Tag: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

2020 Fiat 124 Abarth Adds ‘Scorpion Sting’ Graphics Package; Any Takers?

Fiat has introduced a new graphics package for the 124 Spider, yet it’s difficult to envision who this option is for. That’s especially true considering the package, intended to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Abarth and the 120th anniversary of Fiat, is exclusive to top-trimmed models. We’re not even sure how much time FCA’s Miata-based roadster […]

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With IIHS Award, Ram Scores a Marketing Coup Over Ford

While Ram’s holdover 1500 Classic isn’t about to earn any top safety awards, its current-generation successor just did. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety bestowed a coveted Top Safety Pick + label upon Ram’s strong-selling full-size pickup, making it the first vehicle in its class to ever earn the accolade. Lots of pickups are plenty […]

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August Brings Elevated Incentives, Higher Transaction Prices – But Not for Everyone

A flurry of new model additions benefitted many automakers with additional sales and greater revenue last month, and none more so than Fiat Chrysler, which saw its average U.S. transaction price rise 6.2 percent, year over year. Can you guess which segments pulled in the most extra money per vehicle? Bet you can. At the […]

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FCA Earmarks $1.1 Billion for Alfa Crossover, Hybrid Panda

<img data-attachment-id="1666536" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-e1562855533509.jpg" data-orig-size="1948,1298" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"LAPRESSE","camera":"","caption":"Foto LaPresse\/Marco Alpozzi \r05\/03\/2019 Ginevra (Svizzera)\rEconomia \rSalone dell'automobile di Ginevra 2019 – stand FIAT\rNella foto: \r\r\rPhoto LaPresse\/Marco Alpozzi \rMarch 05 2019 Geneve (Swiss)\rEconomy \rGenevra International Motor Show – stand FIAT\rIn the pic:","created_timestamp":"1551784352","copyright":"LaPresse","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Salone dell'automobile di Ginevra 2019- Stand FIAT","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Motor Show 2019 fiat centoventi" data-image-description=" FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter […]

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UAW Bargaining to Start With GM; Members Authorize Strike

<img data-attachment-id="1678044" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="GM Flint Investment silverado flilnt assembly" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1678044 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/GMFlintInvestment01-061219.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With less than two weeks left before contracts with Detroit Three autoworkers expire, the […]

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Incredibly Shrinking Fiat 500 Finally Dropped in North America

<img data-attachment-id="1456698" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500.png" data-orig-size="807,437" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="fiat cabrio abarth 500" data-image-description=" image: FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-450×244.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-610×330.png” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1456698 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-610×330.png” alt=”fiat cabrio abarth 500″ width=”610″ height=”330″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-610×330.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-75×41.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-450×244.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-768×416.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-120×65.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500.png 807w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The model that helped relaunch a long-departed brand — a brand which […]

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As It Plots a Modest Path Forward, Fiat Thinks Small

<img data-attachment-id="1653292" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-Fiat-500-Abarth-cover.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4.5","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1541250097","copyright":"","focal_length":"35","iso":"160","shutter_speed":"0.0005","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 Fiat 500 Abarth cover" data-image-description=" Image: © 2018 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-Fiat-500-Abarth-cover-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-Fiat-500-Abarth-cover-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1653292 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-Fiat-500-Abarth-cover-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Fiat 500 Abarth cover” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-Fiat-500-Abarth-cover-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-Fiat-500-Abarth-cover-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-Fiat-500-Abarth-cover-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-Fiat-500-Abarth-cover-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-Fiat-500-Abarth-cover-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-Fiat-500-Abarth-cover.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Fiat, the ancient automotive brand […]

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Beleaguered Minivan Plant Granted a Reprieve

<img data-attachment-id="1660306" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/dodge-grand-caravan-35th-anneversary-.jpg" data-orig-size="840,560" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="dodge grand caravan 35th anneversary" data-image-description=" FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/dodge-grand-caravan-35th-anneversary–450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/dodge-grand-caravan-35th-anneversary–610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1660306 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/dodge-grand-caravan-35th-anneversary–610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/dodge-grand-caravan-35th-anneversary–610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/dodge-grand-caravan-35th-anneversary–75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/dodge-grand-caravan-35th-anneversary–450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/dodge-grand-caravan-35th-anneversary–768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/dodge-grand-caravan-35th-anneversary–120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/dodge-grand-caravan-35th-anneversary-.jpg 840w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Home to the Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Pacifica, and now the lower-tier Chrysler Voyager, Fiat […]

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Denied a Horsepower Hike for 2019, Dodge Grants the Charger a 2020 Bump

Dodge’s Charger and Challenger are rolling anachronisms we’ll miss after they’re gone. For now, the two full-size rear-drivers soldier on into the future atop their ancient underpinnings, with Fiat Chrysler bestowing an ever-growing list of variants upon still-interested buyers. The latest corrects what some Mopar fans may have viewed as an oversight. Last year, following […]

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Fiat Chrysler Unveils ‘Death Wobble’ Fix, Lawsuit Plaintiffs Likely Not Satisfied

