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Is Chrysler Done With Dundee?

Automaker may be abandoning yet another partnership.

by on Aug.28, 2009

Is Chrysler getting ready to boot partners Hyundai and Mitsubishi out of the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance?

Will Chrysler boot partners Hyundai and Mitsubishi out of the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance?

With its new parent, Fiat, calling the shot, it’s looking like Chrysler may be ready to make some major changes in direction, notably by eliminating a  variety of joint ventures with potential competitors.

Earlier this week, TheDetroitBureau.com reported that Chrysler was calling off a multi-pronged project with Nissan.  Among other things, Chrysler would have supplied the Japanese maker with a version of its Dodge Ram pickup to serve as a replacement for the slow-selling Nissan Titan.  Now comes word Chrysler could be ready to pull out of the Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance.

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The four-year-old partnership with the Korean carmaker Hyundai and Japan’s Mitsubishi, got into production in October 2005, the $803 million factory, in Dundee, Michigan, producing a variety of small Hyundai-derived inline-four-cylinder engines for use in products such as the Jeep Compass.

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