As the world’s leading automakers rush towards developing more and more SUVs, it seems as though an increased number of different body styles are being scrapped in favour of crossovers.
The latest model believed to have been axed from ever reaching the market is the much talked about entry-level Chrysler 100.
Allpar reports that the American automaker is planning a shake-up in its future product line-up on the back of increased demand for crossovers. It is believed to have recently notified investors that its line-up, currently consisting of the 200, 300 and Town & Country, could be changing.
Next year, Chrysler was set to launch a new small sedan dubbed the 100. Created to compete with the Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus, it would have also occupied the same market as the Dodge Dart, also from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. It seems apparent that Chrysler has been dissuaded from entering this market and could have pulled the pin on the 100 entirely.
To help deal with the rising market for crossovers, Chrysler will launch a large seven-seat crossover in 2017, likely as a 2018 model. Details about the car remain minimal but there’s a possibility it could be based around the platform of the 2016 Town & Country meaning it’d be front-wheel drive and utilise a V6 engine. In terms of size, the yet-unnamed Chrysler crossover will be bigger than the Dodge Durango.