Monday, February 28, 2011

Knott: No more nickel- and-diming

Chrysler purchasing chief works to build trust with supplier

DETROIT -- Before Fiat took control in 2009, Chrysler Group often was so hellbent to cut costs that it switched suppliers abruptly for minor savings.
Dan Knott -- Chrysler's affable, energetic purchasing boss since June 2009 -- is waging war on the cost-is-the-only-object mentality that took root under previous owners Daimler AG and Cerberus Capital Management....More

Ferrari FF Speeds Toward Geneva Auto Show Unveiling

 The FF is an acronym for Ferrari Four, alluding to four seats and four-wheel drive.Ferrari FF Speeds Toward Geneva Auto Show Unveiling

Saturday, February 26, 2011


(AGI) New York - Chrysler has filed with the SEC (Securities Exchange Commission) the 'Form 10 Registration Statement', namely the request to voluntary spread information about the company. This was announced by the car company. The request specifies that the company is not tied to a possible IPO of Chrysler. The objective is only to have greater transparency..more

2011 Chrysler 300, equipped with V6, 8-speed trans, expected to hit near 30 mpg

Chrysler brand chief executive officer, Olivier Francois, told a sizable crowd at the Detroit Auto Show that the automaker invested a massive $1 billion on the redesign of the 300. Undoubtedly, a sizable chunk of that investment went towards fitting the eight-speed transmission and 292-horsepower 3.5-liter Pentastar V6 within the 300. Fortunately, it all wedges in and when the eight-speed tranny becomes available late this year, the V6-equipped 2011 300 should achieve nearly 30 miles per gallon on the highway....More

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fiat, Gucci Collaborate on Special Edition of Fiat 500

Iconic Italian brands Fiat and Gucci have collaborated on a special edition of the Fiat 500, dubbed 500 by Gucci. Available in black or white, the vehicle sports distinctive Gucci style features including the interlocking GG logo and signature stripes.Fiat, Gucci Collaborate on Special Edition of Fiat 500

Vote For Local Detroit Plant Warren Truck-In the Fiat 500 Challenge!

Chrysler's Fiat brand challenged the work force to express themselves in the Fiat 500 Celebration Challenge. There were 85 canvases returned and Detroit area Warren Truck Plant (home of the Ram Truck) is in the Top five!
The top five are now on facebook to let the world vote on them.

Love the little guy! I want one..

You can vote for Detroit local Warren Truck plants artwork in the top five on Facebook!

Please take a minute and vote on Facebook for Michigan's Warren Truck's art work in the Fiat 500 Challenge contest!


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Chrysler paid Marchionne no salary for 2010

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne received substantial deferred compensation that Chrysler now values at as much as $2.87 million, but he can't realize that...more

Celebration at Chrysler celebrates Fiat's return to North America

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) - Thousands of Chrysler employees from all over the globe are celebrating Fiat's return to North America.
For the workers at Warren Truck, the Fiat represents teamwork.
Jason Travis tells Action News, "It’s great. They are growing the Fiat Brand from the inside. 
Warren Truck Assembly Team-Artist Jason Travis

Vote For Warren Truck at : Later tonight

  Chrysler Group LLC employees are always encouraged to be passionate about achieving, embrace and cherish competition, and express their creativity – most recently in a company-wide, Fiat 500-inspired design contest. Corporate teams representing more than 80 departments and business centers in North America embraced the FIAT brand’s values of creativity, personalization and self-expression by creating their own works of art — exemplifying what the “Life is best when driven by Celebration” Team Challenge meant to them. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lancia brings rebadged Chrysler models to join facelifted Delta in Geneva

Once upon a time, it used to be that an automaker would debut one, maybe two new products at a car show. Then Lotus came along and blew 'em all out of the water with five new concept cars. Now Lancia is preparing to roll across the Alps and into Geneva with – how many? – six new debuts. Is the quasi-premium Italian automaker following the path set out by Lotus? Well, not quite...more

Chrysler is planning a kit to convert the Ram 1500 to Ram Runner

There's some big news buzzing around the Ram Runner Concept at the moment. We've known for a good while now that Chrysler is planning to offer a kit to convert any Ram 1500 pickup into the desert raiding beast seen above, but according to, the company's engineers have managed to pull a few stunts to make the vehicle completely street legal.

Friday, February 18, 2011

64 terminated Chrysler dealerships sue U.S.

