There is one main conclusion from the new 5-year plan of FCA: it makes sense. The company laid out the details of how and what it will do within the next years, with fewer details about who will be in charge and when the goals will be achieved. After the detailed targets set in May […]Read More FCA 2018-2022: a plan that makes sense
The recent Ford’s announcement on axing its sedan lineup in North America is making the industry think about the future of these cars. When demand turns against the product plans, the companies are forced to take tough decisions. Sedans used to rule not only in North America but also in China. But the industry is […]Read More The cars that will fade away
On May 6th 2014 Sergio Marchionne and his guys presented the world the plan for the following 5 years. The long 13 presentations aimed to show the analysts that the company had a clear product plan with specific sales targets. By that year, the alliance between Fiat Group and Chrysler Group was emerging as a […]Read More 4 years after Investor day’s plan, FCA meets 40% of its product launches target
So many things have been said about a deal between FCA and a potential buyer. The rumors grab more attention than the company’s financial results, but there’s very few evidence of a real agreement. Sergio Marchionne has constantly said FCA can make by its own, but at the same time he doesn’t hide his desire […]Read More Speculating about the potential buyers of FCA brands
In contrast to the global trend, Fiat Chrysler’s tiny growth last year wasn’t due to SUVs. The data collected from different sources (97% of total) shows that for the first time this decade, the popular Jeeps didn’t help the car maker to grow as usual. According to FCA’s official report, the group’s combined shipments totaled […]Read More 2017 results: SUVs don’t drive FCA global sales growth
It was a good year for FCA. The company posted record results in terms of profits and reiterated its plans to be in net cash position by midyear. While the quantity of cars remained stable, they were able to improve their profitability thanks to a better mix of products, Maserati, Europe, Jeep and Ram. Last […]Read More FCA earns more money as it sells more profitable cars
FCA was supposed to sell 7 million cars in 2018 based on the latest plan revealed in May 2014. As expected, the company will not meet that target, which was revised in 2016. By that time it was clear that Marchionne was being too optimistic or had a merger in mind. Today the company is […]Read More My own forecast: FCA will sell more than 5m cars in 2018. Happy new year!
I have updated the global range of FCA products (Ferrari included). It includes all of the passenger cars and vans currently in production. The company offers 59 different models all over the world, which are being produced in several countries and sold almost everywhere. The nine brands of the car maker, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, […]Read More FCA’s current range includes 59 models, 6 years old average age
It was a good third quarter for FCA. Beyond Sergio Marchionne’s usual optimistic outlook, the financial situation of the Italian-American car maker is stable and going in the right direction. That is the first conclusion based on the full Q3 financial results published this week. Basically, the company is earning more money by selling […]Read More Q3-17: FCA’s earnings/car almost doubled VW Group’s
No new products in the pipeline. That’s the current situation in FCA after three years of continous launches. Back in 2015, the car maker started a new product offensive with the relaunch of Alfa Romeo and the arrival of the Fiat Tipo, 500X and 124 Spider. Then it was the turn for the Fiat Toro […]Read More Where are the new cars?