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Audi Ad Too Close To Chrysler's Super Bowl Eminem Epic?
Audi Ad Too Close To Chrysler's Super Bowl Eminem Epic?

It’s one thing to film an ad as an homage to another, but it’s something else entirely to copy a successful ad almost exactly. That’s what Eminem’s publisher, Eight Mile Style, is alleging that Audi did with the video spot for their new A6 Avant station wagon. The commercial...Read More»

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GM, Chrysler Bailout Loans Could Cost Taxpayers Up To $16B

A report from the White House National Economic Council shows that the Obama administration expects to lose less than $16 billion on the bailout of General Motors, Chrysler, Ally Financial and Chrysler Financial. Of the $80 billion invested, some $40 billion has been recovered to date, already an...Read More»

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2012 Ram 1500 V-6 Will Get More Power, Better MPG

No more wheezy V-6 in the Ram: Later this year, Chrysler will replace the base 3.7-liter V-6 in the base 2012 Ram 1500 full-size truck with a version of its new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. A high-ranking Chrysler official, powertrain chief Paolo Ferrero, confirmed the change for the first time to...Read More»

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Eminem Dumps Chrysler 200 In New Video

We all remember Eminem in the Super Bowl commercial showing off the 2011 Chrysler 200. This past weekend, Slim Shady dropped a new video and at the same time, dropped that Chrysler 200 for a new 'toon mobile in the preview of his upcoming Bad Meets Evil music video. TheCarConnection points out that...Read More»

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Eminem Swaps Chrysler 200 For 'Toon Hoopty; Is It An Upgrade?

Eminem--or Marshall Bruce Mathers II, or Slim Shady, however well you know him--is on a creative tear that's also turned him into the reverse Roger Rabbit of rap. The evidence: a new Bad Meets Evil video set to drop in full-length form soon, one in which Eminem trades in his last-seen-in Chrysler...Read More»

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Fiat Ten Days Away From Majority Stake In Chrysler

By June 6, Fiat will own a controlling stake in American automaker Chrysler. The Wall Street Journal reports that Fiat will exercise an option in its contract to invest in Chrysler, to buy a 6-percent stake held by the U.S. Treasury. The purchase, to be executed within 10 days, eventually will...Read More»

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California Investigates Chrysler-Owned L.A. Dealership

California's auto franchise law is fairly specific: automakers cannot own dealerships located within 10 miles of their franchised dealers. As with any rule, there are exceptions, and the law allows for ownership of under one year (in case a manufacturer buys out a failing dealership), or ownership...Read More»

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Chrysler Delivers Experimental Ram Plug-In Hybrid Pickups

Chrysler has built a plug-in hybrid Ram pickup, but there’s one catch: the trucks aren’t for sale, and won’t be coming to a dealership near you any time soon. Instead, the hybrid Rams were built as part of a demonstration project to field-test hybrid systems under the worst...Read More»

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May Auto Sales: Hyundai And Kia Take Third Place, Ahead Of Toyota

Hyundai and Kia are this month expected to pull ahead of Toyota and Honda, to be the third top-selling brands in the U.S. market after only GM and Ford. Even more to the point, Hyundai and Kia are expected to be the only major brands with sales up versus April. According to the pricing-intelligence...Read More»

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GOP To Detroit: We're Still Not That Into You

The 2012 Presidential campaign has already started, and yes, it looks like the bailout of the auto industry could end up being one of many points of debate. Chrysler's earlier-than-expected repayment of $7.5 billion in federal loans—on top of a recent strong financial performance from GM...Read More»

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Chrysler Pays Back U.S. and Canadian Loans

Chrysler has announced the repayment of $7.6 billion in government loans that we told you about last week. On Tuesday, Chrysler reported a $5.9 billion payment to the United States Treasury and a $1.7 billion payment to Export Development Canada. The payments were sufficient to cover the...Read More»

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Chrysler To Repay Government, Aston Martin V12 Zagato: Today's Car News May 20, 2011

Yesterday we learned that Chrysler intends to repay its government loans by the end of the month. But in reality it's just repaying one loan with another. Will it have a higher interest rate? [TheCarConnection] Aston Martin has revealed the V12 Zagato which it will show next week at the 2011...Read More»

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Report: Chrysler To Repay Government Loans By End Of Month

Chrysler has struck a deal to refinance its debt, which will give the automaker the ability to repay $7.5 billion in government loans as early as next week, according to The Detroit News. The automaker will offer $3.5 billion in bonds, details to be announced, and will fund the remainder via a $1.3...Read More»

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Chrysler’s Future: Weak Sister Or Comeback Kid?

Is the Chrysler brand positioned for a Ford-like recovery or a continued decline in sales? The recent past is worrisome. While most other carmakers posted a healthy increase in sales last month over the previous year, the Chrysler brand saw sales decline by 9 percent. Initially, this looks bad;...Read More»

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Chrysler 300 and Mom: They Both Got Heart

It’s Mother’s Day as I write this and of course today was a day of flowers and gifts and treating mom right, and generally trying not to step on her toes literally and figuratively. And it was all going so swimmingly well, as I crept out of bed to let her sleep in and headed downstairs...Read More»

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All-Wheel Drive Gaining Traction In More Than Just Luxury Vehicles

Given a choice between a front-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicle and one that has all-wheel drive (AWD) -- depending on the buyer and the vehicle -- consumers seem increasingly likely to select AWD. That’s according to a report in the Detroit Free Press highlighting the importance of AWD to several...Read More»

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Chrysler In the Black; First Profit Since Bankruptcy

Fresh from announcing a range of new vehicles at the 2011 New York auto show, Chrysler says it's turned in its first quarterly profit since it emerged from bankruptcy. The Auburn Hills, Michigan-based automaker says it profited to the tune of $116 million in Q1, from an operating profit of $477...Read More»

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BREAKING: Chrysler To Repay U.S., Canadian Loans By June 30

Yesterday, we told you that Chrysler was on the brink of announcing a plan to repay its debts to governments of Canada and the U.S. Now, they've gone and done it: according to a Chrysler press release issued this morning, the repayment will officially take place sometime between now and June 30...Read More»

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Report: Chrysler To Announce Repayment Of Government Loans

Sources close to Chrysler report that the automaker is close to announcing a refinancing package that would eradicate $6.6 billion in loans provided by the U.S. and Canadian governments. The loans have long been an issue for Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, who vocally objected to their high...Read More»

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