Dodge Caliber. Click image to enlarge
Auburn Hills, Michigan – Chrysler will debut the redesigned Dodge Caliber at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, featuring a new common-rail diesel (CRD) engine for international customers.
The all-new engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and produces 161 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque, delivering 16 per cent more power, three per cent more torque, and 25 per cent more towing capability than the previous diesel engine. Vibration and harshness are also reduced by 25 per cent compared with the previous Dodge Caliber CRD.
The Caliber will also come with two World Engine powerplants. A 2.0-litre World Engine will replace the previous 1.8-litre, delivering four per cent more power and 13 per cent more torque, while a new 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine delivers 167 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque.
The interior features an all-new instrument panel with additional cubby space and larger climate controls, bright satin silver accents, new door trim panels and centre console with split-lid armrest, and soft-touch materials.
The Dodge Caliber was the top-selling Chrysler Group vehicle in markets outside of North America in 2008.