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Fiat Chrysler proposes a merger with Renault

A 2016 Fiat crossover is on display during the Washington Auto Show at the Washington Auto Show in Washington DC on January 28, 2016.
A 2016 Fiat crossover. Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said in a statement it's submitted a proposal for a 50-50 merger with Groupe Renault, with a board of governors holding a majority of independent directors.

Why it matters: The group would fall under a Dutch parent company be considered the third largest car manufacturer in the world, producing estimated sales of 8.7 million vehicles a year, per CNBC.