Didge SUV is for young families

Connelly, Mary
February 2006
Automotive News;2/6/2006, Vol. 80 Issue 6188, p102
Trade Publication
This article reports that Dodge will launch its mid-sized Nitro SUV at the Chicago Auto Show. The Nitro, which is based on the Jeep Liberty platform, will go on sale in the third quarter of 2006. Dodge is aiming the vehicle at young families and young couples. Three trim levels will be offered: the base Nitro and the SLT and R/T versions. A 3.7-liter V-6 engine rated at 210 hp is standard on the base and SLT models. One manual and two automatic transmissions will be offered. A six-speed manual is standard on the base model. A four-speed automatic is standard on the SLT. A five-speed automatic is standard on the R/T. Standard safety features include stability control, antilock brakes, electronic roll mitigation and side curtain airbags.


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