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Word is, Volkswagen's taking in laundry to put a few extra bucks in its housecoat. The company is reportedly lobbying heavily to be Dodge's production partner for a dealership version of the Hornet concept Dodge showed off in Geneva this year. According to Automotive News, Volkswagen — which is already partnering with Dodge on a new minivan —proposes to use the last-generation Jetta platform to underpin the new subcompact, which would be sold in the US and South America — though a European launch would likely be in the cards.

Hat tip to The German Car Blog

Chrysler Looking for Partner to Build Hornet [internal]