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Mini Paceman, Coupe and Roadster may not be replaced

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Mini may not replace its Coupe, Roadster and Paceman models.... Read More »

 

RECKONING to REVIVAL: PART IV

Five signs of new life in post-crash Detroit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2013
The UAW agreed to establish a two-tier wage system in 2007 in hopes of boosting employment at the Detroit 3. It worked: Chrysler has hired more than 10,000 workers in the United States since coming out of bankruptcy. Yet two-tier wages have created divisions on the factory floor amid the industry's profitable recovery.... Read More »

 

RECKONING to REVIVAL: PART III

Recalled: Insourcing workers from Detroit to bring a plant back to life

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2013
As Chrysler was tumbling toward bankruptcy, Scott Garberding was trying to keep the Grand Cherokee alive. Chrysler had committed $1.8 billion to redesigning the SUV and overhauling the company's Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit with a high-tech body shop that would build it with better quality.... Read More »

 

RECKONING to REVIVAL: PART II

For Detroit 3, obstacles were closer than they appeared

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 25, 2013
Jim Blanchard was horrified as he watched the Detroit 3 CEOs stumble through the congressional bailout hearings in November and December 2008. As a baby-faced, 37-year-old congressman from Michigan, Blanchard was the architect of Chrysler's earlier federal bailout, which gave the automaker government backing for $1.5 billion in lifesaving loans.... Read More »

 

RECKONING to REVIVAL: PART I

How workers rebuilt the U.S. auto industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 24, 2013
The U.S. auto industry has come full circle, from boom to bankruptcy to boom, and Detroit's road from reckoning to revival was shorter than expected. The Detroit 3's new strength is embodied in Chrysler's reborn Jefferson North assembly plant in Detroit, perhaps the most profitable factory in the industry today.... Read More »

 

Failed Chrysler merger helps Daimler's tie-up with Renault, Zetsche says

Sept. 20, 2013 06:01 CET
Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche says his company is much better prepared for deeper ties with Renault-Nissan because of the failed merger of Daimler and Chrysler.... Read More »

 

News flash: DaimlerChrysler was a flop

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 16, 2013
Until last week there was no record of Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche waxing philosophical about the train wreck that was DaimlerChrysler.... Read More »

 

Pickups, SUVs lift Chrysler up 11%; best July since '06

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2013
Powered by re-engineered SUVs and pickups, Chrysler Group today reported its best July sales since the DaimlerChrysler era. The company sold 140,102 vehicles last month, up 11 percent over July 2012. It was the company's best July since 2006 and its 40th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.... Read More »

 

Tot trader makes a shrewd eBay deal for Austin-Healey

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
A 14-month old toddler recently picked off a classic 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite on eBay Motors with a winning bid of just $225.... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

2 million extra doors was the best call Daimler made during 'marriage of equals'

12:35 pm U.S. ET | May 17, 2013
It's easy to criticize the way Daimler AG ran and ultimately left Chrysler during the disastrous "marriage of equals" era. I know because I've done it on a regular basis. But even the worst marriages can produce spectacular kids -- or in this case, products.... Read More »

 

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Former Chrysler exec Hausch joins Nissan Europe

May 9, 2013 06:01 CET
Chrysler's former Europe chief, Thomas Hausch, will head Nissan's operations in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Hausch started the role with the Japanese automaker on May 1. A German national, Hausch, 47, brings more than 20 years of executive-level experience in the automotive industry to the job. He replaces Vincent Wijnen, who becomes Nissan Europe's head of aftersales.... Read More »

 

FINAL ASSEMBLY

In Lutz's view, Eaton did a bang-up job at Chrysler

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 6, 2013
Former Chrysler CEO Bob Eaton is commonly said to have finished his career in disgrace. But in his new book, Icons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership, former Chrysler and General Motors exec Bob Lutz leaves Eaton out of the "idiot" category.... Read More »

 

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