Since the establishment of Fiat/Chrysler group, the fate of some vehicle models has become uncertain. One of the models, who is smiling bright future, is the Dodge Journey SUV model. This model is very popular in the market of the North American continent. Although in this market represented a large number of high quality and attractive crossover SUV models, Journey managed to achieve good sales results. During 2015, the market will appear 2016 Dodge Journey. It will be a representative of a new generation of SUVs.
2016 Dodge Journey – Changes
The current model is sold since 2009, and belongs to the second generation. The last changes, this model has undergone in 2011. Then was upgraded exterior and interior design, and the vehicle is aesthetically progressed. 2016 Dodge Journey will be based on the new platform. It is a new CUSW platform, which is primarily intended for the Alfa Romeo Giulietta and Chrysler 200 models. On the same platform is set up and a new Jeep Cherokee SUV model. This platform supports a front-wheel drive, as well as the possibility of installing a wide range of power units. New Generation Dodge Journey models will be produced on the territory of USA, instead in Mexico, where he has produced. Unique platform and production models with the same platform in one place, significantly reducing the cost of production vehicles. Therefore, it is expected and favorable price of new models on the market.
2016 Dodge Journey is the primarily intended for the Canadian market and the US market. Its re-badge model, on the market of Europe and Australia, is sold under the name Fiat Freemont. Although Freemont, more recently, also available in the North American continent, 2016 Journey will be ‘number one’ in this market. The new platform, certain redesign and the possibility of extending the range of engines, will make the new Journey, very competitive in its class. Competition in the compact crossover class is the very strong. The biggest competitors are the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. The company hopes that the new generation will exceed, previous sales results from 80,000 units a year. However, most competitors achieve better sales results.
Price of new Journey
The current model is offered with two different engines. These are four-cylinder engine volume of 2.4 liters, with 173 hp and 3.6 L V6 engine with 283 hp. The price of the current model is $ 19.990. Official data on prices 2016 Dodge Journey model, there is still no. Possible changes drive units and redesign, may affect the increase in price of the new model. On the other hand, reducing the cost of production vehicles, may affect the price reduction. It is realistic to expect that the price of the new model to be within the limits of the current model prices.