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The following is an excerpt of  a News Release from Chrysler LLC:

“Two new Chrysler Group LLC vehicles, the 2011 Chrysler 300 and the 2011 Dodge Charger, have been named Top Safety Picks for 2011 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), marking the first time both vehicles have achieved the highest ratings.

2011 Dodge Charger

2011 Dodge Charger

IIHS recognizes vehicles with outstanding crashworthiness in front, side, rollover and rear crashes. The new Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger both received ‘good’ ratings, the highest achievable, in all four categories.

2011 Chrysler 300

2011 Chrysler 300

The new Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger join five other Chrysler Group LLC vehicles that were named Top Safety Picks by the IIHS in December. Dodge Avenger and Journey, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Patriot, when equipped with optional side airbags, and the Chrysler 200 were recognized for superior crashworthiness.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit

To be considered, vehicles must have available electronic stability control (ESC) systems that significantly reduce crash risks. Both the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger have standard ESC. Other standard safety features including full length side curtain airbags, seat-mounted side thorax air bags, driver’s knee bag, front-row reactive head restraints, Hill Start Assist, Rain Brake Support and Ready Alert Braking.”

Also, there’s a new “Under the Pentastar” out today. Check it out below. Thanks for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

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Chrysler Group has released their incentives for 2011. They’re offering some good deals again this year. To see if you qualify for any of the incentives, visit your local Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealer.

2011 Dodge Review

2011 Dodge Review

Chrysler Group LLC announced today that consumers purchasing a 2011 model year Chrysler Town & Country minivan – the best-selling minivan in the United States during 2010 – are eligible for $750 Owner Bonus Cash.

Owners of minivans from competing manufacturers also are eligible for this bonus cash offer, one of several new incentives valid through Jan. 31, 2011.

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

The Dodge brand has new incentives on three 2011 models. Consumers purchasing a 2011 Dodge Caliber are eligible for $1,500 in Customer Cash or financing as low as 0 percent for up to 60 months. Consumers purchasing a 2011 Dodge Challenger are eligible for financing as low as 1.9 percent for 36 months and $1,000 in Bonus Cash for the 2011 Challenger R/T model. Purchasers of the 2011 Dodge Nitro are eligible for financing as low as 0 percent for 36 months or $2,500 in Customer Cash.

2011 Dodge Challenger

2011 Dodge Challenger

The Ram Truck brand continues its Engine Bonus Cash on most 2011 Ram Truck models equipped with a V-6, V-8 and Cummins diesel engines. The Ram Truck Brand is offering $500 in Engine Bonus Cash on eligible 2011 models equipped with a V-6 engine, and $1,000 in Engine Bonus Cash on eligible models with a V-8 engine or Cummins diesel engine.

2011 Ram HD Truck Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel

2011 Ram HD Truck Cummins 6.7L Turbo Diesel

Consumers purchasing a 2010 model year Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® or Ram Truck brand vehicle are eligible for 0 percent financing for up to 72 months or 1.9 percent financing for 72 months on most models.

Chrysler Group also provides attractive lease payments on certain vehicles through Ally Financial and U.S. Bank.”

Chrysler so far has been off to a good start in 2011, hopefully they can keep the ball rolling!

In the spirit of the all new 2011 Chrysler 300 arriving at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealers soon, I’ve found an old Chrysler 300 Commercial from 1967 for you to check out.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-jc-R9ClvI

Last Week,  Ram Trucks headed over to Las Vegas for the Shot Show. According to their web site, shotshow.org, the Shot Show is the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference, and it’s the “largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports and hunting industries. It is the world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, archery, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, camping and related products and services. The SHOT Show attracts buyers from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.”

Ram was there with Mossy Oak to promote the partnership they formed last summer. The following is from a press release regarding the partnership:

“The Ram Truck Brand will become a major sponsor of Mossy Oak‘s produced TV shows.  In addition to commercial slots, Ram Trucks will be utilized by and featured in many of the shows. Ram Trucks will become a full or presenting sponsor of:

* Hunting the Country on Outdoor Channel (Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET)
* The Obsession Revealed on Pursuit Channel (Sundays at 9 p.m.)
* Fist Full of Dirt on Pursuit Channel (Wednesdays at 9 p.m.)
* Turkey Thugs (1Q/2Q) / Deer Thugs (3Q/4Q) on Pursuit Channel (Sundays at 10:30 p.m.)
* Quality Whitetails Television on Pursuit Channel (Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.)
* Mossy Oak® Classics on Pursuit Channel (Mondays at 9 p.m.)”

Below is a picture of Rammunition, a Ram backed monster truck that’s decked out in Mossy Oak Breakup. Click the image to see more pictures of Ram Trucks.

Rammunition

Rammunition

  • Free new feature available for all Dodge vehicles
  • New Mopar apps offer access to Customer Care and 24-hour road-side assistance, product-feature video demonstrations and connections with fellow owners via the company’s brands on social media sites
  • One-stop spot for general information about customer’s Dodge vehicle, including operation, maintenance and warranty information
  • App available for download to smartphones powered by Android, iTunes or BlackBerry platforms

The Dodge brand and Mopar are making it easier than ever for owners to connect with their vehicles, giving electronic information at their fingertips with a free, new smartphone application.

The new Mopar apps provide vehicle operation, maintenance and warranty information, as well as product feature video demonstrations, connections with fellow owners via the company’s brands on social media sites and access to customer care and 24-hour road-side assistance. Because the system is digital, it also allows Dodge to make updates to the “electronic” owner’s manual in real-time.

