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
The latest news are not only sad but shocking. No one expected an anticipated transition due to a simple shoulder surgery. As Sergio Marchionne’s health worsens, FCA’s board decided to replace him with Mike Manley, the powerful man of Jeep. The complications of the surgery are not clear yet, but it seems that something more […]Read More What to expect from Mike Manley?
As part of my continous effort on keeping updates coming from the industry, this blog has a Twitter counterpart, and it is called “Car Industry Analysis”. Unlike Fiat Group’s World blog, which is dedicated to Fiat Chrysler group, the Twitter account aims to provide daily updates about global car industry. “Car Industry Analysis” features the […]Read More Now you can follow us in Twitter too
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?
New car presentations are usually events organized to please the media and investors. There are nice speeches, lights and very precise presentations that explain the attributes of the new product. Some of them take place during the motor shows, but in other cases the companies prefer to use selected locations to even impress more […]Read More The new Stelvio welcomes the influencers
FCA has finally communicated its financial results for the year 2016. The first impression is that the group met most of its targets and overall financial situation is better. Sergio Marchionne has certainly made used of the American good momentum, while his counterpart in Europe, Alfredo Altavilla, has brought Fiat back to life. Brazilian and […]Read More 2016 results: good but not enough
It seems that things are getting bad for Fiat Chrysler. Without considering the fact that the company won’t definitely reach its 2018 sales targets, it is now facing one of its biggest threats: US car market slow down. Far away from the Brazilian economic crisis or the constant problems it has in Asia, the downturn […]Read More USA slows down: the effect on FCA’s immediate future
I just had the opportunity to visit one of my favorite cities, Paris. I spent some days in this beautiful city following my attendance to the Mondial de l’Automobile. After six years attending Geneva Motor Show, it was time for Paris, and this year’s edition was in line with my expectations. Despite the fact that […]Read More Paris 2016: Was FCA there?
Last year Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sold 4,6 million units worldwide. Total volume did not grow compared to 2014 results due to mixed results in its four regions. While EMEA and NAFTA posted positive changes, LATAM and APAC sales dropped considerably. Therefore the whole group lost another year to achieve its 2018 goals that were announced […]Read More FCA in 2015: Jeep Renegade amongst FCA’s top 10 models
The last 12 months have been extremely good for the European division of FCA. The car maker has been posting a continuous monthly growth and in many cases outpacing the industry’s average increase. The European car market is back to growth thanks in part to economic upturn and more confidence from consumers and all car […]Read More How real is FCA’s growth in Europe?