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

Monday, November 15, 2010

Chrysler strategy: Separate its brands

Chrysler Group LLC will unveil to the public this week new or significantly redesigned versions of 80 percent of its vehicle lineup, a long-awaited makeover that will make or break the Auburn Hills automaker....More.

Chrysler rolling out redesigned vehicles at California auto shows

San Francisco — Chrysler Group LLC's coming out party is unfolding this week. The Auburn Hills automaker is showing the bulk of its rejuvenated lineup for the 2011 model year — a collection that must generate the sales and revenue that the company needs to be able to repay government loans by 2014 and to begin offering its stock next year....More.......

Friday, November 12, 2010

Chrysler To Live-Stream L.A. Auto Show Unveilings 2011 Dodge Charger R/T

The new Fiat 500,2011 Dodge Charger R/T and about a half dozen other vehicles, either all-new or refreshed, will be on display at Chrysler's 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show stand, and they'll all be unveiled both live at the show and live, via webcast, on the Internet....More

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Chrysler may build SUVs for Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Maserati

Chrysler Group LLC's all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee is so popular that it may spawn Detroit-built versions for the automaker's Italian partner, Fiat SpA.

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of both companies, said Monday that the Jefferson North Assembly Plant would be the only factory to build versions of the SUV for as many as four brands: Chrysler, Dodge, Alfa Romeo and Maserati....More

Monday, November 8, 2010

Chrysler, GM to report strong 3Q earnings

Chrysler and GM are expected to report strong third-quarter earnings this week, reflecting a continued turnaround for the two companies that declared bankruptcy in 2009 and required a government bailout to remain in business....More

Friday, November 5, 2010

Spy Shot Of The New Chrysler 300

A spy shot of the New Chrysler 300. DETROIT — As part of its ongoing product overhaul, Chrysler plans to introduce a heavily face-lifted successor to its full-size 300 sedan late next spring as a 2012 model.

The latest spy shots of an undisguised prototype show the car's new front and rear fascias. There's a new grille and headlights with projector-beam lamps and LED lighting strips, as well as a new front airdam and hood....More

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Return Of The Cuda?

Chrysler's design chief, who also happens to be boss of the Dodge brand, delivered a big surprise this week: he says he's seriously thinking of how to revive the Plymouth Barracuda. "There's a lot of pressure on us to bring the 'Cuda back," said Ralph Gilles to the crowd that came to see the latest Mopar doings at the SEMA aftermarket parts show. In an interview with Drive On, he said, "The customers have (been) stomping their feet for it.".....Read more

Chrysler Leads all Autos in Sales Gain up 37%

Chrysler biggest winner as sales hit highest level in more than a year with 37%, Ford second with 19%, GM only up 4%; Toyota sees decline -4%

Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC were the big winners in October, as strengthening demand for light trucks boosted U.S. auto sales to their highest level in more than a year.
General Motors Co. recorded a small sales gain, while Toyota Motor Co. was the only major automaker to suffer a decline.....More

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dodge RedLine Charger unveiled to SEMA crowd

Chrysler just released its image-maker for Dodge to loads of attention. It's the RedLine Charger.

The Charger gets a new elongated nose and other touches for 2011. It's been seen in photos but not at a public showing -- until now. The revised version was just shown at the SEMA show here in Las Vegas. It is badged as a Charger R/T, a throwback to a 1970 Charger....More