Chrysler LX platform

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The LX platform is Chrysler's full-size rear wheel drive automobile platform introduced in 2004 for the 2005 model year. The LX was developed in America to supersede the previous Chrysler LH platform, which had been designed to allow it to be easily upgraded to rear and all-wheel drive. The LD Charger, 300 and LA Challenger cars are built at Brampton Assembly in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The European variant and all RHD models were built in Graz, Austria by Magna Steyr from June 2005 until 2010, where they carried the platform designation of LE.

LX[edit]

Vehicles using the LX platform include:

Concept vehicles using this platform include:

LC[edit]

The LC platform is a shortened LX platform designed for the Challenger.

Vehicles using the LC/LA platform include:

  • 2008–2014, LC
  • 2015-Present, LA

Dodge Challenger coupe[5]

Concept vehicles using this platform include:

LD[edit]

The LD platform was introduced in 2011 for the second generation of the Charger. It is an entirely redesigned and updated platform but is closely related to the original LX.

Vehicles using the LD platform include:

LA[edit]

The LA platform code has been used for the updated Dodge Challenger beginning in the 2015 model year. It was created primarily to allow the Challenger to use an eight speed automatic transmission.[6]

LY[edit]

The LY platform is a lengthened LX platform used for:

Future LD Platform[edit]

In June 2018, former FCA CEO, Sergio Marchionne stated that Dodge Challenger and Charger will retain the current LD platform which will be heavily revised for the next generation. Many thoughts suggesting the current LD Platform cars would hit the Giorgio platform, however this was later debunked by Marchionne stating that the Giorgio is more suited towards sports oriented European vehicles instead of American muscle cars.[8] The future of the Chrysler 300 is uncertain, but rumors of a new station wagon are making the rounds.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "2005-2009 Dodge Magnum production car". Allpar.com. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  3. ^ "2006-2010 Dodge Charger photos and information". Allpar.com. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  4. ^ Carscoop Carscoop. "New Lancia Thema: Chrysler 300's European Alter Ego Officially Revealed". Carscoops. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  5. ^ "2008-2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 (and 2009-11 Challenger R/T and SE cars)". Allpar.com. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  6. ^ "2015-2016 Dodge Challenger cars: muscle is back". Allpar.com. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  7. ^ "The modern Chrysler Imperial: plans, concepts, and current status". Allpar.com. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  8. ^ "Dodge Charger and Challenger will live on, but a new Viper is unlikely". autoblog.