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Ed Garsten- August 31, 2011 10:26 AM- Remember that old Yellow Pages catchphrase about letting your fingers do the walking to find stores, plumbers, accounts or clothespin repairmen? Well now your fingers can still get a workout but instead of walking, by brushing a touch screen, they can call up videos, vehicle information and links to product websites thought a collection of free iPad applications from Apple iTunes for 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, 2011 Chrysler 300, 200 and Town & Country, Dodge Charger and Journey and 2012 Fiat 500.

The apps make if fun and easy to research those vehicles with 360 degree tours of each one with interior and exterior images. Plus you can create your own version of the vehicle through the customization functions including colors and standard and options features. Since each brand has its own personality, so do its iPad apps.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit

2012 Chrysler 300S

2012 Chrysler 300S

  • *Chrysler Brand: Each app supports the “Imported from Detroit” theme with images of the downtown Detroit area, highlighting the strong spirit of the city and connecting it to the Chrysler Brand.
Mopar '11 Charger

Mopar '11 Charger

  • *2011 Dodge Charger: Given the Charger‘s rich heritage, this app features an historical timeline giving viewers a chance to take a look back at the evolution of the classic muscle car.
2011 Dodge Journey

2011 Dodge Journey

  • *2011 Dodge Journey: Users will get a unique 360 degree view of the Journey‘s interior as if they were sitting in front of its steering wheel.
FIAT iPad App

FIAT iPad App

  • *2012 Fiat 500: FIAT “Source” will be constantly updated and stuffed with consumer lifestyle stories, an interactive Fiat 500 historical timeline, music, fashion, travel, art, and even unique wallpaper and personal sketch downloads.
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!
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Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane.

Brad Keselowski celebrates in Victory Lane.

August 29, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – This Week in Motorsports is a video recap of weekend motorsports events in NASCAR, the Nationwide series and other competitions under the Chrysler Group LLC banner. This week, Penske Racing‘s Brad Keselowski roared to victory in Saturday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

August 28, 2011 , BRISTOL, Tenn. – It’s not open for debate. It’s a fact. Brad Keselowski is the hottest driver in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Not co-point leaders Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson. Keselowski has sole possession of the honor.

Add in the entire No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge Charger team from Penske Racing. The race cars have been fast and durable. The pit calls have continually improved the performance throughout the race. The pit stops have been flawless.

The proof is in the results. Keselowski recorded his second win in the last four races and fourth consecutive top-three finish with his victory Saturday night in the Irwin Tools Night Race at one of the toughest track in motorsports, Bristol Motor Speedway.

Keselowski led the final 80 laps in the 500-lap event on the .533-mile, high-banked track. He grabbed the lead from Martin Truex Jr. on the restart following the sixth caution and wasn’t threatened the rest of the way.

“This is a race of champions. I can’t believe it,” Keselowski said. “There are races that pay more money and races with more prestige, but this is the coolest damn one of them all.”

Keselowski jumped to 11th in the season point standings, just 21 out of 10th. His sights are set on one of the automatic berths in the Chase that goes to the top-10 in the point standings after the 26th race at Richmond. Even if he doesn’t make it into the top 10, he has three wins and a near lock for one of the two wild card berths in the Chase as long as he remains in the top 20 in the standings.

Today we bring you another edition of the Brandl Media Minute. Follow along with yours truly as I break down how to adjust some of the many setting integrated into your new Uconnect 8.4 equipped Chrylser Group LLC vehicle. You can hop in to the settings and adjust things such as your Key Fob and Passive Entry options, as well as settings regarding your display, door locks, and lights.

Stay tuned because we will be doing more Brandl Media Minute Videos explaining more of the great things these radios and vehicles can do! If you have any questions about how to operate your Keyless Enter and Go Passive Entry system, as well as your Uconnect or Media Center radio, or have suggestions on other topics we should cover, send me an email at LT@BrandlMotors.com

The Uconnect 8.4 Touch Radio comes equipped in many different Chrysler Group Vehicles, including but not limited to, the 2011 Chrysler 300Dodge Journey, and Dodge Charger. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

“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 of August 26, 2011, include Chrysler Group LLC‘s huge financial commitment to one of its manufacturing plants; awards are announced for the Chrysler brand and three of its models; and tens of thousands of classic cars cruise the Motor City.

Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

2011 Chrysler Town & Country


August 25, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Chrysler brand has been named the Most Ideal Popular Brand in AutoPacific’s 2011 Ideal Vehicle Awards based on owners’ ratings of their 2011 cars and trucks.

Additionally, three Chrysler Group vehicles, Dodge Challenger, Jeep® Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Town & Country, were named Most Ideal Sports Car, Most Ideal Mid-size SUV and Most Ideal Minivan in their respective classes.

 

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

 

“It’s an honor for the Chrysler brand to be recognized by AutoPacific. Recognition by the customers who buy and evaluate our vehicles proves we take consumer input very seriously in all the vehicles we design and build at Chrysler.”

-Olivier Francois
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chrysler Brand

The Ideal Vehicle Awards are based on owner ratings of 15 key attributes of their 2011 vehicles. Measures evaluated by customers include power and acceleration, ride and handling, interior roominess and cargo space. More than 72,000 vehicle owners were surveyed by AutoPacific and were asked if they would change characteristics of their vehicles.

Cars and trucks with the least amount of changes are recognized as most ideal.

 

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

 

“Ideal Vehicle Award winners deliver the most of what consumers are really looking for in their vehicles. Shoppers can use the Ideal Vehicle Awards as a benchmark for vehicles that are designed and built with customers in mind.”

-George Peterson
President of AutoPacific

Buyers of the 2011 Dodge Challenger, which took top honors as the Ideal Vehicle for Sporty Cars, won with owners liking its exterior size, cargo room and seat comfort. Challenger, equipped with a new Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine that pushes out 305 horsepower, is a favorite among the sporty group, which lists power among the top attributes they want in sporty vehicles. For 2011, Challenger also includes a 5.7- or 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine.

 

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392-Green with Envy

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392-Green with Envy

 

 

 

 

Jeep Grand Cherokee, also new for 2011, claimed top honors with owners complimenting the seat comfort, ride, exterior size and exterior styling. The newest Jeep Grand Cherokee features an all-new Quadra-Lift air suspension system and a new Selec-Terrain system, which enables the driver to choose the drive system that best matches on- or off-road driving conditions.

Chrysler Town & Country, the most Ideal Minivan in the study, benefitted in 2011 with a brand new interior, new powertrain with available all-wheel drive and more than 40 standard safety features, including ParkView rear back-up camera, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection. For passengers, Uconnect Web transforms the minivan into a hot spot for Internet access, making the Town & Country the ultimate family vehicle.

 

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

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.

 

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

2011 Chrysler Town & 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!

August 24th, 2011 | Ram Zone- It was 1989 when brothers Mark and Terry Drury got the crazy idea to start making their own turkey hunting videos. Quickly they were expanding into the realm of deer hunting, and not long after they were adapting to DVD and television. Soon they launched their popular TV shows Wildlife Obsession and Bow Madness on The Outdoor Channel.

This year as a proud sponsor, the Ram Truck brand is bringing support and faithful trucks to Wildlife Obsession and Bow Madness, so you can watch Mark and Terry put their Ram trucks on the line as they hunt their prey. We are excited to be a sponsor and see what the upcoming seasons bring. Follow the guys on Facebook and happy hunting!

2011 Ram Outdoorsman

2011 Ram Outdoorsman

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!

Toledo Machining Plant in Toledo, Ohio

Toledo Machining Plant in Toledo, Ohio


August 23, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it is prepared to invest $72 million in its Toledo Machining Plant in Perrysburg, Ohio, to produce new generation front-wheel and rear-wheel drive torque converters and steering columns, subject to the completion of incentive negotiations and agreements with the State of Ohio. As part of the investment, 640 hourly and salaried jobs will be retained.

The new torque converters will be paired with the next generation eight-speed rear-wheel drive transmission being built at Chrysler’s Kokomo (Ind.) Transmission Plant and the all-new nine-speed front-wheel drive transmission to be produced at the company’s Indiana (Kokomo, Ind.) Transmission Plant I. The new transmissions and torque converters are a critical part of Chrysler’s strategy to meet fuel economy requirements over the next several years.

