Dodge Announces Exciting New Journey Crossover that Delivers Great Value and Unsurpassed Function and Flexibility starting at $19,995

    -   Dodge Journey provides exceptional content and value with available
        third-row seating for up to seven passengers and a state-of-the-art
        all-wheel-drive system
    -   Bold Dodge styling, perfect proportions define right-sized crossover
    -   Journey arrives to market as crossover segment set to expand
    -   Standard safety features abound, including standard multi-stage front
        driver and passenger air bags, standard front-seat-mounted side air
        bags and standard three-row side-curtain air bags

    MONTREAL, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - Chrysler Canada Inc. announced today the
Canadian Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the 2009 Dodge
Journey is $19,995 (excluding $1,300 destination). The 2009 Dodge Journey
gives buyers a crossover vehicle that meets life's changing demands by
offering unsurpassed versatility and flexibility in a sporty, stylish package.
    "The Dodge Journey's $19,995 price tag and fuel efficient four-cylinder
engine should make it the next Dodge-brand vehicle to have a big sales impact
in Canada," said Mark Bosanac. "The Dodge Journey lines up nicely with the
Caliber and the Grand Caravan giving Dodge a hard to beat multi-purpose
vehicle trifecta."
    The Dodge Journey is built on the company's global D-segment platform. In
the Dodge brand line-up, this new crossover falls between the compact
Dodge Caliber and the Dodge Grand Caravan. It is designed to win the hearts of
customers ranging from young singles, couples and families with small children
to mature families who want the flexibility to do more in terms of carrying
passengers in comfort or storing all their gear.
    Clever, flexible seating and storage combinations include standard
five-passenger seating with spacious cargo room and available third-row
seating for carrying up to seven passengers. Spacious storage bins, hidden in
the floor and under the front passenger seat cushion, combined with the
standard Chill Zone(TM) for beverage storage provides comfort and versatility.
A choice of the fuel-efficient 2.4-liter four-cylinder World Engine on the SE
model or 3.5-liter V-6 engine with six-speed Auto Stick and dual exhaust on
the SXT and R/T models, make Dodge Journey incredibly flexible, functional and
    Safety also is at the top of mind for customers, and the Dodge Journey
delivers with standard multi-stage front driver and passenger air bags,
standard front-seat-mounted side air bags, standard three-row side-curtain air
bags, standard four-wheel disc antilock brakes (ABS), standard Panic Brake
Assist, standard Electronic Stability Program (ESP), standard Electronic Roll
Mitigation, standard Trailer Sway Damping and available back-up camera.
    The 2009 Dodge Journey will be available in Canadian dealerships in the
first quarter of 2008 and in global volume markets outside North America in
both left-hand and right-hand drive, starting in mid-2008.

    Dodge Journey Model Lineup

    The 2009 Dodge Journey is available in three models: Dodge Journey SE
equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder World Engine and Dodge Journey SXT and
R/T models equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and six-speed automatic
transaxle with Auto Stick.
    Journey SXT and R/T models also are available with a state-of-the-art
all-wheel-drive (AWD) system that comes with 19-inch wheels and tires and a
performance suspension. Journey's AWD system starts at a very affordable price
of $27,595 (excluding $1,300 destination).

    2009 Dodge Journey Pricing

    (All prices exclude $1,300 destination)
    Dodge Journey SE - $19,995
    Dodge Journey SXT - $24,995
    Dodge Journey SXT AWD - $27,595 (includes 19-inch aluminum wheels and
    tires, fog lamps, performance suspension)
    Dodge Journey R/T - $27,995
    Dodge Journey R/T AWD - $29,995

    Dodge Brand

    In 2007, Dodge was the only vehicle brand to have two top five selling
vehicles in Canada with the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Dodge Ram. The Dodge
brand has a special appeal to Canadians and was a big player in Chrysler
Canada's perfect year of monthly sales growth in 2007. Recently, Dodge
introduced the all-new 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan with 35 new or improved
features including the newest innovation, the Swivel 'n Go(TM) seating system.
Also in 2008, Dodge will introduce its modern muscle car, the all-new
Dodge Challenger followed by the all-new, bold, powerful, "get-out-of-the-way"
Dodge Ram.
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For further information:

For further information: Chrysler Canada Inc., Communications
Department, Daniel Labre, (519) 973-2063,; Shelley Keenan,
(519) 973-2312,

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