Sixty-four dealerships that were terminated during Chrysler's 2009 bankruptcy reorganization sued the U.S. Treasury Department today, seeking at...64 terminated Chrysler dealerships sue U.S.

Two of Detroit 3 bail on Tokyo show, Ford wavering

Two of Detroit's three automakers are confirmed no-shows for this year's Tokyo Motor Show, with the third uncommitted as the deadline nears. GM and Chrysler Group will sit out the December event, skipping the show for a second straight time.more

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Pictures

More hot pics of the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8, 900 Watt stereo, 0-60 Under 5 sec, top speed 175mph, and looks that kill!..More pics-Dodge Chargers

2011 Dodge Challengers Go "Green With Envy"

The 2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic and Challenger SRT8 392 can be ordered with the new "Green With Envy" exterior color.
The retro paint job pays tribute to "some of the coolest paint colors from our past," said the automaker.
The eye-popping color harks back to the "Sublime" and "Green Go" Dodge Challengers from the 1970s and the "Snakeskin Green" Dodge Vipers from 2008-'10.

2011 Dodge Durango Heat

Just the Facts:
The 2011 Dodge Durango Heat, basically a downscale version of the Durango R/T without the Hemi V8 engine, debuted on Wednesday at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.
The Durango Heat will go on sale in the spring priced at $31,145.
It's priced $5,170 cheaper than the base Durango R/T...More

Marchionne: No need for Fiat-Chrysler merger before 2014

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat and Chrysler, said today he doesn't foresee 'any necessity' of a merger between the two automakers before..Marchionne: No need for Fiat-Chrysler merger before 2014

New Ram targets younger buyers

Chrysler Group LLC has added an entry-level Ram 1500 light-duty pickup to its lineup.
Code-named Adventurer, the as-yet-unnamed Ram is aimed at first-time pickup owners and seeks to entice younger buyers with the performance of a 390-horsepower Hemi V-8 engine at a reasonable price and money left over to spend on Mopar accessories to customize it.From The Detroit News:

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Chrysler selling 'Imported from Detroit' T-shirts

Chrysler is offering all-cotton T-shirts featuring the “Imported from Detroit” tag line over the winged Chrysler logo on the front and back.

They are not cheap. The list price is $29.95 on the Chrysler brand Web site. There is no shipping charge and according to the description they are made in the U.S....See the Shirts

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fiat, GM to control Italian engine maker VM after Penske sells stake

Fiat's Powertrain unit has bought 50 percent of Italy-based diesel engine manufacturer VM Motori from U.S. group Penske Corp., thereby adding a newly developed V-6 engine to its portfolio.more

Marchionne confirms Fiat pledge to invest $27B in Italy

Fiat SpA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne confirmed the Italian carmaker's pledge to spend 20 billion euros ($27 billion) revamping its domestic plants after meeting with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.Marchionne confirms Fiat pledge to invest $27B in Italy

GM, Chrysler salaried workers to get bonuses

Most of General Motors Co.'s 26,000 white-collar workers and Chrysler Group LLC's 10,800 salaried employees will get performance bonuses this year, less than two years after the two companies emerged from bankruptcies with less debt and a restructured work force.GM, Chrysler salaried workers to get bonuses

Chrysler wants more dealers open on Sundays for service

Chrysler Group LLC, after increasing the number of dealerships that operate on Saturdays, plans to push more of its independent franchises to offer maintenance services on Sundays to better compete against service stations.Chrysler wants more dealers open on Sundays for service

Friday, February 11, 2011

Ram Trucks “No Charge HEMI” leads Chrysler February incentives

Chrysler is celebrating Ram Truck Month by offering a “No Charge HEMI” during February. Consumers purchasing a 2011 Ram pickup truck can choose a HEMI engine at no charge or opt for the Engine Bonus Cash (EBC) available on most 2011 Ram Truck models equipped with V-6, V-8 or Cummins diesel engines. V6 engines qualify for $500 EBC while V8 and Cummins diesels net $1,000 EBC....More

Chrysler-Eminem ad super for Canadian dealers

WINDSOR, Ont. -- It may have been made in Detroit, but the Chrysler Super Bowl ad featuring rap music star Eminem is spurring consumer interest in the automaker’s products on this side of the border, say local dealers...More

