Thursday, December 30, 2010

Chrysler's New 2011 300, Wow

Town & Country poised to lead minivan sales for 2010

The Chrysler Town & Country is on pace to regain the sales crown for 2010 in the minivan segment that Chrysler has largely dominated since the first magic wagon rolled off the line in 1983....more

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Lancia to unveil Chrysler-based flagship, new Ypsilon

Lancia's Chrysler-based flagship likely will be called the Thema, company sources said. The sedan will debut alongside a new Ypsilon at the Geneva auto show in March....More

Details, photos of refreshed 2011 Jeep Compass

Chrysler released details and photos of a refresh for 2011 of the Jeep Compass that includes much-needed interior upgrades, improved ride and handling, more off-road capability, and front and rear styling that is richer looking and less eccentric. Chrysler says the look reflects "premium design cues" of the new Grand Cherokee...More

Friday, December 10, 2010

Chrysler next to get billions in federal technology loans?

Chrysler, the recently bankrupt automaker that accepted billions in government aid last year, is reportedly next in line to receive new technology loans from the U.S. Department of Energy. Ford, Tesla, and Nissan have all applied and been approved for these technology loans that come out of a $25 billion program approved by Congress back in 2007...More

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The 2011 Chrysler 300 Pictures

Chrysler joins Association for Natural Gas Vehicles; is this a sign of what's to come?

Over the summer, Fiat chief executive officer Sergio Marchionne set aside some time to visit historic Mackinac Island near Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Marchionne found this site to be a fitting location to discuss how compressed natural gas (CNG) could fuel Chrysler's future. The CEO outlined Chrysler's commitment to CNG...More

Chrysler planning Ram 1500 diesel and hybrid models?

Pickup truck fans have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of light duty diesel engines in half-ton trucks for the past several years, and it now appears that at least one automaker is about to deliver. According to a report from the all-Mopar-knowing hive mind at, Chrysler's dealer computer system is showing new entries for a diesel-powered Ram 1500 in regular and Quad Cab configurations....More

Chrysler works to raise resale values

Chrysler Group LLC is working to raise the resale value of its vehicles, seeking to replicate its effort with the redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee, to increase revenue from leases and improve the company's image....More

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chrysler touts new Chrysler 200, revamped Dodge Avenger

Sterling Heights — Chrysler Group LLC celebrated the production launch Monday of two midsize vehicles critical to its overhauled lineup: the new Chrysler 200 and the revamped Dodge Avenger....More

Chrysler Invests $850 Million in Michigan Plants

Just the Facts:
Chrysler now plans to keep Sterling Heights plant open beyond 2012, adding new products in 2013.
Chrysler had earlier planned to close the plant at the end of 2010.

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Chrysler said it plans to invest another $850 million in several Michigan manufacturing facilities, including the Sterling Heights assembly plant that is building the 2011 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger...More

Fiat turns to natural gas as Toyota, GM go electric

As Sergio Marchionne brings back Fiat SpA to the U.S. after nearly three decades, he may add another Italian speciality: the natural gas engine....More

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Chrysler plans to hire 1,000 more engineers, others, report says

Chrysler Group LLC is planning to hire 1,000 engineers and other skilled workers over the next four months to enhance its small and mid-sized car development efforts, The Wall Street Journal reported today...More

The Viper Is Back!

Chrysler plans to bring the iconic Dodge Viper back to its lineup in the summer of 2012. The all-new Viper will be a 2013 model. The Auburn Hills automaker ceased production of the all-American sports car last summer after 18 years. There has been speculation since then that the hiatus would be short-lived and Chrysler would bring the car back...More

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fiat seeks inspiration from the past to give its auto unit a new identity

Fiat Group today unveiled new logos that will identify the Italian conglomerate's automotive and industrial companies after the operations are separated in a Jan. 1 demerger. The new logo for Fiat S.p.A...More

Fiat agrees to supply vehicles to Opel

Milan — Fiat Group Automobiles SpA has agreed to supply the German automaker Adam Opel GmbH with at least 250,000 commercial vehicles beginning next year....More

Friday, November 26, 2010

Fiat-Chrysler to make Jeeps, Alfas in Turin starting in 2012

Fiat and Chrysler will build Alfa Romeo and Jeep models for global distribution as part of a new joint-venture company that will take control over Fiat's Mirafiori plant in Turin, Fiat announced today. Fiat-Chrysler will invest more than 1 billion euros (more than $1.3 billion) to retool the factory to produce the mid-sized Giulia sedan and station wagon for Alfa as well as medium-sized SUVs for the Alfa and Jeep brands starting in the third or fourth quarter of 2012...More

Fiat wants Chrysler joint venture at Turin plant

Milan— Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is proposing a joint venture with Chrysler LLC at Turin's Mirafiori auto plant....More

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Experts encouraged by Chrysler recovery

Just a year and a half after a government-funded restructuring thrust Chrysler into the arms of Fiat SpA, the automaker is showing early signs of a recovery that many experts find encouraging...Read more:

Friday, November 19, 2010

Chrysler applies for tax credit

Chrysler has applied for state tax incentives from the Michigan Economic Growth Authority for development of the batteries for its Fiat 500EV...more

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chrysler adds a big crossover with all-new Durango

Chrysler showed off its new three-row Dodge Durango at the Los Angeles Auto Show today. But the reincarnation of Dodge's big truck-based SUV is now a crossover, a stretched sibling of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee....More

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Jeep Adds Upscale Trims: 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit and 2011 Jeep Liberty Jet arrive next month at U.S. dealers....More