Chrysler Boss: Company Even Closer to Choosing China's Chery to Build Subcompact

According to Automotive News. Chrysler's about as close to picking China's Chery Automobile to build its new subcompact model as it can be without actually, say, selecting them. The group's CEO Tom LaSorda told reporters in Beijing (hmm) that the car — a ~$14,000 model likely based on the Hornet Concept shown at this… »11/17/06 12:42pm11/17/06 12:42pm


V-Dub Snubbed: Volkswagen out of Dodge Hornet Production Deal

A German magazine reports Volkswagen is out of the running to partner with the Dodge boys on the Hornet project. According to Germany's Automobilwoche, Chrysler chief Tom LaSorda says that while Dodge's minivan partnership with VW is intact, the company is seeking for a new partner for the subcompact project, and… »9/11/06 9:38am9/11/06 9:38am

Fiat Horny for Hornet? Boss Says Company Interested in Subcompact Partnership with DaimlerChrysler

According to Reuters, Fiat boss Sergio "Mac-n-Cheese" Marchionne says the company is interested in hooking up with DaimlerChrysler to build a new subcompact car, likely based on the Dodge Hornet concept. DCX is reportedly looking for a production partner with which to manufacture the subcompact for the global market,… »9/05/06 10:47am9/05/06 10:47am

The Kids of Today Should Defend Themselves Against the '70s: AMC's Spirit of '76

We were born in 1975, which meant that as a small child AMC's then- current lineup seemed interesting and futuristic to us. We also remember thinking Porsche 914s were strange-looking, yet kind of cool. Now generally remembered as the nadir of automotive design (along with the Vega, Pinto and Aspen/Volar twins), we… »8/16/05 12:17pm8/16/05 12:17pm