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    Major revision for global light vehicle production forecast – what it means for OEMs’ technology deployment
    The IHS Markit light vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6.2% or 5.02 million units in 2021, and by 9.3% or 8.45 million units in 2022, to stand at 75.8 million units and 82.6 million units, respectively. For 2023, we have reduced the forecast by 1.05 million units or 1.1% to 92 million unit...
    What Fit for 55 means for all member nations in the European Union
    Unveiling a roadmap to make Europe the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050, the European Commission rolled out the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July 2021, proposing that the suggestions made by the governing body be made legally binding for all members of the European Union (EU). ...
    19-Aug-2021 Insights Policy & Regulation Pinned
    Stellantis takes part in C-Roads Italy project
    Stellantis has announced that Stellantis Group Research Center (CRF) has taken part in the “C-Roads Italy: C-ITS cooperative systems aimed at road mobility become a reality,” according to a 16 September press release. The project is in conjunction with the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and ...
    Stellantis tests multi-access edge computing and safety cloud technologies in North America
    Stellantis has said that it is testing Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and Safety Cloud technologies in North America, according to a press release by the automaker on 17 September. It will give drivers advanced notification warnings of potential hazards in their path. The technologies will off...
    Stellantis, FIH Mobile form JV to develop automotive smart cockpit solutions
    FIH Mobile has entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with Stellantis to form Mobile Drive, the JV entity, to develop smart cockpit solution for vehicles, it said in a press release on 24 August. Mobile Drive will be equally owned by Stellantis and FIH. The JV will focus on developing infota...
    25-Aug-2021 News New Products
    Chrysler to recall over 212,000 vehicles due to airbag inflator malfunction
    American carmaker Chrysler has announced that it will conduct a recall of certain models over an issue with their side curtain airbag inflators. According to a notification published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on 12 August, the reason for this recall is that a sepa...
    23-Aug-2021 News Recalls
    Stellantis launches new Jeep Compass with advanced connectivity
    Stellantis has launched the new Jeep Compass with interior features such as a new 10.1-inch Uconnect 5 center stack display, 10.25-inch frameless full-color thin-film transistor (TFT) digital cluster, among others, the automaker announced in a press release on 14 July. The interiors feature a glo...
    19-Jul-2021 News New Products
    SVOLT announces battery partnership with Stellantis
    SVOLT Energy Technology has announced a partnership with Stellantis for the supply of lithium-ion battery packs. According to a press release issued by SVOLT on 12 July, Stellantis will source battery packs from SVOLT from 2025 onward. SVOLT will provide Stellantis with a broad product ...
    TotalEnergies extends global partnership with Stellantis brands
    TotalEnergies and Stellantis have announced that they have renewed their partnership for the next five years for the Peugeot, Citroën and DS Automobiles brands. According to a press release issued by Stellantis on 22 June, the partnership has now been expanded to include Opel and Vauxhall. Furth...
    Suppliers to the new Jeep Compass
    The second-generation 2021 Jeep Compass is assembled at Stellantis’ facility in Melfi, Italy. Output of the new version of the compact crossover SUV is expected to peak at more than 77,000 units in 2022, according to IHS Markit. If you would like your company included in this feature or the...
    Fiat plans to become a fully electric OEM by 2030
    Italian car maker Fiat has announced that it will convert to a pure-electric automotive OEM by 2030. According to a report filed by Electrive on 5 June, Stellantis revealed its electrification plans that included four platforms for electrified models and more battery factories. As of now, the onl...
    Peugeot begins series production of e-EXPERT Hydrogen compact utility van
    Peugeot has begun series production of e-EXPERT Hydrogen compact utility van (CUV) according to a company press release on 27 May. Significance: The latest addition to the EXPERT variants is line with Peugeot’s "Extended power of choice" strategy, which allows customers to choose from a wide ra...
