Originally Posted by rgrovr
Holy mackeral - that is the OPPOSITE reason Fiat purchased Chrysler. From the Detroit Free Press (emphasis mine):
I don't begrudge Fiat making a decision, but to pretend Chrysler's primary objective is to grow Jobs in the U.S. is crazy. And their current profitability isn't derived from the fuel-efficient development of cars (yet).
Fiat took over in 2009. The Dodge Dart is the first vehicle off the plant with Fiat's change towards fuel efficiency (the car just came out late this year). The rest of the fleet is planned on being released 2013 and 2014. So there is nothing they've done so far to in fuel efficient cars that has driven market-share. But government leased/fleet sales are up 24% - go figure.
everything you are saying is about what Fiat wants to do with Chrysler.
my point is chrysler is doing much better now with Fiats input
in 2009 they had no vehicles that could achieve 31mpg
now they have 6.
their market share has increased more than their 2 other US competitors.
september was their 30th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gain.