Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Chrysler's "Imported From Detroit" Collection Goes Highbrow

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan — Chrysler's Imported from Detroit collection, which continues to riff off the popularity of the automaker's Super Bowl commercial with Eminem, has taken a decidedly artsy turn. The Chrysler Collection is in the process of rolling out black-and-white posters with fancy script that celebrate Motor City landmarks — even those that have a connection to competitors such as General Motors.

Fiat to up its Chrysler stake to 35 per cent

Turin, Italy - Fiat intends to increase by 10 per cent its current 25 per cent controlling interest in US carmaker Chrysler, the chief executive of both companies, Sergio Marchionne, said Wednesday.
'We will soon bring our stake in Chrysler to 35 per cent, Marchionne said during a Fiat shareholders' meeting at the Italian company's Turin headquarters, indicating the move would happen soon....More

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Chrysler seeks injunction to stop sale of ‘Imported from Detroit' shirts

Detroit — Chrysler Group LLC today asked a judge to block clothing retailer Pure Detroit from using the automaker's "Imported from Detroit" slogan to peddle T-shirts while a trademark infringement lawsuit is pending Chrysler seeks injunction to stop sale of ‘Imported from Detroit' shirts

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chrysler seeks more office space

Chrysler Group, aiming for its first net profit since emerging from bankruptcy in 2009, is running out of room at its Auburn Hills headquarters and is seeking additional space for office workers it's hiring...More

Chrysler joins GM in suing auto hauler

A dispute between an auto hauler and the automakers whose cars and trucks it delivers spread Wednesday.Chrysler joins GM in suing auto hauler

Friday, March 18, 2011

Chrysler says Japan quake may take weeks to affect U.S. autos

Chrysler Group LLC, which hasn't had its production disrupted by last week's earthquake in Japan, said it could take four to six weeks for the disaster to start affecting the U.S. auto industry's supply chain.Chrysler says Japan quake may take weeks to affect U.S. autos

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cars built in metro Detroit to fill key roles for Fiat brands in Europe

These vehicles represent the first steps toward integrating Chrysler and Fiat -- giving Chrysler, which has long been weak in Europe, its best chance in decades to become a legitimate international automaker. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has said that it makes sense to combine the two into one automaker...More

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Small Jeeps help boost brand

Small crossovers are key to growing the Jeep brand, and upgrades to the 2011 Compass signal the direction Chrysler Group LLC is taking with these critical vehicles.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Chrysler targets commercial van sector

Chrysler Group LLC wants to become a player in the recovering commercial van sector. The automaker will use its partnership with Fiat SpA to bring a pair of Italian commercial vans, the Ducato and the smaller Doblo, to North America next year to compete in a segment that is rebounding as businesses start spending again...more

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Shuttered Chrysler dealership back in business

Two years after Chrysler shut down a dealership outside of St. Louis, Century Motor Corp. is back in business.
The dealership began selling Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep products on Monday for the first time since it was shuttered by Chrysler in 2009, one of 789 dealerships that Chrysler closed as part of the automaker's bankruptcy restructuring plan. Century won its arbitration case with Chrysler last year, one of fewer than three dozen Chrysler dealerships to win the right to reopen....more