Updated April 26, 2016 (throughout)
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Dodge, Alfa Romeo, and possibly Jeep are getting new cars based on a new platform and architecture, including all sizes of cars and crossovers. RVC wrote, “This is a joint project, developed in Auburn Hills with embedded Fiat engineers [despite the “Giorgio” name which indicates pure Italian development].” This matches past statements by Sergio Marchionne and some inside tips. Further development took place in Italy with embedded Chrysler engineers. The rear wheel drive midsized setup was officially approved in early 2013.
In this highly flexible range, we expect:
What about Chrysler? Well...
The Town & Country replacement (Chrysler Pacifica), a full sized car, and a full size crossover are all likely to be based on the CUSW platform used for Cherokee and 200.
The group (Pacifica and possible car and crossover) have a front wheel drive powertrain with a nine-speed and the 3.6 V6; the AWD setup might use electric motors for the rear. The Dodge Caravan will continue alongside the new Town & Country for some time.
Chrysler 100 and/or 100C, if it arrives in the US, is likely to be a true compact, smaller than the current Dart, on the SUSW platform; it appears by name in the plans, and will likely share quite a bit with the Fiat Aegea concept above. There is already a Fiat Tipo (same body) sold in Mexico as the Dodge Neon.
There are rumors of front wheel drive Chrysler 300s (or large cars by some other name) which would share much with the minivans; the logic is that Dodge, as the muscle brand, should have rear drive, and having both front and rear wheel drive large cars was Chrysler’s plan as far back as the early 1990s. Making the 300 a huge FWD car would differentiate it from other FCA products, possibly increase its attraction in China, and make it better for car services and people who value large sedans but don’t care about driven wheels. Declining sedan sales may have scratched that plan.
A number of other cars were discussed at the 2015 dealer convention.
The current form of the Viper may be dropped after the 2017 model year. The name may return in the future, on a platform shared with the Alfa Romeo Alfieri or perhaps even the Giulia. In that case we suspect it would use the supercharged Hemi V8, which outpowers the current V10.
JackRatchett did a good job on this one, which was reasonably close to what was produced.
With Alfa Romeo in full swing, Imperial seems unlikely, but who knows?
You can use your own judgment here.
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