The Fiat boss, Sergio Marchionne, has finally won complete ownership of Chrysler and can begin trying to realize his dream of building a world-class carmaker to compete with industry leaders Toyota, General Motors and Volkswagen. At the top of the to-do list: Stanch the deterioration in Fiat’s home market and fix a glaring hole in its Asia business.
Marchionne has long held that to be competitive and profitable in the global auto market, a carmaker needs to sell at least 6 million vehicles annually. The Chrysler-Fiat alliance, which sold about 4.5 million vehicles last year, remains short of that target. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.