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Chrysler partners with ZF for axle deal

American car makers are quickly shedding their straight-line performance stereotype with models like the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and Dodge Viper ACR blitzing much higher priced European offerings around the track. Emphasising this pursuit of handling prowess, Chrysler LLC has today announced the formation of a new axle manufacturing alliance with ZF Friedrichshafen AG...

GM-Chrysler merger talks boost shares

While the news of a GM-Chrysler merger may be enough to have aficionados and loyalists shaking their heads in disgust, stock brokers are rubbing their hands in glee with shares in GM rising 33 percent upon receipt of the news...

Chrysler Dual-Clutch program in doubt

Not a week after we brought you news of Chrysler's intentions to expand the use of Getrag sourced dual-clutch transmission, comes an announcement today that Chrysler has successfully sued German manufacturer Getrag in a Michigan court for failing to raise the $300 million in debt financing needed to build and equip a plant in Tipton, Indiana to produce the transmissions...

Chrysler gears up for in-car internet

Chrysler has made its intentions clear to introduce an in-car web feature to all its new models from 2009 onwards. This makes it the first manufacturer to offer Wi-Fi on a mass scale, with plans to introduce the system in all 2009 model Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep branded cars...

Nissan to make small Chrysler, Chrysler to make large Nissan

Under an expanded product sharing alliance announced today, Chrysler LLC will become Nissan’s pickup truck manufacturer, while Nissan will make small cars for Chrysler. The agreement means Nissan will discontinue making its Titan utility, a large V8-engined vehicle designed for the US market, when Chrysler starts making Nissan-badged trucks in 2011...

2008 Chrysler Grand Voyager

Chrysler has released the all new 2008 Grand Voyager in Australia with a starting price of $56,990. The 2008 model has improved significantly, with the entry price only increasing by $1,000. The old 3.3-litre V6 engine has been replaced with a new 3.8-litre petrol V6 and, for the first time, a 2.8-litre turbo diesel is also available...

Chrysler kills the PT Cruiser

After Daimler sold nearly 80 percent stake in Chrysler to Cerberus Capital Management LP earlier this year, Chrysler has seen some major changes. The company has started by axing poor performing models. So far the Dodge Magnum, the Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible, Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Crossfire have already seen the end...

Chrysler introduce HEMI Hybrid range

Chrysler and Dodge have introduced two new vehicles to their line up which continue the trend of shattering the hybrid car stereotype. First came the V8-Hybrid Lexus LS 600hL, and now the Chrysler Group have joined two of the most unlikely motoring technologies together to form the new Chrysler Aspen HEMI Hybrid and Dodge Durango HEMI Hybrid...

Chrysler to drop even more models

Last week Chrysler announced plans to drop four models from its lineup, the Dodge Magnum, Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible, Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Crossfire. News from the States this morning suggests that was just the beginning of the new Chrysler...

Chrysler retires products in 2008

This morning, Chrysler LLC flagged that it would slow production at several of its North American assembly and powertrain plants, and delete four products from its line-up. The company announced that it will eliminate four models through 2008, only two of which are sold in Australia, including Dodge Magnum, the Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible, Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Crossfire...

Chrysler Nassau - 300C Successor?

With the 300C due for a revamp later this year, the Chrysler Nassau is perhaps the best look at what the 300C could become. Sitting on the same 120-inch platform as the 300C, it shares a familiar HEMI power plant and sends its power to the rear wheels. Replacing the 300C is no easy feat as it seems to have carved out its own genre in automotive design...