Autos: Chrysler Fights Back

In a move so unconventional that it left Detroit openmouthed. the Chrysler Corp. last week announced its plans to introduce a "new" Dodge next month—spang in the midst of the 1962 model year. Normally, the introduction of a new car model requires extensive retooling, which is far too costly and too time-consuming to do more than once a year. But Chrysler will turn the trick by an ingenious bit of hybridization. The new Dodge, which has been christened the "Custom 880" and which will be larger than any current Dodge model, is to be built on the chassis of...

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