More than 400 journalists, analysts, dealers and public officials are in Auburn Hills, Michigan today as Chrysler ‘s CEO Sergio Marchionne outlines the company’s 5-year business plan. We’re gathering updates from Twitter and other sites around the web. Keep checking back for updates.

  • Paolo E. Ferrero, Senior Vice President Chrysler Powertrain says the new highly fuel efficienct “Pentastar” V6 engine coming Q2 2010. – Twitter @Chrysler
  • Ferrero: A Fiat 1.4-liter Multiair engine for the Fiat 500 in q4 2010 for North American markets. 1.4 Multiair turbo for Q4 2011
  • The mid-size Dodge Dakota pickup will die for the 2011 model year. It will be replaced by a new unibody based midsize pickup of U.S. origin. – Straightline
  • The Dodge Ram heavy-duty and light-duty Dodge Ram pickups will go on as planned. Modifications will come in 2012. – Straightline
  • Marchionne: Chrysler has $5.7 billion in cash, up from $4 billion in June after bankruptcy, and broke even in September. – Twitter @nickbunkley
  • Chrysler plans three new Fiat vehicles — subcompact, compact and midsize (Avenger replacement) — for Dodge brand by 2013. – Twitter @nickbunkley
  • Chrysler planning diesel Jeep Wrangler for fourth-quarter in 2010. Will feature start/stop technology that will improve fuel-economy and cut 5 percent off annual CO2 emissions. – Straightline
  • Dodge Nitro will continue to be sold under the Dodge car brand. Marchionne apparently owns one. – Straightline
  • Dodge Caravan will get all new interior and exterior facelift, a new engine, a retuned suspension, ride and handling improvements and other enhancements. – AutoObserver
  • Dodge will get all-new 7-passenger crossover based on Fiat technology. No detail or name was provided. – AutoObserver
  • Gilles: First new black Dodge Charger just built – it’ll be all new by the end of this year. – Twitter @ raywert
  • Gilles: “New Dodge interior design” coming soon. Twitter @ raywert
  • Dodge Avenger sedan will get new design, new interior, new engines, better performance and fuel-economy. More packages will be offered. – AutoObserver
  • Only 500 more Dodge Vipers will be made until the end of this year. All-new model coming in summer 2012. – Twitter @raywert

Click through for more updates.

  • Dodge Caliber is dead by 2012, replaced by a compact Fiat-based sedan and a small B-segment car produced by Fiat and imported to the US. – Twitter @ insideline_com
  • The new Pentastar V6 engine will be first used in new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2011. – Twitter @raywert
  • Chrysler plans on maybe rolling out a battery electric vehicle for 2012. – Twitter @raywert
  • A new B-segment hatchback based on the Dodge Hornet concept. Chrysler sells no small B-segment vehicle at the moment. – AutoObserver
  • Chrysler will kill Jeep Patriot and Compass in 2012. New Fiat-based Jeep small SUV, Patriot/Compass replacement and Liberty in ’13. – Twitter @nickbunkley
  • Chrysler synergies with Fiat on purchasing and supply chain management will result in est. savings of $2.98 billion by 2014. – Twitter @Chrysler
  • Boosting customer service: In Jan. 2010 Chrysler will roll out dedicated US toll-free customer care numbers for each brand. – Twitter @Chrysler
  • PT Cruiser DIES at the end of 2010. – Twitter @raywert
  • Chrysler says IPO probably not gonna happen before 2011. – Twitter @raywert
  • Marchionne: “You’d be shocked out of your pants” at cost of new 300 platform. (Does that mean it’s a lot or not much?)Twitter @nickbunkley
  • Marchionne: By 2014 Chrysler improves its fleet fuel efficiency by 25%. – Twitter @Chrysler

– By: Omar Rana


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  • actualowner

    That is the difference with FIAT as opposed to Diamler… This is a real plan. Please all you skeptics.. admit it.. this is a REAL plan! Good luck Fiat and Good luck Chrysler!

  • actualowner

    That is the difference with FIAT as opposed to Diamler… This is a real plan. Please all you skeptics.. admit it.. this is a REAL plan! Good luck Fiat and Good luck Chrysler!

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