March 6, 2007

Chrysler Group unveils new models at Geneva

Photo Galleries: 2008 Dodge Avenger and 2007 Chrysler Sebring convertible.

Auburn Hills, Michigan – The Chrysler Group is unveiling a number of new concept and production models at the 77th International Motor Show in Geneva.

Dodge will unveil the Demon concept, a compact roadster the company calls “an attainable dream car”, and the all-new Dodge Avenger. The Demon hints at what the brand could do with a B-segment roadster, while the Avenger is the company’s new D-segment vehicle.

The Avenger SE and SXT models will be available in Europe and other international markets in left- and right-hand drive in mid-2007. It is the Dodge brand’s first D-segment car for Europe, and the fourth Dodge vehicle in the brand’s expansion to volume markets outside North America, along with the Caliber, Caliber SRT4 and Nitro. The company says that with continued strong sales, Dodge could account for approximately 30 per cent of Chrysler Group’s sales outside North America by the end of 2009.

Chrysler is presenting the new Sebring Cabrio, with a choice of three convertible top options, including a vinyl top, cloth top and body-colour steel retractable hardtop, all with standard powered hard tonneau cover. For the first time, the new Sebring Cabrio will be available with a diesel engine and in right-hand drive.

Jeep will use the Geneva show to launch an expansion from three models in 2005 to seven in 2007, the most available to retail consumers at one time in the brand’s 65-year history. The Geneva show marks the European premiere of the all-new Patriot; the company’s line-up will also include the Commander, Grand Cherokee, Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Compass and Cherokee (named Liberty in North America). All Jeep vehicles are available in gasoline or diesel in Europe.

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