In 2009, the nearly century old company founded by Walter Chrysler merged an alliance with Italian manufacturer, Fiat. This collaboration formed the Chrysler Group LLC. Although Fiat holds a majority of the company, this relationship has ultimately improved Chrysler’s sales. When the nation’s economy plunged, automakers’ sales sunk too. Chrysler was not the exception; from 2006- to 2009, they were struggling to boost up their sales. However, in 2010 they started to see progression and have since then substantially increased their sales figures. In fact, their car sales rose 27% and when comparing September 2012 to September 2011 numbers, they climbed 12%. Chrysler’s head of U.S. sales, Reid Bigland is very confident in their position in the vehicle sales industry. This optimistic and promising outlook has pushed Chrysler to become commercial. Chrysler’s transition includes a new commercial-truck division. Chrysler becomes commercial with the intention of broadening their audience to fleet buyers and small business owners. The new Chrysler commercial vehicles of 2013 has implemented new features to the Dodge Ram truck brand in order for commercial buyers and fleet buyers.
New Chrysler Commercial Trucks of 2013:
- Improved tailgate camera: This is designed to connect images from the car’s 8.4 inch screen and the camera mounted on the rear. This will make it easier to hookup trailers.
- Redesigned Frame: Chrysler has constructed a frame made up of high-strength steel. They also offer an optional fifth-wheel or gooseneck hitch mount.
- Improved towing capacities: Chrysler becomes commercial by revising their steering and suspension systems.
- Improved Engine: Their current model produces 350 horsepower at 3,000 rpm and 800 pounds-feet of torque. However, in order for Chrysler to become commercial they have increased their engine by producing 370 horsepower at 2,800 rpm and 850 pounds-feet of torque.
Chrysler becomes commercial in hopes of becoming the lead car manufacturer. These new vehicles will become available in 2013.
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