Sergio Marchionne

Fiat Coughs Up $4.35 Billion For Full Ownership Of Chrysler, Avoiding IPO
Fiat Coughs Up $4.35 Billion For Full Ownership Of Chrysler, Avoiding IPO

Last time we reported on Fiat's attempt to purchase every single share of Chrysler, things had reached an impasse. The entity holding the rest of those shares was VEBA, a healthcare trust associated with the United Autoworkers Union, and VEBA wasn't happy with the money Fiat had offered to close...Read More»

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
2014 Alfa Romeo 4C May Come To Maserati Dealers After All

It's no secret that Sergio Marchionne -- the man who brought Fiat back to America -- has also been plotting Alfa Romeo's return to the U.S. Nor is it a secret that Marchionne is pinning the performance brand's hopes and dreams on the sexy Alfa Romeo 4C. Despite some frustrating delays, that model...Read More»

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Chrysler Is Going Public, Fiat Merger Could Be Just Around The Bend

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee may be nowhere in sight, but Chrysler's plan to become a publicly traded company is on full view. Yesterday, the automaker filed the paperwork for its initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. As we reported last week, this isn't exactly how...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
Chrysler Going Public, IPO Documents To Be Filed This Week

Things have not gone exactly as planned for Sergio Marchionne. As the head of both Chrysler and Fiat, he's been planning for some time to merge the two companies. Fiat already owns a 58.5 percent stake in Chrysler, and Marchionne had hoped to buy the remaining 41.5 percent that's held by VEBA, a...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
What Is Sergio Marchionne Saying In His Email To Chrysler Employees?

Earlier today, Chrysler released its second-quarter financial report, showing net revenue of $507 million -- a very impressive 16% increase over the second quarter of 2012. Around the same time, Chrysler's CEO, Sergio Marchionne, sent an email to Chrysler employees. It's a short letter: half pep...Read More»

Tesla's Elon Musk and Chrysler/Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Tesla Model S Recall Vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee & Liberty Recalls: A Study In Contrasts

Over the past few days, two very different automakers have rolled out two very different recalls, and they've done so in very different ways -- unexpected ways that could hint at each company's future. Exhibit A: yesterday, Tesla announced that it would recall 2013 Model S vehicles manufactured...Read More»

2014 Alfa Romeo 4C
Alfa Romeo Returns To The U.S. With The 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

When Fiat joined forces with Chrysler in 2009, the marriage spawned rumors that Alfa Romeo would soon return to the U.S. Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has done plenty to encourage those rumors, though he's said that Alfas would only arrive when the time was right. Apparently, the time is now...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart
Why Isn't The Dodge Dart Selling?

When the all-new Dodge Dart debuted at last year's Detroit Auto Show, the media was excited. It marked the revival of a once-loved nameplate and the first major collaboration between Chrysler and its new Italian owners (since the Dart is based on a Fiat platform). And for a reasonably priced...Read More»

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Responding To Pressure, Chrysler Posts Advice On 'Jeep Death Wobble'

Last month, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged Chrysler to issue guidance on a phenomenon known as the "Jeep Death Wobble". According to Detroit News, Chrysler has now done just that. The "Death Wobble" has been linked to Jeep Wranglers from 2005-2010 (especially the 2007 model...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
Chrysler Posts Dizzying Profits, But Will Fiat Kill Its Buzz?

Last week, Ford's second-quarter earnings figures proved that the automaker is still going strong, but also showed that Europe's financial woes are hindering Ford's progress. Now, Chrysler has released its own outstanding financial results for April, May, and June, but could Fiat kill the party?...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Dems To Chrysler: Talk To Owners About Jeep Wrangler 'Death Wobble'

Two Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have asked Chrysler to address an issue that hundreds of Jeep Wrangler owners have complained about. The problem is known colloquially as the "Jeep Death Wobble", and according to a report in Detroit News, it's been associated with Wrangler...Read More»

Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Fiat Ups Stake In Chrysler, Volkswagen Buys Rest Of Porsche

While Americans were celebrating independence yesterday, two European automakers announced plans to gobble up more of their partners -- including one very American company. Fiat and Chrysler Here in the U.S., Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne announced that Fiat's ownership stake in Chrysler...Read More»

2012 Jeep Compass
Jeep Compass Is Dead, Town & Country Becoming A Crossover

A couple of weeks ago, told you about a string of vehicles that were being killed off by automakers. Now, we can add two more rides to that list: the Jeep Compass and the Chrysler Town & Country. The news comes directly from Chrysler's biggest kahuna, CEO Sergio Marchionne, by way of AutoNews...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart
Dart Launch Pushed Back To Dodge April Fool's 'Jinx'

A little bad news for Dodge fans today: at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters that he may postpone the launch of the eagerly awaited Dodge Dart. Why? Because the Dart is scheduled to roll out on April 1 -- also known as April Fools' -- and he's worried about...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T
Dodge Avenger May Be On The Chopping Block

Much of the news coming from Chrysler this week has been about the death of the Dodge Caliber and its replacement by the 2013 Dodge Dart. (If you missed our take on the Dart's six strengths, you can read it here.) Now comes word that another Dodge model may soon get the axe: the Dodge Avenger. The...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 Abarth
2012 Fiat 500 Sales Hit The Skids: Will It Survive?

Many folks in the auto industry have praised Sergio Marchionne for revitalizing Chrysler. But according to a report in Automotive News, Marchionne may have made a major miscalculation about Fiat's prospects on this side of the pond. Will Fiat and its poster child, the Fiat 500, survive -- and...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2012 Fiat 500c
Fiat Buys Out The Feds, Becomes Majority Owner Of Chrysler

It's hard to believe that two years have passed since Chrysler's Chapter 11 hearings concluded (next Friday is the grim anniversary). Now, the automaker is preparing to begin a new chapter -- one with Fiat fully at the helm: Chrysler announced yesterday that Fiat will buy out the U.S. government's...Read More»

Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Chrysler, Fiat Not Merging (For Now)

Earlier today, Sergio Marchionne told reporters that he has no intention to merge the operations of Fiat and Chrysler. To some, that will signal trouble in paradise; others will see it as evidence of the CEO's caution and forethought as he retools a troubled company. We tend to side with the...Read More»

2011 Jeep Wrangler
Free Music For Fans Of The 2011 Jeep Wrangler -- But Is Chrysler Down With It?

Jeep has been on a roll the past few months: the 2011 Grand Cherokee debuted to massive applause, and the 2011 Wrangler not only has its own blog, but it's also been featured in at least one hugely popular videogame. Now, Jeep is offering something special to its growing list of fans: a free tune...Read More»

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