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Pricing for All-New 2009 Dodge Challenger to Start in Low $20s

-- Three flavors: Dodge Challenger SE, Dodge Challenger R/T and Dodge Challenger SRT8(R) -- All-new five-passenger, two-door coupe available for under $22,000

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dodge announced pricing today
for the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger. The U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested
Retail Price (MSRP) will start at $21,995, which includes $675 for
destination. Dodge dealers across the country are now taking orders for the
2009 Dodge Challenger, which will arrive this fall.

"The all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger gives customers a modern-day muscle
machine at an incredible value," said Mike Accavitti, Director - Dodge Brand
and SRT Global Marketing, Chrysler LLC. "For less than $22,000, we've brought
Dodge Challenger back and loaded it with head-snapping styling and cutting-
edge technology."

The Dodge Challenger is the first five-passenger two-door coupe produced
from the Company's proven rear-wheel-drive platform that delivers the Dodge
Charger and Chrysler 300. Developed with Dodge's credo of "bold, powerful and
capable," the 2009 Dodge Challenger is available in three models featuring
head-turning styling, three available engine options and an automatic or
manual transmission.

The 2009 Dodge Challenger has several modern amenities available including
uconnect gps with navigation system and real-time traffic, uconnect phone
featuring Bluetooth(R) technology, uconnect studios with SIRIUS Satellite
Radio, Remote Start and Keyless Go push-button start. In addition, the Dodge
Challenger has more than 25 safety and security features including
supplemental side-curtain air bags, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic
Stability Program (ESP), Brake Assist, Traction Control, automatic headlamps,
tire pressure monitoring and Hill-Start Assist in Dodge Challengers with the
six-speed manual transmission.

Three models are available in the United States: Dodge Challenger SE,
Dodge Challenger R/T and Dodge Challenger SRT8(R).


2009 Dodge Challenger SE

With a U.S. MSRP of $21,995 (including $675 destination), the Dodge
Challenger SE comes standard with a 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine which
produces 250 horsepower (186 kW) and 250 lb.-ft. (339 N*m) of torque. Mated
with a four-speed automatic transmission, the Dodge Challenger SE achieves an
estimated 18 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

Other standard features on Dodge Challenger SE include comfortable seating
for up to five adults, best-in-class cargo space (16.2 cu. ft.), 60/40
split-folding rear bench with arm rests and two cup holders, 17-inch aluminum
wheels with P215/65R17 all-season tires, four-wheel disc brakes, side-curtain
airbags, remote keyless entry, eight-way power driver's seat, fold-away power
mirrors, power locks and windows with express-down, air conditioning, AM/FM/CD
radio with MP3 capability and four speakers, cloth low-back bucket seats,
manual-tilt and telescoping steering wheel, dual-covered visor vanity mirrors
and tire pressure warning lamp.


2009 Dodge Challenger R/T

The U.S. MSRP for the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T is $29,995.
Featuring the new-generation 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine, the Dodge Challenger
R/T produces an estimated 370 horsepower (276 kW) and 398 lb.-ft. (540 N*m) of
torque when paired with the standard five-speed automatic transmission. The
5.7-liter HEMI engine with five-speed automatic transmission is equipped with
fuel-saving multi-displacement (MDS) technology which increases fuel economy
by as much as 20 percent without sacrificing performance.

Other standard features on the 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T include dual
chromed rectangular exhaust tips, ABS, ESP, Brake Assist with vented brakes,
18-inch machined aluminum wheels with P225/60HR18 all-season touring tires,
fog lamps, body-color exterior mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel and
shift knob, illuminated visor vanity mirrors, rear body-color spoiler and
cast-metal fuel door.

The available Track Pak features the Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual
transmission with "pistol-grip" shifter for $995. When the six-speed manual
transmission is paired with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8, it produces an estimated
375 horsepower (280 kW) and 404 lb.-ft. (548 N*m) of torque. The Track Pak
also includes Hill-start Assist, limited-slip differential, bright pedal
covers and performance steering.


Dodge Challenger SRT8

The U.S. MSRP for the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is $39,995 (including
$675 destination). The 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 offers an available
six-speed manual transmission or standard five-speed automatic transmission
mated to the SRT-exclusive 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces 425
horsepower (317 kW) and 420 lb.-ft. (569 N*m) of torque. New for 2009 is a
standard limited-slip differential, High Performance Red and B5 Blue (late
availability) exterior paint and black hood stripes. A classic "pistol-grip"
shifter is included with the available Track Pak which includes the Tremec
TR-6060 six-speed manual transmission with Hill-start Assist.

Other standard features on the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 include a
race-inspired interior featuring performance seats with a red accent stripe
and added bolstering which keeps customers in place under spirited driving
conditions, four-bomb gauges with tachometer and 180 mph speedometer in the
center, "Performance Pages" reconfigurable display that features 0 - 60 mph,
1/4 mile, and 1/8 mile times, uconnect gps, unique SRT-tuned ESP and ABS
calibrations, 20-inch fully-forged aluminum wheels, red, painted Brembo
brakes, hood with functional dual hood scoops, functional black painted rear
spoiler and a unique exhaust note.

Street and Racing Technology (SRT) is Chrysler's in-house performance
engineering organization that focuses on five pillars for every SRT vehicle:
bold exterior design that resonates with the brand image, a race-inspired
interior, world-class ride and handling across a dynamic range, a standout
powertrain and benchmark braking.


About the Dodge Brand

With a U.S. market share of 6.4 percent, Dodge is Chrysler LLC's
best-selling brand and the sixth largest nameplate in the U.S. automotive
market. In 2007, Dodge sold more than 1.3 million vehicles in the global
market.

The Dodge brand's first crossover vehicle -- the all-new 2009 Dodge
Journey -- is now available, and will be available outside North America in
petrol and diesel powertrains in both left- and right-hand drive in mid-2008.
The limited-edition 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 with a 6.1-liter HEMI(R) V-8
engine that boasts 425 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque hit the streets in
the spring of 2008. Later in 2008, Dodge will add three more new vehicles to
its product lineup -- the all-new 2009 Dodge Ram with game-changing exterior
and interior design, innovations, best-in-class features and craftsmanship;
the all-new 2009 Dodge Challenger, a modern interpretation of the American
muscle car; and the 2009 Dodge Durango Hybrid, a hybrid-electric vehicle that
combines fuel efficient advanced hybrid technology with full-size SUV
performance and capability. Recently, the all-new 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan
arrived in dealerships with 35 new or improved features including the newest
innovation, the Swivel 'n Go seating system. In 2007, Dodge Avenger and Nitro
entered key volume segments outside North America, joining the Dodge Caliber,
which launched in those markets in 2006.


SOURCE Chrysler LLC

Rick

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