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VW of America’s marketing VP is out after nine months

Volkswagen of America has parted ways with its marketing VP, Saad Chehab, nine months after hiring him. In a brief statement announcing the separation today, Volkswagen said Chehab had left the company, effective immediately. The German brand named sales head Duncan Movassaghi to assume Chehab's duties on an interim basis.  Chehab's role had been confined to North America, and his departure was unrelated to a controversy this week over a Volkswagen social media post with racial-discriminat...
Tags: Advertising, America, CMO, United States, Vw, Ford, Chrysler, Volkswagen, North America, Kia, Lebanon, Fiat Chrysler, Kia Motors America, Johannes Leonardo, University of Detroit Mercy, Saad Chehab


Toyota finally redesigned the Sienna minivan, and it'll tackle the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica with a hybrid-only engine

The 2021 Toyota Sienna is all-new and comes with just a single powertrain option: a hybrid four-cylinder, making 243 horsepower and getting 33 mpg in combined city/highway driving. All-wheel-drive is available. The Sienna's exterior has been significantly — some might say controversially — revamped. Its interior is also crammed with options, including a vacuum and a fridge. The new Sienna will take on the Honda Odyssey and the Chrysler Pacifica. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
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The redesigned Toyota Sienna minivan comes with an onboard vacuum and a fridge, and it'll tackle the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica with a hybrid-only engine

The 2021 Toyota Sienna is all-new and comes with just a single powertrain option: a hybrid four-cylinder, making 243 horsepower and getting 33 mpg in combined city/highway driving. All-wheel-drive is available. The Sienna's exterior has been significantly — some might say controversially — revamped. Its interior is also crammed with options, including a vacuum and a fridge. The new Sienna will take on the Honda Odyssey and the Chrysler Pacifica. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stori...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Japan, Usa, New York, US, Trends, Gotham, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Pacifica, Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Odyssey, Sienna, Toyota Sienna


Toyota to Chrysler: Two Can Play This Game

It seems that Chrysler’s Pacifica won’t be the only available hybrid minivan for long. While the Ontario-built model, which challenges Toyota’s Sienna by adding all-wheel drive for 2021, remains the only hybrid people mover in the segment, it’s possible the Sienna might soon become the only AWD HEV minivan. That isn’t known for sure at […] The post Toyota to Chrysler: Two Can Play This Game appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Toyota, Hybrids, Pacifica, Ontario, Sienna, Toyota Sienna, News Blog, Minivans, Product Planning, Future Models


Fiat Chrysler and AV startup Voyage partner on self-driving minivans

Self-driving vehicle startup Voyage said Monday that it has inked a deal with Fiat Chrysler to supply purpose-built vehicles, a partnership that will help accelerate its plan to launch a fully driverless ride-hailing service. Voyage, a three-year-old startup that tests and operates a self-driving vehicle service (with human safety operators) in retirement communities in California and Florida, started by modifying Ford Fusion vehicles. The company then began modifying FCA’s Chrysler Pacifi...
Tags: TC, Florida, California, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Automation, Cameron, Fca, Chrysler, Fiat, Jaguar Land Rover, Automotive Industry, Self-driving Cars, Voyage, Robotics


Ten auto innovations that flopped

Automakers are always trying new things, and while many of them turn out to be hits, there are a few that make it to market but then don't make it in the market. How about retractable steering wheels, heartbeat sensors, or in-car record players? Find out more in my story at the National Post (Driving.ca). [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Safety, Ford, Gm, Autos, Chrysler, Audi, Nissan, Just For Fun, Car Crashes, Jil McIntosh, Automotive Design, Automotive History, McLaughlin-Buick


Rare Rides: The 1986 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon – Adventures in Vinyl

Rare Rides previously featured the last rear-drive Town & Country wagon, a model closely related to the sturdy and reliable M-body Dodge Diplomat. Today’s wagon is a sign of its times: It’s front-drive, efficient, and based on the K-car platform (like 98 percent of Chrysler’s offerings for the years 1981 through 1995). Not that there’s […] The post Rare Rides: The 1986 Chrysler Town & Country Wagon – Adventures in Vinyl appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chrysler, Town Country, Chrysler Town, Chrysler Town Country Wagon


