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Chrysler Super Bowl commercial - It's Halftime in America

It’s halftime in America, according to Chrysler’s Super Bowl ad starring legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood. Not exactly funny, controversial or anything out of the ordinary (unlike last year’s very successful imported from Detroit ad starring Eminem), the back to basics patriotic ad by Chrysler addresses the tough economic times and the determination of Detroit-based manufacturers looking to make a big come back… in the second half...

Chrysler aims to inspire Italy out of financial crisis with Fiat Panda commercial

Chrysler Group is aiming to inspire Italy to work its way out of its current financial crisis with a new television commercial for the 2012 Fiat Panda. The advertisement follows the formula used to effect for the launch of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in the US in 2010, and more famously the Chrysler 200 ‘Imported from Detroit’ ad, which aired during the 2011 Super Bowl and has been viewed more than 14 million times on YouTube...

Chrysler 700C concept unveiled at Detroit

Chrysler has unveiled a rather strange and futuristic-looking new MPV called the Chrysler 700C concept at the 2012 North America International Auto Show. Chrysler has decided not to reveal any details or specifications on the 700C concept. Instead, the MPV makes a statement all on its own, with diagonal B-pillars that roll forward from the roofline, and a long bonnet (for a van)...

Fiat increases Chrysler stake by five per cent

Fiat has increased its Chrysler Group stake by five per cent, edging closer to a complete merger between the two companies. Fiat now holds 58.5 per cent stake in Chrysler. In 2009, the US Government bailed Chrysler out of bankruptcy while Fiat invested around $2 billion. Part of the Fiat and bailout deal was to meet a set of investment levels over a period...

Chrysler: New Cars 2012

Chrysler 300 – Luxury sedan – Around June The all-new Chrysler 300 is a hugely important car for Chrysler and should gain solid penetration in all markets, including Australia. It's an all new design, inside and out, along with a host of luxury kit and technology on board. The standard 300 will launch will be available with three engine options: the 3...

Ex-Ferrari stylist to create Chrysler, Lancia design language

Former Ferrari designer Lorenzo Ramaciotti has been plucked out of retirement to develop a fresh design language for the new range of Chrysler-Lancia models. Fiat and Ramaciotti, 64, aim to develop a universal design theme to help boost Lancia and Chrysler vehicle sales around the world...

Jeep - climbing back to the top spot thanks to Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne

Jeep used to be the No.1 SUV brand in the world, but that was way back in 1999 when sales topped 554,446 vehicles in the United States alone. Then came the GFC and Chrysler’s free fall into bankruptcy in 2009, and many were convinced that the automotive group was terminal...

Chrysler invests $500M in Toledo plant to build Fiat-based Jeep Cherokee

Chrysler is investing $500 million into its Toledo North production facility in the US. The plant will produce the new Fiat-based Jeep Cherokee under the Fiat-Chrysler alliance. The injection is set to create 1105 new jobs at the plant, which currently builds the Jeep Liberty (called Cherokee in Australia) as well as the Dodge Nitro - a car that Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne previously said "should never have been built"...

Chrysler delays launch of dual-clutch transmission

Chrysler has held back introducing its first ever dual-clutch transmission due to doubts over refinement and whether it would suit US buyers. Chrysler was set to release a dual-clutch auto in the 2012 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger. Borrowed from Fiat, the new six-speed dry dual-clutch semi-automatic transmission is currently in use behind various engines in Europe...

Chrysler Australia achieves Record Sales

Underpinned by the new Grand Cherokee line up, Chrysler Australia has just recorded their best ever-sales quarter. Sales of Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge vehicles doubled in September when compared with 2010 (1435 units vs. 710) and YTD sales are up a sizeable 30 per cent...

Iraqis love American cars, especially the Chrysler Obama

It might come as a surprise to you, but the Iraqi people love big American cars. Given that the US has been engaged in the Iraq War for the best part of a decade, it is easy – especially from the other side of the world – to wrongly assume there is an ingrained hatred for all things American in Iraq...