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New Signage Readied for PSA and FCA Buildings

The forthcoming 50:50 merger is to close by the end of Q1 2021. And now they’ve got a logo for it

Hybrid

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: Electrifying

Bringing a plug to the capable off-roader

Marketing

Geely, GM Venture Jump into China’s Pickup Truck Market

A bet on growing demand in a 2% segment of the market

Intelligent Transportation

NHTSA Launches AV Test Tracking Tool

NHTSA launches a website that provides an up-to-date look on a slice of automated driving testing across the country

Labor

Canadian Auto Workers Want Pre-Vote Look at Next Labor Pacts

Unifor workers petition for time to review the deals in detail this autumn.

Economics

FCA to Build Future Small Cars on PSA’s Platform

Millions of small cars may soon ride on “CMP” chassis

Labor

Second Ex-UAW President Charged in Corruption Probe

Dennis Williams indicted for embezzling union funds

Production

The New Fiat 500 and Italian Coffee

This new EV likely isn’t coming to America so we won’t figure out how much charge you could get while drinking a Starbucks venti

Business

Ram Goes Raptor Hunting with Off-Road Pickup

It’s the fastest. Most powerful. The Ram 1500 TRX is all truck from top to bottom.

Business

FCA Blasts GM’s Espionage Charges as “Despicable”

The posturing continues as both sides claim the high ground

Labor

GM Charges FCA with Corporate Espionage

New claims of offshore accounts, boardroom moles and more

Economics

Financial Review May Affect Details of FCA-PSA Merger

COVID-19 impact assessment due by year-end

Diesel

How to Build a Military Vehicle from a Pickup Truck

A real piece of military gear. A real pickup that you can get at a Chevy dealership. A really remarkable story.

Economics

Regulators Hit “Pause” on FCA-PSA Merger

Data on van sales could make or break the deal

Diesel

FCA Offices in Europe Raided in Diesel Cheating Probe

Under scrutiny, again, for using illegal control software

Sales

What Segment Does Reid Bigland Think Is Hot?

Former FCA exec knows his way around cars and trucks, and has identified a segment that can help the bottom lines of OEMs in a way some other vehicles don’t

Regulations

FCA Recalls 1.2 Million Vehicles with Flawed Airbag Covers

Loose fasteners could turn to shrapnel in a crash

Economics

PSA Says COVID Makes FCA Merger More Critical

Tavares says promised savings and synergies gain value

Business

Judge Orders CEOs of GM, FCA to End Racketeering Fight

An attempt to shorten years of litigation over GM’s bribery charges

Sales

Europe’s Car Plants at 50% of Capacity

Carmakers don’t expect to return to normal output for months.

Business

What Suppliers Look for from OEMs

What do suppliers think about their customers? Well, that answer—with a couple of exceptions—isn’t exactly a resounding hurrah.

Business

EU Opens Antitrust Probe into FCA-PSA Merger

Focus will be on small commercial vans, and maybe more

Business

FCA to Forego Summer Shutdowns at Some N. American Plants

Strong pent-up demand coming out of the COVID-19 lockdown

Business

Antitrust Issue Raised Over Fiat Chrysler-PSA Merger

Partner must address van market share worries this week