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Is Chrysler an endangered species?

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Now the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group merger has been agreed, it is inevitably time for consolidation. Do the two automakers need all their brands? Does any new company need 14 brands within its ranks? Will Chrysler survive? The new company, Stellantis, has 14 main auto brands. They are Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Lancia, […]

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FCA investing up to $1.5 billion in Windsor Ontario

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Any positive jobs news is good news, so it is with great pleasure that we can say car manufacture in Windsor, Ontario is safe for now. A deal between FCA and the unions has paved the way for a significant investment in its Windsor plant to build EVs. That investment will apparently be between $1.35 […]

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FCA trademarking all kinds of names

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We are used to automakers trademarking and reserving names for potential future use but FCA seem to be going at it more than most right now. The trademark office is a regular haunt for journalists trying to guess what manufacturers are up to and those watching the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have been busier […]

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2021 Ram ProMaster

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The second piece of van-related news this week is the arrival of the 2021 Ram ProMaster. We don’t talk a lot about vans on the Car Nation Canada blog. Not because we don’t like them but because they tend to generate far fewer headlines than cars, SUVs and crossovers. This week seeks to change that. […]

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PSA and FCA merger finalized

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The long-awaited merger between French carmaker PSA and Italian-American Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has been finalized. It’s a 50/50 split between the two automakers that has already been signed and sealed. The merger creates the fourth largest car manufacturer in the world after Toyota, Volkswagen and Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. "The proposed combination will be an industry leader with […]

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FCA has requested a merger with Renault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles formally requested a 50/50 merger with French automaker Renault last week. If it went ahead, it would create the third largest automaker in the world and would give both companies a huge boost in market share, economies of scale and development resources.   Nothing has been agreed at the time of writing […]

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FCA planning new connected infotainment system

FCA have announced they are to release an Android-based connected infotainment system to all new cars by 2022. The new system will include cloud and connected features and be released steadily from the end of this year in new Dodge, Jeep and Fiat vehicles until the entire range is included.   The new system, will […]

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FCA investing big in their next generation vehicles

All automakers have to invest money into development, it’s part of how the industry works and a big chunk of the cost of your car. FCA is making something of a statement with their latest investment though. They are planning to spend $4.5 billion USD in their future.   That investment will be spending the […]

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FCA partnering up for more autonomous cars

After announcing that they were gearing up for a big push into electrification, Chrysler have now announced a partnership with other companies to push autonomous vehicles too. Despite various internal challenges, FCA is pushing forward to be at the forefront of our minds for both electrification and autonomous driving.   This partnership sees Chrysler working […]

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FCA betting big on electric

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced that it will be launching a program to electrify a full half of its automotive fleet. The project begins in 2019 with Maserati and will cross brands and models gradually.   It will be a shame to lose that signature Maserati exhaust note as it is a big draw for […]

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