Dodge’s Mexican lineup includes some unusual vehicles that might seem out of place in the brand’s typical lineup. While it begins with the familiar Charger, Challenger, and Durango, it takes an unexpected turn with models like the Attitude, which is essentially a rebadged Mitsubishi Mirage.
However, the most peculiar addition to the lineup is the new Journey, which is a rebranded version of the China-made GAC / Trumpchi GS5. Recently, a Carscoops reader spotted one of these Journeys in Michigan, raising questions about its presence in the United States.
Despite its appearance in Michigan, it’s unlikely that the Journey is making a comeback in America. It’s not uncommon to see overseas models in Metro Detroit, including Chinese Buicks and the Ford Everest.
Regarding the Journey, it comes with a starting price of $559,600 MXN (approximately $32,790 USD) and is available in SXT, Sport, and GT Plus trims. The crossover features LED lighting units, 18-inch alloy wheels, and options like a panoramic glass roof and a power liftgate.
Inside, you’ll find a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, an 8-inch infotainment system, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver’s seat, and a six-speaker audio system. Higher-end variants offer additional features such as heated and ventilated front seats and a wireless smartphone charger.
Powering the Journey is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 165 hp (123 kW / 167 PS) and 195 lb-ft (264 Nm) of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Despite its availability in Michigan, it’s doubtful that the Journey will return as a regular offering in the United States.