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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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    Chrysler values Fiat partnership at $10 billion

    In an email to employees, Chrysler Corp. CEO Bob Nardelli has valued his company's potential partnership with Fiat at around $10 billion. That number is comprised of things like the cost of developing new vehicles that Chrysler would incur on its own, but should pocket in a tie-up with Fiat, which ...

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    Despite Fiat deal, Chrysler will still get small cars from Nissan

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    Fiat's tentative global alliance with Chrysler should have the desired effect of bolstering the American automaker's nonexistent small car line and give Fiat access to a nationwide network of dealerships in the United States. Don't ...

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    Chrysler slows dealer consolidation

    Remember Project Genesis? That was Chrysler's internal name for its push to consolidate all of its dealerships into single outlets carrying the automaker's entire line of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles. That laudable goal was a big deal last year when the automaker sought to streamline its model ...

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    Nardelli confirms Chrysler hard at work on new Durango, 300 and Charger

    Chrysler chieftan Bob Nardelli sent a letter to "all employees, dealers, suppliers and other stakeholders" to explain what's happening at the smallest of the Detroit trio. Everything done now falls under one of three umbrellas: enhancing the core, which is improving products, quality, and dealer ...

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    Feds may want loan money back early after learning of Chrysler/Fiat deal

    The conference room where Chrysler and Fiat worked out Fiat's 35% stake in the Pentastar probably still smells like hors d'oeuvres and bottled water, and already a Congressman is thinking about making Chrysler return its $4 billion dollar bridge loan. In fact, Chrysler and Fiat aren't even partners ...

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    Who's the Boss? Daimler still wants to offload remaining stake in Chrysler

    For over a decade, ownership of Chrysler has been bouncing back and forth over the Atlantic like an Airbus jet. Since its founding in 1925, it was independently owned and operated right out of Detroit, then Daimler bought controlling interest in 1998, only to sell it to U.S.-based Cerberus Capital ...

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    Familiarizing Ourselves with Fiat

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    This morning's announcement that Chrysler LLC and Fiat S.p.A. have formed a global strategic alliance is exciting news, to say the least. Fiat gets a 35% stake in Chrysler LLC, and the latter gets a life line that should prevent it from entering ...

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    Chrysler in negotiations with Tata, Fiat to help boost bottom line

    The key to Chrysler LLC remaining as one of the Detroit automakers could turn out to be the rest of the world. Reuters reports that Chrysler has been chatting up both Tata Motors and Fiat as a means of survival. A deal with Tata might see the evergreen Jeep Wrangler being proffered in India by ...

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    Chrysler in talks with Fiat to build Alfa Romeos in the U.S.?

    Chrysler now has a partnership with China-based automaker Chery to rebadge a small car for the South American market, a partnership with Volkswagen to build VW-badged minivans, and a brand new deal with Nissan in which it will supply the Japanese automaker a full-size truck in exchange for a new ...


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