Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Chrysler, Fiat to share spotlight

Chrysler and Fiat will make their first high-profile joint appearance next week at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but the real collaboration on new vehicles is still 18 months to two years away, according to analysts familiar with the companies' product strategies.
While many industry observers have been anticipating the new Chrysler-Fiat product plan, that lineup is still under review by Chrysler's board of directors, including Chrysler and Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne. Details are expected later this year.
Last week, Chrysler said it would show in Frankfurt a new 2010 version of its Dodge Caliber hatchback that will be powered by a 2.2-liter diesel engine supplied by Mercedes-Benz and a freshly designed interior.--...More

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