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Chrysler 300: next-generation model may lose gangster look

The Chrysler 300 has always looked like one of the toughest kids on the block, but as emissions regulations continue to tighten, the bluff-faced large sedan may lose its trademark style. Speaking with CarAdvice at the recent 2014 Los Angeles auto show, Chrysler head of design, Ralph Gilles, said the current model is already quite efficient – but he didn’t deny there could be changes in the pipeline for the styling of the brand's most iconic model...

2015 Chrysler 300 SRT confirmed for Australia, but not for America

The high-powered 6.4-litre V8 Chrysler 300 SRT will be sold in Australia, but it won't make it to showrooms in America. Chrysler brand president and CEO, Al Gardner, told CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show that the brand is in a strong position given that its US rivals won't have rear-drive large sedans to fall back on in the coming years, as Chevrolet will lose the Australian-made SS (based on the Holden Commodore) when the Australian maker shuts its doors in 2017...

2015 Chrysler 300 revealed: Large sedan facelifted

The updated 2015 Chrysler 300 has been revealed at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show. The first facelift for this generation of the US-made large sedan that went on sale in 2012 introduces a range of changes, the most dramatic being the front-end styling which adopts a smoother look, new grille with broad winged Chrysler badge and bumper finish and lower air intake, as well as new LED lights...

Fiat Chrysler to spin off Ferrari, float 10 per cent on sharemarket

Fiat Chrysler has announced that it will spin off Ferrari, with 10 per cent of the Italian luxury sports car maker to be floated on the open sharemarket. The remainder of Ferrari will be distributed amongst shareholders in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Money raised by this move will help fund the company's 48 billion euro ($69 billion) five-year business plan announced earlier this year...

Take a 360-degree Google Maps tour of Chrysler's Detroit factory

Chrysler has teamed up with the Google Maps team to produce an interactive tour of its Sterling Heights factory in suburban Detroit. Automotive factories are fascinating places, but while almost every one of us will own a car at some stage in our lives, few of us will ever witness first-hand how they're made...

Chrysler brand to push into Asia with overhauled line-up

Mainstream US brand Chrysler has been a big beneficiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ wide-ranging five-year product plan announced overnight in Auburn Hills, Michigan by CEO Sergio Marchionne. “Today is much more than a new chapter. We are writing an entire new book,” Marchionne told reporters during a day of presentations in Detroit...

SRT considers future after Hemi V8

Chrysler performance division SRT says it's open to moving on from its famous 6.4-litre Hemi V8 engine by the end of the decade in a bid to modernise the brand. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Detroit auto show last week, SRT president and CEO Ralph Gilles said customers loved the Hemi but the company’s internal research showed they would accept change...

Chrysler 200 not for right-hand drive

The recently launched Chrysler 200 mid-sized sedan is unlikely to come to Australia in the near future. The second-generation Chrysler 200, which showcases the brand's new design identity, has been engineered from the ground up and is capable of right-hand-drive production, yet it's primarily focused on the North American market in the short term...

2014 Chrysler 200 revealed

The Chrysler 200 has been redesigned inside and out as it continues efforts to latch onto the success of its more celebrated bigger brother. Debuting at this week's 2014 Detroit motor show, the smaller sibling to the Chrysler 300 almost seamlessly blends grille and headlights in a wraparound-effect front end that contributes to a far more stylish exterior than before...

Chrysler 200: first images of second-gen sedan leaked

The first images of the all-new second-generation Chrysler 200 have surfaced online just days out from its official debut at next week's Detroit auto show. Leaked by US website Motorward, the images show a sleeker and more sporting design compared with the first-generation US-market Chrysler 200, with a narrower grille and headlights up front and a heavily raked windscreen...

Chrysler 300S: new sporty-looking variant from $47,500

A Chrysler 300S has been added to the US large car’s line-up, bringing a sportier-looking variant available for less than $50,000. The S version of the Chrysler 300 costs from $47,500, placing it between the $43,000 entry-level 300 Limited and high-performance SRT8 that starts from $56,000...