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Christopher Bruce2012-05-28 15:04:22

Chrysler Dropping Jeep Compass and Chrysler MPV

 
 
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The Town & Country is an upscale version of the Dodge Grand Caravan

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and FiatFiatFiatItaly, 1899 > present159 models
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CEO Sergio Marchionne says that Chrysler is dropping the Jeep CompassCompassJeep CompassUnited States of America, 2007 > present41 versions
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and Chrysler Town & CountryTown & Country (modern) Gen.5Chrysler Town & Country (modern) Gen.5United States of America, 2008 > present12 versions
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from the company's lineup in 2014, and they will be replaced by a single crossover model. This will leave the Chrysler Group with a single minivan- the Dodge Grand CaravanCaravan Gen.5Dodge Caravan Gen.5United States of America, 2008 > present18 versions
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. Marchionne wants to give each Chrysler brand its own identity and eliminate product overlap. 

Both cars fill niches that already exist in the Chrysler brand. The Compass competes directly with the Jeep PatriotPatriotJeep PatriotUnited States of America, 2007 > present25 versions
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, and the Town & Country is identical to the Grand Caravan but with a better interior. 

The plan is that the Town & Country will be replaced with a more luxurious crossover. The Compass and Jeep Patriot ride on the same platform and will likely get a new generation around 2015. 

Chrysler plans to have a hybrid in its lineup by 2017. It also plans to have an electric Fiat 500500 (modern)Fiat 500 (modern)Italy, 2007 > present241 versions
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in the US later this year as a green halo model. Marchionne said that it would lose money on every one it sold. 

Source: Automotive News

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ChryslerChrysler
Town & CountryTown & Country
Town & Country Gen.6Town & Country Gen.6
Town and CountryTown and Country
Engine
V 8 ( 90.0º vee)
Displacement
400 cu in
Top Speed
112 mph
Transmission
3, Automatic
Maximum power
193 hp @ 3600 rpm
Type
Estate (station wagon)
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
--
price
--
annual ownership cost
$ 1.042

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