Marchionne was asked to turn around Chrysler after Italian automaker Fiat bought a 20% interest in the fallen American brand last summer. The Fiat chief quickly obliterated the old Chrysler management structure and vowed to bring new models faster to market. The result: a new Dodge Charger, an updated Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, and a three-row crossover vehicle. But Marchionne has even more riding on the upcoming U.S. release of the Fiat 500, a subcompact that can get 56 miles per gallon.
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