    31-May-2021 News New Products
    JOINT VENTURE: Stellantis, Foxconn to develop digital cockpits and connected services
    Stellantis has announced a partnership with Foxconn under which the companies will form a joint venture (JV) named Mobile Drive to develop in-vehicle user solutions, a company press release dated 18 May read. The JV will leverage Stellantis’ vehicle design and engineering expertise with Foxconn’...
    Opel unveils Vivaro-e Hydrogen fuel cell van
    Opel unveiled a new electrically powered light commercial vehicle, the Vivaro-e HYDROGEN, which is a plug-in fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV). According to a press release issued by Opel on 17 May, the vehicle has a driving range of more than 400 km (approximately 249 miles) and it has a cargo capa...
    18-May-2021 News New Products
    Stellantis to extend downtime at its Chrysler plant in Ontario, Canada over chip shortage
    Stellantis will extend its downtime by a week at its Chrysler minivan plant in Ontario, Canada, The Detroit News reported on 11 May. The extension comes as a shortage in automotive semiconductors continues to cripple vehicle production. The plant will be idled for the week beginning 17 May. The unit...
    FCA recalls 18,800 vehicles in US over problem with transmission oil cooler hose
    Chrysler (FCA US, LLC) is recalling certain model year (MY) 2021 Jeep Cherokee vehicles. According to a notification by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published on 4 May, the reason for the recall is the fact that the transmission oil cooler hose may have been incorrectly...
    11-May-2021 News Recalls
    Stellantis’ planned vehicle production in Q1 2021 fell by 190,000 units due to chip shortage
    Stellantis has announced that its planned vehicle production for the first quarter of fiscal 2021 was down by 190,000 units or 11% due to the shortage of semiconductors in the automotive industry, a company press release on 5 May read. The automaker also said that despite limited visibility of fu...
    SiriusXM integrates Advanced Automatic Crash Notification in its SiriusXM Guardian  
    Sirius XM has announced that its Advanced Automatic Crash Notification (ACN+) technology will be available in select Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, and Alfa Romeo models with SiriusXM Guardian services subscription, according to a 4 May press release. The service will be available across the US. “...
    05-May-2021 News New Products
    Stellantis to replace digital speedometers in Peugeot models due to chip shortage
    Stellantis has announced that it would replace digital speedometers with analogue ones in one of its Peugeot models due to the semiconductor shortage, Reuters reported on 21 April. Stellantis is set to change only Peugeot 308 cars, among group brands that include Chrysler, Citroën, and Jeep. “...
    Auto Shanghai 2021: Dongfeng Peugeot showcases new 4008 4WD PHEV, 508 L PHEV sedan
    Dongfeng Peugeot is introducing a new iconic “Lion” logo and presenting its new strategy designed by Peugeot made for its customers in mainland China, at the Auto Shanghai 2021, according to a company press release on 19 April. The company is also launching its new range of Peugeot 4008, 4008 PH...
    20-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Stellantis extends closure of Windsor Assembly Plant in Canada for a week due to chip shortage
    Stellantis has extended the suspension of operations at its Windsor Assembly Plant for another week as the automaker grapples with the shortage of automotive semiconductors, Windsor Star reported on 16 April. The plant has been idle since 29 March and will restart on 3 May. The initial target was to...
    Fiat ties up with Google to integrate Google Assistant in the 500 series models
    Fiat has announced a partnership with Google under which Google Assistant will be incorporated in the automaker’s 500 series models, according to a press release in March 2021. It is called 500 Hey Google, and is the integration between Mopar Connect and the Google Assistant in the My Fiat Action....
    Stellantis to launch hydrogen fuel cell light commercial vehicle in Europe by end 2021
    Stellantis is developing a light commercial vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells, and it is targeting a launch date in Europe at the end of 2021. According to a press release issued by Stellantis last month, the company stated that it has entered into strategic partnerships with Faurecia and Symbi...
    07-Apr-2021 News New Products
    Android’s grip tightens on automotive OS
    Android Automotive has taken the automotive headunit by storm. From its initial introduction in early 2017 until now, six global automakers across more than 10 brands have signed on, accounting for nearly one-fifth of all vehicles once fully rolled out. The significance of Android Automotive lies wi...
