journey is finally ending this spring. The minivan is scheduled to end production on May 22, the automaker has confirmed. The Caravan was introduced alongside the Plymouth Voyager in 1984 as a “garageable” van that helped kick off the minivan craze that continued through the 1990s, until family car buyers started making the shift to SUVs. The stretched Grand Caravan was added to the lineup in 1987 and eventually became the only version offered. The Caravan lived through five generations, with the current one dating back to 2008. U.S. sales topped 300,000 in 1996 and 1997,...
  • If You Can Find a Better Car Than Lee Iacocca’s Personal Chrysler LeBaron, Buy It

    01/16/2020 12:19:08 PM PST · by C19fan · 104 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | January 15, 2020 | Chris Perkins
    In a 1982 commercial promoting the LeBaron, Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca famously declared, "If you can find a better car, buy it." A big boast, to be sure, but Iacocca had a lot to be proud of. Cars riding on its front-drive K-platform—like the LeBaron—saved Chrysler from death, helped the company pay back a government bailout in short order, and made a celebrity out of Iacocca. Now, keep all of this in mind when you consider this car here. It's Iacocca's personal 1986 LeBaron Town & Country convertible, and it will be auctioned by Bonhams in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Thursday,...
  • GM Hits Fiat Chrysler with Bombshell Corruption Lawsuit

    11/21/2019 8:58:43 AM PST · by fishtank · 14 replies
    IEN ^ | 11-21-19 | Alex Shanahan, Anna Wells
    GM Hits Fiat Chrysler with Bombshell Corruption Lawsuit by Alex Shanahan, Anna Wells 11-21-2019 "GM says Fiat Chrysler has been in cahoots with the UAW for years, and it's cost them billions."
  • Fiat Chrysler deal gives Detroit residents 1st crack at jobs

    08/11/2019 9:32:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2019 | Corey Williams
    Marie Davis wants better medical insurance coverage. Jimmie Pleasant has been out of work for six months. Both are among the thousands of people who are looking for jobs with Fiat Chrysler under a city program that gives Detroit’s residents first crack at the application process. It’s part of a $108 million land development deal between an automaker that’s building a massive new plant and a city where the unemployment rate is more than twice the national average. Detroit officials hope the deal with Fiat Chrysler will mean residents have a better shot at good-paying jobs with the automaker, although...
  • Lee Iacocca Is Rightly Remembered For The Mustang But The Minivan Is His Biggest Legacy

    07/13/2019 9:13:31 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 54 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07 July 19 | Frank Ahrens
    In the days since his death at 94, former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca has been rightly lauded as the father of the Mustang, from his days at Ford, and the brand-saving K-car, from his time at Chrysler. But when I think of Iacocca, one word comes to mind: minivan. Iacocca did not invent the minivan, any more than Ray Kroc invented McDonald’s. Rather, both men had the vision to see the massive potential of their respective products and the will and smarts to bring them to market. Sperlich came to Chrysler with Iacocca after Ford fired him, and his minivan...

    07/05/2019 7:46:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    The Mises Institute ^ | 07/05/2019 | Ryan McMaken
    Few people who write for the news media — most of whom have only ever studied journalism or "mass communications" — know much about markets or entrepreneurship. Thus, it's not difficult to understand by people who are not entrepreneurs or capitalists get labeled at such in newspapers and on TV... Few people who write for the news media — most of whom have only ever studied journalism or "mass communications" — know much about markets or entrepreneurship. Thus, it's not difficult to understand by people who are not entrepreneurs or capitalists get labeled at such in newspapers and on TV...
  • Lee Iacocca Dead at 94

    07/02/2019 6:31:46 PM PDT · by blueyon · 74 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7/02/19 | TMZ???
    Auto industry icon Lee Iacocca -- forever connected to the Ford Mustang and former chairman of Chrysler -- has died ... according to a family source. A family member tells TMZ Iacocca passed away, but could not provide any further detail. Iacocca is credited with saving Chrysler from bankruptcy back in the 1980s ... and he's often referred to as the father of the legendary Ford Mustang. While he was always known within the auto industry ... he became a household name across America when he starred in a series of TV advertisements for Chrysler.
  • Rusty Plymouth Superbird on Craigslist could be someone's $250,000 golden egg

    06/23/2019 11:49:46 AM PDT · by ETL · 70 replies ^ | June 23, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    It’s a 1970 Plymouth Superbird that could be would be worth $250,000 or more if it were in great shape, which it very much isn’t. The rusted-out Nascar special gained attention on due to its rarity.It’s one of about 300 that were equipped with a 440 six-barrel V8 and a four-speed manual transmission. The seller says that the engine shows 48,000 miles and is original, but had the factory carburetor setup replaced with a dual quad unit at some point. The ‘Bird’s B-5 blue paint and white interior combination make it even more uncommon, but the fact that its...
  • Fiat Chrysler To Build $1.6-Billion Production Facility in Detroit.. Open by Late 2020

    05/27/2019 1:42:07 AM PDT · by Cronos · 21 replies
    ENR ^ | 24 May 2019 | Jeff Yoders
    Fiat Chrysler said May 21 that construction will begin immediately on a new, $1.6-billion assembly plant for Jeep Grand Cherokees, a new Jeep SUV and hybrid cars on Detroit's east side. The automaker receives tax breaks and 215 acres of land adjacent to its Jefferson North Manufacturing plant from the city and state in the deal. The land Fiat Chrysler is getting is valued at $108 million and the tax incentives at a savings of $291 million. To put together the land parcels for the deal, the city of Detroit agreed to purchases and exchanges with prominent landowners such as...
  • Fiat Chrysler proposes merger with Renault, would be third-largest automaker

    05/27/2019 8:13:57 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 51 replies
    The merged company would reshape the global industry: it would make some 8.7 million vehicles a year, leapfrogging General Motors and trailing only Volkswagen and Toyota.
  • Fiat Chrysler bringing 6,400 jobs, $4.5 billion investment to Detroit area

    05/22/2019 5:21:27 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 21 replies
    ABC News via AP (ABC12) ^ | 05/21/2019 | Staff
    Fiat Chrysler says construction is set to begin immediately on a new $1.6 billion assembly plant on Detroit's east side. A representative of the automaker told state officials Tuesday that vehicles are expected to start rolling off the line at the plant by late 2020. The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved land deals and community benefits agreements tied to the project. Michigan's Strategic Fund was expected to vote Tuesday afternoon on the state's portion of incentives for the project. Fiat Chrysler is pledging to add 6,400 jobs in the Detroit area, including just under 5,000 in the city of...
  • Tesla makes deal with Fiat Chrysler to pool fleet for EU emission requirement

    04/07/2019 2:22:29 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    Electrek ^ | 7 April 2019 | Fred Lambert
    Tesla sent out an invite to automakers who could use its important zero-emission fleet in Europe and according to an update on the European Commission’s website, Fiat Chrysler took them up on the offer. It also comes at a great time as Tesla is believed to be under a significant cash crunch following a lackluster first quarter in 2019. That said, Tesla shouldn’t expect it to last for too long because automakers don’t like to send money to their competitors.