Chrysler http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53564/more en UAW Persuades Detroit Three to Share New Wealth http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-persuades-detroit-three-share-new-wealth <div class="node-body article-body">A striking feature of this year’s talks was the union’s ability to win higher wages at a time when raises of any kind have been difficult to come by for most Americans, including those in relatively safe jobs, labor expert Harley Shaiken says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-persuades-detroit-three-share-new-wealth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-persuades-detroit-three-share-new-wealth#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Chrysler Ford General Motors Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:06:00 +0000 1408681 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Rejection by Belvidere, IL, UAW local helped scuttle initial FCA contract.</strong></p> Dodge Joins Top Ads List, But Mazda Still No.1 http://wardsauto.com/industry/dodge-joins-top-ads-list-mazda-still-no1 <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Automakers spent an estimated $103 million on TV ads for the week, as Nissan led the way with 13.5% of the total.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/dodge-joins-top-ads-list-mazda-still-no1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/dodge-joins-top-ads-list-mazda-still-no1#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Acura Dodge Lincoln Mazda Advertising Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1398651 at http://wardsauto.com Fiat Chrysler Rethinking India Product Strategy http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-chrysler-rethinking-india-product-strategy <div class="node-body article-body">Not satisfied to coast on profits from engine building, Fiat India is revisiting its India car-building and -marketing strategies to match the qualities offered by competitors’ products, President and Managing Director Kevin Flynn says.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-chrysler-rethinking-india-product-strategy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-chrysler-rethinking-india-product-strategy#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific Analysis Industry India Data & Insights Miscellaneous Fiat Jeep Engine Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Globalization Product Development Sales Results Vehicle Assembly Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:34:00 +0000 1392331 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Avventura one of just three Fiat models sold in India.</strong></p> Jeep Sales Strong; Muscle Cars, Aging Models Boost Dodge http://wardsauto.com/industry/jeep-sales-strong-muscle-cars-aging-models-boost-dodge <div class="node-body article-body">Compass, Wrangler and Cherokee all posted records for the month, while the Dodge Charger and Challenger saw solid double-digit gains.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/jeep-sales-strong-muscle-cars-aging-models-boost-dodge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/jeep-sales-strong-muscle-cars-aging-models-boost-dodge#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Analysis Industry U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Chrysler Fiat Sales Results Tue, 03 Nov 2015 15:48:00 +0000 1390271 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Jeep Patriot garnered largest increase of any FCA model in October.</strong></p> American Motors’ Former HQ for $500? http://wardsauto.com/blog/american-motors-former-hq-500 <div class="node-body blog-body">How things got to this sad state of affairs is a story much too long to recite here, but it reflects AMC’s often-stormy history from its creation in 1954. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/american-motors-former-hq-500" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/american-motors-former-hq-500#comments Blog Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Technology Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Chrysler Design Product Development Final Inspection Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:00:00 +0000 1383481 at http://wardsauto.com American Motors’ Highs and Lows http://wardsauto.com/technology/american-motors-highs-and-lows <div class="node-body gallery-body">Small and seemingly always struggling to survive, American Motors designed and developed some of the most loved and unloved vehicles of all time, from the first luxury SUV and first CUV to the star-crossed Pacer, it sold many vehicles that were memorable if not profitable. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/technology/american-motors-highs-and-lows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/technology/american-motors-highs-and-lows#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Vehicles & Technology North America Industry U.S. Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Chrysler Design Product Development Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:59:00 +0000 1383551 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Introduced in 1970 as &quot;America&#39;s First Subcompact,&quot;&nbsp;Gremlin was a hit with young consumers and&nbsp;flourished during gas-crisis plagued 1970s.&nbsp;</strong></p> UAW Touts Retooled FCA Deal to Skeptical Membership http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-touts-retooled-fca-deal-skeptical-membership <div class="node-body article-body">Union bargainers insist they have addressed key objections to contract, which was rejected by a 65%-35% margin earlier this month, by offering what it calls a “clear path” away from the unpopular 2-tier wage system in place since 2007.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-touts-retooled-fca-deal-skeptical-membership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-touts-retooled-fca-deal-skeptical-membership#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Plants & Production North America Analysis Industry U.S. Data & Insights Miscellaneous Chrysler Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Labor & Human Resources Production United Auto Workers (UAW) Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:41:00 +0000 1368541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>FCA proposes shifting Ram output from Warren to Sterling Heights, MI.</strong></p> UAW-FCA Tentative Deal Goes to Rank-and-File for Vote http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-fca-tentative-deal-goes-rank-and-file-vote <div class="field-byline"> WardsAuto Staff </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The UAW says the tentative contract sets the course for a return to traditional wages at FCA, eliminating the 2-tier pay structure over the course of the next eight years.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-fca-tentative-deal-goes-rank-and-file-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/uaw-fca-tentative-deal-goes-rank-and-file-vote#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Chrysler Labor & Human Resources United Auto Workers (UAW) Fri, 09 Oct 2015 17:39:00 +0000 1367481 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>All workers move to Tier 1 pay within eight years.</strong></p> Fiat to Rely on 4WD, Not Pope, to Draw Buyers; More on Way From Ram http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-rely-4wd-not-pope-draw-buyers-more-way-ram <div class="node-body article-body">The new 500X is first 500 model with all-wheel drive, expected to expand the brand’s appeal in the Snow Belt.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-rely-4wd-not-pope-draw-buyers-more-way-ram" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/fiat-rely-4wd-not-pope-draw-buyers-more-way-ram#comments Public Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Industry U.S. Miscellaneous Fiat Ram Advertising Wed, 07 Oct 2015 09:50:00 +0000 1364781 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>500X sales total 3,456 in U.S. to date.<o:p></o:p></b></p> Manley, Kuniskis Raise Profile in FCA Reorganization http://wardsauto.com/industry/manley-kuniskis-raise-profile-fca-reorganization <div class="node-body article-body">Current Jeep head Mike Manley adds Ram to his management portfolio, while Kuniskis takes over responsibility for all car brands (except Alfa) in North America.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/manley-kuniskis-raise-profile-fca-reorganization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/manley-kuniskis-raise-profile-fca-reorganization#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy North America Industry North America - Regional Miscellaneous Chrysler Fiat Labor & Human Resources Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:43:00 +0000 1363671 at http://wardsauto.com <p class="NormalNoSpace"><b>Manley&rsquo;s responsibilities, profile raised another notch.<o:p></o:p></b></p>