    Stellantis to add Peugeot 308 PHEV, Opel Astra electric to product portfolio
    Stellantis has announced its plan to provide a plug-in hybrid version of its Peugeot 308 hatchback and an electric version of its Opel Astra. According to a video issued by Peugeot on 31 March, the company stated that these two models will be among a series of new additions to the carmaker’s elect...
    02-Apr-2021 News New Products
    FCA recalls 19,214 vehicles in US over risk of fire
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 19,214 vehicles in the United States over the risk of fire, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety (NHTSA) website on 11 March. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2021 Ram 2500, 3500, and ...
    01-Apr-2021 News Recalls
    JOINT VENTURE: Stellantis, Engie EPS to create new e-mobility JV, ‘Free2Move eSolutions’
    Stellantis and Engie EPS have announced updates regarding the joint venture announced in January 2021. According to a press release issued by Stellantis on 31 March, the new JV will be called ‘Free2Move eSolutions’. Free2Move eSolutions will work on supporting and easing the transition to ele...
    Dodge announces software upgrade of Charger and Challenger to enhance security, prevent theft
    Stellantis-brand Dodge has announced a software upgrade designed prevent theft of its Charger and Challenger models equipped with 392-cu.-in. HEMI V-8 or supercharged 6.2L HEMI V-8 engines, a 22 March press release read. The software update will limit the vehicle’s engine speed to idle (675 rpm) a...
    Stellantis recalls 20,000 Ram pickup and chassis cab trucks globally over fire risk
    Stellantis is recalling more than 20,000 heavy-duty Ram diesel trucks globally over an issue that could cause an engine compartment fire, according to a report by Automotive News on 24 March. the recall affects certain model year (MY) 2021 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 3500, 4500, and 5500 chassis c...
    25-Mar-2021 News Recalls
    China Automotive Systems updates new proprietary EPS
    China Automotive Systems (CAAS) has updated its new electric power steering (EPS) product offering, according to a company press release on 22 March. The new EPS system has been developed based on the company’s proprietary technologies. CAAS has begun mass production of this product for new vehicl...
    23-Mar-2021 News New Products
    MY 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs to feature built-in Amazon Fire TV
    Jeep’s model year (MY) 2022 Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs will feature Amazon’s Fire TV entertainment platform, The Verge reported on 4 March. Fire TV will be accessible from the main display as well as the rear seat screens. Jeep has said that a privacy filter will prevent the driver from wa...
    Stellantis plans to offer fully-electric or hybrid versions of all models in Europe by 2025
    Stellantis is planning to offer fully electric or hybrid versions of all its models in Europe by 2025, Reuters reported on 3 March. Speaking about the merger of PSA Group and FCA, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said, “This is not a crisis merger. This is a merger that is going to open new opportuni...
    SolarEdge to supply full electrical powertrain units and batteries for Fiat E-Ducato
    SolarEdge has won an order to supply full electrical powertrain units and batteries from Stellantis for Fiat E-Ducato light commercial vehicle (LCV), the company announced in a press release on 16 February. “We are excited to be a part of this significant moment for Stellantis as they introduce an...
    AAM secures next-gen axle and driveshaft program for Ram pickup trucks
    American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. (AAM) has announced that it has secured the next generation axle and driveshaft program for Ram’s heavy-duty pickup trucks. According to a press release issued by AAM on 12 February, the company stated that this development ensures that AAM will remain a...
    Jeep to showcase all-electric Wrangler concept in March
    Jeep is set to showcase an all-electric concept of its Wrangler sport utility vehicle (SUV) at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, US, in March, the company announced on its website. More details about the vehicle is expected to be announced during the unveiling. According to a report by Autocar o...
