Dodge underpins Maserati M157 platform for next-gen Challenger, Charger
After Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it will move to Alfa Romeo’s Giorgio platform for the company’s upcoming models, a report from Automotive News said Dodge has ditched its first plan, and instead will underpin the Maserati Ghibli’s platform.
The US-based publication said both the Dodge Challenger and Charger will be refreshed in 2019, while the other generations are expected to be complete in 2021. The two models will use the current platform of the Ghibli.
Other sources claims that the new Challenger and Charger will pull out some of their weight, and will further modify to improve the fuel economy of these muscle cars.
As for the other models, the Journey will live on Dodge as a rear-wheel-drive, two-row performance crossover under the Alfa Romeo’s Giorgio platform that will share with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
The redesigns in 2021 for the two-door convertible Barracuda are still unknown because of the switching of platform strategies. Even though the production has put to an end last month, the Grand Caravan will be upgraded to comply with the side airbag regulations and will continue until 2019.
The Dodge Durango is set to be redesigned in 2019, while the Viper still has no announcement with regards to replacing the model.