Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com
May 29, 2012
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne is on a mission to end to product overlapping among the divisions of Chrysler. At a media event last week and interview with Automobile Magazine, Marchionne said two vehicles will be gone.
First will be the Chrysler Town & Country, leaving the lineup sometime after 2013. That will leave the Dodge Grand Caravan as the sole minivan. Marchionne said an upscale crossover will take the Town & Country's place, sometime in 2014/2015.
Also saying goodbye is the Jeep Compass. The Compass will be leaving in August 2014. Marchionne is keeping quiet about its replacement, saying only that “there are a number of candidates to take the place of the Compass."
Our guess: it will be vehicle based on Fiat's new CUSW platform that has been undergoing testing for the past few months.
Marchionne also revealed something has been rumored since the launch of the Dart. SRT has begun work on the Dart SRT.
"The only thing we're fighting over now is to determine how big an engine we stick in it," said Marchionne.