Chrysler executives, like their counterparts at other automakers, have a stock answer when reporters ask about developments at the company's r&d center and design studios.
It goes pretty much like this: "Our rule is we don't talk about future product."
But Sergio Marchionne sometimes bends the rules a little. Here are product nuggets the CEO revealed during a March 14 press conference:
- Chrysler is working on a hybrid minivan.
- The next-generation Jeep Wrangler will keep its signature look when it arrives in early 2015.
- The redesigned Dodge Dart will be a "slimmer, more efficient" car when it arrives for the 2016 model year.
- It's safe to say that nobody gave him a lecture on protocol afterward.