When the Group Daimler (Mercedes Benz) abandoned to their fate at Chrysler Group LLC, left them in a situation tecnoloógica very committed. The american group did not have sufficient resources to cope with important investments in terms of technology and engines. Because of this, had to content themselves with the crumbs that the germans left them and they are reaching even up to our days.
The platform of propulsion rear that assemble many of the american models (Dodge and Chrysler especially) of the current Fiat Chrysler Cars (FCA) is a derivation, a derivation of which was mounted on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class two generations ago. Evidently, neither by weight, nor by mechanical flexibility is a platform that is suited to the times and this makes the models of FCA to be less competitive than its main rivals.
With the arrival of Fiat to the shareholders of the now defunct Chrysler Group LLC going to change things, although maybe not at the pace that they would like the americans. The reason is simple, because currently FCA has its resources highly concentrated in revive Alfa Romeo and create a range of thrusters and modular platform of propulsion rear good enough to give life to many and varied models.
This is doing that the generational models of Chrysler and Dodge to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean is going to delay it until the year 2020. as soon the current Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger will be updated deeply the next year receiving major changes. These changes will bring as a novelty, the return of the version of the Challenger T abandoned for 46 years, but for now will remain unchanged at the level of platform and mechanical.
The next generations of these models will hit the market on the platform of propulsion back Giorgio. This has been developed expressly for Alfa Romeo and thanks to the employment of this future models of FCA will be the height of who are presenting to General Motors and Ford Motor.
Source – Fiat Chrysler Cars (FCA)