Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. is temporarily suspending production across the majority of its European manufacturing plants. The temporary suspension, which runs to 27 March 2020, continues the implementation of a comprehensive set of actions comes in response to “the COVID-19 emergency and enables the Group to effectively respond to the interruption in market demand”.
Following the news that Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) is warning that it could halt production at a European plant in a matter of weeks as a knock-on effect of the coronavirus, market analysts are predicting that such concerns and their impact “will spread rapidly”.
Following the news that the boards of PSA Group and Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) have signed off on plans to combine operations and create a leading global group; David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:
In the 1970s, Pirelli and the 124 Rally were at the forefront of rallying. Half a century later, the two Italian brands are celebrating their historic association at the Abarth Days in Milan, the biggest European gathering for fans of the marque.
MTS has introduced two new exhaust systems for Fiat and Alfa Romeo, exclusively to the aftermarket, as it continues to bring ‘in demand’ products to its UK customers. The exhaust systems, for the Fiat Grande Punto 1.9 MJT (2009-) and Alfa Giulietta 1.4 TB (2010-), are available on a next day delivery service from the company’s warehouse in Doncaster.
Mopar, Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA)’s spares, parts and service operation, has announced that it will be selling its products online on Amazon Marketplace. Mopar will be the first Automaker in Italy to sell its products through this platform. According to the company, it is a new way to respond to the needs of increasingly more technological and digitised customers.
On 7 December 2017, at the annual supplier conference at the Auditorium G. Agnelli Lingotto in Turin (Italy), Goodyear was awarded “Chassis Supplier of the Year” by the famous Italian-American car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles EMEA. It is the first time a tyremaker has received the award.
Nexen Tyre has been recognized as an “outstanding supplier” by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Nexen received the award at the ‘2014 Outstanding Supplier Quality Award’ held on 15th September, at Imperial Palace Hotel in Seoul, Korea by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).
Goodyear recently announced its supply of original equipment tyres for the Fiat 500X in Europe, and the crossover will now also wear Bridgestone rubber following the homologation of the Turanza T001. Shipments of size 225/45 R18 91V tyres to Fiat’s factory in Melfi, Italy have already begun.
Goodyear’s EfficientGrip Performance and Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 tyres have been selected by Fiat as original equipment for the newly revealed 500X. Unveiled at the Paris Motorshow, the 500X compact crossover is available in two versions aimed at different market segments; one for city-based motorists, fitted with the EfficientGrip Performance (215/55RI7 94V), and another for more rugged, sporty applications, fitted with the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 (225/45R18 91Y). Targeting younger drivers, owners can choose 12 different colours and eight different designs to further personalise their selection.
Nexen is to supply the Fiat-Chrysler Group with its CP 671 tyre for fitment on the 500X, Fiat’s first crossover model. The Nexen-Fiat contract will see Nexen supply original equipment (OE) tyres from February, when the 500X enters production.