GAZ unveils Chrysler-based Siber at InterautoEnlarge Photo
Though based on a US-spec Chrysler platform, the new Siber has been specifically tuned for Russian road conditions including stiffer suspension and a taller ride-height. The engine range starts off with a 141hp (105kW) 2.0L but there are plans to add more powerful 2.4L and 2.7L units down the track, reports Global Auto Index.
The Siber will be entering production in March of next year with an estimated 20,000 units expected to roll off the line in its first year and 40,000 units planned for 2009. Technicians from Chrysler will be assisting with quality control for the new car as well as training staff at one of GAZ’s new car plants.