FCA’s plan B is to look even further in both terms, time and space. While the French decide what to do, Manley and his guys should start looking for partners in China.Read More The plan B of FCA
Mike Manley’s priority is to solve the problems in China. More than the debt target, the reposition of Fiat or the revival of Alfa Romeo plan, his main task is to address the sales issue of Jeep in the world’s largest market. It was the main cause of the tumble of the stock price in […]Read More 3 reasons why Jeep struggles in China
When Sergio Marchionne said that Jeep posted “XXX” results in Europe in 2017, analysts started to look for the reasons of this timid growth. Jeep competes in the hottest selling segment but it didn’t make use of the booming demand as its range wasn’t competitive enough. Jeep aims to sell 1,9 million units by the […]Read More Jeep bets on all-new Commander to add volume in China
Global car industry is facing new times. After the big crisis in USA and Europe (which is still under recovering process), and the stagnation in Japan, the world probably heads to a new complicated scenario. The developing economies that allowed many car makers to offset the crisis in the first world are now part of an […]Read More Alert: emerging car markets boom to slow down
This year has been full of news for Fiat. It started with the expected announcement of the final merge between Fiat and Chrysler groups. Then the new name and the headquarters. Then came the presentation of the industrial plan 2015-2018. This all happened at the same time Maserati experiences its best sales results ever, and […]Read More Fiat-Chrysler and Mitsubishi?
It all began with big expectations. The Dodge Dart was the first all-new product developed under Fiat era. It was one of the points of the agreement between Fiat and American government, in which the Italians committed to transfer their fuel efficiency knowhow to Chrysler and saved it. Based on the platform of the Alfa […]Read More Dodge Dart and Fiat Viaggio. A flop?
Shocking images arrive from China, where an upset owner of a Maserati Quattroporte decided to destroy its beautiful car as the way of complaining about the bad service. Pictures show how 4 guys, who were hired by the Quattroporte’s unhappy owner, destroy the car ‘leaving the vehicle with a shattered windscreen and mirrors, the grille […]Read More Be careful Maserati!
Last year Fiat-Chrysler sold around 57.000 units in China, up a massive 45%*. This is a very good result if total market is not considered: China is world’s largest car market and Fiat-Chrysler is one of the last car makers to arrive. Of course is always good to have that growth rate, but is also […]Read More China 2012 Full Year Analysis
Maserati has just launched its latest Quattroporte in Chinese market. Based on the brand’s goal of selling 50.000 units by 2015, it introduced its flagship model in world’s second largest market for this kind of cars. This car was developed in Turin but this time taking into account Chinese market in terms of needs and […]Read More China welcomes the new Maserati Quattroporte
One country, two societies. China is world’s most populated country and soon will be the largest economy. Its accelerated economic growth has made of it a big market where everybody wants to be. Automotive world is part of this boom doing both, creating better economic conditions to Chinese, and getting big profits from the business […]Read More Looking at the other China