Compact cars have not been huge sellers in the U.S. in the past. However, car makers think that may be about to change. Gas consumption and eco-consciousness have become part of the automotive landscape. People aren’t thinking of buying a brand new SUV the size of a house so much anymore. Automakers are starting to Read on! →


Fiat-managed property Chrysler continues to face the flames as a new U.S. Chrysler recall has skidded into the news. After having previous recall trouble because of failing brakes and sticky accelerators, new recalls involve five models and almost 600,000 vehicles. The Chrysler group reported potential safety hazards to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Read on! →


Fiat is trying to get more people to buy the 500, the European brand’s popular mini car. Fiat has enlisted Jennifer Lopez to help the brand and is offering a Gucci-styled version to attract the jet-set. Designer clothes fans can now get designer cars Just in time for the holidays, there is a new product Read on! →


Wednesday morning, partners Fiat and Chrysler have planned a press conference that will help determine the direction of these companies for the future. Fiat has a 20 percent ownership stake in Chrysler motors, and the two companies have strategic plansĀ  for coming years that involve each other. Fiat SpA to demerger Sources inside of Fiat Read on! →


Chrysler Financial announced Tuesday that it has repaid its government loans in full, six years early. Chrysler Financial is the former financial arm of automaker Chrysler LLC. The company owed $1.5 billion to the U.S. government. Loan granted when Chrysler filed Chapter 11 Michigan-based Chrysler Financial received a loan from the government’s Troubled Assets Relief Read on! →


Italian automaker Fiat SpA, which currently owns 58.5 percent of Chrysler Group LLC, has taken a major step toward complete ownership of the iconic American automotive brand. The Detroit News reports that Fiat’s shareholders approved a simplified capital structure with a single class of common stock, which would make a total buy-out of Chrysler much Read on! →


Chrysler has decided to shelve its announced plans to install a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox in new Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200 models. The company does not believe American buyers will accept the rougher feel of its gear shifting, and therefore the fuel-saving new transmissions are on indefinite hold. Performance trashed by Consumer Reports A similar Read on! →


Italian automaker Fiat wants to put an espresso maker in its 2013 500L model. The idea is meeting resistance in the U.S., for fear of causing distracted driving. But it could save a bundle on morning Starbucks runs. Fiat espresso maker The in-board espresso coffee maker will appear as an option this fall in Fiat Read on! →


In an age when automotive bailouts and CEO salaries have given taxpayers something to hate, one CEO has revealed that he drew no salary. The Detroit Free Press reports that Chrysler’s annual financial report, filed Tuesday, reveals that company Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne was paid no salary or stock options in 2011. Marchionne, who Read on! →


Since Fiat acquired a large stake in Chrysler, more international brands have been debuting through this partnership. New Alfa Romeo and Maserati models are going to be released in the United States soon. Fiat is looking to use its stake in Chrysler to boost global sales. Wherefore art thou Romeo Since Fiat began steadily acquiring Read on! →