Fiat has played around the edges of the US market since its return four years ago, but it has more ambitious plans for the 2016 500X. With this curvy crossover, Fiat hopes to capture to mainstream customers and grow the brand in America.
Toledo, OH is doing all that it can to keep production of the Jeep Wrangler in its boundaries, but the biggest issue facing the plant may be insurmountable, no matter how desperately the city wants to keep the Wrangler local.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has nameed Ralph Gilles as head of design for the entire group and put him on its executive council, with former Fiat and Pininfarina design chief Lorenzo Ramaciotti set to retire.
Lord March takes a ride around Goodwood in the Beast of Turin, the 1911 Fiat S76 land-speed-record machine with a 28-liter four-cylinder engine that's set to be shown off at the Festival of Speed this summer.
A study of labor costs among foreign automakers in the US shows a ten-dollar gap between the per-hour rates of the domestics and the imports. The difference between the Detroit 3 and their import competition equates to $250 more in labor costs per car for the domestics.
The UAW is preparing its negotiation position with carmakers later this year. Its primary objective will be the elimination of the two-tier wage system created in 2007 to help the automakers through bankruptcy, but that position "is a non-starter" for the car companies.
Sergio Marchionne confirms that the 124 Spider is the name for Fiat's forthcoming roadster. The Italian sports car almost certainly shares a platform for the latest Mazda MX-5 Miata and reportedly debuts some time in 2016.