2008 NAIAS: Chrysler Webisode Provides Compelling Sneak Peak at New Concepts - VIDEO


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  • DETROIT - January 13, 2007: Chrysler released this semi-humorous sneak peek video in advance of the press conference they will be holding on Monday, January 14, 2008, at Cobo Hall in Detroit. Chrysler will be introducing three exciting new concepts, ecoVoyager, Dodge ZEO and Jeep® Renegade.

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Jason Vines, who appears in the video, recently resigned from his position with Chrysler.


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    Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept

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    Chrysler ecoVoyager concept
    The Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept celebrates the romance of automobile travel embodied in a four-door, four-passenger distinctively American design. Designed for customers seeking elegance, simplicity and serenity, the elegant one-box design takes advantage of space normally occupied by a conventional powertrain setup. The Chrysler ecoVoyager features an advanced lithium-ion battery pack, along with a small, advanced hydrogen fuel cell that serves as a range extender. The result is a vehicle with a total range of more than 300 miles that emits no emissions from the tailpipe except water vapor.

    Specifications Length: 191.2 inches (4856 mm) Width at H-point: 75.4 inches (1915 mm) Height: 63 inches (1600 mm) Wheelbase: 116 inches (2946 mm)

    Dodge ZEO Concept

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    Dodge ZEO concept
    The Dodge ZEO Concept is a four-passenger, 2+2 sport wagon that embraces the bold, expressive look of the Dodge brand, exhibiting a new, youthful breed of muscle car for the 21st century. Built for driving enthusiasts, it features an electric-only propulsion system with a lithium-ion battery pack capable of at least 250 miles. Unlike other such vehicles, the Dodge ZEO Concept is a four-door, four-passenger model that delivers function as well as environmental responsibility.

    Specifications Length: 172.8 inches (4390 mm) Width at H-point: 68.6 inches (1743 mm) Height: 50.8 inches (1290 mm) Wheelbase: 109.9 inches (2792 mm)

    Jeep Renegade Concept

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    Jeep Renegade concept
    The Jeep Renegade Concept is a sporty B-segment-sized two-seater ideally suited for the all-weather delights of off-roading and dune surfing. Featuring a cut-down speedster windshield, a roll bar, openings in the door lowers and a hose-out interior, it is an “eco-friendly” vehicle with minimized use of materials – designed for those who want to enjoy the earth while taking care of its future. The propulsion system combines a 40-mile lithium-ion battery pack and a small-displacement BLUETEC diesel engine. The result: fuel economy of more than 110 miles per gallon.

    Specifications Length: 153 inches (3885 mm) Width at H-point: 62.9 inches (1598 mm) Height: 56.3 inches (1431 mm) Wheelbase: 101.6 inches (2580 mm)

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