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    Official: Chrysler names six new board directors
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    Executives may call the shots day-to-day at the world's leading automakers – much as they do at any other corporation – but the ultimate decision-making body remains the board of directors. And Chrysler has just named six new members to its board. The appointments include Hermann ...

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    Official: Fiat board makes Chrysler merger official, approves $5.4B bond sale
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    Fiat's board of directors has officially approved the merger plan that will see the conglomerate's automotive operations merged with Chrysler into the new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The plan essentially provides a road map for the structure of the new company. It includes provisions for Fiat ...

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    Recalls: Five automakers now being investigated by NHTSA for airbag woes
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    It appears that Toyota's renotification to owners of recalled vehicles from last year is just the tip of the iceberg for what could potentially be a much larger industry-wide recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening a preliminary evaluation investigation into roughly ...

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    Report: New UAW boss Williams talks tough, vows 'no more concessions'
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    Dennis Williams, the newly elected president of the UAW, had some tough words for American automakers in his inauguration speech at the 2014 UAW Convention, striking down the possibility of any additional concessions from the 400,000-strong union. "No more concessions. We are tired of it. Enough ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling 31k SUVs and vans
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    Chrysler is issuing recalls covering roughly 31,700 vehicles worldwide due to two separate problems. In both cases the company believes that most of the affected vehicles are either still on, or in transit to, dealer lots. One recall covers roughly 10,700 Dodge Durango, Jeep Cherokee, Grand ...

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    Official: Chrysler releases Born Maker ad campaign for 2015 200 [w/video]
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    "The 200 sets the benchmark, for us, on how we plan to develop cars going forward." – Marissa Hunter Is the 2015 Chrysler 200 the most important new product for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles? While it is certainly debatable, we'd be strongly inclined to say "yes." As the first competent ...

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    Report: Minivan market not what it used to be, but margins make up for it
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    Residual values for last year's minivans are higher than they were in 2000. Much like the station wagon was the shuttle of Baby Boomer generation, the minivan has been the primary means of transport for Generations X and Y. Just as the boomers abandoned the Country Squire, though, those kids ...

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    Review: 2015 Chrysler 200S AWD [UPDATE]
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    I love road trips. Honestly, one of the best parts about this job is the freedom we're given to experience the open road, whether at new car launches or while bombing around with whatever we're testing on our home turf. But the longer-form road trip is equally special to me, and it's something ...

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    Report: 180,000 new vehicles are sitting, derailed by lack of transport trains
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    If you're planning on buying a new car in the next month or so, you might want to pick from what's on the lot, because there could be a long wait for new vehicles from the factory. Locomotives continue to be in short supply in North America, and that's causing major delays for automakers trying ...

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    Report: Fiat Chrysler's London offices will be small, with financial focus
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    Fiat Chrysler's decision to locate its new corporate headquarters in jolly old London won't herald a sprawling relocation effort. Instead, it's very likely that the FCA outfit will be a small one, primarily focused on finance. The report comes from Automotive News Europe, which claims FCA's ...

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    Report: Long winter means most automakers won't curb summer shutdown
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    A lot more happened during this latest brutal winter than days of snow and Netflix binges. Automotive sales took a battering. After all, going out car shopping when it's eleventy-billion degrees below zero isn't a good time. Because of this Old Man Winter-induced sales slump, inventories are ...

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    Official: 2015 Chrysler 200 nets 10,000 orders in first day
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    Chrysler is having a "crazy impressive" launch for its 2015 200, claims company spokesperson Rick Deneau. Within the first two days of opening the order books, the Pentastar took over 17,000 requests for its swoopy new family sedan – 10,000 of them in the first day. The company says that's ...

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    Read This: Former Treasury boss unaware auto task force fired GM's Wagoner
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    We dig a good political tell-all every once in a while (how else will we get our political fix while waiting for House of Cards' third season?). Today, we get just that from former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's new book, "Stress Test," which details, among other parts of the 2009 financial ...

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    Report: Detroit automakers mulling helping DIA avoid bankruptcy looting
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    It's not really a secret that the city of Detroit is in lots and lots of trouble. Even with an emergency manager working to guide it through bankruptcy, a number of the city's institutions remain in very serious danger. One of the most notable is the Detroit Institute of Arts, a ...

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    Study: Tier 1 suppliers call GM the worst OEM to work with
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    Among automakers with a big US presence, General Motors is the worst to work for, according to a new survey from Tier 1 automotive suppliers, conducted by Planning Perspectives, Inc. The Detroit-based manufacturer, which has been under fire following the ignition switch recall and its ...

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    Official: Fiat Chrysler posts $690M Q1 loss
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    If there is one thing that should be remembered when looking at quarterly and annual earnings, it's that the headline numbers rarely tell the whole story when it comes to an automaker's health. Chrysler's first-quarter earnings are just such an example. Yes, the Auburn Hills-based manufacturer ...

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    Report: Fiat Chrysler target 850k sales in China by 2018
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    Behind the vanguard of numerous Jeep models, two Chryslers, a smattering of Fiats and Alfa Romeos and local production through a joint venture with Guangzhou Automotive Group (GAG), Fiat Chrysler wants to increase sales in China more than six-fold by 2018. The group sold 130,000 cars in China in ...

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    Recalls: Chrysler recalling 780k minivans over fire risk
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    Chrysler is recalling 780,000 of its Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans from the 2010 to 2014 model years due to the possibility of circuits overheating, which can lead to a fire. Of the 780,000 total vans being recalled, Chrysler estimates that 644,850 are in the US, 106,980 are ...

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    Report: Merged Fiat-Chrysler HQ will be in London
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    You won't be seeing Sergio Marchionne in his famous sweaters running day-to-day operations of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles from Michigan. Although, he won't be doing it from Italy, either. The FCA CEO recently announced that the company's corporate headquarters would be located in ...

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    Report: Share price falls on skepticism of Chrysler-Fiat five-year plan
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    Following this week's Fiat Chrysler extravaganza, where the Italian-American manufacturer announced its plans for the next five years, the Autoblog staff was cautiously optimistic of the company's future. Investors? Not so much. Fiat saw its shares tumble 12 percent in Wednesday's trading, ...

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