The hiring of an experienced executive with a solid reputation in China buys Chrysler LLC some insurance for its pending B-car program, a leading auto analyst says. Chryslerâ€™s move to lure Phil Murtaugh, executive vice president of China-based Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. and former chief of General Motors Corp.â€™s China operations, gives the auto maker more leverage in its partnership with Chery Automobile Co. Ltd.. Under an agreement finalized earlier this summer, Chery will supply ...
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