May 13, 2005

Dodge Charger receives five stars from NHTSA for frontal crash protection

Auburn Hills, Mich. – The 2006 Dodge Charger has received the highest rating for frontal-impact crash protection from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Dodge Charger five-star rating for frontal crash protection makes it the 10th new product from Chrysler Group to achieve the top safety rating in the agency’s frontal crash tests.

The 2006 Dodge Charger’s active safety technology includes standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP), all-speed Traction Control System (TCS), and four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). Those accident avoidance features are coupled with a host of passive safety equipment including Advance multistage driver and front passenger air bags, with Occupant Classification System (OCS) for controlled airbag deployment, constant force seat belt retractors, pretensioners, an energy-absorbing steering column, and optional side-curtain airbags.

Since 2003 Chrysler Group has had 10 product launches that produced NHTSA-rated five-star vehicles for frontal crash protection. These vehicles include: Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler and Dodge minivans, Dodge Durango, Dodge Ram 1500, Dodge Ram Quad, Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Dakota, Jeep(R) Grand Cherokee and Dodge Charger.

The 2006 Dodge Charger is manufactured at the Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario, which also builds the Dodge Magnum and Chrysler 300 vehicles.

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