Chrysler

Pickup, Jeep sales push Chrysler up 13%; monthly streak reaches 48

11:39 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
Stellar pickup and Jeep sales pushed Chrysler Group sales up 13 percent in March, and its string of year-over-year monthly gains reached 48 consecutive months. The company reported sales of 193,915 last month, its best March since 2007. Both the Jeep and Fiat brands had their highest U.S. sales of any month, and several vehicles set March or all-time monthly records.... Read More »

 

Chrysler to remain a U.S. legal entity

8:05 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Chrysler Group LLC will remain a United States legal entity also after the completion of the Fiat Chrysler merger later this year, Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said today.... Read More »

 

Dealers pocketed more of the deal in March?

3:54 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Incentive spending was up across the U.S. auto industry in March, and yet average new-vehicle transaction prices were also up. The implication: Manufacturers offered more money to reel in consumers in March, but all of those incentives were not reaching buyers, says Larry Dominique, president of ALG, the market-tracking firm that sets vehicle residual values.... Read More »

 

MARCH U.S. AUTO SALES

March light-vehicle volume projected to rise 2% to 1.5 million

7:12 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
After severe winter weather put a freeze on U.S. light-vehicle deliveries in January and February, industrywide sales are forecast to rise 2 percent to 1.48 million light vehicles in March. The annualized sales rate, adjusted for seasonal factors, may rise to 15.8 million units, based on the average of 14 estimates, from 15.3 million a year earlier.... Read More »

 

Chrysler will remain a U.S. legal entity

March 31, 2014 14:05 CET
Chrysler will remain a United States legal entity also after the completion of the Fiat Chrysler merger later this year, Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said.... Read More »

 

Fiat Chrysler target of 6M-7M in capacity may be hard to reach, Marchionne says

March 31, 2014 14:05 CET
With a new strategy focused on relaunching Alfa Romeo and Maserati, Fiat Chrysler could raise its annual production capacity to between 6 million and 7 million vehicles, although the target may be difficult to reach, CEO Sergio Marchionne said.... Read More »

 

A WARNING IN WINDSOR

Canada losing 'civil war' for auto jobs

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
Chrysler Group shocked many Canadians when it abandoned potential government help to overhaul its assembly plants in Windsor, Ontario. Chrysler will stay, for now anyway, but CEO Sergio Marchionne's dire warnings about Ontario's "competitiveness" left many questioning the long-term fate of building vehicles in Canada.... Read More »

 

Marchionne commits to 9-speed, says technology keeps evolving

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 30, 2014
Chrysler was forced to delay the launch of its 2014 Jeep Cherokee by two months last fall as engineers struggled with a software flaw in the SUV's nine-speed automatic. But CEO Sergio Marchionne says he remains committed to using the new transmission throughout the company's lineup of front-wheel-drive-based models.... Read More »

 

Ram van falls a few fridges shy of cargo claim

12:46 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
When Ram converted the Fiat Ducato last fall into the 2014 Ram ProMaster for the United States, it also converted the van's cargo capacity from Europe: 15 cubic meters to 530 cubic feet. But there's a problem: In the United States, cargo capacity is measured differently.... Read More »

 

Chrysler's Windsor plant 1st in N.A. to earn World Class Manufacturing silver status

2:46 pm U.S. ET | March 28, 2014
Chrysler Group's Windsor, Ontario, assembly plant has become the first North American plant to achieve silver status under the automaker's World Class Manufacturing system, Chrysler said today.... Read More »

 

Alfa Romeo leans on Ferrari for horsepower in brand's overhaul

March 27, 2014 12:08 CET
To transform struggling Alfa Romeo into a profit machine, Fiat is turning to the cachet and horsepower of Ferrari.... Read More »

 

Chrysler decision may shield GM on Cobalt liability

11:50 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Chrysler Group LLC, the Fiat-controlled entity that bought the carmaker out of bankruptcy, won a courtroom victory this month that helps GM avoid some claims arising from ignition-switch defects in Chevrolet Cobalts and other vehicles.... Read More »

 

The boss breaks the rules on product secrets

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Sergio Marchionne sometimes bends the rules a little.... Read More »

 

Chrysler's hot Hellcat puts pressure on the Viper

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
It's been an open secret for nearly a year that Chrysler has been tinkering with a supercharged V-8 code-named Hellcat.... Read More »

 

GM exec will lead Chrysler tranny unit

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Chrysler Group has hired Jeffrey Lux, a General Motors executive who worked on the Chevrolet Volt, to head its transmission program.... Read More »

 

Chrysler 200 advances but rear seat suffers

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 24, 2014
Chrysler Group executives believe their redesigned Chrysler 200 is good enough to replace its predecessor and the Dodge Avenger and still gain in the crowded mid-sized sedan segment.... Read More »

 

Chrysler's Ram gains ground on Silverado

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2014
The side-view mirror of a Chevrolet Silverado contains this warning: "Objects may be closer than they appear."... Read More »

 

Ignition woes go beyond GM -- and keys

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2014
General Motors isn't the only automaker to have a problem with ignition switches that could shut off the engine at highway speeds.... Read More »

 

Chrysler 200 adds luxury touches, but rear-seat entry may be a tough sell

9:56 am U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
Chrysler Group executives believe their redesigned Chrysler 200 is good enough to replace its predecessor and the Dodge Avenger and still gain in the crowded mid-sized sedan segment.... Read More »

 

Chrysler names ex-GM exec Lux as new transmission boss

2:47 pm U.S. ET | March 19, 2014
Chrysler Group has named a former General Motors executive as its new head of transmission powertrain. Jeffrey Lux, 50, former executive director of powertrain new-product launch for GM, replaces Mircea Gradu, who parted ways with Chrysler in January.... Read More »

 

Chrysler to idle Viper plant for two months on slow sales

2:13 pm U.S. ET | March 18, 2014
Chrysler Group has suspended production of its SRT Viper sport coupe for at least two months because of slow sales.... Read More »

 

Fiat recalls 500L cars in U.S. over auto-transmission issue

March 18, 2014 12:56 CET
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 18,092 Fiat 500L cars in the United States because drivers may not be able to shift out of park, according to documents filed with U.S. safety regulators.... Read More »

 

SEAN GAGNIER

And then there were four (maybe) on Jimmy Fallon's truck-shopping list

4:09 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Jimmy Fallon, new host of “The Tonight Show” on NBC, has let the world know that he wants to buy a new truck and on Friday he narrowed his choices to four vehicles -- maybe.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

How I accidentally bought a Jeep, and liked it

2:24 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
I accidentally bought a mint condition 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo a few weeks ago on the Internet. The Grand Cherokee didn't sell on eBay. But I made a low-ball offer for it offline, not expecting it to be accepted. But it was. And that's how I “accidentally” ended up with the Jeep.... Read More »

 

Help wanted: Industry restocks for recovery

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Showing increasing confidence in the pace and durability of the recovery, automakers are spending to restock depleted departments in core areas, such as sales, marketing, distribution, product planning and administration.... Read More »

 

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