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    Report: Dodge won't call its new small car Hornet

    Dodge has been wise in reviving old nameplates to inject some excitement into its contemporary model lineup. Recent products like the Challenger and Charger – both named after classics from the brand's past – have drummed up a considerable amount of enthusiasm where names like Stratus ...

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    Report: Chrysler nixes dual-clutch plans for 2011 over refinement concerns

    Chrysler has delayed plans for a dual-clutch gearbox in the United States, according to The Car Connection. The high-tech gearbox was slated to be introduced with the 2012 Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200, but refinement issues have reportedly put the introduction on hold. At present, the best ...

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    Spy Shots: Dodge Caliber's Alfa Romeo-based replacement spotted wearing crosshairs

    When we first caught wind of the Fiat intention to get cozy with Chrysler, our first thoughts leapt to the slew of sexy Italian compacts that could conceivably make their way to the states. Of all the hardware that could potentially be Americanized, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta was the one hatch that ...

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    Chrysler and Chery quit talking about small car

    Well, crap. For all of us who were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Chinese-built Dodge Demon or the Chinese-built Dodge Hornet or the Chrysler-badged, Chinese-built Chery A1, fugetaboutit. It's officially not happening. Mike Manley, Chrysler's executive vice president of international sales and ...

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    Chrysler wants to bring up to 9 new vehicles by 2010

    There has been a lot of talk recently about whether Chrysler has the right products in the pipeline to compete in this brutally competitive automotive market. Company chairman Jim Press told a group of reporters in California that help is on the way in the form of seven new products coming in ...

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    Chinese-made, Dodge-badged cars coming to Mexico next year

    After years of talk, Chery is finally entering the North American market later this year, but the small car will be badged as a Dodge, and it'll be sold exclusively in Mexico. The decidedly un-Hornet-looking A1, which was designed by Bertone of Italy, will be rebadged as a Dodge and virtually ...

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    Chrysler and Chery's lovechild not ready for export, yet

    If you've been waiting on pins and needles for a small Chrysler that's due to be built in China by Chery, you're going to have to twiddle your thumbs a little longer. Though we've been hearing about a Chrysler/Chery Hornet or Demon for some time, execs from both companies don't believe the products ...

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    Dodge Hornet gets the green light

    The Dodge Hornet is about to be officially a go. Dodge's Euro B-segment entrant will be produced with Chinese automaker Chery, and won't have a Chrysler-branded counterpart. The show car, from the 2006 Geneva show, had a supercharged 4-cylinder with 170 hp, and got to 60 in 6.7 seconds. Autocar ...

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    Chrysler and Chery resume discussions; Hornet confirmed

    Chery officials say the pause in their discussion with Chrysler was so the Chinese company could get a better idea of the American's future. Now that Cerberus has taken over, Chery sees the coming years filled with puppy dogs and lollipops. And in their giddiness, someone at Chery leaked a few ...

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    Buzz is back: Chery to build Hornet after all?

    Yes, we know, it wasn't that long ago we reported Chrysler Group President Tom LaSorda saying Chery would not build the Hornet show car, but rather supply one of its own models for sales as a Dodge-branded small car in the Chrysler Group's product portfolio. Now Autoweek is reporting that Chrysler ...

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    RR of the Day: What's up, Doc?

    Though I and my generation weren't raised during Hudson's heyday, we can thank Pixar and Disney for picking up and dusting off the automaker's most famous model – the Hornet. The Hudson Hornet is experiencing a revival right now thanks to the animated film CARS that featured a Hornet named ...

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    Dodge sub-compact won't share VW platform

    Despite rumors that have been floating around since the debut of the Hornet concept in Geneva this year, Volkswagen will not be providing Dodge with a platform to produce a B-segment vehicle.According to an article that's due for publication this Monday in the German magazine Automobilwoche, VW's ...

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    Chrysler considering Chinese partner for supermini

    When Dodge entered the UK market in June of this year, they knew that producing a sub-compact vehicle for European consumption had to part of an overall brand strategy. Vehicles like the Charger and upcoming Challenger weren't going to be viable contenders in the European marketplace, so Dodge has ...

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    Dodge being closely watched in the UK

    Chrysler Group's boss, Joe Eberhardt, issued an ultimatum regarding the automaker's future in the UK. If Dodge products do not succeed at a high level by 2009, they will pull out of the UK market entirely.Dodge is counting on two specific models to guarantee success across the pond. The first is ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Dodge Hornet concept world premiere

    Dodge says that its Hornet B-segment concept car is "an ideal combination of American fun and European function." Straight from the Scion shoebox design school, Alberto reports that, in person, the Hornet is just too big to carry it off. On the MINI the box look works, on the Scion it's ...


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