It was the sort of casual comment that many of those listening in on the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles earnings conference call just might have missed, but a single word from FCA Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne could signal some massive changes to come.
Jim Press, Chrysler's vice chairman and president, told a Senate committee that the poor performance of many of the dealers slated to lose franchises costs the company $1.5 billion in lost sales each year, along with $150 million in advertising and marketing costs and $33 million in administrative costs.
Dodge Brothers cars continued to rank second place in American sales in 1920. Only a few lower-volume, Canadian-made models, the Chrysler 300 sedan and Dodge Challenger and Charger muscle cars remain, as well as the new Chrysler Pacifica minivan. One Chinese company, Great Wall Motor, emerged publicly this week as an eager suitor for Jeep, Fiat Chrysler's fastest-growing and most profitable unit.
Metro Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has been serving the West end of Ottawa for over 30 years. Since nothing makes sense in the car world, Jeep is not Chrysler's cash cow at the moment. Given that so many FCA products are made better and cheaper by the firm's competitors, Marchionne could be an industry hero by dismantling a company the world doesn't need.
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In Canada, the Dodge lineup of cars started down the road to elimination along with the Plymouth line when in 1988 the Dodge Dynasty was sold in Canada as the Chrysler Dynasty and sold at both Plymouth and Dodge dealers. For all practical purposes, Marchionne wants to maximize value Dodge Alfa for the Angellis - Gianni Agnelli made Fiat into an Italian industrial colossus after World War II - and his guiding idea is that FCA's brands are worth more than the company as a whole.
To fit better in the Chrysler Corporation lineup, alongside low-priced Plymouth and medium-priced DeSoto , Dodge's lineup for early 1930 was trimmed down to a core group of two lines and thirteen models (from three lines and nineteen models just over a year previous).
The company is also facing a federal indictment against its former top labor negotiator over allegations of a payoff scheme involving company and union officials, and a lawsuit filed by federal regulators accusing Fiat Chrysler of configuring its diesel-powered vehicles to cheat on emissions tests.
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That was 400,000 fewer vehicles or the equivalent of two factories' annual output. The alliance allows for the potential distribution of Fiat vehicles through Chrysler's dealerships. "The fact that a company responds to a complaint does not mean that they have changed their business model," says Chris Thetford, director of communications for the St. Louis Better Business Bureau.
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