• Marco Posted: 8/17/2010 7:48pm PDT

    It is nice hearing your point of view about FIAT Group Brands. For sure this is a sign of globalization. Merger of Chrysler and FIAT is very interesting since we are great designer and you have great cars. Personally I would be very happy to buy an american based SUV or Jeep, now.
    Let's see and wait for the real models.

  • JKD Posted: 7/26/2010 4:23pm PDT

    You can tie me with this Italian model anytime :-)

  • ColtsChiefsTitans Posted: 7/26/2010 11:08am PDT

    AGREE with Mr.D..... a redesigned PT Cruiser built on a more capable FIAT small car platform would be a winner, and would NOT cannibalize the FIAT 500 sales... PT is a practical little 4 door wagon (it created it's own class when introduced 10 years ago), while the 500 is a stylish 2 door hatchback (ala MINI & the Beatle). The PT could be a global player for Chrysler if it had the right powertrain (tighter Euro suspension and FIAT small engines including a diesel). It deserves a chance and I think would be at least as popular as a refreshed FIAT Panda or Lancia-whatever little wagon they end up badging as a Chrylser.....

  • Bill Burke Posted: 7/26/2010 10:18am PDT

    VV, you have a few of you statements slightly off. Chrysler will supply Lancia with American designed and built large cars to be rebadged in MOST, but not ALL European markets. The Italian platforms delivered to Chrysler (not shipped finished or complete) will be essencially re-developed, and designed, upon arrival,primarily by Chrysler engineers for the American market. They will be almost new cars which are sold as Chrysler world-wide in many markets.
    Chrysler will retain much autonomy in this merger and Marchionne is one smart executive to allow a proud company an equal role in this potential automotive giants' future.
    Chrysler, the company and the car, are alive, well and ready to roar into the future as a real "player" in the world-wide luxury market

  • Mr. D Posted: 7/26/2010 8:50am PDT

    The best thing that Fiat could do now is to offer the Daimler V-6 clean diesel, that is already certified, as an option in the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300 until it can get a range of clean diesel engines certified for North America. It is a shame that the mid-size car to replace the Sebring and Avenger can't be fast tracked before 2013 instead of spending money on a two year major revamp of them. As the show crossover demonstrates, styling will be back with Chrysler soon. The next to last version of the Chrysler minivan was much better looking than the Daimler designed current version. I hope that the PT Cruiser body can return on an all wheel drive Fiat platform along with a clean diesel engine option. Like the Beetle is to VW, the PT Cruiser is an icon to Chrysler.