Dodge have announced the UK launch of their new Journey Crossover and it ticks many of the right boxes for the UK market. A vehicle combining typically American SUV looks with the versatility of a seven-seater MPV, the Journey Crossover offers a fuel efficient drive, a large, flexible interior space and, at £16,995, a competitive price tag. A diesel option to attract European punters is also available.

A range of features are geared to cater for the core family market including tilt and slide second row seats and fully-accessible rear doors. Simon Elliott, Managing Director of Chysler UK has the hard sell: "Families that need space for seven will love the Journey's flexible seating system, spacious storage bins and under-seat storage areas. Safety is also very important for these customers and with ESP and three-row side curtain airbags this really is the ideal family vehicle.”

Available in 2.4-litre petrol or in 2.0-litre diesel guise, the front-wheel-drive Dodge Journey boasts 5+2 seating across its range. Starting at £16,995 and reflecting excellent value, the Journey now headed for the UK is also a better equipped crossover. Entry-level SE models include three-zone climate control, electric windows and six-disc CD with MP3 compatiable sound system as standard. Sales start in August.

Dodge Journey Crossover Available From August