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Chrysler to Unveil Record Number of New Models

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Chrysler to Unveil Record Number of New Models in 2006 Date Posted 08-17-2005 AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — In his first major press briefing, Chrysler Group's incoming CEO, Tom LaSorda, said the automaker will continue its momentum with the rollout of "at least" 10 completely new models in 2006. LaSorda, who takes over January 1, 2006 when current CEO Dieter Zetsche returns to Germany to become chief executive of DaimlerChrysler AG, said next year's new-model launches will surpass the record set in 2004. "That's at least 10 completely new models, not refreshed ones," he told Inside Line and other media representatives, though he wouldn't confirm which ones. Among the new models Inside Line has learned will be coming are two car-based Jeeps — the Compass and Patriot. Jeep also sees the redesign of the Wrangler, with both two- and four-door versions, and the addition of the performance-oriented Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8. Super-duty versions of the Ram are planned, as well. Inside Line has learned a car-based sport-utility — or crossover — will go to Chrysler, reportedly to be called the Aspen, and one to Dodge, to be patterned after the hot Nitro concept. The base for the new crossovers is the upcoming Dodge Caliber, a hatchback that replaces the Neon. Replacements for the Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus are also planned. Beyond next year, LaSorda said Chrysler will introduce a Dodge Durango featuring a hybrid powertrain co-developed with General Motors, and more diesel models likely will follow the successful Jeep Liberty diesel. What this means to you: Looks like Chrysler has answered the question, "Can it maintain the momentum?' The hits should keep on coming to a Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep showroom near you.
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Well 3 are Jeeps according to the article, so that means there are 7 more between Chrysler and Dodge. How stupid is Edmunds? The Aspen is based on the Durango, not a car :rolleyes: The other 7 would be (by my best guess): Aspen, Nitro, Sebring, Stratus, Caliber, Sprinter (van), and then maybe the 300 convert (if they decide to do it) or if there is really a Chrysler version of the Nitro, then that.
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lol Will you children just read the damn article instead of playing guessing games? :P
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I did read the article, I was just guessing on the Sprinter and the 300 convert or if there really is a Chrysler version of the Nitro. If there is a Chrysler Nitro, then it's not called the Aspen because that's the Chrysler Durango.
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