Top Comes Off Chrysler At Detroit Motor Show - Jeep Treo Debut | Part Three

Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Concept

 

Jeep Treo - The Jeep Treo looks forward to its North American debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January, but began turning heads with its appearance at the Tokyo Auto Show. Treo represents a youthful and futuristic extreme extension of the Jeep brand. Combining fuel-cell technology to drive electric motors at each wheel with an innovative use of drive-by-wire technology, Treo is a bold new signature for Jeep, packaged in all its traditional heritage of the seven slot grille, the large eye headlamps and prominent windshield presence.

Chrysler ME Four-Twelve - The Chrysler ME Four-Twelve is a spectacular quad-turbo, 6.0-litre, V-12 powered, mid-engine super car. The ultimate engineering and design statement, and a brilliant example of the Chrysler Group’s capabilities, the ME Four-Twelve will establish a real-world performance record for a rear-wheel drive, mid-engine super car and may also set a record for lightening-quick vehicle development.

Dodge Brand To Launch In The UK And Europe

Dieter Zetsche, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chrysler Group, confirmed that Dodge, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, will be introduced to Europe in 2006.

A car-based Dodge portfolio will offer a range of powerful yet fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines and will be available in right hand drive in the UK.

Details of the Dodge range and pricing, specification and timescales for the UK market have yet to be confirmed.

Simon Elliott, Managing Director of Chrysler and Jeep in the UK, said: "Chrysler always delivers something exciting at the Detroit show, and this year is no different. The ME Four-Twelve prototype is a real head-turner, while the two new convertibles are great additions to the range, and bring a unique look to the soft-tops currently available in the UK.

"The new Crossfire Roadster follows in the successful footsteps of the Crossfire Coupe, which has earned some worthy praise from customers and press alike. With open-topped motoring being so popular in the UK, and with the Coupe being such a hit, the Crossfire Roadster is sure to be hot property this summer."

Published 8 January 2004 Melanie Carter
 

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