Chrysler

Chrysler is an American carmaker that has been majority-owned by Fiat, since 2009. First organised as Chrysler Corporation in 1925, its core brands are Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, Fiat, and Mopar vehicles and products. Between 1998 and 2007 Chrysler was owned by Daimler, but the union was not successful, and in August 2007, DaimlerChrysler sold Chrysler Group to Cerberus Capital Management. Both Chrysler and its competitor, General Motors, needed government rescues during the global financial crisis, with only Ford managing to survive without government handouts. In June 2009, Chrysler emerged from its government backed Chapter 11 reorganisation as Chrysler Group, in alliance with Fiat, which initially held 20 per cent of Chrysler, but has subsequently increased its stake.

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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 23 August, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 23 August, 2009, 12:00am
 

Tickled pink

Some of the best attractions in America's Death Valley, which runs through California and Nevada, will become more accessible when Pink Jeep Tours (www.pinkjeep.com) begins park excursions next month. The company will use oversized four-wheel- drive jeeps (left), each of which comfortably seats 10, to visit Racetrack Playa (a dry lake bed where rocks slide across the surface), Titus Canyon and the Charcoal Kilns. Tours include pick-ups and drop-offs at most park hotels and cost between US$65 and US$165 per person.

Deal of the week

CX Holidays' City Chic Seoul package features some late-booking benefits courtesy of the Korean tourism bureau. The Korea Jetso Go offer (bookings before August 31) includes discount coupons for city attractions and a skincare travel kit. The deal includes two nights in a Park Hyatt Seoul room (HK$4,670 per person, twin share) or suite (HK$5,709 per person), daily breakfast and return flights on Cathay Pacific. Departures must be made before April 30 next year and an air-ticket surcharge of HK$450 to HK$1,400 may apply. For bookings, visit www.cxholidays.com.

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