Ford Gains On GM, Chrysler Pain

Ken Czubay, head of Ford's U.S. sales and marketing, today noted along with ambitious product strategy they're "going to aggressively market new products," because "we still have some very competitive Asian and European competitors." He's right, Ford's posted big conquest sales on the backs of their American rivals. » 5/22/09 1:00pm 5/22/09 1:00pm

Adventures In Rebranding: All Chrysler Products At 24 Hours Of LeMons…

When the Fiat-Chrysler global strategic alliance became a full-on merger, the incorruptible LeMons Supreme Court was prepared! Starting with the Goin' For Broken LeMons race in a couple weeks, we'll be changing Chryslers into Fiats. » 5/09/09 3:00pm 5/09/09 3:00pm

Chrysler Maybe Not Canceling Wrangler So Much

After the post on Chrysler considering killing the Jeep Wrangler, we circled back and actually read the source material Edmunds InsideLine links to and decided maybe Chrysler wasn't looking at killing the golden goose after all. » 5/06/09 12:01am 5/06/09 12:01am

Chrysler To Kill Jeep Wrangler?

Months ago we broke the news of the death of the Viper. Now, documents from the Chrysler bankruptcy cast doubt on the future of the Jeep Wrangler. Is somebody in Auburn Hills taking crazy-pills? » 5/05/09 12:20pm 5/05/09 12:20pm

Ten Cars That Crashed Chrysler Into Bankruptcy

After years of mismanagement, alone, under Daimler, then under Cerberus and Bob Nardelli, finally under a Federal bail-out, Chrysler's finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Let's look at ten vehicles that got them here. » 4/30/09 4:45pm 4/30/09 4:45pm

Chrysler Officially Files For Bankruptcy, To Partner With Fiat

President Obama announced moments ago Chrysler will officially file for a "quick" Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection under United States Code in New York bankruptcy court later today, then partner with Fiat. Here's what happens next. » 4/30/09 12:15pm 4/30/09 12:15pm

What Would A Chrysler-Fiat Future Look Like?

A Chrysler bankruptcy will more than likely be filed today, with Fiat picking carrion-bird-like at the automakers remains. That got us thinking about what a re-badged Fiat future would look like. The answer? It's grim. » 4/30/09 11:00am 4/30/09 11:00am

Chrysler UAW Workers Swallow A Very Hard Pill

Despite Chrysler UAW members passing 2007 agreement modifications by huge margins yesterday (upwards of 80%), according to this alteration, it looks like there was at least one hard pill the union membership had to swallow. » 4/30/09 9:00am 4/30/09 9:00am

Chrysler To Seek Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Tomorrow

The New York Times is reporting Chrysler's expected to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday, most likely in New York. And that's when Fiat swoops in for the kill like an Italian bird of prey. » 4/29/09 11:14pm 4/29/09 11:14pm

REPORT: Auto Task Force Planning Chrysler Bankruptcy Filing

With seven days left in Chrysler's 30-day government-funded reprieve, the NYT is reporting the Auto Task Force is preparing a bankruptcy filing for the beleaguered U.S. automaker. What happened to Fiat? [NYT] » 4/23/09 3:35pm 4/23/09 3:35pm

Chrysler Suppliers Revolt, Demand Cash On Delivery For Parts

Following the failure of the auto industry aid bill in the Senate, Chrysler's suppliers are demanding payment before any parts hit the assembly line in what is a major blow to the already embattled automaker. » 12/12/08 3:30pm 12/12/08 3:30pm

Report: GM, Chrysler Consider Bankruptcy For Federal Bailout Loan

The CEOs of the not-so-Big Three made it to DC for committee hearings beginning today at 10:00 AM. According to Bloomberg's sources, GM and Chrysler execs are considering a pre-arranged bankruptcy (which we've already said is a good thing) as a last-resort of getting a multibillion-dollar government loan. » 12/04/08 8:40am 12/04/08 8:40am

Chrysler Discloses $515 Million First-Quarter Loss

Chrysler LLC revealed a $515 million first-quarter 2008 loss, despite the fact that the privately held firm isn't required to discuss earnings. So what gives? Ex-lover Daimler spilled the beans Thursday, stating that its 20% stake in Chrysler lost about $105 million in value. The Detroit News did some quick math,… » 7/25/08 9:30am 7/25/08 9:30am

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

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 10:30am 6/27/08 10:30am