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.
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
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.