2010 Dodge Caliber Gets New Interior

American manufacturer Chrysler announced in the eve of the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) the Caliber lineup for the year which began a week ago. The novelty brought to the range basically limits itself at the new interior and the availability of new tweaks brought to the existing versions.

The new interior for the Caliber brings with it additional cubby storage space, center storage bin, larger climate controls and seamless passenger airbag cover. Additionally, Dodge created new door-trim panels and center console with armrest split-lid feature padded soft-touch materials for improved passenger comfort.

There will be five versions of the Caliber offered in 2010, namely Express, Mainstreet, Heat, Uptown and Rush. The entry-level Express comes with a price tag of $17,510 (including $630 destination) and offers Uconnect Phone, iPod Control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, power windows, mirrors and locks, 115-volt power outlet, cruise control, remote keyless entry, tonneau cover, air conditioning and four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS).

Express is followed by Mainstreet, priced at $18,890 (including $630 destination), which adds to the existing features of the entry-level 17-inch aluminum wheels, chromed crosshair grille, body-color door handles, fog lamps, folding front-passenger seat, 60/40 split-folding and reclining rear seat, touring suspension and tachometer.

The Caliber Uptown, wearing a price tag of $20,625 (including $630 destination), features automatic climate control, five-passenger leather seating, power driver’s seat and four-wheel Anti-lock disc Brakes (ABS) and two articulating liftgate speakers.

The Caliber Heat, with its 18-inch polished-aluminum wheels, four-wheel Anti-lock disc Brakes (ABS), performance steering, color-keyed instrument panel and seats, B- and C-pillar blackout accents and five-speed manual transmission comes at a price of $18,625 (including $630 destination), previewing the top-of-the-line Rush.

This last model comes equipped with a 2.4l World Engine developing 172 horsepower and 224 Nm of torque (the other models are equipped with a 2.0l engine). The unit can be paired to a CVT2 with Auto Stick transmission and costs $20,625 (including $630 destination).
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