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Kia still overall better cars than Hyundai, regardless of whatever ownership structure you want to go by. I would rather go with Kia's standards.
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Fiat Chrysler to Remove Ailing Sergio Marchionne as CEO


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is preparing for the premature end of the Sergio Marchionne era.

The 66-year-old native of Chieti, Italy, out on medical leave for the past several weeks, won’t return to his CEO roles at the Italian-American automaker or at race car manufacturer Ferrari NV, according to people familiar with the matter. The boards of both companies are preparing to name replacements for him on Saturday, said the people, who asked not to be named discussing confidential matters.

Marchionne’s health condition, which the company hasn’t discussed in detail, speeds up the timeline for a succession decision by early next year that was already seen as a crossroads for the company. Marchionne turned around an ailing Fiat when he took over a more than a decade ago, and he’s been closely tied to the company’s success. Who to run the company is just the first of a number of pivotal choices -- like whether to remain independent -- facing Chairman John Elkann.

Elkann, heir of the founding Agnelli family, has said an internal candidate will replace Marchionne at Fiat Chrysler. Chief Financial Officer Richard Palmer, Europe chief Alfredo Altavilla and the head of the Jeep and Ram brands Mike Manley are the top candidates, according to people familiar with the matter. Meetings took place in Turin on Friday to choose his successor, the people said.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:17 pm

RALPH FOR CEO!!!
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Sergio Marchionne, former Ferrari president, FCA chief dead at 66

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:34 pm

Rest in peace, Mr. Sergio. As much as I didn't like all of the buyout talk he kept bringing up, I certainly wish that he could have had his planned retirement later this year.
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FCA Outsells Ford For First Time in 11 Years

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:13 pm

Yeah 1 month due to the compass and wrangler. Its a win, but man... non car people buy some boring cars :? :roll:

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:11 am

I would be more impressed if FCA were selling it's own designs in autos and achieved this status rather than their relying on big pickups and warmed-over Daimler-era vehicles.

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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:03 pm

agreed

Then you got this bad recall on jeep:

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According to documents posted to the JL Wrangler Forums, Jeep is readying a recall for an unknown number of 2018 and 2019 model-year Wrangler SUVs. The issue revolves around the track bar mount, which on some vehicles is shearing off where it is welded to the frame. Since some affected vehicles may be unsold on dealer lots, the automaker has issued a corresponding stop sale.

A Jeep spokesperson confirmed to CNET that there have been no reported accidents related to the issue, and Jalopnik reports that Jeep will inspect roughly 18,000 vehicles for the defect, though it believes only around 720 will be affected. As of the time this story was published, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had not yet posted this recall to its website. There have been a total of five recalls for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, including one for a steering shaft that could separate due to improper welding.

One 2018 Jeep Wrangler owner in North Carolina posted a video to YouTube, seen above, showing track bar mounts that have completely sheared away from the vehicle's frame. These broken welds may cause severe steering degradation and "can cause a vehicle crash without prior warning," according to a dealer notice that was posted to the JL Wrangler Forum. That owner has said Jeep is replacing his Wrangler, but it's not clear if other vehicles are being replaced or repaired.

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Post by Midnight_Rider » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:25 pm

"... no reported accidents..."- that is the important phrase. FCA is being a "good guy" by voluntarily making a recall before anyone is hurt and without being forced to by the federal government.
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:01 am

Looks like it was just tack welded, and the actual welding part got forgotten. Something as serious as that, they are voluntarily recalling/stopping sales to save their a$$es from lawsuits, more than being a "good guy". Given they are failing before a hint of rust has happened, and probably before these hit 5,000 miles.

They know damn well if they let this one go, it would ruin them.

Given Jeep and Ram are their bread and butter, you bet they jumped on it. Without them, they would be done pretty quickly.
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New Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye

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Post by occasional demons » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:30 pm

Was there any doubt?

As usual, they have to handicap the Mopars, because Ford and Chevy can't/won't step up to the plate. They couldn't handle the circles either, back in the day.
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FCA Shareholder Wants To Change Company’s Name To JeepRAM




Other suggestions included selling Maserati and Alfa Romeo.

Owning a publicly traded company means you have shareholders, and shareholders with a large stake can sway how the business operates. Other, weaker shareholders can vote on such decisions, and offer suggestions; however, they often fall on deaf ears. That hasn’t stopped ADW Capital Management LLC, a long-time Fiat Chrysler Automobiles shareholder, from demanding a few changes. ADW sent a letter to FCA’s board earlier this week with some bold proposals, including changing the company’s name to JeepRAM, according to Bloomberg News.
“While Fiat has premium brands which are secularly growing, the strongest balance sheet and highest growth profile of all U.S. carmakers, the company trades at a significant discount to its closest peers, GM and Ford,” ADW Founder Adam Wyden, 34, wrote in the letter obtained by Bloomberg News.
According to the publication, the company’s North American operations generated 97 percent of the company’s profit in the third quarter of this year. The name change to JeepRAM would help the company’s valuation, according to Wyden, reflecting the strongest brands in the company’s portfolio.
Wyden had other suggestions, too. He proposed combining Fiat with another automaker that's focused on Europe. He also suggested spinning off or selling shares of both Maserati and Alfa Romeo. His final suggestion is one that’s been trotted out before – merge with another automaker. Wyden suggested merging with a North American automaker such as GM for cost savings purposes.
If these suggestions sound scary, don’t worry. AWD isn’t among FCA’s top 100 shareholders, according to Bloomberg News. That limits its influence over the board and other shareholders. It doesn’t help that Exor NV holds more than 50 percent of voting rights at FCA, which makes any requests from investors challenging to pass.
Right now, this is nothing more than a company shareholder tossing out some ideas in hopes of raising the company’s value. Fiat didn’t offer Bloomberg a comment on the letter. Instead, the company reiterated its plan remain independent through 2022.

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Post by theColonel » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:09 pm

Fiat Chrysler to open new assembly plant in Detroit

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Post by blueneo03 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:52 am

interesting that GM closes a plant and FCA is to open a new one!
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