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First production Chrysler Aspen hybrid comes off the line

The second member of the Two-Mode hybrid partnership to bring a vehicle to the streets following GM's launch of the Tahoe/Yukon hybrids will be Chrysler. The Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen Hybrids don't actually go on sale to the the public until later this fall. However, the first "saleable" Aspen hybrid rolled silently off the assembly line at Chrysler's Newark, DE assembly plant on the March 10. So-called saleable units are typically built many months ahead of retail sales and built from pr

Chrysler builds first pilot production Durango Two-Mode Hybrids

While General Motors has been getting most of the attention of late winning awards for the Tahoe/Yukon Two-Mode hybrid SUVs and introducing the Two-Mode Saturn Vue, their development partners on the program have been cranking away as well. Chrysler first showed prototypes of their upcoming Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen Two-Modes last June and they built their first pilot production units at the Newark Delaware assembly plant just before the holidays. The vehicles were built from components ma

LA 2007: Chrysler shows off their Two-Mode SUVs, falls short of GM

At the LA Auto Show today, Chrysler showed their upcoming Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen Hybrids for the first time at an auto show although it's not the first time we've seen them. We actually got to drive a prototype last June at the Chrysler Proving Ground. Chrysler is still nearly a year away from production of t

Dodge Durango hybrid manager blogs about working on the Two-Mode

The latest entry on the new Voices of Chrysler blog is from Abdullah Bazzi, the manager of the Dodge Durango hybrid program. The first Chrysler hybrids are still a year away from launch and we got a preview of the Durango and Aspen hybrids last spring at Chrysler's 2008 model introduction. Chrysler has been collaborating with Mercedes-Benz, GM and BMW on developing the Two-Mode hybrid system for light duty vehicle applicat