There was a time when a Chrysler‘s performance, quality and technology
was unquestioned. Chrysler Corporation was one of the most successful
carmakers in the world until the early 1990s. Gradually, competition
grew tougher and Chrysler’s dominance over automobile industry faded.
However, people still consider a Chrysler as the mark of class and
luxury. Perhaps, this is the reason behind the large market for
Chrysler’s inclination towards heavy fuel consuming vehicles put it
on the back gear against increasing fuel prices and environmental
awareness. Now there is a ray of hope with Chrysler’s completely new
lot of fuel-efficient hybrid sedans and SUVs. Here are some quick notes
on Chrysler’s latest performance oriented fuel-efficient cars.
2009 Chrysler 300
With the 2009 Chrysler 300 the carmaker has brought the new
generation of Chrysler cars in the market. The new 300 gets an even
more powerful V8. The big sedan shares structural similarities with
Dodge Charger. All five trims of 300 – LX, Touring, Limited, 300C and
300C STR8 are available with rear wheel drive. While the basic LX has a
178Hp 2.7L V6 the more sophisticated version 2009 Chrysler 300C SRT8
gets a huge 425 Horse power thrust from a super 6.1L Hemi V8 engine.
Deploying the next generation interactive transfer case technology
also gives 2009 Chrysler 300 an extra edge in the competitive market.
The new technology, a part of BorgWarner's Torque-on-Demand(R) product
portfolio, optimizes the all-wheel drive performance. In addition to
transfer case hardware, BrogWarner also provides the required software
controls for vehicle’s level integration. Therefore, it is evident from
the 2009 Chrysler 300 reviews that both auto experts and enthusiasts
have reasons to see good marketing prospect for the new Chrysler 300.
2009 Chrysler Aspen
The new premium sports utility from Chrysler, Chrysler Aspen
possesses topnotch comfort features, eye-catching design and innovative
technology. Exuding opulence Aspen offers unique benefits as a
full-size luxury SUV to its buyers. A HEMI V8 powered four-wheel drive
Aspen can tow up to 8,700 pounds and offer 22mpg on average.
Inside, state-of-the-art comfort features includes air
conditioning; flexible front and rear LED lamps; MyGIG Entertainment
System with navigation; overhead console with HomeLink Universal
Transceiver and Electronic Vehicle Information Center; floor console
with power accessory outlet and driver's seat with power memory and
Aspen’s unmatched suspension setup using coil springs and a Watt’s
Linkage fitted rear axle makes it durable and reliable off the road.
Standard safety features are Chrysler’s exclusive with Trailer Sway
Control, ParkSense® Rear Park Assist system, ParkPreview™ rear view
camera; tire pressure monitoring and 3-row side air bags with roll
sensing. Read 2009 Chrysler Aspen reviews to know what you get in
2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid
If you are thinking of a big Chrysler that will provide you with
lot of room and comfort and save your money on fuel at the same time,
there is no better option than the 2009 Chrysler Aspen Hybrid. This
HEMI Hybrid version of Aspen is the first hybrid car from Chrysler. The
5.7L hybrid powertrain delivers 385Hp. HEMI allows Chrysler Aspen
Hybrid slow cruising on 4-cylinder mode and switch to V8 mode as and
when more power is required. Ensuring seamless transition between the
two modes hybrid powertrain largely improves fuel economy.
The system incorporates auto-transmission technology with a
patented hybrid- electric drive system and a sophisticated controller
to determine when to change the mode. Chrysler demands it to be the
world’s first two-mode full hybrid system. With this sophisticated
hybrid power system, developed in collaboration with General Motors,
Mercedes-Benz and The BMW Group Chrysler is expected to regain its
reputation in the car market.
About The Author
Andrew White is a self-published author and
automobile expert. She writes on latest Chrysler models like 2009
Chrysler Aspen Hybrid as well as preowned Chrysler vehicles. For more
Chrysler reviews, she recommends you to visit: http://www.caranddriver.com/.