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Interiors & Electronics

Alfa Models Get Updated Interiors

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Alfa Romeo unit has given its Giulia sedan and Stelvio crossover interior makeovers.

Business

Japanese Brands Lead CR Reliability Ratings

Lexus, Mazda and Toyota captured the top three spots in this year’s Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey rankings.

Mazda CX-30 Sets Top Mark in Euro Safety Tests

Mazda Motor Corp.’s all-new CX-30 compact crossover vehicle earned a top five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program and scored a record-high 99% in the Adult Occupant Protection category.

Business

Merged FCA-PSA Would Maintain Current Brands

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group plan to maintain all current brands under their proposed merger, PSA CEO Carlos Tavares tells French television station BMF Business.

Labor

A Scary Look at the Auto Industry

A witch, a clown, a masked vigilante, and a doctor go into a studio. . . .

Alfa Romeo Scales Back Product Plans

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Alfa Romeo unit is dropping two of the six new and updated models it planned to introduce in coming years.

Propulsion

Eaton Helps the Shelby GT500 Breathe. Really Breathe.

This engine produces 760 hp. It gets more than a bit of a boost via a supercharger.

Business

SEAT Mulls Changing Name to Cupra

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit may market all its future vehicles exclusively under its new Cupra sub-brand as part of a plan to expand globally and boost profitability.

Infrastructure

FCA to Test Vehicle-to-Grid Tech in Italy

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to test electric vehicle-to-grid connectivity in Italy next year with a fleet of at least 500 electric cars.

Design

Genesis Hires Former Lambo Designer

Hyundai Motor Co. has appointed Filippo Perini to head its Genesis luxury brand’s advanced design studio in Europe.

Production

FCA Plans $1 Billion Upgrade for Pomigliano Plant

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will invest nearly €1 billion to upgrade its assembly plant in Pomigliano, Italy, according to a joint union statement.

Sales

Alfa Romeo Sales Plummet in Europe

European demand for sporty cars from Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s historic Alfa Romeo brand is drying up.

Design

Talking with Michael Robinson About Design

With all the radical mobility innovation emerging today, Michael has the enthusiasm and excitement of a designer just starting his career.

Design

Designs Through Time and the C8 Corvette

We get a top car designer on this edition of “Autoline After Hours”

Materials & Lightweighting

2020 Chevrolet Corvette: Long Time Coming

Yes, the 8th generation Corvette is red-hot

Hybrid

Dodge Affirms Electrification Plans for Muscle Cars

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Dodge unit plans to offer a mix of hybrid and all-electric powertrain options in future Dodge Challenger and Charger muscle cars.

Business

Hyundai Brands Top J.D. Power Quality Ratings Again

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Genesis and Kia brands swept the top three spots in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study for the second consecutive year.

Sales

22 Brands Opt Out of Frankfurt Auto Show

This year’s Frankfurt auto show in September won’t include 22 vehicle brands, according to Automobilwoche.

How Long Is the Monaco Circuit?

For motorsports enthusiasts, this weekend is an extraordinary one, with the Indianapolis 500, the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 and the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix all occurring on the 26th.

FCA N. America Brand Chief Retires

Steve Beahm, who headed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's Mopar unit and passenger car brands in North America, has retired after a 32-year career with the carmaker.

Propulsion

BorgWarner Forms JV with Battery Startup

BorgWarner Inc. and Romeo Systems Inc., a California-based battery startup, are forming a joint venture to supply integrated battery systems for electrified vehicles.

Business

FCA Certain It Will Survive Industry Turmoil

CEO Mike Manley declares himself “100% sure” that Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV’s “house of brands” will carry the carmaker through all the technological disruptions facing the auto industry.

Regulations

FCA Recalls Alfa Models to Fix Cruise Control

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is recalling some 60,000 Alfa Romeo models worldwide to fix adaptive cruise control systems that don’t switch off when the driver taps the brake pedal.