FROM ET AUTO: Alfa Romeo Aims to Boost Sales in Luxury Cars
With the prediction of premium markets to grow at twice the rate of the mainstream passenger car segment, Fiat Chrysler’s premium brand is shifting their focus away from diesel.
FROM REUTERS: U.S. May Auto Sales Rise Slightly Despite Higher Fuel Prices
Changes in gas prices, a stronger economy, and SUV design improvements are fueling consumer demand for high-line trucks and SUVs, generating higher profits for luxury OEMs.
FROM CNN: Ford Dropped Cars but It’s Keeping the Mustang. Here’s Why
Like a Jaguar or Ferrari, most anyone that sees a Mustang knows it’s a Ford. As a household name across the nation, the Mustang now serves as one of Ford’s most valuable marketing tools – of which they plan to take full advantage.
FROM CNET: Meet the Maserati Alfieri: Italian Luxury Electrified
The automaker is ditching diesel engines and launching a range of EVs under a sub-brand called “Maserati Blue”. Part of their lineup, Alfieri, is a fully-electric sport coupe that can accelerate from 0-62 mph in less than two seconds, aiming to take on other all-electric supercars in the market.