Report: Fiat and Chrysler investigating new rear-wheel drive platform for future models

AutomotiveNews reports that Fiat and Chrysler are seeking to up the ante with their offerings by working on a rear- and all-wheel drive platform to be shared throughout Fiat’s corporate stable. The platform will be destined for future Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, and Dodge models in hopes to tighten the conglomerate’s aim on the proverbial segment leaders mainly from Germany.

As of now, the platform is currently deep in its research and development phase and still has yet to be approved for production. Should the green light be given however, word is that the platform will be used to underpin the much-anticipated Alfa Romeo Giulia mid-sized sedan and a future flagship sedan. It will also be shared with the next generation Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans, as well as the Challenger’s successor.

Alfa Romeo’s original plan to replace the mid-sized 159 in 2014 was to have the Giulia sedan ride on the Fiat’s current CUSW modular architecture, which is used for the current Alfa Romeo Giulietta compact and the Dodge Dart. It also served as a starting point for the latest Jeep Cherokee revival and the next generation Chrysler 200.

As of now, Alfa Romeo does not produce any rear-wheel driven automobiles.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: AutomotiveNews

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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