The Poster Formerly Known As "Bethlumboy"
I had not read the other thread when I wrote this comment. If they are replacing Durango with the minivan-based CUV, I find that disappointing, as it doesn't fit in with what they seem to be doing with the brands. As the sporty brand, a RWD crossover would make more sense for Dodge to me. If Dodge is going to get a FWD CUV, the smaller one (Journey replacement) would fit better to me.James Mooney said:So Chrysler, the premium and soon-to-be mainstream brand, gets a FWD midsize crossover (Journey replacement), FWD minivan, and FWD minivan-based crossover. Dodge, the muscle-car brand, keeps the RWD Durango (for now, at least).
Makes sense to me!
_IF_ D-RWD is engineered to make crossovers, I could see a Dodge Nitro (as well as an Alfa Romeo Kamal and possibly a Jeep Patriot) coming from that platform.
Also, Dodge is supposed to share with Alfa Romeo, right? Maybe that is just for cars, as Alfa is rumored to be getting a C-CUV related to the Patriot, and possibly a WK crossover related to GC. So maybe Alfa will share cars with Dodge and crossovers with Jeep?
Also, I suspect that the refreshed Durango will last for at least three model years, and that Grand Wagoneer will start during its third year ('16 model year, '15 calendar year). If they are going to overlap Avenger and GC with the new 200 and T&C, respectively, it makes sense they would do the same with Durango and GW.