The Truth About Cars » Lancia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Lancia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com FCA Axes Chrysler Brand In UK, Sheds Light On New Jeeps http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/fca-axes-chrysler-brand-uk-sheds-light-new-jeeps/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/fca-axes-chrysler-brand-uk-sheds-light-new-jeeps/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:30:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1023689 By 2017, the Chrysler brand will no longer be offered in the UK, following a move by parent company FCA to pull Lancia products (largely rebadged Chrysler vehicles) from other European markets. While the Chrysler 300 and Ypsilon supermini never saw much fanfare in Europe, the Chrysler minivans did enjoy a following in Europe throughout […]

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By 2017, the Chrysler brand will no longer be offered in the UK, following a move by parent company FCA to pull Lancia products (largely rebadged Chrysler vehicles) from other European markets. While the Chrysler 300 and Ypsilon supermini never saw much fanfare in Europe, the Chrysler minivans did enjoy a following in Europe throughout […]

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Lancia Languishing On Life Support, Down To One Model http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/lancia-languishing-on-life-support-one-model/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/lancia-languishing-on-life-support-one-model/#comments Fri, 23 May 2014 16:15:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=829538 Notably absent from FCA’s 5-year plan was Lancia. The Italian brand known for iconic models like the Aurelia, Fulvia and Delta Integrale will be pared down to one model that will be sold in Italy only. Lancia currently offers the Ypsilon subcompact, the Delta hatchback, the Thema (based on the Chrysler 300), and the Voyager […]

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Notably absent from FCA’s 5-year plan was Lancia. The Italian brand known for iconic models like the Aurelia, Fulvia and Delta Integrale will be pared down to one model that will be sold in Italy only. Lancia currently offers the Ypsilon subcompact, the Delta hatchback, the Thema (based on the Chrysler 300), and the Voyager […]

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QOTD: Italian Government Auctions 1,500 Cars. What’s Your Pick? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/qotd-italian-government-auctions-1500-cars-whats-your-pick/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/qotd-italian-government-auctions-1500-cars-whats-your-pick/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:28:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=783049 Via Zero Hedge, we have a listing put up by the Italian government of 1,500 luxury cars that are being auctioned off. Italy, which is deep in the throes of austerity, is doing the wise thing from an optics perspective, as the cars have come to symbolize government waste and unnecessary opulence. While most of […]

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Via Zero Hedge, we have a listing put up by the Italian government of 1,500 luxury cars that are being auctioned off. Italy, which is deep in the throes of austerity, is doing the wise thing from an optics perspective, as the cars have come to symbolize government waste and unnecessary opulence. While most of […]

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Piston Slap: The Awful Side Effect of Being Really, REALLY Good Looking http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piston-slap-the-awful-side-effect-of-being-really-really-good-looking/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piston-slap-the-awful-side-effect-of-being-really-really-good-looking/#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=531217 Tim writes: Sajeev, One of the awful side effects of being really really good looking is that you tend to have lots of kids; and four kids later I find myself driving a VW Touran. It is the sensible-shoes option for the sexually successful in Europe- cheap to buy, cheap to run. Drinking in the […]

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Tim writes: Sajeev, One of the awful side effects of being really really good looking is that you tend to have lots of kids; and four kids later I find myself driving a VW Touran. It is the sensible-shoes option for the sexually successful in Europe- cheap to buy, cheap to run. Drinking in the […]

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Thomas Kreutzer Interviews Thomas Kreutzer And Finds Common Ground http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/thomas-kreutzer-interviews-thomas-kreutzer-and-finds-common-ground/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/thomas-kreutzer-interviews-thomas-kreutzer-and-finds-common-ground/#comments Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:19:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493197 I have a confession to make. In the wee hours, while my wife and children sleep, I often start my computer and do what I many men do when they finally have a moment of privacy at the end of a long day, I Google myself. Much to my surprise, it turns out that there […]

