A tanking light
more than most automakers, and a quick glance at the Pentastar's lineup shows that its lack of a small car isn't helping matters, either. Another thing that
doesn't appear to have in the immediate future is a
. That doesn't mean such a product will never exist, though
. Chrysler spokesman Nick Cappa told the
Detroit Free Press
I will produce an
in "three to five years." Though Mr. Cappa didn't give any details about the project, he did say the skunkworks tech could "turn everything into a range-extended vehicle and take it beyond the 2020 campaign for 35 miles per gallon." We're not sure if "turn everything" means that ENVI is going to enable every Chrysler vehicle to surpass 2020
levels, but it sure sounds like it.
For Chrysler's oversized
body, a 2013 time frame might as well be the date of the unveiling of the Chrysler Starship
. They're looking for something to sell
, and the Pentastar has given them very few commitments. The dealers are pleased with upcoming
models, and a two-mode
will help some, but efficient vehicles with plenty of volume is the order of the day. Make that yesterday.