In a bizzare move obviously fueled by party pills, desperation and red wine, an alliance has been announced between FIAT and Chrysler.
Spokesman for Chrysler Larry Dork (jnr) said "What the hell, Chrysler is f**cked, Mercedes didn't want us, so why not stick our badge on an Italian crap car which is unsaleable in the U.S. At least it might get us a Euro Bailout".
Exciteable Spivio Lambretta for FIAT agreed, babbling incoherently something about tax dodge, shoes, money laundering and silk neckties.
Analysts questioned whether the venture made any sense, Jonathon Edgefund for Goldfinger-Leonard-Sachs, pointed out that as pioneers of the technique of spraying steel onto paint bodyshells, the Fiat brand had never enjoyed a reputation for longevity in the USA, and as the smallest Chrysler had an 8 litre engine it would cost around one years salary to register in Italy. "Absolutely zero compatability", he added, "But in today's market why not"
It is understood the cars will be marketed under the FIZZLER brand name.