Chrysler reveals its Dodge Durango HEMI and Chrysler Aspen HEMI hybrids

Posted on Wednesday, 14 November 2007 , 13:11:52 byEmil

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Chrysler reveals its Dodge Durango HEMI and Chrysler Aspen HEMI hybrids

Chrysler has revealed its new Dodge Durango HEMI and Chrysler Aspen HEMI hybrids. In Durango and Aspen models, the new hybrid power train has Chrysler`s V-8 5.7-liter HEMI, featuring also the carmaker`s Multi-Displacement System, shuting down half of the cylinders in the engine during low-load conditions like coasting or low-speed driving. Together, the electrical motor system and V-8 produce 385 horsepower.

"Combined with Chrysler's Multi-displacement System (MDS), our advanced two-mode hybrid technology immediately delivers a more than 25-percent fuel economy improvement to our full-size SUVs - and up to a 40-percent improvement in the city," said Frank Klegon, the product development chief at Chrysler.

The new hybrids will be in showrooms in the summer of next year.