Dodge has announced a sports derivative for its brawny Caliber crossover SUV - the SRT4.
With 212 kW and 360 Nm of torque on tap from its 2.4-litre four-cylinder powerplant sourced from Chrysler, this Caliber is capable of a low six-second 0-100 km/h sprint.
The crossover SUV is beefed up with an aggressive body kit including a bonnet-mounted airscoop and large airdams within the front bumper. At the rear, an integrated spoiler aids downforce.
The SRT4's suspension is lower by 28 and 22 mm at the front and rear respectively, and the performance tuned chassis on 19-inch cast aluminium wheels is meant to improve the ride and handling characteristics.
An electronically tuned Brake Lock Differential and Getrag DMT-6 six-speed transmission help put the power to the ground.
Inside the cabin, race-inspired equipment is supplied in the form of sport seats with deep bolsters and SRT instrument designs.
An optional reconfigurable display (RCD) that provides information on G-forces, 1/4 mile acceleration and 0-60 mph times, speed and braking distance.
Standard safety features include a performance brake system, ESP, multi-stage front occupant airbags and supplemental side curtain airbags.
A beverage cooler, illuminated cup holders and a sliding armrest with cell phone holder are among the convenience items.
The SRT4 will be produced alongside the Jeep Compass and Patriot at Chrysler's Belvidere plant for left-hand drive markets only and will not be made available in South Africa.