    11-Feb-2021 News New Products
    Renault, Stellantis cut production globally due to semiconductor shortage
    Carmakers Renault and Stellantis will cut vehicle production at temporarily halt operations at vehicle assembly plants globally, Reuters reported on 5 February. This is due to the shortage of supply of semiconductors. Renault will suspend production at one site in France and two in Morocco and Ro...
    Ford, Stellantis lower production amid continuing semiconductor shortage
    Ford Motor will cancel shifts at two plants that build the F-150 pickup trucks from next week because of a global shortage of semiconductors, Reuters reported on 4 February. Ford said that the shortage could result in a loss of 10–20% of planned first-quarter vehicle production. Separ...
    FCA, Engie EPS finalize setting up of e-mobility JV
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Engie EPS have signed a full set of agreement, including the investment and shareholders’ agreement to set up a new joint venture (JV) in the e-Mobility sector, Stellantis, the parent company of FCA announced in a press release on 26 January. The joint venture w...
    FCA selects Wipro as strategic technology services partner for new Global Digital Hub in India
    Software services provider Wipro has announced that it has been selected as a technology services partner by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to establish it’s a Global Digital Hub in the Indian city of Hyderabad, a company press release dated 15 January read. The digital hub, called FCA ICT Ind...
    19-Jan-2021 News Investments
    FCA to integrate Amazon’s Alexa Custom Assistant into vehicles
    FCA has announced that it will integrate Amazon’s Alexa Custom Assistant into its vehicles, becoming the first OEM to do so. In a press statement dated 15 January, FCA said that the Alexa Custom Assistant solution will be built directly on the Alexa technology stack within its Uconnect system. ...
    Dana supplies rear axle with electronic locking differential to 2021 Ram 1500 TRX pickup trucks
    Dana Incorporated announced that it will be supplying its rear axle to the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX pickup truck. According to a press release issued by Dana on 12 January, the company stated that the axle will be the Dana 60™ AdvanTEK® solid rear axle with Spicer PerformaTraK™ electronic locking...
    Lear ties up with Grubhub for contactless food ordering services in FCA vehicles
    Lear Corporation has announced that its Xevo software business has partnered with Grubhub for contactless food ordering services in FCA vehicles, according to a company press release on 11 January. This is an expansion on Uconnect Market's transaction capabilities for contactless transactions in ...
    Global OEMs adjust vehicle production due to semiconductor supply shortage
    In the past week, Ford Motor, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Nissan Motor have all announced that they would cut vehicle production in January due to a shortage of semiconductors, according to a Reuters article on 8 January. Ford also announced that it would idle the Louisville Assembly p...
    FCA to invest USD250 million in India, to focus on higher localization
    The Indian subsidiary of Italian-American carmaker, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), has announced that it will be making a fresh investment of USD250 million in India in order to widen its product range and increase localization. According to a report filed by business news publication Mint on 5 Ja...
    08-Jan-2021 News Investments
    FCA’s new Fiat 500 EV to feature Amazon Alexa voice experience
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced that Amazon’s Alexa voice services will be embedded in the new Fiat 500 electric vehicle (EV), according to company press release on 29 December. It is offered as part of the Uconnect services and will be first available in Italy, followed by Austria, ...
    Merger: FCA, Groupe PSA merger obtains shareholders’ approval
    Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have announced that their respective shareholders’ meetings, which were held on 4 January, has approved the merger of the two companies to form Stellantis N.V., which will be the fourth largest automotive group after the Volkswagen Group, Toyota, and ...
    05-Jan-2021 News Mergers
    FCA to invest USD204 million at Tychy plant in Poland to produce electrified vehicles
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has planned to invest PLN755 million (approximately USD204.28 million) in its manufacturing facility located at Tychy in Poland. According to a report by motoring publication Automotive News Europe on 29 December, FCA stated that this investment will upgrade the Tychy...
