Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chrysler Helps Alfa Romeo Return To America

Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler Group LLC chief executive, gave his clearest indication yet yesterday that the Alfa Romeo brand may make a return to the North American market as the Detroit automaker continues to look for ways to integrate its new partner, Fiat SpA.

The bulk of Chrysler's sales in Canada still stem from its trucks and minivans. But the automaker is hoping to add some sex appeal to its car offerings with Fiat products in the years ahead, including the introduction of the Fiat 500 in showrooms later this year....More

Sterling Heights gives Chrysler extension for plant transfer

Chrysler Group LLC has two more weeks to finalize the transfer of ownership of its Sterling Heights assembly plant and sequencing center to be eligible for $8.2 million in continued tax abatements from the community...More

Friday, February 12, 2010

Chrysler News: Fiat Preps for U.S. Comeback With 500

After 15 years of absence, Fiat prepares its comeback to U.S. showrooms this December with the 2011 Fiat 500...More

Viper May Continue in 2012

Ralph Gilles, who is also head of the Dodge brand, said Thursday that he knows the Viper is a halo vehicle for Dodge, noting that kids around the world drive digital Vipers in video games....From The Detroit News:

Chrysler News:Return Your 2010 Chrysler Minivan, No Questions Asked

Chrysler kicked off a new marketing program for its 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans on Thursday. It lets customers return the vehicles, no questions asked, within 60 days if they aren't happy...More

Monday, February 8, 2010

Dodge Charger Super Bowl Ad - Man's Last Stand

The Super Bowl 2010 had some fun ads and One of the fan favorites was the Dodge commercial with Dexter Star Michael C. Hall voice over. "Man's Last Stand"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

2011 FIAT 500 Chicago AutoShow

2011 FIAT 500: As part of Chrysler Group’s recovery plans in the United States, the 2011 Fiat 500 will be sold by its dealers later this year. The subcompact will be the first of several Fiat products to be sold here. The new 500 will be modified for this market, built in Mexico with 1.4 liter 4-cylinder engines built in Michigan.

Chrysler gets extension to try to save Sterling Heights Assembly Plant, 1,200 jobs

Chrysler is negotiating to buy the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant from its bankruptcy estate and save about 1,200 jobs that were expected to be eliminated at the end of 2010.
Sterling Heights City Council last month voted Jan. 19 to extend $7.4-million property in tax abatements to encourage Chrysler to keep the plant open as well as a nearby center where parts are organized before being taken to the production line.....More

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Fiat faces papal censure for plant closure

Rome -- These days, it seems beleaguered Italian automaking could use a little divine intervention. After car giant Fiat announced plans to shut auto production at its Sicilian plant, Pope Benedict XVI waded into worldly matters to urge the company to keep the jobs in Italy.---...More

Chrysler optimistic of deal needed for Sterling Hts. plant's tax breaks

Chrysler Group LLC is optimistic it will complete the transactions necessary for tax abatements to keep the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant running through the end of 2012 making refreshed versions of the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Avenger sedans.---...More