Italy is the country of sunshine, beautiful weather and one the longest coastlines in Europe. It is the land of the Riviera and the Amalfi Coast, the Mediterranean Sea and Tuscan beaches,  of Rimini and Riccione and of the beautiful lakes Garda and Como. In other words, Italy is the perfect environment for a convertible car, which may be the reason...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is halting production of its Fiat 500 and electric 500e hatchbacks in North America, the latest move by the automaker to curb exposure to a shrinking car market in the U.S. As production of both models winds down at a plant in Toluca, Mexico, remaining inventory will be sold into next year, the company said in a stateme...

Over the past 12 years, the Fiat 500 lineup has included more than 30 special editions, but the new Dolcevita is cute enough to stand out among the lot. The 500 is of course an icon of the Italian automotive industry, and this year marks the 62nd anniversary of the introduction of the original. The Dolcevita can help you live the sweet life in eith...

Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler is reporting a 14% increase in second-quarter profits on the back of record results in North America. Fiat Chrysler said Wednesday that its net profit rose to 793 million euros ($884 million) during the quarter from 754 million a year earlier. The 2019 figure reflects the sale of car parts maker Magneti Marel...

The 500X also happens to come with all-wheel drive as standard, disconnecting rear axle, and a nine-speed automatic transmission. Revisions include different bumpers, full-LED headlights and fog lamps, adaptive cruise control, and Front Park Assist. Customers who prefer a more individual 500X can choose the Urbana Edition, priced at $895 more than...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is partnering with Silicon Valley startup Aurora Innovation Inc. to develop and deploy a fleet of self-driving commercial vehicles in a bid to catch up with other automakers that have invested heavily in the technology. The two companies signed an agreement to integrate Aurora’s self-driving platform into Fiat Chrysler’...

Fiat Chrysler says construction is set to begin immediately on a new $1.6 billion assembly plant on Detroit's east side. A representative of the automaker told state officials Tuesday that vehicles are expected to start rolling off the line at the plant by late 2020. The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved land deals and community benefits agr...

Since its return to the North American market back in 2014, Alfa Romeo has remained a bit of an unknown to the majority of consumers. Prior to 2014, Alfa Romeo hadn't sold a car in the US since 1995, unless you count the highly limited 8C sports car, so you can forgive people for not being well-acquainted with the Italian brand. The situation certa...

The marriage of Italy and Detroit is producing some interesting DNA. All you have to do is look at the dashing Maserati Levante and Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUVs I'm hanging out with this week. That’s right, Detroit, I said Maserati and Alfa SUVs. Since the Italians bought Chrysler, the Auburn Hills family dinner table has gotten a lot bigger. Christmas...

In Italy, no, the world, he had rock star status. Wearing his signature sweater, he would swoon presidents and popes. Sergio Marchionne was a visionary who saved Fiat and Chrysler, created the world’s 7th largest auto group, reintroduced Alfa Romeo back into the U.S., and brought the brand back into F1. And, in a private ceremony at the Geneva Moto...