If Chevy Can't Build A Good Malibu They're Doomed

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that’s actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn’t your time more important? » 3/27/15 9:30am Friday 9:30am

This Wagon Was The Worst Car My Family Ever Owned

Despite driving a Volvo sedan nowadays, my dad has always been a station wagon man. That makes perfect sense because he's a smart guy and wagons are the smartest choice one can make. The Fiat Tempra SW? Not so much. » 3/10/15 9:41am 3/10/15 9:41am

This Fiat City Car Was Weapons-Grade Bonkersonium

If you're going to make a really small city car, you've really got only two options to style it: unashamedly utilitarian or out-and-out clamshit crazy. It's pretty easy to see which way Fiat went with their 1972 X1/23 concept, and, personally, I think it works. » 3/06/15 9:00am 3/06/15 9:00am

[Update] The Aston Martin DB10 & Jaguar CX-75 Are The New Gladiators Of…

Just as it was once soldiers and lions in the Colosseum, it is now spies and Jaguars in the streets of Rome as Spectre, the 24th film in the James Bond franchise, shoots its ridiculous car chase featuring the bespoke Aston Martin DB10 against the be-nope Jaguar CX-75. » 2/25/15 9:15am 2/25/15 9:15am

You'll Pay More For A 2016 Fiat 500X Than A Jeep Renegade

Fiat Chrysler thinks the 2016 Fiat 500X can appeal to Americans in a way that the city-dwelling 500 and ungainly, not great 500L never could. It's a good design, and since it's based on the Jeep Renegade, it should be quite capable. Just expect to pay more for it than its Jeep sibling. » 2/02/15 9:43am 2/02/15 9:43am

So Audi And Fiat Are In This Big Fight Over The Names 'Q2' And 'Q4'

This is what happens when everyone switches to alphanumeric names for cars. After a while, you start running out of them. » 1/15/15 2:40pm 1/15/15 2:40pm

Could Fiat Build The Miata Coupe We've Always Wanted?

I'll warn you in advance that this post is fueled entirely by speculation, my own hopes and dreams, and possibly too much Jalopnik-brand Brefass Scotch-infused eggnog. But it's a follow-up to last week's news that Alfa Romeo is doing their own roadster while Fiat will do theirs with the 2016 Mazda Miata platform. » 12/23/14 8:00pm 12/23/14 8:00pm

Alfa Romeo Is Doing Its Own Roadster Without Mazda: Report

It's been a while since we've heard anything about Fiat Chrysler's joint venture with Mazda for a new roadster based on the 2016 Miata. Now we have some surprising news, straight from Alfa Romeo's European boss. Alfa's Miata roadster is definitely dead, that project lives on at Fiat, but Alfa is making their own new… » 12/19/14 9:15am 12/19/14 9:15am

'Fix It Again, Tony' Is Fiat's Greatest Ad So Far

Between Jennifer Lopez, memes, Godzilla, and murderous cartoon animals, Fiat's non-Abarth U.S. ad campaigns have generally been one miserable suckfest after another. But now they've done something that's actually good. An ad that's clever and funny — from Fiat! » 11/24/14 1:45pm 11/24/14 1:45pm

This Beautiful Block Of Wood Is Where The Fiat 500 Came From

Sometimes the coolest stuff you find at auto shows isn't the new cars, but the crazy stuff automakers bring along and display next to them. Case in point over at the Fiat booth at the LA Auto Show: they have a giant wood buck used to build the original Fiat 500. Neat! » 11/20/14 9:00pm 11/20/14 9:00pm

This Four-Door Fiat 600 Abarth Concept Is Something We Can Get Behind

The Fiat 500 has had something of a rough go in America. Sales of the baby 500 were sluggish out of the gate, and the larger, uglier 500L has had a dismal reception. Maybe the Fiat 500X crossover can do better, but I really like this concept: the Fiat 600. » 11/12/14 1:38pm 11/12/14 1:38pm

​The Fall of the House of Bertone

In August 1996, 82-year-old Nuccio Bertone came home from a holiday in the south of Italy feeling poorly. Six months later, on February 26, 1997, he was gone. The man who had transformed his father's unnotable coachbuilding shop into one of the world's most respected automotive design houses, with a factory in… » 10/31/14 1:23pm 10/31/14 1:23pm

Who Will Control Ferrari Now?

Early this morning, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles announced that it was spinning off Ferrari, bringing a formal end to a relationship that dates back to 1969, when Fiat first bought a 50% stake in Enzo's little company. But who will control it now? And what does it mean for the company? And the F1 team? Let's try to find… » 10/29/14 2:20pm 10/29/14 2:20pm

Fiat Chrysler To Spinoff Ferrari With Public Offering

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles announced this morning that it plans to spin off Ferrari in a public listing. The Italian manufacturing conglomerate has owned the smaller sports car company for 45 years, and now, they're parting ways. » 10/29/14 8:59am 10/29/14 8:59am

Fiat-Chrysler Brands Last In Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey

Consumer Reports is out with its annual Auto Reliability Survey, and Dodge, Ram, Jeep, and Fiat bring up the rear, with the 500L snagging the inglorious title of least reliable car among the 248 models CR included in the survey. Oh, and infotainment systems still suck. » 10/27/14 1:55pm 10/27/14 1:55pm

September Auto Sales Could Beat Already High Expectations

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 10/01/14 9:52am 10/01/14 9:52am

Ferrari Is Going To Build More Cars To Keep Rich People Happy

If you tell rich people that they can't have something, that just makes them want it more. They can't all have Ferraris, which is part of the allure. Incoming Ferrari chief Sergio Marchionne wants to increase production to ease the tension with potential buyers. Mistake or brilliant? » 9/11/14 10:13am 9/11/14 10:13am

Former Ferrari Head Stays Classy, Takes Subtle Dig On Way Out The Door

Luca di Montezemolo is out as the head of Ferrari, with Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne officially taking the reigns. And di Montezemolo opens his official statement with a subtle dig at the future of Ferrari. » 9/10/14 9:26am 9/10/14 9:26am