Rare Rides: The 1994 Ford Aerostar – Better in Brown

Much like our recently presented Tempo, today’s Ford is a well-kept oddity that’s already considered a classic due to its age. A ho-hum family van, the Aerostar was the sort of vehicle that got well-used and (usually) rusted by its eighth birthday. Today’s short-wheelbase beauty, however, made it to 26. In 1984 Chrysler introduced the […] The post Rare Rides: The 1994 Ford Aerostar – Better in Brown appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Chrysler


How To Become An Automotive Engineer At A Major Car Company

A question I get a lot from younger readers is: How can I become an automotive engineer for a major car company? The answer is that there are many avenues to that goal, which is why—in addition to telling my own tale about how I scored my dream engineering job at Fiat Chrysler—I compiled stories from Ford, Nissan,…Read more...
Tags: Engineering, Ford, Fca, Chrysler, Lifehacks, Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, Ford Nissan, How To Become An Engineer, How To Become An Automotive Engineer, Major Car Company


LAPD seeks help identifying suspects in fatal gang shooting in Panorama City

PANORAMA CITY — Authorities Tuesday sought public help to identify suspects in a fatal, gang-related shooting in Panorama City. The shooting happened Monday about 7:10 p.m. in the 14600 block of Blythe Street, near Van Nuys Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Jose Gamiz De Leon of Woodland Hills, 26, was sitting in a car when a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser and a tan Cadillac approached. A suspect in the PT Cruiser allegedly fired multiple rounds at Gamiz De Leon from a handgun...
Tags: News, Shooting, Sport, Soccer, Chrysler, Homicide, Local News, Lapd, Cadillac, Sun Valley, Chino, Van Nuys, Panorama City, Top Stories LADN, Van Nuys Boulevard, Gang-related Crime


Automoblog Book Garage: Two Summers: The Mercedes-Benz W 196 R Racing Car

Two Summers follows the twelve races that comprised the 1954 and 1955 seasons. At the center was a car that would later make history: the Mercedes-Benz W 196 R.Our Book Garage series showcases what every enthusiast should add to their library.  author Robert Ackerson publisher Veloce Publishing isbn 978-1845847517 where to get it Veloce Online Store(35% off until further notice) Two Summers is a delightful book that tells the tale of the ...
Tags: Europe, England, France, Ireland, Ford, Switzerland, Autos, Chrysler, AAA, Mercedes Benz, Cooperstown, Catskill Mountains, Daimler AG, Juan Manuel Fangio, Alberto Ascari, Man Cave


The 10 Auto Brands That Bounced Back Fastest After the Last American Auto Sales Collapse, and the Seven That Didn’t

Sales fell 27 percent. Brands such as Chrysler, Infiniti, Jeep, and GMC were in torments; shedding volume as demand withered. Subaru showed signs of relative strength, however, as did the Toyota RAV4. Passenger car market share was on the rise and… Wait a second — we’re clearly not talking about the frightening first quarter of […] The post The 10 Auto Brands That Bounced Back Fastest After the Last American Auto Sales Collapse, and the Seven That Didn’t appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Brands, Recession, Autos, Chrysler, Toyota, Rebound, Subaru, Great Recession, News Blog, U.S. auto sales, Coronavirus, Revovery


Ford goes drag racing with 1,400 HP electric Mustang Cobra Jet

Ford today took the wraps off an electric Mustang prototype. Called Mustang Cobra Jet 1,400, it carries Ford’s long tradition of drag racing the Mustang. But for the first time, a quiet electric power plant is spinning the slicks instead of a roaring V8. This one-off prototype is said to hit mid-eight second quarter-mile times thanks to 1,400 HP and 1,100 ft.-lbs of torque. That’s on par with numbers put up by Ford’s 2018 Cobra Jet equipped with a supercharged 5.2L engine. Ford has yet to rev...
Tags: TC, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, United States, Porsche, Ford, Chrysler, Electric, Detroit, Mustang, Road Runners Ford, HP electric Mustang Cobra Jet


How Fiat’s Experience in Italy Informed Its Creative in the US Today

Italian automaker Fiat, which was founded in Turin in 1899, and U.S. automaker Chrysler, which was established in 1925 in Detroit, first joined forces in 2009 after the latter received a government bailout to stay afloat. Five years later, Fiat acquired a 100% stake and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) was born. Now, in what is...
Tags: Auto, Advertising, US, Italy, Chrysler, Fiat, Detroit, Turin, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA, Coronavirus


