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Chrysler 300 SRT Core: stripped-out muscle car delivers 347kW for $56K

The stripped-out Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core has been unleashed, offering all the performance of the flagship SRT8 at a significantly lower price. Developed specifically for the Australian market, the $56,000 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Core is $10K cheaper than the SRT8 on which it’s based. Despite the lower pricing, the 300 SRT8 Core delivers the full 347kW of power and 631Nm of torque from its 6...

Fiat Chrysler Group hires first female Australian automotive CEO

The Fiat Chrysler Group has made history by appointing Veronica Johns as its new Australian CEO, as part of several management changes. When Johns assumes the role of Fiat Chrysler Group Australia CEO on 1st May 2013, she will become the first Australian woman to hold such a position...

Chrysler 300C: second generation armed with super-sharp pricing

The Chrysler 300C has had its prices reduced and range extended for the second iteration of the bold-looking American sedan as the US brand looks to overcome its struggle in the Australian market. The company has lowered 300C prices across the board and introduced a new entry level model for a new starting price of just $43,000, $10,000 less than the starting price of the first 300C introduced locally in 2005...

Chrysler defends Jeep Grand Cherokee against rollover criticism

Chrysler Group has defended the safety of its Jeep Grand Cherokee after a Swedish magazine questioned its rollover integrity and called for the US-built SUV to be pulled off the market. Chrysler issued an official statement overnight accusing Teknikens Varld (Technology World) magazine of unsafely overloading a new Swedish-specification Grand Cherokee Overland to achieve misleading results in a rollover test...

Chrysler, General Motors: US files complaint over China tariffs

The United States has filed an official complaint to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) about the level of import tariffs on US-made cars exported to China, the world's biggest car market. According to a White House statement regarding the WTO complaint, about 80 per cent of US vehicle exports to China will attract the import tariffs...

Jeep Compass to be axed in 2014, new Chrysler crossover coming

The Chrysler Group will drop the Jeep Compass in 2014 and replace the Chrysler Town & Country minivan with a new crossover vehicle. Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne announced his future plans for the Chrysler Group at a media event at Chrysler's Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois...

US car sales April 2012: GM, Ford down; Chrysler, Toyota surge

Sales of new vehicles in the US increased two per cent in April despite dealers having three fewer days to sell cars than in April 2011. US dealers sold 1,184,567 new cars and SUVs last month, up 26,644 from the same month in the previous year. The result takes the US industry to 4.65 million sales for the year, up 10 per cent from the 4...

Fiat to leave Chrysler and Jeep designs American

With over 50 per cent of Chrysler Group owned by Italian manufacturer Fiat, the American set of companies, which includes Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Chrysler brand, are now under complete Italian control. Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has been actively involved in restructuring the American brands and under his leadership the group has seen strong growth in many international markets...

Chrysler Australia takes over Alfa Romeo, Fiat distribution

Chrysler Australia has taken over distribution responsibilities for Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Fiat Commercial vehicles. On May 1, distribution rights of the Italian trio will shift from independent group Ateco to the factory group, joining Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge under the Chrysler Australia umbrella...

Chrysler a no go for V8 Supercars

It seems our hopes of yet another brand joining the V8 Supercars championship next year has been short-lived, with Chrysler confirming to V8X magazine that it will not proceed with the move. The decision, which was communicated to V8 supercar team Garry Rogers Motorsport today, comes after Detroit pulled the pin on financial support for the entry...

Chrysler CEO earns nothing in 2011, Ford's Mulally wins big

The CEO of Chrysler received no salary, bonuses or stock awards from the company in 2011. Chrysler Group’s annual filing revealed that head honcho Sergio Marchionne declined to take home any money or shares as compensation for his leadership, despite the company returning a profit in 2011...