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Chrysler brand to double lineup, become Fiat Chrysler's 'mainstream North American' marque

9:43 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2014

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles today said it plans to double the size of the Chrysler brand's lineup by the end of 2018 and eliminate two Dodge nameplates to settle a long-running “internal turf war” between the brands.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler predicts average N.A. dealership will sell 798 units in 2018

3:45 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2014

Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealerships in North America will sell significantly more vehicles in 2018 than now, the automaker said today. Each dealership sold an average of 566 vehicles last year, the company said. That will increase steadily to annual sales of 798 units per dealership in 2018, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles projected today.... Read More »

Chrysler brand gets biggest push in Marchionne's overhaul

1:24 pm U.S. ET | May 6, 2014

The Chrysler brand will gain products and Dodge will lose them while Jeep and profit-rich Ram expand under Fiat Chrysler Automobile's North American plan for the next five years.... Read More »

Dodge boss Kuniskis takes charge of SRT performance line

10:33 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2014

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will consolidate its SRT performance line under Dodge brand CEO Tim Kuniskis as part of a new structure announced today that more clearly defines the roles of the unified automaker's brands.... Read More »

Chrysler will stay in Canada for now

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014

Chrysler Group's decision last week to withdraw its request for almost $640 million (U.S. ) in government assistance from Canada and pay for renovations itself means minivan production will stay in Windsor, Ontario, for now.... Read More »


Next-gen Dodge Challenger spotted

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014

Chrysler Group's SRT performance brand was caught testing its next-generation Dodge Challenger variant.... Read More »

Chrysler extends fuel tank warranty on 154,000 old cars; NHTSA probe ends

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014

NHTSA has closed its investigation into problems with stalling in Chrysler 300C, Dodge Charger and Dodge Magnum vehicles from the 2006 model year, and Chrysler has agreed to provide a lifetime warranty on the model's 19-gallon fuel tanks.... Read More »

Marchionne insists Jeep can hit 1 million sales in 2014

5:14 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2014

Now that Fiat has almost closed its deal to buy the portion of Chrysler it does not already own, one of the main items on the to-do list of CEO Sergio Marchionne is expanding the global reach of the Jeep brand. And Marchionne, the CEO of both Fiat and Chrysler, wasted little time this week in making a prediction that some analysts regard as bold: Jeep will achieve its goal this year of selling 1 million SUVs around the world.... Read More »


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 »


BLOG: 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 »


BLOG: 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 »


BLOG: 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 »

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