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  1. Mopar / FCA News
    While the uninspiring corporate name Stellantis has brought up numerous jokes — mostly centering around its pharmaceutics-like sound — the two groups have announced some fairly impressive technology in the works. Americans can’t buy 4xe Jeeps just yet, but FCA, on both sides of the Atlantic...
  2. Mopar / FCA News
    Earlier this year, an FCA global platform strategy summary sheet was briefly shown on social media. It specified five global platforms: B-wide, B-wide-and-stretched; Giorgio,  and “Giorgio Global,” a “worldwide platform hybrid.” B-wide and B-wide-and-stretched are the current iterations of an...
  3. Rumors and General Chrysler Discussion
    The possible effects of this have to be speculation, but the Commerce Department has just made a finding that allows the president to impose tariffs of up to 25% on cars imported unto the U.S., as long as he acts within a 90-day window. Though this may be posturing in hopes of reducing foreign...
  4. Mopar / FCA News
    Ram is recalling a few dozen 2019 Ram 1500s, because the seat-track position sensor on manually-adjusted passenger seats may come out of position. That means the airbag may detonate too forcefully, if the seat is all the way forward. The recall should begin within around a month (FCA #UB7, NHTSA...
  5. Mopar / FCA News
    Maserati was on a roll, with new cars filling out its otherwise-exotic lineup and sales hitting five times what they were four years ago.  This year, though, Maserati sales started falling, despite a new  crossover. In the second quarter, volume slipped by 41% from the second quarter of 2017...
  6. Mopar / FCA News
    The details from the latest FCA Five Year plan have been trickling out of Italy all day, but it looks like the biggest news is that there are a ton of new Jeep models coming by 2022, as well as the long-rumored arrival of the Hellcat Hemi-powered Ram 1500. Also, contrary to the many reports, the...
  7. Mopar / FCA News
    Ten minutes ago, Maserati revealed the first V8-powered Levante at the New York Auto Show. The Levante Trofeo can race from 0-62 mph in 3.9 seconds, with a top speed of over 186 mph. The 3.8-litre twin turbo Ferrari-built V8 engine delivers 590 horsepower at 6,250 rpm, and 538 lb-ft of torque...
  8. Mopar / FCA News
    For the last five to six years, there have been rumors of a turbocharged, six cylinder engine being tested in multiple variations at Auburn Hills.  Some of those rumors really heated up when the Maserati Ghibli came with a twin-turbocharger V6 that shared some common components and a basic...
  9. Mopar / FCA News
    Maserati is recalling the 2018 Ghibli and Quattroporte, sedans very loosely based on the Chrysler 300C platform and architecture, because of a possible fuel leak. Dealers will install a new fuel line kit at no cost to customers, starting roughly February 9, 2018. The recall number is 363 within...
  10. Auto News & Rumors
    A Tale of Two Maserati's Is the brand meeting the expectations placed upon it? By NWbyNW So Maserati's sales are not up this year even with their expanded portfolio of vehicles, including the silent addition of the Levante quickly overshadowed by the Stelvio. Are things really looking good...
  11. Mopar / FCA News
    Shhh... don’t tell anyone... but the Maserati Levante has been available for over a year now. It’s apparently a well-kept secret.  So far in 2017, in the US, Mercedes sold around 40,000 GLEs, and BMW passed along 34,200 X5s.  Other cars topping Maserati’s sales include the Audi Q7, Range Rover...
  12. Mopar / FCA News
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may be allowed to build more vehicles for the lucrative China market and the Trumpchi brand could be coming to the U.S. as part of talks between FCA and its Chinese partners. According to the Chinese company, FCA is in negotiations with Trumpchi builders Guangzhou...
  13. Mopar / FCA News
    Despite general worry over Fiat Chrysler's sales slide over the last 14 months there's one group still convinced that FCA is on the right track strategically: analysts and investors. Some stock market analysts use nothing but superlatives when describing FCA's performance over the past couple...
  14. Mopar / FCA News
    Basking in healthy third-quarter financial results Tuesday, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne announced that Maserati will add a second, smaller SUV by 2020. With the bulk of FCA's (ticker: FCAU) profitability based on SUVs and trucks, Maserati needs another SUV in its lineup to compete more...
  15. Mopar / FCA News
    Restrictive new dealer supply rules in China have led to a shipment collapse for Alfa Romeo in that country and temporary layoffs at FCA's Alfa and Maserati plants in Italy. The company doesn't want to talk about it, but it appears a Chinese ban on a push-style supply system for imported...
  16. Mopar / FCA News
    According to today’s Automotive News , Maserati is slowing the pace of new launches, and possibly changing plans. The Alfieri two-seater concept car is already overdue by a year; the coupe should have been here in 2016, the convertible in 2017. The industry weekly claims that the Alfieri...
  17. Mopar / FCA News
    Back in April 2017, Larry Vellequette wrote in Automotive News that the Walter P. Chrysler Museum would be used as the American headquarters for Maserati and Alfa Romeo. A few weeks ago, we reported that the move had happened; now, we can show what it looks like, at least from the outside.
  18. Mopar / FCA News
    Bloomberg’s Tommaso Ebhardt wrote about a possible spinoff of Alfa Romeo and Maserati, the premium Italian brands currently owned by FCA, as well as FCA’s parts groups (Comau, Magneti Marelli, and Teksid). While most rumors and “leaks” recently have claimed that FCA would sell off the...
  19. Mopar / FCA News
    Automotive News ’ Larry Vellequette reported that Maserati North America’s sales headquarters is moving into the former Walter P. Chrysler museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan , where they will work alongside Alfa Romeo. The move, according to Automotive News, will come this year, and is...
  20. Mopar / FCA News
    The Maserati Levante has racked up its very first American recall, with 1,515 Levante S models being brought back under Maserati Recall 338. At fault is the engine software, which can cause a shift to neutral or a stall when the crossover is traveling at around two miles per hour. The problem...
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