is getting ready to launch the
hybrids into the world in a few months, the question of what's next arises. We already know about the
Ram getting the Two-Mode
system in 2010. About this time last year at Chrysler's 2008 model year preview
EVP-product development Frank Klegon indicated that there would be additional hybrid applications coming in the next few years
. Mike Accavitti, Dodge Brand director told the Detroit Free Press that the
crossover is one of the possible candidates that is being looked at. The
seems an obvious candidate and could see the Two-Mode hybrid soon.
is actually supplying the two-mode transmissions for the
and Ram and has a front wheel drive version that will debut this fall in the
. It's possible that GM could supply that same unit to development partner Chrysler for applications like the Journey. Since the Journey shares a platform with Chrysler's mid-size
they could also see hybrid versions. The
would also seem like a good application since many drivers of such vehicles use them around town to shuttle munchkins and businesses use them as delivery vehicles.
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