The All-new 2009 Dodge Journey

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					Chrysler Group's Dodge division introduces the all-new Dodge Journey crossover
sport utility vehicle (SUV). Dodge said this model will answer the needs of the
drivers all over the world. The vehicle will be available as a 2009 model in the first
quarter of 2008.

"The all-new Dodge Journey gives our customers the entire package. With its unique
combination of purposeful versatility and bold, youthful styling, this new vehicle
from Dodge delivers safety, quality and reliability at a great value. Journey also
blends innovative technology, entertainment features and useful storage, all wrapped
together with an attitude that can only be Dodge." said Michael Manley, Executive
Vice President - International Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Chrysler.

The all-new Dodge Journey embodies the exterior styling of Dodge models with
aggressive stance and muscular exterior design cues. Exterior highlights of the 2009
Dodge Journey include the signature Dodge crosshair chrome grille, quad halogen
headlamps, horizontal aluminum hood, long daylight opening. low-gloss black
appliques on the B- and C-pillars, high-contrast black roof rack with buffed stainless
steel roof rails, LED center high mounted stop lamp (CHMSL), lightweight liftgate
with integrated spoiler, chrome-tipped dual exhausts, and 19-inch wheels wrapped
with performance tires. Customers can also install Weathertech vent visor for
additional appeal. In addition, the Dodge Journey will offer several exterior colors
including Inferno Red Crystal Pearl Coat, Light Sandstone Metallic Clear Coat,
Melbourne Green Pearl Coat, Deep Water Blue Pearl Coat, Silver Steel Metallic Clear
Coat, Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Brilliant Black Crystal Pearl Coat and Stone
White Clear Coat.

Moving inside, the Dodge Journey offers a spacious, comfortable, flexible, and
practical interior. The vehicle somes with a 5+2-passenger seating with other features
like Flip 'N Stow(TM) in-seat storage, child presenter seat, integrated child booster
seats, Tip 'N Slide(TM) second-row seats, and 50/50-split-folding third-row seat. For
the interior's design, the Dodge Journey comes in with a two-tone color scheme with
high-contrast dark and light colors. Moreover, three types of seat upholstery are also
offered like cloth, YES Essentials stain-resistant odor-resistant anti-static seat fabric,
and leather. Other interior features include MyGIG(TM) multimedia audio and
entertainment system, available UConnect(TM) hands-free communication system
with BlueTooth cellular phones, Chill Zone(TM) cooled beverage storage bin, and
available ParkView(TM) Rear Backup Camera.

Of course, the Dodge Journey also features a host of active and passive safety
equipments to protect its occupants. These features include the advanced multi-stage
front air bags, low-risk deployment air bags, front seat-mounted side air bags,
supplemental side air bag inflatable curtains with extended up time, structural driver
and front passenger knee bolsters, Anti-lock brakes (ABS), Electronic Stability
Program (ESP), Brake Assist, Traction Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation, Tire
Pressure Monitoring (TPM), and Side Guard Door Beams in front and rear doors.

The all-new 2009 Dodge Journey comes in three model trims: SE, SXT and R/T. The
2.4-liter World Engine is standard for all models, and will be combined with a
standard four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual gearbox. Dodge Journey R/T
and R/T AWD models feature a standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine. A 2.0-liter turbo diesel
engine is also with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transaxle.

Chrysler Group did not yet release the manufacturer's suggested retail price for the
Dodge Journey.

				
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