Chrysler Group LLC pulled back the curtain on an exciting concept minivan at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Chrysler 700C sports rounded styling unlike anything previously seen in a consumer minivan. It is unclear whether it will be produced, however. Re-thinking minivans Chrysler and Fiat SpA head Sergio Read on! →


Automotive News reports that Chrysler Group LLC has tired of waiting for the U.S. government to make a decision regarding the automaker’s candidacy for as much as $7 billion in green auto loans. The potential loans from the U.S. Department of Energy are intended to encourage automakers nationwide to adopt more environmentally friendly production methods Read on! →


In order to pave the way for an eventual takeover of majority stake in Chrysler, Fiat has announced some housecleaning. According to the Associated Press, Fiat has split into two companies, separating Fiat industrial from its consumer automaking unit. The goal of the Fiat split, claims Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, is to create Read on! →


Mopar, a name that is closely associated with the Hemi engine and the rise of the muscle car, has had a rich and varied history. This month Mopar, the official parts and services arm of Chrysler LLC, is celebrating its 75th birthday. The rise of Mopar The name Mopar itself was coined during a meeting Read on! →


Chrysler Group LLC, working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, has delivered 15 Town & Country plug-in hybrid EV minivans to the fleets of three different cities. The vehicles will be driven by city staffers and tested for two years. Several other cities will receive demonstration fleet hybrid pickups as well. Minivan in Read on! →


Many Americans are nostalgic about muscle cars, and there’s a rumor that the Barracuda may return. Domestic automakers have revived the retro style in certain cars, especially in high-performance models. There has been buzz about the return of classics for some time, and the Barracuda in particular. However, there are some challenges, especially because Plymouth Read on! →


The Chrysler Group has announced plans for a major investment in its Jeep production plant in Toledo, Ohio. Automotive News reports that the automaker will direct $500 million toward the improvement of the Toledo North Assembly Complex, where Jeep and other vehicles are built. The money will both improve the Toledo plant’s production capability and Read on! →


Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t mean Chrysler Group needs to follow, said CEO Sergio Marchionne. Marchionne told the automotive press that he feels there is “no need” for Chrysler to follow in the footsteps of competitors General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. by offering its white-collar workers pension buyouts. Lowering outsized Read on! →


Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has balked at the United Auto Workers union’s call for a two-tier wage system, reports Reuters. The split wage system, which Marchionne believes is “not viable” for Chrysler Group LLC in the long term, creates a contentious class system between newer and veteran employees. Marchionne wants solution by 2015 The two-tier Read on! →


Chrysler Group CEO Sergio Marchionne has announced that the automaker will pay bonuses to its hourly and salaried employees, reports the Detroit Free Press. Via a corporate e-mail sent Jan. 31, Marchionne praised Chrysler employees for contributing to the introduction of 16 new or revamped cars in 2010. Bonuses will be delivered on Feb. 11, Read on! →