Next Chrysler 300 to keep current design
The current 300 saloon will go down in history as the model which brought the company on the saloon market and push competition such as the Ford 500 into the background. However, its replacement might become a serious headache for Chrysler engineers and designers.
Alfa Romeo CEO confirms talks with Chrysler
Firstly, rumour had mentioned that Fiat entered into talks with Chrysler over the possibility to produce Alfa Romeo models in the US. Then, Chrysler denied the allegations. In a third round, Luca de Meo confirms Fiat is discussing with the American carmaker about varied cooperations.
Chrysler wants to cut costs by 25%
Chrysler has announced it will reduce costs by 25 per cent over the next three years by changing the production process and improving the number shared pars between models.
Chrysler kills rebadge of Dodge Journey to work on small car
As Petrol-Head reported in a previous post, Chryler is reshuffling its portfolio in an attempt to distinguish its brand from each other. The Dodge Journey won’t sport the Chrysler label.
Renault-Nissan won't forge an alliance with Chrysler
Despite rumours that promotes an alliance between Chrysler and Renault-Nissan, Carlos Ghosn said at the shareholder general assembly that troubled American carmaker isn’t interested in an alliance with Renault or Nissan.
More details about Chrysler’s future midsize platform
Chrysler is currently developing a new global platform destined for vehicles competing on the family car market segment.
Chrysler to meet 2008 targets and denies talks with Fiat
The troubled Chrysler has announced it will meet this year’s target and denies being in talks with Fiat about potential partnership.
Chrysler to build Alfa Romeos in the U.S. for Fiat?
After BMW, Chrysler is cited as a future partner for Alfa Romeo to build the Italian marque’s models in the US.
Chrysler and Nissan announce new partnership to produce small car and pickup
Nissan and Chrysler have announced a new partnership to supply the American carmakers with small models which will be sold in South America. In exchange, Chrysler will produce a new Nissan truck model expected to be on sale by 2011.
Chrysler future products
Chrysler’s vice president of product development has revealed more details about the future range that the troubled company plans to offer in the coming years.
Chrysler to open a public advisory board
Chrysler will start recruiting members of the public to share their ideas over the future models the carmaker plans to launch.
Chrysler to reduce its SUV lineup
In an interview given to Bloomberg, Jim Press revealed that the carmaker needs fewer SUVs.
Chrysler to go 100% hybrid
Chrysler President Jim Press, former head of Toyota in the US, wants the carmaker to make a big jump into the hybrid market.
Chrysler to resume production at Illinois plant
After a five-day close due to a mechanical glitch, Chrysler will restart production at the Belvidere plant in the US. The plant builds the Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot models.
Chrysler to build a global platform
Chrysler engineers are currently working on the next-generation platform intended to save the company by allowing to build anything with wheels on it.
Chrysler to outsource its seats to India
An Indian newspaper reported that the American car maker has signed a £52 million/$101 million contract with an Indian seat maker to build seats for the Jeep Wrangler model.
Chrysler to axe its lineup by half
Chrysler plans to axe half its lineup in order to consolidate brands. The company has launched the “Project Genesis” which is expected to drop duplicate models that share common underpinnings while competing on the same markets.
Chrysler to adopt Mercedes engines for its small Diesel cars
In an interview with Auto,Motor und Sport magazine, Chrysler Executive Vice President - Product Development Frank O. Klegon revealed that the troubled American company will stop sourcing diesel engines from Volkswagen.
The last Chrysler Crossfire rolled out of its factory
Chrysler announced a lit of vehicles the company would drop one month ago and the Crossfire model was one of them. The last Crossfire rolled out yesterday after a five year production and 80,000 units being built.
Chery A1 to head to Mexico
Chery will sell the A1 in Mexico next year under the Dodge label following the agreement signed by Chysler and Chery this year. The exact price remains unknown but for Chery it's an access to the American market where the small Chinese car will be sold by 2009.
Nissan might axe the Titan
The Nissan Titan has been a failure as sales has picked to 60,691 vehicles for the first eleven months of this year while its direct competitor, Toyota Tundra, has been sold at 177,336 units over the same period. With such low figures, Titan's profitability has been compromised and Nissan-Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn is seriously considering killing the pickup.
American car makers to stop building large pick-up models
Due to a big sales slump in November, Chrysler, Ford and GM have announced they will stop producing temporarily the large pick-ups in order to avoid having a whole stock of them.
Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept
Here is the third Chrysler concept car for the next Detroit Motor Show. While the two other concept cars focus on sport and adventure, the Chrysler's concept is destined for families. That's the way it has to be as the American brand has a strong expertise with MPVs.
Big Three lose majority market share
It looks like an revolution. For the first time in 102 years, the Big Three American carmakers have lost their majority market share to imported brands. According to Automotive News, American carmakers sold 629,569 vehicles while imported brands delivered 679,523 vehicles in July. This gave the latter a 51.4% market share.
Wolfgang Bernhard may be next Chrysler chairman
The charismatic Wolfgang Bernhard may be set to become the new Chrsyler chairman after Cerberus closes the deal to purchase the company from Daimler-Benz.
After an acrobatic lay-off from Volkswagen, for which the German carmaker is well known, he joined Cerberus as an adviser on the Chrysler deal. Insiders report that he is currently reviewing the planning of future products.