Filed under: Government/Legal , Hirings/Firings/Layoffs , Videos , Chrysler , UAW/Unions As much as Chrysler would like to “move on,” it seems that the story of employees who drink on the job just refuses to die. The latest? According to Fox 2 News in Detroit, the 13 workers who were fired in 2010 after its cameras caught them drinking alcohol and smoking what looks to be marijuana in a park during work hours have been reinstated following arbitration
Filed under: Car Buying , China , Europe , Chrysler , Honda , Toyota , Volkswagen , Fiat Automotive News has announced its annual list of Industry All-Stars. This year, the theme is apparently “success in the face of economic uncertainty,” or something of that liking.
Filed under: SUV , Marketing/Advertising , Chrysler , Jeep , Off-Road Though it has been the company’s star-laden Super Bowl commercials starring Eminem and Clint Eastwood that have garnered the most buzz for Chrysler and its ad agency Wieden + Kennedy, the principals agree that it was a far earlier spot that has made the biggest impact thus far. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and John Jay, Global Executive Creative Director for Wieden + Kennedy, agreed recently that it was the commercial for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee that has had the most significant impact for Chrysler in the post-bailout era. The Grand Cherokee, you’ll remember, was the first product introduced by the Chrysler Group coming out of bankruptcy, and was therefore poised to make a big impression – good or bad – on the American public
Filed under: Car Buying , Chrysler , Ford , Toyota , Volkswagen Global marketing and communications firm Strategic Vision has announced the results of its annual Total Quality Index. In the 2012 edition of the study, Volkswagen Group of America achieved the highest rating in Total Quality. This marks the German automaker’s second year of achieving the accolade.
Filed under: Hatchback , Fiat Let’s call this little guy Abarth Light. For 2013, Fiat is adding a new model to the 500 range, and if you find the base car’s porridge to be a bit too cold but don’t want the full viciousness of the hot Abarth , this middle child Turbo should be just right. Fiat has employed a detuned version of its 1.4-liter MultiAir turbocharged inline-four, good for 135 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque
Filed under: Car Buying , Chrysler , Dodge , Jeep , Earnings/Financials , Ram Chrysler has posted a net profit of $346 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2012. The amount represents a big jump compared to the $370 million loss it posted for the same time period a year ago. The automaker had to pay of $551 in U.S
Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing , Chrysler , Dodge , Jeep , Ram The Pentastar V6 has been Chrysler’s magic bullet as of late, combining solid power and impressive fuel efficiency.
Filed under: SUV , Truck , Government/Legal , Safety , Chrysler , Dodge , Jeep , Ram The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened up investigations into more than 335,000 Chrysler Group vehicles, following reports of fires in Jeep Grand Cherokee models and rear wheel failures in the Dodge Ram 1500 . According to documents posted to the NHTSA website, 106,803 Grand Cherokees and 230,000 2009-2010 Ram 1500s are being investigated. There have been two reports of fires in the Grand Cherokee since May, and a third complaint regarding the JGC losing power steering fluid, resulting in a loss of power steering
This Week in Motorsports is a video recap of weekend motor sports events in NASCAR, the Nationwide series and other competitions under the Chrysler Group LLC banner. This week, Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski says it was a team effort as his No. 22 Snap-on Dodge Challenger roared to victory Saturday afternoon in the NASCAR Nationwide Series F.W.
Chrysler Group LLC will host an analyst webcast and conference call to review and discuss its preliminary second-quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday, July 31, 2012, at 10 a.m. ET/ 3 p.m