Fiat http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25229/all en From Italy with luxe: Maserati tempts US drivers with new sedan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/italy-luxe-maserati-tempts-us-drivers-new-sedan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jennifer Clark</p> <p>MILAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) - When rap legend Eminem took a Chrysler sedan for a crawl through dark Detroit streets in a landmark 2011 TV commercial, the car he drove was defiantly "Imported from Detroit."</p> <p>In 2013, with Chrysler back in the black, its Italian parent, Fiat SpA, is trumpeting another new car - one that rockets from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 5 seconds and is decidedly "Imported from Italy."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/italy-luxe-maserati-tempts-us-drivers-new-sedan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Fiat Labor Law Private transport Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:45:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732901 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Chrysler to build Jeeps in China http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-chrysler-build-jeeps-china <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jennifer Clark</p> <p>DETROIT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Chrysler Group LLC said on Tuesday it has agreed to make Jeeps in China with partner Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd , a key step toward its goal of building Jeep into a global brand.</p> <p>Chrysler, majority-owned by Fiat SpA, has not built Jeeps in China since before the Italian automaker took control in 2009. It currently builds all Jeep SUV models in the United States, although one Jeep is scheduled to be produced in Italy in 2014.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-chrysler-build-jeeps-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chrysler Fiat Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:15:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734969 at http://www.globalpost.com US carmakers extend gains in January http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-carmakers-extend-gains-january <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US carmakers extended their lengthy streak of gains in January, with General Motors, Ford and Chrysler all posting double digit sales growth Friday.</p> <p>Ford led the pack with a 22 percent gain to 166,501 vehicles, its best January since 2006.</p> <p>"Ford is off to a strong start this year, with Fusion and Escape delivering January sales records and F-Series seeing a particularly strong reception this early in the year," sales chief Ken Czubay said. </p> <p>"Our investment in fuel-efficient new vehicles -- including EcoBoost engines and hybrid technology -- continues to pay off."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/us-carmakers-extend-gains-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auburn Hills, Michigan Fiat Transport AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:15:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743199 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥ Fiat boss says Chrysler merger will take place in 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/urgent-fiat-boss-says-chrysler-merger-will-take-place-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne said Sunday that the full merger of the Italian car giant and its US partner Chrysler will take place in 2014.</p> <p>"We will succeed in doing it," he said in an interview with the editor of the Repubblica newspaper. "We and VEBA (the United Auto Workers pension fund -- a Chrysler shareholder) have different opinions on the value of Chrysler but we will resolve the problem in 2014."</p> <p>fka/txw/vjf</p> Business Chrysler Chrysler Fiat Transport AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:15:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744379 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203-5 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fiat boss announces full Chrysler merger will take place in 2014</p> <p>fka/txw/mfp</p> Fiat Transport AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:31:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744446 at http://www.globalpost.com Fiat boss eyes Chrysler merger in 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/fiat-boss-eyes-chrysler-merger-2014 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne said Sunday that he expected the merger of the Italian car giant and its US partner Chrysler will take place in 2014.</p> <p>"We will succeed in doing it," he said in an interview with the editor of the Repubblica newspaper. "We and VEBA (the United Auto Workers pension fund -- a Chrysler shareholder) have different opinions on the value of Chrysler but we will resolve the problem in 2014."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/fiat-boss-eyes-chrysler-merger-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chrysler Chrysler Fiat Transport AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:48:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744512 at http://www.globalpost.com Fiat boss eyes Chrysler merger in 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/fiat-boss-eyes-chrysler-merger-2014-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne said Sunday that he expected the merger of the Italian car giant and its US partner Chrysler will take place in 2014.</p> <p>"We will succeed in doing it," he said in an interview with the editor of the Repubblica newspaper. "We and VEBA (the United Auto Workers pension fund -- a Chrysler shareholder) have different opinions on the value of Chrysler but we will resolve the problem in 2014."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/fiat-boss-eyes-chrysler-merger-2014-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of Italy Fiat Labor Sergio Marchionne Transport AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 15:30:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744520 at http://www.globalpost.com Hackers target Jeep's Twitter account http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/hackers-target-jeeps-twitter-account <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Hackers referencing hip-hop acts took over US automaker Jeep's Twitter account Tuesday in an attack not unlike one the day before that targeted fast food chain Burger King.</p> <p>"The official Twitter handle for the Jeep® -- Just Empty Every Pocket," read the revised profile at @Jeep that claimed the Chrysler division had been sold to General Motors' luxury brand Cadillac.</p> <p>Bogus tweets name-checked New York-born hip hop legend 50 Cent as well as Chicago rapper Chief Keef, 17, who is currently serving a 60-day sentence in juvenile detention on a gun charge.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/hackers-target-jeeps-twitter-account" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chrysler Fiat Religion Transport AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 20:00:55 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5760390 at http://www.globalpost.com Chrysler posts best February U.S. sales in five years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/chrysler-posts-best-february-us-sales-five-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DETROIT, March 1 (Reuters) - Chrysler Group LLC said Friday its U.S. sales of 139,015 in February rose 4 percent from 133,521 a year before and were its best February sales in five years.