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Chrysler To Repay Government, Aston Martin V12 Zagato: Today's Car News May 20, 2011
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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Chrysler: Frequent Design Changes Key To Sales Growth

If you're shopping for a new car and have a preference for Chrysler Group products, expect to see frequent model updates from Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep in the coming years. Ralph Gilles, head of design at Chrysler (and president & CEO of Dodge) believes that frequent styling changes may be the...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8: 2011 New York Auto Show

With first driving impressions logged in the win column, the latest Chrysler 300 is doing all it can to earn a sedan smackdown with a new SRT8 edition coming for the 2012 model year. In SRT8 trim, the 300 drafts the big 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 already stuffed into the Dodge Challenger into service. With...Read More»

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Fiat Ups Stake in Chrysler To 30 Percent

Fiat has announced that it is increasing its ownership stake in Chrysler from 25 percent to 30 percent, effective immediately. This is due to Chrysler meeting the second of three performance milestones laid out by Fiat in its operating agreement with the Detroit automaker on June 10, 2009. The new...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
The Chrysler 200 and Eminem

With Chrysler’s release of the all new 200 sedan came the need for a stellar marketing plan. Enter stage right: Eminem. Can you think of a better composition to underscore a car commercial about hope than Lose Yourself? I can’t. The first time I saw the commercial it immediately...Read More»

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Best Auto Show Moment: Chrysler PT Cruiser

It was a day unlike any other in early January 2000, as any car enthusiast would know--this is the beginning of the auto show season, and for purists it doesn’t get any better than the North American International Auto show. For a kid growing up in Northern Ontario, I never thought I would...Read More»

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UPDATED: Dodge's 'Haiku For You' Is The Worst Ad Of 2011 (So Far)

UPDATED: SEE BELOW After months of near-silence during its painful restructuring process, Chrysler began crawling back toward the world of advertising. Its first efforts -- one of which was dedicated to Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi -- were not especially well received. Then came a few new...Read More»

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March 2011 Auto Sales: Winners And Losers

March sales numbers are out, and the Big Three domestic automakers fared well last month. Led by Chrysler with an increase in sales of 31 percent over last year, the Detroit automakers all ended the month on the positive side of the ledger. Chrysler’s whopping increase in sales was the best...Read More»

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Report: Obama Motorcade Exempt From Greening Of Federal Fleet

This week, President Barack Obama issued a plan to green the federal government's fleet of vehicles—specifying that by 2015, 100 percent of its vehicles purchased would be clean-energy, fuel-efficient models. Today officials confirmed that's not quite true; it applies to all but the...Read More»

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Recall Watch: 2010 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler has issued a recall for up to 154,388 vehicles, including the 2010 Town & Country. The recall documentation states that the ignition key may inadvertently displace from the “Run” position to the “Acc” position while driving. This movement of the key causes the...Read More»

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Rebecca Black, Eminem Giving Chrysler Extra (Blemished) Face Time?

Quick: Which music-video face do you most associate with Chrysler now: Eminem, or Rebecca Black? Chrysler no doubt would rather have you think of its Super Bowl commercial, starring Eminem, but it would be hard to find someone who logs any time connected and hasn't seen the cobbled-together music...Read More»

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Buyer Beware Now Includes Renting A Car

Did you know that it’s not illegal in most states for rental car companies to continue to rent vehicles that have not had manufacturer recall issues resolved? This means it’s up to consumer to ask if the vehicle being rented is under a recall notice and, if so, if the recall work has...Read More»

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