Chrysler Future Product

Alfa Romeo's product plan remains a work in progress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Although Alfa Romeo's product plan has been revised many times, Sergio Marchionne has been unchanging in his opposition to selling Alfa Romeo to another automaker.... Read More »

 

Dodge seeks to craft image for midpriced performance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Dodge lost the Ram pickup and its rugged identity in 2009. Now the brand is trying to rebuild its identity with moderately priced performance.... Read More »

 

Jeep plans baby Wrangler, big SUV

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Jeep will add two nameplates in the next three years: a subcompact crossover made in Europe and a three-row luxury SUV built in Detroit.... Read More »

 

Ram adding commercial vans

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Now that the Ram pickup has been re-engineered, the brand will focus for the next three years on an expanding line of commercial vans.... Read More »

 

Fiat plans to expand 500 family in U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
The United States is so crucial for Fiat that some product planners want the next-generation to be longer and wider.... Read More »

 

Italian invasion will continue at Chrysler

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
The next three years at Chrysler Group can be summed up simply: more Fiat and more miles per gallon.... Read More »

 

Chrysler brand to add crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2013
Chrysler brand product planners have scaled back the wide-ranging changes envisioned for the brand in Chrysler Group's 2009 product plan.... Read More »

 

FUTURE PRODUCTS -- CHRYSLER-FIAT

With Fiat platforms, Chrysler gets an Italian-style makeover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2012
Over the next three years, Chrysler Group will redesign most of its hottest-selling vehicles on Fiat-derived platforms and install new and more efficient automatic transmissions in a majority of its vehicles. The changes are the results of Chrysler's 2009 acquisition by Fiat S.p.A.... Read More »

 

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More delays hobble Alfa's return to U.S.

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2012
The timing of Alfa Romeo's return to the United States is up in the air again. On Oct. 30, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is scheduled to unveil a new timetable for Alfa Romeo's upcoming models and international expansion plans. Meanwhile, the Italian press continues to speculate that Fiat S.p.A. will sell Alfa to Volkswagen AG.... Read More »

 

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Ferrari finishes revamping U.S. lineup

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2012
With the launch next year in the United States of the F12 Berlinetta, a production model with the power of a Formula One race car, Ferrari will complete a frantic renewal of its entire lineup that began in 2009.... Read More »

 

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Dodge focus: 'Affordable performance'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2012
Dodge in the next three model years will adopt new powertrains and platforms for many vehicles in its lineup. The brand will focus on what brand chief Reid Bigland calls "affordable performance."... Read More »

 

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Fiat helps Ram enter van fray

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2012
With a re-engineered light-duty pickup heading to dealerships this fall, the Ram brand team is turning its attention to two new commercial vans. The vans will be reskinned versions of European Fiat vans and are scheduled to arrive in 2013. They will be assembled in Mexico.... Read More »

 

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Fiat plans 4 more versions of 500

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2012
The United States will get four more versions of the Fiat 500 subcompact in the next two years.... Read More »

 

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Jeep adds big, small vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2012
The Jeep brand will add a small and large vehicle in the next three years and start using Fiat platforms. The brand's lineup will use new powertrains to improve fuel economy.... Read More »

 

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New Quattroporte launches effort to lift Maserati sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2012
Maserati's redesigned Quattroporte flagship sedan, set to debut in January at the Detroit auto show, will launch Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's ambitious plan to reinvigorate the brand's sales.... Read More »

 

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Small crossover will replace Chrysler minivan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3, 2012
The Chrysler brand will end production of its minivan, the Town & Country, in two years and replace it with a smaller crossover. The switch is part of CEO Sergio Marchionne's plan to differentiate the Chrysler brand and nudge it upscale.... Read More »

 

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Chrysler Group's future is riding on a Fiat platform

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2011
After revamping most of its product lineup in 2011, Chrysler Group is gearing up to open the second act of its revival in 2012. Next year the automaker will unveil the first Chrysler Group-branded vehicle based on a Fiat platform and powered by a Fiat engine: a Dodge compact sedan that will replace the Caliber. It's the most important vehicle in the revival because it will demonstrate how well engineers can adapt Fiat's European technology and platforms to North American tastes.... Read More »

 

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Fiat expands 500 range and appeal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2011
Next year two Fiat 500 models are scheduled to join the 500 and 500C convertible, which already are on sale as 2012 models. Cars arriving next year will be a sporty Abarth version and an electric. A fifth car will join the lineup in 2013: a four-door, five-seat, high-roof subcompact.... Read More »

 

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New Dodge compact will test Fiat alliance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2011
Dodge will get a new compact sedan for the 2013 model year. The sedan, which replaces the Dodge Caliber, is crucial because it will be the first vehicle to showcase the full range of benefits from the Fiat-Chrysler alliance. The car will be built at Chrysler's Belvidere, Ill., plant on a Fiat platform that has been adapted to the U.S. market, the first of many such products to come. And it will be powered by a high-mileage Fiat-designed engine.... Read More »

 

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Ram expands to commercial vans, adding 3 by 2014

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2011
With a big lift from its Fiat partner, Chrysler Group's Ram truck brand is moving beyond its core pickup truck business into commercial vans. The first entry will be the Ram CV cargo van, a panel van without rear windows. The Ram CV is a version of the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan that has been reworked for cargo use and rebranded as a Ram. Following that, more commercial vans are on the way for Ram from Italian partner Fiat.... Read More »

 

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Too big? Too small? Maserati aims to make 2 Quattroportes just right

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2011
Chrysler Group plays a key role in Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne's plan to boost Maserati sales to 50,000 units a year by the end of the decade from 5,675 last year. Maserati will borrow systems and components from Chrysler sedans such as the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Avenger to create two sedans to replace its Quattroporte flagship.... Read More »

 

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The experts

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2011
Chrysler Group laid out its five-year future product plan in November 2009, less than six months out of its government-backed bankruptcy. Since that time, Bradford Wernle in Detroit and Luca Ciferri in Turin have kept on top of company's effort to revive and reinvent itself under the hard-driving management of Sergio Marchionne.... Read More »

 

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Chrysler gets 2 cars from Fiat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2011
The Chrysler and Lancia brands will be joined at the hip in the coming years. The two brands will sell similar versions of large, mid-sized and compact sedans and possibly a minivan. Chrysler will be sold predominantly in North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland; Lancia will be sold in continental Europe.... Read More »

 

FUTURE PRODUCTS -- CHRYSLER

Alfa Romeo is coming to U.S. with cars and a crossover

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2011
Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat and Chrysler Group, says Alfa Romeo will return to the United States in late 2012. But if he makes the deadline, just a few units of the 4C limited-edition coupe would be on sale.... Read More »

 

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Expect a sportier version of Ferrari's best-seller in 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 8, 2011
Ferrari will replace two of its five core models, the 430 Spider and the 599 GTB Fiorano, in the next two years, while adding a sportier variant to its best-selling model, the 458 Italia.... Read More »

 

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