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DAVE GUILFORD

At Chrysler Group, 2 brands seek new frontiers

7:15 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2014
Two of Chrysler Group's brands are, in different ways, working to push themselves into new spaces.... 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 »

 

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 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 »

 

Marchionne: 'Done' discussing minivan plant's future

4:12 pm U.S. ET | March 14, 2014
A terse Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters that he was “done” discussing the long-term future of the automaker's Windsor assembly plant after the company withdrew its controversial request for Canadian government support for the plant's upgrade.... Read More »

 

Gilles: Viper has 'never tried to be Corvette'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Ralph Gilles, head of the SRT brand and Chrysler Group's design operations, says the design of the 2015 Chrysler 200 will influence future Chrysler products.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Chrysler 200 rescues plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
Most auto show introductions make it seem like the car or truck being shown will just magically appear at dealerships.... Read More »

 

DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Redone Chrysler 200 has big job in tough segment

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
The redesigned Chrysler 200 mid-sized sedan will reach dealerships this year with high expectations and a big job: beating the 216,322 sales that Chrysler Group had in the segment in 2013. Chrysler spent more than $1 billion to put the 2015 Chrysler 200 into showrooms by the end of June. And the company is replacing the previous 200 and the Dodge Avenger nameplates with the single redesigned sedan.... Read More »

 

DETROIT AUTO SHOW

New 200 wins praise, but doubters persist

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
A roundup of what analysts, journalists and others said about the redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200, which debuted last week at the show.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

One reporter's take on what worked, and what didn't, at the Detroit show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2014
West Coast Editor Mark Rechtin, who walked the floor of the Detroit auto show gathering first impressions of new cars and concepts, is convinced that this was a show of missed opportunities.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

Ghosts, sleek, gawkiness and the Audi A7: What people think of new Chrysler 200

11:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
A roundup of what analysts, journalists and others are saying about the redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200:... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Redesigned Chrysler 200 is likely foundation for Journey replacement

7:37 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Chrysler Group's introduction Monday of an all-wheel-drive variant for its redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan makes me think about another future vehicle: the replacement for the Dodge Journey.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

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 »

 

NICK BUNKLEY

From doom to boom: New Chrysler 200 rescued a plant destined for shutdown

11:56 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Most auto show reveals make it seem as though the car or truck being shown will just magically appear at dealerships when it goes on sale. But Chrysler Group, in unveiling its redesigned 200 sedan today, took time to highlight the suburban Detroit assembly plant that will build the car.... Read More »

 

Redone 200 shows new look for Chrysler

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
The redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 shares an all-wheel-drive system with the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and starts a new look for the Chrysler brand.... Read More »

 

2014 DETROIT AUTO SHOW

2015 Chrysler 200 spied; photos surface

9:56 am U.S. ET | Dec. 13, 2013
The first undisguised images of Chrysler Group's redesigned Chrysler 200 emerged today after spy photographers caught what appears to be a marketing shoot for the upcoming mid-sized sedan.... Read More »

 

Strained N.A. plants expected to approach record output

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2013
Can North America's stressed-out assembly plants handle near record production? We're about to find out.... Read More »

 

Chrysler brand boss to share 200's spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
New Chrysler brand head Al Gardner has no experience in the spotlight atop an automotive brand, and he will get little time for on-the-job training.... Read More »

 

LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Chrysler's IPO filing an expensive distraction

5:31 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2013
The breathless hullabaloo over Chrysler Group's long-awaited filing for an initial public stock offering has the automotive world abuzz with revelations of perceived palace intrigue under the Pentastar.... Read More »

 

New Jeep, redone 200

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
Spy photographers have caught two important Chrysler Group models. Both vehicles are scheduled to arrive in showrooms in 2014.... Read More »

 

Texas dealer: 'When I smell horse poop, I smell money'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 19, 2013
The grass in east Texas literally is greener this summer. That has been good for business at Elder Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, a store in Athens, Texas, that dealer principal Hayden Elder opened nearly 30 years ago.... Read More »

 

Redesigned Chrysler 200 sedan to begin production in early 2014

4:05 pm U.S. ET | July 16, 2013
Chrysler Group LLC's redesigned 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan will begin production in early 2014 at the automaker's Sterling Heights plant here, Chrysler said today.... Read More »

 

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