Dodge is discontinuing the Avenger, making way for the new Chrysler 200 to be the lone midsize sedan for the Chrysler group.
According to The Truth About Cars, sales of the Avenger will finish before the end of the 2014. Chrysler has previously said that it it wants to move away from having sister vehicles at more than one brand to reduce model overlap, and now that the 200 has been refreshed, it’s time for the Avenger to go.
“There is not an Avenger version of the new 200 planned,” confirms Kathy Graham, product PR manager for the Chrysler Group. “The 2014 MY (model year) Dodge Avenger started production in July, 2013 and is scheduled to end in Q1 2014,” she said.
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Getting rid of the Avenger will also clear the way for the Dart, as sales of the compact Dodge have not been all that strong. One of the reasons for this is the great financing deals being given on the Avenger, providing an easy upsell for dealers as customers get more car for the same, or less money.
[Source: The Truth About Cars]
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