The car tariffs are starting to hit consumers, FCA’s new CEO has some very large shoes to fill and the trucking industry’s attempts at attracting new drivers await your rapt attention on The Morning Shift for Monday, July 30, 2018.
Who knew what and when about the health of Fiat Chrysler’s fallen former CEO, tariffs galore, Ford’s troubles and more await you on The Morning Shift for Friday, July 27, 2018.
In the years before I came to Jalopnik, I was a Jeep engineer, and when I arrived at Chrysler’s Technical Center in 2012, the company felt like it was firing on all cylinders. Employees were hard at work developing what would become the best cars in the company’s history. People were excited and optimistic for the…
Emissions rules to cover all 50 states, automaker profits getting hit by new steel and aluminum prices and Volvo’s having a rough time with investors. These stories and more on The Morning Shift for Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
Sergio Marchionne, the bombastic, sweater-wearing turnaround artist CEO credited with building the modern conglomerate that is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is reportedly exiting the company amid health issues, according to multiple news outlets. The FCA board of directors met Saturday to determine who would succeed him.
What a difference a week makes. Last Sunday I came to you with the glorious news that perhaps there was a chance of a new Dodge Viper. The Viper is all that is right with the American car industry as a whole, it’s aspirational but attainable, it’s fast, rowdy, and a little bit scary to drive. I was excited at the…
Ford announced last month that it’s phasing out small cars and now, probably not surprisingly it looks like Fiat Chrysler will take a similar path. Soon-to-retire CEO Sergio Marchionne apparently will cut down on the small cars and go in big on the large and luxurious ones. That means less Fiat and less Chrysler.
Back in September 2015, when Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal came to light and shocked the automotive world, Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne lambasted a company spokesperson for saying the company didn’t equip vehicles with illegal software to skirt emissions tests. In Marchionne’s words, he asked: “Are you out…
Execs from major automakers are spending their Friday morning with President Donald Trump, trying to do whatever they can to convince him not to roll back fuel economy standards as aggressively as he plans to. Before the meeting, the Detroit Free Press reports, Trump singled out one exec in particular: Fiat Chrysler’s…
Hybrid cars. They really are the way of the future, especially if you want to keep making massive amounts of horsepower and performance while also complying with emissions standards, something that a company like Ferrari is definitely interested in. And it seems like a Ferrari hybrid V8 is just around the corner.
When looking at the qualities of a major company’s CEO, having consistent and confident ideas about the future is a good start. Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne doesn’t have that. He’s more like a Magic 8-Ball that gives a different answer about his company’s direction every time someone asks.
In the most doubt-inducing way possible, Ferrari wants everyone to know that it is really, really serious about its threat to quit Formula One. Ferrari doesn’t like what F1’s new owners are doing, and now the company’s temper tantrum is getting so big that it tossed up the idea of creating its own rival racing series.
After threatening to quit Formula One, Ferrari brought Alfa Romeo back to sport for the first time in 30 years on its Sauber team. That’s like adopting a puppy together after threatening to end things with a significant other, but Ferrari wants everyone to know that it is still really, very serious about what it said.
Formula One’s new American owners Liberty Media have big plans for broadening the sport’s appeal, but Ferrari isn’t quite sure about where this is going, reports ESPN. Now Ferrari chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne is threatening to quit if they change things too much and Ferrari doesn’t like it.
Ferrari is apparently still arguing with itself over bringing back the Dino as a new entry level sports car, but there’s hesitation over brand image. They don’t want to start to look cheap, you know, like Porsche.