GM, Ford and Chrysler are in survival mode

This month, fewer cars will be built in the United States than at any time since World War II. Auto production has ground to a near total halt because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Tags: Cnn, United States, Chrysler, GM Ford


General Motors and Honda are expanding their electric-vehicle partnership. That collaboration could be a model for the rest of the industry. (F, GM, FCAU)

General Motors and Honda announced that the carmakers would expand their partnership to develop two new electric vehicles, designed by Honda, but using GM's new Ultium technology and manufactured at a GM plant. GM and Honda aren't merging, but their EV collaboration is starting to look like an experimental tie-up to pursue new technologies and new markets. The history of mergers in the auto industry is uneven, but GM and Honda are exploring new territory. The impact of COVID-19 globally could ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, France, US, San Francisco, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Cruise, Ford, Fca, Gm, Chrysler, Fiat, Chevy, Bmw


FCA Deferring Payment for Salaried Employees

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is deferring 20 percent of salaried workers’ pay until June while CEO Mike Manley endures a 50-percent cut to his annual earnings. With the pandemic still attempting to grip more of North America, this was to be expected. Other domestic nameplates have already issued notices of deferred payments to executives staffers, noting that […] The post FCA Deferring Payment for Salaried Employees appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Fiat, Dodge, North America, Fiat Chrysler, Industry News, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley, News Blog, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Payment Deferral


Stocks rise after mixed day, with tech leading and SaaS outperforming

The wild ride that has been U.S. stock market over the past couple of weeks may be settling down — at least for the moment — from the whiplash-like swings that helped set global markets on edge. The new economic normal that the pandemic has brought to countries across the world seems to be settling on weary investors as the extent of COVID-19 becomes more clear and as proper testing begins to roll out along with massive trillion dollar aid packages. Wall Street responded to reports of possible b...
Tags: TC, California, Wall Street, Tech, Tesla, Companies, United States, Ford, President, Fca, Gm, Chrysler, Fiat, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, Honda


The global car industry shut down in less than a week as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the planet. This timeline reveals exactly how the unprecedented events unfolded. (GM, F, FCAU, TSLA)

As the coronavirus outbreak intensified in Europe and North America, the auto industry took the unprecedented step of shutting down factories on both sides of the Atlantic. The decisions moved forward at a staggeringly rapid pace. In the span of less than a week, the entire Western auto industry effectively ground to a halt. Carmakers had endured the Great Depression, two world wars, and the financial crisis, but they'd never dealt with anything like this. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, France, China, Angela Merkel, US, Trends, Tesla, Indiana, Canada, Atlantic, Ford, Fca, Gm, Chrysler


The global car industry shut down in less than a week as the coronavirus crisis gripped the planet. This timeline reveals exactly how the unprecedented events unfolded. (GM, F, FCAU, TSLA)

As the coronavirus outbreak intensified in Europe and North America, the auto industry took the unprecedented step of shutting down factories on both sides of the Atlantic. The decisions moved forward at a staggeringly rapid pace. In the span of less than a week, the entire Western auto industry effectively ground to a halt. Carmakers had endured the Great Depression, two world wars, and the financial crisis, but they'd never dealt with anything like this. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, France, China, Angela Merkel, US, Trends, Tesla, Indiana, Canada, Atlantic, Ford, Fca, Gm, Chrysler


Ford is re-running its financial crisis playbook as it borrows $15.4 billion to avert the coronavirus crisis (F)

Ford announced it would access $15.4 billion in credit lines, adding to $20 billion cash on hand, to combat the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. Ford also said it would suspend its quarterly dividend, which has been the highest in the auto industry. A day earlier, Ford said it would shut down manufacturing at its plants in North America and Europe. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Thursday, Ford announced that it would tap $15.4 billion in credit lines, adding to $20...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, US, America, Trends, General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, North America, McDonald, Jim Hackett, Ford Credit, Ford Credit the company


The Trump administration needs to form an aviation task force immediately to rescue the airlines and Boeing from the coronavirus collapse (AAL, UAL, LUV, DAL)

The US airlines and now Boeing are signaling that they need a bailout as the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak ravages their businesses. The situation is similar to the 2009 bailouts and bankruptcies in the US auto industry, involving GM and Chrysler. During the financial crisis, the Obama administration formed an Auto Task Force to manage the orderly reorganization of the industry. The Trump administration, with congressional support, needs to form an aviation task force immediately to rescue thi...
Tags: Facebook, Obama, Senate, US, Trends, General Motors, Ford, House, Gm, Treasury, Chrysler, Fiat, Nancy Pelosi, Boeing, Southwest, Trump


