FCA has previewed a Dodge Barracuda convertible to dealers at a meeting in Las Vegas on Tuesday, says a new report from Automotive News. It will be based on the rear-wheel drive platform that underpins the Alfa Romeo Giulia. The next-gen Charger was also previewed at the dealers meeting and is said to resemble the 1999 Dodge Charger R/T concept that was designed by Tom Gale.
For the Jeep brand, the next generation Jeep Wrangler was additionally previewed at the meeting. A dealer told the publication that the next-gen Wrangler “stays pretty true to its current form.” The highly anticipated Grand Wagoneer that is set to make a comeback after being absent in the market for over two over decades, was also shown to the dealers. The 8-seat luxury SUV was set to arrive in 2018 but has been delayed reportedly.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Track Hawk that has been rumoured for a while now, was also previewed to the dealers, as per the report. It will be powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 engine and dealers were told that it would have a 0-60 mph (0-97 km/k) acceleration time of 3.5 seconds.
Coming to the Italian brands owned by FCA, future Alfa Romeo and Maserati models were also shown. The upcoming Alfa Romeo crossover was previewed, while the 2016 Fiat 124 Spider and its Abarth variant also marked their presence.
[Source: Automotive News]