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Dodge Journey successor to borrow Alfa Romeo platform?

The rumored Giorgio-based model may adopt a new nameplate.

Rumors surrounding the Dodge Journey's successor have resurfaced, indicating Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is moving forward with plans to further extend the Alfa Romeo Giorgio platform.

Shared with the Giulia and Stelvio, the Giorgio architecture represents a drastic shift from the current Journey's front-wheel underpinnings. Sources have told MoparInsiders the new model will be repositioned as a five-passenger performance-focused utility vehicle, with rear-wheel-drive standard and all-wheel-drive available as an option.

The latest report suggests the Journey's replacement will be roughly the same size as the Stelvio with styling influenced by the Charger and available HEMI powertrains to match. The sport 'ute is even rumored to get a Scat Pack trim, fueling speculation that an SRT edition with even more power may eventually be added to the lineup.

In any case, the Journey's replacement is not expected to arrive on the market until 2022 or later. If the reports are accurate, it is likely the model could get an entirely new name to avoid any false impression of deep ties to the more bland minivan-like Journey that has been in production for more than a decade.

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