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STUNNING looks, breathtaking performance, great value: the new Crossfire marks the dawn of a new era for Chrysler – and it's in UK showrooms now.

The breathtaking new Crossfire coupé marks the start of a new era for Chrysler.

This is a car that epitomises Chrysler brand values, delivering expressive design and romantic allure in a high quality premium package with confident dynamics.

The Crossfire's styling sets the tone for Chrysler's future models. Confidently American, its poised stance and boat-tail rear-end draw admiring glances from all around. It is also full of pleasing details, such as the central spine that starts at the front grille and ends between the dual exhaust pipes – this affords the car a chiselled, carved appearance.

The theme continues in the cabin, where occupants are greeted by a high quality, luxurious facia that has the feel of a twin-cockpit. The centre console has a clean, precise and machined appearance, while the seats are trimmed in high-grade leather. There's a generous array of equipment, as you'd expect from Chrysler. The seats are powered, the air conditioning is dual zone and the Infinity® Modulus CD system features twin subwoofers.

Active safety provision is no less impressive, with Electronic Stability Control, ABS, four airbags and a tyre pressure monitoring system fitted as standard.

Mechanically, the Crossfire reaffirms the value of Chrysler's partnership with Mercedes-Benz.

The Crossfire's 215bhp, 3.2-litre V6 engine, for example was developed using Mercedes-Benz technology.

It delivers storming performance – 0-62mph takes just 6.5sec – and is available with either a six-speed manual or five-speed automatic gearbox. The sophisticated fully independent suspension system delivers sports car handling.

With prices starting from just £27,260 on the road, the Chrysler Crossfire proves that style and exclusivity need not carry a high price.

Crossfire: standard equipment comparisons

Crossfire comes with enviable standard equipment that offers buyers outstanding value for money

Model OTR price Leather seats Alloy wheels Metallic paint
Chrysler Crossfire 3.2 V6: £27,260 Std 18/19in £400
Audi TT Coupe (225PS): £27,505 No cost 18in Std
BMW 330 Ci: £28,445 £1,200 17in Std
Mazda RX-8 (231PS): £22,000 £1,200 18in £300
Porsche Boxter 2.7: £31,635 £1,216 16in £543

A specialist fleet service

Whatever your fleet needs, you can be assured that Chrysler and Jeep offers a car that not only fits your business and budget but gives you added style and individuality.

And as you would expect, we have a service to back up our claims. Our nationwide network of 93 dealers incorporates the Chrysler and Jeep Local Business Programme. Under the programme, all dealers are empowered with the central resources of the Chrysler and Jeep Fleet Department.

So whether your need is for complete model range information on the Chrysler line up, a simple brochure request, or advice on different funding methods, your dealer is equipped to help you.

Additionally DaimlerChrysler Services Fleet Management provides innovative and cost-effective multi-marque fleet solutions to meet the changing needs of modern business.

Whether you operate a a fleet of Chrysler and Jeep vehicles or a multi-marque fleet, our range of services includes funding options such as contract hire, contract purchase, a fleet management service, sale and leaseback, fuel management and even full fleet outsourcing.

To arrange a meeting with a member of the Chrysler corporate sales team, or to request a quote, call 0870 609 9911.

Diesel appeal for PT Cruiser

The charismatic Chrysler PT Cruiser range is now more attractive than ever with the addition of the 2.2 CRD common-rail diesel engine co-developed by Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz.

The latest generation common-rail technology ensures this is a smooth, effortless performer. It develops 119bhp and an impressive 221lb ft of torque – enough for a brisk 0-62mph time of 12.1secs and a top speed of 114mph.

What's more, it enables the PT Cruiser 2.2 CRD to return a healthy 40.9mpg on the combined cycle with carbon dioxide emissions of 185g/km.

The new engine expands and enhances the appeal of the PT Cruiser range. Here is a distinctive alternative to a conventional hatch that combines the style and heritage of the Chrysler brand with outstanding practicality, class-leading spaciousness and exceptional interior comfort and versatility.

Above all, the style of the PT Cruiser costs you less than you think: the range starts at just £12,995 on the road for the 2.0 Classic and rises to £17,200 for the 2.2 CRD Limited.

Three trim levels are available – Classic, Touring and Limited – with every model fitted with air conditioning, four airbags, ABS and cruise control as standard.

Chrysler PT Cruiser 2.2 CRD comparisons

For less than the price of a run of the mill family hatchback, you could be driving a Chrysler PT Cruiser. With five doors and a versatile interior, it's the sensible face of fashion

Model OTR price RV (£/%) CO2/tax (g/km/%)* BIK tax (2003/4)**
PT Cruiser 2.2 CRD Classic 5dr: £14,200 £6,550/47 185/24 £1,346
Ford Focus LX 1.8 TDCi 5dr: £15,000 £5,505/37 145/18 £1,070
Peugeot 307 S 2.0 HDi 110 5dr: £14,800 £5,350/37 145/18 £1,070
Renault Megane Dyn 1.9 dCi 5dr: £14,850 £5,391/37 144/18 £1,059
Vauxhall Astra LS 2.0 DTi: £14,495 £4,691/33 154/18 £1,033
Source: manufacturer information. * RVs over 3yrs/60,000. Source: Emmox Carcost, Oct 03. **

Voyager – now with free servicing

THE appeal of the Chrysler Voyager – the world's most popular MPV – has been enhanced with the introduction of two years' free servicing.

The package covers the cost of labour, parts and lubricants as recommended by Chrysler service schedules for the first 24 months or 24,000 miles.

It will provide additional peace of mind for company car drivers who also benefit from a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, three years European roadside assistance and a seven-year unlimited mileage anti-corrosion guarantee.

More than 10 million Voyagers have been sold worldwide in the last 20 years and UK sales recently passed the 30,000 mark. It's not difficult to see why. With prices starting from just £18,495 for the 2.4 SE, the Voyager offers outstanding value for money. There's a choice of a 2.4, 3.3 V6 or the 2.5 CRD common rail diesel, and four trim levels – SE, LX, Limited and Limited XS.

Even the entry-level SE, though, boasts a luxury specification that includes ABS, four airbags, CD player and dual zone air conditioning.

Chrysler Voyager 2.5 CRD SE comparisons

Model OTR price RV (£/%)* CO2/tax (g/km/%) BIK tax 2003**
Chrysler Voyager 2.5 CRD SE: £19,700 9,825/50 203/27 £2,107
Toyota Previa 2.0 D-4D T2 (8sts): £21,455 9,149/46 191/25 £2,127
Renault Espace 1.9 dCi Expression: £22,310 9,501/43 187/24 £2,124
Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDI LX (130): £20,695 8,400/42 178/22 £1,779
Volkswagen Sharan 1.9 TDI SE (13): £20,395 8,400/42 178/22 £1,779

Source: manufacturer information. * RVs over 3yrs/60,000 miles. Source: Emmox Carcost, Oct 03. ** Tax figures for 40% tax payer.

  • To find out more about the New Crossfire or any model in the Chrysler range please call 01908 301 021 today or visit www.chrysler.co.uk
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