Chrysler/Fiat

Chrysler Offers Buyout Option To 23,000 U.S. Workers
Chrysler Offers Buyout Option To 23,000 U.S. Workers

In just two days, Sergio Marchionne will reveal his five-year recovery plan for Chrysler. While much of that plan revolves around slimmed-down lineups, more focused brands, and new and improved products based on Fiat vehicles, it's also likely to involve some tinkering with Chrysler's workforce and...Read More»

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Chrysler And Fiat Are Building An Electric Car

Chrysler board member Alfredo Altavilla has informed the press that Chrysler and Fiat are working on an electric car. Although he didn't provide specifics, Altavilla did say that the R&D process is "going very well" and that Chrysler is providing electric propulsion technology for the vehicle...Read More»

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Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Avenger Saved; Fiat 500 Sold Via Chrysler

The board of Chrysler Group met last Friday to approve the newly restructured company's five-year product plan, and although the full document won't officially be released until mid-November, a handful of the plan's details have already begun leaking out. The most recent rumors concern two of...Read More»

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Rumor: Chrysler May Launch New 'Ram' Brand For Pickups, SUVs

General Motors came out of bankruptcy swinging, putting Bob Lutz on the front line of a full-court press junket to promote GM's new vehicles and new technology. We haven't heard much from the other restructured kid on the block, Chrysler, or its new Italian spouse; however, some interesting news is...Read More»

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Bailout Update: GM, Chrysler Dealers Edge Toward Resolution

To say that the federal government's bailout of Chrysler and General Motors has been contentious is a little like saying that the Bugatti Veyron is kinda fast -- an understatement at best, cause for a righteous uproar at worst. But roughly a year since the Big Three began wooing Washington, the...Read More»

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Fiat Laying The Groundwork For Chrysler's European Future

Fiat may have concerns about its new bride's housekeeping and checkbook-balancing skills, but it's making aggressive plans for Chrysler's future in Europe, and CEO Sergio Marchionne has announced that Euro-market Chryslers will soon be manufactured at an Italian facility Fiat acquired from Bertone...Read More»

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Chrysler Accepts Reponsibility For Pre-Bankruptcy Vehicles

Generally speaking, bankruptcy has been a good thing for Chrysler. It's allowed the company to unload massive debt and streamline operations. But for others -- especially the owners of 31 million Chrysler vehicles manufactured before June 10, 2009 (the end of Chrysler's bankruptcy proceedings) --...Read More»

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Splitsville: Nissan, Chrysler End Product-Sharing Deal

The product-sharing deal that would have brought new trucks to Nissan and new small cars to Chrysler has been terminated. The end of the deal made in January 2008 was announced today in a brief release issued by both companies. By the terms of the deal, Chrysler was to supply Nissan with a...Read More»

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Chrysler Sues Daimler Over Supply Shortcomings

Having just come through a complicated series of bankruptcy proceedings, you might think Chrysler would want to take a break from courtrooms for a while. However, on August 21 the company filed suit against its former parent, Daimler AG, in U.S. bankruptcy court. According to Chrysler, Daimler has...Read More»

Jim Press
Report: Jim Press Leaving Chrysler Deputy CEO Position

  It's not uncommon for a new buyer to clean house of the old executive staff when a company changes hands. That's more or less what happened at Chrysler once it emerged from bankruptcy and went under Fiat's wing. But one lone senior executive, former vice-chairman and president Jim Press...Read More»

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Future Dodge Viper Might Get Ferrari-based V-10

Chrysler last year tried to sell its Viper sports car—production facilities, tooling, and all—and failed. But the Viper isn't dead yet. If the rumors are right, the Viper might be very much alive in the company's future-product plans—and getting its own Ferrari/Maserati-derived engine. Fiat...Read More»

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Obama And The DOE Award $2.4 Billion In Battery Grants

Yesterday, President Obama announced $2.4 billion in technology grants to car companies, battery makers, universities, and research facilities across the U.S. During his speech in Elkhart, Indiana, the president stressed the importance of battery development as a way of reviving America's...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
House Approves Chrysler, GM Dealer-Reinstatement Legislation

From Washington comes potentially bad news for Chrysler Group and General Motors Company: yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would reinstate 789 Chrysler dealers and around 2520 GM dealers to their respective networks. To recap: the dealers in question were cut...Read More»

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Consumer Groups Lobby For Liability Warnings on Chrysler Vehicles

The United States Federal Trade Commission has received a petition from consumer organizations worried about Chrysler vehicles manufactured prior to April 30, 2009, when the company entered bankruptcy court. Specifically the organizations are concerned about Chrysler Group (aka "New Chrysler") and...Read More»

Steve Rattner, via the New York Times
Steve Rattner Surrenders 'Car Czar' Crown

Just a few months into his tenure as President Obama's "cars czar", Steve Rattner has resigned from the federal auto industry task force. Little detail has been given about the step-down, which, in its Palin-esque way, seems to have taken many by surprise. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner made...Read More»

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General Motors Corporation Has Become...General Motors Company

Forget what you knew about GM. The lumbering entity known as General Motors Corporation is gone, and today, its surviving staff and assets have been reborn as the lighter, more nimble General Motors Company. To be sure, GM isn't entirely out of the woods--not yet. Among the obstacles that the...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
Disenfranchised Dealers Battle Chrysler, GM In D.C.

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering not one, but two bills that would provide legal remedies to the 2,100 dealers cut from the Chrysler and GM networks during each company's recent restructuring. Although the text of those bills hasn't filtered into the congressional database just yet...Read More»

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Get Ready for Alfa, Again: 2012 Alfa Romeo 300C!

A new, big, rear-drive Alfa Romeo sedan is set to spearhead a U.S. comeback for the Italian brand--and it'll do it on the coattails of the 2011 Chrysler 300. Motor Authority reports that the plans for Chrysler and Fiat's new attack on the U.S. market will be topped by a new rear-drive sedan for...Read More»

Sergio Marchionne
Marchionne Considers Cutting Underperforming Chrysler Models

Sergio Marchionne took the reigns of Chrysler less than a month ago, and already he's showing that life at the new Chrysler/Fiat isn't going to be la dolce vita. Taking advantage of the capital and credibility that come at the start of many corporate tenures, the CEO is making some very bold...Read More»

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