FCA's second five-year plan had some interesting products for Chrysler, including a new compact called the 100 due in 2016. But there could be some changes in store for Chrysler's lineup due to current situation in the market.
Allpar reports that investor presentation mentioned that Chrysler's future lineup was “under re-evaluation”. Causes for the re-evaluation include fuel prices going down and are predicted to stay there for the next few years, the increasing popularity of crossovers, and the decline in small car sales.
The original plan for Chrysler in the second five-year plan included,
- Compact 100 sedan to be launched in 2016
- Next-generation minivan to be launched in 2016, with a PHEV to follow a year later
- New full-size crossover to be launched, with a PHEV in 2017
- 200 sedan is refreshed in 2017
- Midsize crossover is launched in 2018
- Next-generation 300 is launched in 2018
Allpar believes that the 100 might morph into a crossover, complementing the Fiat 500X and Jeep Renegade. But there could be the possibility of 100 being sold elsewhere in the world and not the U.S. and Canada. The midsize crossover is speculated to be the replacement for the Dodge Journey and is expected in the near future.