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Chrysler to build a global platform

By Yoann Besnard on 12 February 2008 | Commentaires (0) Comments | Permalink

Chrysler engineers are currently working on the next-generation platform intended to save the company by allowing to build anything with wheels on it.

Dubbed “Project D”, the future platform will replace the current GS platform co-developed by DaimlerChrysler and Mitsubishi Motors. The GS platform is used for the Chrysler Sebring, the Dodge Caliber, the Jeep Compass, the Jeep Patriot , the Dodge Avenger and the Dodge Journey. Thus, this future platform is crucial for Chrysler and the key to its success.

The company has united a group of engineers, product planners, program managers and purchasing managers with the goal to develop a flexible platform able to feature both front wheel drive and rear wheel drive vehicles, to satisfy international regulation and to be modern enough in ten years. Indeed, Chrysler doesn’t expect the first vehicle based on the new platform to be released before five or six years.

Source: Automotive News


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