Ford May Sell “Ka” Microcar in U.S. to Compete With Fiat-Sourced Chryser Model

Ford May Sell “Ka” Microcar in U.S. to Compete With Fiat-Sourced Chryser Model
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There is a definite possibility that Ford’s European Ka microcar could make its way to dealerships in North American in the next few years. A new second-generation Ka was just launched in Europe in 2009, using either a 68hp 1.2-liter gasoline engine or a 74hp 1.3-liter diesel engine. At just 142.5-inches long, the Ka is… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Bankruptcy Filings Shed Light on Which Fiat Models Headed for U.S.

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Chrysler Bankruptcy Filings Shed Light on Which Fiat Models Headed for U.S.
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The Fiat Panda is just one of several cars that will be sold in the U.S. under the Chrysler/Fiat alliance. It will most likely be badged as a Jeep. There has been plenty of speculation as to which Fiat vehicles will make it on to North American roads as a result of the merger with… Continue Reading...

Before Bankruptcy Chrysler Tried to Sell to Chinese, Partner with Everyone

Before Bankruptcy Chrysler Tried to Sell to Chinese, Partner with Everyone
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Before Chrysler filed for Chapter 11 late last week the automaker explored every option, including selling the company to the Chinese and forging partnerships with any other manufacturer that expressed even a remote amount of interest. In public bankruptcy filings, made at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, Chrysler’s co-president and vice-Chairman Tom LaSorda… Continue Reading...

Chrysler Solidifies Deal With Fiat…That Was Quick

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Chrysler Solidifies Deal With Fiat…That Was Quick
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*** UPDATE *** Moments after Chrysler released an announcement that a partnership with Fiat was a done-deal, the American auto manufacturer released another statement with slightly revised wording stating that it had just a “framework” of a deal in place. *** UPDATE *** Hours after President Barak Obama gave Chrysler a deadline of 30 days… Continue Reading...