Fiat Chrysler's U.S. sales rose nearly 15 percent last month as the auto industry steered toward its best October in 14 years. The Italian-American automaker reported sales of about 196,000, led by the booming Jeep brand with a 33 percent increase. Sales were just over 170,000 a year ago.   It was Fiat Chrysler's strongest October since...

by Charles Fleming   A beautifully restored pre-war Italian sports car once owned by musician Eric Clapton walked away with the best of show award at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance automobile exhibition. The 1936 Lancia Astura Cabriolet, with body by design house Pinin Farina, also took the top prize in its European Classic Early...

By Lawrence Ulrich Slip-sliding around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with Derek Hill in the world's last Maserati Tipo 151 – a vintage honey that tore through LeMans in the early '60s – it's possible to imagine that Maserati's glory days were all in the past. But seeing the alluring Alfieri concept car unveiled for North America, it's clear that...

With the new pint-sized Fiat 500X, Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne wants to show his vision for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is ready for the street.   The trendy Italian crossover model has a roundish front and curvy rear reminiscent of the iconic 500 subcompact, and yet it's essentially a clone of the rugged, boxy Jeep Renegade....

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU) was trading 1.23 percent lower this morning despite having announced that it sold 4 percent more vehicles in March 2015 compared to a year earlier, setting a new US record for the company.   FCA's success in North America, where it sold 202,227 vehicles, beating analysts' expectations by 2.6 percent, com...

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV reported a two-thirds jump in second-quarter profit on Thursday as the Italian-American car maker showed strong improvement in its North America margins and consolidated a timid turnaround in Europe.   Net profit rose 69% to €333 million ($366 million) in the second quarter compared with €197 million in the same...

Yesterday I had the distinct honor of waving the start flag in front of the Fairmont Hotel to mark the beginning of the 23rd annual California Mille vintage car tour. Was it the standard green flag, like in NASCAR? Not for the California Mille, a race inspired by the 1000 mile race that ran between Rome and Brescia from 1927 to 1957. It was the tri...

Tutto Italiano is coming! Bring your Italian car, motorcycle or just your love for Italian design. We welcome you to join us and appreciate the style and grace of Italian machinery at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum. Tutto Italiano is a family friendly event, featuring activities such as face painting for the kids. In addition to all the beautiful a...

Pininfarina's Modulo will star overseas at an exhibition dedicated to the most sensational cars of the Twentieth century. "Dream Cars – Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas" is the title of the exhibition, held at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta from May 21 to September 7, 2014.   The exhibition focuses on concept cars and limited edition ca...

When: Sunday, October 5, 2014 — 10 a.m.Where: Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St., Brookline, MATutto Lite: A laid back assemblage of beautiful Italian cars under the exquisite fall foliage in Larz Anderson Park. Call it — Tutto Lite, Tutto Autunno, Tutto Two. Bring your Italian car, motorcycle, or just your love for Italian Machines. Unlike...