By Aaron Bragman on Tue May 06 03:41:34 GMT-06:00 2014
With the Chrysler brand headed for mainstream battle against the likes of Ford, Hyundai, Honda and Chevrolet, the Dodge brand is about to take a much more specialized route: performance, and lots of it.
The bigger news: The SRT brand is being folded into Dodge, ending the confusion of whether it was something separate and apart. The focus on performance and the new directive not to compete with Chrysler brand means that some models will be discontinued, namely the Avenger midsize sedan and Grand Caravan minivan.
High-performance variants of the Dart and Journey are on tap, with high-output turbocharged engines; the SRT versions of the Challenger and Charger will get supercharged Hemi V-8 engines. Here's what to expect from the Dodge brand over the next five years:
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Detroit Bureau Chief Aaron Bragman grew up in the Detroit area, comes from an automotive family and is based in Ann Arbor, Mich. Email Aaron