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    Where's Waldo Jim Press? Renault-Nissan
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    Jim Press left Chrysler at the end of last year, and other than taking a moment to speak up for Akio Toyoda earlier this year, Press has stayed away from the lights. Turns out he's been on the job for Renault-Nissan since about March, when he was hired as a consultant on the company's sales and ...

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    Jim Press: Akio Toyoda only person to save Toyota from "anti-family, financially oriented pirates"
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    When seasoned executive Jim Press surprisingly jumped ship at Toyota to work at Cerberus-controlled Chrysler, we were half expecting the 36 year veteran of the Japanese automaker to dish some dirt on his ex-employer. After all, Press was the highest-ranking U.S.-born executive Toyota ever had, and ...

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    REPORT: Jim Press leaving Chrysler by year's end
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    According to The Wall Street Journal Jim Press, the Chrysler Group LLC Deputy Chief Executive and sole surviving member of pre-bailout/bankruptcy Chrysler will be resigning his post by the end of November. The WSJ quotes three anonymous people close to the plan. When reached for comment, Press only ...

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    Officially Official: Chrysler exiting bankruptcy, Fiat steps in and makes changes immediately
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    Fiat now owns a big chunk of Chrysler. Officially. Soon after the Supreme Court gave it the go-ahead, the sale of Chrysler to Fiat was complete. Altogether, the deal took just 42 days. With a couple of signatures and a wire transfer Wednesday morning, the sale was official. Fiat gets most of ...

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    REPORT: Detroit execs grilled on dealer cuts by Congress, Henderson agrees to cough up closure list
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    When it comes to dealership closings, there is a big divide between what General Motors, Chrysler and President Obama's auto task force want and what dealers and Congress want. The bankrupt Detroit automakers say that closing dealerships will save money, streamline vehicle delivery, improve brand ...

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    BREAKING: Chrysler 'rejects' 789 dealers nationwide, works to pare network by 25% by June 9
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    Chrysler has just announced that it will 'reject' some 789 of its dealerships by June 9 as it works to downsize through Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring. That represents a 25% cut in its dealer networks, leaving 2,392 Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge dealers to carry on if the automaker is able to ...

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    New York: Chrysler's Jim Press arrives in Fiat 500
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    Jim Press arrives in Fiat 500 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    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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    Autoblog Podcast #108
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    Here's a little pre-Christmas gift from us to you: Episode #108 of the Autoblog Podcast. It's just Chris and Dan this time around, but we wanted to get at least one more 'cast in before the holidays. It's 51 minutes of fireside chat, touching on the Top Gear/Tesla dustup, Jim Press and his ...

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    Jim Press says Chrysler could be America's Benz, BMW
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    What American automaker best matches up with the uber-machines from the Germans? Lincoln... no, probably not. Cadillac? Getting warmer. How 'bout Chrysler, asks ChryCo. co-Prez Jim Press. After a quick review of Chrysler's current line-up, we're not really buying the comparison; but it's fun to ...

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    Chrysler bringing back Sales Bank... or not
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    Chrysler's "sales bank," the loathed program in which the automaker continues to manufacture and stock cars regardless of demand, is supposedly back through the end of the year. Chrysler LLC co-President Jim Press delivered the news to dealers on Friday during a nationally telecast conference call ...

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    Jim Press downplays Chrysler merger talk
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    The automotive world is abuzz with rumors and speculation regarding a possible Chrysler merger, and with good reason. It appears Cerberus, which owns 80.1% of Chrysler LLC, may be ready to wash its hands of the auto industry, and either General Motors, Nissan, or some other entity altogether could ...

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    Chrysler's Jim Press talks brand strategy at WAJ this week
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    Chrysler has unveiled a few plans for the future and, rather than using past successes to carve the path, will adapt its course according to the changing market. While speaking at the recent Western Automotive Journalists' dinner, Chrysler President Jim Press touched on the need to generate brand ...

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    Chrysler execs doing house calls
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    If you have a Dodge Ram in the driveway and someone claiming to be Jim Press calls you asking if you're satisfied with your truck, it just might be him. Chrysler recognizes that it has a customer service problem, and the Pentastar is going to extraordinary lengths to correct it. Its top 300 ...

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    Jim Press and Chrysler clarify hybrid subsidy comments
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    Jim Press has found that his comments have landed him somewhere between a rock and a hard place, with his current position at Chrysler on the one hand and his former employers at Toyota on the other. In an interview with BusinessWeek, Press claimed that the Japanese government had directly ...

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    Toyota claims Jim Press lied about gov't funding Prius development
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    Jim Press worked for Toyota in the U.S. a total of 37 years, so the Japanese automaker was no doubt shocked when the current co-captain of Chrysler LLC dropped a bit of untruthiness about his former employer in a recent Business Week article. Press claimed that the Japanese government paid for 100% ...

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    Chrysler exec says all its vehicles will be hybrids
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    Chrysler president Jim Press saw what hybrid technology did for Toyota, and now the 37-year auto industry vet wants to repeat that success with the Pentastar brands. Press informed attendees at a seminar in New York recently that Chrysler would one day utilize hybrid power in each and every Dodge, ...

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    Chrysler's Project Genesis: Trim models, consolidate dealers
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    Chrysler's previous consolidation strategy, dubbed "Project Alpha," was implemented in 2004 to trim and combine dealers. All told, Chrysler was able to cut its dealer network down from 4,000 to 3,600. Not nearly enough to get outlets on par with demand. So Chrysler's co-pres, Jim Press, announced ...

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    Surprise! Dodge Challenger convertible planned
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Dodge Challenger.During yesterday's unveiling of the Dodge Challenger, Chrysler's Vice Chairman, Jim Press, confirmed what we've already known; that Dodge expects to sell between 20,000 and 30,000 Challengers a year once production goes full-bore. All 6,400 ...

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    Jim Press: little trucks could be big
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    click above for more pics of the 2002 Dodge M80 ConceptJim Press thinks that there's an emerging market for small, fuel efficient trucks. You know, the kind of trucks his former employer, Toyota, used to build. Press put in 37 years at Toyota, and he saw the evolution of the HiLux into the Tacoma, ...

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    VIDEO Detroit 2008: Dodge Ram live reveal (with more cattle!)
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    The Dodge Ram is a game changer for Chrysler, with lots of new storage options, a heavily upgraded interior, available coil-sprung rear suspension and up to four more MPG than the outgoing model. We've already detailed the excitement of Chrysler's unique introduction of the new Ram, but we figured ...

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