Friday, April 17, 2009

A Smaller, Greener Chrysler? (NY Auto Show 2009)

Chrysler has been under the gun recently, with some politicians suggesting that it should be the "odd man out" in the automotive industry. And maybe this is appropriate, since Chrysler seems to be the "elephant's graveyard" of automotive companies.

We all know the current Chrysler lines -- Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge. And since we are minicar people, we probably know about Chrysler's GEM division. But think back...

  • Plymouth
  • DeSoto
  • Imperial
  • AMC
  • Nash
  • Hudson
  • Maxwell
  • Willys

And you can probably even include all the Rootes Group (Sunbeam, Singer, Humber, Hillman) -- although Chrysler sold them off to Peugeot before they completely disappeared.
Amid this, Chrysler is doing its best to show off some minicars and electric vehicles. Maybe to offset some of those giant Dodge behemoths.

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