As the years pass, fuel saving technologies like hybrid
drivetrains will become increasingly common. Chrysler currently holds the distinction of having the worst average fuel economy
of any major manufacturer in the United States, which is certainly not something they are proud of, we're sure. The automaker's first hybrid vehicles
, the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen duo, were just priced at a fairly aggressive $45,340 base
and speculation has already begun on what models will be next in line for the hybrid system.
are being placed on the Chrysler 300C and Dodge Charger platform, which seems like a safe wager considering that they, like the Durango and Aspen, are rear wheel drive vehicles. General Motors has already announced that the Vue
will be the first front wheel drive vehicle to get the 2-Mode hybrid system jointly developed by GM, Chrysler and BMW, so it is possible that Chrysler could go with a front engine, front wheel drive platform as well.
[Source: The Detroit News