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Auto News roundup 6-4-09: Toyota claims hybrids will rule, Indiana challenges Chrysler bankruptcy, GM offers cash for dealer closings

June 4, 2009 |  1:16 pm

-- Toyota, on the day Prius clinched the top sales spot for the first time (in May), makes the claim that hybrids will dominate for some time before battery technology catches up. USA Today

--The State of Indiana is temporarily stalling the sale of Chrysler to Fiat based on $42 million owed to retirees. Source: The Detroit Bureauvia Autoblog

-- GM is offering dealers up to $1 million to close their retail operations. Automotive News via Autoblog

-- 'Cash for Clunkers' legislation stalls in Senate. Car industry believes consumers are waiting for Congress to act before car-buying. Detroit News

-- Audi releases a new set of pictures of the redesigned, 340 horsepower 2010 Audi TT. Audi continues the claim that the TT is not scheduled for U.S. consumption. Autoblog

-- The Hyundai Accent has received a major face-lift and technical upgrade, and has been renamed the Verna Transform. Edmunds

-- Joni Gray

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