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Unifor tentative deal

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by Adventurer55, Oct 15, 2020 at 3:13 AM.

  1. turbonetic

    turbonetic Active Member

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    Nope, nothing was said about new chargers/challengers being built in any other plants re: US union talks. Same trio for another 4-5 years
     
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  2. patfromigh

    patfromigh Well-Known Member

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    Here is the scoop on some new derivative models for the Lx cars.

    1. Charger STS - Mostly paint and trim, the STS name comes from Still The Same.

    2. Challenger SS/DD - This will be a drag racing oriented package with the go fast goodies introduced previously. The Hellcat powered car gets a new hood, the 392 Hemi powered car gets the old Hellcat hood, and the 5.7 car gets the old 6.4 hood. There are rumors that the Challenger will receive a new grill to replace the 1971 E-body theme the current car uses. It will be a copy of the 1972-74 "sad mouth" grill.:(

    3. There will be a yet unnamed Charger budget muscle car. This model will have the 6.4 Hemi in the base models trim for only a slightly higher base price. Mandatory option packages will push the final sticker price well into Hellcat wide-body territory.

    4. Chrysler 300 20th Anniversary Edition - This will be a 2024.5 model year, limited edition model to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Chrysler 300 with no major changes!o_O The Lx Chrysler 300 will match the old 1972-93 Dodge pickup trucks for using the same body two decades. The Jeep CJ-5 went something like 25 years and the original VW beetle went much longer, but who's counting.:D

    5. Challenger Deadcat - This model will appropriately introduce the "sad mouth" grill. It will have a small displacement turbo motor instead of a Hemi V8. Thus Challenger will follow the historical precedent in which the Firebird Trans-Am set during the 1979, 80, and 81 model years when sales fell off a cliff.:rolleyes:
     
  3. Powdered Toast Man

    Powdered Toast Man Move along, nothing to see here

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    Exactly what I was thinking when I read "derivatives". Paint and decal packages, shuffling of options, and fender flares. (Widebody SXT incoming)
     
  4. XRT2SRT

    XRT2SRT Well-Known Member

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    How much did the 2011 refresh cost? Maybe we get "derivatives" that actually are the planned replacements of the current cars? Has there been any work in progress to lightening the current offerings set for 2023 debut? Could 2025 be the year electrification takes hold at Brampton??
     
  5. KrisW

    KrisW Well-Known Member

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    The 2011 refresh cost well over a billion dollars. At an investor conference at the time Sergio M expressed its horror at scale of the spend, but it had been started by Cerberus, and was so far along that there was no saving in terminating the project, so it went forward to completion.

    My theory on these projects was that Cerberus was planning on pitching the new L-cars and Pentastar to Ford as their exit strategy: “here's a new Crown Vic platform and a V6 to go into it”.
     
  6. erhemi

    erhemi Well-Known Member

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    Contract was approved by 78% of the employees.
     
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  7. codypet

    codypet Well-Known Member

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    How much did the 2015 refresh cost? I feel like that one went further in modernizing the cars than the 2011 one did.
     

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