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:
The Town & Country replacement (Chrysler Pacifica) and an upcoming full sized crossover are based on the CUSW platform used for Cherokee and 200. It is close in size to the current Town & Country, so many CUSW parts can't be shared due to the change in width.
The minivans 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. We keep hearing that the old Dodge Caravan will continue alongside the new Town & Country to keep volumes up, until the crossover version is ready.
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 300s which would share much with the minivans; the logic is that Dodge, as the muscle brand, should have rear drive. Having both front and rear wheel drive large cars was Chrysler’s plan as far back as the creation of the original LH series in the early 1990s, with the original Dodge Intrepid. Making the 300 a huge FWD car would differentiate it from the Dodges, as well as the Alfa Romeos and Maseratis. The car could be built at any of a number of plants, rather than being restricted to Brampton. That said, declining sedan sales may have scratched that plan.
A number of other cars were discussed at the 2015 dealer convention.
Firepower — a Chrysler badged Viper with no V10 — is almost certanly dead; among other things, the supercharged V8 will not fit. The Viper appears to be heading for the dustbin, at least in its current form. The plant is slated to be shut down in 2017. There will be a 2017 Viper. It is quite possible that the name will return in the future, on a platform shared with Alfa Romeo (and probably Maserati), though there has also been a very unsubstantiated rumor that it could move to the “Giorgio” platform (misleadingly named since it was jointly developed, US/Italy). 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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