Press Kit: 2006 Dodge Sprinter, What's New for '07

2006 Dodge Sprinter: Product Chronology

Auburn Hills, Mich. August 31, 2006 -

PRODUCT CHRONOLOGY

2006 MODEL YEAR

Optional ParkSense® rear back-up system
Optional high-pressure headlamp washers
Sprinter Cargo Van offers best-in-class cargo capacity of 473 cu. ft., optional seating for up to five people and optional cargo partition with sliding window

2005 MODEL YEAR

Sprinter Chassis Cab introduced with 10,200 lb. GVWR
On-Board Diagnostics (OBDII)
Identification lamps on the front of the chassis cab roof
Preparation for a third brake light on Chassis Cab models
16" wheels and tires for 3500 series Chassis Cab
Graphite Metallic paint

2004 MODEL YEAR

Sprinter Chassis Cab introduced
Introduction of Electronic Stability Program (ESP) as standard on 2500 models
Heated windshield with rain sensor option
Crew van option (cargo van with rear bench)
Cargo van with windows all around vehicle option
California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions certified engine
New 16-inch aluminum wheels
New standard fabric for all vehicles and optional velour for passenger vans

2003 MODEL YEAR

Initial introduction
2.7-liter I-5 CDI 154-horsepower turbo diesel engine
Five-speed automatic transmission with Auto Stick
Four-wheel disc brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Acceleration Skid Control (ASC)
Two model types: cargo van and passenger van
Three wheelbases: 118-inch, 140-inch and 158-inch
Two exterior roof heights: 93.1-inch and 103.3-inch
Two GVWRs: 8,550 lbs. and 9,900 lbs.