The Fiat 500e Exemplifies FCA CEO’s Disdain for EVs

In a recent interview with Car Magazine, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne expressed how little he believes in the potential of electric vehicles, and portrayed driverless vehicles as “a mandatory future option and not even expensive.” After failing multiple times to court other automakers — many of whom have spent far more on EV technologies and alternative powertrains — into a merger with his troubled company, Marchionne’s positive remarks about autonomous vehicles are not only convenient, but a bit self-serving (Google already works with FCA on self-driving minivans). That being said, despite the automotive titan’s disregard for electric vehicles, his company does offer one electric car for sale in California and Oregon. So how has it performed in the marketplace?

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Driven: Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

With off-road ability, around town smarts, and best-in-class value retention, the Renegade Trailhawk offers a compelling "buy" statement.

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2016 Range Rover Evoque HSE Dynamic

Land Rover's small CUV offers a sporty driving setup that caters to performance-minded buyers in need of cargo capacity.

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Infographic: Which Vehicles Are Depreciation Disasters?

"What part of owning a vehicle  do you suppose costs the most? Fuel? Taxes and fees? Maintenance? Actually, what costs the most is selling your car, when you take the depreciation hit," states Car and Driver magazine.

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Report: Dodge Charger Downsizing

Reintroduced in 2005, the Dodge Charger has remained on the same platform for nearly 10 years. The LX generation has been through two refreshes and FCA has one more planned for 2019. The big changes are reserved for the next generation, and as Autoblog reports, a diet is one of them. 

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Are Used Car Prices Suffering a Decline?

Jonathan Banks explains to Car Biz Today what his team of analysts are currently seeing in the used vehicle market and the implications for dealer profitability.

 
 

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Pony Cars Come Up Short on IIHS Testing

The International Institute of Highway Safety is responsible for conducting studies related to the automobile industry; most notably its safety tests. IIHS is tasked with crash testing every car that runs on U.S. streets, and their tests are regarded as the most rigorous in the industry. According to Shifting Lanes, the institute’s most recent test of American muscle cars delivered some less than desired results.

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Spied: Camaro Z/28 Testing After Repair From Crash

The prototype — believed to be the new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 — is back. After a crash on May 12 sidelined the car, Motor Authority reports the pony car has resumed tests

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Volvo Expands Lineup, Goes Small

The Volvo Car Group is changing directions. Known for their wagons and large SUV’s, the premium auto maker has taken the first steps at targeting a new audience. Yesterday, Volvo announced two concepts poised to take the brand into new territory. 

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Corvette C8: The Mid-Engine Replacement to the Stingray?

For years, rumors have circulated in the Corvette world that a mid-engine version of the potent sports car was coming. Zora Arkus-Duntov, widely considered the man behind Corvette and the General Motors performance division, has been a proponent to the mid-engine movement. According to Car and Driver, GM looks to shift its next iteration of the Corvette to a new stage. 

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