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Chrysler Expands Its Ram Fleet With Fiat Doblo Compact Van
Chrysler Expands Its Ram Fleet With Fiat Doblo Compact Van

Over the past year, we've spoken a good bit about the 2010 Ford Transit Connect. Our own John Voelcker gave it a positive review after his test drive last May, and the fuel-efficient van aims to be a major contender in the American market. But before long, the Transit Connect will have some...Read More»

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McCain Hasn't Met Anyone Who Thinks Chrysler Will Survive

The first time John McCain ran for the U.S. presidency, his aggressive, occasionally angry style didn't sit well with voters. As we saw in 2008, he's managed to dial it down a bit during public debates, but the senator is still as feisty as ever. Yesterday, he told the press that Chrysler is...Read More»

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Chrysler Retools Its EV Program, Possibly For The Better

Last week, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled the company's five-year recovery plan. This week, we've received details about Chrysler's electric vehicle program, which has been given a fairly extreme makeover and a new direction. Most notably, Chrysler's EV development initiative -- known as...Read More»

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Chrysler Borrowing Fiat Tech, Infiniti Turns 20: Today’s Car News

Chrysler will be borrowing Fiat’s powertrain technology to help make its future vehicles more fuel-efficient, including Mutliair valve technology and dual-clutch transmissions. [Detroit Free Press] On November 8, 1989 Infiniti first opened up for business. Since its inception, Infiniti's goal...Read More»

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Chrysler's New Marketing Plan Aims For Refinement, Machismo

Since emerging from bankruptcy nearly five months ago, Chrysler's been fairly quiet on the marketing front -- which may explain why the automaker's sales are so deep in the tank. (October 09 rang in 28% below October 08.) But a new $1.4 billion ad campaign aims to revive and refresh Chrysler's...Read More»

2009 Jeep Compass
Fiat-Based Jeeps Coming In 2013

Following the announcement of the proposed alliance between Fiat and Chrysler in January, the question on everybody’s lips was which European top-sellers were finally going to come to North America. With Wednesday’s reveal of the new Chrysler-Fiat duo’s five-year strategy, things...Read More»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder, New Viper Due In 2012: Today’s Car News

Porsche has launched a lighter and more powerful version of the Boxster, which it plans to debut next month at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. The third addition to the Boxster lineup, the new car is called the Spyder and will on sale in February 2010 with a starting price of $61,200. [Motor...Read More»

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Chrysler, Fiat Outline Their Future

After a year of financial and political turmoil, and a shotgun marriage to Italy's Fiat Group, the new Chrysler is unveiling a five-year plan today that takes on a fast-paced, ambitious overhaul of the company's cars and trucks. The joint management of the Fiat/Chrysler group has confirmed already...Read More»

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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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Preview: 2012 Chrysler Lineup Will Be Joined By Fiat And Alfa Romeo

• Chrysler: New mid-sized sedan, 300 sedan, • Jeep: New compact car, Grand Cherokee, • Fiat: 500 Minicar • Alfa Romeo: Mito, Milano, Giulia Chrysler’s newly formed ties with Fiat will soon see a raft of new models introduced into the U.S., and we'll be able to get our...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 Profitable In Two Years, Says CEO

The recently announced alliance with Fiat notwithstanding, Chrysler's current position in the market is regarded as precarious by buyers and analysts alike. New CEO Sergio Marchionne is more optimistic, however, stating that Chrysler will be profitable within the next two years. Early next month...Read More»

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Chrysler Set To Announce New Five-Year Business Plan

Chrysler is scheduled to unveil a new five-year business plan November 4 at its Auburn Hills headquarters, most likely outlining how the company will operate under the guidance of new CEO Sergio Marchionne and as a part of the Fiat Group corporate umbrella. The next couple of years are crucial for...Read More»

2009 Chrysler Sebring
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»

2009 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Throws Caution To The Wind, Jumps Back Into Leasing Game

Moving cars out of factories and off dealer lots is the fundamental premise of the industry, whether it's done by sales, leases or fleet deals. But when your company is threatened by inevitable bankruptcy and low resale value makes leasing a costly proposition for the manufacturer, some corners...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»

Giant-sized Fiat 500c
Fiat's Giant 500C: Too Big For Europe, Just Right For U.S.

Between its merger with Chrysler and the European launch of its 500C convertible, Fiat has been big news lately, but "big" isn't big enough for the company's marketing team. To drive home that point, Fiat is dragging a giant-sized, 5:1 scale model of the 500C across Europe. Obviously, it doesn't do...Read More»

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BMW Re-Launches Isetta Brand With New Marketing Campaign

We don't have the chance to discuss the Isetta very much -- mostly because the hard-to-miss mid-century minicar is a rarity on this side of the Atlantic. In Europe, however, the Isetta was a popular model, and on a good day, you might even still see a few navigating  narrow city streets. Clearly...Read More»

Fiat 500 'So Pink'
Fiat 500 'So Pink' Is Really Freakin' Pink (And Green)

As if the Barbie-themed Fiat 500 didn't make it abundantly clear that this is a car for people who love MySpace and ponies and stickers and shopping, the Fiat 500 "So Pink" ought to do the trick. Seriously: it could not get more more girly if Strawberry Shortcake herself were driving the damn...Read More»

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