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Yup, as spectulated, the Dodge Charger is back. :ph34r:


CHRYSLER GROUP UNVEILS 3 PRODUCTS

DaimlerChrysler stock outpaced other automakers' shares on Thursday after an analyst meeting in Detroit, during which the Chrysler group unveiled three products.

"We believe the (analysts) day supports one of the key pillars of our 'overweight' investment thesis for DaimlerChrysler," Morgan Stanley wrote in a note to clients on Thursday.

"Fundamentals of the Chrysler division are turning the corner despite the continued challenges in the U.S. light- vehicle market."

Merrill Lynch analyst Stephen Reitman said in a research note that the Chrysler group showed off for the first time three vehicles set to hit the market in 2005 or 2006.

These were a large Jeep Commander built on the Jeep Grand Cherokee platform due next year, a new C-segment Sebring sedan co-developed with Mitsubishi Motors to be launched in 2006 and a Dodge Charger sedan built on the Chrysler 300 platform.

"All three models seemed attractive and winning," he wrote, but the car maker still faced intense competition from rivals also bent on rolling out new products into a market where generous incentives have become mandatory to sell cars.

Source: Automotive News


Chrysler is introducing nine new vehicles this year and has promised 16 more new cars and trucks by the end of 2006. Though the company will not discuss product plans for 2005 and 2006, analysts who follow the automaker are crafting a picture of what is on the way.

The Jeep Commander is 4.5 inches taller than the popular Jeep Grand Cherokee and more square and upright, “bearing some resemblance to GM’s Hummer H2,” Bruynesteyn wrote. It will share the same underpinnings as the Grand Cherokee, but will have three rows of seats and should debut during the third quarter of 2005, he said.

The Sebring replacement, expected in 2006, is taller and wider than the current model, with notable “cat eye” headlights and “employs some styling cues from the Chrysler Crossfire” sports car, Bruynesteyn said. The mid-size passenger car is being jointly developed with Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors, which is partly owned by DaimlerChrysler.

The Charger has the same interior and underbody as the Dodge Magnum wagon, “but the exterior sheet metal is completely different,” he said.

Late 2005 should bring a replacement for the Dodge Neon compact car, which will look quite different from its predecessor, said Rebecca Lindland, an analyst with Global Insight in Lexington, Mass.

“They’re not replacing the Neon with a traditional sedan,” she said.

The new Neon will take the shape of a wagon, similar in size to the Pontiac Vibe or Toyota Matrix, she said.

Source: Detroit News

 

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That's pretty sweet on the Charger. Any one seen any pictures of the new one?
 

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Originally posted by Matt22Hawk@Jun 5 2004, 10:08 AM
i found a link to the picture Charger Pics
Cool, thanks for the pics. It looks nice but the only thing i see that even closely resembles the old chargers is the downward slope of the rear window. Regardless it still looks nice.
 
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