Dodge Announces Exciting New Journey Crossover

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Dodge Announces Exciting New Journey Crossover that Delivers Great
Value and Unsurpassed Function and Flexibility starting at $19,985

  • Dodge Journey provides exceptional content and value with available
    third-row seating for up to seven passengers and a state-of-the-art
    all-wheel-drive system
  • Bold Dodge styling, perfect proportions define right-sized crossover
  • Journey arrives to market as crossover segment set to expand
  • Standard safety features abound, including standard multi-stage
    front driver and passenger air bags, standard front-seat-mounted side
    air bags and standard three-row side-curtain air bags

Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler LLC announced today the
U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the 2009 Dodge
Journey is $19,985 (including $625 destination). The 2009 Dodge Journey
gives buyers a crossover vehicle that meets life’s changing demands by
offering unsurpassed versatility and flexibility in a sporty, stylish
package.

“The all-new 2009 Dodge Journey gives our customers the complete
package at an incredible value,” said Deborah Meyer, Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer ” Chrysler LLC. “For less than $20,000, Dodge
Journey blends safety, quality and reliability with innovative
technology, entertainment features and tons of useful storage, wrapped
in a package that is pure Dodge.”

The Dodge Journey is built on the company’s global D-segment
platform. In the Dodge brand line-up, this new crossover falls between
the compact Dodge Caliber and the Dodge Grand Caravan. It is designed
to win the hearts of customers ranging from young singles, couples and
families with small children to mature families who want the
flexibility to do more in terms of carrying passengers in comfort or
storing all their gear.

Clever, flexible seating and storage combinations include standard
five-passenger seating with spacious cargo room and available third-row
seating for carrying up to seven passengers. Spacious storage bins,
hidden in the floor and available under the front passenger seat
cushion, combined with the standard Chill Zone™ for beverage storage
and a choice of the fuel-efficient 2.4-liter four-cylinder World Engine
on the SE model or 3.5-liter V-6 engine with six-speed Auto Stick and
dual exhaust on the SXT and R/T models, make Dodge Journey incredibly
flexible, functional and fun-to-drive.

Safety also is at the top of mind for customers, and the Dodge
Journey delivers with standard multi-stage front driver and passenger
air bags, standard front-seat-mounted side air bags, standard three-row
side-curtain air bags, standard four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes (ABS),
standard Panic Brake Assist, standard Electronic Stability Program
(ESP), standard Electronic Roll Mitigation, standard Trailer Sway
Damping and available back-up camera.

The 2009 Dodge Journey will be available in U.S. dealerships in the
first quarter of 2008 and in global volume markets outside North
America in both left-hand and right-hand drive, starting in mid-2008.

Dodge Journey Model LineupThe 2009 Dodge Journey is
available in the United States in three models: Dodge Journey SE
equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder World Engine and Dodge Journey
SXT and R/T models equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and six-speed
automatic transaxle with Auto Stick.

Journey SXT and R/T models also are available with a
state-of-the-art all-wheel-drive (AWD) system that comes with 19-inch
wheels and tires and a performance suspension to provide a new level of
style and capability to the large number of consumers seeking the
performance and driving control of AWD. Journey’s AWD system starts at
a very affordable price of $25,530 (including $625 destination).

2009 Dodge Journey Pricing(All prices include $625 destination)

Dodge Journey SE – $19,985Dodge Journey SXT – $22,985Dodge Journey
SXT AWD – $25,530 (includes 19-inch aluminum wheels and tires, fog
lamps, performance suspension)Dodge Journey R/T – $26,545Dodge Journey
R/T AWD – $28,295

Crossover Segment Continues to ExpandJourney is the
Dodge brand’s first crossover. It arrives in U.S. dealerships as
crossover popularity continues to increase in the United States. In the
past six years, crossovers have gained more than 3 percentage points in
share of the total U.S. auto industry. With 625,980 crossover vehicles
sold in the United States in 2006, the segment made up nearly four
percent of vehicle sales in the country. In the past three years alone,
the U.S. crossover segment has grown on average nearly 14 percent per
year.

Dodge BrandWith a U.S. market share of 6.4 percent,
Dodge is Chrysler LLC’s best-selling brand and the fifth largest
nameplate in the U.S. automotive market. In 2006, Dodge sold more than
1.3 million vehicles in the global market. In the highly competitive
truck market, Dodge has a 15 percent market share. Recently, Dodge
introduced the all-new 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan with 35 new or improved
features including the newest innovation, the Swivel ‘n Go™ seating
system. In 2007, the Dodge Avenger and Nitro entered key volume
segments outside North America, joining the Dodge Caliber, which
launched in those markets in 2006. The all-new 2009 Dodge Journey will
debut in 2008 calendar year, and will be available outside North
America in both left- and right-hand drive in mid-2008. Also in 2008,
Dodge will introduce its modern muscle car, the all-new Dodge
Challenger.

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