    Jeep launches Wrangler Sahara 4xe and Rubicon 4xe hybrid SUVs
    FCA-owned American carmaker, Jeep, has launched its latest hybrid SUV, the Wrangler Sahara 4xe and Wrangler Rubicon 4xe. According to a press release issued by Jeep on 23 December, the company states that the 2021 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4xe integrates two electric motors and a 17 kWh, 400V lithiu...
    29-Dec-2020 News New Products
    European Commission approves FCA, PSA merger
    The European Commission has approved the previously announced merger of Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and PSA Group, according to a press release by the executive arm of the European Union on 21 December. The approval will pave the formation of Stellantis, which will be the fourth-largest aut...
    22-Dec-2020 News Mergers
    FCA selects Cerence to provide conversational AI in all-new Fiat 500 EV
    Cerence has announced that FCA has picked Cerence to provide conversational AI in the Fiat 500 electric vehicle (EV), according to a company press release dated 16 December. The system can be activated with a “Hey Fiat”. The automotive assistant features Cerence’s edge conversational and inter...
    FCA to set up global digital hub in Hyderabad, India
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will invest USD150 million to set up a new global digital hub in the southern city of Hyderabad in India, Money Control reported on 16 December. The facility is expected to create 1000 new jobs by the end of 2021 and there are plans to increase hiring over the next tw...
    FCA partners with NewMotion for EV charging service in 12 European countries
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and NewMotion, a European smart charging solutions provider, have partnered to support FCA’s business customers’ transition to electric mobility, according to a press release by NewMotion on16 December 2020. Under the partnership, FCA’s business customers will r...
    FCA, ENGIE to deliver 25MW power through V2G between 2023 to 2027
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and ENGIE have been awarded with 25 MW of capacity to provide ultra-fast frequency regulation services to Terna, FCA announced in a press release on 11 December. The innovative grid service, named ultra-fast frequency regulation (Fast Reserve), will contribute to...
    Maserati to offer SiriusXM with 360L across all MY 2021 vehicles as standard
    SiriusXM has announced that Maserati will offer SiriusXM with 360L as a standard feature across all model year (MY) 2021 vehicles in the United States, according to a press release on 9 December. For Maserati, the SiriusXM with 360L will feature Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora, which allows...
    Maserati to electrify all models in next five years
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles–owned luxury and sports car manufacturer Maserati has announced that its entire product portfolio will be equipped with either a hybrid or purely electric drivetrain within the next five years. According to a report filed by news agency Reuters on 26 Novemb...
    Hankook Tire supplies Kinergy Eco² OE tires for Fiat 500 and Panda models
    South Korean Hankook Tire will equip two Fiat models with its OE tire, Kinergy Eco², according to a company press release on 26 November 2020. The company will supply tires for Fiat 500 and Fiat Panda models in 175/65R14T size. “Finding the perfect combination of compound, construction, a...
    Maserati picks Ubigi to provide in-vehicle Wi-Fi services
    Maserati selected Ubigi to offer in-vehicle Wi-Fi services for its cars in certain European countries, Ubigi said in a press statement on 23 November. Passengers will be able to stream, browse, and share while up to eight devices can be connected through the in-built Wi‑Fi hotspot. Maserati wil...
    FCA partners with Kaluza to develop smart EV charging solutions
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has partnered with Kaluza to develop smart electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, FCA announced in a press release 18 November. During the first phase of their partnership, the two companies will develop a smart charging service for Fiat 500 EV customers using the ...
    FCA recalls 5,450 vehicles in Canada to replace EGR cooler
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 5,450 vehicles in Canada to replace the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 18 November. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2014–19 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles. Signific...
    20-Nov-2020 News Recalls
    AAM supplies EcoTrac disconnecting AWD for 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan
    The US-based chassis components supplier American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) is supplying its EcoTrac® Disconnecting All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)’s new 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan, according to a press release on 19 November 2020. AAM's system provides AWD safe...
    Rising engine downsizing trend to propel demand for turbochargers in the medium term
    Automobile manufacturers (OEMs) across the globe are facing immense pressure to improve efficiency, lower emissions, and fuel consumption, while increasing power and torque outputs from their vehicles. OEMs have already incorporated various methods in order to achieve these targets, including lightw...
