Kubica, 35, joins Alfa Romeo as reserve for 2020 F1 series

LONDON, England – Robert Kubica has joined Alfa Romeo as the F1 team’s 2020 reserve driver… a role he first  filled 14 years earlier when he made his F1 debut with the team then known as BMW Sauber. The deal will also see Polish oil company PKN Orlen, which backed the now 35-year-old’s comeback in…

Three auto giants uniting to create monster motor group

MILAN, Italy / PARIS, France – Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot owner PSA are to join forces through a 50-50 share swop to create the world’s fourth-largest automaker which will likely trigger a new wave of consolidation in the auto industry. The intention is to create a $50-billion company based in the Netherlands but with listings…

Fiat Chrysler on track to boost Cheetah Centre charity

MIDRAND, South Africa – Corporate teams will attempt to match the speed of a cheetah when they race each other at the 11th annual Charity Cheetah Karting Day at Zwartkops Karting track on Sunday October 13, 2019. Fiat Chrysler SA has let their most talented team members loose for the day in aid of the…

Cost-saving accolade for sporting Alfa Stelvio 2.0T Super Q4

MIDRAND, Gauteng – Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio (above), since launching in November 2017, claims to have set the bar among the executive SUV class, ”It’s delivered a thrilling driving experience, outstanding performance, and eye-catching styling,” the automaker says. ”Now this 2019 SA Car of the Year finalist has added the title ”most cost-effective vehicle to service”…

Fiat Spider goes turbo for US show with Urbana Edition

Urbana Edition offers unique sporty look-and-feel Most powerful four-cylinder turbo in class Only model with turbocharged power standard AUBURN HILLS, Michigan – Fiat America has announced a range of models from the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Urbana Edition., and they are beautiful and they will be displayed at the 2019 New York auto show. The…

Look out for Alfa Romeo Racing clover leaf on 2019 F1 grids

LONDON, England – The Sauber name will be absent from the 2019 Formula 1 grid. Instead, the cars will be emblazoned with the words Alfa Romeo Racing. It’s all part of a new and extended sponsorship deal for the team that was eighth of the 10 teams in the 2018 Constructors’ championship but it will…

Want an Alfa? Hang on, Giulia and Stelvio updated

Euro 6D engines across Giuila and Stelvio ranges Veloce Ti joins Giulia models with Quadrifoglio style Five-year warranty, three years servicing  MILAN, Italy – The Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio ranges have been refreshed to include the latest range of Euro 6D engines, higher standard specification and the introduction of the Giulia Veloce Ti. The…

RGM conversion magic: Little Alfa 4C tuned into supercar

Radically changed from the showroom version Seriously mean engine output increases in deal ‘No bolt-on – we scoured the planet for parts’ JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – A car buyer doesn’t usually take delivery twice but one South African Alfa Romeo loyalist who switched flags just did: the first time he collected his Alfa 4C sport coupe…

New Stelvio star of FCA’s Jozi pop-up store

MIDRAND, South Africa – Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is to open the brand’s first pop-up store in South Africa in time for Christmas 2017. The selling concept is growing in popularity across Europe but this one will be erected by Arnold Chatz Cars, an FCA franchise, at Johannesburg’s Clearwater Mall (see map) in Strubens Valley on the …

Leclerc joins Ericsson at Alfa Romeo F1 team

By AGNIESZKA FLAK ARESE, Italy – Formula E champion Charles Leclerc will move up to Formula 1 with Alfa Romeo-backed Sauber for the 2018 season. Marcus Ericcson will remain on the drivers’ list  despite scoring zero points through 2017. The announcement, according to Reuters, was made by Fiat Chrysler’s chief executive Sergio Marchionne on Saturday…

Alfa Stelvio claims ‘fastest SUV’ status on Nürburgring (V)

Alfa Stelvio SUV scheduled for SA in 2018 Named for the famous mountain pass in northern Italy 2.9-litre V6 engine rated for 375kW and 600Nm MIDRAND, Gauteng – Alfa Romeo’s Stelvio Quadrifoglio has claimed the title “world’s fastest production SUV” by setting a benchmark lap time on Germany’s Nürburgring. Alfa SA describes it as “just the…

SA in line for Alfa Stelvio SUV – first in brand’s history

Century on – and finally a Fiat SUV SA in queue for supply – think fourth quarter New engines, all-wheel drive units for SA ROME, Italy – Alfa Romeo showrooms in Europe have opened their order books for the brand’s first SUV, a Stelvio model with a 132kW 2.2 diesel engine, eight-speed auto transmission and…