Chrysler’s future model lineup is under re-evaluation due to shifts in the automotive industry such as lower fuel prices and increased demand for SUVs and crossovers, AllPar reports.
The announcement that Chrysler big wigs were reconsidering the brand’s future came at a recent investors meeting. There it was said that fuel prices are currently low and are expected to remain that way until at least 2020 and that demand for small cars in general is also low.
As a result, Chrysler may no longer bring the 100 C-segment hatchback to market. Instead, a subcompact crossover similar to the Fiat 500X may arrive in its place, or it may be cancelled or altogether. A replacement for the Dodge Journey mid-size crossover under the Chrysler brand is also expected to arrive, along with a full-size crossover and a replacement for the 300 sedan.
The next-generation Chrysler Town & Country, which will be available as a PHEV, is still on track and will debut at the 2016 North America International Auto Show in Detroit. The minivan should remain Chrysler’s most up-to-date product for some time, with the future products listed above still believed to be a couple of years out.