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16th March, 2006

  • Safety, performance and value deciding factors
  • Amercian Automobile Association and leading family magazine name three Chrysler Group vehicles on 2006 list
  • Seven-seat Jeep® Commander arrives mid 2006

Three Chrysler Group vehicles have made the American Automobile Association (AAA) and Parents magazine's list of ‘Best Cars for Families’ for 2006. The Chrysler Town and Country (a derivative of the Voyager), Jeep Commander (which arrives in Australia mid-2006) and Dodge Charger, were chosen based upon their safety, performance and value to consumers.

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    "We are delighted that the AAA and Parents magazine have recognised our segment leading Chrysler Voyager and soon to be released seven-seat Jeep Commander on this important list," said Gerry Jenkins, managing director, Chrysler Group Australia.

    “Whilst the third vehicle on this list, the Dodge Charger, won’t be coming to Australia at this stage, the brand will arrive with the boldly styled Caliber compact car mid year."

    "Across our three brands, the Chrysler Group is committed to providing vehicles to our customers that are safe, innovative, fun-to-drive and deliver superior value," said Jenkins.

The AAA, known for its 100 years of automotive safety expertise and emergency road services, combined with Parents magazine, one of America's leading family publications, had a lengthy list of criteria for 2006 models. A team of reviewers from both the AAA and Parents considered everything from air bags and fuel economy to cup holders and cargo space when voting. They installed child safety and booster seats and chose vehicles that are among the top crash-test performers.

2006 Chrysler Town and Country
Named in the minivan category, the 2006 Chrysler Town and Country (known as the Voyager in Australia) stays true to the original formula by offering innovative features in an elegant package. The Chrysler Group is the only manufacturer with fold-in-the-floor second and third-row seats, the Stow 'n Go seating and storage system. The system features second-row bucket seats that can be folded into the floor and a third row 60/40 split bench seat that can fold into the floor, or fold rearward to face out the tailgate when the vehicle is parked.

Proving a hit with families in Australia, the Voyager has achieved over 10,000 sales since it was released locally in 1996, considerably raising the profile of the Chrysler brand.

2006 Jeep Commander
Named in the sport-utility vehicle (SUV) category, the Jeep Commander is the brand’s first seven-seat vehicle, offering benchmark power, control, flexibility, advanced safety technology and premium amenities. The Jeep Commander includes the highest level of standard safety and security technology and features ever offered on a Chrysler Group vehicle. Because Commander is the first Jeep vehicle with three rows of seats, more passengers can visit more places to enjoy its go-anywhere, do-anything capability.

2006 Dodge Charger
Named in the sedan category, the 2006 Dodge Charger is a fresh, contemporary execution of modern muscle with the convenience and interior capacity of a full-size passenger car. There are no plans to bring the Dodge Charger to Australia at this point.

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