With Chrysler models already confirmed to sell in Europe wearing Lancia bagdes, the two companies will complete this barter for Europe with the launch of the Dodge Journey, but as a Fiat.
The Fiat Freemont, to be more precise. According to Autoweek, citing inside sources, the Freemont will be presented at next year's Geneva Auto Show, with sales expected to begin in summer next year.
For the European market, the Journey will get more than a new name. The Fiat-badged vehicle is said to use an array of Italian sourced tech, starting with the 2.0l turbo diesel engine.
The 2011 Journey, unveiled earlier this year, comes equipped with a new 3.6l Pentastar V6 engine which replaced the previous unit and added a 20 percent boost in power. The new unit is capable of developing 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) of torque and is linked to a six-speed transmission.
The crossover is equipped with several airbags, active head restraints, electronic stability control (ESC) with all-speed traction control, electronic roll mitigation and brake assist, new driver-side knee blocker airbag, supplemental side-curtain airbags covering all three rows, supplemental front-seat-mounted side airbags, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, LATCH child seat anchor system and trailer sway control.