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Unread 2009-11-05, 08:29 AM   #28
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Chrysler's 5-Year Business Plan: The Product Breakdown

Chrysler LLC has concluded its 7-hour-long marathon presentation of the business plan (read our Live Blog of the event here) that will see it through the next five years, and what we're left with is a little confusing. It's almost as if the automaker's new executives, amidst apologizing for the company's past and promising to do better in the future, were hoping we'd all fall asleep or get lost in the details. Well, we didn't fall asleep or get lost, and below you'll find a breakdown of what we learned while spending the day hip deep in Chrysler's future product. You can also check out the slides from Chrysler's presentation relating to product in the gallery below.

Models On Their Way Out

* Jeep Patriot (end of 2012)
* Jeep Compass (end of 2012)
* Jeep Commander (end of 2010, may continue being sold internationally)
* Chrysler PT Cruiser (end of 2010)
* Dodge Dakota (mid 2011)
* Dodge Caliber (mid 2012)
* Dodge Viper (mid 2011, may return in 2012)

New Models That Are Coming

* Jeep compact SUV (2013, supplied by Fiat, may be Panda)
* Jeep small CUV (2013, supplied by Fiat, replaces Patriot and Compass)
* Jeep Liberty (2013, replaced by Fiat product but retains name)
* Chrysler small car (2013, supplied by Fiat)
* Chrysler compact sedan (2012, supplied by Fiat, replaces PT Cruiser)
* Chrysler Sebring (2013, replaced by Fiat product but retains name)
* Chrysler midsize CUV (2013, supplied by Fiat)
* Ram midsize unibody pickup (under consideration for 2011)
* Ram large and small commercial van (2012, supplied by Fiat)
* Dodge small car (2013, supplied by Fiat)
* Dodge compact sedan (2012, supplied by Fiat)
* Dodge Avenger (major update 2010, replaced by Fiat product 2013)
* Dodge full-size CUV (2010)
* Fiat 500 (late 2010, convertible 2011, Abarth 2012)

Models Staying, Receiving Attention

* Jeep Wrangler Diesel (2010/2011, not confirmed for U.S. market... yet)
* Jeep Grand Cherokee (all-new 2010)
* Chrysler 300C (all-new 2010)
* Chrysler Town & Country (major update 2010, next-gen 2014)
* Ram 1500/2500/3500 (major update 2012)
* Dodge Journey (major update 2010)
* Dodge Nitro (major update 2011 under consideration)
* Dodge Challenger (refresh 2011)
* Dodge Charger (all-new 2010)
* Dodge Grand Caravan (major update 2010, next-gen 2014)

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