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I have a confession to make. In the wee hours, while my wife and children sleep, I often start my computer and do what I many men do when they finally have a moment of privacy at the end of a long day, I Google myself. Much to my surprise, it turns out that there […]

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The Highlights of Amelia Island http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/the-highlights-of-amelia-island/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/the-highlights-of-amelia-island/#comments Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:05:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480879 I’ve just returned from the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance, which is among the finest annual events involving wealthy people who smoke cigars and stare longingly at the possessions of other wealthy people, smoking nicer cigars. Of course, Amelia wasn’t all fun and cigar smoking. There was also some serious looking at stuff to be done, […]

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I’ve just returned from the Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance, which is among the finest annual events involving wealthy people who smoke cigars and stare longingly at the possessions of other wealthy people, smoking nicer cigars. Of course, Amelia wasn’t all fun and cigar smoking. There was also some serious looking at stuff to be done, […]

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Chrysler To Enter America’s Favorite Closed Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/chrysler-to-enter-americas-favorite-closed-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/chrysler-to-enter-americas-favorite-closed-market/#comments Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:41:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=467400 Japan, everyone’s favorite closed market, is about to get a couple new products from Chrysler, which will return to the market after a nearly four year absence. Just-Auto reports that the first Pentastar products introduced will be the 300 and the Lancia-based Ypsilon, badged as a Chrysler. The Ypsilon will come with Fiat’s TwinAir 0.9L […]

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Japan, everyone’s favorite closed market, is about to get a couple new products from Chrysler, which will return to the market after a nearly four year absence. Just-Auto reports that the first Pentastar products introduced will be the 300 and the Lancia-based Ypsilon, badged as a Chrysler. The Ypsilon will come with Fiat’s TwinAir 0.9L […]

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CAW Workers Ratify Chrysler Agreement As The Countdown To 2016 Begins http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/caw-workers-ratify-chrysler-agreement-as-the-countdown-to-2016-begins/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/caw-workers-ratify-chrysler-agreement-as-the-countdown-to-2016-begins/#comments Mon, 01 Oct 2012 14:19:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462312 Workers at Chrysler plants in Windsor and Brampton, Ontario ratified the CAW’s labor agreement by an overwhelming majority, despite a lack of new product or investment at either plant. A new paint shop and a third shift at the Brampton Assembly Plant were rumored in the run-up to the deal, but neither materialized. While current […]

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Workers at Chrysler plants in Windsor and Brampton, Ontario ratified the CAW’s labor agreement by an overwhelming majority, despite a lack of new product or investment at either plant. A new paint shop and a third shift at the Brampton Assembly Plant were rumored in the run-up to the deal, but neither materialized. While current […]

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Italy Says “Vaffanculo” To Lancia’s Rebadged Chrysler 300 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/italy-says-vaffanculo-to-lancias-rebadged-chrysler-300/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/italy-says-vaffanculo-to-lancias-rebadged-chrysler-300/#comments Fri, 18 May 2012 13:16:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445040 Nobody said it would be easy to sell a rebadged American large car in America, but with the recent economic hammering that Italy and other countries have endured, the market for the Lancia Thema, a rebadged Chrysler 300, is suffering in Italy and the rest of Europe. Italy enacted a luxury tax on January 1st […]

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Nobody said it would be easy to sell a rebadged American large car in America, but with the recent economic hammering that Italy and other countries have endured, the market for the Lancia Thema, a rebadged Chrysler 300, is suffering in Italy and the rest of Europe. Italy enacted a luxury tax on January 1st […]

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Fiat May Stick To Small Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/fiat-may-stick-to-small-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/fiat-may-stick-to-small-cars/#comments Fri, 16 Mar 2012 16:31:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=435258 Sergio Marchionne told Auto Express that Fiat may stick to small cars in the future, with vehicles like the 500L and the much-lauded Panda acting as Fiat’s “bigger” offerings. The reason behind the move appears to be greater consolidation with Chrysler and Fiat’s larger cars meeting a cool reception in the market. “It could well […]