GM, Chrysler may give managers bonuses of up to 50%

DETROIT, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Less than 1 percent of General Motors Co's salaried employees in the United States typically receive annual bonuses of up to 50 percent or more, the automaker said in a statement late on Thursday.
GM's comments come after a Bloomberg report that GM and Chrysler Group LLC could award managers bonuses of up to 50 percent of their salary. The report cited people familiar with the matter....More

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The Ram Heavy Duty High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel out tows Ford and Chevy

Ram Heavy Duty Upgrades Deliver Class-Leading Torque and Towing
High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel now rated at 800 lb.-ft. of torque
Ram is only heavy-duty diesel pickup that doesn’t require Diesel Exhaust Fluid
22,700-lb. maximum trailer tow weight leads the segment
Gross Combined Weight Rating increased to 30,000 lbs.
Cummins-equipped Ram Trucks offer class-leading diesel exhaust brake...More

No decision on Fiat-Chrysler HQ

Sergio Marchionne, the CEO of Chrysler and Fiat, said he must be open about corporate governance matters between the two companies...more

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Melt your face with the New 2012 SRT8 Dodge Charger, wow!

The Charger SRT8 will also get standard paddle shifters and a five-speed automatic transmission. It has an estimated top speed of 175 mph and an estimated 0-60-mph time in the "high 4-second range," said Dodge....More

Chrysler to announce Cummins turbo diesel engine for Ram trucks

Chicago — Chrysler Group LLC today will announce a high-output Cummins turbo diesel engine for the Dodge Ram heavy-duty pickup as well as the Ram Tradesman, billed as a value light-duty work truck.
The Ram 3500 HD with the new Cummins engine will generate 800 pound-feet of torque, up from 650, on trucks with an automatic transmission. Torque is crucial to the market that uses these trucks for towing...more

Meet Chrysler's 'Man Van': First look at 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T

Minivans aren't just for soccer moms anymore, according to Chrysler, which unveiled the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan R/T this morning at the Chicago Auto Show.

Known internally as "the man van," the Grand Caravan R/T packs a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 capable of a best-in-class 283 horsepower, along with an all-black interior, black leather seats with red stitching, 17-inch wheels and a rear spoiler....More

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Two-Minute Ad Delivers Huge Post-Super Bowl Traffic Hike for Chrysler on

Highlighting the surge in traffic on was Chrysler, who made a big bet with its two minute "Imported From Detroit" ad that aired during the third quarter. Traffic for the Chrysler brand overall shot up 267% on in the hours after the commercial aired, including a 1619% spike for the Chrysler 200...More

Monday, February 7, 2011

Chrysler 200, Eminem 2011 Super Bowl Commercial A Clear Winner

The internet and morning radio is a buzz about the Chrysler Eminem Super Bowl Commercial. Imported from Detroit, excellent.

Marchionne apologizes for ‘shyster' comments

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne apologized today for describing the $12 billion U.S. government bailout that saved the company as "shyster loans."...More

Chrysler chases 45% gain

Chrysler Group has set an ambitious sales target for its dealers in 2011: at least 1.57 million units, up about 45 percent from 2010, Chrysler told dealers at the franchise dealer meeting here today.....more

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fiat-Chrysler merger forecast upsets Italy

ROME — Fiat and Chrysler could be merged within two or three years into a single company with its headquarters in the United States, Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne said in remarks which upset Italians on Saturday....More

Friday, February 4, 2011

2011 Chrysler 300 Fully Revealed Ahead of Detroit Auto Show Debut

Scheduled to debut a full month away at the Detroit Auto Show, the folks at Chrysler were obviously too proud of their redesigned flagship sedan to wait. We’ve already been teased with several close-ups of the redesigned Chrysler 300, but now we have the full vehicle to show you...more

Marchionne `Can't Stop' Chrysler Revamp While Waiting for Fiat, Ansa Says

Fiat SpA and Chrysler Group LLC Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said he “can’t stop” Chrysler’s revamp “to wait” for Fiat to resolve its production issues, speaking to reporters late yesterday in Detroit, Ansa reported....more

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Detroit 3 report big January sales gains

ncreasingly confident shoppers shelled out for fuel-efficient new cars, and small business owners purchased trucks, boosting January auto sales to a double-digit rise from depressed year-earlier levels.more

Chrysler announces plant closings

Chrysler Group LLC canceled the first production shifts at a number of plants today because of parts shortages.more