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Looking ahead: product pipelines

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by Dave Z, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    What’s coming up for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram?

    Given the oft-repeated complaints that FCA US doesn’t have any new product, and tightened budgets across the company to make 2018’s “net debt free” deadline, there’s a surprising number of cars and trucks in the works.

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    • Coming very soon: refreshed Cherokee, and ground-up redesigns of the Wrangler and Ram 1500
    • Next year: ground-up redesigns of the Ram 2500 and 3500
    • 2020-22: new large cars (Challenger, Charger, maybe 300)
    • 2021-23: possibly a new Dodge compact or midsize rear-drive car to more directly compete with Camaro and Mustang
    • Timing unknown: two new Chrysler crossovers (one based on the Chinese Jeep Grand Commander, which is based on the Cherokee, and one based on the Pacifica)
    • Timing unknown: ground-up redesigns of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango
    • 2018-19: Jeep Wagoneer and possibly a Chrysler equivalent
    • Rumored: a Viper replacement, with basics shared with Alfa Romeo and Maserati, but a unique engine and likely other unique features
    There’s still no known timeline on the big Ram chassis cabs, or the ProMaster City update. The former is less urgent, and not especially sensitive to style; the latter is dependent on what Fiat itself does.

    There is likely a Ram ProMaster update sooner rather than later, as well; and that would be the entire product line refreshed or replaced, if you include the new Compass.

    Read the whole post here.
     
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  2. T_690

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    @Dave Z

    Am I missing something? Where is Dodge mid-size RWD crossover? Where is Jeep Renegade facelift (you call it a refresh)? It should come with MY2019. So next calendar year.
     
  3. Don W

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    Viper replacement? Exciting. I wonder if it will be from made dodge? I'd like to hear more about this/have this discussed more.
     
  4. James A

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    New mid size RWD Dodge... to compete with Mustang and Camaro???? So it's a coupe??? Cuda?????
     
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  5. Intrepidatious

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    Amazing that the Grand Cherokee is still timing unknown. That thing is getting waaaay long in the tooth.
     
  6. MJAB

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    + new engines
    + electrification
     
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  7. codypet

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    The Journey is 2 years older than the GC. And we just replaced the Town and Country last year which was just about as old as the Journey. They're just slow but surely updating everything.
     
  8. Bob Lincoln

    Bob Lincoln "CHECK FAULT CODES"
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    Nothing for me on that list.
     
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  9. valiant67

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    The problem is the pace isn't fast enough to support the brands they have. By the time they are through this, it is time to start again. You can't stop for a few years to let finances catch up without the competition gaining on you.
    I've been around a while. I remember the complaining about how stale DCX let the products get in the early 2000's. Now it's just accepted as "good' business policy by many to keep pushing new vehicles out further.
     
  10. badgerbeerman

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    I am surprised we have hardly seen or heard anything on the Grand Wagoneer or GC refresh. And yes, the Journey, that car needs to be replaced in the worst way. Viper? That is awesome if we will see a new replacement. What are they going to do with the plant in the meantime?
     
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  11. hmk123

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    Around 2 million U.S. units per year seems to have been the ceiling for the U.S. for FCA a while. Current strategy seems to be to maximize profits on those. What would it take to get past 2 million units? And how much depends on dealerships to be able to increase inventory also? Also, trying to do that number with too many models might be tricky because now you reduce the selection of each model on dealer lots. For dealers to invest and increase capacity probably only happens when they see a convincing strategy that will be able to grab market share from others. Tough business... Of course, these new models are all needed to keep at the 2M units.
     
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  12. MPE426HEMI

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    I’ll was hoping for a Dodge CUV, in a couple of years at least.
     
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  13. DarkSky

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    I haven't heard anything about it being cancelled so it's still going to happen as far as I know.
     
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  14. mopar22

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    If the viper comes back it will be on an assembly line like the corvette most likely. Also be on a shared platform with the 8c and Maserati equivalent
     
  15. MPE426HEMI

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    Great news! I’ll be waiting!
     
  16. Adventurer55

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    The brand that's the most product starved (Chrysler), seems like nothing in the near future is coming. Lots of rumors, and talk, but no camoed vehicles, mules, nothing.
     
  17. somber

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    That would be fine, but I would not be happy if that's all we got in a mid size. I don't care about 2-door cars, I want a Dodge version of Giulia.
     
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  18. redriderbob

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    Future Product Lineup (Based on Fact and Rumor)

    2018:
    • Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
    • Jeep Wrangler (JL)
    • Fiat 500L
    2019:
    • Ram 1500 (DT)
    • Jeep Scrambler (JT)
    • Jeep Cherokee (KL)
    • Jeep Grand Commander (K8* export only)
    • Ram HD mirror refresh
    • Fiat 500 refresh
    • Jeep Renegade refresh
    2020:
    • Jeep Grand Wagoneer / Wagoneer (WS)
    • Jeep Grand Cherokee (WL)
    • Dodge Durango (WE?)
    • Ram ProMaster refresh
    • Chrysler midsize CUV based on K8
    • Chrysler fullsize CUV (RD?)
    • Dodge midsize RWD/AWD CUV
    • Ram midsize truck?
    2021:
    • Dodge Charger (GD?)
    • Dodge Challenger (GC?)
    • Chrysler 300? (GX?)
    • Chrysler Portal production model
    • Chrysler Pacifica refresh
    • Ram ProMaster City refresh
    • Ram HD and Chassis Cabs
    2022:
    • Dodge midsize RWD/AWD sedan (still in works)
    • Dodge RWD GT Sportscar
    • Jeep Compass refresh
    This list does not include trim models*** except for the limited run of the SRT Demon for the 2018 model year.
     
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  19. redriderbob

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    It is.
     
  20. redriderbob

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    NO CUDA! Challenger name stays... brand recognition and it gets a convertible for 2021 when the new car debuts.
     

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