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Chrysler ready for 2006 model onslaught

Chrysler has six right-hand models for launch in the first seven months of next year and it is also launching the US monster brand, Dodge in the UK.

Chrysler’s 300C saloon, which has already sold out in the UK this year, will be joined by the 300C Touring estate car in May and a high performance version of the saloon - the 300C SRT-8 - will arrive in April.

The 300C SRT-8 features a 6.1-litre HEMI 420hp engine and a top speed of 170mph. It will also feature in the Grand Cherokee SRT-8, which is due for launch in July.

These SRT versions have been developed by Chrysler’s ‘street race technology’ performance division.

Simon Elliott, managing director of Chrysler Group, said: "The new right-hand drive Chrysler PT Cabriolet will arrive in dealers in March while the all-new Dodge Caliber five-door family hatchback arrives in July.”

The Dodge Caliber will be the first of a series of new right-hand drive Dodge products coming into the UK over the next three years.

The final new vehicle for Chrysler Group in the UK next year is the new Jeep Commander, a seven-seat version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which launches in April.

Prices for all these vehicles have yet to be confirmed.

On sale dates:

  • Chrysler PT Cabriolet (March)
  • Chrysler 300C SRT-8 (April)
  • Chrysler 300C Touring (May)
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 (July)
  • Jeep Commander (April)
  • Dodge Caliber (July)

    The Grand Cherokee SRT-8

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