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 |  Nov 09 2010, 6:25 PM

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Jeep‘s venerable Wrangler will get the much lauded Pentastar V6 next year, according to Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne.

Marchionne confirmed that the 2012 Wrangler will do away with the current 202 horsepower V6, and adopt the newest Chrysler 6-pot, which makes between 283 and 305 horsepower.

Also confirmed was the upcoming Dodge compact hatchback based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta. Even more interesting was the news that the Alfa platform will be the “architecture that will govern all of Chrysler’s C- and D-segment vehicles, both passenger cars and SUVs, for the foreseeable future.” That means that most future Dodge cars, save for the Charger, will be spun off of this Euro-derived platform. If this is means the demise of the Avenger, Journey