Dodge Journey to begin production in Italy by 2019

Dodge Journey is a practical and versatile, but it somehow remained off the radar for many customers looking for a decently equipped SUV. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is now striving to change that in a way that will put the Journey on the new platform with rear-wheel drive setup.

According to our source, the Dodge Journey for 2019 will be manufactured in Italy, and will use the same mechanical platform on which rests the Alfa Romeo Giulia. As for other details are concerned, they are quite scarce at the moment, but it seems that the new generation of Dodge‘s model has a lot of to share with future crossover that is being prepared by Alfa Romeo and which will apparently take the name of “Stelvio”.

Dodge Journey side view

The decision to relocate production of Journey to Italy might sound strange, but it brings many benefits. The factory in Mexico, where Dodge Journey is currently, in the future will focus on the successor to the Jeep Compass and Patriot models.

Dodge Journey Engine

There are no details about the powertrains. But, if you make a parallel with the Stelvio, we might see a whole range of different engines, including a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with 280 horsepower. We will learn more details in the upcoming future, so be sure to follow us to stay informed.

Dodge Journey rear view

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Antonio Perluci