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Chrysler lawsuit kills efficient dual-clutch transmissions

According to Getrag Transmission Manufacturing LLC, Chrysler has canceled the construction of advanced, efficient dual-clutch transmissions by Getrag in Indiana, as of Friday. Chrysler has sued Getrag over its inability to borrow $300 million to pay for tooling; Getrag said it would sue Chrysler for damages and reimbursement for the expense of building the plant, which is fairly advanced in construction and was set to start building the transmissions in 2009.

Getrag issues a press release, which stated, in part:

Chrysler LLC has rejected the financing structure that GETRAG had offered together with its banks, which required Chrysler to secure some of their obligations under the supply agreement, and has elected to terminate the supply agreement and related documents.

GETRAG is astonished by this action and will pursue all rights and remedies under the terms of the supply agreement for, among other things, reimbursement of all expenses incurred by GETRAG and its suppliers in connection with the project.

With respect to the pending lawsuit, GETRAG maintains that Chrysler’s claims are without merit. GETRAG intends to vigorously defend the lawsuit and file counterclaims against Chrysler to recover damages suffered by GETRAG caused by Chrysler’s conduct.

European Jeep sales rose 32%


European registrations of new Jeep vehicles took off in March, jumping 32.4%, the second-largest increase of any Fiat/Chrysler brand. A total of…

Charger, Challenger to sport 8 speeds, more

Dodge has released full details on the new 2015 Dodge Charger and 2015 Dodge Challenger.
All Dodge Chargers, and all Challengers with…

Alfa to mark return to North America with special edition


Alfa Romeo, which celebrates its return to the American market at the New York International Auto Show, will build 500 Launch Edition…

Renegade impressions

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Brian Kapral reported from the floor of the New York Auto Show:

The 2015 Jeep Renegade made its North American debut at…

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