Fiat Chrysler Reportedly Showing Dealers Impossibly Fun Cars That We May Never See
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may be showing off a Dodge Barracuda convertible, a next-generation Charger, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and a Grand Wagoneer — they probably put root beer in the fountains too — according to multiple media reports.
At the dealer meeting in Las Vegas, FCA executives outlined the future for the brands (Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Fiat) that may include up to 30 new or refreshed products within two years.
According to reports, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne also addressed reports that the automaker was seeking a merger with another automaker, and any potential deal would be “to strengthen the competitive position of the companies involved,” he said according to Automotive News.
According to reports, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk was shown with all-wheel drive and FCA’s 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat engine. It was unclear if the super SUV would be all-wheel or just rear-wheel drive.
According to reports, a next-generation Wrangler was shown, but not in truck form.
Future products for the Chrysler brand weren’t immediately clear. Aside from a new Town & Country minivan, Chrysler may not have much on its horizon aside from a redesigned 300, which could be based on the new rear-wheel drive Giulia/Charger/Challenger framework.
We reached out to an FCA spokesperson who predictably said that the automaker wouldn’t comment on confidential news from its dealer meeting.
Mopar4wd on Aug 26, 2015
Over in the forums in allpar there is some more detail. It appears Wrangler Durango SRT Trackhawk and New minivan are pretty much finalized. The large presumbly minivan based CUV for Chrysler was less further along. Power wagon looks like a go as are the hellcat drag cars. (maybe with 800hp). The Dart Charger and Barracuda seem to have question marks on them. Some one asked about journey and one of the common source of shall we say well timed leaks on the forum said you should see a new one sooner then you think.
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