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Demon and Hornet Still Alive??

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Edmunds Article: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=123040

DETROIT — Two top Chrysler executives have confirmed recently that the automaker is on a global hunt to find a partner to help it build small vehicles, ones like the hot Dodge Demon sports car and the clever Dodge Hornet people mover. And that partner apparently won't be Chrysler's current Chinese partner, Chery.

I like how this sounds!! Say NO to China!!

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Edmunds Article: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=123040

I like how this sounds!! Say NO to China!!

I would like the Hornet if the rear window opening shape was changed as far as looks go, and the Demon looks OK, but needs a little more massaging if you ask me- the lines seem like they are trying a little too hard.... I think the Hornet could look better than the Caliber with little effort though..

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"Find a partner"?

What kind of crap is that? Ceberus has the money to fund development on both, and Chrysler can just go ahead and build them themselves.

Still, its good to hear them say no to China.

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"Chrysler says talk of breakup with Chery "Absurd"

Posted Oct 17th 2007 6:33PM by Chris Tutor

Filed under: China, Chrysler, Chery

Inside Line is reporting that Chery will not be building the Dodge Hornet or Demon after all. They deducted this from a report in the Wall Street Journal published on Monday that quotes Simon Elliott, president and CEO of Chrysler Group China Sales Ltd. as saying that his company really wants to fill product holes in its lineup in China, but that it won't be working with Chery to do it. Inside Line takes that information and combines it with a quote from Chrysler's Design Chief Trevor Creed at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September when Creed said Chery's B-segment platform isn't appropriate for the Hornet.

So Elliott says Chery won't be building Chryslers for sale in China, and Creed says Chery's platform isn't right for the Hornet. To us, that doesn't exactly add up to no more Chrysler/Chery deal.

So we sent an email to Chrysler and heard back from David Elshoff at Chrysler's Business Operations Communications. His e-mail simply said, "Absurd." To get a little more detail, we called him up. Elshoff tells Autoblog that Chrysler and Chery are definitely still working together on building cars for export, but not for cars to be sold in China. He tells us that the Chery A1 platform is still targeted for use as a Chrysler vehicle to go on sale in Latin America by the end of 2008. Elshoff says the two companies are also still working on a version of the Hornet, for sale possibly by the end of 2009.

So there, straight from the source, Chrysler and Chery still buddies." - Autoblog

The above information was posted on Autoblog on Thursday, October 17, 2007. If this information is correct, the Hornet will still be produced in China by Chery for export. Oh well, so much for wishful thinking. :(

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The above information was posted on Autoblog on Thursday, October 17, 2007. If this information is correct, the Hornet will still be produced in China by Chery for export. Oh well, so much for wishful thinking. :(

Well, let them build the FWD Hornet with Chery.....but find someone else to build the RWD Demon with....or build it yourselves!

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