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How do you figure Dodge would die?? You seem to be forgetting Maserati also ties in with those two and Dodge being strictly NA muscle/customization, it has a specific purpose. R/T, SRT, and Hellcats sell extremely well, so the brand generates cash with minimal investment. GMC survives as an exclusive truck/CUV/SUV with little effort as gussied up Chevys. MINI has its niche with BMW.

Chrysler could only go after Acura, Buick, and in some respects Mazda if it's given a product overhaul. That means dumping the Pacifica entirely. We are talking 10 years of planning and products for multiple brands and management that seems to know how to use economies of scale to their advantage well.
Mainstream RWD large cars and midsize muscle cars are dying segments. Durango will lose to Jeep. That is all they have. Sergio's brand management plans must die for Dodge to live.

Yes, Chrysler goes after all of Acura and Buick, but that is just part of it. Also Lexus ES, UX, NX, RX, in other words all of their good selling models, since their RWD based sales stink compared to BMW and Mercedes (and their FWD based sales). Then there is also all of Volvo plus Cadillac XT4,5,6, Lincoln Corsair, Nautilus, Infiniti QX50, RR Evoque, Jaguar E-Pace, and Mini Countryman

Pacifica of course goes back to Dodge as the Caravan, because we are throwing out Fiat's stupid brand management of Dodge and Chrysler.
 

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I sure hope the 2.0T can run on 89 octane
Dodge could (fairly easily) compete with the S with a future Charger. I mean, the name is RIPE with electrification. But an EV Caliber/Hornet could close the gap between dodge and the Tesla Y. Durango would have to go full EV to best the X.
But Tesla is supposed to have a compact hot-hatch in the very near future.
There is no mainstream North American market for all electric cars they charge too slowly there is not enough power in the grid to support it on a large scale and it would take 20 years of a crash program and massive rate increases to support it. Even California which has more Tesla cars than anywhere else could not support mass electrification they barely can keep up with existing grid loads.
 

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Mainstream RWD large cars and midsize muscle cars are dying segments. Durango will lose to Jeep. That is all they have. Sergio's brand management plans must die for Dodge to live.

Yes, Chrysler goes after all of Acura and Buick, but that is just part of it. Also Lexus ES, UX, NX, RX, in other words all of their good selling models, since their RWD based sales stink compared to BMW and Mercedes (and their FWD based sales). Then there is also all of Volvo plus Cadillac XT4,5,6, Lincoln Corsair, Nautilus, Infiniti QX50, RR Evoque, Jaguar E-Pace, and Mini Countryman

Pacifica of course goes back to Dodge as the Caravan, because we are throwing out Fiat's stupid brand management of Dodge and Chrysler.
The blunder of Pacifica was it should have been a three row CUV to compete with Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave the sliding door van should be a Ram work van.
 

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The blunder of Pacifica was it should have been a three row CUV to compete with Chevy Traverse and Buick Enclave the sliding door van should be a Ram work van.
That SUV should have been the Town & Country. There is still a market for a sliding door minivan, but they need to look seriously at the size and price of the Ford Maverick. The SUV is the vehicle to do as the big expensive one these days.
 

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Right. We can never change the size of the grid or add generating plants. Good to know! Obviously the grid we have now was created by Thomas Edison with exactly this generating capacity.

[Side note: Edison was indeed the first person to ever build a central generating station, long demolished despite clear historical significance, on Pearl Street, Manhattan.]
 
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