September 12, 2007
All-new Dodge Journey debuts
2009 Dodge Journey. Click image to enlarge
Auburn Hills, Michigan – The all-new Dodge Journey made its worldwide debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show yesterday, along with the European premiere of the all-new Chrysler Grand Voyager minivan, and the updated Chrysler 300 and all-new Jeep Cherokee.
The Journey, which will be released globally, features seating for five, with an additional two seats when required; it rides on the D-segment platform used in the 2008 Avenger, but is longer overall. The company says that it combines the prestige of an SUV with the functionality and utility of a minivan. The Journey will go on sale in North America in the first quarter of 2008, and in other markets by mid-2008.
The Chrysler Grand Voyager, known as the Town & Country in North America, includes the company’s new Swivel ‘n Go second-row seating, and for European markets, a choice of 3.8-litre gasoline or 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine. The restyled Chrysler 300C Touring and Sedan models include a new instrument panel, soft-touch surfaces, MyGIG entertainment system, side and curtain airbags, and a choice of gasoline or diesel engines, including the only use of a multi-displacement fuel economy system as standard on a V8 engine in Europe.
Chrysler currently sells the Crossfire, Sebring, 300C, 300C SRT8, PT Cruiser, Pacifica, Voyager and Grand Voyager in international markets.