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Mexican-built crossover MPV to be rebadged a Fiat in Europe
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27 December 2010

The Dodge Journey MPV is to be given a new life as a Fiat in Europe. As part of Fiat-Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne’s merging of the two car-makers, the 2011 Journey will be rebranded the ‘Fiat Freemont’, and sold through Fiat dealerships, after an unveiling at the Geneva motor show in March.The Freemont will become the first rebadged Chrysler/Dodge to get a Fiat engine: the 168bhp 2.0-litre JTDM unit, in place of the Journey’s VW-sourced diesel motor. It’s hoped that the new engine, plus Chrysler’s 2011-model-year refresh on the car, as well as wider availability throughout Fiat’s European dealer network, will boost sales of the car.The Freemont will also serve as a replacement for Fiat’s Ulysee MPV, which has just gone out of production.

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marktobin 4 January 2011

Re: Dodge Journey to become Fiat

absolutely, Chrysler's revised vehicles that have been previewed so far seem to be going in the right direction. Test drives by American magazines (not always Chrysler's biggest fans) all suggest much better products that can finally take on (in America's case) the Japanese giants! it'll be interesting to see how these new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep products stand against European rivals!

Zeddy 4 January 2011

Re: Dodge Journey to become Fiat

Overdrive wrote:
For one thing, their latest range of cars have much improved interior

+1

ianp55 4 January 2011

Re: Dodge Journey to become Fiat

Will it still be made in Mexico or will it be produced in Europe?

Putting the JTD engine in it should produce a big improvement but what will be the petrol option are they carrying on with the old Chrysler/Hyundai/Mitsubishi unit or something from the Fiat range?