No more new Dodges will be sold in the UK after the Journey was deleted from price lists
Mark Tisshaw
27 September 2010

Dodge has been axed from the UK.

Company insiders confirmed that no more Dodge models would be sold in the country after the unloved Journey MPV was quietly deleted from price lists.

Dodge’s other UK models – Caliber and Nitro – have both been axed in the UK in recent months following poor sales.

Dodge’s parent firm Chrysler is being restructured across Europe under new owner Fiat. This move is expected to see Lancia models launched in the UK and Europe with Chrysler badges to make use of the existing dealer sales and servicing network.

Dodge will still have a presence in some European markets but will retreat to a niche role in most, or a complete withdrawal as in the UK. It is not yet known whether the all-new 2012 Viper will be available in the UK; it’s most likely to be available as an unofficial import or officially through Chrysler dealerships.

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27 September 2010

[quote Autocar]Dodge has been axed from the UK.[/quote]

Didn't see that one coming....

Where has all Japanese design went to?

27 September 2010

just chevy, jeep and chrysler to go

ESB

27 September 2010

GOOD! I've studied and driven all the current Dodge models on sale and they're badly engineered, cynically marketed, irrelevant cars. They sell in the states due to patriotism and lower quality expectations but have no place in the UK's savvy market. Bye Dodge. We won't miss you.

27 September 2010

[quote Zeddy]

[quote Autocar]Dodge has been axed from the UK.[/quote]

[/quote] Ha brilleant love it lol . As for Dodge going is sad but there interiors were very old and cheap plasticky 80s like even they were a bit different do and I thought the Journey looked good maybe a new dash inside would have helped it . The Nitro seemed cool the Calibre was different but not good enough a well .

27 September 2010

It is said a time to come and a time to go.this was inevitable!!!!not even at the races id say.

27 September 2010

Good news. Rubbish brutal designs being dumped on the UK market.

27 September 2010

[quote] This move is expected to see Lancia models launched in the UK and Europe with Chrysler badges to make use of the existing dealer sales and servicing network.[/quote]

I thnk I'd rather buy a Lancia.

27 September 2010

.......I always quite liked the Journey a nice looking MPVish thing, shame its gone.

As much as I hate the idea of Chrysler badged Lancia`s if it means we can have the option to buy the fantastic looking Delta, then please bring it on.

27 September 2010

To be honest, I thought that the Journey was pretty good. I had one as a courtesy car last week when mine was in for a service and I was quite impressed with it. It was a base model but it had a good spec and had some good features. It was also comfortable. I would far prefer one to say a Zafira. I suspect some of the problem it had was people making comments about it despite having never driven or seen one.

Besides, it wont be gone for long. Expect to find the Journey again soon at your local Fiat Dealership. When the refreshed model comes out next year, in europe, it will be badged as a Fiat.

I hope Dodge will return as a niche manufacturer next year as I so badly want a Challenger. Chevrolet will be bringing the Camaro.

27 September 2010

[quote Autocar]Dodge has been axed from the UK.[/quote]

Will anybody notice ?

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