The new Dodge Caliber is due to arrive in the UK in July – and Chrysler Group has just revealed the stunning price of the first right hand drive Dodge car to come to the UK.

There are four models in the range – S, SE, SXT and SXT Sport – with a choice of two petrol and one diesel engine.

The range starts with the1.8-litre petrol Caliber S priced at £11,495 with a five speed manual gearbox. The Caliber S 2.0-litre diesel with a six speed manual gearbox is priced at £13,495.

Steve Gray, Marketing Director for Chrysler Group UK, said: "The new Dodge Caliber is a striking looking car and the Caliber’s looks and outstanding value for money will set the segment alight when it launches in July.

"All of our research says that drivers are bored with the bland offerings in this part of the market – they want a boldly styled, affordable car. The Caliber is between 10 – 25 per cent cheaper than the equivalent VW Golf when you look at specification but it isn’t your typical family hatchback. It combines eye-catching crossover styling with space-efficient packaging, loads of interior space, innovative features and a choice of great engines."

The entry-level S model features fabric seats, power windows, power steering, AM/FM radio with single CD, halogen headlights, heated and powered folding mirrors, driver and front passenger airbags, 60/40 split rear seats that fold flat, tachometer, tilt steering wheel, interior removeable/rechargeable lamp, Thatcham Category 1 security system and 17-inch steel wheels with five-spoke wheel covers as standard.

The 2.0-litre petrol, with a CVT auto at no extra cost, is available in SXT or SXT Sport spec priced from £13,790. The SXT model comes with leather upholstery as standard.

The front-wheel drive Dodge Caliber will be sold in all 88 Chrysler Group dealers in the UK. It is the first of a series of new Dodge products coming into the UK over the next three years. The Dodge Nitro is the brand’s first mid-size SUV and will be launched in the UK during 2007. The Nitro is a five-seater SUV that is designed to attract customers seeking a vehicle with distinctive styling, sporty performance and a very flexible interior.

Caliber 1.8 S: £11,495
Caliber 2.0 S diesel: £13,495
Caliber 1.8 SE: £11,990
Caliber 2.0 SE diesel: £13,990
Caliber 1.8 SXT: £13,790
Caliber 2.0 petrol CVT SXT: £13,790
Caliber 2.0 SXT diesel: £15,290
Caliber 2.0 petrol CVT SXT Sport: £13,930
Caliber 2.0 diesel SXT Sport: £15,430