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Chrysler Borrowing Fiat Tech, Infiniti Turns 20: Today’s Car News

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Chrysler will be borrowing Fiat’s powertrain technology to help make its future vehicles more fuel-efficient, including Mutliair valve technology and dual-clutch transmissions. [Detroit Free Press]

On November 8, 1989 Infiniti first opened up for business. Since its inception, Infiniti's goal has been to establish a new concept of automotive luxury and today the brand is sold in 35 countries around the world. [Motor Authority]

French automaker Renault has revived its iconic Gordini badge, which it plans to use for a new personalization program for its sporty hatchback models. Some of the items that will be on offer will include new wheels, colours and interior options. [Autocar]

General Motors has restarted production of the 2010 Hummer H3 SUV at its Shreveport plant in Louisiana. Stockpiles at dealerships around the country are running low but the new stock is set to arrive by early December. [Automotive News, sub req’d]

BMW is reportedly working on a new 0-Series range as the brand’s new entry point. The car will be targeted at customers seeking a small car with a premium feel though its release is still several years away. [AutoExpress]

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  1. This merger is so different for Chrysler than its' destructive experience with Daimler. I believe some good came Chryslers' way from Germany, the 300, Charger,Pacifica and Crossfire. However, bombarded by arrogant Daimler/Chrysler stockholder(I was one) from Europe mostly,they resented and disrespected Chrysler and forced the sale. Today Daimler is holding Chrysler hostage for parts still under outlandishly expensive contract to Chrysler.
    Fiat and Chrysler share DNA. On the brink of failure, given little respect, with a recognition for engeneering innovation and leadership, race-bred legends historically, they seem to have "hit it off". This is a two way acknowlegement of strengths and weaknesses. Chrysler is a world leader in SUVs, Minivans,large sedans, V-8,V-6 power plants and design. Fiat has the small car technology Chrysler can't afford to deliver. Together they will make some great product based on mutual respect and talent. Good for Chrysler, good for consumers world-wide.
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