Let's Hold the Applause...
I was anticipating a luxury vehicle based on the WK2 bones, which are shared with the Mercedes ML and GL classes, roughly the footprint of the current Durango.
Now, though, it's going to be a "next generation" offering. Every new platform that's been launched since Sergio took over has been an attempt to fill their vastly underutilized, chronically inefficient, and essentially un-fixable Italian operations, which is why he's now out running around trying to find someone with some cash that they can use to prop that mess up even longer.
A Lancia minivan with a Jeep grille design, leather dash cover, and another small-displacement, high-revving, Italian engine isn't going to work - for me, or anyone else in the Big PX.
The American taxpayers took it in the shorts to restructure Chrysler, and give it a fighting chance to survive. Unfortunately, that opportunity is being frittered away because the more enlightened continental crowd would rather continue to prop up a dead horse and pretend it can win the Derby.
I'm sticking with my '89 Waggie and '14 SRT until I see what's behind all the hype.