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Dodge Journey to be “completely different”

by David Zatz on

The Dodge Journey was originally based on the Chrysler Sebring/Dodge Avenger sedans. By now, it was to have been replaced, but it has soldiered on, at least partly, one suspects, because of changes in the nature of the Dodge focus.

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Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne told reporters, “I think the next generation Journey is a completely different car. That doesn’t mean that we won’t be making a car that will fill that space, but the parallel with the Journey’s wrong.” As for making it in Windsor, alongside the minivans, “Wrong, wrong, wrong platform.”

Allpar has speculated in the past that the current Journey role would be filled by a Chrysler, and that if a new Journey is made, it will be rear wheel drive, part of a new family of vehicles developed for Dodge and Alfa Romeo.

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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