Photos courtesy of Brenda Priddy & Company.
Lately it's been easy to forget about the group. Their entanglement with bankruptcy and tie-in with Fiat has left us leery of their future. The received a stay of execution, and that was good news. Now there's more.
This spy photo clearly shows the next in its final stages of development. We can only speculate the powertrain options that will come, but fully expect a V-6 and V-8 option for this most American of sedan.
This rear-drive sedan is big. Beneath the vinyl sheeting there is a clear indication of a trunk flip-up and at the front an obvious crosshair grille peaks out. Lights look conventional and not HID indicating that the sedan should still be aimed at a lower price point. Side view mirrors without blinkers also indicate that. The big wheels might look like something for an SRT version, but the fact that the wheels aren't staggered widths and that the brakes are relatively small indicates this is just a wheel option. We can guess this car is out doing ride-and-handling evaluations with an optional large wheel package. That means the car should be getting ready to be unveiled. Rumor has it that Dodge's new CEO Ralph Gilles had a large part in this car's overall design, and interior refinement. If this is true, we can expect this car to breath new life into Dodge. Let's hope we see it in Detroit next month.