Chrysler’s lineup is looking pretty bleak these days and the picture will become even worse when dealers finally sell their remaining inventory of 200 sedans. However, Chrysler fans shouldn’t give up hope as there appears several new models on the horizon.
The introduction of new products would certainly be welcome but Automotive News is reporting the redesigned 300 has been scrapped. The model was slated to be launched in 2020 and ride on the Giorgio platform that underpins the Alfa Romeo Giulia. Instead, Chrysler is expected to introduce a significantly updated model in 2019.
Little is known about the car but engineers will reportedly focus on cutting weight and improving fuel efficiency. The report suggests the updated model could be offered with a new turbocharged four-cylinder as well as an upgraded V6. Despite these eco-minded changes, a 300 Hellcat could be introduced late next year.
2019 will also see the introduction of a new mid-size crossover. Slated to be based on the same platform that underpins the Jeep Cherokee, the model will reportedly be built at the Belvidere Assembly Plant in Illinois and offer three rows of seating.
A larger crossover could arrive in 2021 and revive the Aspen name that was previously used on a rebadged version of the Dodge Durango. That particular model failed to connect with consumers but the new version will be reportedly be based on the Pacifica.
At the lower end of the spectrum, FCA has reportedly looked at importing the Fiat Tipo into the United States. If this occurs, the model could potentially join the Chrysler lineup as a Neon.