    FCA Italy, Engie EPS agree to set up e-mobility JV
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Italy S.p.A. and Engie EPS, an Italian technology company specializing in energy storage and e-mobility, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at creating a joint venture (JV) to make inroads into the European e-mobility landscape. According to a press relea...
    Honda partners with Tesla to jointly meet fleet emission standards in Europe
    Honda Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have pooled their fleets along with Tesla in order to comply with emission norms for passenger vehicles in the European region in 2020. According to a report published by news agency Bloomberg on 2 November, Honda was newly added last week to a Eur...
    Groupe PSA reduces stake in Faurecia to 39%
    Groupe PSA has announced the completion of the sale of 9,663,000 shares in Faurecia, representing approximately a 7% stake in the French supplier, via an institutional private placement, the automaker said in a press release on 28 October. The proceeds from the transaction amount to approximately EU...
    FCA recalls 2,660 vehicles in Canada to replace driver-side rearview mirror glass
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 2,660 vehicles in Canada to replace the driver-side rearview mirror glass, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 8 October. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2020 Ram 1500 and 2500 vehicles. Significance: In the s...
    23-Oct-2020 News Recalls
    FCA to invest up to USD1.2 billion in Canada’s Windsor plant to build EVs
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has committed to invest up to CAD1.5 billion (USD1.2 billion) at its Windsor assembly plant in Ontario, Canada, to build electric vehicles (EVs), after reaching a three-year tentative agreement with worker union Unifor on Thursday (15 October), the union said in a pre...
    16-Oct-2020 News Investments
    FCA suspends operations at Windsor plant in Canada for three weeks
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Canada will suspend operations at its Windsor Assembly Plant for three weeks beginning 28 September through 16 October, according to a report by Windsor Star on 22 September. Normal shift schedules are expected to resume the week of 19 October. The plant, which employs abou...
    Maserati to use Alcantara in all-new MC20 supercar’s interior
    Maserati is planning to use Alcantara in the all-new MC20 supercar’s interior, Alcantara S.p.A announced in a press release on 22 September. The premium material will be used for seating, as well as on its headliner, door pillars, side panels, steering wheel, and instrument panel. The new MC20 is ...
    EIB increases FCA’s financing for BEVs and PHEVs to over USD947 million
    European Investment Bank (EIB) has increased its financing to FCA for battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) to EUR800 million (USD947 million), the company announced in a press release on 18 September. Investments will be mainly in plants located in southern Ita...
    ZF to supply 8-speed PHEV transmission for Jeep Wrangler 4xe
    Germany-based automotive transmission systems supplier, ZF Friedrichshafen, has announced that it will be supplying its 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for installation in the new 4WD Jeep Wrangler 4xe with a front-longitudinal drive configuration. According to a ...
    FCA inaugurates V2G pilot project in Mirafiori, Italy
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has inaugurated its vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot project in Mirafiori, Italy, the automaker announced in a press release on 14 September. The V2G pilot plant is located in the Drosso logistics area in the evocative headquarters of the Heritage Hub within the Mirafiori ...
    FCA recalls 26,361 vehicles in US to update body control module software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 26,361 vehicles in the United States due to update body control module (BCM) software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 27 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2018–20 Dod...
    15-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 32,318 vehicles in US over issue with engine calibration software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 32,318 vehicles in the United States over issue with engine calibration software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 27 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019–20 Ram 3500...
    15-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 160,229 vehicles in US to modify driver's floormat
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 160,229 vehicles in the United States to modify driver's floormat, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 27 August. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019–20 Ram 1500 vehicles equip...
    09-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 160,200 vehicles in US over issue with all-weather floormats
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling approximately 160,200 vehicles in the United States over issue with all-weather floormats, according to a recall notice on the website of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019–20 Ram 1500 ...