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Sergio Marchionne told Auto Express that Fiat may stick to small cars in the future, with vehicles like the 500L and the much-lauded Panda acting as Fiat’s “bigger” offerings. The reason behind the move appears to be greater consolidation with Chrysler and Fiat’s larger cars meeting a cool reception in the market. “It could well […]

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Chrysler: Imported From Detroit. I Mean Turin. I Mean… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/chrysler-imported-from-turin/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/chrysler-imported-from-turin/#comments Tue, 22 Nov 2011 21:43:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=419612 Chrysler’s latest “Imported From Detroit” ad, which seems to be trying to convince itself to “see it through,” continues the brand’s recent tradition of associating itself (perhaps a bit too closely) with the trials and tribulations of the city of Detroit. That approach, like the 300 itself, might play well in parts of the US […]

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Chrysler’s latest “Imported From Detroit” ad, which seems to be trying to convince itself to “see it through,” continues the brand’s recent tradition of associating itself (perhaps a bit too closely) with the trials and tribulations of the city of Detroit. That approach, like the 300 itself, might play well in parts of the US […]

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Junkyard Find: 1978 Lancia Beta http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/junkyard-find-1978-lancia-beta/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/02/junkyard-find-1978-lancia-beta/#comments Mon, 14 Feb 2011 14:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=383798 The turnover of inventory at self-service junkyards near major West Coast ports is extremely quick, what with the hunger of Chinese industry for scrap steel; some yards keep vehicles for just a month or two before crushing them. This steel-company-owned yard in Oakland, California, gets some interesting machinery, but a Lancia Beta? I can’t recall […]

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The turnover of inventory at self-service junkyards near major West Coast ports is extremely quick, what with the hunger of Chinese industry for scrap steel; some yards keep vehicles for just a month or two before crushing them. This steel-company-owned yard in Oakland, California, gets some interesting machinery, but a Lancia Beta? I can’t recall […]

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Introducing The Chrysler PT Corsa http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/introducing-the-chrysler-pt-corsa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/introducing-the-chrysler-pt-corsa/#comments Wed, 24 Nov 2010 23:33:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=374332 When Chrysler revealed its Five Year plan last year, product plans showed the PT Cruiser dieing off after 2010 with no planned replacement. Then, earlier this year, Chrysler rebadged a Lancia Delta and brought it along to the Detroit Auto Show without saying much about it. Now, Motor Trend says a production version of the […]

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When Chrysler revealed its Five Year plan last year, product plans showed the PT Cruiser dieing off after 2010 with no planned replacement. Then, earlier this year, Chrysler rebadged a Lancia Delta and brought it along to the Detroit Auto Show without saying much about it. Now, Motor Trend says a production version of the […]

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Enough With The Lancia Stratos Already! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/enough-with-the-lancia-stratos-already/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/enough-with-the-lancia-stratos-already/#comments Sat, 14 Aug 2010 17:47:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=362962 OK, so we’ve been convinced that the re-born “Lancia Stratos” isn’t just a photoshop… but honestly, we wish it was. Because then the autoblogosphere might not have spent half the week running silly headlineslike “It’s Real!” and “Headed To Production!” and “My Sophisticated Appreciation For The Iconic Lancia Stratos Just Got All Over My Favorite […]

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OK, so we’ve been convinced that the re-born “Lancia Stratos” isn’t just a photoshop… but honestly, we wish it was. Because then the autoblogosphere might not have spent half the week running silly headlineslike “It’s Real!” and “Headed To Production!” and “My Sophisticated Appreciation For The Iconic Lancia Stratos Just Got All Over My Favorite […]

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Montezemolo Out As Fiat Moves Towards Auto Spin-Off http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/montezemolo-out-as-fiat-moves-towards-auto-spin-off/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/montezemolo-out-as-fiat-moves-towards-auto-spin-off/#comments Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:06:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353328 Fiat Chairman Luca Cordero Di Montezemolo will be leaving the firm to pursue a career in Italian politics, according to Automotive News [sub]. Montezemolo will remain on Fiat’s board, and will continue to serve as chairman of Ferrari, but he will be replaced atop the Fiat empire by vice-chairman and Agnelli family heir John Elkann. […]

