Filed under: Minivan/Van, Plants/Manufacturing, Chrysler, Dodge Recent reports have suggested that Chrysler may soon phase out its long-running Dodge brand, and while the company remains mum on the subject, you can't blame analysts for thinking that's the direction the Pentastar's everyday brand is heading. After all, Chrysler has shown a willingness to shutter brands, having killed off Plymouth back in 2001, and it's putting big dollars behind its bid to build Fiat into a North American force. Chrysler also recently took the step of spinning off its trucks into the stand-alone Ram brand and relocated its halo Viper supercar under the SRT banner. Couple that with long-held gossip that the full-size Dodge Durango utility vehicle and the Avenger sedan are both living on borrowed time, and you've got a dwindling product portfolio. That would leave Dodge with the Dart compact (a model that isn't selling particularly well), the Charger (which has a mechanical twin in the Chrysler 300) and the Challenger, which could be supplanted by a rumored Chrysler/SRT Cuda. On the people-mover front, Dodge offers the aging Journey and the Grand Caravan, which is the twin to the bigger-margin Chrysler Town & Country. Stories for some time have pegged Chrysler as only moving forward with one minivan, though there has been some waffling as to whether the next-generation MPV would wear the Town & Country badge or that of the Grand Caravan. A new report out of Canada - where the vehicles are built - says that the winner in the sippy-cup derby is the next Chrysler Town & Country, which will carry a 2016 model year designation. In addition, sources report that T&C production at the Windsor Assembly Plant will be joined by an as-yet-unnamed large near-luxury crossover for 2017, another long-rumored model that could be similar in concept to the long-defunct Pacifica. The brand for this new model? You guessed it - Chrysler.Next Chrysler minivan to be Town & Country only, fueling Dodge closure rumors originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 19 Jun 2013 14:14:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Ron Burgundy, we've needed you. I'm a mess without you. I miss you so much! I miss being with you. I miss being near you. I miss your laugh! I miss your scent. I miss your musk. OK! News: Watch Will Ferrell's five funniest moments ever! Which is all a way of saying, after nine long years with no news team, the gang is all back! The first trailer for the Anchorman sequel, Anchorman: The Legend Continues, is now out, and it shows Will Ferrell and his buds in... the 1980s. Cue the Journey! The movie comes out the week of Christmas. You stay classy until then. What did you think of the trailer? Did you like the first movie? Are you excited to see Kristen Wiig involved? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine. Photo credit: Splash
By Lefteris Papadimas and Renee Maltezou ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's ruling party leaders met on Wednesday to try to agree when and how to resume state TV broadcasts, two days after a top court ordered the immediate reopening of the state broadcaster ERT, abruptly closed by the government a week ago. ERT's screens were black or showing color bars for an eighth straight day after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras's unexpected decision to pull the plug at a few hours' notice to save money and help shore up Greece's bankrupt state finances. ...
Passengers from a United Airlines 787 Dreamliner that made an unscheduled landing in Seattle were expected to resume their journey to Japan on Wednesday morning.
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