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New Cars for 2010
The seven-seat front-wheel drive new Chrysler Dodge Journey is available in three derivatives, the SE, SXT and R/T.
The car comes with a manual or Getrag dual-clutch automatic gearbox and a choice of two engines: a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine and a 2.4-litre petrol engine.
The entry-level 2.4-litre petrol SE, is available from £16,990 and offers family-friendly features including Tilt ‘n Slide flexible seating system, spacious under-floor storage bins and under-seat storage areas and three-zone climate control.
The model also comes with 16-inch steel wheels, a tilt and telescopic steering column, tyre pressure monitoring, power-folding and heated door mirrors, electric windows and six-disc CD with MP3 compatible sound system all as standard.
New equipment on SE models this year includes second-row integrated child booster seats, odour and stain repel cloth and cruise control.
For safety, the new Chrysler Dodge Journey has a standard Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM), three-row side-curtain air bags, advanced multi-stage driver and front passenger air bags, all speed traction control, child seat anchor system, Brake Assist and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
The high-spec SXT is priced from £19,990. In addition to the SE specification and costing only £1,000 more, SXT models feature six way power driver seat, lumbar adjustment, fog lamps and 17 inch alloy wheels.
The 2010 Journey SXT gets even more kit as standard; second-row integrated child booster seats, roof rails and crossbars, sunscreen glass, leather steering wheel and gear shifter and steering wheel audio controls.
The top-of-the range R/T costs £21,990 and features all the SXT equipment plus leather-trimmed seats and 19 inch alloy wheels.
New equipment for 2010 includes uconnect phone with voice recognition, a hands-free communication system using Bluetooth technology, iPod connectivity, roof crossbars and second-row integrated child booster seats.
The new Chrysler Dodge Journey has improved its CO2 emissions and therefore dropped a tax band. The 2.0-litre diesel manual has decreased its emissions by five grams per kilometre, moving from tax band H to G, saving £25 of vehicle excise duty, and the 2.0-litre diesel automatic model decreased by 10 grams per kilometre, saving £40 of vehicle excise duty and moving from Band J to I. The 2.0-litre diesel engine returns up to 44.8 mpg on a combined cycle.
Federico Goretti, managing director at Chrysler UK Ltd, said: “The new Chrysler Dodge Journey is the perfect ‘right-sized’ vehicle for families who don’t want the look of a traditional people carrier but need the functionality and utility of a seven seat MPV, the versatility of a larger sport-utility vehicle with the fuel efficiency of a family saloon.
“The Journey further strengthens its customer appeal by offering high levels of standard equipment at a very competitive price, great fuel economy and an image that makes it stand out from its competitors in the mid-sized MPV market.”
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