Chrysler has been feverishly refreshing or replacing most -- if not all -- of its product portfolios over the past several months, but two models remain relatively untouched: the Jeep Liberty and its twin, the Dodge Nitro.
Yes, the picture below shows a 2007 Dodge Nitro, but don't be fooled: you're looking at little more than a reskinned Jeep Liberty. And unfortunately, we're not all that fond of the Liberty. (Thrashy, 3.7-liter V-6? Check. Nervous, top-heavy handling? Check. An
SEMA 2006 seems to be the year of the Panel Van - Chevy has brought their production HHR Panel, and Dodge made this show-only Nitro Panel Wagon. Unlike the relatively pedestrian Chevy, this Nitro is as butch as it gets.
The Dodge Nitro is the kind of entry-level car that would have had fourteen-inch wheels not too long ago. This one has fourteen inch brake rotors. Red Brembos, in fact, hiding behind the (are you sitting?) twenty-two inch wheels.
Dodge unveiled the production version of its Nitro SUV, and it looks exactly like the concept we first saw one year ago. The Nitro is a sister model to the Jeep Liberty, and is built alongside the Liberty at the Jeep plant in Toledo, Ohio. Compared to the Libe