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Fiat Chairman Luca Cordero Di Montezemolo will be leaving the firm to pursue a career in Italian politics, according to Automotive News [sub]. Montezemolo will remain on Fiat’s board, and will continue to serve as chairman of Ferrari, but he will be replaced atop the Fiat empire by vice-chairman and Agnelli family heir John Elkann. […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: The Pieces Fit But We’re Still Puzzled Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-the-pieces-fit-but-were-still-puzzled-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-the-pieces-fit-but-were-still-puzzled-edition/#comments Wed, 03 Mar 2010 13:58:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=347320 It’s both annoying and strangely prophetic (we think) that Lancia and Chrysler don’t have one of those convenient “Brangelina” names, like Lancsler or Chrycia. Fiat’s execs aren’t exactly being subtle about the merging of the two brands, but then they’re also not giving us a lot of glimpses at the stunning execution that it will […]

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It’s both annoying and strangely prophetic (we think) that Lancia and Chrysler don’t have one of those convenient “Brangelina” names, like Lancsler or Chrycia. Fiat’s execs aren’t exactly being subtle about the merging of the two brands, but then they’re also not giving us a lot of glimpses at the stunning execution that it will […]

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A Note From The Editor On Our Most Recent Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/a-note-from-the-editor-on-our-most-recent-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/a-note-from-the-editor-on-our-most-recent-review/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2010 14:28:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=344000 Today’s review of the Fiat Bravo is more than just a unique look at a European-market vehicle that will never be sold in the United States: it’s an(other) early look at the future of Chrysler. Sergio Marchionne has called the C and D segments “critical” for US-market success, and the C-Evo platform that lies beneath […]

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Today’s review of the Fiat Bravo is more than just a unique look at a European-market vehicle that will never be sold in the United States: it’s an(other) early look at the future of Chrysler. Sergio Marchionne has called the C and D segments “critical” for US-market success, and the C-Evo platform that lies beneath […]

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Fiat Plans GM-Style Brand “Channel” For Alfa, Abarth and Maserati http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/fiat-plans-gm-style-brand-channel-for-alfa-abarth-and-maserati/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/fiat-plans-gm-style-brand-channel-for-alfa-abarth-and-maserati/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2010 23:17:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342617 Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has a handful of brand management on his plate, as he aligns his two firms for the future. Merging Lancia and Chrysler was an obvious move; creating one full-line brand (albeit with different names from market to market) is a lot better than trying to keep two distinct brands, although even […]

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Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne has a handful of brand management on his plate, as he aligns his two firms for the future. Merging Lancia and Chrysler was an obvious move; creating one full-line brand (albeit with different names from market to market) is a lot better than trying to keep two distinct brands, although even […]

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Lancia-Chrysler Rebadging Imminent, Stand By For Sticker Shock http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/lancia-chrysler-rebadging-imminent-stand-by-for-sticker-shock/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/lancia-chrysler-rebadging-imminent-stand-by-for-sticker-shock/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2010 16:58:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342400 “In Europe, Lancia is an undersized, underdeveloped brand, with nothing bigger than the Delta. Chrysler, which has a true global reach, has nothing smaller. Put them together and you have a full line-up,” is the short version of Sergio Marchionne’s plans for the Chrysler and Lancia brands. The surprising bit [via Autocar]: “we could see […]

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“In Europe, Lancia is an undersized, underdeveloped brand, with nothing bigger than the Delta. Chrysler, which has a true global reach, has nothing smaller. Put them together and you have a full line-up,” is the short version of Sergio Marchionne’s plans for the Chrysler and Lancia brands. The surprising bit [via Autocar]: “we could see […]

