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Fuel-sipping Smart car to be sold in U.S.

...during the first quarter of 2008, the automaker's CEO said Wednesday. The decision - announced by chief executive Dieter Zetsche during an appearance in Detroit - is a watershed moment for Smart, which has not posted a profit since it was formed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/29/bus_87030.shtml
Business
Gas prices don't seem to be hurting U.S. auto sales, analysts say

...relevant changes of volumes ... within a car line or between the different styles," Chrysler Group chief executive Dieter Zetsche said Wednesday evening at an exhibit opening at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills. "Obviously we're...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/01/bus_417453.shtml
Business
2 firms consider buyout

...Blackstone Group are to arrive later in the week. The visits are the latest developments since DaimlerChrysler Chairman Dieter Zetsche said Feb. 14 that all options are being considered for the Chrysler business and that he would not rule out a possible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/03/07/bus_119205.shtml
Business
Iacocca teams with Snoop Dogg in new Chrysler ad

...the pairing isn't as odd as it seems. Snoop Dogg is a bona fide Chrysler fan who called company President and CEO Dieter Zetsche last year asking for a Chrysler 300C sedan. "They're both total car guys," DaSante said. Iacocca has filmed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/06/ent_443753.shtml
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Chrysler profits gain traction

...reporting a $637 million loss in 2003. In a conference call from Germany, Chrysler president and chief executive Dieter Zetsche was quick to point out the profit was solely from the automotive business and not from financial services - the main...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/11/bus_442433.shtml
Business
Future of Wood team in jeopardy

...say what we're going to do next year, but I think we'll have something out there." DODGE NOT LEAVING: Dr. Dieter Zetsche, chairman of DaimlerChrsyler, made one thing clear at Daytona International Speedway: Dodge is not leaving NASCAR...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/06/nas_87939.shtml
Nascar
Chrysler's new 300 helps turn focus back to its cars

...showrooms in April. Rapper Snoop Dogg liked the car so much he called Chrysler directly to order one. Chrysler chief Dieter Zetsche personally handled the deal and even attended a recent Snoop Dogg concert to meet the rapper, Chrysler spokesman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/06/liv_424461.shtml
Life & style
Honda enters the truck market

...DETROIT - NASCAR great Richard Petty had a bit of advice Monday for Chrysler president and chief executive Dieter Zetsche as he helped the company unveil the revival of its historic Dodge Charger nameplate. "If you want to be a part of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/12/bus_439666.shtml
Business
Honda enters the truck market

...DETROIT - NASCAR great Richard Petty had a bit of advice Monday for Chrysler president and chief executive Dieter Zetsche as he helped the company unveil the revival of its historic Dodge Charger nameplate. "If you want to be a part of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/12/bus_439751.shtml
Business
Chrysler's plan cuts 13,000 jobs

...the groundwork for a solid future," Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda said at a news conference. DaimlerChrysler Chairman Dieter Zetsche said the company was looking into "further strategic options with partners" for Chrysler, but he would not give...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/02/15/bus_116607.shtml
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