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Revamped 200 gives Chrysler hope for gaining on mid-sized rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
The redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 will offer buyers a more-premium mid-sized sedan for less money when it goes on sale midyear. The car represents the latest Chrysler Group attempt to gain ground in the large and crowded mid-sized car segment, where it has underperformed for years.... Read More »


Jeep Cherokee, Ram ProMaster propel Chrysler

12:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
DETROIT -- Strong sales of two new vehicles -- the 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUV and Ram ProMaster commercial van -- pushed Chrysler Group sales up 6 percent in December from the year-ago month.
Chrysler sold 161,007 vehicles in the United States last month, its 45th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.
For the year, the automaker posted sales in the United States of 1,800,368 units, up 9 percent over 2012.... Read More »


Tight race for top job at Fiat-Chrysler

Dec. 16, 2013 06:01 CET
GM's naming of a new CEO has turned the spotlight on who will succeed Sergio Marchionne at Fiat-Chrysler when he steps down.... Read More »


Tight race for top job at Chrysler-Fiat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
As the CEO succession spotlight turns to Chrysler-Fiat it is still anybody's guess who will replace Sergio Marchionne, and what kind of management structure the company will install when the indefatigable Italian steps down.... Read More »



SS puts Chevy back in rwd sedan segment for duel with SRTs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2013
Chevrolet sells more performance cars than any U.S. brand. But until recently, it ceded a lucrative slice of the market -- rear-wheel-drive sports sedans -- almost entirely to Chrysler Group's Charger and 300 SRT models.... Read More »


Factory parts for an older car? Good luck

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2013
I'm averse to debt, so I paid cash for the cleanest Ford Taurus SHO I could find, a 1995 green-over-gray car with just 76,000 one-owner miles.... Read More »


Chrysler pilots no-bid contracts on new minivan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
Chrysler Group is using its next minivan to pilot a collaborative, no-bid purchasing system that guarantees favored suppliers a profit but requires them to open up their financial books.... Read More »


Chrysler launches nationwide ad blitz for SRT brand

3:37 pm U.S. ET | June 14, 2013
Chrysler Group, aiming to burnish its credentials with auto enthusiasts, is launching the first nationwide advertising for its SRT performance brand.... Read More »


Chevy prices new SS below rivals

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
The Chevrolet SS sports sedan will have a sticker price of $44,470, making it Chevy's priciest sedan when it goes on sale in the fourth quarter. Still, the price is below that of the two main competitors in the small market for nonluxury, rear-wheel-drive performance sedans: the Chrysler 300 SRT ($47,240) and Dodge Charger SRT ($45,270 for the Super Bee trim level). All prices include shipping.... Read More »


Chrysler bets car comeback on redesigned 200

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2013
Chrysler has mounted a Lazarus-like comeback on the strength of its Jeeps and Ram pickups, while its car line, long a weakness, has played a smaller role, with a few face-lifted sedans and discontinued models such as the Dodge Caliber. That changes early next year with a redesign of the Chrysler 200 family car.... Read More »


Dodge Journey to move from Mexico to Michigan in 2016, report says

10:59 am U.S. ET | May 29, 2013
Chrysler Group is planning to build the next generation of the Dodge Journey in metro Detroit instead of Mexico, according to a published report that cites suppliers as the source.... Read More »


NHTSA looks into Chrysler Group, Mazda vehicles

11:17 am U.S. ET | May 13, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today it is checking into 2006 Chrysler Group and 2009 Mazda vehicles in response to complaints about engine stalls and doors that fail to properly close.... Read More »


Chrysler recalls 469,000 SUVs worldwide over gearshift issue

12:52 pm U.S. ET | May 11, 2013
Chrysler Group is recalling about 469,000 SUVs worldwide to update software after some vehicles' circuit boards were found to be transmitting signals that trigger inadvertent gearshifts to neutral, the automaker said Saturday.... Read More »



Economic indicators: Sales of cars, trucks and ... tchotchkes?

1:47 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2013
Economists have long known that certain retail-level transactions -- such as the number of packages handled by UPS or FedEx -- are good indicators of the economy's overall strength or weakness. But does the same hold true for branded automotive tchotchkes?... Read More »



Diaz: Ram weighs mid-sized pickup

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2013
Chrysler Group is seriously considering a mid-sized pickup for the Ram brand. But an entry-level Chrysler 100 sedan is not a priority.... Read More »



Why the stakes are high for Chrysler's new minivan

2:48 pm U.S. ET | March 29, 2013
After way more than a year of debate back and forth, Chrysler Group has settled on a design for its next generation minivan. But in an interview with the Detroit Free Press at the New York auto show this week, Chrysler design head Ralph Gilles wouldn't disclose whether the single minivan would remain a Chrysler Town & Country or stay as a Dodge Grand Caravan.... Read More »



What took so long to scrap the Routan?

1:24 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2013
Volkswagen of America finally decided to do away with the slow-selling Routan minivan and will phase it out this year. What took so long?... Read More »


Chrysler exec: 'Imported from Detroit' will grow

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 25, 2013
Chrysler brand head Saad Chehab says the brand will expand its "Imported from Detroit" marketing theme with special-edition vehicles and partnerships that further tie Chrysler to the financially embattled city.... Read More »


For Chrysler, 300 SRT8 key to luxury inroads, fatter margins

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2013
Chrysler Group, for all its improved performance lately, doesn't sell a lot of luxury cars to wealthy aficionados of German sports sedans. With the new Chrysler 300 SRT8, the company hopes to change that. If the company is able to make a dent in the luxury market with the latest 300 variant, it would be just one more plank in Chrysler's recovery.... Read More »



Chrysler to dealers: Keep focus on sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2013
Chrysler Group executives promised Fiat dealers a spring preview of new products planned for their showrooms and heard Jeep retailers plead for more Wranglers and Grand Cherokees.... Read More »


Chrysler reaches deal making Santander preferred lender in U.S.

1:04 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2013
Chrysler Group agreed to make a U.S. unit of Banco Santander SA its preferred provider for auto loans, replacing Ally Financial. Chrysler and Santander Consumer USA will form Chrysler Capital to provide customers with financing to purchase and lease vehicles, the company said today in a statement. Chrysler Capital, which will begin operating May 1, will also provide dealers with wholesale loans that allow them to buy vehicles from the manufacturer.... Read More »


Chrysler's new roadmap

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2013
Chrysler Group has dropped plans to pack five more small nameplates into its crowded Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep Ram showrooms. Instead, it's adding nameplates at its Fiat and upcoming Alfa Romeo dealerships.... Read More »


Chrysler brand chief wants more nameplates

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2013
Chrysler brand head Saad Chehab says he would like more nameplates for the Chrysler brand, but for now he's concentrating on a redesigned Chrysler 200 sedan, due next year on a Fiat platform.... Read More »


Chrysler aims awd 300 at Snow Belt

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2013
Chrysler is doubling production of 2013 all-wheel-drive Chrysler 300s from 2012 models in an effort to gain traction in frigid locales.... Read More »



Sergio promises updated Chrysler product plan next week

3:52 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2013
Sergio Marchionne said he will update the five-year product plan that the automaker laid out in November 2009 when Chrysler Group announces its earnings Wednesday. Speaking to Automotive News last week during the Detroit auto show, the Chrysler-Fiat CEO said that enough changes have been made to the original product roadmap to warrant a redraft.... Read More »


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