Chrysler LLC is exploring corporate alliances as a means of bringing two concept vehicles – a small pickup and roadster – into production, the auto maker’s next design chief says. The approach is in keeping with a strategy to better manage the auto maker’s product-development resources, says Ralph Gilles, who will succeed Trevor Creed as senior vice president-design, effective Sept. 1. “Our biggest challenge is we’re trying to not oversubscribe ourselves,” Gilles tells Ward’s. “We’re ...

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