Compact White Space
Compact White Space
Chrysler has surged despite having no entries in the high-volume compact car segment. The automaker's last compact, the Neon, called it quits in 2005, and today, all of Chrysler's current compact entries are crossover SUVs: Compass, Jeep Patriot, and Dodge Caliber. That leaves a huge chunk of the market to competitors like the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and Chevrolet Cruze. Next year, the white space gets filled with a new Dodge based on a Fiat platform that will contribute valuable incremental sales.

Last updated November 10 2011: 7:11 AM ET
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