Dodge Challenger & Chevy Camaro Could End Bitter Rivalry

FCA’s CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed that there is still a possibility that he would approach GM again for a merger, as described by Automotive News.

The CEO has long been open in regards to mergers in the industry. He believes that such moves will reduce costs in making cleaner and more technologically advanced models as it could be shared by the companies. However, GM has turned down this offer multiple times.

During the Geneva Auto Show, Marchionne said that, “I never close any doors… I may shamelessly try knocking on the GM door again, or any door, if I thought it was a good thing to do for the business, without even blinking, I could.”

He added that the PSA-Opel deal would decrease potential synergies FCA could gain from a merger with GM by about 15 percent, but the deal is still worth it.

A merger between FCA and GM may bring more good than bad though – if both GM and FCA merge, the Camaro and Challenger would no longer be rivals but work together against the Ford Mustang, instead.

6 thoughts on “Dodge Challenger & Chevy Camaro Could End Bitter Rivalry

  • And if Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny merged all the little boys and girls might get more toys and candy! Ahh… sure. I can’t wait!

  • Chrysler can’t seem to stay afloat without tagging along with another car maker, maybe it’s time to let it go away.

  • I don’t see the point, having dumped Oldsmobile, Pontiac and Saturn now the proposal is a merger to acquire other brands that ultimately will be done away with because they conflict with the remaining GMC brands for R&D and tooling. If the Challenger stops competing with the Camaro etc for other marques then what would be the point in producing them, they would ultimately be common power trains with different sheet metal. The result would end up the same as Pontiac, Olds and Saturn. Plus if you look at the shape GMC was in 2008 and how much support they needed to get back on the rails do you really want to trust them to do their jobs and somehow assist Chrysler to retain their marques. I don’t think it makes any sense

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