But Marchionne also signaled a possible platform split among its full-size sedans and coupes by suggesting that the next-generation Chrysler 300 might move to the same platform as the Pacifica minivan.
Speaking to reporters last month at a celebration of the 2017 Pacifica launch, Marchionne said the minivan's "architecture is capable of making the 300 successor -- a front-wheel/all-wheel-drive successor. That's why the architecture was designed -- it was designed to be that flexible."
He indicated, however, that just because the minivan platform was "capable, it's not a commitment" to move the next-generation 300 to Windsor, Ontario, from Brampton.
"Brampton is facing a completely different set of conditions and markets," from Windsor and its minivans, Marchionne told reporters in Windsor. "I think we'll deal with [Brampton] when the time comes. We've invested in that plant, too, to keep it running."
Shifting the 300 to the minivan underpinnings would likely mean transforming the sedan from rear-wheel drive to more fuel efficient fwd with a nine-speed transmission.
It would also mean that the next-generation Charger and Challenger -- as well as the Dodge Barracuda convertible coupe shown to dealers last year -- would be built in Brampton as rwd cars on the Giorgio platform FCA developed for the Alfa Romeo Giulia.