UAW Vice President General Holiefield (left), Ohio Governor John Kasich, Chrysler’s Head of Manufacturing Scott Garberding, Toledo Machining Committeeman Rodney Ridgway and Chrysler’s Head of Powertrain Operations Brian Harlow

UAW Vice President General Holiefield (left), Ohio Governor John Kasich, Chrysler’s Head of Manufacturing Scott Garberding, Toledo Machining Committeeman Rodney Ridgway and Chrysler’s Head of Powertrain Operations Brian Harlow

“We welcome this investment in Toledo Machining as it is an acknowledgement of the high quality components that have been produced by our skilled workforce for many years. Being able to bring new technology to this facility secures its long-term future. We are also appreciative of the support we have received from the State of Ohio in providing the incentives necessary to make this investment possible.”

-Scott Garberding
Senior Vice President and Head of Manufacturing
Chrysler Group LLC

The investment would fund the installation of new equipment and special tooling to modernize and enhance the plant’s capability. Work on the plant is expected to begin late third quarter 2011 and be completed in the first quarter of 2013.

Toledo Machining Plant

Toledo Machining Plant

“We’re very pleased that Chrysler is making the decision to invest in the Toledo Machining Plant and the skilled workforce there,” said General Holiefield, Vice President and Director, UAW Chrysler Department. “This will help preserve and enhance jobs in the area and give a greater measure of security to our members and their families well into the future.”

Toledo Machining currently produces steering columns for the following assembly plants: Warren Truck (Mich.), Belvidere (Ill.), Sterling Heights (Mich.), Toledo Assembly Complex (Ohio); Windsor (Ont.), Toluca (Mex.), Saltillo (Mex.) and Carabobo (Venezuela).

The plant also produces torque converters, a component that allows the transmission to shift gears in an automatic transmission, for Kokomo Transmission (Ind.), Indiana Transmission I and II (Kokomo, Ind.), Sterling Heights, Toluca and London, England.

Toledo Machining Plant

Toledo Machining Plant

Since June 2009, Chrysler Group has invested nearly $3.2 billion in its U.S. facilities and has made significant progress toward building a successful enterprise, including:

  • reporting a net profit of $116 million in the first quarter of 2011;
  • reporting the 16th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains in July;
  • confirming a $114 million investment to repurpose about one-fifth or nearly 400,000-square feet of the Trenton North Engine Plant for the production of core components for the Pentastar engine produced at Trenton South;
  • investing nearly $1.3 billion into the Company’s existing transmission manufacturing facilities in Kokomo, Ind., to accommodate production of a new advanced front-wheel drive automatic transmission; increase capacity and support production of the World Engine and improve processes for the 62TE transmission program; and accommodate future production of a new highly fuel-efficient eight-speed automatic transmission;
  • announcing a $600 million investment in its Belvidere Assembly Plant;
  • confirming an investment of $850 million in its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant and surrounding stamping facilities;
  • planning an investment of $150 million in its GEMA (Dundee, Mich.) facility;
  • announcing an investment of $27.2 million USD in its Etobicoke Casting Plant (Toronto) to produce front and rear crossmembers for future Chrysler vehicles starting in the third quarter 2011;
  • announcing in December 2009 that it will invest $179 million to launch production of the 1.4-liter, 16-valve Fully Integrated Robotized Engine (FIRE) at the company’s Global Engine Manufacturing Alliance (GEMA) plant in Dundee, Mich., creating more than 150 new Chrysler jobs;
  • adding a second shift of production – or nearly 1,100 jobs – at its Jefferson North Assembly Plant in May 2010;
  • adding nearly 900 jobs on a second shift at its Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in February 2011;
  • launching the all-new 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee in May 2010;
  • beginning production of the all-new Fiat 500, Dodge Durango, Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger in December 2010;
  • starting production of the 2011 Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger in January.
Toledo Machining Plant

Toledo Machining Plant

About Toledo Machining

Construction of the Toledo Machining facility began in 1964 with production starting in 1966. The plant expanded in 1969, adding 226,000 square-feet, increasing its overall footprint to more than 1.2 million square-feet. Because the plant produces several products specified as vehicle safety items, Toledo Machining requires precision machining operations to meet high quality standards.

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, Mopar® and Fiat 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 – from a company whose heritage dates back to 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 and Ram Truck. 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.

Check out the video below to see more about the Toledo investment and to hear the thoughts of Ohio Governor John Kasich. 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!


August 19, 2011 3:03 PM – Chrysler Blog – As part of Chrysler Group’s Woodward Dream Cruise festivities, Dodge invited members of the Dodge Durango Owners’ Clubs from various states to the home of the current Dodge Durango — our Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit.

