FCA Australia, a subsidiary of Stellantis, has as we speak confirmed the departure of the Chrysler model from Australia; the only real remaining right-hand-drive market promoting its autos. The choice is the results of a world push in direction of electrification and a deal with SUVs.
Australian motoring lovers have traditionally been keen on V8-powered sedans, which helped to cement the Chrysler model as a basis for these craving efficiency autos for many years.
“Chrysler has held a particular place within the coronary heart of many Australians and we’re happy with its historical past right here,” FCA Australia managing director Kevin Flynn mentioned.
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Chrysler Australia opened the Tonsley Park Meeting Plant within the suburbs of Adelaide in 1964, and from there it grew to become a celebrated and iconic model, manufactured in Australia.
The HEMI six-cylinder engine, made completely for our market, went on to grow to be probably the most highly effective six-cylinder engine produced domestically. Although the engine was based mostly on a US design, it was by no means produced for North America.
The Seventies noticed the arrival of the extremely revered Valiant Charger, which grew to become Chrysler Australia’s muscle automotive, and remains to be thought-about one of many model’s most collectable cars.
Some 50 years later, the legendary HEMI has constantly upped the ante, and in its newest 6.4-litre V8 configuration delivers 350kW and 637Nm of torque within the Chrysler 300 SRT. Some would possibly say it’s a becoming method for the high-performance hero to bow out.
The 300 SRT is obtainable alongside the Chrysler 300C Luxurious, a mannequin which has constantly delivered supreme consolation, refinement and unmistakable fashion since its introduction. Each the 300 SRT and 300C Luxurious can be found in restricted portions at Chrysler dealerships.
FCA Australia will shift its focus to Jeep (together with Alfa Romeo, and Fiat/Abarth), with affirmation Jeep Australia will add the all-new three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee L and plug-in hybrid Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe in 2022.
“We’re very enthusiastic about this new period of mobility. Stellantis is devoted to turning into the market chief in low-emission autos and dedicated to creating probably the most succesful and sustainable high-performing and four-wheel drive autos on this planet,” Flynn added.
“We now have a massively optimistic 12 months forward of us, specializing in electrification and transferring into a really premium providing with our all-new, two- and three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee in addition to the PHEV Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe. These fashions signify actual developments by way of expertise, luxurious, effectivity and functionality.”
FCA Australia says it stays absolutely dedicated to the availability of components and authorised servicing for Chrysler autos; all Jeep Dealerships throughout the nation will proceed to service Chrysler autos.