"It is in our interest to find partners," LaSorda said. "We're not big in Southeast Asia, we have no presence in India, and our presence in Russia is low." But he revealed that Chrysler won’t be developing any of its own small cars and powertrains for emerging markets and will instead rely on its foreign partners.
As for Chrysler’s US operations, LaSorda also mentioned that none of its brands will be broken up and that it was “important they be kept together”. Germany’s Daimler AG will still have an important role in Chrysler’s future as well, especially surrounding hybrid technology, low-emission diesels and purchasing.