Automotive News obtained some interesting information concerning the Charger’s future: according to them, the next iteration of the full-size sedan will be based on an Alfa Romeo platform, more specifically the one underpinning the Giulia. Obviously, it would need to be stretched to accommodate the Charger’s size.
While the new powertrain will be able to develop 300hp with ease, the news certainly shocked us as the Charger is appearing to be downsizing. If the final facelift Charger is going to end up as a success, then it will be highly likely for the next-gen Charger to adopt the same small capacity engine strategy.
However, the pressure is also on to make the new Pacifica a huge hit. According to speculations, Chrysler is planning to discontinue the Dodge Grand Caravan, supposedly the company’s most successful minivan to date. This means that the 2017 Pacifica will need to outshine sales of some of its lineup cousins. Last year alone, the Dodge Grand Caravan had more than 97,141 units sold in the U.S., while Chrysler has sold 93,848 Chrysler Town & Country minivans.
Already available in Chrysler showrooms, the 2017 Pacifica has a $28,595 price tag without the destination charge.