June 19, 2006

Chrysler to add two more four-cylinder models

Dodge Hornet concept
Dodge Hornet concept. Click image to enlarge

Detroit, Michigan – The Chrysler Group plans to add two new models with standard four-cylinder engines by the end of 2006 and may add a four-cylinder option to some models that only use larger engines now, according to a report by the Green Car Congress. The remarks were made by CEO Tom LaSorda.

The company’s top-selling car in May 2006 in the U.S. was the new Dodge Caliber, which uses a four-cylinder World Engine. LaSorda said that Chrysler may add a subcompact to its lineup; at the Geneva Auto Show in February, the company introduced the subcompact concept car Dodge Hornet, which it said might be targeted for European and international markets.

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