10th October, 2005
- Dodge Nitro confirmed for production
- First Dodge product to arrive in Australia third quarter 2006
At the California International Motor Show on Thursday, the Chrysler Group
confirmed production of the Dodge Nitro mid-size SUV for the 2007 model year.
Along with the Dodge Caliber compact car, the Nitro signifies the global
expansion of the brand and the products that will make their way to Australia
and other international markets.
"Dodge Nitro will be more than just another typical mid-size SUV; it will
attract customers looking for distinctive style, affordable performance and
utility," said Steven Landry, Vice President - Dodge Marketing, Chrysler Group.
The Dodge Nitro is based on the Dodge Nitro concept vehicle that was unveiled
at the 2005 Chicago Motor Show in February, 2005.
The Dodge Nitro along with the Dodge Caliber concept vehicle unveiled at the
2005 Geneva Motor Show in March, embody the bold, powerful and capable
characteristics of Dodge.
"The Dodge brand will arrive in Australia in the third quarter of 2006, which
is earlier than originally expected" said Gerry Jenkins, managing director,
Chrysler Jeep Australia. "And with products like Dodge Nitro and Caliber
offering stand-out-from-the-crowd style and bringing a unique passion to the
market, we are very excited to secure the vehicles."
Dodge Nitro Concept
With a uniquely bold, powerful design
statement that will ignite the mid-size SUV segment, the Dodge Nitro's crisp
lines and substantial body size create a brawny character not found in any other
mid-size SUV. The Dodge Nitro's spacious interior is both functional and
flexible for people and cargo. Chrome, silver and red accents have a dynamic
presence throughout the interior. The five-passenger Nitro is designed to
attract a customer seeking a distinctive style, sporty performance and cargo
Dodge Caliber Concept
A new slant on one of the world's most
competitive segments, the Dodge Caliber concept's powerful design shatters the
conventional definition of what a global compact car should be. As a five-door
vehicle that features a rear hatch, the Dodge Caliber concept combines a sporty,
coupe-like profile with the strength, stance and functionality of an SUV.
Dodge Caliber's powertrain will offer many firsts – it will be the first
Chrysler Group vehicle to offer the full range of World Engines and a
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which contributes to a 6-8 per cent
improvement in fuel economy compared with a traditional four-speed automatic
transmission. A 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine will be available for markets
outside North America.
About the Dodge Brand
With a U.S. market share of 6.9 per cent, Dodge is the
fifth-largest nameplate in the United States and the eighth-largest nameplate in
the worldwide automotive industry. In 2004, Dodge sold more than 1.4 million vehicles in
the global market.
Dodge Caliber Concept Car
Peugeot at Sydney's Motor Show
6th October, 2005
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5th October, 2005
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Mazda Has Record September
4th October, 2005
Record September retail sales of 4,931 have encouraged Mazda Australia to revise its
2005 sales target to a benchmark 67,000 .....
Nissan Tiida Sport Concept Coming To Sydney
3rd October, 2005
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27th September, 2005
Volkswagen AG decided on Monday evening to build the new
compact SUV with AUTO 5000 at the Wolfsburg plant .....
Chrysler Group Akino Concept
26th September, 2005
The unique and artistically sculptured appearance of the Chrysler Akino
concept and its one-box, compact size will certainly turns heads
Peugeot Sponsors Women’s Golf Australia
26th September, 2005
Women’s Golf Australia (WGA), the peak organisation for women’s amateur golf in
Australia, has announced an unprecedented sponsorship agreement with Peugeot Automobiles Australia
Holden's New Tigra Hardtop Convertible
23rd September, 2005
Holden is stepping up its focus on the small car market with the pending launch of
the Tigra hardtop convertible
Chrysler Grand Voyager Vision
23rd September, 2005
Chrysler is introducing a new limited edition Voyager, the Vision Series