New York, New York – Chrysler has showcased its safety, security, entertainment and connectivity features at the New York Auto Show, available in Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Caravan minivans.

Features such as multi-stage airbags, the company’s exclusive Rear-Cross Path System and Blind-Spot Monitoring demonstrate the company’s effort to continuously improve the overall performance of its products.

“Through a broad range of advanced safety and security systems, Chrysler Group is offering the latest technology to assist our customers in everyday driving situations,” said Scott Kunselman, senior vice-president of engineering. “Both passive and active safety systems enhance the inherent security we design into all Chrysler, Ram Truck, Jeep and Dodge vehicles.”

The company showed its new SafetyTec package on the Town & Country, which includes the Rear-Cross Path and Blind-Spot Monitoring systems, along with backup camera, rear park assist, rain-sensing wipers, mirrors with integrated turn signals and an electronic vehicle information centre with tire pressure monitoring. The new package will be available in late spring.

Chrysler showcased its available infotainment features on its 2010 Connected Dodge Caravan, which includes advanced recognition controls and features such as FLO TV, Sirius satellite radio, Sirius Backseat TV and UConnect Web.

“The Connected Dodge Grand Caravan is not a concept or a prototype,” said Ralph Gilles, president and CEO of Dodge Car Brand. “Every feature highlighted in the vehicle is available for order today. For more than 25 years, the Dodge Grand Caravan has anticipated the needs of our customers and their families, and this connected minivan shows that we plan to stay on the cutting edge.”

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