Dow Jones Newswires: Fiat Chrysler confirms talks with Peugeot over possible combination

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said Wednesday that it is in talks that could lead to a merger with a rival.

“There are ongoing discussions aimed at creating one of the world’s leading mobility groups,” Fiat Chrysler FCA, +0.00%   said in a short statement.

The statement comes after The Wall Street Journal reported TuesdayFiat Chrysler in Talks With Peugeot On Possible Combination that Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot maker PSA Group UG, +0.24%   of France are in talks over a potential combination that could create the fourth-largest car maker by volume.

Fiat Chrysler didn’t give any further details.