Alfa Romeo, Chrysler & Dodge to Share New RWD Platform

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Late last week we reported that Alfa Romeo is planning to ditch its front-wheel drive hatchbacks in order to develop rear-wheel drive sedans. Now, a new report says that the new architecture will be shared by Chrysler and Dodge vehicle as well.
According to Automotive News, Fiat and Chrysler engineers are already working on a rear and all-wheel drive platform that will underpin future Alfa Romeo, Chrysler and Dodge models, and allow the Italian brand to compete with German rivals such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

Besides the upcoming Giulia and Alfa Romeo-badge flagship sedan, the new platform is also rumored to underpin the future Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger four-door sedans. Moreover, the rear-wheel drive architecture could also be used in the next-generation Dodge Challenger (SRT Barracuda?).

The new report contradicts Car’s claim that Alfa Romeo will work with Maserati to develop a new modular platform and it looks like we’ll just have to wait for more and precise details to surface. We’ll be right back on the subject as soon as we stumble onto something interesting.

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