Chrysler Productivity Ties Toyota; Sales...Not So Much

Apparently answering today's QOTD with a "hell yes," our friends in Auburn Hills have tied the super-best automaker from the Land of the Rising Sun in at least one category: Most productive manufacturer, according to this year's Harbour Report. What does that mean? That Chrysler assembles a vehicle in 30.37 hours on… »6/05/08 12:45pm6/05/08 12:45pm

Magna Steyr To Debut Mila Alpin Concept in Geneva, Hints At Mini SUV?

It wasn't a surprise to us when the folks at BMW announced Austrian firm Magna Steyr would get the contract for building the Mini Crossman SUV, as the company is already responsible for the production of the BMW X3, Jeep Grand Cherokee and other vehicles. Our interest in the Mini Crossman is now even greater after… »2/28/08 11:00am2/28/08 11:00am

Rumored! 2010 Iteration of Four-Door Chrysler 300 To Get Drop-Top Treatment?

Although specialty builder and supplier ASC Incorporated unveiled its Helios concept, a lattice-structured ragtop based on a 300C four-door sedan, at the Detroit show last year, word on the street is the German-American hybrid's rejected the ASC design due to cost considerations and feasability studies. Instead, … »9/08/06 10:37am9/08/06 10:37am

The Future Is Later: Magna Puts off Prototype Launch

According to the Toronto Star, the future of the auto industry will be delayed somewhat. Austro-Canadian production outsourcer Magna International says it's postponing launch of the Torrero II prototype — a car it wants to build for an automaker as a high-volume model — citing the need for significant design changes.… »9/05/06 12:24pm9/05/06 12:24pm