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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne wanted a deal with GM, and they weren’t interested. Then he mentioned merging with Volkswagen, they didn’t necessarily say no, and that is when shit went and got too real for him.
Citing sources who requested not to be identified, Bloomberg reports that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will bring a fully electric car to the Consumer Electronics Show in January. The move is odd, considering FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has been adamant in saying he doesn’t believe electric cars are the future.
Ferrari, if you didn’t know, is a special little car company that’s been around since 1947—meaning it turns 70 next year. To celebrate, the special little car company is working on 350 unique special editions for its special customers.
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chyrsler, recently sat down with CAR Magazine to talk about the automotive industry over some lunch. A snippet of the chat revealed that, despite Tesla’s recent success with the Model 3 reveal, he doesn’t think electric cars will pan out in the future.
Do you want a powerful Rosso Corsa electric Ferrari driving you to your job on Wall Street while you read a book, listen to Chopin and laugh at middle-class peasants out your window? Too bad, because Motor Authority spoke with Ferrari boss Sergio Marchionne about autonomous Ferraris, and he told inevitability to take…
Ferrari chairman and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne thinks a standalone Formula One team would be the best way to boost Alfa Romeo’s image, per Motorsport.com. Not a mere decal on the Ferrari car as they have now, but an entire Alfa team, likely powered by Ferrari power units.
The Chrysler 200's back seat isn’t exactly easy to get in and out of. Part of that is because it was made by Chrysler, which has a track record of questionable decisions. But the real reason is because the entry point was copied by “dummies” from the Hyundai Sonata (???), according to Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio…
What a year it has been for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne, the thirstiest man in the business. He’s seen Ferrari get spun off, record high sales figures, record high recall costs, and even a new contract with the United Auto Workers. But one thing has eluded him: his desired merger with General Motors
A study of over four million instagram posts over a span of four years has concluded that BMW is the most popular automotive brand photographed on the social imaging app Instagram - an app mostly used by Vine users and celebrity public relations managers.
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne doesn’t have a reputation for being a creep. He does have a reputation as a shrewd negotiator, and a man so obsessed with ruthless efficiency he buys sweaters in bulk. So what was dribbling out of his mouth about “hugs” and “forcing a partner,” namely General Motors? Probably more…
Hot on the heels of promising Alfa Romeo will get a new sports car, a new pony, a new anything please god help this struggling lineup of dull cars, Fiat Chrysler states that Alfa Romeo will get an SUV in 2016.
The feds have been publicly flogging Fiat Chrysler over the botched handling of some 11 million recalled vehicles. NHTSA could impose fines up to $700 million on the automaker, so it’s no surprise that Fiat Chrysler and its CEO are starting to play nice with the government agency.
And it’s getting kind of weird. He’s been wanting to merge Fiat-Chrysler with someone, anyone, for a while now, and now people are just straight-up saying “NO” before he even formally asks. Damn, Sergio.