According to some rumors, this mid-size sedan will come back next year. Although these are just rumors, it could even sound very possible, especially if we consider that this nameplate has been already revived once. So far, we have seen two generations of this model. Original coupe variant was in production between 1995 and 2000. After six year of brake, company brought back this nameplate, and second-generation model was produced until last year, when it was discontinued mostly because of arrival of new Chrysler 200. However, rumors about 2017 Dodge Avenger appeared and we definitely won’t be surprised if we see revive of this model again.
2017 Dodge Avenger specs
As we already mentioned, this model was discontinued last year for several reason. However, the biggest one was the launch of new Chrysler 200, and company had a feel that there won’t be enough room for two cars with similar characteristics. However, company once again changed its plan, and now Chrysler 200 is going to be discontinued in next few years, because company wants to leave the space and production capacities free for some new crossovers that are coming. Because of that, comeback of 2017 Dodge Avenger sound quite possible. So, what can we expect from this revival? According to some predictions, new model will ride on new Fiat’s platform, which will be also used for some Alfa Romeo models. This basically means that 2017 Dodge Avenger could be more worldwide-oriented. This platform will come probably with FWD layout.
2017 Dodge Avenger redesign
When it is about styling, details are unknown at this moment. We could expect that 2017 Avenger will continue where second-generation model stopped. This basically means that we won’t see some radical changes. But more evolutional development of the car’s visual appearance and design. Of course, you should consider that areas like front and rear ends will be completely adapted to company’s current design languages, which means at least similar front ends with some other models from the lineup.
2017 Dodge Avenger engines
Exact engines are for now unknown. However, it is pretty much for sure that 2.4 liter inline-four engine will remain. This engine will come paired with company’s new 9-speed automatic transmission. Engine will have max output of around 185 horsepower. Also, it is very possible that 2017 Dodge Avenger will be also offered with Fiat’s 1.4 liter turbocharged engine. That engine is good enough for about 160 horses.
2017 Dodge Avenger release date
You should consider that all these details about 2017 Dodge Avenger are just a speculations. So, you should take it with big reserve. However, if this a true, new model could come already next year.