|DaimlerChrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche confirms the rumor|
The Detroit News has a great article on what new vehicles to expect from DaimlerChrysler in 2005. It looks like the New York Auto Show in March will see the debut of the Commander. Here's a snippet:
In a speech Monday night at the 2005 Automotive News World Congress in Dearborn, Chrysler CEO Dieter Zetsche confirmed for the first time the number of new vehicles the Auburn Hills automaker will introduce in 2005 as it tries to claim a bigger chunk of U.S. car and truck sales for a second year.
"In 2005, we'll bring the new Dodge Charger, Jeep Commander and at least three more vehicles to the market," Zetsche said.
Chrysler unveiled the 2006 Dodge Charger sedan at the North American International Auto Show and plans to show the Commander, a luxury SUV with three rows of seats, at the New York Auto Show in March.
Zetsche said Chrysler also is considering whether it will build production versions of the Chrysler Firepower sports car and Jeep Gladiator pickup concepts. The company will decide within a year. If Chrysler launches five major vehicles this year, that will leave 11 launches in 2006.
"In 2006, we'll aim to break the record for new vehicle launches we set last year," Zetsche said. "And our product pipeline beyond 2006 will also be full. We're not going to let up."
Check out the entire article.