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8Spy shots: Dodge's 'JC49' midsized crossover

Dodge's latest crossover (codenamed JC49) has been spotted again, out testing ahead of its sales launch early next year. Likely to be built at Chrysler's Toluca plant, the new crossover is tipped to share its platform with the Sebring family and could even spawn a new version of the PT Cruiser.

27Spy Shots: Dodge JC49 Crossover

Whoopee, just what Dodge needs, another crossover. We're glad that operations are still underway after the sale announcement, but come on, have cars been forsaken? The Jalopnik boys captured an odd duo cruising around; a JC 49 with camo, followed by a PSA minivan. Would it be rude to confess we're more interested in the French van?

9Spy Shots: JC49 Dodge Crossover

Times have been tough lately for the Chrysler group, so we're happy to see the company is soldiering on. Dodge may be late to the crossover game, but with a best-selling minivan, the automaker hasn't had the need to bring another people mover to market. However, with minivan sales stagnant and competitors ushering in a greater variety of products into the showroom, we think it's a good idea for Dodge to take a stab at the crossover segment.

15Spy Shots: Dodge "JC49" Crossover

You never know what you'll see while sitting high up in a tree. Case in point is this crossover from Dodge that KGP photographers caught while, um... rescuing a kitten. Known internally as the "JC49", this CUV based on the Dodge Avenger/Chrysler Sebring platform is news to us. Apparently it's meant to take on such vehicles as the Ford Edge and Toyota Highlander in the marketplace, which we suppose there's room for in Dodge's lineup considering most of its utility vehicles are of the truck-based

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