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 |  Oct 15 2014, 11:11 AM

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Ferrari is officially under new management this week, a shift that will mark significant changes for the prancing pony brand.

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 |  Oct 08 2014, 8:32 AM

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The current CEO of Fiat Chrysler has announced his intention to step down as the head of the company in 2018. 

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 |  Apr 08 2014, 10:00 AM

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It’s unlikely that Chrysler’s future plans include small cars with diesel engines. Continue Reading…

 |  Dec 03 2013, 12:32 PM

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The latest plan to right Alfa Romeo’s sales will call on the same strategy in place with Maserati: premium global expansion.

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 |  Jul 30 2013, 11:02 AM

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The Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Grand Caravan won’t stack up to increasingly stringent fuel consumption standards and will need an overhaul soon.

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 |  Dec 11 2012, 11:01 AM

It wasn’t so long ago that diesel engines conjured images of black smoke belching trucks with exhaust stacks sticking out the sides.

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 |  Mar 02 2011, 2:58 AM

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If Fiat ever sells Alfa Romeo, says VW chairman Ferdinand Piech, Volkswagen could take the underperforming brand and quadruple its sales within five years. Ambitious? Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne certainly doesn’t think so.

“As long as I am CEO of Chrysler and Fiat,” he said, “Mr. Piech will never have Alfa Romeo.”

Marchionne suggested to Piech that VW should take care of SEAT, its ailing Spanish brand, before even considering the idea of adding another company to its 7-strong dossier. Piech had previously called SEAT a “foster child” in January, but had added that it was “growing fast.”

Overambition has never stopped Volkswagen in the past, however. “Volkswagen has time,” said Piech. After all, despite celebrating its 100th anniversary last year, Alfa Romeo only managed to sell 112,000 cars—well short of the 300,000 target it aimed to achieve with the new MiTo and Giuletta. A “money loser” is what Marchionne labeled it during his seven years with Fiat, claiming “I’m not sure if it ever really made any money.”

Hardly confidence-inspiring, but you can’t fault Piech for seeing a chance when it opens up, right?

[Source: Automotive News]