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Dodge dealers will be seeing the 2011 Dodge Avengers sometime between now and the end of the year. It will be getting an all new interior, redesigned exterior, and the option of better performance.

The new Avenger will come standard with a recalibrated version of the 2.4L  World Gas Engine, with the option of a six speed transmission. There is also the option of the new Pentastar V6 which puts out 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque with competitive fuel economy.

In addition to new tires, the suspension has also been completely retuned, resulting in a much more fun to drive vehicle with less body roll and shake, less noise, and more precise steering.

The Avenger’s “fun to drive” quotient rises exponentially for 2011 with a significantly upgraded suspension to give drivers agile, confident, handling performance in all driving situations, whether it’s a spirited adventure on twisty roads or an emergency maneuver. 

Dodge engineers retuned or redesigned virtually every part of the suspension for 2011, including 26 of 30 suspension bushings. The suspension and the geometry were completely rethought. The track is an inch wider, tire width increased from 215 to 225 millimeters, and the vehicle also sits lower to the ground, with a 12 millimeters lowered ride height on the front axle and 6 millimeters on the rear.

New exterior styling features clean, smooth aggressive lines. The new fascia sports the new signature Dodge Brand “split crosshair” grille, while an aggressive lower fascia completes the Dodge look from top to bottom.

The Chrysler Group LLC’s Interior Design Studio also worked its magic on the new 2011 Avenger. The all-new instrument panel, bezels, gauge faces and new Dodge steering wheel transform the driver seat into a cockpit-like experience. Upgraded seats incorporate more cushion material and revised spring geometry. Dodge Avenger also features several new two-tone interior color schemes, new leather and cloth seating materials and accent stitching. Owners can select from these schemes to design a vehicle that matches their lifestyle needs.

There’s no doubt, Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealers are excited about its arrival, as the standard mid-size sedan segment is the largest vehicle segment in the United States, with more than 1.6 million vehicles sold in 2009. The customers have spoken, and Dodge has listened and is stepping up their game!

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Jeep Dealers won’t notice a lot of differences in the new 2011 Wranglers when they roll of the truck. That is until they open the doors! The new Wrangler has a redesigned interior that is in the same vein as the all new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It gets a ton of extras not seen in Wranlgers of year prior.

Heated, power mirrors are now available, and larger rear windows increase visibility. The arm rest and door pull have a more ergonomic placement and design, with soft touch materials and more user-friendly locks.

 

Hill Descent Control is now standard on all Wranglers, along with the new instrument panel, center console, front and rear door panels, steering wheel, center stack, and defroster ducts. The soft-top has a 152mm-wider rear window, the door opens wider and has a detent, and power heated mirrors are available. The Freedom Top has larger rear and side windows (145 and 90 mm larger, respectively). The 2011 Wrangler Sport S model has $1,400 in “no charge equipment,” adding air conditioning, satellite radio, 17-inch Moab-style wheel, tinted windows, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

 

Steering-wheel controls have been added for the radio, cruise control, hands-free phone, and other functions, and a new USB interface connects storage devices (thumb drives and most MP3 players) to the Media Center, which now includes streaming Bluetooth audio. Twelve-volt accessory outlets have been added, and a new 110-volt outlet is optional. The new three-spoke steering wheel with bright accents and audio controls is standard.

 

The new Wranglers are already making their way into Jeep Dealers, so you should be able to find them at a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer near you! Click the picture below for more images.

A sedan using the same platform as the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is due to be made in the United States by the end of 2011, according to Sergio Marchionne, as quoted in Automotive News. It would fill the slot left black by the Neon, which has been empty since 2006.

The new Dodge compact sedan will be built in the United States and debut at the end of 2011. There will also be a high-mileage version that will get 40 mpg, Marchionne said. Manufacturing a Chrysler model in the United States that is capable of delivering 40 mpg is actually the second of three milestones Fiat must reach to increase its stake in Chrysler to 35 percent from 20 percent now.

 

According to the guys over at Allpar, “this car will use the Fiat C-EVO dimensions and electronics network, along with, most likely, a retuned Chrysler World Gas Engine and the 1.4 liter Fiat engine. Chrysler has access to Fiat technologies and may, due to the short timing, use some designs from the Giulietta.

 

Rumors are flying around about the name of the new Dodge. Most likely would be the Hornet, a concept car from 2006 that never made it into production.
Whatever they decide to call it, you probably won’t see it at your local Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Dealer until late next year. Here’s a picture of what the folks at Allpar think it might look like…

Chrysler has released photos and info for the upcoming 2011 Dodge Journey which will be arriving at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealers soon!. They have completely redesigned the interior, as well as retuned the suspension and adding the Pentastar V6 into the mix. It will still be available in Front Wheel or All Wheel Drive versions.

The addition of the Pentastar V6 will increase power by 20% over the previous engine, coming in at 283 HP and 26 lb-ft of torque.

Chrysler Group Engineers reduced noise, vibration and harshness by installing new, premium sound-deadening treatments and insulation throughout the vehicle. The Engineers also improved routine ride handling by re-engineering the suspension geometry, using better tires, and redesigning the steering for a more precise and coordinated response.

 

Overall, customers will be treated to an energetic, fun-to-drive experience behind the wheel. I can’t wait til we get one in stock so we can test this out for ourselves against the 2010 models.

 

A larger instrument cluster has an EVIC, (standard electronic vehicle information center) in the center of the new gauges. It’s a full-color display backlit in Dodge red lights, giving it a subtle glow unlike anything else in its segment. New, integrated center stack bezels are less angular and more sculpted, and designers softened the radius to make more room for the driver’s knees. The heating and cooling outlets are also redesigned to make them look and function better than ever before.

 

It’s good to see Dodge really listening to their customers and giving them what they want! The new Journey interior looks great and I can’t wait to see it in person! It should be arriving at Dodge Dealers soon! 

 

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The 2011 Dodge Charger will be arriving at Dodge Dealers in the fourth quarter of 2010, which can mean anytime in the next couple months. The Charger has been given a new powerplant, a new look in the rear, and a slight face lift in the form of Dodge‘s new crosshair grille, raked headlights, and a lower hood line, resulting in better aerodynamics.

The new Charger takes a lot of its styling from the Second Gen Chargers of the late 60’s, immediately familiar as the body style of the General Lee. This is evidenced in the dual “scallops” on the hood. The rear end takes its styling cues from both the classic Chargers, and the Challengers of then and now.  The rear tail light features 164 LED’s which make the car unmistakable, even from far away.

The Charger will also be getting the 292 HP Pentastar V6 in replacement of the High Output 3.5L of years prior. The HEMI will still be available in the R/T model. For more information visit the guys at AllPar.

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Dodge is slowly releasing information on the all new 2011 Dodge Durango. According to the guys over at AllPar, the Durango will be based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Platform. Wikipedia states that “the 2011 Dodge Durango is expected to enter production period on November 1, 2010.” Dodge is telling us to expect the new Durango in Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealers in Late 2010. That’s all they’re telling us so far. The new Durango is slated to have 290 hp @ 6,350 rpm; and 260 lb-ft @ 4,300 rpm with the Pentastar V6, and 360 hp @ 5,200 rpm, and 390 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm with the optional HEMI V8. For more info and pictures from Dodge themselves, click the image below! Or see your local Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, & Ram Dealer!

Welcome to Chrysler Catchall! I’m LT and I work at a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealer and I’ll be folowing all things Chrysler. From Chrysler itself, to Jeep, Dodge, and the new Ram brand. I’m sure Fiat will be popping their head in and out as well, so stay tuned! I’ll try to post something up everyday! Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions or comments for me hit me up on facebook!

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