The new Dodge Nitro is heading to SA
The Nitro is the first mid-size sport-utility vehicle for Dodge and there are two engine options available:
3.7-litre V6 - 157 kW at 5 200 r/min and 319 Nm at 4 000 r/min
4.0-litre V6 - 190 kW at 5 800 r/min and 360 Nm at 4 000 r/min
The vehicle offers great versatility too and comes with the Chrysler Group's LOAD 'N GO cargo floor that slides 18 inches rearward for easy and convenient loading and unloading of packages.
The Dodge Nitro also includes many standard safety features, including Electronic Stability Program, Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Roll Mitigation and side-curtain airbags.
With a US market share of 6.9%, Dodge is the fifth-largest nameplate in the United States and the eighth-largest nameplate in the automotive industry.
Dodge will enter the South African market in June with the launch of the Caliber, a sporty crossover-style vehicle.
According to DaimlerChrysler SA spokesperson Richard Sloman the Nitro will arrive here early in 2007.