Fiat plans to go all-EV, transitioning the automaker's range from 2025 as it shifts away from internal combustion. The announcement follows Fiat's decision to only make an electric version of the new 500, its iconic city car.
Amazon is opening up Alexa for automakers to make their own, custom virtual assistants, and Fiat Chrysler is first onboard to include it in future dashboards. While Alexa has already found its way into multiple cars and trucks already, allowing for music playback, remote smart home control, and more, the Alexa Custom Assistant will allow for more unique features as well as a vehicle-specific wake word.
This week Fiat Chrysler Automobiles confirmed that it intended to refurbish a Poland plant, where it will build new models for the Jeep, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo brands. The vehicles built there will include hybrid and all-electric vehicles. While FCA has confirmed the factory's investment, it's unclear if vehicles built there will be for Europe alone or if they will be sold outside of Europe.
Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge parent FCA, and Europe's PSA Groupe have revealed the new logo for their Stellantis merger, and while the deal hasn't closed yet, there's certainly no shortage of verbiage about the design. Announced back in October 2019, the merging will create the fourth largest global automaker OEM in terms of vehicle sales, with Stellantis a clean fifty-fifty split between the two.
Fiat Chrysler and the Peugeot roup have announced the name of their upcoming merger, and while the deal hasn't closed yet it does give you time to practice saying Stellantis until it doesn't sound entirely weird. The new name will be "used exclusively at the Group level," the two automaker behemoths say, as the new corporate brand for the 50:50 merger.
Fiat recently debuted hybrid versions of the Panda city car and 500 supermini in Europe. But the biggest news is Fiat’s new Mopar D-Fence package, which is exclusively offered to both the Panda and 500 hybrids. This innovative sanitizing package includes an air filter, air purifier, and ultraviolet light to kill germs, viruses, and contaminants inside the cabin.
Fiat Chrysler has revealed its new infotainment platform, Uconnect 5, with features like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Amazon Alexa integration, and support for bigger, higher-resolution touchscreens. The latest version is based on Android, which FCA says will pave the way to new applications that could later enhance and expand a car's abilities.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Foxconn's Hon Hai Precision Industry are teaming up to build electric vehicles, with a new joint venture planned. The business will initially focus on the Chinese market, it's suggested, though neither FCA nor Hon Hai are ruling out potentially exporting EVs to other markets later on.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Peugeot S.A. have inked the agreement that will see the two huge automaker groups merge, instantly creating the fourth largest global car company by volume. Announced earlier this year, the merger will allow for greater investment into electrification and connected car technology, along with autonomous driving.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA, the European behemoth behind Peugeot, Citroen, and others, will merge it's been confirmed. The 50/50 deal will see the combined automakers become the fourth largest global OEM in terms of vehicle sales, together selling 8.7 million in 2018 alone. Combined 2018 revenues topped $187 billion.