Dodge Introduces All-new 2007 Sprinter
'Super-sized' Sprinter is Longer, Wider and taller; Offers More
Choices, Features and Innovations
--Increase in maximum width (two inches), interior height (11
exterior height (13 inches), door opening height (5 inches), cargo
length (19 inches), vehicle length (30 inches), cargo volume (127 cu.
and towing capacity (2,500 lbs.)
--Three vehicle lengths (233, 273 and 289 inches) on two new
144 inches, 170 inches or 170 inches extended with 15-inch longer
overhang, the longest wheelbase in the segment
--Three interior roof height options: standard (65 inches), high
inches) and new mega (84 inches) -- most among full-size vans
--Choice of two all-new engines: new 3.0-liter V-6 diesel or 3.5-
--Most best-in-class advantages including cargo capacity (up to 600
feet), interior compartment accessibility, payload (5,770 lbs.),
side step-in height (19.9 inches), widest rear-door opening (270
cargo- sliding door loading width (51 inches), and increased
height (up to 84 inches) providing up to 7-feet interior work
--Three Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) configurations include
higher maximum (11,030 lbs.)
--Oil change intervals of 10,000 miles and maintenance intervals of
miles contribute to low maintenance costs
--More than 25 advanced safety and security features represent
level of safety and security technology available in the full-size
--All-new ADAPTIVE ESP(R) takes electronic stability programs to the
--Unique CARGO PROTECTION(R) system reduces accident risk from
--Unmatched upfit-friendly design
--New standard features include power windows and locks, integrated
angle mirrors, halogen headlamps, 16-inch wheels, tilt- and
height-adjustable steering wheel, CD radio, one-touch triple-flash
turn signals, and all-new ADAPTIVE ESP for improved functionality
TORONTO, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
-- Armed with an all-new
sized Sprinter, Dodge continues to build on its presence in the
vehicle market. Completely redesigned, the all-new 2007 Dodge Sprinter
breaks the mold of current domestic van offerings and delivers
quality, reliability and commercial capability, along with unequalled
attributes that allow commercial customers to do even more.
"The all-new 2007 Dodge Sprinter raises the bar and sets a new
commercial standard in the full-size van market," said George Murphy,
Senior Vice President -- Global Brand Marketing, Chrysler Group.
at commercial customers who want to take the performance of their
commercial vehicle and business to the next level, the all-new 2007
Sprinter answers the call and continues Dodge's revolution of the
and medium-duty commercial vehicle market."
More Versatility, Choices and Features
Dodge's super-sized Sprinter offers expanded versatility and even
choices and features. Compared to the previous model, the all-new 2007
Dodge Sprinter boasts increases in width (two inches), interior height
inches), exterior height (13 inches), cargo area length (19 inches),
vehicle length (30 inches), cargo volume (127 cu. ft.), and towing
(2,500 lbs.). Sprinter is available in three vehicle lengths (233, 273
289 inches) on two new wheelbases of 144 inches or 170 inches, or 170
inches extended with a 15-inch longer rear overhang. It also boasts
interior roof height options: standard (65 inches), high (76 inches)
new mega (84 inches) - the most among full-size vans.
Powered by a choice of two all-new premium engines, a 3.0-liter
diesel engine with 154 horsepower or 3.5-liter V-6 gas engine with 254
horsepower, three different Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
configurations are offered including a new higher maximum GVWR up to
lbs. for cargo vans and chassis cabs. With increased best-in-class
height (up to 84 inches), both cargo and passenger high-roof models
up to 7-feet interior work space.
New standard features include power windows and locks, integrated
angle mirrors, halogen headlamps, 16-inch wheels, tilt- and height-
adjustable steering wheel, CD radio, one-touch triple-flash function
signals, and all-new ADAPTIVE ESP(R) for improved functionality and
capability. Going beyond the capability of the traditional electronic
stability program, ADAPTIVE ESP takes into account the way the
loaded. Sensors ascertain the vehicle mass, which ultimately
vehicle's center of gravity.
Most Best-In-Class Advantages
The all-new 2007 Dodge Sprinter has the most class-leading
including best-in-class cargo capacity (up to 600 cubic feet), highest
maximum payload (5,770 lbs.), lowest side step-in height (19.9
greatest interior roof height (up to 7 feet) and widest rear-door
(270 degrees). Its new pallet-friendly cargo sliding door offers a
best-in-class loading width of 51 inches.
As the class leader in versatility and operating performance, the
Dodge Sprinter has oil change intervals of 10,000 miles which
low maintenance costs.
More than 25 Safety and Security Features Set New Benchmark in
Commercial Van Segment
Delivering more than 25 advanced safety and security features --
highest level of advance safety and security technology available in
full- size van segment, the all-new 2007 Dodge Sprinter continues to
superior occupant protection. New for 2007 is an all-new ADAPTIVE
system which takes electronic stability programs to the next level.
standard safety system takes into account the vehicle payload which
reduces the risk of vehicle skidding and loss of control.
All 2007 Dodge Sprinter cargo vans utilize a unique CARGO
load-securing and lashing rail system allowing straps to be attached
multiple locations for enhanced cargo and passenger protection.
Showcasing a unibody construction that reduces curb weight and
maximizes payload, other standard safety features include power
and brakes, three-point lap/shoulder belts (height adjustable for
and front passenger), headrests for all seats, and an available
ParkSense(R) System which uses ultrasonic sensors in front and rear
to assist the driver when maneuvering or parking.
Available in the global market since 1995, Sprinter is a proven
with worldwide sales of more than 1.2 million units. Used in more than
countries throughout the world, it is the best-selling vehicle in its
throughout Europe. Production of the all-new 2007 Dodge Sprinter takes
place in Dusseldorf and Ludwigsfelde, Germany, with final assembly
vans) in Ladson, S.C.
Dodge Commercial Vehicles
As part of DaimlerChrysler, the world's leading manufacturer of
commercial vehicles, Dodge continues to increase the breadth of its
commercial products and offers a comprehensive array of vehicles and
services designed with business customers in mind. Led by the recently
introduced all-new Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs, and the Dodge
3500 Chassis Cab -- the Class 3 segment's most powerful, capable and
upfit-friendly work truck, Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan cargo vans
complement a growing Dodge commercial lineup that includes the Dodge
2500/3500 Box-Off models - utilized for a host of flat- bed, utility
service body applications - and the class-leading Dodge Sprinter,
continues its legacy and leadership as the top-performing commercial
Launched in 1999 and offering no-cost enrollment, Dodge
a full-service commercial program comprised of a select network of
dealers who know and understand the unique vehicle needs of small
businesses, fleet managers and other commercial vehicle customers.
Providing exclusive benefits, BusinessLink dealers offer unprecedented
business assistance including dedicated commercial account managers
sales teams, dealer inventories representing a higher mix of work-
other commercial vehicles, next- day service and technicians, extended
hours to minimize downtime, free loaner vehicles and more.
also includes our "On The Job" program which offers discounts on
direct cash incentives and savings on almost all Dodge commercial
With a U.S. market share of 6 percent, Dodge is the Chrysler
best- selling brand and the fifth largest nameplate in the U.S.
market. In 2006, Dodge sold than 1.3 million vehicles in the global
Dodge continues to lead the minivan market with a 20 percent market
in the U.S. In the highly competitive truck market, Dodge has a 15
market share. Dodge is also entering key European volume segments.