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Decision Nears On Whether Chrysler HQ Stays In America

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 1/13/2014 Scott Burgess

The president and CEO of Fiat/ Chrysler says a decision will be made soon on where the combined companies will call home.However, the charismatic president Sergio Marchionne cautioned the media on Monday at the North American International Auto Show that naming a domicile for the company's headquarters is not nearly as big of a deal as many think.

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"The board is meeting to determine our future headquarters," he said. "But the implications on manufacturing are negligable."For example, Marchionne said, the company would still pay taxes in many of the locations where it sells vehicles."It is much different than many companies that can move things around because they provide different services," he said.

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While much of the attention on the corporate affairs, Marchionne did talk about some vehicles. Here's the scoop on some:Chrysler Town and Country: FInal plans have not been completed but a new minivan will be out in about 24 months. Dodge Journey: Needs to be redesigned but has been extremely successful. Jeep Compass and Patriot: Still some of the weakest vehicles in Chrysler's current line up but addressed soon.Alfa Romeo: New plans will land the brand in America in 2015. The Alfa 4c will be in the U.S. before then.

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