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Collaborative Spirit Breathed Life Into MultiAir for North American Market
by Eric Mayne
May 2, 2012 7:23 AM
Partnerships can be stifling if ill-conceived and mismanaged. But when they work, they are like a breath of fresh air.
Consider the story of three distinct companies based in different countries. In the face of regulatory headwinds, they validated and produced a breakthrough technology that delivers singular excellence.
The technology: MultiAir, the world’s first mass-production, fully variable electro-hydraulic valve-lift system.
The companies: U.S.-based Chrysler Group LLC, Italy’s Fiat S.p.A. and German supplier Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co KG.
Fiat S.p.A. conceived and designed MultiAir, which was industrialized for the European market by Schaeffler. Chrysler Group then...
Cars Fuel Chrysler U.S., Canada February Sales
March 2, 2012 10:11 AM
To many, Chrysler is known for its minivans, trucks and SUVs. Afterall, we do carry names like Ram, Jeep, Town & Country and Grand Caravan, and, of course, we invented the minivan.
However, in recent months, it's names like 200, 300, Charger and others that are flexing their own muscles and fueling the sales growth in the U.S. and Canada -- and helping keep Chrysler Canada the #1 automaker in that country.
During February 2012, car sales in the U.S. and Canada were up 126% in each country.
In the U.S., car...
by Admin Admin
August 29, 2011 11:45 AM
Please join Ralph Gilles, Pres. and CEO, SRT Brand and Motorsports, along with several members of the SRT engineering team for a webchat on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 6pm-8pm EDT. They'll discuss the status of Chrysler Group's newest standalone brand and take your questions. Hope you can join us!
Diversity Colors Vehicle Design
by Ed Garsten
July 28, 2011 6:15 PM
What's diversity have to do with creating great cars and trucks? Plenty, according to Christine Barman, Vehicle Line Executive, E-Segment. In a speech today in Detroit at a gathering of professional pharmacists, Barman explained that by hiring a diverse workforce, including those who are disabled, designers and engineers are able to be more sensitive to the needs of many different groups.
Here's an excerpt from her speech.
Mopar Introduces 2011 Challenger Drag Pak for Sportsman Racers
by Ed Garsten
October 1, 2010 9:22 AM
Racers rejoice. Mopar® is dropping a V-10 into the iconic Dodge Challenger.
The new race-only V-10 powered rear-wheel drive 2011 Mopar® Challenger Drag Pak features an 8.4-liter 512 cubic-inch engine with a 2-speed automatic transmission. Mopar will showcase its new drag car this evening at the Dodge Viper Owner’s Invitational in Salt Lake City. The vehicle will then make its way to the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas from Nov. 2-5, and the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) show in Orlando from Dec. 9-11.
“With the introduction of our new 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag...