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  • The break-up of Fiat Chrysler gathers pace

    November 15th 2018

    After separating from Ferrari and Iveco, Fiat Chrysler has now spun off its components activity, Magneti Marelli…

  • Piecing it all together

    November 6th 2018

    Ian Henry identifies six themes from the moves, mergers and makeovers underway in the global automotive tier supply sector

  • Home truths

    August 23rd 2018

    Once the battles over tariffs settle down, North America”s own brands can focus on the rapid and significant changes the domestic market is demanding. Ian Henry reports

  • A bigger, bolder Belvidere

    August 23rd 2018

    The transfer of the Jeep Cherokee production from Ohio to Illinois was the first part of FCA’s response to the growing demand for more SUVs. Mike Farish reports

  • The man who saved Fiat and Chrysler

    August 6th 2018

    Sergio Marchionne oversaw the transformation of both Fiat and Chrysler into a merged entity which now reports strong financials…

  • A slow return to growth

    July 5th 2018

    Vehicle-makers in South America are seeing signs of recovery, boosted by growing exports

  • Standard bearers

    February 12th 2018

    A programme run by the International Automotive Task Force is looking to revise the technical specification IATF16949, the published standard informing quality management across the automotive industry worldwide

  • EVs abound, but where’s the power?

    September 22nd 2017

    This year’s Frankfurt Motor Show was a little different from previous occasions, with some notable absentees – namely Nissan, Peugeot, Volvo and FCA. Something else I was struck (rather than surprised) by was the increasing focus on electric vehicles (EVs). The diesel scandal has led to a major shift in public opinion, the political mood and car companies’ strategies. The disruptive arrival of Tesla and others has also helped…

  • Getting the green light

    September 4th 2017

    The origins of Chinese vehicle manufacturing are rooted in technology transfers from European, US and Japanese OEMs through joint ventures in which overseas companies could not hold majority stakes. Such rules look likely to be relaxed; according to a recent government report on the future of electric vehicles (EVs), the aim is “to open up the restrictions on joint-venture ownership in an orderly manner”. This is because the government wants to create a new, globally competitive automotive industry focused on EVs, plug-in hybrids and fuel-cell vehicles…

  • Speed of thought

    August 30th 2017

    In April, 2016, Jeep Renegades began rolling off the assembly line at a brand new plant in Guangzhou, China. The launch marked a further local production milestone for the joint venture between Chinese automotive giant GAC and FCA just six months after the SOP of the Jeep Cherokee at Changsha. AMS travelled to China to see the operation close up…