Rear-wheel-drive sedans to be Chrysler’s next hybrids

Chrysler has already announced pricing for its 2009 Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango HEMI hybrids. Now the company is moving quickly to expand its ‘green’ lineup.

“These are our first hybrids, but they are not going to be our last,” said Michael Berube, a senior manager for Chrysler brand marketing. “In the future, hybrid and another fuel-saving technology will come in all sizes, shapes and colors.”

According to the Detroit News, the next most logical vehicles are Chrysler’s rear-wheel drive sedans and trucks. Executives have hinted that the next hybrids could come in rear-wheel-drive Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Charger.

According to Chrysler chief engineer of hybrid powertrain programs, Chrysler could also use its two-mode hybrid system and adapt it to front-wheel-drive.


Source: Detroit News