The History of Lancia

Vincenzo Lancia

Part of the Stellantis conglomerate, Lancia is a car manufacturer based in Italy, renowned for its rally heritage, and automotive innovation. The brand was born in the early 1900s and produced a myriad of well-known cars, like the Stratos, Delta, and Fulvia. However, since the late 1990s and early 2000s … Read more

Top Automotive Stories of 2019

Every year has its big stories and the automotive industry has its share of blockbuster events. Throughout the year, Auto Trends Magazine followed the news and shared select stories here as well as through social media, especially via Facebook. We’ve noticed a number of “year-end” articles emerging over the past … Read more

Fiat Chrysler Renault Merger Talk Heightens

A blockbuster merger of automotive manufacturers may produce the world’s largest automaker, especially if two outside automakers are also brought in. Fiat Chrysler, itself the result of a 2014 merger between European and North American manufacturers may soon tie in with Renault, the French automaker. Renault is currently reviewing an … Read more

Flagging Fiat Sales: No Easy Answer

The Fiat brand has this 500X crossover in its portfolio.   It must be tough sitting in a meeting of Fiat Chrysler brand heads, especially if your brand is underperforming. Sixty-eight straight months of year-over-year sales improvements puts an enormous pressure on executives to succeed. Sure, the streak will someday … Read more

Fiat Chrysler Product Delays Mount

Product delays will keep several Jeep, Ram, Dodge and Chrysler products from reaching showrooms when originally planned. FCA is pouring its resources into Alfa Romeo, a gambit that might backfire. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been in the news a lot lately, mainly due to chief executive Sergio Marchionne’s efforts … Read more

Pentastar Engine Family Passes 5 Million Milestone

Pentastar is the name of Fiat Chrsyler’s modern V-6 engine family. The engines are found in more than a dozen models, and power a variety of vehicles. To date, more than 5 million of these engines have been deployed worldwide. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was the first FCA model with … Read more

Why No One Wants To Hook Up With Fiat Chrysler (FCA)

Rumors of a possible Fiat Chrysler (FCA) alliance with another automaker have been circulating for the past several months. That’s understandable as FCA chairman Sergio Marchionne has iterated that his company’s best chance for long-term survival may be tied with the fortunes of another automaker. Highly-regarded Reuters is one of … Read more