“Stella Sconosciuto” (#1338)

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  1. PLAYING: Entire Show

  2. Open: John's Opening Thoughts

  3. Segment 1: Chrysler's Turnaround Plan


  4. Close: John's Closing Thoughts

  5. EXTRA: Aaron Bragman, Erich Merkle, Michael Robinet


Aaron Bragman, IHS Global Insight, Erich Merkle, Autoconomy.com, Michael Robinet, CSM Worldwide. Topic: Chrysler's turnaround plan.

Unknown stars pepper our existence. From the night sky to our daily culture, we can't seem to take our collective eyes off them because you're never quite sure what they'll do. That's why, with a nod to our Italian brothers and sisters, the biggest story of the automotive week was the "Stella Sconosciuto" or unknown star in the business constellation, Chrysler.

After months of intra-continental maneuvering, Chrysler's new CEO Sergio Marchionne left the security of Fiat's Italian headquarters and landed in Auburn Hills Wednesday to unveil his plan to save Chrysler. And what a meeting it was. The flight from Rome to Detroit might've been shorter.

This week Autoline devotes its entire program to Marchionne's marching orders for Chrysler. John McElroy is joined by three top automotive analysts who will discuss and dissect these plans and tell us if this "unknown star" will shine brightly in the near future, or eventually burn out of existence.