DETROIT -- Chrysler Group, known for large gas-guzzling engines, is quickly developing fuel-efficient powertrains under Paolo Ferrero, senior vice president of Chrysler Powertrain.
With Fiat and Chrysler expertise at his disposal, Ferrero has a range of options, including diesels, natural-gas vehicles, turbocharging, more applications for Fiat's MultiAir system, hybrids, electrics and transmissions with eight and nine speeds.
Ferrero, a native of Turin, Italy, started his Fiat career in 1980 in the Abarth Racing Development unit. After working his way up in Fiat Powertrain, he joined Chrysler in 2009.
He's a racing enthusiast and has designed and tested rally vehicles and worked with a powerboat racing team.