Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen hybrids production started |

On Friday, Chrysler announced that their latest Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), the 2009 Dodge Durango and the Chrysler Aspen hybrids, started rolling off the assembly line at the Newark (Delaware) Assembly Plant. To accommodate HEV production, new processes had to be implemented, including a unique powertrain assembly process, and ergonomic-assist systems to aid in new functions, such as HEV battery installation. Also, several unique components associated with HEV production are installed at the plant, including 300-volt battery, two-mode transmission, torque power inverter module (TPIM), electric air conditioning, auxiliary power module, high-voltage cables (AC and DC), hydro-electric power steering pump, hybrid gate way module and cooling module.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the new 2009 Dodge Durango HEMI Hybrid is $45,340, including $800 for destination. The MSRP for the new 2009 Chrysler Aspen HEMI Hybrid is $45,570, including $800 for destination. Additionally, customers are expected to receive an estimated tax credit of $1,800.

Source: The Torque Report

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