Dodge vehicles feature the latest technology to keep our active customers connected and on the move,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO — Dodge Car Brand. “This is an example of how we are better connecting with our Dodge owners, responding to their needs and growing our relationship with them.”

New Dodge Durango and Charger owners can now download vehicle information applications to select personal smartphones. The new Mopar feature, developed by Michigan-based Tweddle Group, is designed to support vehicles in the U.S. market. The applications will first be available for iPhone and later for BlackBerry and Android devices on major mobile carriers. Applications for the Avenger, Journey and Grand Caravan will be available in mid-January 2011.

Dodge’s new vehicle-information application is part of our company’s customer care initiatives and creates a convenient, on-demand channel of communication with our customers,” said Pietro Gorlier, President – Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, Chrysler Group LLC. “This communication will enhance customer experience with a source for owners and potential owners to learn about Dodge products.”

To read more about the new smart phone apps and their features, check out the full article on Chrysler’s Media Site.

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Mopar and Dodge Smart Phone Apps

Mopar and Dodge Smart Phone Apps

Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealers were excited when Chrysler released photos last week of the all new 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible. The 200 Convertible offers consumers an open-air driving experience featuring elegant craftsmanship inside and out, a fun, yet refined driving experience, innovative technology, an abundance of standard safety features and an extraordinary level of standard content. The 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible is an exciting alternative for customers who want the benefits of a coupe and the true open-air freedom of a convertible, all at a remarkable value.

Redesigned and re-engineered for 2011, the Chrysler 200 Convertible is unique in the standard specialty segment as a true mid-sized convertible that comfortably seats four adults and has ample room in the trunk, even when the power top is dropped. Consumers can choose from two automatically latching tops, a body-color painted steel, retractable hard top, or a cloth soft top, both of which can drop with the press of a button on the key fob.

Dealers are still anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 200 and 300, as most of the new vehicles from Chrysler Group have been arriving at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealers already.

Click any of the photos below to see more! Thanks for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

Chrysler Group LLC and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a partnership to determine the possibility of adapting a hydraulic hybrid system for large passenger cars and light-duty vehicles.

The announcement was made at the EPA laboratories in Ann Arbor, Mich., following a meeting with Sergio Marchionne, Chrysler Group CEO, and Lisa P. Jackson, Agency Administrator for the EPA.

“In addition to creating the jobs of the future, clean energy benefits the U.S. economy by ultimately making energy costs more affordable for consumers – especially if their dollars stay in America,” Marchionne said. “Hydraulic hybrid vehicle technology is one more promising path worth pursuing in the effort to reduce our carbon footprint, and we are excited to partner with the EPA to push forward on this track.”

Watch the videos below or check out the Press Release from Chrysler for more information.

Last year, Chrysler Group was the first automotive company to replace traditional, bulky owner manuals with DVDs and user guides. This year, the company is introducing the industry’s first smartphone vehicle-information application. Information that used to be stuffed into the glove box will now be at your fingertips.

In addition to general vehicle information including vehicle operation, maintenance and warranty, this new app offers product-feature video demonstrations, connections with fellow owners via the company’s brands on social media sites, and access to customer care and 24-hour road-side assistance.

“With our vehicle-information app, we are taking customer care to a new level by creating a convenient, on-demand channel of communication with our customers,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar®, Chrysler Group LLC. “Creating this new channel of communication will enhance the customer experience. And it’s a great example of how we can add value to our vehicles and build brand identity. This new app will also be a source for potential customers to learn about our vehicles.”

Look for the Chrysler apps where you normally go to get your apps, such as the iPhone store or the Android Market.

 

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Chrysler iPhone Apps

The message rings out loud and clear. “CHRYSLER IS BACK!” You can hear its cry at auto shows,  on TV, and all over the internet. Chrysler has completely rebuilt it’s brand image in the matter of a little over a year, and so far they’ve been successful. Sales have been up at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealerships across the country.

Joann Muller of Forbes Magazine had this to say about Chrysler on her blog:

“Everyone was buzzing about Chrysler’s turnaround. I bumped into Mike Jackson, chief executive of the country’s largest publicly traded dealer network, AutoNation, who never minces words about what’s wrong with the companies that make the vehicles he sells. “It’s the most remarkable transformation of an existing production run I’ve ever seen in the history of this business,” he marveled. “They’ve gone from Third World quality to world class in 18 months.”

Don’t believe the hype? Do some googling yourself and see what people are saying. Or head over to your local Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealers and check out the vehicles for yourself!

Also, check out this special NAIAS edition of “Under the Pentastar,” which talks about the new Chrysler 300, Dodge Durango, and the new line of 70th Anniversary Jeeps. Thanks for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKV6o6Frp0w

His name is “Shades“–a professional artist from Detroit. He added his own shades and colors to a Fiat 500 on the floor of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit during the kickoff Charity Preview.

Check out the video below to see Shades using the 500 as a canvas. Thanks for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

2011 Dodge Durango Drive Away

2011 Dodge Durango Drive Away

Nearly 200 all-new, 2011 Dodge Durango SUVs — a 2011 North America Truck of the Year finalist — took to the streets of Detroit Thursday morning during a Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer event. More than 150 dealerships were represented during the Dodge meeting at the MGM Grand Hotel.

The 2011 Dodge Durango is built at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant, Detroit.

Before the dealers took possession of their Durangos, we talked to some. See below for their reactions. Click on the photo above to see more pictures of the 2011 Dodge Durango.

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