The Future Chrysler Lineup


Chrysler is betting on style to help win over customers. Today, the automaker announced its plans for the future at a presentation in Michigan. Evoking images of the 1950s — yes, even Don Draper from “Mad Men” was shown as an example — executives hope future designs will resonate with consumers as something different in the marketplace. The company’s new logo (above) was used throughout the presentation, as well.

We’re not sure if there will be a true “upscale” move or if the company will stick to style alone — as with the 300C — to sway buyers. The company’s product timeline is below.

At the end of the product roundup, there was absolutely no mention of Alfa Romeo being sold again in the U.S. That was just one of the many points the Wall Street Journal’s sources got wrong in a report last week.


Chrysler 300 Sport edition, Town & Country Fashion edition, PT Cruiser Final edition, Sebring Ocean edition

  • Estimated on sale date: Early 2010

Chrysler Sebring

  • Redesigned model with a new engine, new interior and better fuel economy.
  • Estimated on-sale date: End of 2010

Chrysler Town & Country

  • Gets redesigned inside and out with a new engine, improved fuel economy and better suspension.
  • Estimated on-sale date: End of 2010

Chrysler PT Cruiser

  • Phased out by end of 2010



All-new Chrysler 300

New Fiat-based subcompact, compact, midsize sedan and midsize crossover

All-new Chrysler Town & Country

  • Complete redesign



I thought Chrysler went bankrupt. Did I miss a memo or something?


Yeah, they merged with Fiat. Fiat owns 30% of them... but for some change of events, Fiat now basically owns Chrysler.


any word on whether or not chrysler will retire the 4-sp auto in favor of the cvt or 6-sp auto soon?

Most powertrain changes will take place with all new models or where we say "new engine" so in revised Sebring and Avenger for sure and I'd assume 300C as well.

Don't expect any changes to Caliber/patriot/compass though.


thanks dave t. i bought a sebring during c4c with the 4-cyl/4-sp. at the time, i also test drove a patriot with the cvt that also mimics a 6-sp and was really impressed with it. i ended up buying the sebring because it was more comfortable, had a nicer interior, and was MUCH quieter on the road. knowing that the platforms and engines are shared between the two vehicles, i was left wondering why chrysler would choose to go with the old 4-sp instead of the newer cvt.

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