Sergio Marchionne

Fiat Buys Out The Feds, Becomes Majority Owner Of Chrysler
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»

Fiat 500 Abarth
Chrysler Flooded With Applications For Fiat Dealerships

Back in August, some Chrysler dealers were worried about CEO Sergio Marchionne's plans to launch Fiat in the U.S. They were concerned about the expense (Marchionne wants to sell the Fiat in new, Fiat-branded showrooms), the logic of adding another brand to the Chrysler family, and the demand for...Read More»

Abarth Fiat 500C
Video: Fiat Launching This Year With 165 Dealerships In 119 U.S. Markets

A week ago, we told you that Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne was planning to meet potential Fiat dealers and explain his vision of the American Fiat network. Yesterday, the CEO did just that, and he seems to have generated lots of enthusiasm among attendees -- even though other dealers are clearly...Read More»

Fiat 500 Abarth
Fiat, Alfa Romeo Rollout Gives Some Chrysler Dealers Agita

Next Monday, August 30, Chrysler will bring 600 dealers to the Detroit Institute of Arts, where CEO Sergio Marchionne will share his vision for the U.S. rollout of the Fiat brand, and subsequently, Alfa Romeo. He will have a lot of 'splainin' to do. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal...Read More»

Chrysler headquarters
It's All In How You Look At It: Headlines Proclaim Millions In Losses, Gains For Chrysler

Second-quarter financial results are due from a number of automakers this week. And as much as we love poring over the numbers (we're nerds that way), we also love seeing how those figures get heralded in headlines. The variations can be very, very telling. Case in point: Chrysler, which announced...Read More»

Barack Obama
Obama: Auto Industry Bailout To Be Repaid To Taxpayers

One year ago, America's automakers were facing one of the worst sales slumps to ever hit the industry, the effects of which even caused two of them to file for bankruptcy. In response, the government attempted to bailout struggling firms in the auto industry by providing them with cheap loans...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
Bailout Successes? GM Pays Off Loans, Chrysler Loses Less

Both General Motors and Chrysler are working as hard as they can to take advantage of the last-ditch bailouts provided last year by the U.S. government. This morning, each issued a separate sign of its progress. GM chief executive officer Ed Whitacre is expected to announce that the company will...Read More»

Maserati Quattroporte Sport GTS
Fiat Reorganizes: Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Abarth May Be Run As One

Sergio Marchionne has big goals for both the Chrysler Group and Fiat S.p.A, including the (re)launch of Fiat and Alfa Romeo in the U.S. and the expansion of Chrysler sales in Europe. In laying the groundwork for those plans, we've heard that Marchionne may merge the Chrysler and Lancia brands by...Read More»

Chrysler-badged Lancia
Chrysler And Lancia Could Merge By 2011

If you followed our coverage from the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, you probably recall the Lancia Delta on display, which had been rebadged as a Chrysler. As it turns out, that car may have been more than a little symbolic of things to come. In an interview with Autocar, Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio...Read More»

Guillotine, from Amnesty International's Flickr stream
Bailed-Out U.S. Automakers Give Thanks They're Not French

Lots of people, including Teamsters Union members and Tea Party protesters, seem to have a beef with last spring's bailout and restructuring of the two bankrupt U.S. automakers, General Motors and Chrysler. As our colleague Bengt Halvorson notes, the automakers themselves aren't complaining...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne and Martin Winterkorn
Video, Weekend Reading For VW and Chrysler/Fiat Fans

It's been a very long week here at TCC: our inboxes are packed with press releases and publicity photos from NAIAS, and we're so behind on our news feeds that we'll be lucky to catch up before the Geneva Motor Show in March. At the top of our to-read list, though, are two intriguing profiles of...Read More»

2008 Chrysler Sebring 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Angular Rear Exterior View
Chrysler Ditches The Sebring Name, But Not The Car

Here's the good news: Chrysler is dumping the Sebring. The bad news? It's just dumping the name. Chrysler's CEO Sergio Marchionne understands that the Sebring is not all that it should be. The mid-size sedan has left most critics cold (our own Marty Padgett gave it a 7), and it's been a model...Read More»

Lancia Delta
Rumor: Chrysler To Unveil Lancia-Derived Model At NAIAS

Chrysler is in a tough spot these days: not only is the company still recovering from bankruptcy and adjusting to the habits of its new lifepartner, Fiat, but Chrysler is also struggling to bring its product development arm up to speed after sitting idle for months. To keep consumers interested...Read More»

Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Marchionne Ready To Leave Chrysler, Next-Gen SL Spotted: Today’s Car News

Sergio Marchionne is currently the CEO of both Fiat and Chrysler but the role keeps him working close to seven days a week and jet-setting between Europe and North America. It doesn’t help that Marchionne also helps run a farm-equipment business. Nor surprisingly, the Italian executive is...Read More»

Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Marchionne Weighs The Future Of Chrysler, Lancia, Alfa Romeo

One month ago, a popular rumor suggested that Jeep would soon be the only Chrysler brand sold overseas. Now, a contradictory bit of gossip says that Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne may ditch the Lancia nameplate and sell those vehicles in Europe as Chryslers. There's also talk of potential...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
GM On The Fast Track: Saab Sold Or Shuttered By December 31

When the Saab sale to Koenigsegg fell through last week, a variety of sources lay the blame at GM's feet -- specifically, the way those feet were dragging. That same snail's pace approach to business may be partly responsible for Fritz Henderson's abrupt dismissal yesterday. But if a new statement...Read More»

Chrysler ENVI Vehicles
Chrysler Retools Its EV Program, Possibly For The Better

Last week, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled the company's five-year recovery plan. This week, we've received details about Chrysler's electric vehicle program, which has been given a fairly extreme makeover and a new direction. Most notably, Chrysler's EV development initiative -- known as...Read More»

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