Chrysler has taken out a number of new trademarks, according to intellectual-property correspondent “Stratuscaster.” In the “motor vehicles, their structural parts, trim and badges” category, these include:
- Detroit Motor Works
- Wrangler Freedom Edition
- 8 Mile
- Chrysler 100
In addition, for their versions of Fiat vans, Chrysler has trademarked:
- Ram ProMaster
- Ram ProMaster City
These may tempt pundits to start calling the vans “Prom-Master.” Ironically, Renault uses the “Master” name in Europe for its commercial vans that compete with the Ducato.
Finally, Chrysler filed for a trademark on Active Air, for an “engine variable air intake system.” While Chrysler has long used a variable air intake on some of its engines, the company has not publicized the system under any particular trade name.
Months after unconfirmed reports made it to Allpar’s pages, the power of Automotive News, in the person of reporter Larry Vellequette, pried a key fact from Chrysler executives — that they cast and build “Ferrari” engines for Maserati. As our sister site pentastars.com reported, the engines are actually cast in Kokomo, and machined in the Trenton Engine plant, using a mixture of [...]
The 2017 Jeep Wrangler may leave its historic steel body-on-frame construction and Toledo plant behind, according to Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, as quoted by Automotive News’ Larry Vellequette. The current Wrangler has good mileage for rugged four wheel drive vehicles, but poor economy overall, at around 17/21 mpg (depending on model and transmission). Mr. Marchionne said the Wrangler will need to lose weight [...]
Keeping a years-long tradition, Chrysler today released a number of “teaser images” for concepts to be revealed at the SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each brand is covered, though Chrysler has but one car — the 200S. That can be explained by the status of the brand’s three cars: the 2015 300 has yet to be launched, and the [...]