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Sergio Marchionne Gives Media, Reality The Slip http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/sergio-marchionne-gives-media-reality-the-slip/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/sergio-marchionne-gives-media-reality-the-slip/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2010 22:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341465 Having been told by the Secretary of Transportation that the Chrysler Group’s motley assortment of new trim level names, rebadged Lancias, decal-sporting special editions represents “the cutting edge of developing the kind of products that I think people in this country, and also in other countries, are really going to feel very favorable toward,” CEO […]

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Having been told by the Secretary of Transportation that the Chrysler Group’s motley assortment of new trim level names, rebadged Lancias, decal-sporting special editions represents “the cutting edge of developing the kind of products that I think people in this country, and also in other countries, are really going to feel very favorable toward,” CEO […]

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Fiat Indulges In More Advertising Brand Engineering http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/fiat-indulges-in-more-advertising-brand-engineering/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/fiat-indulges-in-more-advertising-brand-engineering/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2010 16:07:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340758 The very first post-bankruptcy, Chrysler-brand advertisement was a true re-badge, literally replacing Lancias with Chryslers in the exact same advertisement. The second spot, which we ran yesterday, was a vague, year-end spot emphasizing history and heritage while showing only one modern car. Though it’s not a strict re-badge like the Lancia ad, the new Chrysler […]

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The very first post-bankruptcy, Chrysler-brand advertisement was a true re-badge, literally replacing Lancias with Chryslers in the exact same advertisement. The second spot, which we ran yesterday, was a vague, year-end spot emphasizing history and heritage while showing only one modern car. Though it’s not a strict re-badge like the Lancia ad, the new Chrysler […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Spot The Chrysler Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-spot-the-chrysler-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-spot-the-chrysler-edition/#comments Sun, 20 Dec 2009 18:52:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339750 The AFP reports that Chrysler is “currently reconsidering how it uses major auto shows for revealing new vehicles and concepts,” by way of explaining why Chrysler has “nothing new” for the Detroit Auto Show. Spokesman Rick Denau explains “we’d like to do things closer to the on-sale date of the vehicles and most of our […]

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The AFP reports that Chrysler is “currently reconsidering how it uses major auto shows for revealing new vehicles and concepts,” by way of explaining why Chrysler has “nothing new” for the Detroit Auto Show. Spokesman Rick Denau explains “we’d like to do things closer to the on-sale date of the vehicles and most of our […]

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Sergio Marchionne Defends Chrysler Profit Plans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/sergio-marchionne-defends-chrysler-profit-plans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/sergio-marchionne-defends-chrysler-profit-plans/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2009 17:34:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338406 In a lengthy, wide-ranging interview with Automotive News [sub], Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne got an awkward question from AN’s Luca Ciferri. Your five-year plan forecasts that Chrysler’s operating margin will peak at 7 to 7.7 percent of revenues in 2014. In November 2006, you predicted that Fiat Group Automobiles’ operating margin would peak at 4.5 […]

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In a lengthy, wide-ranging interview with Automotive News [sub], Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne got an awkward question from AN’s Luca Ciferri. Your five-year plan forecasts that Chrysler’s operating margin will peak at 7 to 7.7 percent of revenues in 2014. In November 2006, you predicted that Fiat Group Automobiles’ operating margin would peak at 4.5 […]

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Chrysler Replacing Lancia As Global Brand/World Peace Advocate http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/chrysler-replacing-lancia-as-global-brandworld-peace-advocate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/chrysler-replacing-lancia-as-global-brandworld-peace-advocate/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2009 18:20:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337980 See this ad for Lancia and/or world peace? Now check out the first post-bankruptcy Chrysler brand advertisement here. Noticing any similarities? It seems that there’s trouble brewing in the Fiat family, and “Don” Marchionne has strongly suggested that the new boy to the family, Chrysler, could take over some of Lancia’s profile. Automotive News [sub] […]

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See this ad for Lancia and/or world peace? Now check out the first post-bankruptcy Chrysler brand advertisement here. Noticing any similarities? It seems that there’s trouble brewing in the Fiat family, and “Don” Marchionne has strongly suggested that the new boy to the family, Chrysler, could take over some of Lancia’s profile. Automotive News [sub] […]

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