2009 NITRO Press Release
2009 NITRO Press Release September 1, 2008 Since its introduction in 2007, the Dodge Nitro has ignited the mid-size sport-utility (SUV) segment with its bold, aggressive styling and performance to match. It offers all the mid-size SUV must-haves: space, functionality and flexibility. Nitro’s fold-flat first-row passenger seat and second-row seats offer a variety of loading options. The Load ‘N GoTM cargo floor slides 18 inches rearward for easy loading and unloading and holds as much as 400 pounds. Combined with its spacious five-passenger interior, these features give the 2009 Dodge Nitro distinctive style, sporty performance and cargo flexibility. The Dodge Nitro is the first mid-size SUV for the Dodge brand and complements its lineup of cars, minivans, trucks, commercial vehicles and a full-size SUV. Chassis improvements for 2009 Dodge Nitro include stiffer rear axle shafts, retuned springs, shocks, anti-roll bars and steering gear valve. These enhancements provide a more precise, linear feel and improve steering and handling. Additional improvements to brake pedal feel are achieved through a retuned booster, low rollback calipers and a revised brake pedal ratio.