Dodge let fly this morning with more info its new, Jeep Liberty-based small SUV set for an unveiling in Chicago this week — one year since the concept version had its closeup in the windy city. The Nitro, which will be Dodge's first non-Mitsubishi small ute will come in three flavors: Dodge Nitro, Dodge Nitro SLT and Dodge Nitro R/T, the first tiers getting a 3.7-liter SOHC V6 producing 210 hp and 235 lb.-ft. of torque, and the R/T getting a new 4.0-liter V6 producing 255 hp and 275 lb.-ft. The R/T Also gets a new performance suspension and 20-inch tires and chrome-clad aluminum wheels — a package that's optional on the SRT. SRTs and higher will get a riff on the Stow 'n Go seating system (found in Chrysler's minivans), called Load 'n Go, a cargo floor that slides 18 inches rearward for loading and unloading. More to come on this one.
More on the Dodge Nitro [internal]