White House seeks $850B economic stimulus for coronavirus response

By LISA MASCARO and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON — The White House was asking Congress on Tuesday to approve a sweeping emergency stimulus package to help businesses and taxpayers cope with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the most far-reaching economic rescue package since the Great Recession of 2008. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin planned to outline the roughly $850 billion package to Senate Republicans at a private lunch, with officials aiming to have Congress approve it th...
Tags: Utah, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Boston, America, Barack Obama, General Motors, Sport, Soccer, House, Mitt Romney, Chrysler, World Health Organization, Mitch McConnell


Trump wants quick checks sent to public in virus response

By LISA MASCARO and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump wants the government to send checks to Americans in the next two weeks in an effort to curb the economic cost of the coronavirus pandemic, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday. “The president has instructed me we have to do this now,” he said at the White House briefing. He didn’t give details except to say the amount should be significant and millionaires would not get it. The proposal requires approval from Congress....
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Automakers are in much better shape to withstand a recession if the coronavirus pandemic tanks the US economy (GM, F, FCAU, TSLA, RACE)

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has sent much of the US into shutdown mode, but the Big Three Detroit automakers are keeping their factories running. General Motors, Ford, and FCA have each amassed huge war chests, following the financial crisis and bailouts and bankruptcies of GM and Chrysler. On Sunday, the Big Three and the United Auto Workers union (UAW) formed a task force to deal with potentially idling their factories in the US, which are currently still operating. Visit Business Insi...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ferrari, Ford, Fca, Gm, Chrysler, Fiat, Detroit, Fiat Chrysler, UAW


2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Review: The King of The Mountain

2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon In Our Opinion: In some ways, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is hard to quantify in terms of a normal car review. Some will call it a dream machine of the highest order, others an impractical and expensive box on wheels. A vehicle of this caliber is purely an emotional decision, but if this is your unicorn, it will be worth every penny. Exterior Styling 89 Interior Layout 82 Driving Dynamics 91 Safety & Tech Features 80 ...
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Albury Chryslers On The Murray

Breakfast again at the Hotel to set us up for the day and off to the Cars .... just amazing a huge collection of everything Chrysler in one place 750 odd cars .... will have to check the numbers. This year spotlight on the American Muscle and by the time w
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Workers at a Fiat Chrysler plant in Canada have refused to work since Thursday due to a possible coronavirus case (FCA)

The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) workforce at its Windsor Assembly plant has refused to work since Thursday. An employee has self-quarantined due to a secondary contact with a person infected with the novel coronavirus. FCA said that there was no case at the factory itself. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Workers at a Fiat Chrysler factory in Windsor, Ontario, have refused to build vehicles since Thursday. There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 coronavirus at the plan...
Tags: US, Trends, Canada, Ford, Fca, Chrysler, Fiat Chrysler, Windsor, Chrysler Pacifica, Unifor, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA, United Auto Workers, Ministry of Labour, WINDSOR Ontario, Windsor Assembly, FCA General Motors


Coronavirus fears are hammering automaker stocks, but the assembly lines are still running (GM, F, FCAU, TSLA, RACE)

Automaker stocks have posted major declines as the COVID-19 outbreak has worsened globally and intensified in the US. Ford and General Motors have instituted restrictions on travel domestically and internationally, as has the United Auto Workers. The UAW has been in communication with its membership and the Detroit automakers, regarding preparations for the coronavirus outbreak. No major automaker has yet announced a curtailing of production. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories....
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Automaker stocks are enduring their worst period since the financial crisis and the market selloff due to coronavirus fears isn't helping. Here's how car manufacturers are responding.

Automaker stocks are enduring their worst period since the financial crisis and the bankruptcies of General Motors and Chrysler. The selloff has been provoked by widening concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak globally. GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Tesla, and Ferrari have all declined in the past week, calling into doubt an auto sales boom that in the US has produced five consecutive record- or near-record sales years. However, throughout the US industrial heartland, factories...
Tags: US, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Ferrari, Chrysler, GM Ford Fiat Chrysler, Tesla Click