    01-Sep-2020 News Recalls
    BorgWarner to supply EGR modules for FCA’s mild hybrid vehicles
    BorgWarner, a US-based automotive powertrain components and systems supplier, has announced that it will be supplying exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) modules for the mild-hybrid vehicle fleet of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). In a press statement issued by BorgWarner on 26 August, the company m...
    27-Aug-2020 News New Products
    FCA recalls 132,000 vehicles globally to update powertrain control module software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling nearly 132,000 vehicles in globally to update powertrain control module software, according to a report by Automotive News Canada on 24 August. The recall covers some 58,000 units in the United States, and 22,079 in Canada. The recall involves certain mod...
    25-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls nearly 58,000 vehicles in US to update powertrain control module software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling Approximately 58,000 vehicles in the United States to update powertrain control module software, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2014–16 Jeep G...
    24-Aug-2020 News Recalls
    Impact of 48V technology on automotive thermal management systems
    One of the most significant developments in recent times in the automotive field is the emergence of 48V electrical architecture. Steadily increasing levels of electrification in vehicles, from the introduction of electric power steering to large infotainment system displays, are placing heavie...
    FCA recalls 925,239 vehicles in US to replace driver's airbag cover
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 925,239 vehicles in the United States over an issue with driver's airbag cover, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website on 7 July. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2008–10 Chrysler To...
    23-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    Maserati unveils new Ghibli sedan with mild hybrid powertrain
    Italian carmaker Maserati has revealed its first-ever hybrid vehicle, the new Ghibli. According to a press statement issued by the company on 16 July, the new Maserati Ghibli is driven by a fully redesigned 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, turbocharged gasoline engine that produces 330 hp and a peak t...
    17-Jul-2020 News New Products
    FCAꟷGroupe PSA merged entity will be named ‘Stellantis’
    Groupe PSA and Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) have announced that the name of the entity that will be created when the two companies merge will be ‘Stellantis’. In a press release issued by Groupe PSA dated 15 July, the company revealed the name in a step toward the planned merger that was ...
    FCA recalls 188,249 vehicles in Canada to replace airbag cover on steering wheel
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 188,249 vehicles in Canada to replace airbag cover on steering wheel, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 8 July. The recall involves certain model year (MY) 2008–10 Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan, ...
    15-Jul-2020 News Recalls
    FCA partners with DCS for launching joint EV charging service in Europe
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has partnered with Digital Charging Services (DCS) to jointly launch electric vehicle (EV) charging service in Europe, DCS announced in a press release on 19 June. The two companies have developed integrated charging services under which Fiat and Jeep customers buying...
    FCA recalls more than 91,000 vehicles globally to fix transmission software
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling more than 91,000 vehicles globally to fix transmission software, according to a report by Detroit Free Press on 18 June. The recall affects model year 2014-17 Cherokees equipped with a two-speed power transfer unit. Those with a single speed power transfe...
    22-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls nearly 22,600 Pacifica Hybrids in US over issue with 12-V battery connection
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall of nearly 22,600 Pacifica Hybrids in the United States over issue with 12-V battery connection, according to a recall notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website. The recall involves certain model year 2017–20 Chr...
    11-Jun-2020 News Recalls
    Connected car data startup Otonomo partners with FCA for data services in Europe
    Otonomo has announced an agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) under which the startup will get de-identified, aggregated data from FCA connected vehicles in Europe and deliver new use cases such as advanced mapping, advanced traffic management and planning, and smart city applications, a c...
    FCA picks Targa Telematics as technology partner for fleet management services in Europe
    Targa Telematics and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) have signed a multiyear agreement for fleet management solutions in Europe, Automotive World reported on 5 June. Targa will install a black box on FCA vehicles capable of recording and transmitting vehicle data and creating a technological arch...
    Fiat tests new technology to auto switch hybrids cars to electric mode
    Fiat is testing a new technology in Turin city that will automatically switch plug-in hybrid cars to electric mode when entering city centers, Reuters reported, citing the company. The system has been tested on the new Jeep Renegade 4xe hybrid plug-in model. According to the report, the project coul...
