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    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee launch threatened by parts dispute?
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    Chrysler and Daimler have been divorced for nearly three years, but the two automakers are still very much entwined when it comes to product. The Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, and Dodge Challenger use a platform and several ...

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    REPORT: If Chrysler goes down, it could cost Daimler $1 billion
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    Nerves are frazzled in Stuttgart over the troubles facing Chrysler. Let's not forget that Daimler still has a skin in the Chrysler game, and while everyone natters and frets about whether or not Fiat will prove to be the Savior Of Auburn Hills, execs are also thinking about the worst-case scenario ...

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    Who's the Boss? Daimler still wants to offload remaining stake in Chrysler
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    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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    What's Chrysler worth to Daimler? Zip, Zero, Nada, Donut
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    So, just what is a 19.9% stake in America's third largest automaker worth? Um, nothing. So says Daimler, which owns exactly that amount. The German company claims that, for accounting purposes at least, there is absolutely no value in its part-ownership of Chrysler. Just about a year ago, Daimler ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #66
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    The last couple of days, we've all been inundated with news of Chrysler's sale to Cerberus, and that's what we lead Podcast #66 with. As much as it makes analysts and pundits foam at the mouth, news about the sale is a pretty dry affair. We'll be keeping an eye on how things go with the newly ...

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    Lorinser takes on the new Merc C-class
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    The C-class is the entry-level Benz in the North American market. As such, every nouveau riche new graduate seemingly goes out and treats themselves to a slice of flashy bourgeois pie. That can be alarming for the Euro-car fan, as you risk being lumped into that precocious category along with ...

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    Sterling Bullet set to enter full-size HD truck segment
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    Got eight tons of stuff to haul? Sterling Truck Corporation is taking a shot at it with its new Bullet-class 4/5 truck. The new mid-range worker looks to be based off the Dodge Ram chassis cab that recently debuted. Sterling is part of Freightliner, which is part of DCX, and if you look through the ...

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    The plot thickens; Hyundai may be angling for Chrysler
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    Hyundai and Chrysler already share their 2.4 liter "world engine" (along with Mitsubishi), and they may share much more in the future. Rumors are trickling in from all quarters about potential suitors for Chrysler, should DCX decide to cut loose its American vessel, and Hyundai is the latest one to ...

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    MB's next major innovation: Vented Taillights?
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    Back when my whip was a Volvo 740, I ventilated my taillights, too. Actually, it was more like drilling drain holes, but once all the trapped water escaped, you can bet that the compromised seal allowed plenty of air to flow through the lamp. Mercedes has applied intelligent thought to using the ...

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    Don't let the door hitcha? - Investors call for spin-off of Chrysler
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    There have been rumblings of late in the halls of Stuttgart that the boys in Auburn Hills are an albatross around the neck of DCX. Dieter Zetsche and company are reportedly in it for the long haul and fighting the good fight for Chrysler, but investors cite thin patience while waiting for a profit. ...

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    Ghosn taking a break from merger manhunt
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    The dust has settled on the mergerama between Renault/Nissan and GM (plus a few other rumored alliances), and for the time being the CEO of the Franco-Japanese automaker, Carlos Ghosn, has called it quits.Currently, it's all about timing and right now Nissan has bigger things on the horizon. ...

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    Mercedes' U.S. CEO to step down this September
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    After more than three decades of dutiful employment at Mercedes Benz, Paul Halata, current CEO of U.S. operations, will begin an early retirement starting September 1st of this year. The man tapped to take the reigns of sales, service and marketing here in the States is current Australia/Pacific ...

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    DaimlerChrysler recalls 300s, Magnums and Chargers due to potential brake defect
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    DaimlerChrysler's popular LX-platform vehicles, the 300, Dodge Magnum and Dodge Charger are being recalled over brake issues. The automaker announced Friday that it will be sending notices to some 45,000 owners about a possible brake fluid leak that has resulted in at least nine engine fires. ...

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    Bill Ford named Auto Exec of the Year
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    Sure, the North American wing of his company may be floundering a bit, but Bill Ford’s frankness in the face of financial hardship has won him the honor of being named the 2006 Automotive Industry Exec of the Year. The Automotive Industry Action Group and DNV, a management systems ...

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    Teutonic titans Benz and BMW battle amidst record March sales
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    New models fired up sales for premium brands Mercedes and BMW in March, as the battle for teutonic bragging rights in the luxury segment kicked into high gear. BMW group sales hit a record 144,316 units in March, up 13.5 percent, buoyed by double-digit growth in the U.S. and Germany, and solid ...

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