The power of HEMI continued to overwhelm across the Chrysler Group offerings to the Middle East customer. While the Chrysler 300 sheds a bit of its mean and menacing greeting for a more elegant one, Jeep stuns with sheer performance, and Dodge once again challenges the limits set by itself.
The all-new 300C achieves both the serious performance of a sports sedan and the sophisticated poise of a luxury sedan, breaking down the traditional compromise between spirited driving and luxury motoring. The 2012 300C is even more desirable to luxury sport sedan buyers, offering enhanced engines and transmissions plus dramatic new styling, inside and out along with a music system designed by Dr. Dre.
Dodge Challenger SRT8
The 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 continues to deliver exhilarating performance with the proven 392 cubic-inch (6.4-litre) HEMI® V8 engine that delivers 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque across a wide rpm range. The Challenger’s new and exclusive SRT® steering wheel features mounted paddle shifters.
Dodge Charger R/T
The 2012 Dodge Charger R/T gets even more driver-focused appointments. Designed for hard-core enthusiasts who crave even more performance from their 370 horsepower HEMI® V8 powered Dodge Charger R/T with Fuel Saver multi-displacement technology, the R/T Road & Track package now adds even more cockpit convenience features, including ventilated performance seats with larger side bolsters to give even more confidence during aggressive handling manoeuvres. Further adding to the engaging driving experience are new die-cast zinc steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
The return of the Dodge Durango this year brought with it numerous awards and comparison test victories from many well-respected evaluation groups, such as MotorWeek and the American Automobile Association (AAA). With its four-wheel independent suspension, near 50:50 weight distribution as well as responsive steering and handling, Durango has driving dynamics unlike the typical SUV. Dodge claims that no other SUV on the road compares with the Durango’s distinctive, bold design that houses a spacious three-row, seven-passenger functional, flexible and premium interior, covered throughout with soft-touch materials.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Touted as the most powerful, technologically advanced, high-performance Jeep® vehicle ever – the all-new 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8® – is scheduled to arrive in Middle East showrooms early next year. It combines Jeep’s legendary capability and utility with the advanced performance engineering from Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team. The figures from Jeep say the new 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8 runs from 0-100 kmph in 4.8 seconds, has a top speed of 160 mph, and brakes from 60-0 mph in 116 feet.
Powering the 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8 is Chrysler Group’s all-new 6.4-litre HEMI® V8 with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers 470 horsepower (351 kW) and 465 lb.-ft. (630 Nm) of torque – an improvement of 50 horsepower and 45 lb.-ft. torque over the 6.1-litre HEMI® V8 it replaces.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
For 2012, Jeep® Grand Cherokee delivers even more refinement and features that can be appreciated on the road and off. Since its introduction, the 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee has captured more than 30 global awards, making it the most awarded SUV ever. The new Jeep® Grand Cherokee receives enhancements that improve both on- and off-road performance that Jeep believes will keep it ahead of the pack in terms of off-road ability and on-road refinement.
Jeep® Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited
The most iconic of icons, Jeep® Wrangler, has a new, more powerful heart for 2012. Available in 2-door and 4-door models, the Wrangler boasts an untouchable combination of efficient design, open-air freedom, significant towing capability, improved real-world driveability and unique 4×4 systems that deliver unmatched off-road prowess. For 2012, Jeep® Wrangler gets the highly acclaimed all-new 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine which delivers more power and improved fuel efficiency plus a new five-speed automatic transmission, both of which it shares with the award-winning Jeep® Grand Cherokee.
Offering fuel economy of up to 48 km per gallon highway and unsurpassed 4×4 off-road capability in the compact-SUV segment, the 2012 Jeep® Compass features a sophisticated design, with cues coming directly from the brand’s premium icon, the globally acclaimed Jeep® Grand Cherokee. Coupled with a tasteful interior and refined ride and handling characteristics that excel in all conditions, Jeep® Compass offers a unique blend of premium styling, capability, efficiency and value that is unmatched in the compact-SUV segment.
Ram 1500 Laramie
The 2012 Ram 1500 Laramie is built on a solid platform, which helps the pick-up get a smooth ride and sharp handling along with improved aerodynamics. The exterior styling is distinctly Ram and the Laramie answers varied needs, getting top marks for durability, innovation and appearance, making it the perfect truck for leisure and work.