Press Kit: 2007 Dodge Caliber Launch

Dodge Caliber Features Big List of Firsts

Auburn Hills, Mich. February 5, 2006 -

The Dodge Caliber is a compact car that features a long list of innovations that are segment and Chrysler Group firsts:

Segment Firsts:
World Engine Family — 1.8-liter, 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter

  • Intake manifold flow control valves
  • Evaporative system integrity monitor (ESIM)
  • Dual-camshaft Variable Valve Timing

Chrysler Group Firsts:

  • Second-generation Continuously Variable Transaxle (CVT2)
  • Standard supplemental side-curtain air bags on a compact car
  • Available supplemental thorax side seat-mounted air bags (late availability)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Brake Assist on a compact car (late availability)
  • Electromagnetically controlled all-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Chill Zone Box TM : Cooled beverage storage bin (on air-conditioning equipped cars)
  •  MusicGate Power TM: A nine-speaker Boston Acoustics premium audio system with subwoofer featuring articulating, liftgate-mounted speakers
  • Removable/rechargeable cargo lamp/flashlight
  • Illuminated front cup holders
  • Center console armrest lid with unique flip pocket for storing a cell phone or an MP3 player
  • Reclining rear seats on a compact car
  • YES Essentials® fabric on a compact car (late availability)
  • UConnect TM  on a compact car
  • Variable displacement compressor
  • Tailor-rolled hot stamped steel B-pillar
  • Dead-bolt style door latches
  • Door hinges with integral door checks
  • New vent, tilt and slide sunroof
  • New manual air conditioning system using a variable refrigerant control valve
  • Magnesium-alloy cross-car beam on a high-production vehicle
  • Second-generation common seat core structure

Contact Information

Kristin Starnes
Office: (248) 512-0889
Cell: (248) 202-9906
Beth Ann Bayus
Office: (248) 512-0350
Cell: (248) 761-5588
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