As it is looking to make room for crossovers and SUVs due to the increased demand for them in North America, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will most likely phase out the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart.
Some might remember Sergio Marchionne’s announcement in January regarding the axe of the two models at the end of this year, but three months later FCA’s CEO said that the automotive giant will not completely abandon this segment as it was looking for someone to build them.
Sales of the Dart stand at 16,056 as of July 1, and while the 200 that has done slightly better, at 27,194 units, both are far from being considered a success. FCA has failed to find any automakers willing to assemble them, according to AutomotiveNews, despite having Fiat in its portfolio and its expertise in making similar vehicles.
The first one to leave the production lines will be the Dodge Dart from September, as the Belvidere facility will be responsible for putting together the Jeep Cherokee, while the Chrysler 200 will live for another three months, when it will be replaced by the 2018 Ram 1500.