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19 Dec 2005

will be Chrysler Group’s ever year in the UK with no than six new right-hand drive going on sale in the first months of the year.

Chrysler’s performance version of the 300C — the Chrysler 300C — will arrive in The 300C SRT-8 features a HEMI 420hp engine, a top of 170mph* and a 0-62mph time of than five seconds. high performance engine also feature in the Grand SRT-8, the world’s fastest

Due to launch in July, the Grand SRT-8 features a specially full-time 4×4 system channels 90 per cent of the power to the wheels. If sensors detect wheel spin torque then be sent to the front to increase traction. A reprogrammed control system, 20-inch and an SRT sports-tuned suspension all help outstanding ride and handling. SRT versions have been by Chrysler’s ‘Street Race performance division. All SRT vehicles powerful engines, unique details, sports suspension and a interior.

Simon Elliott, Director of Chrysler Group, We will only bring a number of the 300C and Grand SRT-8 into the UK but these two the only stunning vehicles to be next year. The final new for Chrysler Group in the UK next is the new Jeep Commander, a seven-seat of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, launches in April.

Simon added: Although the new Commander the same four-wheel drive suspension and powertrains as the Jeep Cherokee, it is a very different On the outside, the Commander is less two inches longer than the Jeep Grand Cherokee, though it is designed to accommodate people. On the inside, the three of seats are arranged theatre-style the interior materials and design are to that found on the Grand There is no doubt that the Commander has a unique look and is increasingly important in today’s marketplace. It has been deliberately to hark back to the rugged of the original Cherokee that so people love.

Editors comment: 6.1-litre but no mention of miles per gallon or CO I wonder why?


19 Dec 2005

All new L200 range to go on 1 st March 2006

Improved economy and performance

Prices at Ј12,249 rising to Ј19,999

New range delivers even value for money

New L200 introduced to attract SUV buyers

IV 2.5 DI-D common rail diesel engine with 134bhp

160bhp power available from launch

driving dynamics with in class turning circle

of auto transmission on high derivatives

Super select 4WD stability and traction control on all high series derivatives – an first in the pick-up segment

intervals extended from miles to 12,500 miles

The line-up and pricing for the stunning new pick-up have been by Mitsubishi Motors UK. In showrooms the end of February, many prices been reduced from the range with prices now at Ј12,249 CVOTR for the 4Work 4WD cab rising to Ј19,999 CVOTR for the new double cab Elegance.

Keen pricing, generous technical advancements and stunning make this new model an proposition. The addition of a new more engine, improved chassis and plus the option of automatic super select 4WD and stability and control, makes this a range whose attraction lie as much in its dynamic capabilities as its good looks.

“Mitsubishi has been instrumental in the massive of the UK pick-up market – a segment has grown 347% in six years 7,553 units to 33,742 at the end of During this time the has become the undisputed king of the with the outgoing model commanding a massive 48% of the retail and we have absolutely no intention of our crown” commented Jim Tyrrell, Director of Mitsubishi Motors UK. went on to explain, “Dealers already taken a considerable of L200 orders including deposits, so if the reaction so far ahead of the is anything to go by, we have a very new model on our hands.”

With styling based on Mitsubishi’s 10 Dakar conquering Pajero the L200 is the only UK pick-up to SUV-like manoeuvrability with a 5.9 turning radius and the only one to stability and traction control and select 4WD as standard on all high models (i.e. 80% of total sales). The newly designed cab also boasts class-leading legroom making it number one in the for passenger comfort.

UK L200 Pick-Up Range

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12 derivatives will be available from the practical single cab to the more luxurious Warrior and double cabs. The newest of the line-up, the L200 Elegance, a more subtle exterior an equipment-packed interior and has been to appeal to the traditional SUV driver who the practicalities of a pick-up with the drivability and image of a more 4×4.

As with the current the L200 Warrior is expected to the best seller with its on-road image and high of standard specification including 17” climate control, CD with alarm, keyless entry, locking, power windows, rear cab window, stability and control, super select plus Warrior branded door entry guards and accessories.

Even though the new looks set to become a style amongst modern 4×4 beneath its sweeping exterior lies a powerful workmanlike that makes the L200 the of contenders. Improvements have made on all fronts including body and frame construction, and brakes.

New Engine

At the heart of the strength lies Mitsubishi’s new 2.5 litre common rail turbocharged diesel engine 17% more horsepower, 30% more and a 26% increase in fuel economy the outgoing model. The new 2477cc delivers improved all-round with a top speed of 103 mph, power from 114bhp to a 134bhp and improved torque 177 to 231lb.ft. For those who require a few horses under the bonnet a upgrade to 160bhp will be on Animal and available as a dealer-fit on all other derivatives. Overall new engine is quieter, cleaner, and more economical and achieves IV emission levels.

Four Wheel Drive

All in the new range come equipped Mitsubishi’s legendary 4WD technology. The starts with vehicles the tried and tested Easy 4WD system with a rear slip differential, combining the of 2WD and locked 4WD in one easy-to-use system. The versions, however, get an ‘industry-first’ the addition of Super Select 4WD to all Animal and Elegance models. A advance over part-time super select offers the of 2WD, full-time 4WD and locked 4WD all in one This system has massive for the driver as it allows the vehicle to be in 4WD on normal roads and is especially in terms of safety and traction towing or driving in bad weather

Traction and Stability Control

with Super Select all high series L200s now come with M-ASTC Active Stability and Traction fitted as standard. This another unique offering in the segment, brakes and distributes to each wheel individually so is maintained during tight and on slippery surfaces, including conditions. As a result of all this technology, the L200 can rightly to be the most accomplished 4WD pick-up on the

Revised Chassis and Suspension

But not all about technology. The L200’s suspension now adopts newly double wishbones with springs with the rear using above-the-axle type springs. Combined, these enhance driving comfort by vibration.

Improvements have been made to the L200’s frame. The new frame’s cross-section has enlarged from 110mm to drastically increasing frame and reducing body vibration also enhancing straight-line

Servicing and Warranty

“We are planning at the moment,” stated Sales Director Lance Bradley. this new vehicle is so good and so different from everything on the road that it could further growth of the pick-up just as it did between 2001 2003. If demand increases the original plan, we will be to respond.”

Mercedes-Benz GL420 GDI
Mercedes-Benz GL420 GDI
Mercedes-Benz GL420 GDI
Mercedes-Benz GL420 GDI

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