A couple of years ago, Lapo Elkann, the car-nut grandson of the late Fiat patriarch Gianni Agnelli, was outraged that Volkswagen had agreed to buy Ducati, the Italian motorcycle company best known for its lean, testosterone-laden road missiles. In a text message to me, he said, "Ducati has to stay Italian" (I had interviewed him not long before abo...

La prima conferenza-expo sulle eccellenze tecnologiche italiane negli Stati Uniti si terrà a Detroit il 9 e 10 maggio 2016 presso la Wayne State University. Aziende italiane leader mondiali nell'ingegneria e nell'innovazione tecnologica tra le quali FCA - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Brembo, Comau, Magneti Marelli, Esaote presenteranno i loro prodot...

In sending the DFW Fiat Club a couple of links to Fiat articles, we were impressed by the enthusiastic response by its president, Kathy Young. Since the 'enthusiastic response' is in notably short supply, we asked Ms. Young to provide a personal perspective on the roots of her Fiat enthusiasm, and a little more about her club. It has been (modestly...

In the modern age of design, where even the most basic object is studied and rendered beautiful by industrial designers who have reached celebrity status, (orange squeezer or usb key anyone?), it seems that almost anything can become "cult".   The rise of the hipster has done nothing to help this saturation of everyday things gaining an aest...

Italian automaker Fiat SpA announced Wednesday that it reached an agreement to acquire the remaining shares of Chrysler for $3.65 billion in payments to a union-controlled trust fund. Fiat already owns 58.5 percent of Chrysler's shares, with the remaining 41.5 percent held by a United Auto Workers union trust fund that pays health care bills f...

by Barbara Minafra   Una cascata capace di scrivere messaggi di benvenuto con le gocce d'acqua, un'ampia scalinata che accoglie i visitatori e un orto verticale pieno di piantine che profumano di basilico, menta o rosmarino la terrazza. ll Padiglione a stelle e strisce che racconta il concetto alimentare americano 2.0, è un edificio progett...

Leading up to the May 16, 2014, release of Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' hugely anticipated epic action adventure "Godzilla," FIAT Brand North America launches a new commercial across television on Monday, May 5. The 30-second spot features Godzilla rampaging through an American city, targeting anyone driving a FIAT vehicle. ...

In Italia non si intravedono ancora segnali di ripresa del mercato auto e i prossimi mesi saranno ancora più difficili. Alfredo Altavilla, responsabile area Emea di Fiat-Chrysler, a margine della consegna delle prime 500L per Expo 2015, oggi ha sottolineato che il mercato automobilistico italiano continua a essere "estremamente difficile" e che que...

Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales rose nearly 15 percent last month as the auto industry steered toward its best October in 14 years. The Italian-American automaker reported sales of about 196,000, led by the booming Jeep brand with a 33 percent increase. Sales were just over 170,000 a year ago.   It was Fiat Chrysler's strongest October since...

With the new pint-sized Fiat 500X, Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne wants to show his vision for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is ready for the street.   The trendy Italian crossover model has a roundish front and curvy rear reminiscent of the iconic 500 subcompact, and yet it's essentially a clone of the rugged, boxy Jeep Renegade....