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Old 06-03-2018, 09:50 PM
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The like is noted.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:03 AM
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:35 PM
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And so the dance begins again: Hyundai to buy FCA?
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Would be great. Finally well built Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Jeep. Under VAG, they would all be FailWD MQB cars. Giulia would be a crappy FWD Passat and Grand Cherokee a crappy FWD Atlas.

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Old 06-30-2018, 02:57 PM
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If Hyundai-Kia were to buy FCA, I believe Chrysler would die because it would serve no purpose. Genesis would morph into Maserati which would end the days of the Chrysler 300 Maseratis. Alfa Romeo's revival in the USA has been an abject failure, so ditching it would be no loss. Alfa needs to be re-reinvented downmarket as a turbo-AWD niche brand like Subaru. A Fiat 500 hat could go on the Accent and keep the Fiat name alive, but the Koreans will not prop up failure very long. And there is a LOT of failure in FCA: Alfa-Romeo, Maserati, Fiat, Lancia, and Chrysler.
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A Giorgio-platform based Grand Cherokee would a nice uptodate SUV. It is already current old one still looks better than anything from Germany. It hope it will retain its overall design which is great and also looks better than the heavy looking Range Rovers.
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A Giorgio-platform based Grand Cherokee would a nice uptodate SUV. It is already current old one still looks better than anything from Germany. It hope it will retain its overall design which is great and also looks better than the heavy looking Range Rovers.
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https://www.autoblog.com/2019/05/25/...dvanced-talks/

Sigh.

So, you have one company that makes poor quality control products, (potentially) merging w/ another company that makes poor QC products. This isn't an equation where two negatives equal a positive. IF this comes true - I simply can't see how Fiat survives. It's big in europe (not sure if this is still the case)...but Nissan / Renault make arguably better small cars.
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...I simply can't see how Fiat survives. It's big in europe (not sure if this is still the case)...but Nissan / Renault make arguably better small cars.
This will be great for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram because of the synergies between them and Renault/Nissan.

Make Maserati replace Infiniti by using Nissan RWD and Italian styling.

Merge Ram back into Dodge.

New Dodge Dakota off the Navara.

New Nissan Titan off the Ram.

New Infiniti Patrol off the Wrangler

Leverage Nissan RWD for new Chargers and Challengers

Sell Renault in Chrysler dealers.

Alfa Romeo has been a total disaster. Billions went in to create a supposedly new platform and the result has been two products that failed miserably in their respective market segments. Relegate it to Europe and let it die.
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:39 PM
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academically, these are all sound ideas. When was the last time that Nissan / Renault / FCA did something sound?

They need to focus on QC, NOT who can become the largest seller of cars in the world. There IS a (long-term) path to improved QC, stylistically great cars - however, this requires patience - something that investors do not have.
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