Ex-Chrysler PR Calls Out 'Stupid' CEOs And 'Absolute Prick' NYT Reporter

Former automotive PR exec Jason Vines is out of the industry and has a new book out, which means that he's spreading dirt on everyone, calling out "prick" New York Times reporters, stupid CEOs, and arguing that Bob Lutz would have been CEO of Chrysler if he'd have kept his big mouth shut. »1/23/15 12:30pm1/23/15 12:30pm

Not-So-Big Three Bake Sale Raises Enough To Fund CEO Salaries

With all this talk of corporate jets, slumming it on road trips and idling hybrids, it’s easy to lose track of the human cost of Carpocalypse Now. Has anyone thought of the standard of living adjustment the Big 3 CEOs will have to take when their salaries are cut from tens of millions to a paltry $1-per-year? One man… »12/05/08 12:40pm12/05/08 12:40pm

GM CEO Rick Wagoner Rolls Up To Capitol Hill In Cruze-Covered Chevy Volt Mule

We didn't have the video of Wagoner pulling up in the Chevy Volt mule dressed up in the skin of a Chevy Cruze earlier. Now we do. We also have to say, we're pretty happy with how the Cruze looks in motion. Pretty snazzy if you ask us. We'll take ours with a turbo 1.4-liter four-banger rather than the Volt innards and… »12/04/08 10:15am12/04/08 10:15am

SNL Sketch Takes On Not-So-Big Three Congressional Hearing

Saturday Night Live took on the not-so-Big Three's congressional »11/24/08 10:00am11/24/08 10:00am and in this weekend's "cold open," and unfortunately fell into the trap of shamelessly mocking tired stereotypes. Which is sad, because we'd watched SNL take on a new level of relevancy as of late thanks to the uber-adorable Tina Fey and an election…

Chrysler EV Range-Extended Electric Minivan Gets Real Non-CNBC Reveal

The next-generation power train blitz from Chrysler continues following the unveil of the Dodge EV »9/23/08 12:30pm9/23/08 12:30pm with the Chrysler EV, a Chrysler Town & Country equipped as a Range-Extended Electric Vehicle (REEV). Following GM's lead with the , the Chrysler EV promises the same 40 miles on all-electric power followed by a recharge…

Iacocca Arrives At Chrysler As Bankruptcy Rumors Swirl; Time Travel Perfected

Former chairman Lee Iacocca gave a closed pep rally to Chrysler employees yesterday in Auburn Hills, once again sharing the stage with a K-car, a minivan...and rumors of Chrysler's imminent bankruptcy. While current CEO Bob Nardelli was praising Iacocca as "Chrysler's most dynamic leader" and "a great American,"… »6/27/08 10:30am6/27/08 10:30am

Nardelli: Cerberus Not Second-Guessing Chrysler Purchase. What About CEO Choice?

Cerberus Capital Management is not second-guessing its 2007 purchase of Chrysler from Daimler, and the the business is "on track," Chrysler LLC CEO Robert Nardelli said Tuesday at a Wall Street Journal press conference. Nardelli has been facing speculation that Cerberus got in over its head with the Chrysler purchase,… »6/12/08 1:20pm6/12/08 1:20pm

Nardelli: Chrysler to Create "Skunk Works" for Mid-Size Vehicle Development

Who knew Chrysler would drop so far in the mid-size market that new CEO Bob Nardelli would find it necessary to create a "skunk works" team comprising every piece of the vehicle development process in order to come up with the company's next-generation mid-size vehicles. Apparently the Sebring wasn't quite the bee's… »1/23/08 6:45am1/23/08 6:45am

Chrysler Set To Drop The Ax on Pacifica, PT Cruiser, Dodge Magnum

Chrysler is expected to kill off its Pacifica, PT Cruiser and Dodge Magnum at some kind of a board meeting today. With sales of all those models dropping by nearly 30 percent this year, there's not much left to kill, but fates will be decided at the first board meeting with former Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli as… »10/30/07 11:00am10/30/07 11:00am