Reports of alarming oscillations transmitted through the steering wheels of various Jeep Wranglers started landing on the NHTSA’s lap last year, years after off-road enthusiasts began complaining of the same issue. A product of a solid front axle, higher speeds, and an unexpected jolt ⁠— like hitting a bump in the road ⁠— the so-called “death wobble” […]

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Buying Credit: FCA Says It Won’t Need to Pay EU’s CO2 Fines

<img data-attachment-id="1684356" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_512228827.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="FCA signage" data-image-description=" Jonathan Weiss/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_512228827-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_512228827-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1684356″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_512228827-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_512228827-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_512228827-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_512228827-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_512228827-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_512228827-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/shutterstock_512228827.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley said the automaker will not have to pay fines for failing […]

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2020 Chrysler Voyager’s Price Undercuts Today’s Pacifica, but Only Just

It’ll be a different story when the 2020 model year arrives at Chrysler, at which point a large pricing gap will open up between the brand’s Pacifica minivan and the newly-arrived Voyager. The Voyager name, as you may recall, has been dusted off in order to serve as a stepping stone to the Pacifica. It’s […]

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There’s More Than One Name in This Little Black Book, Manley Tells Renault

Maybe that’s a dated reference in this age of smartphones and hookup romance apps. Regardless, the list of potential partners for a prowling Fiat Chrysler doesn’t begin and end with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. Oh sure, it wouldn’t mind getting down to business with the French-Japanese auto giant, but there’s plenty of fish in the sea. FCA knows […]

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Classic-er: With No Midsize in Sight, Ram’s 1500 Holdover Stands to Live On

For those of you who value, um, value in your pickup purchase, there’s good news. Ram’s 1500 Classic, the name given to the previous-generation half-ton that soldiers on alongside the new-for-2019 1500, shows no signs of impending death. Fiat Chrysler CEO Mike Manley made that point abundantly clear during an earnings call last week. Debuting for […]

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Crawling Back? Renault Still Eager to Merge With Fiat Chrysler, Report Claims

The proposed merger between two auto giants — Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles — went nowhere earlier this year, but the door to the deal never swung fully shut. That’s according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, in which sources claim talks are ongoing to rekindle the romance. FCA snatched away its offer […]

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Opulence and Automakers: With Sentencing Looming, Former UAW Veep’s Lawyer Tries the Titanic Defense

<img data-attachment-id="1585718" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Norwood_FCA_Kickoff.jpg" data-orig-size="2400,1577" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"3.2","credit":"Rena Laverty","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark III","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1436854194","copyright":"","focal_length":"70","iso":"2500","shutter_speed":"0.004","title":"UAW-FCA Opening Ceremony Proposal\rJuly 14,2015","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="UAW-Chrysler National Training Centre (Norwood Jewell on left)" data-image-description=" UAW-Chrysler National Training Centre (Norwood Jewell on left) ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Norwood_FCA_Kickoff-450×296.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Norwood_FCA_Kickoff-610×401.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1585718 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Norwood_FCA_Kickoff-610×401.jpg” alt=”UAW-Chrysler National Training Centre (Norwood Jewell on left), Image: UAW-Chrysler National Training Center” width=”610″ height=”401″ […]

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FCA Putting $788 Million Behind New 500 EV, Small Battery Platform

<img data-attachment-id="1666536" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-e1562855533509.jpg" data-orig-size="1948,1298" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"LAPRESSE","camera":"","caption":"Foto LaPresse\/Marco Alpozzi \r05\/03\/2019 Ginevra (Svizzera)\rEconomia \rSalone dell'automobile di Ginevra 2019 – stand FIAT\rNella foto: \r\r\rPhoto LaPresse\/Marco Alpozzi \rMarch 05 2019 Geneve (Swiss)\rEconomy \rGenevra International Motor Show – stand FIAT\rIn the pic:","created_timestamp":"1551784352","copyright":"LaPresse","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Salone dell'automobile di Ginevra 2019- Stand FIAT","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Motor Show 2019 fiat centoventi" data-image-description=" FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter […]

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If You Can Find a Better CEO: Industry Icon, Chrysler Savior Lee Iacocca Dead at 94

It’s seldom spoken of publicly, but every writer keeps in the back of his or her mind an obituary they hope to never pen. In this keyboard jokey’s case, that obit would be the one you’re reading now. Tuesday night brought word that Lee Iacocca — era-defining auto executive, marketer extraordinaire, outspoken patriot and critic […]

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Now, Voyager: Fiat Chrysler Blows the Cobwebs Off an Old Minivan Nameplate

The Dodge Grand Caravan isn’t dead yet, but minivan buyers in the market for a low-end people mover will have a new option come 2020. Earlier this week, FCA announced the reintroduction of the Voyager — a nameplate that began life as a full-size Plymouth van in the 1970s before morphing into a front-drive minivan for […]

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EU Emission Fines Could Spell Trouble for Automakers in 2021, Especially VW and FCA

<img data-attachment-id="1679690" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,665" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="emissions car exhaust tail pipe" data-image-description=" Rasulov/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679690″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-768×511.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_272668181.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> A recent study from consulting firm AlixPartners has suggested that automakers could be in for […]

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