Marchionne is especially interested in "the development of transmissions and hydrogen."
Ram and Alfa were bright spots.
He praises Elon Musk's marketing skills, doubts his ability to make money.
Plus, Alfa Romeo and Maserati won't be spun off under Marchionne's watch.
"Our customers have lost a lot of vehicles": Big chains moved their inventory to higher ground.
DETROIT — Tropical Storm Harvey is likely to briefly depress already-slowing U.S. auto sales, but will eventually boost demand as damaged cars are replaced, analysts said on Tuesday. The catastrophic flooding in Houston, the fourth-largest U.S. city, could mean 2 percent fewer vehicles will be sold in August than previously expected, according to Edmunds.com. "In subsequent months we'll likely see a slight localized bump in sales as the recovery takes hold and people are able to buy repl
If FCA were willing to sell Jeep as a standalone brand, a lot more suitors would appear, including GM and Ford.
But Geely says it could be a good move for other brands.
Look for a finished product on the road by 2021.
A sale to China might be in FCA's best interest, but it might not be in the United States' best interest.
A Sino-U.S.-European merger would create the first truly global auto group.
FCA is holding out for more money.
It's a mind-blowing reminder of just how small Fiats used to be, and just how massive American wagons once were.
It's a significant change for Maserati, and for FCA as a whole.
It's loud and offbeat, and more importantly, it's still a ton of fun.