A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Time to confess. I’m a European nationalist (if such a thing is possible), if I could afford it I would buy Paul Smith over Ralph Lauren, Citroen over Chrysler, Bordeaux over Napa Valley, Cornas over Barossa.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2018
Sat, 13 Jan, 2018
Our series counting down the decades of Ford’s century in Ireland reaches the 1930s, and at a time when industries across the world were failing, the Ford Marina plant went into overdrive.
Mon, 20 Feb, 2017
Ford has announced it plans to invest $1.6bn (€1.4bn) to build more small cars in Mexico, starting in 2018, triggering a fresh blast of criticism from Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.
Thu, 07 Apr, 2016
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) chief Sergio Marchionne reportedly said last weekend that seeking a merger with General Motors was a “high priority” and such a deal would also be the best strategic option for the Detroit rival.
Sat, 12 Sep, 2015
With technology within modern vehicles becoming more and more dependant on the internet WIRED.com decided to show how easy it is to hack them.
Wed, 22 Jul, 2015
The quality of vehicles made by European, Korean and US companies has improved so much in recent years that Japanese manufacturers, long the industry standard, are having trouble keeping pace.
Thu, 18 Jun, 2015
Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, a school dropout who built Las Vegas’ biggest hotels, tried to take over Chrysler, and bought and sold MGM at a profit three times, has died aged 98.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2015
THE LOOK of horror on many people’s faces when you tell them that the Jeep Renegade which you are driving and which also they are inquiring about is now basically a Fiat, has to be seen to be believed.
Sat, 06 Jun, 2015
The dubious honour of the largest consumer recall in US history — which was once held by Johnson & Johnson’s Tylenol drug — now belongs to the Japanese car-parts supplier, Takata.
Sat, 23 May, 2015
Nick Wyatt takes us for a ride in his 1972 Dodge Custom 200 Stepside Pickup which he says is pretty quick for a heavy truck.
Sat, 16 May, 2015
There has been an unseemly dash among car manufacturers to plug holes in their model line-ups.
Sat, 28 Mar, 2015
On the outskirts of Stuttgart, the German city where Gottlieb Daimler invented the car 129 years ago, a team of engineers is envisioning a future when people won’t own or even drive their cars.
Sat, 07 Feb, 2015
As a motoring hack — or, indeed, a critic of any kind — it is always a tad worrying when you are complimented for being too kind to any given subject. In my case, it gets very worrying indeed when car company executives pally-up to tell you that you’ve really been too kind to their brand in recent times.
Sat, 10 Jan, 2015
THIS year has been good for the motor industry, and next year will be better.
Sat, 06 Dec, 2014
THERE was a time not so long ago when Jeep, while regarded as an icon of motoring greatness in its homeland, was looked upon here in Europe as something of a poor relation when it came to either Japanese or European 4x4 brands.
Sat, 15 Nov, 2014
Fiat Chrysler has announced plans to spin-off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2014
Voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making drivers even more distracted, new studies have found.
Tue, 07 Oct, 2014
While rivals roll out new models and concept cars, Fiat has little to show at the Paris auto show besides another variant of its retro-styled 500 compact car, in what is starting to look like a worrying trend for its namesake brand.
Fri, 03 Oct, 2014
Europe’s anemic car market rebound could be over before it has really begun. That is the fear of executives as they gather for the Paris car show on Thursday, the biggest industry event in the regional calendar.
Tue, 30 Sep, 2014
Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, chairman of Italian luxury sports car maker Ferrari, is quitting to be replaced by the boss of parent group Fiat after the two men clashed over strategy and the Formula One team’s poor results.
Wed, 10 Sep, 2014
So is it true love or just a holiday romance?
Thu, 07 Aug, 2014
A HUGE crowd turned out last week for the official announcement by Fiat Group Automobiles Ireland of the appointment of Dan Seaman Motors as sales and after sales partner in the south of Ireland.
Sat, 12 Jul, 2014
IT’S been a funny couple of years for Italian giant Fiat in
Mon, 19 May, 2014
A few months ago, I reviewed the new Jeep Compass and I thought it was terrible. It had a decent engine and that was about it. The rest of it was a damning indictment of American car production.
Fri, 16 May, 2014
New signs of life in the manufacturing sector helped push the US stock market to a record high today.
Wed, 02 Apr, 2014
For US investors, February is starting off even rougher than January.
Tue, 04 Feb, 2014
US vice president Joe Biden says the US government’s wager on the motor industry has paid off.
Fri, 17 Jan, 2014
Fiat’s €3.18bn deal to gain full control of Chrysler Group sent its shares to a near two-and-a-half-year high yesterday, despite doubts over whether the Italian carmaker could use the merger to cut losses in Europe.
Fri, 03 Jan, 2014
Fiat shares have surged after the Italian carmaker announced it had reached an agreement to gain full control of Chrysler.
Thu, 02 Jan, 2014
Excessive salaries in the public sector in a time of austerity, are they justifiable, what is the worth of a man?
Sat, 07 Dec, 2013
A jump in US car sales and other good news on the economy helped drive the stock market higher yesterday.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2013
Detroit, once the symbol of American industrial might, has become the biggest US city to file for bankruptcy, its finances ravaged and its neighbourhoods hollowed out by a long, slow decline in population and car making.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2013
Ill-judged comments on Twitter and Facebook may cost your job.
Thu, 21 Feb, 2013
Unabashed sentimentality took the unofficial Super Bowl trophy for advertising brilliance, with draft horses and pickup trucks both putting a lump in America’s collective throat.
Tue, 05 Feb, 2013
American Pie singer Don McLean has been fined $400 for driving his Chrysler too fast through a school zone.
Sat, 26 Jan, 2013
Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney dive back into campaigning on Thursday after the president put politics aside to spend three days managing the federal response to the superstorm that battered the east coast of the US.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2012
The Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union said it reached a tentative deal with General Motors, leaving Chrysler as the only Detroit carmaker that has not agreed to a new labour deal.
Fri, 21 Sep, 2012
Actor and film director Clint Eastwood today earned plenty of bad reviews for his latest performance – a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney.
Fri, 31 Aug, 2012
There was more than one storyline playing out on the US stock market today.
Wed, 01 Aug, 2012
Another dose of bad economic news threatened Barack Obama’s re-election chances, offering Republican challenger Mitt Romney fresh ammunition to exploit just four months from election day.
Sat, 07 Jul, 2012
Carroll Shelby, the car racer and designer who built the Shelby Cobra sports car and injected testosterone into Ford’s Mustang and Chrysler’s Viper, has died at 89.
Sat, 12 May, 2012