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The new midsize pickup is supposedly due in 2016, around the same time as the next-gen Grand Cherokee and a year after the Grand Wagoneer (2015). Perhaps the Dakota will be based on the new platform?

Another possibility is the new minivan platform, due in 2015.

A third option is CUSW. The CUSW Journey could be the starting point.

Due to trade agreements, Mexico might be the most likely production location. Toluca could have the capacity to build it once 500 production is integrated in Poland. If the next Journey moves to TNAP (or less likely, SHAP), that would open even more capacity at Toluca. Maybe a new Dakota (along with a FIAT variant) and a new Durango at Toluca, and Grand Cherokee and Grand Wagoneer at JNAP?
 

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patfromigh said:
I'm posting this here, although the DOJ thread might be better. Please note these investments are for Brazil, where this announcement was made.


Source: http://www.just-auto.com/news/fiat-adding-jeep-raises-investments-to-75bn-by-2016_id134198.aspx
Sounds like they are talking about the 500X and new Strada* (Dart-based, which is roughly the same size as the current Strada), followed by the B-Jeep and new Patriot, and finally a Patriot-based FIAT CUV (Pandona or Alfa C-CUV) and Viaggio.

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*They call the Dart "medium-compact" and the new pick-up "medium" but say they share the same "architecture," which is why I suggested that this is the next Strada, not Dakota. However, if they meant "platform" rather than "architecture," then the "medium" pickup may well be a Cherokee-based Dakota.
 

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MoparNorm said:
Marchionne wants common platforms, for cost reasons, regardless of performance disadvantage, so it's hard to guess, but you should also consider the Strada mini-truck, in your mix of platforms above. There is no guarantee that they will use a US platform or plant.
More likely Mexico, so that Brazil is in the mix, where the Strada is already produced and sold.
Agreed, which is why I said Toluca is the most likely production site for the Dakota! :)
 
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