Updated July 19, 2016 (large cars, Dart)
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The Chrysler and Dodge large cars (Challenger, Charger, 300) are to be updated for model-year 2019, a bit later than expected, to get updated Pentastar engines and other upgrades. Here’s a rendering of what the 2019 Chrysler 300 may look like.
Dodge, Alfa Romeo, and possibly Jeep are getting a new platform and architecture, for compact to large 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].” Sergio Marchionne has said as much, numerous times. Further development took place in Italy with embedded Chrysler engineers. The setup was officially approved in early 2013.
In this highly flexible range, we expect:
What about Chrysler? Well...
What about the Dart? The Dart is ending production in September 2016. The Dart replacement may be a second-generation Viaggio — essentially, a Dart with a cheaper suspension — or Ottimo — the same car in hatchback form.
The Chrysler Pacifica is here. Around 2021, there may be a front wheel drive Chrysler car based on it. A planned crossover has been delayed or shelved — and even before that, was moved from Chrysler to Dodge. The future AWD set 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 is talk of a front wheel drive large car replacing the Chrysler 300 in 2021. Here’s what we think a front wheel drive 300 may look like, if the company chooses to do it. The main difference from the image at the top of this page is bringing the cab forward a bit more (no need to fit a V8), while leaving more room for the rear passengers.
A number of other cars were discussed at the 2015 dealer convention.
The current form of the Viper is being 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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