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- Blu-Ray DVD now available on both Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans
- Segment-exclusive Blu-Ray DVD player plays both Blu-Ray and standard DVDs and has HDMI input for video game systems
- Nine-inch screens in the second- and third-rows feature four-times better resolution when compared with previous models
- Two USB ports for recharging now standard along with 115-volt power inverter
November 12, 2012 , Elkridge, Maryland -Chrysler Group LLC’s Mid-Atlantic Business Center (MABC) and more than 250 of its dealers are joining forces with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to make this holiday season happier for many families.
- Dodge brand ranks highest for overall satisfaction in J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Manufacturer Website Evaluation StudySM
- Jeep® brand ranks among top five industry brands
- Study reflects car shopper opinions of automaker websites for content, navigation, appearance and speed
- Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 cited for exceptional fuel economy, emissions and power
- Chrysler‘s Pentastar engine once again recognized by the editors of Ward’s Automotive as one of the “10 Best Engines” for 2012
- Chrysler’s workhorse V-6 now available in many Jeep®, Chrysler, Dodge passenger cars and Sport Utility vehicles for 2012
- Mated to new eight-speed transmission, 3.6-liter V-6 engine delivers 31 mpg on the highway with Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger
- New 2012 Jeep Wrangler boasts improved fuel economy with 40 percent increase in power with Pentastar V-6 engine
December 9, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group’s Pentastar 3.6 – liter V-6 engine once again has been recognized by the editors of Ward’s Automotive as one of the “10 Best Engines”.
“Every year, Ward’s Auto recognizes the industry leaders in engine technology. Chrysler has successfully demonstrated the breadth of this engine and how it delivers on all fronts including fuel economy, lower emissions and power.”
Editor at Ward’s Auto
Named to the exclusive group of engines last year after its introduction in the 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, the Pentastar V-6 engine is now standard or available on Chrysler 200, 300 and Town & Country; Dodge Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Durango, Journey and Caravan. For 2012, the Pentastar 3.6-liter engine also is now standard on the new Jeep Wrangler.
Designed to meet a variety of requirements across both front-and rear-drive models, the Pentastar V-6 also is the exclusive engine used with the new eight-speed automatic transmission on Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 models. The engine and transmission combination deliver 31 miles-per-gallon (mpg) on the highway.
On Jeep Wrangler, the 3.6-liter engine improved fuel efficiency to 21 mpg on the highway while delivering 285 horsepower and 260 lb. ft. of torque, improvement s of 40 and 10 percent, respectively.
“We are continuing development of advance technologies, which will be applied to the Pentastar V-6 as they become available, for even more fuel efficiency and performance.
Vice President and Head of Engine
and Electrified Propulsion Engineering
Chryler Group LLC.
Today we bring you another edition of the Brandl Media Minute. This week we’re working with a 2012 Chrysler Town and Country Touring Edition. Follow along with yours truly as I show you the cool features integrated in the Power Sliding Doors and Liftgate. You can control the motion of the doors via the key fob, by buttons in the interior, and by lightly pulling on the handles from the outside.
The Power Sliding Doors and Liftgate offer a great convenience and doesn’t leave you trying to juggle your groceries or other load trying to reach out and open the door . You can find the Power Sliding Doors and Liftgate on most trim levels of Chrysler Town and Country‘s and Dodge Grand Caravan‘s.
Stay tuned as we will be doing more Brandl Media Minute Videos, explaining more of the great things these vehicles can do! If you have any questions about how to operate any of the features on your Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Vehicle, or have suggestions on other topics we should cover, send me an email at LT@BrandlMotors.com
“Under the Pentastar” is a quick video recap of significant events at Chrysler Group LLC over the past week. The top stories from Chrysler Group LLC for the week ending November 4, 2011, include Chrysler Group LLC monthly sales soar in October 2011; a trunk full of Mopar performance “goodies” are unveiled at SEMA in Las Vegas; Fiat invites you to tell your story in a new campaign called “AlternateRoutes”; eight Chrysler Group vehicles make Consumers Digest’s list for “Best Buys” for 2012; and the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans receive the International Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety pick status.
- Pair of minivans latest models from Chrysler Group to receive Top Safety Pick by IIHS
- 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country top competitors in rollover ratings
- Minivans Join Nine Other Chrysler Group models recently named Top Safety Picks
- New Chrysler Group models unsurpassed with 11 Top Safety Picks in past year
November 1, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The newest Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivan models have been named Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for 2012. In addition to receiving top scores in rollover tests, both minivans achieved Good ratings in the areas of frontal, side and rear crash protection.
Additionally, to be considered, vehicles must have standard electronic stability control systems.
For 2012, both minivans offer more than 40 standard or available safety features. Front seat mounted airbags, three-row side curtain air bags, driver-side knee blocker air bag and all-speed traction control are among the standard safety features.
Both models also include an available SafetyTec group with features including ParkSense rear park assist, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection.
“Safety-conscious parents shopping for a family hauler should be pleased with today’s minivan choices,” said David Zuby, the Institute’s chief research officer.
The 2012 models of Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country received strength–to- weight ratio ratings of 4.51, among the highest of the minivans tested, and above the IIHS requirement of 4.0. Minimum requirements by the government are 1.5.
“With the latest addition of Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country, Chrysler Group has 11 vehicles that have been named Top Safety Pick since we began our unprecedented launch of new vehicles a year ago and is unsurpassed. This latest recognition by IIHS underscores our commitment to engineering safety and security across all vehicle segments. As we continue our product transformation, we’ll continue to engineer new technology and more capabilities into all our vehicles.”
Senior Vice President – Engineering
Last month, the 2012 Fiat 500 was named Top Safety Pick by IIHS. Additionally, the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Patriot, Chrysler 300 and 200, Dodge Durango, Charger, Journey and Avenger received Top Safety Pick designations earlier this year from IIHS.
About Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, Fiat and Mopar vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group’s culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat’s complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group’s product lineup features some of the world’s most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Challenger and Ram 1500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.
Dodge is a full line of cars, crossovers, minivans and SUVs that are sporty, functional and innovative. With nearly 100 years of heritage, the brand has a history of providing its customers excellent quality, innovation and value. Dodge is building on the momentum of introducing six all-new or significantly redesigned products, solidifying its message that the brand offers an excellent value for American families looking for top performance in all the places that matter – from power off the line and handling in the corners to high-quality, dependable vehicles that deliver unmatched functionality and excellent fuel economy in everyday driving situations. In fact, Dodge now offers six vehicles that deliver 25 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway, while retaining that distinctive Dodge innovation and style. With the all-new Dodge Durango and Dodge Charger and significantly revamped Grand Caravan, Journey, Avenger and Challenger, Dodge also now has one of the youngest dealer showrooms in the country with more new product coming.
Take a look at the video below to see some beautiful running footage of the 2012 Chrysler Town and Country. As always, click on any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!