The Dodge Journey will continue on in its current form for at least another two model years, an anonymous Fiat Chrysler source has told Automotive News.
The Journey mid-size crossover was to be replaced this fall with a new three-row crossover based on FCA’s new Compact U.S. Wide architecture. However that new model would have been built alongside either the Dogde Dart or Chrysler 200 with which it would share a platform, but those models will soon be discontinued and production of their replacements outsourced.
As a result of the production shift, the arrival of the replacement for the current JC-based Journey has been pushed back until at least 2019. The Journey has been in production in its current form since 2008 and receiving its last major refresh for the 2011 model year, however with the decision to keep the model in production, Dodge may soon apply updates to keep it fresh in the marketplace.
The Journey’s U.S. rose to 105,400 in 2015 the model’s fifth consecutive year of sales growth, according to AN data.