The original LH platform, underpinning the Intrepid, Concorde and Vision was adaptable as a FWD/AWD/RWD platform. Originally the chassis was a design leftover from the AMC days before Chrysler purchased them in '87. By the time Chrysler got their hands on it they ended up with the original Cab Forward cars which were a big deal. In the late 90's they decided they wanted to switch to RWD and at that point were DaimlerChrysler so while they did have some influence on the platform... it's all Chrysler/Dodge. LH -> LXAlso what I have read: Chrysler developed the platform in-house & from the start as RWD. Daimler forced some rear suspension hard points off on Chrysler, which required re-engineering, then charged them royalties and engineering fees for something already fully amortized.
If anyone goes back and reads the articles from 2004... The first generation sedan Charger in 2006 was originally going to be named Intrepid.