What do Britney Spears, Mario Lopez, and FCA have in common?

Page Six of the auto industry Cold feet Carlos Ghosn said that mergers are like marriages and the merger between FCA and Renault couldn't have been shorter. One day they were all lovie dovie and the next day they pulled a Britney Spears and Jason Alexander, getting divorced after the euphoria of 55 hours of [...]

Sales of electric cars draining CVRP bank in California

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) reports that funding is needed for the five million electric vehicles projected to come online. While that might be a good problem to have, it needs to be addressed. What are the options for balancing the rebate program? Could California offer to pay a dollar rebate or access to [...]

Autonomous BEV Chrysler Portal is a window to the future

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is fast becoming the first auto show of the year. The battery-electric-powered (BEV) Chrysler Portal concept autonomous vehicle was unveiled today at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The Chrysler Portal is a pillarless autonomous minivan that brings a new definition to openness. Pillarless? Not really, the B-Pillar [...]

2017 Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid PHEV

Family, fun, functionality Finally! It's here! The first plug-in hybrid minivan, and it's everything I want it to be in a minivan and a plug-in hybrid. First, let me say that I have driven the gasoline-only version of the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan and loved it. The gas-only version starts around $28,595 and [...]

By |2021-02-25T11:21:43-08:00November 15th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Chrysler, Plugin-electric vehicles|0 Comments

Plug-in hybrids Chrysler Ford Mitsubishi

Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid Good Morning Warren and friends, This is not the first time I have felt this way, but this is the first time I need to tell you. I really enjoy this chat and look forward to it each week. Whatever I am doing during the week I think about whether I [...]

2017 Chrysler Pacifica: Theory vs reality

Minivan lovers unite I love minivans, especially the van with the stow and go seats. I remember the first time I saw them and thought they were absolutely brilliant. I don't even have kids, and I love that minivan. I do have animals, and I had a dog when the stow-n-go seats came out. It [...]

Lexus, Chrysler and politics washingtonpost.com carchat

Washington Post Real Wheels Last week I drove the Lexus RC-F, this week I drove the Lexus NX200t F-Sport. The RC-F is a luxury sports car, around $75,000. The NX200t F-Sport is an SUV out the door at $44,000. I see why it is so hard to decide what to buy. Most of the time [...]

2015 Chrysler 300 line-up on Driving the Nation

Chrysler brand President and CEO, Al Gardner, discusses the entire line-up of the Chrysler 300 with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation. The Chrysler 300 sedans lineup has been revamped for 2015 with four models: 300 Limited ” U.S. MSRP $31,395 (plus $995 destination) 300S ” U.S. MSRP $34,895 (plus $995 destination) 300C ” [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:00:04-07:00January 4th, 2015|Categories: #LAAutoShow #LAAS, #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, Chrysler, Video|0 Comments

The most exquisite part of the 2015 Chrysler 200 on Driving the Nation

When I was a teenager I lived in Japan, a small island with a lot of people crammed into one area called Tokyo. Space was at a premium. If there was an empty space between the studs in the wall that could be made into a drawer or cupboard it was done. It was done [...]

By |2018-06-26T10:50:44-07:00September 13th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Chrysler, Video, youtube.com|Tags: |0 Comments

Reid Bigland on Ram, Fiat and Chrysler

2014  New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) Reid Bigland currently holds three distinct Senior Management roles with Chrysler Group LLC. He is Chryslers Head of U.S. Sales Operations, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler Canada Inc. and President and CEO of the Company's Ram Truck Brand. Bigland talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, [...]

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