Chrysler/Fiat

Bob & Sergio & Rick & Ron: Mind-Blowing Mergings
Bob & Sergio & Rick & Ron: Mind-Blowing Mergings

It's Friday, and we hope you're already drinking, because this will make more sense if you're hammered. Okay, you already know about the Fiat/Chrysler partnership. And hopefully you recall our piece from earlier this week in which Fiat's Sergio Marchionne said he'd just loooove to acquire GM...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Porsche, VW To Merge and Become The New GM (And Don't Forget Fiat!)

It's enough to make a historian weep. While General Motors chainsaws brands off its core like old-growth redwood, Europe's automakers think they have a better idea: turn themselves into carbon copies of GM. The latest: Porsche and VW. Instead of pursuing a shareholder takeover of Volkswagen, as...Read More»

2009 Jeep Wrangler
In Jeopardy: Dodge Viper, Charger; Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee

There's a lot more Chrysler news today, and for fans of the company and its brands, most of it isn't good. The worst so far: the Dodge Viper and the Jeep Wrangler may be axed entirely. This comes from a document filed by Robert Manzo, the executive director of Capstone Group, LLC, who's been...Read More»

Enertia Motors' Enertia Car
Link Love From The Car Connection: Fiat's American Lineup, X-Prize Autos, And Cash-For-Clunkers Rocks (In Germany)

Way outside the box -- We've all heard of the Progressive Automotive X Prize competition, which is giving $10 million to the first team to build a vehicle that can (a) get 100mpg in real-world conditions, (b) meet federal safety requirements, and (c) be mass produced. We're not sure that all of the...Read More»

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Your Daily Chrysler Fix: Just The High Points

There are so many stories about Chrysler buzzing across the interwebz that we could never cover them all in depth. Instead, we're going to bring you up to speed with tasty, soundbite-sized recaps of the bigger pentastar items. Read on, well-informed citizen: Bizarroworld Economics -- You know...Read More»

Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Fiat: The New Overlord

The rest of the auto industry may be flatlining, but Fiat is going horizontal in a very different way: horizontal integration. Yesterday the Italian automaker confirmed that in addition to the merger it's arranging with Chrysler, Fiat is also hoping to acquire GM Europe, including the Saab and Opel...Read More»

2007 Dodge Nitro
The 5 Cars That Killed Chrysler...This Time

While we wait for Chrysler to emerge, hopefully leaner but not that much lighter, from its bankruptcy—perhaps with some fashionable Italian loafers and a rejuvenated Dolce & Gabbana wardrobe—TheCarConnection.com started thinking about the company’s product missteps in recent years. No...Read More»

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Chrysler Files for Chapter 11

Chrysler LLC may have put together a package of concessions and agreements with the government, Italy's Fiat, and the United Auto Workers (UAW--but the refusal of bondholders to take about 32 cents on the dollar for their investments has led Chrysler into Chapter 11. The White House confirmed this...Read More»

Chrysler is sizzling
Chrysler Out Of The Frying Pan. That's Good, Right?

The last 24 hours have been big for Chrysler. The long and short of it appears to be that (a) the company will likely avoid bankruptcy court, and (b) its relationship with Fiat will soon get conjugal. Here's a quick rundown of the headlines: Creditors concede -- About $5 billion of Chrysler's...Read More»

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Chrysler And UAW Spend The Weekend Together

  While you were getting hammered at some weekend music festival or cleaning out the garage, bigwigs from Chrysler and the United Auto Workers union were busy getting to know one another--and by "getting know one another", we mean haggling. As you may know, the feds set an April 30 deadline for...Read More»

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Fiat, GM and Chrysler: What Needs to Happen

The news isn't good, if you're following GM and Chrysler spin towards some inevitable fate. GM is likely headed for a date in bankruptcy court--and Chrysler is looking at liquidation, according to today's headlines. General Motors is preparing for bankruptcy while it also tries to negotiate its way...Read More»

Fiat's Sergio Marchionne
Fiat Ready To Say 'Basta!' On Chrysler Deal, Thanks To Unions

No one would say that Chrysler's been doing well in recent months, but at least its situation hasn't been as dire as GM's. Smaller than The General and engaged to a sexy, Italian brand, Chrysler has clung to the promise of a modestly rosy future--until today. In an interview with this morning's...Read More»

Jim Press and 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Five Questions: Chrysler's Jim Press

 Jim Press is no stranger to pressure. Fresh from a two-decade career at Toyota, he became Chrysler's vice chairman and president just as the company was beginning to restructure under ownership by Cerberus. In the past 18 months, Chrysler's difficult situation has grown dire. The financial crisis...Read More»

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New Details About The Fiat-Chrysler Pre-Nup

More info about the on-again/off-again marriage of Chrysler/Fiat has emerged--namely, details about Fiat's initial stake in Chrysler and how the Italian automaker can earn a larger share of the pentastar pie via certain incentives. Citing "a person familiar with the Fiat-Chrysler negotiations"...Read More»

Bob Nardelli
Chrysler Responds Positively to Federal Stance, Assistance

Chrysler CEO Bob Nardelli reacted positively to news of the Obama Administration, U.S. Treasury, and Auto Task Force's news of assistance as the automaker restructures and preps for an alliance with Italian automaker Fiat. Nardelli says he's been meeting weekly with the Auto Task Force team since...Read More»

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Fiat CEO Wants To 'Repay Every Single Dollar Of Taxpayer Funding'

So is it going to be Italy to the rescue of the American taxpayer? Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is still courting Chrysler, and he assured the U.S. auto task force yesterday that if the proposed Fiat/Chrysler alliance goes through, no U.S. taxpayer money used to help Chrysler will ever find its way...Read More»

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