The Caliber wasn’t the only model in Dodge’s lineup to receive a few changes. The Dodge Nitro will be entering the 2011MY with a new Heat 4.0 lifestyle package, adding to the Detonator, Shock, and Heat models that joined the family in 2010. The Heat 4.0 will bring with it a five-speed automatic transmission, standard Uconnect Phone, and an upgraded eight-speaker sound system. The 4.0 in the name comes from the 4.0-liter V-6 engine powering the system and delivering 260 HP and 265 lb.-ft. of torque.
Depending on the model, the Nitro will also get new cloth and leather with premium colored stitching, 20-in. aluminum wheels, Dodge Brand ’s signature racing stripes, aluminum premium-painted wheels, heated leather seats, and a sunroof. Dodge also chose to add some new colors to the exterior, including Bright White Clear Coat, Blackberry Pearl Coat, Toxic Orange Pearl Coat, and Redline Two Coat Pearl.
Along with the 4.0L engine, customers will also be able to choose a 3.7-liter V-6 engine that delivers 210 HP and 235 lb.-ft of torque for their Dodge Nitro.
Press release after the jump.