Last edited by whitejeep1989; 10-01-2012 at 05:49 PM.
Originally Posted by alleghenyman
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I don't agree that overlap is necessarily bad, aside from extra costs of separate dealerships and HQ staffing. If engineers are shared across brands, with the difference mostly being the designers that makes each car a little different for their brand...bumpers, side molding, interior mostly. I liked the slight differences. Personally, I preferred the Plymouth version of the early LH car. With GM, I preferred Pontiac, at least until Cadillac woke up, although the time overlap was minimal.
Still though, let's go with what is there now. Less or no overlap. I agree with you that the Abarth version should be sold with Fiat as a Fiat, or at least without extra hassle and staffing. Same with RAM. I don't know what's up with the Mopar brand, but I doubt I'd like it. SRT almost seems like a nice idea for enthusiasts, but I can't see an entire brand getting by with nothing but sporty cars. Aside from the Viper, they've been going retro modern. What happens when that well dries up and they realize that Chrysler as a whole still doesn't have much in the way of designers? That's actually the biggest thing. Unless they're going to share design resources, they're going to sink again. Ideally I'd like to see them with a design house like they had in the 90's. They were the epitome of what Lutz said about looks selling cars. With those design capabilities, and their current interiors, and what seems like improving quality, they might do very well.
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
I will no reveal my sources but the srt dart is green lighted and being tested and developed.
1. No awd, only fwd will be offered to keep costs down.
2. Lotus has been contracted to develop the engine and suspension.
3. 2013-2014 model year it will be released. My source believes 2014 is more than likely.
4. BHP goal is 265hp.
The Charger has 4 doors now, the Dart is FWD, and a black guy is president. Call it progress .