Chrysler Group LLC is abandoning plans to sell the Dodge Viper business assets. The auto maker announces today that production will continue beyond December, when it was originally scheduled to end. The niche car’s assets were deemed expendable by Chrysler’s previous management, which claimed the 2-seat supercar did not represent the auto maker’s “core business.” It is the second model to win a reprieve under the new regime led by CEO Sergio Marchionne, who also is CEO of Fiat Auto SpA. ...

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