When former Chrysler parent Cerberus was asked to show what new cars were in the pipeline to the US Government, the news was worse than expected-there was virtually nothing, especially for Dodge. With new cars from Fiat still a couple years away, Chrysler must make do with its current stock. In hopes of sparking interest in Dodge’s entry-SUV, the company has revised the model line up and added equipment with Heat, Detonator and Shock models.
Introduced as a 2007 model, the Nitro is essentially Dodge’s version of the much more recognized Jeep Liberty. The base 3.7L V-6 has been dropped, so all Nitros share a 4.0L V-6 rated at 260hp, coupled to a 5-speed automatic. Buyers have a choice of rear wheel or all-wheel drive. At this time it is unclear if Dodge will eventually replace or discontinue the Nitro, but for now, click the link for the new model details.