PHOENIX -- The Chrysler group will decide in the next three months whether to produce the two-passenger Dodge Sling Shot.
The Smart-based vehicle would be assembled and initially sold only in Europe. Chrysler group CEO Dieter Zetsche said North American sales are not part of the business plan.
The company's intent is to turn Dodge, which is not sold overseas, into a global player. Europe is the first market sought, to be followed by Asia, spokesman Ariel Gavilan said.
The Sling Shot would be the second of several Dodge-branded cars marketed in Europe in the next several years. The Viper will be first, going on sale this year. The previous-generation Viper was marketed as the Chrysler Viper.