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


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Dodge Journey, Fiat Freemont in Europe, is one of the older models of the catalog of FCA. It was released in the year 2008, and received a major restyling in 2011, when Fiat absorbed Chrysler, and in Europe the model happened to be the Fiat Freemont, with major changes to the inner level and of development.

it is Now the Dodge Journey, and Fiat Freemont will be manufactured in Toluca, Mexico, but the intention of the FCA would be to move the production of the model to Italy. In this way, in the city of Toluca would be site to produce more models of the Jeep brand and Ram, which is driving FCA. At the same time, make better use of some of the plants of Italian Fiat, which from the beginning of the crisis are underutilized.

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Dodge Jounrey

The new Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot will be the model ordered to occupy the hollow of the Dodge Journey and Fiat Freemont. However, the production of the current model will remain in Toluca until the death of this generation. It is anticipated that the new generation of the Journey and Freemont begins to occur in Italy to 2018. In the city of Toluca will start the next July 25, the production of the Model Year 2017, while that on the 17th of July 2017 will be the Model Year 2018, expecting that the production of the current model may have two more years of life from now.

About the next generation, is expected to use the platform of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, so that the Journey and Freemont would be models of traction front-to-rear, with versions of all-wheel drive as an option. For the new model can be expected all-new powertrains, gearboxes automatic eight relations. Interestingly, in north America still sells the Journey with engine 2.4 petrol 173 HP and automatic gearbox four-speed.

Source – Automotive News

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