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DaimlerChrysler Debuts 2006 Dodge Charger at Detroit Auto Show

January 11, 2005

DETROIT — On January 9 at the Detroit Auto Show, the Dodge Division of DaimlerChrysler launched the 2006 legendary Dodge Charger. The Charger features comfortable space for five adults and a large enough trunk to meet the demands of active, modern lifestyles. It offers the functional use of interior space that has become a trademark of the Dodge brand and adds the convenience of four doors. The Charger features an exciting, modern and unique design, both inside and out, that stands out from the crowd. "Similar to HEMI, the Charger name draws from the Dodge brand's performance heritage," said Darryl Jackson, Vice President - Dodge Marketing, Chrysler Group. "We have a tremendous amount of equity and name recognition for both of these entities. Combined, today's all-new Dodge Charger and HEMI engine effectively mark the return of modern muscle." Customers looking for the ride and handling characteristics of a sports car, but with the added convenience of a functional, five passenger vehicle, will be able to experience the best of both with the 2006 Dodge Charger. The bold front end, long hood, short deck and fastback are attributable to Dodge and the famed muscle car era. Its coupe styling and fastback design create a modern statement of power, all with the versatility of a four-door sedan. The Dodge Charger interior has a driver-oriented cockpit designed for performance. It is sporty, functional and simple, featuring a sleek instrument panel and Viper-inspired tunneled gauges highlighted with white faces and satin silver accent rings. A silver trim bezel surrounding the shifter and additional silver accents in the center stack add just the right touch of brightness to the comfortable interior. The two-tone interior features a darker upper color and a lighter lower color, giving the cabin an open feeling. Production of the 2006 Dodge Charger begins this spring at the Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. The Charger will join the Dodge Magnum and Chrysler 300 vehicles already built there. The Dodge Charger will be available in North American markets early this summer and in select markets in Latin America and the Middle East in late 2005. 2006 Dodge Charger specs:
  • Wheelbase: 120 inches
  • Length: 200.1 inches
  • Width: 74.5 inches
  • Height: 58.2 inches
  • Curb weight: 3,800 lbs.
  • Standard Engine: 3.5L V-6
  • Output: 250 horsepower
  • Fuel economy: 19 city/27 highway
  • 5.7L Hemi V-8 optionally available
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