Members came from as far away as Texas, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey for the special visit. After the personalized plant tour, members paraded their vehicles from JNAP toward Woodward Avenue for the 2011 Woodward Dream Cruise.

The new Durango features seven-passenger seating, best-in-class towing, class-leading driving range of 500 miles on a tank of fuel, and it is an Insurance Institute of Highway Safety Top Safety Pick.

Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara and 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara and 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara


August 21, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Jeep® Wrangler the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – becomes even more capable both on- and off-road for 2012, courtesy of an all-new, more fuel efficient and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine, and a new five-speed automatic transmission – both of which it shares with the award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The all-new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 and five-speed automatic transmission dramatically enhance Wrangler’s on-road driving performance – delivering up to 21 miles per gallon, 40 percent more power and 10 percent more torque – while also taking the vehicle’s legendary off-road capability to a new level.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara and 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara and 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and iconic vehicle in the world – has a new heart but retains the same soul for 2012. Our new 3.6-liter V-6 engine gives the ever-capable Wrangler a completely new, more refined on-road driving experience – complete with more fuel efficiency, power and torque. Available in 2-door and 4-door models and boasting an untouchable combination of efficient design, open-air freedom, significant towing capability, improved real-world drivability, and unique 4×4 systems that deliver unmatched off-road prowess, Jeep Wrangler once again resets the benchmark and offers consumers the ultimate vehicle for any driving adventure.”

-Mike Manley, President and CEO
Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC

2012 Jeep Wrangler Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 VVT
2012 Jeep Wrangler Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 VVT

Chrysler Group’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine – winner of the prestigious Ward’s 10 Best Engines award – delivers 285 horsepower (209 kW) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (353 N•m), with greater fuel efficiency. The improvement, when compared to the previous 3.8-liter V-6 engine, is 40 percent in horsepower and 10 percent in torque. Additionally, for refined shifting and greater performance, the Jeep Wrangler migrates from a four-speed to a new five-speed automatic transmission. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler also features the company’s first application of a manual transmission to the Pentastar V-6.

The Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited will continue to be available in four models: Sport, Sport S, Sahara and Rubicon. Combined with an all-new interior for 2011, the 2012 Jeep Wrangler is virtually all-new over the past two model years and will excite core Jeep followers while appealing to new customers.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6

2012 Jeep Wrangler Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6

Engineering

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler delivers unmatched off-road capability with legendary four-wheel drive and is produced with more than seven decades of 4×4 engineering experience. Wrangler continues to offer a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, live axles, electronic lockers, and is one of the few mid-size SUVs that offers a six-speed manual transmission – in addition to its new five-speed automatic transmission.

The new automatic transmission benefits the 2012 Wrangler as much as the new engine with more refined shifting and gear selection. By increasing the number of speeds from four to five, the transmission allows the engine to operate in a more efficient RPM range, which helps increase fuel economy. More speeds also enable the engine to remain in the torque curve, increasing acceleration. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler boasts a 25-percent improvement in 0–60 mph time, which is now 8.4 seconds. Also, a lower first-gear ratio in the new automatic transmission gives the Wrangler more off-road capability via a lower overall crawl ratio.

2012 Jeep Wrangler 5-speed Automatic Transmission

2012 Jeep Wrangler 5-speed Automatic Transmission

Jeep Wrangler is now available with more axle gear ratios allowing customers to optimize fuel economy and/or vehicle capability. Wrangler is available with 3.21, 3.73 or 4.10 ratios depending on model. Also, Wrangler offers towing capability up to 3,500 lbs.

A best-in-class approach angle of 44.6 degrees, breakover angle of 25.5 degrees and best-in-class departure angle of 40.6 degrees, helps the Jeep Wrangler scale the toughest terrain.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

The capable driveline of the Sport and Sahara models include a Dana 30 front axle and Dana

44 rear axle. The Command-Trac® NV241, part-time, two-speed transfer case, features a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio. In addition, an optional Trac-Lok® limited-slip rear differential provides extra torque and grip in low-traction environments such as sand, mud or snow.

