Dodge is more notable for what it has lost -- and what it will lose in the next few years -- than for what it has gained.
Dodge lost the Ram pickup and its rugged identity in 2009. It will lose two family haulers, the Grand Caravan and Journey, in coming years. Now the brand is trying to rebuild its identity with moderately priced performance.
The lineup will stand pat until 2015, when a replacement for the Grand Caravan, probably a crossover, arrives. Two Fiat-produced nameplates that were to arrive in 2013 have been dropped.
The Avenger name is likely to be reborn in 2016 after production of the current car ends in January. Next year the Charger and Challenger will be freshened.
Two higher performance engines, a 6.2-liter V-8, code-named Hellcat, and a reworked turbocharged 2.0-liter in-line four-cylinder engine, with the code-name Hurricane, are under development for use in future models.
The brand will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2014, and will do several limited-edition anniversary models of its vehicles to mark the occasion.
Avenger: Production of the current Avenger will end in January. A redesigned rear-wheel-drive Aven-ger is expected in 2016.