Get ready for cars built in China to be sold in the U.S.

Daimler Chrysler might start a car built in China here in the U.S.:

DaimlerChrysler AG is close to finalizing a deal with China’s Chery Automobile Co. Ltd. to produce Dodge-branded subcompacts for sale in the United States, in what is likely to be the first such arrangement between a leading global automaker and an aspiring Chinese manufacturer.

General Motors Corp., Toyota Motor Corp., DaimlerChrysler and other industry leaders make vehicles in China with local venture partners. But the deal between DaimlerChrysler, Chery and possibly a third partner would mark the first time a Chinese automaker would be building vehicles for export for a U.S. or European company.

Let the fireworks begin.

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