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PSA, Fiat Chrysler unveil merger of equals

Oct 31, 2019 - 6:05 PM

The PSA-Fiat Chrysler merger will be achieved via the creation of a parent company in the Netherlands, which would be the world's 4th largest automaker in terms of sales

Peugeot, Fiat Chrysler move step closer to possible merger

Oct 30, 2019 - 7:45 PM

(3rd UPDATE) If Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot merge, they would form the world's 4th largest automaker in terms of sales

The logos of automobile companies (LtoR) Abarth, Lancia, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep are pictured at the entrance to the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) at the Fiat Mirafiori car plant on May 27, 2019 in Turin, northern Italy. - French and Italian-US auto giants Renault and Fiat Chrysler are set to announce talks on an alliance, with a view to a potential merger, informed sources said on May 26, 2019. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP)

U.S. auto industry legend Lee Iacocca dies age 94

Jul 03, 2019 - 4:54 PM

Iacocca is credited with creating the iconic Ford Mustang and saving Chrysler from bankruptcy

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 17, 2005 Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca attends the unveiling of the new Mercedes-Benz Maybach 57S at Mercedes Benz of Beverly Hills on October 18, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. Lee Iacocca, the automobile industry executive who helped launch the Mustang at Ford and save Chrysler from bankruptcy, and a successful salesmen, died July 2 at his home in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles, said his daughter Lia Iacocca Assad. He was 94. Matthew Simmons / Getty Images North America / AFP

Renault and French gov't trade blame over failed Fiat deal

Jun 13, 2019 - 11:03 PM

'We did not derail the wedding between Renault and Fiat,' says French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire

FAILED DEAL. In this file photo,  French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire sits next to head of French Parliament Finance Commission, Eric Woerth (R), before a hearing by the committee on finance, economy and budgetary control at the Palais Bourbon in Paris on September 27, 2017.  File photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Renault vows 'fresh start' for alliance with Nissan

Jun 12, 2019 - 11:53 PM

'There can be no success for Renault without the success of the alliance,' says Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard

ALLIANCE. In this file photo taken on March 12, 2019 Nissan Motors president and CEO Hiroto Saikawa (R) looks at Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard (L) during a press conference at the Nissan headquarters in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture. File photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Renault warns Nissan it will block governance reshuffle

Jun 10, 2019 - 10:17 PM

(UPDATED) Renault reportedly fears the overhaul will reduce its influence in Nissan, and ties between the partners have already frayed since Carlos Ghosn's arrest and skepticism at the Japanese automaker

Fiat Chrysler slams brakes on Renault merger offer

Jun 06, 2019 - 5:25 PM

(UPDATED) 'It has become clear that the political conditions in France do not currently exist for such a combination to proceed successfully,' says Fiat Chrysler, as it withdraws its Renault proposal

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 27, 2019 shows the logos of Italian-US carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and French auto maker Renault. - Carmaker Fiat Chrysler withdrew an offer to merge with Renault on June 5, 2019, after the French auto company postponed its decision on the project, two sources close to the negotiations told AFP. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO / AFP)

New York's iconic Chrysler Building to sell for $150 million

Mar 09, 2019 - 11:52 PM

The building's owners do not own the ground beneath it and pay annual rent that went up from $7.75 million to $32 million in 2018 and is set to increase again to $41 million in 2028

SALE. The Chrysler Building stands in Midtown Manhattan, January 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Fiat Chrysler announces creation of 2,000 U.S. jobs

Jan 09, 2017 - 1:51 PM

The American Italian firm will invest 1 billion by 2020 in two of its factories in the Midwestern states of Michigan and Ohio where the new jobs will be based

A die is shown at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sterling Stamping Plant August 26, 2016 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images/AFP

'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin's parents sue carmaker

Aug 03, 2016 - 10:18 AM

The Star Trek actor s parents file a wrongful death lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler

