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    by Patrick Rall News is trickling out about Dodge’s plan to unveil the first Chrysler Group vehicle based on a Fiat platform and powered by a Fiat engine: a Dodge compact sedan to replace the Caliber. This car may be the most important car in the new lineup, as it will show how well a …

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    by Patrick Rall This week, Chrysler and Fiat Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne was speaking at the 2011 CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan, some questions about the future of the Chrysler Group came up.  Many would expect some inane response about how they “don’t comment on future products”, but instead, Mr. Marchionne …

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    Dodge Durango has been named a “Top Safety Pick” for 2011 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS recognizes vehicles that perform “good” in front, side, rollover and rear crash test evaluations performed at its Vehicle Research Center in Virginia. This award applies to Durango models built after May 2011.

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    by Patrick Rall When the 2012 model year hits the American auto industry, the Chrysler Group’s SRT brand will return to prominence with a total of 4 vehicles as the Dodge Charger SRT8, Chrysler 300C SRT8 and Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 join the Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 to establish the first multi-brand, high performance automaker …

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    Chrysler Group LLC recently announced its preliminary financial results for the second quarter (Q2) 2011, demonstrating continued improvement in its operating and financial performance.  Chrysler Group LLC achieved modified operating profit of $507 million in Second Quarter 2011, up 177 percent from Q2 2010. They also fully repaid their bail-out loans, six years ahead of …