October 6, 2005
DaimlerChrysler confirms Dodge Nitro production
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Anaheim, California – The Chrysler Group has confirmed production of the Dodge Nitro midsize SUV for model year 2007. Announced at the California International Auto Show yesterday, the Nitro will be Dodge’s first midsize SUV. It is based on a concept vehicle unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2005.
The Nitro will be the first Chrysler Group to offer the full range of the company’s World Engines, all-wheel-drive and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which contributes a six to eight per cent fuel economy improvement over a traditional four-speed automatic transmission. A 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine will be available for markets outside North America.