Chrysler's future lineup comes into focus - rumors

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne has already revealed plans to drop several models and new details are starting to emerge about what vehicles will get the axe.

According to Automobile Magazine, Chrysler will launch a redesigned 200 in 2013. It will reportedly be about the same size as the Audi A4 and be offered as a sedan, coupe and convertible. A variety of four- and six-cylinder engines are expected and all-wheel drive could be optional. More importantly, the Dodge Avenger will be dropped ensuring the 200 is Chrysler's only mid-size sedan.

Later in 2015, a new Chrysler Town & Country will be launched. It will be a crossover in the same vein as the Mercedes R-Class, leaving the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan as the company's only minivan.

In 2016, a redesigned Jeep Grand Cherokee will be unveiled. When this happens, the Dodge Durango will be dropped and effectively replaced by the Jeep Grand Wagoneer which is slated to go on sale in 2014.

A full list of the changes can be found at the source, but other highlights include a new Dodge Journey (and SRT variant) in 2013, a redesigned Dodge / SRT Challenger in 2014 and an entry-level Chrysler 100 in 2016. There's also word of a Fiat 500 Zagato in 2013 and an Alfa Romeo crossover in 2014.


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