FCA to shift Dodge Journey production from Mexico to Italy

Automotive News reports that a new Dodge Journey will arrive for 2019 and it’ll be based on Alfa Romeo’s new rear-drive Giorgio platform. For that end, production of the Journey successor will move from Toluca, Mexico to Italy, according to the news outlet.

Last month, the Dodge Journey sales sank 52% to 5,665 units, but year-to-date sales are still up 5% to 69,342 crossovers.

“While the Chrysler brand will fill the midsize, three-row crossover segment for FCA in 2019, the Journey will live on for Dodge as a rear-wheel-drive, two-row performance crossover on the Giorgio platform, which it will share with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio,” says the report. 

Fiat Chrysler is expected base the next Dodge Charger and Challenger on this platform too.


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