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Five year plan announcements (updated)

by David Zatz on

Allpar’s coverage has, so far, been running more in-depth than other sources we have scanned. The five-year-plan page is being frequently updated so feel free to press Reload.  Click here to visit the five year plan page.

A quick summary:

Journey, Caravan, Avenger: new engine, new interiors, exterior refreshing
2014: all new Grand Caravan
New C-sedan, B-hatch, D-car, 7-passenger crossover
Repackaging around lifestyles rather than … whatever they were using before
Possibly, new Viper for 2013/2014
Quality improvements will continue and extend to dealer service
  • Expansion of Chrysler engineering workforce
  • Chrysler to handle large displacement and hybrid engines for Fiat worldwide
  • Dual-clutch automatics to arrive, 4-speeds and (probably) Mercedes automatic to leave
  • Journey, Caravan, Avenger: new engine, new interiors, exterior refreshing
  • 2014: all new Grand Caravan
  • New C-sedan, B-hatch, D-car, 7-passenger crossover
  • Repackaging around lifestyles rather than … whatever they were using before
  • Possibly, new Viper for 2013/2014
  • Hemi to continue, 6.4 Hemi coming
  • Quality improvements will continue and extend to dealer service

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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