It’s all because of SUVs.
The midsize sedan is no longer America’s go-to vehicle as non-enthusiasts have become obsessed with SUVs and crossovers. Larger vehicles are starting to take over the roads and automakers have to adjust their lineups to make room for larger vehicles. According to Allpar, Chrysler is planning on rethinking its lineup due to the increased demand for crossovers. Apparently, the American automaker has notified investors that the brand’s current lineup, which consists of the 200, 300 and Town & Country could change.
Chrysler was rumored to launch a new small sedan in the form of the 100 next year, which was supposed to compete with the Honda Civic, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze. There’s word that Chrysler has opted to pass on the compact sedan in favor of a crossover or larger SUV. Details on the larger vehicle are still scarce, but it could be based on the same platform as the 2016 Chrysler Town & Country, which points into the direction of a V6-powered, front-wheel drive vehicle. Hopefully Chrysler won’t let go of the 300 in lieu of a more mainstream SUV.