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Chrysler’s Renaissance? There is Still Some Hope

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If GM and Ford get their own features, then so does Chrysler. However, take note of the question mark in the title. So what does this mean? With the closing of the history-making 2008, many critics such as myself saw Chrysler as the least likely to survive the upcoming year.

Here is a company that not so long a go was the most profitable of the Detroit 3, all thanks to smash hits like the Chrysler 300 and PT Cruiser. In a blink of eye, it was feeding at the bottom. What happened? Many attribute it to the greed of company’s new owner, Cerberus. What has resulted are cars that do nothing well, cars with the most plastic interiors and cars that look downright bizarre. Whereas GM and Ford have taken gigantic leaps in the quality of their cars, Chrysler has taken a gigantic leap backwards. Unfortunately for the company, its trouble don’t end there.

All of the Detroit three are doing horrible in their home market, but at least GM and Ford can take solace in the fact that they have strong operations in other prominent markets such as Europe and China. Both these companies are incorporating these global operations in order to take advantage of an array of international expertise. Chrysler has its eggs in one basket, North American. We all know what happens if this basket falls.

So you’re probably thinking, if Chrysler is in such a dismal state, then the question mark in the title is uncalled for and that there will be no Renaissance for the company. I would have agreed with you about three weeks ago, but the recent announcement that Fiat will be teaming up with the company changes things a little. This new partnership will potentially enhance the company’s global reach and give it much needed expertise in building good cars. This alone shines some light in the company’s otherwise bleak future. But the reason why a Chrysler Renaissance is still less certain than that of GM and Ford is because its partnership could just make things worse at the company. For instance, aside from the Chrysler 300, Chrysler’s partnership to Mercedes left little to be desired.

Its fair to say that if the partnership does go smoothly and if Chrysler does get what it needs, then a Renaissance the company is highly likely. On the other hand, if Chrysler is incompatible with Fiat, then the company just dug itself a bigger hole. Whatever the outcome may end up being, this feature–Chrysler’s Renaissance–will keep track of the performance of Chrysler in its new partnership. I know we are all dieing to see how this ends.

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Chrysler Celebrates 35 Years Of The Minivan With Special Edition Pacifica, Caravan

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Chrysler Pacifica 35th Anniversary Edition, front

It’s been over three decades, since the American automaker gave birth to the minivan segment.

Chrysler introduced the first minivan — Dodge Caravan / Plymouth Voyager — in 1984, and has sold more than 14.6 million minivans over the proceeding 35 years, twice as many as any other automaker. It chose to celebrate the milestone with 35th Anniversary Edition versions of the Chrysler Pacifica, Pacifica Hybrid and Dodge Grand Caravan.

All three feature an all-black interior with Cranberry Wine accent stitching and special 35th anniversary badging.

Available on the Touring L, Touring L Plus and Limited models, the Chrysler Pacifica 35th Anniversary Edition has Cranberry Wine accent stitching on its McKinley and Nappa leather perforated seats, steering wheel, door trim, instrument panel and door handles. Designers the 35th Anniversary logo has on the front floor mats.

Touring L trim models come standard with memory driver’s seat, eight-passenger seating, Mopar overhead DVD, 18-inch wheels. Going for the Touring L Plus adds a dual-pane sunroof and the Limited further adds 20-inch wheels.

The Hybrid Touring L comes equipped with the premium Audio Group with 13 Alpine speakers, Uconnect 4C Nav with 8.4-inch display and 17-inch wheels, while the Hybrid Limited tosses in 18-inch wheels.

Only the Grand Caravan SE and SXT models get the 35th Anniversary treatment, boasting 17-inch tech silver aluminum wheels, 35th Anniversary fender badge and a Bright grille.

Inside, they features Cranberry Wine accent stitching on the steering wheel, seats and door trim; a Piano Black console and IP accent; and a 35th Anniversary embroidered logo on the front floor mats.

The 35th Anniversary edition Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan go on sale in Summer 2019.

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Chrysler 300 Sedan Will Be Discontinued In 2020

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It will be the last Chrysler sedan.

Chrysler two model lineup will see the elimination of the Chrysler 300 in 2020 and the addition of a second people-mover.

According to , there is no replacement for the large sedan planned. Instead, we can expect a new model based on on the Pacifica by mid-2019, possibly a crossover.

A production version of the electric Portal concept is also planned and should arrive in 2020. Unveiled in 2017 at CES in Las Vegas, the concept featured retractable steering wheel and had autonomous driving capabilities.

The elimination of the Chrysler 300 in 2020 will end a 15 year run for the full-size sedan, which entered production in 2005.

It’s hard to imagine a Chrysler brand without a sedan, let alone a large one, but the segment is in a perceptible decline, leading several other automakers to also trim their sedan lineup, if not downright eliminate it.

With only three models in its lineup by 2020, will the Chrysler brand even be relevant? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Mike Manley Becomes New Fiat Chrysler CEO, Marchionne Steps Down

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FCA CEO Mike Manley and Marchionne

Health complications has forced Sergio Marchionne to step down from his post as Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s CEO. He has been replaced by Mike Manley effective immediately.

Marchionne had been recovering from shoulder surgery for some months, but a deterioration in his condition has rendered him incapable of running the automaker effectively.

FCA did not elaborate, but having served as FCA CEO since 2004, the former tax account oversaw a controversial tenure that included the acquisition of Chrysler during the 2008 global financial crisis, saving it from bankruptcy; the reintroduction of the Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Maserati brands to North America; spinning off Ferrari; and killing off Chrysler’s passenger cars,

Marchionne was expected to retire at age 66 in 2019. His replacement, Manley was previously the boss of FCA’s Jeep and Ram brands and assumes all powers of the CEO by the board of directors. John Elkann will become chairman at Ferrari, a post Marchionne was expected to hold in until 2021.

Is Fiat Chrysler better off without Sergio Marchionne? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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