I imagine the Cherokee, Compass, and Renegade, currently using Fiat platforms, will move to Peugeot platforms when redesigned. Don't know the future of the minivan or the Dodge RWD cars. I thought Fiat wasted a lot of money reviving Alfa Romeo, just as Cadillac did on its RWD platforms.
Dodge Journey used the GS platform co-developed by DaimlerChrysler and Mitsubishi Motors, first introduced in 2005. Journey is the final non-Mitsubishi model to use that platform.
LX platform used by Challenger came out in 2004.
That sounds like a good decision to keep interest going for the medium term. If the recent leaks (especially TFL's) are any indication, these more capable models should be something to look forward to.
As far as I know I believe it's legit... I sent a text to a friend for confirmation.
There will be a nice cadence of additions over the next 2 years or so.
There will be a top dog this coming model year, though it may be "late availability" and I'm not sure how much they'll spill about it next week.
I think it's good to have a separation between Raptor and Bronco for strategic purposes. If Ford really wants to grow the Bronco, it is probably better to let Bronco be defined differently than Raptor. Like I could see an Expedition Raptor be made well before a Bronco Raptor, which I am okay with.
I don't even know if the "top" Bronco will come out the first model year or not.
Can't wait to see the reveal and further announcements regarding the lineup, including the higher performance model. Also, can you comment on the floating Bronco video that was posted above? Is that legit or some clever edits?
I mocked Chrysler for using warmed-over 1998-vintage Daimler platforms after that merger, but I can at least say now that, for the most part, those platforms paid off and then some - handsome, reliable, and I continue to be amazed what FCA can wring from the Challenger lineup.
That said...the shift to Fiat- and Alfa-based platforms is a huge red flag to me. Reliability of both brands is...less than stellar. I'm not sure I'll trust another FCA product once the DaimlerChrysler platforms are retired.