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Future Product Plans (merged)

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by 24grant24, May 23, 2012.

  1. Erik Latranyi

    Erik Latranyi Allpar Legacy

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    "We're finding the Jeep brand is extremely more flexible than we first thought."

    If someone said this who is running for elected office, it would mean they will sell their soul for votes.
     
  2. MoparNorm

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    There is a long list of defunct or weakened companies who thought Jeep was flexible.
    Bantam, Willys, Kaiser, AMC, Daimler, and Cerberus, all thought they could make Jeep different or more mainstream. Marchionne may think he is smarter than history.
     
  3. CherokeeVision

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    Combine the names. Call it the new Jeep Pat-[I should have my mouth washed out with soap for using such terms]. The sexiest Jeep ever.

    You know that if the Liberkee is named Cherokee that multiple vendors will start selling windshield banners saying, "This is a real Cherokee!" for all of us XJ owners.
     
  4. FThorn

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  6. Erik Latranyi

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    Perfect timing for the May 6 announcement of the next 5 Year plan.
     
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  7. redriderbob

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    [​IMG]

    Citroen C4 Cactus has the best bench like interior... absolutely beautiful inside.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. tomaz

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    Question.... How does a Bench seat work when theres no Airbag to protect the Middle Occupant??
     
  9. AutoTechnician

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    Dunno, you can still get Rams with bench seats. There must be some kind of exception for seats that will not normally be used?
     
  10. MoparNorm

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    In the Dodge Ram Chassis/Cab, there is a center air bag, but the center pull out console must be stored for it to work properly.
     
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  11. TheMan

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    Airbags are designed so the RH bag is wide enough to cover the center and RH passenger.
     
  12. UN4GTBL

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    ^ Looks like a Cherokee...
     
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    In the C4 the frontal passenger airbag it is in the roof, so the designers were more free and there and additional storage area (the one on the rigth in the photo is a top box). That airbags are built by TWR. In production version the roof is low and have to be noted that the european front aribags are smaller in volume than the U.S. ones.
    The bench in the C4 anyway is only for two passengers.

    [​IMG]
    from: http://www.usinenouvelle.com/article/airbag-in-roof-airbump-smart-wash-les-paris-technologiques-de-citroen-sur-la-c4-cactus.N238724

    [​IMG]
    from: http://safety.trw.com/roof-airbag-helps-produce-a-more-relaxed-interior/0410/
     
  14. 68RT

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    HUH? Your kidding. Closer to a Pacer than Cherokee. But neither is what it is.
     
  15. JRS200x

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    You really don't see the resemblance to the Cherokee? It has basically the exact same headlight setup..
     
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  16. 68RT

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    Marker lights only, headlight is totally different and grill is closer to the 500.
     
  17. UN4GTBL

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    Yeah, headlights/turn signals/fog lights all very similar to the Cherokee.

    Interesting to see how the colour difference around the headlights changes the look.
     
  18. FThorn

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    Another day, and another manufacturer releases a vehicle with, you guessed it... my prognostication of "Just have an iPad-like device" as your main dash feature. [Hey, I was even the person with what I could find as the earliest GUESS at the name iPad.]

    These FORUMS sure look different than last time I visited!

    https://www.carscoops.com/2019/01/2020-ford-explorer-debuts-less-weight-new-rwd-platform/

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Chase300

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    I saw that but no explanation if that is a fixed display or a removalable iPad.
     
  20. Adventurer55

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    God that looks terrible. The interior crew must've just said screw it we can't integrate this. And if I'm reading it right that's the Platinum edition? Hey kids, throw your toys at it and make mommy and daddy happy. But it is Ford so I'm sure it'll be praised for it's backward, excuse me, forward thinking.
     
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