During a conference call, Sergio Marchionne confirmed the first Fiat-based Dodge will debut in late 2011.

During a conference call, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed the first Fiat-based Dodge will debut in late 2011.

Details are limited, but the model will be a sedan which will ride on Compact Wide architecture that also underpins the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. It will be built in the United States and replace the Dodge Caliber.

While nothing is official, power will likely be provided by a 1.4-liter FIRE MultiAir engine with 101 hp (75 kW /102 PS) to 173 hp (129 kW / 175 PS). More importantly, the sedan will offer a high-efficiency version which will get up to 40 mpg.

More information will be released next year.

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