In case you missed the memo, crossovers are officially the new black. Or at least, the new SUV. The latest automaker to jump on the bandwagon is Dodge, which will launch a crossover, based on the new Chrysler Sebring platform, in early 2008, following the debut of the Sebring's twin, the Dodge Avenger, in late 2007.

The new model initially will be buit in Mexico, with later expansion to DaimlerChrysler's Chinese operations, possibly indicating global aspirations for the new vehicle. Rumors have the Dodge crossover followed by a Chrysler version in the 2010 timeframe. Baby Aspen anyone?

Sources cited by Automotive News expect the Dodge crossover/Dodge Avenger link to be similar to the relationship between the Ford Edge and its sedan platform, the Fusion.

[Source: Automotive News]

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