Dodge Reveals Nitro Models Ahead of Chicago Intro

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.

Dodge Reveals Nitro Models Ahead of Chicago Intro

Dodge Reveals Nitro Models Ahead of Chicago Intro

Dodge Reveals Nitro Models Ahead of Chicago Intro

Dodge Reveals Nitro Models Ahead of Chicago Intro

Dodge Reveals Nitro Models Ahead of Chicago Intro

Dodge Reveals Nitro Models Ahead of Chicago Intro

Dodge Reveals Nitro Models Ahead of Chicago Intro

Dodge Reveals Nitro Models Ahead of Chicago Intro

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