As a rebadged Chinese SUV.
The three-row Dodge Journey was discontinued for the 2020 model year in the US with no plans for a replacement, but Stellantis has revived the nameplate for a new SUV. Just don't get your hopes up about it coming to America. Rumors of a new next-generation Journey in development suggested it will use the rear-wheel-drive Giorgio platform that underpins the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
Instead, the new 2022 Dodge Journey is a rebadged version of China's Trumpchi GS5 SUV that has nothing in common with its American counterpart.
Following a teaser released by Stellantis earlier this month, the 2022 Dodge Journey has already entered production in China as part of a collaboration with Stellantis and GAC Group. Initially, the new Journey will go on sale in Mexico but sales could expand to other Latin American countries like Peru, Chile, and Colombia.
Technical specifications have not been revealed, but reports suggest the new Journey is powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine producing 166 horsepower and 188 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.
Compared to China's Trumpchi GS5, the new Journey features a redesigned front fascia with a smaller grille and black accents. Sales will start in Mexico this November.
We'll have to wait and see if Stellantis will fill the void of the Journey in its US lineup. Rumors suggest Stellantis could be cooking up a new SUV based on the Alfa Romeo Tonale that will replace the Journey and revive the Hornet nameplate. It will reportedly share the same turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder as the Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid producing 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The fact that the Alfa Romeo Tonale is coming to the US gives us hope that the Hornet will be sold here, but for now, the new Dodge Journey will only be available in Latin American markets.