Chrysler Group LLC, the automaker controlled by Fiat SpA, said it expects new powertrains and lighter materials in its 2013 Ram 1500 to push the truck’s fuel- economy ratings past Ford Motor Co.’s F-150 pickups.
General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC, which each received government-funded bailouts, may award some managers bonuses of as much as 50 percent of their salary, said four people familiar with the plans.
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Ed Whitacre intends to announce on April 21 that GM has repaid the remaining $5.8 billion in loans from the U.S. and Canada, a person with direct knowledge of the plans said.
Mexico’s share of North American auto production may rise at a quicker pace as General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group LLC seek out workers making less than 10 percent of what their U.S. counterparts earn.
“The Help” topped the U.S. box office for a third weekend, taking in $19.9 million for Walt Disney Co. and DreamWorks Studios over the four-day Labor Day holiday to close out a lackluster summer for Hollywood.