Everything You Need to Know About the Future of Fiat Chrysler

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Today, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles laid out its game plan for the future of its many brands.

  • The Chrysler brand will shed any pretension of being a premium offering and aim its crosshairs on the Fords and Hondas of the world. Full details.
  • Dodge will become a performance-oriented brand, even more so than today, as well as reabsorb the SRT moniker and halo Viper. Full details.
  • Jeep ... keeps being Jeep but a more global-friendly Jeep. Full details.
  • We now know when to expect the next-generation of Ram pickup trucks. Full details.
  • Fiat will be adding only a few models while a reinvigorated Alfa Romeo will inundate the U.S. with a handful of new cars and SUVs. Full details.
By David Thomas | May 6, 2014 | Comments (3)

Fiat's Italian Brands Plan Massive Assault

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The first name in the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is, of course, Fiat, but that doesn't mean there will be much news for the Italian brand in the U.S. over the next five years.

Dodge Means Performance: SRT Comes Back to the Fold

Only a couple of new Fiat models are coming to our market by 2018, but combined with the relaunch of the Alfa Romeo badge and the expansion of Maserati in the U.S., there will be some interesting new vehicles to see down at the Italian end of your FCA showroom:

By Aaron Bragman | May 6, 2014 | Comments (2)

Maserati Shows Alfieri Concept, Makes Us Excited for Next GranTurismo

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The 2014 Geneva International Motor Show is in full swing, and one of the highlights is the sexy concept coupe from Maserati, the Alfieri. Built on the occasion of Maserati's 100th anniversary, it's meant to point the direction of future Maserati sports cars. The company's only coupe is currently the GranTurismo, which is starting to get a little long in the tooth, and always has been considered more of a boulevardier than a sports car.

By Aaron Bragman | March 6, 2014 | Comments (1)

Alfa Romeo Plans Arrival of 4C for June

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The Alfa Romeo 4C has become an auto-industry punch line, a car whose ETA is in perpetual delay — sort of like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's backup-camera mandate. It looks like Alfa will beat NHTSA to the punch: The Detroit News reports that Maserati dealerships will sell the lightweight sports car in June 2014.

Alfa Romeo 4C: First Look

We'll believe it when we see it. Fiat first showed a 4C concept at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show. A production version bowed two years later with U.S. sales promised sometime in 2013. That didn't happen, but at least this latest announcement keeps with the delay Fiat issued in September 2013. High-performing Fiat dealerships — some of which are standalone dealers, some of which are incorporated into Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram showrooms — will get the car, too, though exact timing remains elusive. Maserati and Alfa Romeo are two subsidiaries of the recently merged Fiat Chrysler Automobile.

By Kelsey Mays | February 26, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Maserati Ghibli Photo Gallery (28 Photos)

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Hot off its TV debut in a Super Bowl XLVIII commercial, we got to take a closer look at Maserati's gorgeous, yet moderately priced new sedan at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Aimed at the BMW 5 Series, the new 2014 Ghibli starts at $66,900, a relative bargain for the premium brand. 

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The Ghibli is Maserati's first midsize four-door luxury sport sedan. Power comes from a Ferrari-sourced twin-turbo V-6 good for "over 400 horsepower," Maserati said in a statement. Check out the gallery for more photos; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears. 

By Jennifer Geiger | February 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2005-08 Maserati Quattroporte; 2008 Granturismo

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Maserati is recalling 7,438 model-year 2005-2008 Quattroporte and 2008 Granturismo vehicles due to faulty tie rod assemblies, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The handful of model-year 2008 Alfa Romeo 8Cs sold in the U.S. are also affected.

The affected vehicles have rear tie rod assemblies that lack a sufficient amount of anti-corrosion material, allowing them to weaken. This could lead to a loss of vehicle control. Maserati "has not received any reports nor is it aware of any accidents or personal injuries related to this issue," the automaker said in a statement.

Maserati will start notifying owners in June, and dealers will inspect and replace the affected parts for free. Owners can call Maserati at 877-696-2737 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

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By Jennifer Geiger | May 20, 2013 | Comments (0)

Maserati to Unveil Updated Quattroporte at 2013 Detroit Auto Show

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A larger, revised version of Maserati's flagship sedan will meet the public in Detroit this January. Maserati is calling the new Quattroporte the sixth-generation of the sedan, though the changes appear minor.

The automaker says the car is "more generous in size when compared to the previous model" but didn't provide specs. New exterior styling cues tie the sedan to its coupe siblings — namely, new front-end styling, a more prominent belt line and revised taillamp design. The grille, the three side vents and Quattroporte's triangular C-pillar return.

Maserati didn't release many powertrain details. What's under the hood will likely remain a mystery until the car debuts at the Detroit auto show, though the license plate pictured (below) hints at a 530-horsepower version. The current Quattroporte is powered by a 4.7-liter V-8 that makes 434 hp in the S model and 444 hp in the Sport GTS.

Check out more pictures after the jump. Stay tuned as we learn more about the vehicles scheduled to debut at the 2013 Detroit auto show.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 6, 2012 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2012 Maserati GranTurismo and Quattroporte

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Maserati is recalling 485 model-year 2012 versions of the GranTurismo and Quattroporte due to problems with the tire pressure monitoring system, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In the affected vehicles, a software error prevents the system from alerting the driver when it detects low pressure. Driving on a tire with low pressure increases the risk a crash.

Maserati will notify owners starting in early November, and dealers will replace the tire pressure monitoring system for free. Owners can call Maserati at 201-816- 2600 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

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By Jennifer Geiger | October 18, 2012 | Comments (0)

Euro Flair in Full Force at 2012 Paris Motor Show

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The Los Angeles Auto Show may mark the official start of the American auto show season, but the 2012 Paris Motor Show is the beginning of the international season.

This year, the 2012 Paris Motor Show offered some exciting unveilings, including the Jaguar F-Type, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, Lexus LF-CC and Maserati Levante. Other notables include the Audi RS5 Cabriolet, Volkswagen GTI and Volvo V40 Cross Country, which are rolling down the Parisian catwalk as we speak.

Check out the photos of some of the best releases at the show thus far.  

By Colin Bird | September 28, 2012 | Comments (1)

Maserati To Name its First SUV Levante

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At the Paris Motor Show today, Maserati confirmed a name for its first SUV: the Levante. Maserati named it after a street in Bologna, Italy, where Automotive News notes the Maserati brothers moved the brand's offices in 1919. The Levante is the production version of Maserati's Kubang SUV concept (above), which we saw at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Maserati has yet to reveal any specifics on the production Levante besides its name, but the automaker promised the Kubang's Jeep Grand Cherokee underpinnings (Fiat controls Maserati and Jeep parent Chrysler) would mean virtually nothing to Maserati's production SUV. The automaker claims it’ll be 100% Maserati and to its credit, the Kubang looks nothing like the Grand Cherokee.

Maserati fans can exhale now that the SUV won't be called Kubang — possibly the easiest target for jokes since the Ford Aspire. The automaker also confirmed that a "new high-end E segment" four-door sedan will be called the Ghibli, resurrecting a nameplate from the 1960s and 1970s and then again in the 1990s. It will likely slot beneath the Quattroporte sedan, which Maserati confirmed it will redesign. The current Quattroporte has been around since mid-2004. Maserati didn't reveal further details or any on-sale date for the Ghibli or next-gen Quattroporte, but we'll let you know as we learn more.

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By Kelsey Mays | September 27, 2012 | Comments (2)

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