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Chrysler cleaning house, killing PT Cruiser and eight other models
In brief: Chrysler is planning to announce the end of production of as many as nine models under the Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep brands.
According to AOL Autos, next week Chrysler will announce the end of production of as many as nine models as a means of cleaning up their sagging, overloaded and underperforming product portfolio in the US.
The Chrysler Sebring, one of nine models on the chopping block
Those models are reported to include:
CHRYSLER: PT Cruiser, Sebring
DODGE: Avenger, Caliber, Grand Caravan, Nitro
JEEP: Commander, Compass, Patriot
The issue then becomes how to keep the Chrysler brand afloat until they can get new models to market, and the short-term solution appears to be to 'import' a few Fiat models, namely the Alfa Romeo Mito, Alfa Romeo Milano, and the Fiat Cinquecento.
The Alfa Romeo Milano, coming to a showroom near you?
And so ….
In addition to those vehicles, Fiat and Chrysler are believed to have a few joint programs in the works to provide vehicles that would likely be sold in both Europe and the US, including a rumored EV.
Notably, all nine vehicle models Chrysler is killing were eligible for this past summer's Cash for Clunkers government rebate program.
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