Week in Review: January 24-30, 2016
The Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart are dead
As part of Fiat-Chrysler's updated five-year plan, the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart sedans are destined for The Great Car Crusher In The Sky. The models are expected to "run their course," according to FCA boss Sergio Marchionne, and will be phased out in the near future.
... And maybe that's a good thing
Editor-in-Chief Michael Austin explains why Marchionne's decision to kill the 200 and Dart isn't as crazy as you might think. The plan is to discontinue these slow-selling models to free up production for more crossovers and trucks, which are hugely profitable.
Jeep and Ram are FCA's stars
Speaking of trucks and crossovers, that's where FCA is putting its energy. In addition to the Chrysler/Dodge news, Marchionne outlined plans to expand Jeep and Ram production, and detailed new variants of the Wrangler that will eventually see production. A Wrangler Hybrid? It might just be happening.
Meet the Porsche 718 Boxster
Porsche recently confirmed that its next generation of Boxster and Cayman models would resurrect the 718 nameplate. Now, we've got all the details on the droptop 718 Boxster and Boxster S, ahead of its debut in Geneva this March.
The 200-mph Jaguar F-Type SVR is coming to Geneva
As the kids say, "Yasssss." We love the Jaguar F-Type, and news of an even hotter SVR model is like music to our ears. This sweet little coupe will be able to hit 200 miles per hour, and it's going to storm the Geneva Motor Show in just a few weeks.
Opel's back-to-basics GT sport coupe
Opel (and UK version, Vauxhall) is bringing a slick little coupe to the Geneva show this year. But rather than high-power antics, this one is a back-to-basics little thing that focuses on good handling, low weight, and just enough power. Oh, and red tires!
What we drove this week
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