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The Dodge Journey and Fiat Freemont next could be manufactured in Italy


Fiat Freemont Cross

The Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont in Europe, is one of the oldest models of the catalogue of FCA. It was launched on the market in the year 2008, and received a major restyling in 2011, when Fiat absorbed Chrysler and in Europe the model became the Fiat Freemont, with important changes at home and tuning.

Currently the Dodge Journey and Fiat Freemont are manufactured in Toluca, Mexico, but the intent of FCA would move production of the model to Italy. Thus, in Toluca would site to produce more models of Jeep and Ram, which is more driving FCA. At the same time, would take better advantage some of Italian Fiat plants, which are underused since the onset of the crisis.

Dodge Jounrey SE

Dodge Jounrey is

The new Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot will be the models responsible for dealing with the hollow of the Dodge Journey and Fiat Freemont. However, the production of the current model will remain in Toluca until this generation dies. It is expected that the new generation of the Journey and Freemont begins to occur in Italy to 2018. Toluca will begin July 25 production Model Year 2017, while July 17, 2017 will make it the Model Year 2018, hoping that the production of the current model can have two more years of life now.

Over the next generation, is expected to use the platform of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, making the Journey and Freemont would be front to rear-wheel drive models, with versions of AWD as an option. For the new model fit expect completely new engines, with automatic gearboxes of eight relationships. Interestingly, in North America still sells the Journey with engine 2.4 petrol 173 HP and four-speed automatic gearbox.

Source – Automotive News

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