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    Autoblog Podcast #131

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    Episode #131 of the Autoblog Podcast is here. Chris, Sam, and Dan sat down and kicked the ball around. The most important news when we rolled our recorders was the Supreme Court's staying of Chrysler's deal with Fiat. Staying with ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #130

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    Episode #130 of the Autoblog Podcast sees Chris, Sam, and Dan kibbitzing over the obvious news, but it's not an All-GM-Bankruptcy show. Starting with General Motors (after all, it's a huge event) we move on to Magna's deal with ...

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    Officially, Official: Bankruptcy judge approves sale of Chrysler assets

    Late Sunday night, U.S. bankruptcy Judge Arthur Gonzalez approved the sale of Chrysler's remaining good assets to a group that includes the UAW VEBA health care trust, Fiat, and the U.S. and Canadian governments. The union will get a 68% stake, Fiat gets 20% and the governments split the rest. ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #127

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    Chris, Sam, and Dan kick it for Episode #127 of the Autoblog Podcast. Of course, there are the usual tangents around the topics, which this week include BMW's new Z4, a poll about Hybrids, Chrysler's bankruptcy, Toyota's losses, ...

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    BREAKING: Marchionne confirmed as post-bankruptcy Chrysler CEO

    After weeks of speculation, Fiat confirmed today that its CEO, Sergio Marchionne, will assume the same role with Chrysler once it exits bankruptcy. According to statements from the Obama administration, Chrysler could emerge from "surgical bankruptcy" in as little as 30 to 60 days, after which ...

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    The Chrysler-Kia alliance that never was

    Chrysler has been trying to shack up with another automaker for quite a while now, and the trail of relationships that never got off the ground reads like a middle school diary. While Chrysler's deal with Fiat has all but gotten 500s rolling out of plants on this continent, a deal with Kia had been ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler pursuing clause to award Fiat $35 million if deal falls apart

    Think Fiat's getting a pretty sweet deal with Chrysler? The Italian automaker is, after all, gaining a 20% stake in the troubled American automaker, plus local manufacturing capacity and access to its dealer networks, all without paying a thin dime. Not a bad deal, but Chrysler's hard at work ...

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    Chrysler begins "New Car Company" ad campaign in newspapers

    In the midst of being taken over by Fiat ("alliance" sounds too egalitarian) and filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week, Chrysler LLC fears that potential shoppers might forget that it's still in the business of selling cars and trucks. This sounds like a job for the Marketing Dept.! The ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler products from Fiat could be here in 18 months

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    Will we see a new line of Fiats in America in just 18 months? According to Chrysler vice chairman and president Tom LaSorda, the answer is "yes." Responding to reports that some analysts predict it will take upwards of three years before the ...

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    Breakdown of Chrysler's Big Day [w/POLL]

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    It's not often your company both files for bankruptcy and gets new owners in a single day, but that's just what happened to Chrysler today. We've had some time to digest all the details after President Obama's press conference at noon, and here's what we ...

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    REPORT: Obama planning to announce Chrysler bankruptcy tomorrow

    According to a report by Bloomberg citing the usual unnamed sources, President Obama will announce tomorrow that Chrysler will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy while continuing to work on its alliance with Fiat.Bloomberg's source made it clear that the there are still several loose ends and the plan ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler planning second Fiat-based compact sports sedan

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    For Chrysler, the cornerstone of its proposed alliance with Fiat is for the Italian automaker to supply its domestic partner with smaller, more fuel efficient platforms and drivetrains. It's been assumed that the Fiat 500 would be one of the ...

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    Grand Caravan to Grande Punto: Chrysler plants could be retooled to produce Fiats

    Any pending arrangement between Chrysler LLC and Fiat SpA could see a huge reshuffle of Chrysler's manufacturing facilities all across North America to make way for joint production of a new generation of vehicles to be sold with Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat and Alfa Romeo badges. Included among the ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #123

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    What better way to kick off your weekend than a new podcast, full of incisive commentary and rapier wit, delivered by well informed, articulate experts? Instead, we bring you Episode #123 of the Autoblog Podcast. Chris, Sam, and ...

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    REPORT: Fiat's Marchionne could replace Nardelli as Chrysler CEO in management shake-up royale

    If you were surprised by the "resignation" of GM chief Rick Wagoner late last month, get used to the idea. Chrysler reportedly has some major management changes in store as well, including a new seven-member executive board including representatives from Fiat and the Obama administration's ...

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    Chrysler's flexible new Pentastar V6

    While the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee wowed the crowds in New York, what lies beneath could be a key to Chrysler's recovery. The new 3.6-liter V6, called Pentastar after the company's five-pointed-star logo, replaces seven – count 'em, seven – of Chrysler's aging engines, and stands as the ...

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    New York: Chrysler's Jim Press arrives in Fiat 500

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    Marking the first time in a long time that an Italian vehicle other than a Lamborghini or Ferrari has appeared at a U.S. auto show, Chrysler Vice Chairman Jim Press showed up at his company's press conference this morning ...

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    That was fast: Chrysler and Fiat agree on partnership framework of a global alliance

    Not long after the President concluded his televised press conference today, Chrysler released a statement saying that it and Fiat have already reached an "agreement on a framework of a global alliance". The President announced that the U.S. government would supply Chrysler with sufficient capital ...

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    REPORT: UAW backs Chrysler-Fiat partnership

    According to The Detroit News, the United Auto Workers is giving its blessings to a potential Chrysler-Fiat tie-up. Chrysler honcho Bob Nardelli earlier pegged the possible union as a $10 billion bonanza for Chrysler, since the Pentastar would save money on developing a range of platforms, engines, ...

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    VIDEO: Chrysler's Nardelli makes case for "Why Fiat Works"

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    To go along with the email that was sent to Chrysler employees, CEO Bob Nardelli is now starring in his very own video where he continues to extol the virtues of a partnership with Fiat. After stating that Chrysler is clearly a viable company on a ...


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