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Will Dylan Deliver Super Bowl Pitch for Chrysler?

Will Dylan Deliver Super Bowl Pitch for Chrysler?

“Well, the times they are a’changin’,” and nearly a half century after Bob Dylan made that the mantra of the counter-culture generation, Chrysler apparently sees that as the right message once again. At least for Chrysler, which barely a week ago consummated its...
Chrysler Employees Getting $2,500 Profit Sharing Checks

Chrysler Employees Getting $2,500 Profit Sharing Checks

Chrysler salaried and hourly employees were told today they’ll be getting profit-sharing checks after the maker reported earnings of $1.8 billion in 2013. Based on a formula that UAW workers ratified in a 2011 contract, workers should expect a maximum profit sharing...
Baby Jeep Likely to Make Geneva Debut

Baby Jeep Likely to Make Geneva Debut

Don’t be surprised to see the long-rumored “Baby Jeep” makes its world debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, according to a variety of industry sources. Tentatively known as the Jeepster – a name first used by Willys-Overland back in 1948 on one of the first...
VW Set to Reveal New 2015 Polo

VW Set to Reveal New 2015 Polo

Volkswagen continues to tempt – and frustrate – the growing number of American buyers who are migrating to the downsized B-segment, which has been flooded with a growing list of offerings from makers as diverse as Ford, Mini and Fiat, among others. For now, the German...
Chrysler Earnings Quadruple in Q4

Chrysler Earnings Quadruple in Q4

Chrysler Group more than quadrupled its earnings for the final quarter of 2014 — in part due to a huge one-time tax gain, but also due to a surge in U.S. car sales. The smallest of the domestic makers this morning reported net income of $1.62 billion for the...
Tata Managing Director Slym Found Dead in Thailand

Tata Managing Director Slym Found Dead in Thailand

The death of Tata Motors’ Managing Director Karl Slym in Bangkok, Thailand, is being investigated as a potential suicide. Slym’s body was found Sunday morning at his hotel. Slym, 51, joined Tata in October 2012 to help revamp the company’s product portfolio. Prior to...
BMW Debuting Diesel 7-Series at Chicago Auto Show

BMW Debuting Diesel 7-Series at Chicago Auto Show

Taking the lead from its rival Audi, BMW will add a new diesel version of its flagship 7-Series sedan, the new 740Ld xDrive set to make its debut next month at the Chicago Auto Show. German makers have been at the forefront when it comes to re-introducing Americans to...
Ford Reports $8.8 Billion in Profit

Ford Reports $8.8 Billion in Profit

Ford continued its run of profitable years in 2013 with strong sales in North America, Asia Pacific and South America. Even the company’s European unit saw sales increase though not enough to turn a profit. For the fourth quarter, Ford made a strong run pushing the...
Honda Now More Exporter Than Importer

Honda Now More Exporter Than Importer

When is an “import” not an import? That’s no longer a rhetorical question, suggests Honda Motor Co. which says it is now exporting more vehicles from the U.S. than it is importing. Its U.S. subsidiary American Honda exported 108,705 vehicles to 50 countries outside...