The Wrangler Rubicon model features heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles and the Rock-Trac® NV241 two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio. Rubicon also includes electric front and rear locking differentials, disconnecting front sway bar and 32-inch tires, taking the Wrangler to the highest level of capability.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara interior

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara interior

Design

In 2011, Jeep introduced an all-new interior to Wrangler that combines rich styling, versatility, comfort and improved feature use. Highlights include upgraded materials, automatic temperature controls, heated seats, power mirrors and steering wheel controls for vehicle systems. Larger rear windows are engineered for greater visibility. A USB port connects to the media center, 12-volt accessory outlets are located throughout the Wrangler and a 115-volt AC outlet is available to power select two-pronged home electronics.

Jeep Wrangler’s signature features include classic round headlamps, seven-slot grille, trapezoid wheel flares, removable doors, exposed hinges, a fold-down windshield and innovative removable and convertible tops and half-doors that allow the Wrangler to retain the brand’s iconic appearance and function. New for 2012, Wrangler Rubicon models now share a body-color hardtop option with the Sahara model, offering a premium appearance.

With room for five adults, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited remains the only four-door 4×4 convertible on the market.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

Safety and Security

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are available with an array of safety and security technology features. Standard electronic stability control, electronic roll mitigation, Trailer-sway Control, Hill-start Assist and brake traction control are among two dozen available safety and security features. Jeep safety systems are engineered to improve handling and accident avoidance while providing occupant protection, allowing Jeep Wrangler customers the ability to safely “go anywhere and do anything.”

Connectivity

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler stays connected with Uconnect systems, including voice recognition, Bluetooth® streaming audio, navigation and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The Wrangler’s connectivity systems have improved ergonomics by giving the driver control at their fingertips. Intuitive buttons on the front and rear of the steering wheel control a number of features allowing the driver to keep hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Quality

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler underwent millions of durability testing miles during development in the company’s scientific labs, at its proving grounds and on public roads in various climates.

The Wrangler’s 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engine recorded more than 12 million customer-equivalent miles on engine dynamometers prior to production. Testing was increased by 50 percent compared to previous Chrysler Group V-6 engines, to guarantee a long life against severe conditions and accommodate high-load applications such as trailer towing. Reducing noise, vibration and harshness was a key objective for every engine component and was achieved using advanced computer-aided engineering techniques.

As the Wrangler approached production, the company also tested day and night, on- and off-road to put the equivalent of three years of wear and tear on the vehicle in approximately three months time. This accelerated testing occurred on public roads, paved and unpaved, in an attempt to find and fix any issues before the first SUVs were delivered to customers. The test drivers checked all the functional aspects of the vehicle, such as heating and cooling, window operation, convertible and removable hardtop operation and navigation system.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara and 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara and 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

Manufacturing

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited are built in the Toledo Supplier Park in Toledo, Ohio. The plant features the flexibility to integrate the all-new powertrain with the addition of new engine carriers and transmission lift equipment.

The 3.6-liter V-6 engine is manufactured at the Trenton engine plant in Michigan. The five-speed automatic transmission is produced in Kokomo, Indiana (ITP2), and the manual six-speed transmission is produced in Gaggenau, Germany.

Wrangler Sahara and Rubicon models offer a body-color hardtop and fender flares. A new paint process was developed to match the body color to the sheet molded compound (SMC) hardtops that exceeds the corporate quality standards of paint adhesion and UV resistance in the harshest environments. The body and top are painted separately with blended and matched paint to assure color continuity.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Jeep Brand

Built on 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup consists of the Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all six Jeep models are sold outside North America – and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.

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!

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

2011 Dodge Journey with Uconnect 8.4

2011 Dodge Journey with Uconnect 8.4

Today we bring you another edition of the Brandl Media Minute. Follow along with yours truly as I break down how to use the SD card slot in your new  Uconnect 8.4 equipped Chrylser Group LLC vehicle. I’ll also show you how to use the USB slot to play music from your Jump Drive, iPod, MP3 player, memory card reader, or other USB device.

Stay tuned because we will be doing more Brandl Media Minute Videos explaining more of the great things these radios and vehicles can do! If you have any questions about how to operate your Keyless Enter and Go Passive Entry system, as well as your Uconnect or Media Center radio, or have suggestions on other topics we should cover, send me an email at LT@BrandlMotors.com

Uconnect 8.4 in the 2011 Chrysler 300

Uconnect 8.4 in the 2011 Chrysler 300

The Uconnect 8.4 Touch Radio comes equipped in many different Chrysler Group Vehicles, including but not limited to, the 2011 Chrysler 300, Dodge Journey, and Dodge Charger. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

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