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Chrysler's midlevel coupe of 1950, now a retired hotrod in Illinois

This worn-out hotrod 1950 Chrysler Windsor coupe had a good 68-year run, but now it ends its days in a Chicago-area self-service wrecking yard.

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They want negotiations with states to keep increasing standards

Major automakers are telling the Trump administration they want to reach an agreement with California to avoid a legal battle over fuel efficiency standards, and they support continued increases in mileage standards through 2025.

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It does not appear to be at fault

A self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivan operated by Waymo, the autonomy subsidiary of Alphabet/Google, was involved in a two-car accident Friday afternoon in Chandler, Ariz. First reports indicate the autonomous vehicle was not at fault in the crash — not the "violator vehicle," according to ABC 15 News. This may be Waymo's first accident in its Arizona test program.

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Marchionne closing the gap with GM and Ford

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reduced its debt by more than expected in the first quarter, putting the carmaker well on course to become cash positive later this year.

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Average discount per vehicle is now about $3,700

U.S. auto sales in April likely fell nearly 8 percent from the same month in 2017 despite big discounts for consumers, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Thursday.

Recap

Plus, a famous pair of tuners in Shelby and Hennessey

Last week brought us quite a wide variety of automotive news nuggets, and judging by the response of our own readership, the Jeep Wrangler pickup truck led the way. It's not expected to hit the sales floor until April of 2019, which means we've all got an entire year to wait, but that just means we have lots of time to anticipate its arrival. And we do so today with a series of renderings that show what the so-called Scrambler may look like in a few different colors.

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Includes the first Shelby Series 1 and Chrysler prototypes like this 1980s Ram

Fans of Carroll Shelby will want to make their way to Greenwich, Conn., this June, because Bonhams will be selling a great many cars from the man's personal collection. And many of them are the first of their kind, marking important milestones in Shelby's career.

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Parts company to be stood up on its own

Fiat Chrysler said on Thursday its board had tasked management to proceed with spinning off Magneti Marelli and distributing shares in a new holding for the 99-year old parts business to FCA investors.

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Ford, GM, FCA, Tesla on long retaliatory list for Trump tariffs

U.S. aerospace companies, automakers, grain merchants and chipmakers were the early casualties on Wednesday after China and the United States announced tariffs on $50 billion of imports, cementing fears they were spiraling toward a trade war.

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Ford SmartLink may be a tall ask for niceties customers simply expect

When it was first introduced in 2007, there was nothing like the original Ford Sync system, since it allowed car owners to connect and use a portable device better than anything that came before it. It took competitors awhile to catch up. But now Ford is the one playing catchup.

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Industry slow to implement OTA, and a recent Uconnect snafu won’t help

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But incentive-heavy automakers "are now selling the deal instead of the vehicle. That's a tough spot to be in."

But incentive-heavy automakers "are now selling the deal instead of the vehicle. That's a tough spot to be in."

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Jeep and Ram are driving Marchionne's turnaround plan

"There's a very strong likelihood that we will outperform Ford in terms of operating earnings in 2018."

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Other automakers

Aluminum prices have risen 20 percent in the last year and nearly 11 percent since Dec. 11.

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He faces prison, will have to repay $835,000

Iacobelli pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Labor Management Relations Act and to tax evasion.

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It'll allow Waymo to test against the challenges of dense traffic and hot, humid weather.

Metro Atlanta marks Waymo's 25th test city in total.

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A much-needed addition to the Chrysler line

The Pacifica platform offers interesting possibilities.