Of course not. Those are core models for the brands and it would be complete insanity to cancel them without an improved replacement ready to go.
Chrysler, now FCA, spent years fine-tuning its core sedans. The Chrysler 200 began life as the Sebring and has since become a respectable entry in the compact sedan market. The Dodge Dart resurrected a cherished name from the past and is the FIAT-based sedan that Americans hoped would arrive when the Italians bought out Chrysler.
The cars aren’t record-setting sales superstars, but they do fill an important hole in the company’s lineup. Not having an entry in the compact sedan segment is akin to suicide in the mainstream auto industry.
Yet FCA is doing the unthinkable: Canceling the 200 and the Dart, without any concrete plans to replace them.
Why is this happening?