by Ronan Glon
Dodge Journey, Grand Caravan facing uncertain future

The Chrysler 300 will probable retire, way too.

Fiat- Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) remaining out Chrysler and Dodge when it offered its five-year strategy in June of 2018. Just one of the company’s best executives has lose worthwhile perception into what the long term holds for both brand names.

“Dodge’s position is to be distinguished as America’s sports activities car or truck manufacturer. That’s what we have labeled it in the previous couple of years and I genuinely feel that’s exactly where the manufacturer is at currently and where it can be headed for the foreseeable future,” said Steve Beahm, the head of FCA’s passenger auto makes, for the duration of a current job interview with Motor Development.

He additional some cars could not in good shape that picture in the very long run. The Journey, the Grand Caravan (pictured), and the Durango have a purpose as a result of the 2019 product 12 months but he refused to ensure what comes about up coming, main to speculation that all 3 models could retire with out spawning a successor. The Journey and the Grand Caravan have been introduced in 2008 and 2007, respectively, so they have just about attained the conclusion of their lifestyle cycle.

Beahm unveiled Dodge regarded reviving the Magnum but decided towards it. Likewise, he echoed comments built recently by FCA boss Sergio Marchionne about the Viper’s long term — or absence thereof. “The Viper is not in the up coming five-yr approach,” he pointed out.

Chrysler, on the other hand, is a brand that now specializes in individuals-movers like the Pacifica and the 300 won’t in shape that picture. The sedan will also retain going as a result of the 2019 design yr but Beahm refused to comment on whether or not it will return in 2020. He advised the Chrysler manufacturer will survive, nonetheless.

“We are on the lookout for other chances. It is my occupation to come across methods for that brand to develop,” he summed up.