• May 17, 2011
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South African Chrysler fans has a new special edition vehicle coming their way. Described by Chrysler as a way to "satisfy the boy racer in all of us," the Dodge Caliber Mopar Edition is a blacked-out hatchback rolling on 18-inch powdercoated alloy wheels.

Under the hood sits a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that's been juiced up courtesy of a cold-air induction kit and an upgraded manifold and exhaust system, and the mill is paired with a manual transmission. The Caliber Mopar Edition is dropped two inches, wears Mopar decals and gets a unique hood as well.

Priced at 259,990.00 Rand, the Dodge Caliber Mopar Edition will set you back a bit over $37,000 at current exchange rates. We understand that car cost is a hard thing to directly translate, and if you ditch the stripes it's not half bad looking, but that's still a ton of money for a tarted up Caliber... and it's a far cry from the long-lost turbocharged SRT4. Check out the South African press release after the break.
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Dodge Caliber Mopar Edition

Zwartkop, Pretoria - Chrysler South Africa launches a special edition of the popular Dodge Caliber - the Mopar Edition.

"Chrysler has identified with a specific market niche - a group of drivers that have a passion for performance hatchbacks. To address this need, we have delivered the racy Dodge Caliber Mopar Edition which we believe will go a long way to satisfy the 'boy racer' in all of us.

The Mopar trademark is derived from the words Motor and Parts - is one of the most familiar in the automotive industry and is an unquestionable force in the world of performance parts. The essence of the "Mopoar" enthusiasm began with the production of the world famous Hemi engine, although it has a history stretching way, way back.

Mopar is associated with a dominant presence in both track and strip and its involvement in various racing formulas linked with Dodge in the US over the years, has proven it to be the purveyor of high-performance and qaulity engineered parts. Today, the Dodge Caliber Mopar Edition has the same Mopar DNA as found in the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Charger muscle cars" - Guy Franken, Group Head of Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Chrysler South Africa.

The Dodge Caliber 2.0 litre manual has performance parts from our Mopar range including:

Cold-air induction kit
Performance manifold and exhaust system
18" black powder-coated alloy wheels
2" lowering kit
Sporty bonnet and beltline decals
Mopar decals
The Dodge Caliber Mopar Edition is priced at R259 990.00 and will soon be available at participating Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealerships throughout South Africa.


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      Myself
      • 3 Years Ago
      O.M.G.
      Mike K
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, so it's a tricked out version of one of the worst vehicles I've ever driven... awesome.
      Tippy Dobbs
      • 3 Years Ago
      $37,000 for a Dodge Caliber?! I know it's a Mopar Edition but it's not like it has a beastly Hemi under the hood, it has a naturally aspirated 2.0L four pot! Chrysler, you can do better than this.
        Synthono
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tippy Dobbs
        The problem is you're comparing the South African Market to the North American market. A Caliber-class car for $37k here is insane, but there it's about right for the class. A diesel Civic in that market is going to run you the same money. You'll see lots of older designs with paid-for tooling still in production over there because it allows for an entry level model, since modern models are so expensive. The Mk. 1 Golf - you know, the design from the '70s - was produced in South Africa until 2009. Why? It was cheap to produce.
      Xedicon
      • 3 Years Ago
      ....
      Tanooki2003
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rolls Eyes.......Whatever
      Timotheus
      • 3 Years Ago
      Buzz, your South African Boy Racer, WOOF! - Kevin
      Vineeth Vazhayil
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh well, no taxes on cars, so we get all cars at much lower prices than many parts of the world. Corolla and Civic sell for an equivalent of 30k$ in India. So you know..
      Dan
      • 3 Years Ago
      They can have them, and feel free to take America's supply as well.
      Healthy Chap
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why do you guys even report these things
      JRupke
      • 3 Years Ago
      My wife just HAD to have a Caliber R/T (stateside) because they are "cute". Now she wants to sell the pile of junk...
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Dante
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'm pretty sure it was "lucky them" in a sarcastic way.
      benzaholic
      • 3 Years Ago
      If it can be dropped two inches for a package available from the dealer, it's normally sitting a whole lot higher than it needs to sit. Didn't they chop an inch or so going from Sebring to 200, too? Maybe in a model generation or three, this approach will finally catch up to pickups and CUVs, and they'll no longer have two or three times as much clearance in the fenders as they have in suspension travel.
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