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post #71 of 135 (permalink) Old 11-07-2011, 06:36 PM
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thanks as always for the udpates Rick!

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Thanks for the kind words! Yes it does take some time to keep the members update on all subjects I try and cover here, daily.

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A Dodge Nitro moves along the production line at Chrysler's Toledo North Assembly plant.

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The company said it would build a replacement of the Jeep Liberty in 2013, but the Nitro is not scheduled to be made after next month. It wasn’t immediately clear what will replace the sport utility vehicle.
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Through October, the factory has churned out 61,553 Libertys and 22,047 Nitros this year.

Mr. Marchionne said building the Nitro was a mistake from the beginning.

"The Nitro should have never have been built. I hate to say this, but as you can see from the vehicle, it's a knockoff of the Liberty," he said.

When Chrysler commits to a second vehicle from the new Liberty frame, that second car "has to be functionally different" from the new Liberty, he added.



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"Hornet will not be the name"

November 18, 2011 Autos Insider | New Dodge won't be called Hornet | The Detroit News

New Dodge won’t be called Hornet

Company will debut name-not-yet-known compact at NAIAS




Los Angeles —The all-new compact Dodge to be shown at the North American International Auto Show will notbe called the Hornet.

The sedan, the first Chrysler Group LLC vehicle to be engineered by Fiat SpA, will be revealed next year, likely at the Detroit show.


But the name could be announced in a couple of weeks.

"Hornet will not be the name," said Reid Biglund, head of the Dodge brand, as well as U.S. sales and Canadian operations.

Many media outlets have reported the Hornet name.

Dodge did show a concept by that name in 2006.

Chrysler is deciding whether to reveal the name before revealing the car, to create buzz about the car.

"I've never been more excited about a new car than I am about the new compact," Biglund said.

"It fills a significant hole in the product portfolio."

Chrysler does not have a compact sedan in its lineup to compete against the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra.

That means the automaker does not have a player in a segment that accounts for about 15 percent of the U.S. market and 25 percent of the Canadian market.

"So this compact vehicle is going to allow us to compete in 100 percent of the market," Biglund said.

The automaker's business plan initially called for a Chrysler brand compact sedan as well, but that car has since been stricken from the plan.

The automaker will consider a compact crossover for the Chrysler brand in the future, said Saad Chehab, head of the Chrysler and Lancia brands.

But for now, the plan is for one strong car for the Dodge brand, Biglund said. There are no plans for derivatives at this time.

Meanwhile, Chrysler has stopped taking orders for the Dodge Nitro. Production of the utility vehicle will cease in about 30 days.

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Angry Ordering Stopped for Dodge Nitro

11/18/2011


Chrysler has stopped taking orders for the Dodge Nitro. Production of the utility vehicle will cease in about 30 days.



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Very sad news , but look at the bright side, we Nitro owners have the best mid-sized SUV that Dodge have or will ever build. Look after your Nitro and you will have many enjoyable years ahead.

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This will make ours more valuable, and a requested used vehicle in years to come. Same thing happened to my Commander.






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November 2011 NITRO Sales drop 24% as Chrysler Sales increase 45% as Nitro production winds down.

Chrysler Group LLC U.S. Sales Summary Thru November 2011

Month Sales Vol % Sales CYTD Vol %

Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Curr Yr Pr Yr Change


Nitro 1,661 2,190 -24% 22,445 20,156 11%

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Angry Toledo North builds last Dodge Nitro

US: Dodge Nitro axed


16 December 2011



End of the line for the Nitro

The last Dodge Nitro will roll off the line at Chrysler Group's Toledo North plant in Ohio later on 16 December. Chrysler spokesperson Patrick Hespen confirmed the news to just-auto in response to a question over the lack of a 2012 model year Nitro on the Dodge media website.

The Nitro, a rebodied Jeep Liberty/Cherokee, first appeared as a concept at the Chicago show in February 2005 and then, updated, at the Frankfurt show in September 2005. The production model was launched at the Chicago show in February 2006 and build started six months later. The Nitro was also assembled in Venezuela for a time.

There is no direct replacement for the Nitro. Its place at Toledo North is likely to be taken up by expanded production of the successor to the Liberty/Cherokee. In November, Chrysler stated that the Ohio plant will be the build location for that model from 2013.

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Thumbs down RIP Dodge Nitro: 12-16-2011

DODGE NITRO RIP

2007-2011 Model Years

08/15/2006-12/16/2011

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