Nissan partner Renault reportedly wants to merge with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

28 Mar
Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance logoRenault and Nissan are keen to sort out any rough patches left in the two automaker's current alliance and will reportedly restart talks about merging entirely in the next year. The two companies also reportedly have another automaker eyed to create a larger automotive powerhouse: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The report comes from The Financial...

Jeep kicks the tires on car-sharing and subscription services

22 Jan
2020 Jeep GladiatorJeep will play host to a three-month pilot for car sharing and a subscription service. The brand's North American-market head, Tim Kuniskis, told the Detroit News in a report last week that both pilots kick off by the end of January on a trial basis in Boston. Turo will power the car-sharing model and Jeep has actively searched to recruit owners...

Fiat Chrysler pumps $30M into self-driving car test facility

6 Sep
Waymo self-driving prototypeFiat Chrysler Automobiles said Wednesday that it spent $30 million to build a new facility in its Chelsea, Michigan, proving grounds facility to help it develop self-driving cars. The self-driving car facility comprises about 35 acres on the sprawling 4,000-acre complex about 70 miles west of Detroit. The facility includes a dedicated high-speed...

Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen may partner after all–on an SUV

28 Aug
2018 Volkswagen AtlasEveryone knows that Fiat Chrysler's CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has the urge to merge--or maybe even sell off one of FCA's best-performing brands. Everyone also knows that Volkswagen's mass-market VW brand is struggling in the U.S.--not just because of Dieselgate, but also because the company offers very few SUVs for utility-hungry Americans to buy...

Would the U.S. really let Fiat Chrysler sell Jeep to Great Wall?

28 Aug
Jeep Yuntu concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show    [photo: Ronan Glon]A week ago, we learned that Chinese automaker Great Wall is very, very interested in purchasing Jeep from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. If Great Wall were to make a formal offer, there are perfectly good reasons that FCA might accept it (e.g. moolah) or reject it (e.g. more moolah from another company, image problems). But there's another issue to...

China’s Great Wall is ready to purchase Jeep from Fiat Chrysler

21 Aug
Great Wall of China (via Wikimedia)Last week, we learned that after a series of awkward courtships, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles might've finally found a partner. Now, we know who that partner is: China's Great Wall. However, there are a couple of noteworthy caveats. First, for reasons that we discussed a week ago, Great Wall isn't interested in partnering so much as buying...

Fiat Chrysler may have found a buyer in China, but who?

14 Aug
The Great Wall of ChinaFor nearly three years (and maybe longer), Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has been looking for a pal, a partner to help him improve the FCA lineup and lay a strong foundation for the company's future. After being rebuffed and left-swiped by a handful of potential soulmates, he may have finally found a match--in China. As you might recall...