</p> <p>The sales tally barely missed the consensus estimate of 140,159 from analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.</p> <p>The automaker, majority owned by Fiat SpA, said sales of the Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat brands posted year-to-year increases, while the Chrysler and Jeep brands saw declines from a year before.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/chrysler-posts-best-february-us-sales-five-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chrysler Chrysler Group LLC Fiat Transport Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:30:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770871 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 4-Carmakers fear European recovery could take years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/wrapup-3-carmakers-fear-european-recovery-could-take-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Weak market could relax government opposition to cuts-PSA</p> <p>* Morgan Stanley analysts cut 2013 EU car demand forecast</p> <p>* Carmakers pin hopes on higher-margin sports cars, SUVs</p> <p>By Laurence Frost</p> <p>GENEVA, March 5 (Reuters) - Europe's ailing car market has weakened further in recent months; and with no signs of recovery, some industry leaders hope governments will relax their opposition to plant closures and job cuts needed to restore profits.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/wrapup-3-carmakers-fear-european-recovery-could-take-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Car classifications Edwardian era Entertainment Fiat Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 15:45:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5773961 at http://www.globalpost.com Chrysler invites IPO pitches, leaves door open to Fiat buyout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/chrysler-invites-ipo-pitches-leaves-door-open-fiat-buyout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Soyoung Kim and Arno Schuetze and Philipp Halstrick</p> <p>NEW YORK/LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - U.S. carmaker Chrysler has asked banks to pitch next month for a mandate to run a potential public listing of its shares, four sources said, as parent Fiat wrangles with minority shareholder VEBA over a possible buyout.</p> <p>Chrysler will interview investment banks in April for a underwriting role in a proposed initial public offering (IPO), sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/chrysler-invites-ipo-pitches-leaves-door-open-fiat-buyout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chrysler Chrysler Group Fiat Health Labor Social Issues Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:00:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776089 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-UPDATE 1-Chrysler invites IPO pitches, leaves door open to Fiat buyout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/update-1-chrysler-invites-ipo-pitches-leaves-door-open-fiat-buy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Soyoung Kim and Arno Schuetze and Philipp Halstrick</p> <p>NEW YORK/LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - U.S. carmaker Chrysler has asked banks to pitch next month for a mandate to run a potential public listing of its shares, four people familiar with the matter said, as parent Fiat wrangles with minority shareholder VEBA over a possible buyout.</p> <p>Chrysler will interview investment banks in April for a underwriting role in a proposed initial public offering (IPO), the people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/update-1-chrysler-invites-ipo-pitches-leaves-door-open-fiat-buy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Chrysler Group Fiat Fiat Fiat Auto Health Labor Late-2000s financial crisis Social Issues Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:45:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776439 at http://www.globalpost.com European car sales fall 10.2 percent in February http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/european-car-sales-fall-102-percent-february-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILAN (Reuters) - Europe's car market shrank a further 10.2 percent in February, with sales of new vehicles falling to 829,359, according to figures from the Association of European Car Manufacturers (ACEA).</p> <p>Sales hit a 17-year low in 2012 and this year is shaping up to be another tough slog for mass-market carmakers as consumers in recession-hit European economies continue to postpone purchases.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/european-car-sales-fall-102-percent-february-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Edwardian era Fiat Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:00:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5787486 at http://www.globalpost.com Fiat bets on SUVs and sporty cars in India reboot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/fiat-bets-suvs-and-sporty-cars-india-reboot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Henry Foy and Jennifer Clark</p> <p>MUMBAI/MILAN (Reuters) - Go specialist and go alone. That's Fiat SpA's &lt;FIA.MI&gt; new mantra for India as the Italian carmaker tries, once again, to crack the world's seventh-largest car market.</p> <p>Fiat, one of the first Western carmakers to enter India but now the worst performing, opens a new, fully-owned 57-dealer network on April 1, hoping to attract more of the 1.2 billion people in the world's second most populous country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130327/fiat-bets-suvs-and-sporty-cars-india-reboot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fiat Fiat India Fiat SpA Private transport Social Issues Technology Transport Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Mar 2013 05:45:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5794981 at http://www.globalpost.com Fiat 500 sales to hit 100,000 in North America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/fiat-500-sales-hit-100000-north-america <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fiat is on track to reach 100,000 sales of the Fiat 500 in North America within months, two years after the small car's launch, the company's North America division head said Wednesday.</p> <p>"The rate of growth is pretty substantial, even though it's not a massive million-unit number," Tim Kuniskis told AFP.</p> <p>Kuniskis' comments came as the Italian auto giant, which now controls number three US maker Chrysler, plans launches in April of a 500-series electric car and in June of the 500L, a five-door "family"-sized version.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/fiat-500-sales-hit-100000-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fiat Private transport Transport AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:00:51 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5795655 at http://www.globalpost.com