Chrysler will soon decide on Dodge Nitro, Jeep Liberty replacements

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 18, 2011

In “about 40 days,” Chrysler will make a decision on the replacement for the Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty SUVs, according to Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. These two vehicles, which are produced at Chrysler’s Toledo North Assembly plant, belong to the mid-sized SUV segment. Marchionne refers to this as the “most significant hole” in its product lineup.

The Nitro and Liberty are lightly regarded; in fact, they trail segment leaders such as the Honda CRV and Ford Escape.

As a result, the Nitro and Liberty were not included in those that were revamped for the 2011 product offensive. Marchionne said that the Nitro has to be replaced but not necessarily by a Dodge-brand SUV. He added that Chrysler is conducting customer clinics on replacement vehicles and has it about 80% right.

Several industry experts have raised questions on why the V-8 engine still exists in a generation that boasts of the 35 mpg car. However, Chrysler said that it will upgrade its legendary Hemi V-8 engine.

Marchionne said that the company has to “continue to invest” in the Hemi. Meanwhile, Jeep will be bringing back the Grand Wagoneer in January 2013. The Grand Wagoneer would be a seven-seat SUV and it will have the same platform as the one used on the Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango. [via autonews - sub. required]

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

In Japan, Toyota stays in the limelight by always cooking up something new for its famous 86 sports car. A colour orange Toyota 86 performance edition is one that’s hard...
by - December 4, 2016
Back in 2009, Nissan first introduced the Nissan Leaf, the company’s first all-electric vehicle. LEAF stands for Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car and this particular EV has been considered as...
by - December 3, 2016
In the minivan segment, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is already impressive in terms of fuel economy figures – as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, the...
by - December 2, 2016
Having a blacked-out Bentley Mulsanne Speed is already menacing by itself but by naming it as the Bamford X, it became all the more imposing. This model was made by...
by - December 2, 2016
We have good news for those who are waiting for the latest version of the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. It was just unveiled in November at the 2016 Los Angeles...
by - December 2, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries