Just How Bad Are Things for GM and Chrysler?

Without the US government bailout of GM and Chrysler, both are insolvent according to Sean McAlinden, Chief Economist for the Centre of Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan … just down the road from Detroit. McAlinden also suggests that GM is not in a position to meet the initial loan conditions set down by the […]

US Car Industry Bail-out Fails

So the bail-out plans for the American car industry didn’t get through Congress? Well in the long-term that’s probably a good thing because it means that we could see a real change in the car industry world-wide. In the short-term it’s probably a good thing too because it really did look as though Congress wanted […]

What’s the Big Number for America

In America there used to be the big three auto makers – General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Now, of course, we have the very weak and wobbly three as sales plummet, credit evaporates and fuel becomes so expensive that even the Americans now want smaller, more fuel efficient cars. Soon though there’s a very strong […]

Chrysler to Cut Two Models in Australia

Earlier this month Chrysler in America announced that it would be stopping production of the Chrysler Crossfire and the PT Cruiser convertible. Of course by extension that means they’ll disappear from Australia too. The Crossfire was supposed to represent the “synergies” between Daimler and Chrysler for many Crossfire components were shared with the Mercedes SLK […]

Chrysler Recalls Over 290,000 Vehicles

Chrysler announced today that it would be recalling over 290,000 SUVs to reprogramme the computer that’s connected to the anti-lock braking system. It seems that Jeep Grand Cherokees, Jeep Wranglers, Dodge Nitros and Commander SUVs have experienced braking problems that has lead to at least one accident and all vehicles within the affected groups well […]

The Japanese Manufacturers Turn Up Everywhere

by Stuart Livesey Unless something major happens between now and later in the year 2007 will see Chrysler make a big splash in the Australian motoring market place. Last year we say Chrysler launch the Dodge Caliber – a rather unattractive vehicle that seems to be neither one thing nor the other. And this year […]

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