Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Fiat Announce Five-Year Plans
Chrysler Group reveals its five-year product plan today, and it looks like big changes are in store for the company. The Chrysler brand, which has been slipping in recent years, is set to become the company's mainstream brand in the U.S. To achieve this goal, the company is introducing a host of new products. A new compact 100 sedan is set to debut in 2016, followed by a midsize crossover in 2018. Two plug-in hybrid vehicles are set to join the lineup, including a new Town & Country in 2016 as well as a full-size crossover the next year. Meanwhile, the Dodge brand is also making a few changes. Firstly, the SRT label will be consolidated under the Dodge name. Watch out for SRT versions of the Dart, Charger, Challenger and a new D-segment crossover. Also, expect some changes for the brand's more mainstream vehicles. We knew that the company would eventually axe one of its minivan offerings, and it looks like it is the Dodge Grand Caravan that is getting the cut. For Jeep, a number of new SUVs are on their way. Jeep confirmed it will add a compact SUV to its lineup in 2016, just in time for its 75th anniversary. This model will replace the Patriot and Compass vehicles. Also, expect a new Wrangler to debut in 2017. Finally, Jeep will get a three-row crossover when the Grand Wagoneer debuts in 2018. With all these changes, Jeep will expand its lineup to six nameplates in six countries. Along with the new products, Chrysler also ushered in a new era of its company history. The new Fiat Chrysler Automobiles title is official, as the new sign is now hanging at Chrysler's headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich. Check out the gallery below for the five-year plan charts of each brand. Source: Chrysler
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