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    Ruh-Roh: Marchionne reportedly puts Alfa Romeo under review

    Take a look at the Fiat auto group. What division (barring Ferrari and Maserati) would you think holds the highest value for the company? If you thought Alfa Romeo, you're on the same page as yours truly, but you'd be mistaken. Horribly mistaken, as it turns out: Alfa has lost Fiat hundreds of ...

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    REPORT: Senator John McCain doesn't believe Chrysler will make it

    It looks like everyone is thinking about Chrysler these days. First it was former DaimlerChrysler CEO (and current Daimler CEO) Dieter Zetsche offering advice to Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne. Now it looks like former presidential contender and current Arizona Senator John McCain not only thinks ...

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    Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche dishes out advice for Chrysler

    It's said that certain cultures don't handle the concept of irony well. You know, irony – where the intended answer is the opposite of the actual answer. Case in point: Back when cab forward cars were all the rage and the once mighty Plymouth brand was put out to pasture, Chrysler looked as ...

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    Live Blog: Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne presents 5-year business plan

    CEO Sergio Marchionne presents 5-year business plan
    Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne will brief the press today from 11AM EST - 6PM EST at the Chrysler Technology Center in Auburn Hills, MI on his 5-year business plan for the oft-embattled automaker. Follow along with us after the jump as we Live ...

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    Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne steps down from UBS bank board

    Sergio Marchionne with fellow board members at a UBS press conference
    Sergio Marchionne is one of the busiest people in the business. Or any business, for that matter. After comprehensively restructuring his empire – what amounts to nearly the entire Italian automobile industry and then ...

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    Ciao! Fiat to build Chryslers in Italy?

    Fiat is hard at work trying to come up with the best available use of its newly acquired Chrysler arm. Part of that plan may be to sell more Chrysler products in Europe, and Fiat just so happens to have an available factory to build them in. Automotive News is reporting that Fiat CEO Sergio ...

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    REPORT: Fiat surprised by Chrysler's condition, new business plan coming in November

    Bad news travels fast. That old adage was first coined hundreds of years before the Internet, and we'd say the phrase holds more true than ever in the age of Twitter, Facebook and, well, Autoblog. We're but one of many car sites that have mentioned the dearth of new product coming out of Auburn ...

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    REPORT: Jim Press leaving Chrysler by year's end

    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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    REPORT: Marchionne thinks Chrysler could go public in 30 months

    Analysts have been wondering when Chrysler would go public, and new CEO Sergio Marchionne has an answer: not soon. Some have speculated that Chrysler shares would be available on the stock exchange by the end of 2010, but Automotive News is reporting that Marchionne is giving a timetable of "not ...

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    Chrysler fills out board of directors

    The new Chrysler Group, LLC is out of bankruptcy, in bed with the Italians and the U.S. Government, and now it has a complete board of directors. Chrysler is forging ahead with a fresh group of board members, including former governors, Fiat royalty, and some people you've probably never heard ...

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    REPORT: Dodges to be rebranded as Alfa Romeos in Europe

    With the ink still wet on the Fiat/Chrysler deal, many auto sites (including Autoblog) have had a bit of fun prognosticating which Fiat/Alfa models would be rebadged as Chrysler products. U.K. site Autocar is reporting that Fiat is exploring bringing in Dodge models to Europe to be rebadged at Alfa ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler christens Brandon Faurote as new chief designer

    Chrysler Firepower Concept - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    When Sergio Marchionne revamped Fiat, he installed new designers at each company division and charged them with creating products that would define each brand and move metal. Marchionne has apparently done the same with ...

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    Marchionne confirms Fiat still interested in Opel

    Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne, watching the travails of GM, Opel and Magna from his comfy Italian perch, has sent word that his previous offer for Opel is still on the table if anyone is interested. That offer, though, can't be sweetened because he doesn't "believe we could improve Fiat's offer. It's ...

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    REPORT: Alfa Romeo to lead American charge, Fiat 500 to go it alone

    Alfa Romeo has been toying with the idea of returning to America for years, but now that Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is working from Auburn Hills, the time seems more ripe than ever as details emerge on Fiat/Chrysler's strategy vis-a-vis the North American market. While Marchionne implements ...

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    Officially Official: Chrysler exiting bankruptcy, Fiat steps in and makes changes immediately

    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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    Rumormill: Suzuki to join Marchionne's Fiat/Chrysler/Opel super-group

    The Suzuki SX4 is also sold as the Fiat Sedici – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    With Fiat preparing to join forces with Chrysler, Opel, Saab and General Motors Latin America, the Italian auto group is expanding its home base to the United States, Germany, Sweden and South America. ...

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    Marchionne to Germans: If you have a better offer for Opel, take it

    Fiat's bid for worldwide domination of the automotive industry has seen a bit of a snag in Germany, where government officials are said to be balking at the Italian automaker's plan to take over GM's struggling Opel brand. Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne sounds confident that his plan is the best way ...

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    Auto threesome? Fiat CEO confirms pursuing partnership with Opel

    As if Fiat doesn't have enough on its plate while working on an alliance with Chrysler during its bankruptcy proceedings, the Italian automaker's CEO has finally confirmed that it's pursuing an alliance with General Motors' German arm Opel.In the Fiat-owned newspaper La Stampa, CEO Sergio ...

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    Fiat CEO Marchionne: "If I was a betting man, I would suggest Chrysler is going to fall into Chapter 11"

    After yesterday's Chrysler news regarding the first-lien holders and the U.S. Treasury coming to terms, we hope none of you thought the Pentastar had gotten off the see-saw. The latest tidbit comes from Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne, but it comes via CAW head Ken Lewenza. According to Lewenza, ...

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    Clash of the Titans: Fiat reportedly squaring off with European Union over mergers

    According to The Detroit News, Guenter Verheugen, the European Union's Industry Commissioner, lashed out at Fiat on Friday in a radio interview, voicing concerns that the Italian automaker is acting irresponsibly to be considering new mergers and acquisitions when the company is already in debt. ...


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