Chrysler Announces Pricing for 2004 Crossfire
America's classic Route 66 will merge withGermany's legendary Autobahn this summer when the all-new 2004 ChryslerCrossfire begins to arrive in showrooms. The Chrysler Group announcedpricing Apr. 14 for its all-new sports coupe.Chrysler will offer Crossfire with two transmission options, a standardsix-speed manual or optional five-speed automatic with AutoStick®. TheManufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the six-speed manualversion is $34,495. The MSRP for the five-speed automatic with AutoStickis $35,570. Both prices include an $875 destination charge, according to the company.With the exception of transmission and tire options, the company says Chrysler Crossfirecomes fully-equipped with standard premium amenities including heatedleather seats, power windows, speed control, dual-zone temperature control,customized Crossfire luggage, four-wheel anti-lock brakes with brakeassist, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), all-speed traction control,tire pressure monitoring system, and Chrysler's 7/70 powertrain warranty."With stunning American design and proven German engineering, ChryslerCrossfire is the ultimate expression of the Chrysler brand," said TomMarinelli, vice president, Chrysler Marketing, DaimlerChrysler. "Crossfireeffectively establishes Chrysler as a premium brand, a brand that offersvehicles that are both aspirational and attainable. Without question,Crossfire will attract entirely new customers into our dealerships,including import-intenders."The 2004 Chrysler Crossfire is a low-slung, two-seat sports coupe with asculptured appearance. Under its hood is a 3.2-liter 90-degree V-6,18-valve SOHC engine. Crossfire was developed in just 24 months after aconcept version was revealed at the 2001 North American International AutoShow (NAIAS) in Detroit. A production version was unveiled one year laterat the 2002 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show.With the introduction of the 2004 Chrysler Pacifica and Crossfire, theChrysler brand says it continues to build momentum. Chrysler brand sales havenearly quadrupled to 481,000 units in 2002 from 130,542 units in 1991, according to the company.