Chrysler Reveals 2010 Dodge Caliber

American carmaker Chrysler LLC has just unveiled details, images and video of the 2010 Dodge Caliber, a five-door C-segment hatchback that will make its first public debut at the 2009 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The new model features a redesigned interior and a new Common-rail Diesel (CRD) engine, mated to a six-speed manual transmission. This 2.2-liter CRD engine offers 16 percent more power and 3 percent more torque, which means that the 2010 Caliber produces 120 kW (163 hp) and 320 Nm (236 lb.-ft.). Other two engine configurations are also available. A 2.0-liter World Engine which replaces the 1.8 liter and delivers 115 kW /156 hp and 190 Nm / 140 lb.-ft. of torque, while the most powerful version features a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with an output of 125 kW (170 hp) and 220 Nm (162 lb.-ft.) of torque. As we said, the interior has also been redesigned, now having a new organically-shaped instrument panel, door-trim panels and center console with chromed accents on HVAC vents, shift bezel, instrument panel, door spears and cluster rings. Moreover, the 2010 Caliber has a new automatic climate control system, and the Chill Zone cooled-beverage storage bin. Other features include Uconnect Navigation with voice commands, iPod Control, rechargeable LED flashlight and an available MusicGate Power Sound Group, which comprises two articulating speakers packaged in the liftgate that swing down for tailgating and other activities. “The Dodge Caliber is not your typical C-segment car. When we launched the Dodge Caliber only a few years ago, its bold style made a clear statement on the European roads, allowing owners to be active, stand out and do more,” said Mike Accavitti, President and Chief Executive Officer - Dodge Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “Now paired with an all-new turbo-diesel engine that offers better fuel consumption and performance and an improved interior full of value and customer-friendly features, the Dodge Caliber continues to offer our European clients unique Dodge attitude combined with one of the best value proposition in the segment.” autoevolution will be attending the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of these vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions.
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