PRICE details for the new Chrysler Delta in Ireland have been announced.
The model will have a starting price of €21,995 for the 1.4 MultiAir Turbo SE, while the entry-level 1.6 MultiJet diesel SE is priced at €23,995.
The 1.6 MultiJet SR will cost from €25,995 in Ireland while the top-of-the-range 1.6 MultiJet ‘Selectronic’ is from €27,995 and the 2.0 MultiJet Limited is priced at €29,995.
When it was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2008, the Delta was hailed as a milestone vehicle. It introduced the concept of the luxury compact family car, offering high levels of refinement and interior space in an affordable and elegant hatchback package.
In 2012 the Delta is once again pushing boundaries, this time for the Chrysler brand in right-hand drive markets.
Style-wise, the Delta has been subtly revised with new high-tech headlamps, LED daytime-running lights and a bold new Chrysler grille to highlight the Delta's new identity.
The Chrysler Delta is available with two-tone colour schemes, including a matte black finish, to help set it apart from its C-segment rivals.
In addition to class-leading passenger space, courtesy of sliding and tilting rear seats, the entry-level Delta SE also boasts high levels of equipment with 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, privacy glass, steering wheel remote controls and four electric windows all as standard, while safety features include ESP, six airbags and front fog lights with cornering illumination.
The mid-level SR model adds dual-zone climate control, a rear armrest, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Blue&Me Bluetooth with voice recognition and plush leather/Alcantara upholstery, while the range-topping Limited version is fitted with automatic headlamps, rear parking sensors, power folding mirrors, dual chrome exhausts and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The Limited version also brings new levels of upmarket refinement to the class with Poltrona Frau Leather upholstery, a leather-clad dashboard with hand-worked stitching, integrated satellite navigation and a two-tone paint finishing with a gloss black roof, all as standard.
Under the bonnet, the Chrysler Delta again trumps its rivals by offering a full range of high-performance, high-efficiency turbo-charged engines. A single petrol engine is offered, a 140hp, 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo unit, while the diesel range is comprised of a 120hp, 1.6-litre MultiJet unit (mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed semi-automatic ‘Selectronic’ gearbox) and the flagship 165hp 2.0-litre MultiJet unit.
All Chrysler Deltas fall into VRT Band B with the exception of the 1.6 MultiJet ‘Selectronic’ which falls into VRT Band A.
The Chrysler Delta also boasts some of Fiat Automobile's latest chassis technology, including a next -generation stability control system called the ‘Absolute Handling System’ which pre-empts a loss of vehicle stability and uses the car's power steering system to automatically make discreet steering corrections when it senses a critical handling situation.
Several torque management systems are also employed including: traction control (ASR); engine torque management (MSR); torque transfers control (TTC); and torque steer control (LFT). Chrysler's new ‘Magic Parking’ parallel-parking aid is offered as an option.