2006 Chrysler Hybrid cars : Chrysler planning to introduce front-wheel-drive hybrids
According to Chief Executive Dieter Zetsche of DaimlerChrysler’s Chrysler Group, Chrysler soon would be going to launch its front wheel drive hybrid car most probably in early 2006. With the growing demand of hybrid cars and the entry of the rivals such as Ford Motor Co., Chrysler could not overlook the importance of hybrid cars.
For long Chrysler was enphasizing on diesel vehicles as as an alternative to fuel guzzling vehicles to keep its fuel-efficiency ratings. But with the hybrid cars becomming so popular it is planning to introduce gasoline-electric powered engine to reduce gas consumtion for its vehicles.
Most likely models for the hybrid cars could be PT Cruiser, Dodge and Chrysler minivans. Zetsche also hinted that Chrysler might not go for development of hybrid engine but could licence the technology from another manufacturer.