Chrysler is alive, for now. At yesterdays FCA meeting the company’s five year plan is to invest into the brands that make money for Chrysler. Seventy five percent of FCA investment will go to Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo and Maserati. What that means, if you the current, Chrysler, Dodge or Fiat vehicles you will like … More Chrysler is alive……for now
By CityFella: Chrysler is on a roll ,every month the company is breaking records. In March their sales were up 13% . For the first time Chrysler sold more trucks than Chevy, becoming the second best selling vehicle in the US after the Ford F 150. Chrysler saw huge increases in Jeep (up 47%) Ram … More BIG MAN RIDES: A Brief Visit with 2014 Dodge Dart GT
Auto Infotainment systems problematic for renters and automakers By:CityFella For decades, the left knob turned on the radio and the right knob changed the station. By the eighties automakers added a power button. Well that was so 2007. In many cars the power button and the knobs have been replaced with touchscreens and interfaces. You’ve Entered … More How do you turn on the Radio ?
Ralph Gilles says many of the millennial generation haven’t yet found a need for cars, but they will. / Carlos Osorio/Associated Press More than ever, designing cars people want is a tricky business. Rapidly developing technology, changing demographics, emerging global markets and stricter fuel efficiency standards have forced automakers to rethink how they design cars … More Younger consumers forcing changes in car design
When a large company acquires a smaller company , the smaller company often suffers. American Motors Corporation was the smallest manufacturer in the US. Chrysler bought AMC in 1987. Chrysler wanted Jeep. Specifically the new Jeep Grand Cherokee that was in development. Chrysler rebadged the AMC cars into its new Eagle Division. While the Jeep division was thriving, in 1999 Chrysler closed Eagle. There … More BIG MAN RIDES: 2014 Mazda 6 ( The return of the Zoom)
After sticking Americans with the gawd awful Excel, Hyundai returned to the American Market with a monster warranty. A warranty that said hey, trust us! 10 years 100,000 miles. The warranty is a success . Last year Hyundai-Kia squeezed past Nissan to become the fifth best selling manufacturer in America. Hyundai 10 year warranty is expensive to the manufacturer, I expect the company will … More BIG MAN RIDES: 2013 Dodge Dart review( Its real nice but……..)
Two steps forward, two steps back , the wind WAS blowing in his direction. Its gonna be anyone’s race. With less than a week to go both campaigns ideally would want to avoid all and any controversy . This has been a very interesting race, both candidates entered the race with baggage. Obama’s problems began … More DETROIT TO ROMNEY: Stop Lying ! GM and Chrysler refutes Ohio ads