The brand-new Dodge Journey, also known in Europe as Fiat Freemont, will be modernized soon and will be built in a new FWD platform derived from Alfa Romeo and used in variety of vehicles, including 2015 model year Jeep Cherokee and Chrysler 200, also known as CUSW which stands for Compact U.S. Wide platform.
Furthermore, new Journey will be producing in U.S. factory, in Sterling Height, Michigan instead of Mexico, where the present generation of model is building. No exact details regarding changes are unknown yet, but it would be definitely a complete redesign, due to the fact that current generation of Journey is producing for 5 years.
The 2016 Dodge Journey exact release date is unknown but expected in late 2015/early 2016
Release date: 2016
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The Michigan plant produces 2015 model year Chrysler 200 and it’s expected that 2016 Dodge Journey has to be built based on Compact Wide platform, used in many other vehicles of Fiat-Chrysler corporation, that is why we could expect from new Dodge Journey a full redesign.
The official images of the 2016 Dodge Journey is not available yet, but based on information from reliable sources, we could predict more attractive stylish appearance typical for all modern Dodge Journey competitors. It’s body will become more streamlined, less rounded and will get more aggressive sharp edge design. Interior will likely undergo major changes in design and get new multimedia features and better quality materials.
Because of inculcation of new platform it seems that 2016 model year Dodge Journey would have more European-like handling and probably more popular in Europe under Fiat brand.
Article about the 2016 Dodge Journey has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is an actual information.
2016 Dodge Journey tech specs and trims
The 2016 Dodge Journey engine lineup will more likely to stay unchanged. The new model would be available with the same engines as current generation, it is 2.4L 4-cylinder stroke engine with the output of 173 hp, or a 3.6L V6 engine with the power of 283 hp.
Drivetrain choices will likely remains the same, 4-speed or 6-speed automatic gearbox, but there is possibility that 9-speed automatic shown in new Dodge Dart will be also used in 2016 Dodge Journey. Manual gearbox option will be available in European market only (under Fiat brand).
Regarding fuel efficiency it is expected due to new platform usage the overall weight of the vehicle could be reduced, which helps to increase mpg figures comparing to average 25 mpg for current generation of Journey, as well as application of some fuel saving technologies.
The actual generation of Dodge Journey could be purchased in 7 different trims, including basic AVP, extreme R/T and highly equipped Limited. There are doubts that 2016 Dodge Journey will get some extra trims or the current line-up would be changed significantly. But there is certain information that 2016 Dodge Journey owing to application of completely different platform, will get alter engines. That fact could completely change the whole trim line-up.
2016 Dodge Journey pricing and release date
The 2016 Dodge Journey is predicted to come on sale in early 2016 or even in late 2015. According to prognoses, the official presentation will happen in Jan 2016 together with the production start. The official price isn’t announced, nevertheless it wouldn’t noticeably distinctive from present generation of the model.
We could only envision the actual pricing of the current model taking into account the pricing of other light SUVs, Journey competitors from this segment, which didn’t get much price increase after modernization. Based on that information we could expect around $22 000 for basic AVP trim and up to $32 000 for Limited model.
Dodge Journey brand history
Dodge Journey was firstly unveiled in 2007 at Frankfurt Motor Show. The model sharing platform with Dodge Avenger and short-wheelbased Chrysler/Dodge minivans. It came on sale in 2008 as 2009 model year car in North America.
In 2011 model year Journey was updated, has got new grille, modified suspension, powertrain, steering and interior changes. It’s also use a new Dodge logo, appeared in 2010. The twin brother of Dodge Journey – Fiat Freemont, made especially for European market debuted at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011.
2016 Dodge Journey Photos
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Prices, specifications, options, features of 2016 Dodge Journey could change without notice.