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Supermodel Elle McPherson Loves Her...Chrysler ?!?!?
Supermodel Elle McPherson Loves Her...Chrysler ?!?!?

A beautiful woman and a beautiful Italian car: What's not to like? Maybe it's a little suspect if the photo in question comes courtesy of a press release from the carmaker. But, hey, we're willing to overlook that. Renowned model Elle McPherson, who lives in London, has driven a new Fiat 500...Read More»

Alfa Romeo 166
Get Ready for Alfa, Again: 2012 Alfa Romeo 300C!

A new, big, rear-drive Alfa Romeo sedan is set to spearhead a U.S. comeback for the Italian brand--and it'll do it on the coattails of the 2011 Chrysler 300. Motor Authority reports that the plans for Chrysler and Fiat's new attack on the U.S. market will be topped by a new rear-drive sedan for...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
Marchionne Considers Cutting Underperforming Chrysler Models

Sergio Marchionne took the reigns of Chrysler less than a month ago, and already he's showing that life at the new Chrysler/Fiat isn't going to be la dolce vita. Taking advantage of the capital and credibility that come at the start of many corporate tenures, the CEO is making some very bold...Read More»

2008 Fiat 500
Coming To America: Four Versions Of The Fiat 500

It's official: the Fiat 500--Europe's Car of the Year for 2008--is heading to the U.S., and it's bringing three of its cousins along for the ride. At the launch of the Fiat 500C last week, designer Roberto Giolito confirmed that Italy's de facto national automobile will make its American debut in...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 Cabrio
Video: Fiat 500C Drops Its Top

Everyone's been talking about Fiat lately, thanks to the company's recent marriage with Chrysler. But we haven't mentioned the new Fiat 500C in ages. (Well, except for that weird-ass stunt at the Frankfurt airport. Yeesh.) But now everything's better and not weird-ass at all, because we have video...Read More»

2010 Alfa Romeo Milano spy shot (cropped)
Spy Shots: 2010 Alfa Romeo Milano

With Fiat now allied with Chrysler, fans of affordable Italian sheetmetal are pining for the first examples to be offered on American soil in over a decade. One of the first of the cars to make the Fiat-Chrysler transition will be the 2010 Alfa Romeo Milano, which could be re-made into a Chrysler...Read More»

Fiat 500 Convertible hung in the Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport
Fiat Left Dangling In Frankfurt

To mark the launch of its 500 Convertible, Fiat has suspended one of the vehicles from the ceiling of the Rhein-Main Airport in Frankfurt. Maybe something got lost in the translation, but we tend to thing of upside-down cars -- especially convertibles -- as a bad thing. And really: just one? Heck...Read More»

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Fiat Swoops In As Chrysler Clears Bankruptcy, 'New Chrysler' Already Operating

Fiat is back in the U.S.A. now that it has completed its strategic alliance with Chrysler. The deal went forward almost immediately upon the Supreme Court's release of Chrysler from bankruptcy proceedings yesterday. The 'new' Chrysler says it is positioned to take on the market, focusing on the...Read More»

2008 Fiat 500
2011 Fiat 500 Headed to Chrysler Showrooms

The likes of the Dodge Ram pickup and Jeep Grand Cherokee will be getting a new subcompact companion on showrooms floors. Fiat, the new guiding force at Chrysler, says it will start selling its 500 hatchback in Chrysler showrooms in about 18 months. Automotive News reports that the 500 will be the...Read More»

2009 Fiat 500
Strange Bedfellows, Part Deux: Will Fiat Turn to Peugeot Instead of Opel?

On a day when General Motors filed bankruptcy and Chrysler found its way almost entirely out of a quick Chapter 11 filing, news of yet another possible automaker tie-up began to float. This time, Fiat's turned its attention--possibly, according to Britain's Autocar--to PSA Peugeot Citroen, as it...Read More»

Opel Ampera
Magna and Opel Ready to Deal?

The purchase of Opel reads like a daytime soap opera romance - too many suitors, lots of drama, and a fair amount of threats and protests. But in the end, it looks like Magna will come away with the girl, with a tentative agreement worth $2.1 billion reached today. The deal will provide emergency...Read More»

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Chrysler's Outpatient Bankruptcy Likely To End On Schedule This Week

Hold on to your hats, folks: it looks like the federal government's one-two punch of bailout and bankruptcy may be working. At least in Chrysler's case. When the company was shunted into court almost a month ago, the feds set a fairly ambitious turnaround schedule: they wanted to see Chrysler...Read More»

2010 Opel Ampera
And Then There Were Three: GM's Opel Gets Bidders

General Motors has three bidders interested in its European businesses Opel and Vauxhall. Among the bidders? Fiat Group, which is busy recrafting itself from also-ran in the European car sweepstakes to a global player that's starting to look a lot like the old General Motors. For its part, GM is...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler-Fiat: We Predict The 2012 Lineup

It's official--Chrysler has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now the long task of sorting out the good from the bad at the storied automaker, with the added task of joining hand in hand with Italy's Fiat Group to build a new Chrysler with a new range of small cars. You might have...Read More»

The talented cast of Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice
Bob & Sergio & Rick & Ron: Mind-Blowing Mergings

It's Friday, and we hope you're already drinking, because this will make more sense if you're hammered. Okay, you already know about the Fiat/Chrysler partnership. And hopefully you recall our piece from earlier this week in which Fiat's Sergio Marchionne said he'd just loooove to acquire GM...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Porsche, VW To Merge and Become The New GM (And Don't Forget Fiat!)

It's enough to make a historian weep. While General Motors chainsaws brands off its core like old-growth redwood, Europe's automakers think they have a better idea: turn themselves into carbon copies of GM. The latest: Porsche and VW. Instead of pursuing a shareholder takeover of Volkswagen, as...Read More»

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Link Love From The Car Connection: Fiat's American Lineup, X-Prize Autos, And Cash-For-Clunkers Rocks (In Germany)

Way outside the box -- We've all heard of the Progressive Automotive X Prize competition, which is giving $10 million to the first team to build a vehicle that can (a) get 100mpg in real-world conditions, (b) meet federal safety requirements, and (c) be mass produced. We're not sure that all of the...Read More»

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Your Daily Chrysler Fix: Just The High Points

There are so many stories about Chrysler buzzing across the interwebz that we could never cover them all in depth. Instead, we're going to bring you up to speed with tasty, soundbite-sized recaps of the bigger pentastar items. Read on, well-informed citizen: Bizarroworld Economics -- You know...Read More»

Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Fiat: The New Overlord

The rest of the auto industry may be flatlining, but Fiat is going horizontal in a very different way: horizontal integration. Yesterday the Italian automaker confirmed that in addition to the merger it's arranging with Chrysler, Fiat is also hoping to acquire GM Europe, including the Saab and Opel...Read More»

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