Buzz is back: Chery to build Hornet after all?
A Chery spokesman would not confirm the Hornet's production, and a Chrysler spokesman said the deal is still in the early stages and final product has not yet been decided. Jason Vines, vice president for Chrysler Group Communications had this to say via email, "No comment. The Supervisory Board still has to approve the whole Chery deal."
For a quick timeline on this saga, follow the jump.
[Source: Autoweek via China Car Times]
Let's recap this Hornet story a bit here:
March 1, 2006 - Dodge shows Hornet show car at the Geneva Auto Show
May 9, 2006 – Dodge shopping for partners with which to build Hornet.
Dec. 29, 2006 – Dodge says it is contracting with Chery to build a small but sporty economy car. logical candidate for production looks to be the Hornet.
Jan. 3, 2007 - Dodge's Tom LaSorda says Chery will build a Chery for Dodge, not the Hornet
Feb. 21, 2007 - Not happy with Chery's quality, Hornet may be back in the plan for Chery's factory.
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