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Chrysler to Dealers: We're Not Going Bankrupt

(Newser) - Chrysler isn’t facing imminent bankruptcy, its vice chairman told the automaker’s dealers today. “Nothing has changed,” Jim Press said on a conference call, three participants tell the Wall Street Journal. Chrysler still plans to restructure outside of bankruptcy and cut a deal with Fiat. But Press... More »

Chrysler to Cut 30% of Models

Will also slash network of dealers

(Newser) - Chrysler plans to cull its Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands by at least a third, and drastically reduce the network of 3,600 dealers selling its vehicles to reduce costs, reports the Wall Street Journal. Chrysler dropped three models last year, leaving it with about 30 product lines. The company... More »

Chrysler Pilfers Toyota's Top US Executive

Firm's highest-ranking non-Japanese ever jumps ship

(Newser) - Toyota North America's president will become the new co-president and vice chairman of Chrysler, the Detroit Free Press reports. Jim Press, the highest-ranking non-Japanese exec in Toyota's history, brings a reputation as a talented manager to Chrysler, which is in the process of transforming into a private company after being... More »

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