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Weekly Recap For 10.9.15

FCA avoids a worker strike, a former Top Gear host teases us with a picture from Amazon's new car show, and Toyota predicts autonomous cars by 2020. Autoblog senior editor Greg Migliore reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute Weekly Recap.


A union strike is avoided as the United Auto Workers reached a tentative agreement with FCA. Autoblog's Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.


Jessi and Patrick Take on The Chaos of The Eternal City In a Fiat 500 Abarth

As the saying goes, all roads lead to Rome, so it's no wonder the Eternal City is notorious for its traffic. Watch our hosts navigate the bustling streets of Rome in a Fiat 500 Abarth, all while taking in the sites.


A proposed contract averts a strike between FCA US and the UAW at least temporarily. The details are not published yet, and workers still must vote on the offer.


Some UAW members at FCA US could go on strike as soon as Wednesday night if a deal or contract extension isn't in place to avert it. Both sides are still negotiating, though.


Fiat has recorded its first IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award with the new 500X crossover. The diminutive high-rider scored "Good" on all crash tests.


In the latest round of executive appointments, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has named Jeep chief Mike Manley head of the Ram brand as well.


In Italy, FCA and Ford are giving cash to VW owners looking to trade their cars in the wake of the diesel emissions fiasco.


Fiat confirms the imminent arrival of the new Toro, a sport-utility pickup destined for the Latin American market - but likely never to venture this far north to Ram dealers.


Things are not looking good for the UAW's preliminary contract with Fiat Chrysler, as workers are projected to overwhelmingly reject the a deal.


NHTSA says that flaws in the FCA US Early Warning Report data resulted in under-reported death and injury claims. The automaker says that it told the regulator as soon as the problem came to light.


Check out the first undisguised pics of the all-new, MX-5 Miata-based Fiat 124 as it takes part in a photo shoot on the California coast.


The upcoming Fiat 124 Spider has been spied soaking up the sun while testing with its top down.


The UAW's pending deal with FCA US retains the two-tier worker system but gives raises to them both. The agreement also creates a healthcare co-op to fight rising costs.


The production homes of the Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, and Jeep Cherokee could be moving as part of the new labor contract between FCA and the UAW.


The United Auto Workers has chosen Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as its lead bargaining company as it seeks to finalize new contracts with the 140,000 or so workers represented by the union.


American Customer Satisfaction Index Reports New Car Buyer Satisfaction Down

Customers have spoken and automobile satisfaction is down in 2015. Autoblog's Chris McGraw reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.


Sergio Marchionne is very publicly seeking a merger between FCA and GM. It may work out well for him, but is it the right choice for the long haul?


An Automotive News article lays out reasons why a leaner, more focused, more disciplined General Motors has no desire to merge with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.


Any real work on FCA's attempted merger with GM is likely to come after the Ferrari spinoff early next year.


It's no secret that FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne wants industry consolidation but without any deal takers it seems as though he's ready to consider a hostile takeover. Autoblog's Chris McGraw reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute.

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