Concern Stellantis will not let Chrysler branch disappear – DRIVE

Minivan Pacifica and its basic modification Voyager – Chrysler breadwinners. In the United States, 93,802 cars were sold in 2020, which is only four percent less than the year before last. Prices – from $ 26,985 to $ 39,995, excluding delivery to the dealer (from 2 to 2.97 million rubles).

The Chrysler brand has been in a fever for a long time, and now the situation is such that the Americans have left only the sedan in the lineup. 300 and minivan Pacificawhich belong to the segments that are losing popularity. Plus, last year the demand for Chrysler cars in the home market fell by 13% – to 110,464 copies. Against this background, rumors spread that after the creation of the concern Stellantis the Chrysler division is said goodbye However, during a February trip to the US, Stelantis CEO Carlos Tavares said that Chrysler would live within the new auto giant.

Automakers are quietly remove sedans from the model lines for the USA, but Chrysler 300 everything is being sold and sold, albeit badly. In 2020, demand dropped to 16,653 – minus 43%! But the “three hundredth” can be bought with the good old Hemi V8 5.7 (368 hp, 534 N • m) for $ 41 395 (3.1 million rubles). The basic version with V6 3.6 (304 hp, 358 N • m) will cost $ 30 445 (2.3 million).

Tavares visited Jefferson North Assembly Plant, where they collect Jeep Grand Cherokee L, and spoke with reporters, dealers and trade unions in a virtual press conference. The Portuguese assured everyone that in the coming months his team will determine the direction of the brand’s development and will appoint him a manager, whose duties are temporarily fulfilled by the former head of the FCA passenger cars division Tim Kuniskis. Development options were also discussed at the virtual meeting, one of which could be the transformation of Chrysler into an electric car manufacturer with an emphasis on autopilot technologies.


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