Irina Yelchin (R) mother of the late actor Anton Yelchin joins husband Victor Yelchin (C) and attorney Gary Dordick while announcing their wrongful death lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler during a press conference in Los Angeles, California, USA, August 2. Anton Yelchin died last June 19 after his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee crushed him in his driveway due to what the lawsuit says was a design defect in the vehicle. Photo by Eugene Garcia/EPA

Fiat Chrysler to investigate car in death of 'Star Trek' star Anton Yelchin

Jun 24, 2016 - 10:55 AM

The carmakers are planning its own investigation into the role of a Jeep Grand Cherokee in the death of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin

File photo by Franck Robichon/EPA

Car that crushed actor Anton Yelchin under recall over gear issue

Jun 21, 2016 - 8:12 AM

Manufacturer Fiat Chrysler s US unit issued a recall for hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokees and other models in April to address the problem

In this file photo, actor Anton Yelchin poses during the photocall of the movie 'Cymbeline' presented in the Orizzonti selection at the 71st Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2014 at Venice Lido. Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles after Jeep hacked

Jul 27, 2015 - 3:12 PM

Working from laptop computers at home the two men are able to enter the Jeep s electronics via its online entertainment system changing its speed and braking capability and manipulating the radio and windshield wipers

RECALL. A file photo dated April 20, 2014 showing a Jeep Cherokee SUV readied for display as Auto China 2014 opens for media day at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing, China. File Photo by Adrian Bradshaw/EPA

US recalls 2M cars again over airbag defect

Feb 01, 2015 - 4:04 PM

The recall is issued following the unexpected deployment of airbags in about 40 cars that had already been fixed under a previous recall

In this file photo, commuters sit in evening rush hour traffic in Los Angeles, California, USA 30 April 2008. Andrew Gombert/EPA

US probing 360,000 Nissan cars for unintended speeding

Jun 29, 2014 - 11:28 AM

There are 4 reports that floormats kept a driver s shoe from deaccelerating as intended according to the US National Highway Transportation Safety Administration

VERSA. Image of the Nissan Versa from Nissan USA website.

Fiat changes name, disappoints with profits

Jan 29, 2014 - 10:34 PM

Fiat s name change comes after the purchase of US automaker Chrysler to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and would list its shares in New York and Milan

NAME CHANGE. This handout picture released on January 29, 2014 by the Fiat Press Office shows the new logo of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Italian car giant Fiat announced on January 29, 2014 it was changing its name after completing the purchase of US automaker Chrysler to "Fiat Chrysler Automobiles" and would list its shares in New York and Milan. AFP Photo

Fiat boss eyes Chrysler merger in 2014

Feb 04, 2013 - 8:33 AM

The deal will ultimately give Fiat a 65 stake in Chrysler and full ownership by 2015

Triumphant Detroit set to shine at auto show

Jan 13, 2013 - 10:19 AM

The Detroit Three carmakers return triumphantly to their hometown auto show Monday January 14 flush with profits from popular vehicles and the rewards of successful though painful restructuring

The GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, USA, June 22, 2005. (General Motors/John F. Martin)

US auto sales roared in 2012 as Chrysler leads pack

Jan 03, 2013 - 11:10 PM

Chrysler which has posted nearly three years of consecutive sales gains saw its sales jump 21 percent to nearly 1 7 million vehicles in 2012

Chrysler exec lashes out at Donald Trump on Twitter

Nov 02, 2012 - 1:20 PM

A top Chrysler executive had a very public colorful go at Donald Trump on Twitter after the billionaire accused the auto giant of wanting to ship American jobs to China

ALLIES. Businessman Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney after announcing his endorsement of Romney at Trump International Hotel & Tower on February 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo courtesy of AFP

One mean ride gets some manners

Aug 23, 2012 - 12:16 PM

A RAPPLER contributor takes the new Chrysler 300C on a test drive

THE NEW 300C IS less imposing, more sleek