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    Marchionne: Chrysler profit not likely for 2010
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    Sergio Marchionne harbors no illusions about Chrysler being in the black for 2010. The Detroit News reports the Chrysler chairman and Fiat CEO stated flat out that a net profit in 2010 isn't likely during an August 23rd tour of a Toledo Jeep plant. Despite recent reports of operating profits from ...

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    Report: Fiat moving planned production of Chrysler Sebring back to U.S.
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    2009 Chrysler 200C concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Following the recent news that Chrysler will re-hire 900 workers and add a second shift back at its Sterling Heights, MI assembly plant comes word that the next-generation replacements for the Sebring and Dodge Avenger will ...

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    Detroit News: Chrysler sues multiple states over dealer laws
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    So you're Chrysler, and you hop into the Chapter 11 pool to save your own skin. While you can wash away some of your past sins with a bankruptcy-protection filing, the deal with Chapter 11 is that you've got to come up with a way to get out of your financial pickle and return to profitability. Part ...

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    Chrysler to launch four Special Editions in first quarter of 2010
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    Much has been made of Chrysler's apparent lack of new products for the 2010 model year. Suffice it to say, while there are big things in store for Chrysler, they will take at least another year to get into production. For instance, while removing the unsightly strakes from the hood of the unloved ...

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    Chrysler to outfit Fiat 500-approved dealers with specific showroom "salons"
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    Fiat 500 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Listening to Chrysler's long and rambling 2010-2014 Business Plan, it was clear that the company and its dealerships are very much looking forward to finally getting the Fiat 500 in North America. Much like what happened when BMW launched the Mini ...

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    Ciao! Fiat to build Chryslers in Italy?
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    Fiat is hard at work trying to come up with the best available use of its newly acquired Chrysler arm. Part of that plan may be to sell more Chrysler products in Europe, and Fiat just so happens to have an available factory to build them in. Automotive News is reporting that Fiat CEO Sergio ...

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    Will Chrysler get Fiat Ducato or Iveco Daily to replace departing Sprinter?
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    Fiat Ducato - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Easy come, easy go – that's apparently Chrysler's luck with repurposed European-market work trucks. For the last few years, Chrysler has offered the German-designed Sprinter van under the Dodge nameplate. Mercedes-Benz wants its rig back, ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler could pull out of Global Engine alliance, put Fiat diesel in Ram
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    As Chrysler moves forward with its post bankruptcy product plans, it's looking increasingly like consolidation with new partner Fiat is the order of the day. Following the cancellation of the platform sharing deal with Nissan, it appears as if the company's interest in the Global Engine ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler to display at Fiat booth in Frankfurt
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    Chrysler Deputy CEO Jim Press arrives on stage at the 2009 New York Auto Show in a Fiat 500
    Ever since the deal for Fiat to effectively take control of the troubled Chrysler group took effect, we've harbored a lot of questions over how the two companies would interact. With Fiat CEO Sergio ...

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    REPORT: Alfa Romeo to lead American charge, Fiat 500 to go it alone
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    Alfa Romeo has been toying with the idea of returning to America for years, but now that Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is working from Auburn Hills, the time seems more ripe than ever as details emerge on Fiat/Chrysler's strategy vis-a-vis the North American market. While Marchionne implements ...

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    Chrysler pondering whether Sebring/Avenger replacements should go rear-wheel drive?
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    Chrysler 200C concept car - click above for high-res image gallery
    Setting the Challenger and 300 aside, what Chrysler needs now most of all is a C/D segment car that moves more metal than the pitiful performance of its current offerings. According to Automotive News, Chrysler shifted just 133,626 ...

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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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    Fiat 500 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    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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