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After a year of financial and political turmoil, and a shotgun marriage to Italy's Fiat Group, the new Chrysler is unveiling a five-year plan today that takes on a fast-paced, ambitious overhaul of the company's cars and trucks.
The joint management of the Fiat/Chrysler group has confirmed already today that the current Viper will disappear next summer, to be replaced in 2012 by a Fiat-derived model. Over the course of the rest of the day, Chrysler and Fiat will announce the production dates for a range of new vehicles, and the cancellation of many more current cars and trucks, for the six different brands that will be sold in the U.S. by Fiat and Chrysler by 2012.
We're following the news from Auburn Hills here and at MotorAuthority.com. During the day, we'll recap the important product announcements from Chrysler, and update you from their seven-hour press conference: