How Olivier François Is Fixing Fiat for Its Return to America

Injecting just enough sex and sizzle into the Italian auto brand

In 2011, as Fiat struggled to reestablish itself in America after a near three-decade absence from the market, the Italian auto brand didn’t have to call some guy named “Tony” to pop the hood. Olivier François was available for—and as it has turned out, quite up to—the job.