The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles shindig continues as Dodge has introduced their performance-oriented five-year plan.
Declaring "No kid ever grew up with a poster of a [Volkswagen] Passat on his bedroom wall," the plan calls for the company to drop the Avenger later this year and axe the Grand Caravan in 2016.
As for the survivors, the company will introduce a facelifted Viper in 2015. Since SRT is being integrated into Dodge, it will likely be called the Dodge Viper once again.
A year later, the company will introduce a facelifted Dart that will have revised styling, improved "driving dynamics" and a new engine lineup that better fits with the company's performance image. Speaking of the latter, the company will offer a Dart SRT with all-wheel drive and a high-output turbocharged engine.
2016 will also usher in the Journey replacement which is dubbed the D-CUV. Little is known about the model but the company says it will be better aligned with the new "Dodge brand DNA." As part of the change, there will be an SRT variant in early 2017.
Interestingly, the Durango's increased sales have apparently saved it from the automotive graveyard as a refreshed model is due in 2017.
In 2018, we can expect a new Charger and Challenger as well as a mysterious B-segment sedan and hatchback.
Last but not least, Dodge confirmed the existence of a supercharged engine which is expected to be called the Hellcat. It will be offered in the Charger SRT and Challenger SRT and previous reports have indicated it could produce up to 700 bhp (477 to 522 kW).