The premiere of the Dodge Caliber prototype was held in the spring of 2005 at the Geneva Motor Show.
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Caliber is an attempt by the American company to produce a car in European taste and take its place in the popular golf class. Caliber five-door hatchback with its 4.5 m length, 195 mm ground clearance, all-wheel drive capabilities and SUV functionality is similar to the crossover.
At the heart of the car is a new platform for the future generation of Mitsubishi Lancer, on which in the future Chrysler / Dodge Neon cars for the American market will also be built.
Appearance Caliber turned muscular, bright and catchy. Clear shapes, chopped body lines, embossed sides, massive bumpers, narrow windows attract attention and indicate that you are in front of a representative of the Dodge brand: confident, powerful, with ample opportunities and agile on city streets. The radiator grille, with intersecting vertical and horizontal strips, not only gives the front of the car an athletic look, but has long become the company's trademark.
Black decorative elements that stretch along the entire length of the roof are combined with a rear spoiler integrated into the roof, making the Dodge Caliber profile look like a coupe. The new, unique relationship between the surface of the glazing and the surface of the body contributes to creating a sense of strength and security and gives the Caliber profile a sporty look even more.
The car is frankly aggressive not only in appearance. Created for sale in the global market, Caliber is equipped with modern engines and gearboxes, thanks to which the car has traction and speed characteristics, fuel economy, world-class noise and vibration, regardless of road conditions.
Dodge Caliber appeared on the Russian market on June 1, 2006.
A choice of two power units with a volume of 1.8 liters (140 hp) and 2.0 liters (150 hp). Caliber, equipped with an engine capacity of 1.8 liters, aggregated five-speed manual gearbox and are available in three trim levels: P0, P1 and P2. Dodge Caliber c two-liter engine and 6-speed variator comes in five trim levels: P0, P1, P2, SXT P1 and SXT P2.
The World Engine engines, developed by the Chrysler Group, are distinguished by their power and high fuel efficiency thanks to the modern design of the cylinder head openings and the intake manifold.
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Clearly following the current trends, the creators awarded the Caliber Compact a transformable and practical interior. The car can comfortably accommodate the driver and up to four passengers, plus there is still space for luggage.
Standard equipment includes: window curtain airbags, front holders with backlight, 12-volt electrical outlet, 76-mm forward arm of the floor console, a compartment with a unique tilting compartment for storing a phone or an MP3 player, a self-rechargeable ceiling, a vinyl pallet under the armrest trunk, central locking, exterior mirrors with electric drive, the possibility of keyless door opening and immobilizer Sentry Key.
The cars supplied to Russia in the P1 configuration with 1.8 l and 2.0 l engines also include: air conditioning, front and rear rubber floor mats.
In addition to the above, the Dodge Caliber P2 comes with a Premium Sound Group system, which includes 9 speakers and MusicGate Power, AM / FM radio with a CD player, 6-disc changer, MP3 and RDS. Additionally, in this case, you can order an AM / FM radio with an integrated navigation system and metallic paint.
SXT standard equipment with a 2-liter engine and a CVT includes: cruise control, chill zone cooling compartment for drinks, body-colored moldings, chrome trim on the grille, front fog lights and 17-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels.
In addition to the SXT equipment, you can order: an electric sunroof, an AM / FM radio with an integrated navigation system, and 18-inch aluminum wheels.
Caliber was created for those who want to have a modern car, equipped with brand new engines, providing excellent fuel efficiency and excellent traction and speed characteristics, as well as high reliability and attractive price. The company reasonably expects Caliber to become the key brand model in the European market.