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…

These TCX fashion boots were made for biking

Touch of style to withstand the weather Several colours – special deal for ladies Full protection from road and rain BIKER fashion usually runs to leathers – some with brand colours – and big, chunky, boots – all of which is a problem when a destination is reached when less assertive bodywear is required. The…

Italian four-leafed clover brand re-buds in Franschhoek

Super-modern cars, historic village Mighty new V6 turbo in top models First order book load sold out already FRANSCHHOEK, Western Cape – Fiat Chrysler SA has introduced Alfa Romeo’s Giulia and Giulia Quattro Verde sports cars in this historic and picturesque, mountain-enclosed, village near Cape Town. Some models, described as “in limited supply”, have already…