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    Chrysler kicks off production of Pentastar V6 engine, formerly known as "Phoenix"
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    Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine begins production – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The artist engine formerly known as Prince Phoenix has officially hit the assembly lines at the Chrysler Group's plant in Trenton, Michigan. The first version of the mill, which now bears the Pentastar ...

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    Source: Next Dodge Durango to be called Magnum
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    According to an Autoblog source, Dodge will abandon the Durango nameplate for the model's replacement due for 2012. In place of that two-generation designator, Chrysler is exhuming the Magnum nameplate, a moniker used on the low-slung wagon built on Chrysler's LX platform up until 2008. The new ...

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    Spy Shots: 2011 Dodge Charger prototype bagged in testing
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    Speculation regarding the 2011 Dodge Charger has run rampant ever since a particularly intriguing picture was shown during Chrysler's major day-long, five-year business plan slideshow that was broadcast online. It was obvious that the car pictured was not a current Charger or a previous concept, so ...

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    REPORT: Honda to supplant Chrysler as America's 4th largest auto retailer
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    Throughout most of the history of the US auto industry, the Detroit Three sat atop of the sales charts with General Motors claiming first, Ford in second and Chrysler placing third. In the past few years Toyota has clawed its way past Chrysler and then Ford, and now it appears that Honda too has ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler pledges to be quality leader by 2012
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    A quick glance at recent Consumer Reports or JD Power data shows that the Pentastar has a big problem on its hands, but the new Chrysler says that will change in a big way by the end of 2012. Chrysler is planning to be a quality leader in only three years by dramatically increasing staffing ...

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    VIDEO: Chrysler has 300 ways to pitch its sedan for 2010
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    It's not easy to market a vehicle that has been on the market for over five years with changes so imperceptible that we couldn't name them if we tried. Chrysler is in just such a situation with its flagship 300 sedan, which is most definitely getting ...

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    Chrysler to resume leasing vehicles soon?
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    2009 Dodge Ram - Click above for high-res image gallery
    In late July 2008, Chrysler announced that it would stop leasing vehicles effective August 1. The news helped exasperate the decline of Chrysler group vehicle sales while giving customers fewer options for getting into a new vehicle. After ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler dropping lifetime powertrain warranty to five-year/100,000 miles
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    Back in 2007, Chrysler sent something of a shockwave through the industry by announcing a new lifetime powertrain warranty program for nearly all of its cars and trucks. At the time, we wrote "the only fly in the ointment is that the new warranty applies to the original owner and is not ...

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    Consumer groups reportedly asking for liability warning labels on used Chryslers
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    When Chrysler was in Chapter 11, the U.S. bankruptcy court decided that the new Pentastar would be free of any liability for accidents that involve Chrysler-branded products sold prior the bankruptcy. Automotive News is reporting that five consumer groups are looking to get the word out that used ...

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    AP: Chrysler definitely filing for bankruptcy after debt talks "crumbled overnight"
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    Building on speculation that first leaked yesterday is word this morning that a pair of Obama administration officials have told The Associated Press that Chrysler will indeed file for bankruptcy. The decision was apparently reached after debtor negotiations with hedge funds "crumbled overnight."If ...

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    BREAKING: Chrysler lenders, U.S. Treasury reportedly agree to terms [*UPDATED]
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    Details are scarce at the moment, but word is emerging that Chrysler's lenders have reached a deal with the U.S. Treasury Department that could help stave off bankruptcy.According to a Reuters report, word is that the Pentastar's first-lien lenders have agreed to write down the $6.9 billion in ...

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    Chrysler's flexible new Pentastar V6
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    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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    Chrysler begins Employee Pricing Plus Plus to move cars, cars
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    Just about everyone in the automotive industry is struggling, but Chrysler is taking the brunt of the punishment. The Pentastar's sales were down 30% in 2008, and the prospects aren't so hot for 2009. In an effort to drum up dealer traffic, Chrysler is pulling out all the stops with its new ...

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    Chrysler supposedly in 'chaos', suppliers could demand COD
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    GM is getting the lion's share of the glaring national spotlight due to the immediacy of the company's cash crunch, but Chrysler's situation is easily just as dire. Employees at the Pentastar know this, as evidenced by the fact that a full 25% of its salaried workforce took voluntary separation ...

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    Dodge developing Challenger SXT, could be Canada only
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Dodge Challenger SXT
    The Dodge Challenger SE is a good-looking coupe that dealers say is selling very well. We liked the base Challenger SE because it carried most of the styling cues of its far more expensive and fast SRT8 sibling at a reasonable price, and ...

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    Stay away from Disney World: All of Chrysler going on vacation same two weeks next July
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    A few months back, Chrysler threw a wrench in its employee vacation plans by mandating that all white collar workers take the last two weeks of July off. The move wasn't very popular due to the short notice provide, and didn't save much money, but team Pentastar has decided to do it again next ...

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    In lieu of leases, Chrysler wants you to "Shop 'til you Drive"
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    Chrysler's departure from the leasing game certainly isn't going to help dealers move stale product off their lots, so the automaker has announced a new sales program unimaginatively named the "Shop 'Til You Drive Sales Event." What'll it take to get you into a new Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep ...

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    Chrysler cutting 1,000 white collar workers
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    Chrysler is losing money by the truck-load, and its vehicles aren't selling, so common sense dictates that team Pentastar was going to start making cuts soon. That time is now, when Chrysler notified workers that it would be cutting 1,000 white collar workers. Chrysler spokesman David Elshoff told ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Chrysler Sebring loses hood strakes
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    The Chrysler Sebring has been a major league disappointment since its introduction in 2007, but execs at Chrysler headquarters have promised that a new, better midsize sedan is on the way. The photo to the right is not that magical new Chrysler, but is what appears to be a warmed-over version of ...

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    Nardelli returns to work after back injury
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    Chrysler LLC chief Bob Nardelli is back to work after being laid up with a bad back the past couple of weeks, and here we didn't even know he was hurt. Some bloggers we are. Nardelli's injury didn't require surgery, and the Chrysler CEO worked from home while getting the rest needed to tend to ...

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