Here Are All The Cars FCA Could Release As Part Of 2018 Plans

While many automakers are downsizing their models and chasing fuel economy targets, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is seemingly going in another direction.

Last week, the chief executive of the conglomerate, Sergio Marchionne, revealed that the expanded Alfa Romeo range would be pushed back by a couple of years while also confirming that a smattering of new Jeep models and SUVs will be launched, making the most out of this booming market.

While the executive failed to reveal just what new models will see the light of day, Automotive News has a pretty good idea of what could be on the cards.

Starting with the Chrysler brand, we know that the all-new Pacifica will be retained as will the 300 sedan. The current 200 will be ditched, though a replacement and possibly a smaller 100 compact, could be outsourced, as Marchionne suggested. Acting as the firm’s third (or 5th, if the previous plans materialize) could be a full-sized crossover based on the Pacifica’s platform.

As for Dodge, the Dart will be canned while the Challenger and Charger will be retained. A brand new Barracuda could launch however, as may a redesigned version of the Journey.

Jeep’s fleet is tipped to expand the most following the introduction of a new Grand Wagoneer and the entry-level Wagoneer. Additionally, a replacement to the Compass/Patriot is under development as is a Wrangler-based pickup truck. A small A-segment Jeep is also expected to hit the market while the existing Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited and Renegade will complete the range.

Finally, Ram’s offerings are expected to increase including the launch of a Chevrolet Suburban SUV rival and the retention of the 1500, 2500, 3500, ProMaster and ProMaster City.

PHOTO GALLERY

Hot Rods And Electric Motors Are A Match Made In Heaven

Although huge V8s used to be synonymous with the genre, the times, they are a changin.

Here’s What It’s Like To Own The Nissan Leaf For A Year

The long-term test reveals the ups and downs of actual Leaf ownership.

Next-Gen Kia Optima To Have A Progressive Design With A Strong Identity

The upcoming Optima probably will be more conservative than the new Hyundai Sonata.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe: Should You Cancel That Bimmer X6?

Was the Cayenne Coupe worth the wait? Yes, it was – and then some .

Check Out The Fun Exterior Colors Of The Hyundai Venue

Sales of the Hyundai Venue in the United States will commence later this year.

Can The Audi Q8 Make A Statement Among Other SUV Coupes?

If comfort is what tickles your fancy, then the Q8 is apparently the one to go for.

All-New Opel Corsa Gets Dressed In GSi Suit, Tries On An OPC Tux, Too

Apart from the usual versions, the brand new Corsa will also come in warm and hot hatch guise as well.

The Airbus Alpha Two Is The Company’s Flying Taxi Future

The Airbus Alpha Two has completed a number of test flights and hit 170 km/h.

Audi Considering An All-Electric A8, Decision Still Pending

What’s next? Electric BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class? Quite possibly, yes.

What If The Aston Martin DB11’s Replacement Were An Edgy Shooting Brake?

The DB12, as we expect it will be named, will undoubtedly be a very high-tech product.