Chrysler’s Future U.S. Product Plan: Journey SRT6 Confirmed, Dodge Durango Dies

There have been many changes in Chrysler’s product portfolio since its 2009 bankruptcy, and plenty of news about what’s coming to Chrysler showrooms over the next few years has made headlines in the past few weeks. Lucky for us, our own Georg Kacher got the full low-down from Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne himself in the July 2012 issue of Automobile Magazine.

Expect to see no less than four new products from each of the Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Maserati, and SRT brands for sale in the U.S. in the next five years. Yes, that’s correct, Marchionne is definitely sure that Alfa will make its triumphant return to North American shores next year and that Maserati will be able to make its 50,000-unit-per-year sales goal.

Other notable product changes include the transition of the Chrysler Town & Country from a minivan into a crossover, a six-cylinder Dodge Journey SRT, an all-new Alfa Spider to be twinned with the next Mazda Miata, and the death of the Dodge Durango in 2016 and Avenger in 2014. Take a look below for a peek into Fiat and Chrysler’s crystal ball.

Alfa Romeo

  • MiTo replacement (2013)
    • New four-door hatchback replaces two-door model, based on bigger B-wide platform
  • 4C Coupe (2013) and 4C Spyder (2014)
    • Removable roof panel
    • Mid-engine
  • Small crossover (2014)
    • U.S.-built crossover, related to Fiat crossover and new Jeep Patriot
    • I-4 only
  • Giulietta (2014)
    • Second-generation of Alfa’s compact hatchback
  • Giulia and Giulia Sportwagon (2014)
    • Based on C/D architecture, has potential for coupe spin-off
  • Spider (TBD)
    • Derived from RWD components set provided by Mazda


  • 100 (due calendar year 2016)
    • Dodge Dart-sized, probably Giulietta-based, premium entry-level hatchback
    • FWD, I-4 only
  • 200 (2013)
    • Audi A4-size, sedan/coupe/convertible
    • FWD and AWD, I-4 and V-6
    • No Dodge Avenger model
  • 300 (2017)
    • Full-size premium sedan
    • RWD and AWD, V-6 and V-8
  • Town & Country (2015)
    • Near-full-size high-roof crossover (like Mercedes-Benz R-Class), new platform
    • FWD and AWD, I-4 and V-6


  • Dart (2012)
    • New entry, Giulietta-based sedan
    • FWD, I-4 only
    • Sporty Dart SRT4 model
  • Charger (2016)
    • Four-door sedan, same platform as Chrysler 300
    • RWD and AWD, V-6 and V-8
  • Challenger (2014)
    • Two-door coupe, same DNA as Chrysler 300
    • May switch to SRT brand
  • Journey (2013)
    • Sporty five-door crossover, new platform
    • FWD and AWD, I-4 and V-6
    • Sporty Journey SRT6 model
  • Grand Caravan (2015)
    • Sporty full-size minivan, new platform
    • FWD and AWD, I-4 and V-6


  • 500C Abarth (2012)
  • 500L (2013)
  • 500XL (2013)
    • Seven-seat version of the 500L
  • 500X Fouristrada (2013)
    • 500-based crossover, twinned with Jeep Jeepster
  • 500 Zagato (2013)
  • 500 Elettra EV (2014)


  • Jeepster (2014)
    • Italian-built subcompact SUV, twinned with Fiat 500X
    • FWD and AWD, I-4 only
  • Patriot (2014)
    • U.S.-built compact SUV, twinned with Alfa crossover
    • FWD and AWD, I-4 only
    • Previous Jeep Compass and Patriot replaced by one model
  • Liberty (2013)
  • Grand Cherokee (2016)
    • New-generation full-size SUV
    • RWD and AWD, V-6 and V-8
    • No Dodge Durango model
  • Grand Wagoneer (2014)
    • Full-size SUV, based on Grand Cherokee (in lieu of Dodge Durango)
    • AWD only, V-6 and V-8
  • Wrangler (TBD)
    • Iconic hard-core SUV, two- and four-door, short and long wheelbases


  • Quattroporte (2013)
    • Luxury sedan, based on heavily reworked RWD/AWD architecture
    • V-8 only
  • Maseratina (2013)
    • Smaller sport sedan, same underpinnings as Quattorporte
    • V-6 and V-8
  • Kubang (2014)
  • GranTurismo/GranCabrio (2015/2017)
    • Upmarket sports cars sharing DNA with Quattroporte
    • V-6 and V-8


  • Viper (2013)
  • Grand Cherokee SRT8
  • Challenger SRT8
  • Dart SRT4
  • Journey SRT6


-Georg Kacher

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