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Old 01-15-2014, 10:27 PM
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Cherokee is actually the C-Segment SUV (replacing Liberty). B-Suv is due out later this year, no name yet but Jeepster was floated and shot down. Not sure if the B-Suv is replacing Patriot, Compass, or a new segment.

Personal opinion/comments (as always):

Can't comment much on future plans but I think they are going to be awesome. You can't turn two companies around on a dime without spending billions neither house has. You have to take it slow if you don't want (or can't) spend that amount of money. It takes time and so far the plan seems to be working.

Finally, I don't think either side is going to bleed the other half dry. With the previous "merger", Daimler could and still does survive world wide on its own. It didn't need us (but it did really like the hoard of cash that ChryCo had back then...). Markets are cyclical and Fiat can't survive alone here in the US and we can't survive alone in Europe. With a world wide presence, the burden and benefits can be shared. Remember, Fiat was making money hand over fist back in 2008 when Chrysler was bought.
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