1974 Plymouth Valiant - 2013 Dodge Dart - 2013 Chrysler 300C
I agree that the first "new" Chrysler should not come from China. That would be a media disaster for the brand in North America.Yes a Chrysler twin of the next gen chinese Jeep Grand Commander with the latest possible foxconn JV UI, tech, and of course phev/bev is a good idea...for exports to n america, as knocked down kit for assembly or fully built? Irrespective of whether they launch chrysler in china itself. But FIRST: a windsor 'made' Portal or Airflow to relaunch the brand as techy bev, affordable high quality Tesla as it were etc.? 2023 and after.
The Portal is going on 5 years old. It should be left in the past.I think a revised Portal is just whats needed, basic work has been done, update the engineering and styling to something a customer would actually want to buy. Chrysler's greatest survival characteristic has been it's audacity in engineering, styling, and way of doing business, don't forget WHO purchased both Dodge and Jeep, which resulted in it's own limited survival today. Although I personally despise the styling of the Portal, it is the most likely direction for Chrysler, and it should lead the way, just like the Airflow, Forward Look, LHS, and LX, did.
I agree with the Toyota comparison in one way, start with one really good product, and keep improving on it, build in quality and reliability, and while you're doing that continue to improve your existing product as well. make a cycle of continuous improvement the norm, instead of the exception.
Interesting. I assume/hope they'll be at a price point significantly lower than the Maserati models on the same platform.I don't know about Chrysler but it seems that Alfa Romeo future plans have expanded from 2 to 4 STLA Large (read: Giorgio) models. E-segment models are back into the mix.
Significantly? Maserati will be very expensive. I mean from what I've heard Grecale will be at Ghibli's level price wise. So there is a lot of room for Alfa Romeo.Interesting. I assume/hope they'll be at a price point significantly lower than the Maserati models on the same platform.
As expected sales are rather underwhelming. 232% of next to nothing is still next to nothing.Any word for the Japan Market? from what i read, AR had the most Gains of all of Japan with a 232% increase of sales.
Hold on, wasn't Giorgio "Alfa Romeo Exclusive"?I don't know about Chrysler but it seems that Alfa Romeo future plans have expanded from 2 to 4 STLA Large (read: Giorgio) models. E-segment models are back into the mix.