Tuesday, May 06, 2014

FIAT's future plans.


Today Fiat revealed its 5 year plan for the whole company.
Some of the news are:
-SRT is now back to Dodge. (Which is great, and means they won't be killing Dodge anytime soon...)
-Dodge will not be getting the next Minivan
-The next Chrysler Minivan will get a plug-in hybrid version
-Dodge will get a midsize car in 2 years, as well as a smaller B segment car.
Etc...

But the biggest news is the huge 7 billion investment in Alfa Romeo.
With all new RWD platforms and Ferrari engines for the top models.

Above is a schedule of all upcoming models for the brand.
This photo was also part of the presentation.
It does kind of look like the Opel Insignia/Buick Regal. But this is from Fiat...

So this could be the upcoming mid sized Alfa. Maybe....
What do you think?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

There's nothing in the plans indicating that Dodge is getting a midsize sedan. The Avenger will die in 2016 (along with the Grand Caravan) and there will be a Journey replacement, but NO midsize sedan. Not sure where in the plan you got that.

Vince Burlapp said...

My mistake. You are right.

- Dodge is getting a new Dart in 2016 (So soon?) And Journey.
- Is is getting a smaller B segment in 2018

Anonymous said...

You have not mentioned Fiat's 2 cars(mentioned on another site):

2015 Fiat 500X( iirc, the report did not say anything about if this is going to be released in 2014, or 2015).

Also... there was mention of a "mystery" Fiat(car?).

You posted a photo of a "mystery" Fiat not too long ago... might be the vehicle mentioned on the other site?

From what a salesman told me at an auto show, a few months ago.. "rumors" were the car would be about the size (length) of the Fit, and compete against the Fiesta( more "fun to drive", than the current 500L CUV.... this would be a 5 door version of the 500 Car... where the 500L is a CUV..).

Guess we'll have to wait and see.




Anonymous said...

Close, the Dart is just getting refreshed/facelifted in 2016

The Anonymous said...

I think it's a mistake for Dodge not to have a mid-size offering after the Avenger gets the ax.

Also, why are they redesigning the Dart so soon?? Is it really selling that poorly?

Anonymous said...

The Dart that we had looked at was ok, but for the price, there are a few other choices out there that may be better, and it seems that maybe the general car buying public is thinking the same way, thus, the "early" rework of the Dart?
PS: sorry for the run-on sentence(paragraph).

Anonymous said...

The photo looks to me like it could be an Alfa version of the Chrysler 200 (Giulia?), which appears to be due in Q4 2015.