The 2019 Dodge Journey hardly fits the standard as a performance crossover and goes back to modest beginnings even before the creation of Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. In an effort to align the mid-size crossover with Dodge’s new performance philosophy, a major overhaul may be needed.
Automotive News reports that the 2019 Dodge Journey is on track to become a full-fledged performance crossover. To do this, he will move from his bones Dodge Avenger to the platform Giorgio Alfa Romeo, which currently underlies the crossover Alfa Romeo Stelvio. It will house three rows of seats and production will move from Mexico to Italy when the car is ready for production.
While the place of production is not too important for the future of the new generation model, it is essential to the real reason for this. Namely, the Dodge Journey 2019 will be totally different from the vehicle you know. This is because the automaker intends to move the second generation Journey from its front-wheel-drive platform to the rear drive configuration. The new architecture will be borrowed from the Alfa Romeo Giulia.
The details of the powertrain are still unknown at this point, but Dodge has a pretty solid catalog to choose from. We would bet that the famous 3.6 liter Pentastar V6, capable of at least 305 hp, will be an option. And do not forget: the 2019 Journey platform is perfectly capable of handling the 2.9-liter V6 bi-turbo derived from Ferrari, from 505 hp, Du Stelvio QV. Honestly, the chances of this engine occurring are slim. The important thing is that this state-of-the-art platform was designed from the outset to be powerful. Given Dodge’s recent record of producing high-performance Chargers and Challengers at decent prices, the new Journey has a lot of potential.