    FCA picks ENGIE Eps as technology partner for V2G project in Turin
    FCA has selected ENGIE Eps as the technology partner for the first phase of the Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) pilot project at the FCA plant in Turin, Italy, a press release on 20 May read. The project will focus on the interaction between FCA full electric vehicles (EVs) and the power grid. The ini...
    FCA starts work on V2G pilot project at Mirafiori plant in Italy
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and ENGIE Eps have started work on the first phase of the vehicle-to-grid (V2G) pilot project at FCA’s Mirafiori plant in Italy, ENGIE announced in a press release on 20 May. FCA has selected ENGIE Eps as the technology partner for the project, to build that infrast...
    FCA recalls 76,280 vehicles in Canada over issue with windshield wiper arms
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 76,280 vehicles in Canada over issue with windshield wiper arms, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 9 April. the recall involves certain model year 2019–20 Jeep Compass and Ram 1500 vehicles. Significance: In certain v...
    20-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls 46,772 vehicles in Canada over issue with rearview camera display
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is issuing a safety recall for 47,772 vehicles in Canada over an issue with rearview camera display, according to a recall notice on the website of Transport Canada on 6 April. The recall affects certain model year (MY) 2019–20 Chrysler Pacifica; Dodge Challenger, a...
    16-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    FCA recalls nearly 425,600 vehicles in US to fix windshield wipers
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 425,588 vehicles in the United States to fix windshield wipers, according to a recall notice on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on 9 April. The recall involves certain model year 2019–20 Ram 1500 and 1500 Classic pickup...
    15-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls 318,537 vehicles in the US over rearview camera display issue
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is recalling 318,537 vehicles in the United States over an issue with backup camera images, according to a report by Consumer Reports on 8 April. The recall covers certain model year (MY) 2019–20 vehicles with the 8.4- and 12-inch screens. The recall involves MY 202...
    10-Apr-2020 News Recalls
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ford, FCA, Toyota extend production suspension at North American plants
    Automakers in North America have announced further extension in production suspension in response to  a sharp increase in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. In a press release issued on 26 March, Ford said it was aiming to restart production at select plant in North America as early as next we...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Ferrari extends production suspension at Italy plant to 14 April
    Ferrari has said that it plans to resume production at its Maranello and Modena plants in Italy from 14 April, but this decision will be subject to supply chain continuity, according to a company press release on 27 March. The Italian luxury car maker, along with most international OEMs have suspend...
    30-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Automakers, suppliers offer help to build medical ventilators
    The automotive industry is collaborating to help medical equipment suppliers ramp up production of medical ventilators to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Reuters reported last week. Last week, General Motors (GM) partnered with Ventec Life Systems to increase the product...
    23-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: FCA suspends production across all plants in North America until end of March
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) agreed on 18 March to gradually stop production at all its plants across North America through the end of March to prevent spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the automaker said in a press release. According to FCA’s 2019 Annual Report, the c...
    20-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    COVID-19 pandemic: Toyota to temporarily close operations at plants in Europe, North America
    Toyota Motor has announced plans to temporarily close operations at its plants in Europe and North America to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Japanese automaker said in two separate press releases. In Europe, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) decided to organize p...
    19-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
    FCA picks Cerence Drive for voice recognition in Uconnect 5 platform
    Cerence has announced that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has selected voice recognition–technology Cerence Drive for the new Uconnect 5 global platform, the company said in a press release on 17 March. Customers can access Uconnect 5 by a voice command that corresponds to the brand like “He...
    COVID-19 pandemic: UAW says GM, Ford, FCA agree to implement partial shutdown of facilities in US
    The United Automobile Workers (UAW) union informed that the three automakers in Detroit—General Motors (GM), Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)—have agreed to address concerns about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic to factory workers by implementing partial shutdown of fac...
    18-Mar-2020 News COVID-19
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