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Fiat Chrysler boss asked GM for a merger, was rebuffed - report

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, reportedly asked his counterpart at General Motors, Mary Barra, about the possibility of merger earlier this year, but was turned down. A report in The New York Times claims that in March of this year, Marchionne sent Barra an email requesting a meeting to talk about a potential merger between the two automakers...

Chrysler brand to leave UK and Ireland markets by 2017

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced that its Chrysler brand will exit the UK and Ireland markets by 2017. Karl Howkins, FCA's UK deputy managing director, told Autocar that dealers were informed of the decision yesterday. Howkins revealed to various publications that the decision was based on declining sales and a model range which was not favoured by increasingly tight CO2 legislation in the EU...

Chrysler 300 SRT Core Satin Vapour special edition launches from $60,000

The special edition Chrysler 300 SRT Core Satin Vapour has joined the American brand’s muscle car line-up in Australia. Limited to 130 units, the Satin Vapour is based on the stripped-out 300 SRT Core variant and, at $60,000 before on-road costs, is positioned midway between the base Core ($56,000) and the fully equipped 300 SRT8 ($66,000)...

Fiat Chrysler denies Audi access to Q2, Q4 nameplates - report

Audi would like to have the Q2 and Q4 names up its sleeve as it expands its SUV offerings, but the badges are currently owned by Fiat Chrysler, and the Italian-American concern isn't going to relent without a fight. Car magazine claims that Audi has approached Fiat Chrysler about acquiring the rights to both the Q2 and Q4 badges, but was rebuffed...

2015 Chrysler New Cars

Details of the new and updated Chrysler models launching in Australia in 2015.   Chrysler 300 update - Q2 The second generation of this big American sedan has had its first makeover since its 2012 launch, which we’ll see sometime in the second quarter. There are changes inside and out for the 300 that currently starts from $43,000...

Raminator monster truck sets world record speed of 159km/h

Hall Brothers Racing's Raminator has set a new monster truck world record speed of 159.49km/h (99.1mph). The new record, which was verified by Guinness World Records, edges out the previous high water mark set in 2012 of 155.78km/h (96.8mph). In this era of 400km/h-plus hypercars, falling just shy of 160km/h doesn't seem like a particularly noteworthy achievement until one factors in just how much monster trucks weigh...

Fiat Chrysler Australia to become "world class", says new boss

The new head of Fiat Chrysler Australia is set to change the pace of the Italian-American company as it seeks to grow further through better business management and customer retention. Arriving from his home town of Detroit, Michigan, Patrick Dougherty, the new CEO of Fiat Chrysler Australia, is determined to make his time in Australia count as he heads a revised business strategy to improve the inner workings of the rapidly growing company...

Chrysler Pentastar V6 to gain turbo, direct injection from 2015 - report

The Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine will be updated in late 2015 with a raft of a new technologies that should make it both more powerful and fuel efficient. Automotive News is reporting that Chrysler will add direct injection and turbocharging to some variants, potentially enabling the company to use smaller displacement versions of the engine in a larger proportion of its range...

Chrysler Grand Voyager replacement will be "sexy"

The Chrysler Grand Voyager will be replaced in 2015, and the brand's design boss, Ralph Gilles, told CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show that buyers can expect the new-generation minivan to be "sexy". Gilles said the new model due in 2015 - as part of Fiat Chrysler's open-book five-year plan - has been a fun project to be a part of...

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...