FCA is Not Merging With Hyundai Anytime Soon

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) CEO Sergio Marchionne has confirmed there are no merger talks between the automaker and Hyundai.

Reports of Hyundai’s interest in acquiring FCA surfaced in late September, but Marchionne recently addressed those rumors, confirming a merger isn’t going to be happening anytime soon. There are however, talks about a technical partnership between the two companies, one that makes sense in Marchionne’s mind since FCA already purchases components from Hyundai. FCA is exploring to see if it can agree with Hyundai on “other points, especially for the development of transmission and hydrogen,” said Marchionne.

When asked by journalists if the collaboration could turn into a merger, Marchionne replied, “I don’t believe so.”

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Marchionne is currently working on a new business plan to 2022, although his mandate ends in April 2019. He plans on presenting the new plan in the second quarter of 2018 and part of the strategy will be to simplify its portfolio.

[Source: Reuters]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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