Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Chrysler Delta 1.6 M-Jet Se

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Chrysler Delta 1.6 M-Jet Se

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Byline: peter keenan

THE Chrysler Delta is a break from the norm, both in terms of looks and the impressive amount of space on offer.

The Delta offers family saloon room in a compact hatchback body ... a neat trick that''s been pulled off with aplomb.

Chrysler''s designers have displayed ingenuity in the use of sliding and reclining rear seats which at the extremes provide for either masses of rear legroom or a huge boot.

With the rear seats in their most forward position the boot offers a capacity of 465 litres - and even with the backrest as far back as it will go there is still a healthy 380 litres available.

The boot also features a hidden compartment for valuables and when the seats are folded down there''s a continuous flat floor which makes fitting stuff in a lot easier.

Thus the Delta is a practical and versatile motor - but that''s only half the story as this car is not just about how many litres of luggage can be squeezed in.

The look is sophisticated with a well-finished interior that punches above its starting price of pounds 16,995. At the front, striking headlamps featuring daytime running lights make an instant impression while front fog lamps sit either side of a front air intake designed to give the Delta a sporty look.

This, combined with Chrysler''s newly-styled shield grille and neatly sculpted bonnet, makes for a eye-catching alternative to the mainstream. The high waistline rises to the rear where a spoiler completes the coupe look. The rear window is flanked by curved, vertical tail lights. The launch of the Delta, along with its smaller sister, the Ypsilon, marks the resurgence of the Chrysler name following its strategic alliance with Fiat in 2009.

The goal has obviously been to infuse these compact, environmentally friendly models with the luxurious character traits of its bigger cars. …

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