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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...

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...