Fiat Chrysler and Hyundai are exploring a technical partnership, but there are no merger talks, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said. FCA also has not made a decision on spinning off its supplier division, Magneti Marelli, and robotics maker Comau, he said.
Kia and Alfa Romeo have for the first time ever been named finalists for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year Awards. The nine vehicles still in the running for the 2018 awards also include two chances for Honda to extend its winning streak to a third consecutive year.
Hyundai Motor America and its dealers still are struggling to resolve differences over the spinoff of the Genesis retail network. Tensions flared at a dealer council conference in Dallas this month when frustrated attendees briefly walked out of a meeting with brand executives.
It's too early to tell what kind of sales impression Kia's nascent Stinger performance sedan will have for the brand. But its design impact was felt the minute Kia pulled off the covers at the 2017 Detroit auto show.
Spy photographers recently captured the Hyundai FCEV, revealing the crossover's styling cues are largely carried over from a concept that debuted in August. The production FCEV will be formally introduced at CES in January.