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"GM" and "Chrysler" Are Toast. What Should The New Detroit Be Called?

Posted by: David Kiley on May 22, 2009

It is a done deal that Chrysler LLC will be renamed. And there are rumblings that General Motors may be killed off, as well, for a new name.

Let’s get a Memorial Day weekend thread going with suggestions, snarky and smart, about what these companies might be called in the future.

I’ll get it started. Consider that GM will be made up of Chevy, Cadillac, Buick and GMC.

GM becomes…”Chevrolet Motors”; “Cadillac Motors”; “Spark Motors”;
“Bacon Motors,” “Google Motors.” “Quality Automotive.”

Chrysler, which will be made up of Fiat, Dodge and Jeep for sure, with Chrysler brand likely going away, might become: “American Pizza Motors;” or “Prego Automotive.”

Let’s hear it……

Reader Comments


May 22, 2009 4:07 PM

Is this article supposed to be Humorous?

Paul (Vw)

May 22, 2009 8:41 PM

For Chrysler/Fiat:
-Godfather Gas Guzzlers
-Itty Bitty Italy Cars
-Barack Motors (it does sound cool)
-UAW Motors (call it what it might work with ads similar T-Mobile's dancing ad...only on the factory floor)

john M Stonham

May 23, 2009 3:03 AM

Cadillac automotive named after Chief Cadillac a great
inovator in his time.


May 23, 2009 7:48 AM

What an asinine article. To kick a city, region and industry that was largely responsible for this countries prosperity throughout the last 100 years when it is down is cheap, not funny and downright offensive. You sir are an idiot.


May 23, 2009 9:43 AM

General Obama Motors
Obama Nation

Mr. X

May 23, 2009 9:58 AM


john M Stonham

May 23, 2009 10:27 AM

iGM high tech, named after the Inovators/

Gam general amrican motors

HOLDEN because of its sucess of its australian subsidiarily


May 23, 2009 10:07 PM

You would think it's a done deal, Mr. Kiley ... except for one problem.

Attorneys for three Indiana state funds -- two pension and one state construction -- are planning to go to the U.S. District Court in Manhattan this coming Tuesday to challenge the legality of the restructuring plan devised for Chrysler.

They claim that, because of the involvement of the Treasury Department, there is a need for a legal review. They also want the bankruptcy process to be halted until the review is completed. They also claim that the plan puts the interest of other parties ahead of their own and those of other secured lenders.

An unbelievable situation, if you ask me. Chrysler's survival is at stake, and these attorneys are worrying about who gets paid first? What's up with that?!


May 24, 2009 8:35 AM

Quality Automotive...every thing named 'Quality' seems to be, umm, not Quality. How about Chebuicadamc? Or a nod to the past Pontmobile?


May 24, 2009 11:05 PM



May 24, 2009 11:34 PM



May 25, 2009 1:00 PM


Jan Legere

May 25, 2009 9:43 PM

Just call it what it is - Government Motors (GM). Let's hope we get more than one color to choose from....


May 26, 2009 12:29 PM

for GM, 'Government Motors'

I've seen in coined elsewhere (no credit to me), but it's still my fav :)


May 27, 2009 9:40 AM

Fiat/Dodge/Jeep Fido Motors, with Peep franchises.

As for Chevy/Cadillac/Buick/GMC I'd have to go with Survivor Motors, as they are the last of a conglomerate that had a total of 8 product lines, reduced to the best sellers.

Though realistically GM has been in a false competition with Ford and Chrysler to revive the pony car arena, adn yet we as a public have moved so far away, you'd think the corporate office had walls of lead. They obvioulsy couldn't just look around in rush hour traffic and see all the Toyota and Honda products.

As for Chrysler, while everyone else is buttoning up the seams and getting better gap fit, Chryslers gaps grew larger, the interiors were built with cheaper and cheaper plastics and fabrics. In turn they struggle and wonder why? Hey if you give me a 45,000 dollar hemi when gas is over three dollars a gallon, I may consider it, but if I have to pay for that 45,000 car and the gas for it too, forget it!

The bottom line on this whole controversy is that neither of these companies were building cars for you and I, they were building cars to keep people employed, no matter how ugly or impractical. God speed.


May 27, 2009 2:15 PM

A Dump.


May 27, 2009 3:01 PM

Ok .....
Let focus less on the name and more on the quality of the product. You can call it whatever the hell you like, just make sure it does not die on the freeway or breaks down every other year.

R. Webster

May 27, 2009 5:19 PM

Chrysler's new name when combined with Fiat and Opel will be: FOCM Fiat-Opal-Chrysler Motors or FOC-M for short.

Robert Wilson

May 29, 2009 10:21 AM

Ok let's get real. How about calling it what it is:

The Future for your Sons and Daughters and the Future of American Manufacturing. Like it or not, this country depends now and will depend in the future on our ability to manufacture and sell these durable goods.


July 11, 2009 1:44 PM

Bailout Motors (BM for short)

john M Stonham

August 28, 2009 9:22 AM

the big motors have lost there way, take away their bonus
to support the new manufactures, call it tesla el motors.

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