By David Thomas on Tue Oct 27 03:34:24 GMT-06:00 2009
Update 11/5/09: Fiat and Chrysler have officially announced lineups for the future which directly counter the claims made in the Wall Street Journal story mentioned in the below post. Click on the following links for the formal lineups.The Future Chrysler Lineup
The Wall Street Journal reported today Fiat’s future plan for Chrysler, a full week before the company is to meet in a closed-door session with analysts and media to reveal its intentions.
The article is striking in its detail and scope of Fiat’s restructuring. Nearly the entire Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep lineups will be replaced in five years by not only Fiat technology and products but also the return of Alfa Romeo as a luxury marquee slated above Chrysler.
We break down the product shifts below.
We’ll wait until we hear the plan firsthand next week to make an informed opinion, however, this report shows hope for the brand. Chrysler officials just have to pray the automaker can survive another two years before the new Fiat products go on sale.
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