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Under The Pentastar

Under The Pentastar

“Under the Pentastar” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Chrysler Group LLC. This week’s edition includes SRT showing off the 2013 SRT-8 Core Performance models at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, the Ram Truck Brand is the most improved brand in the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Vehicle Dependability Study, and Chrysler Group dealers meet at the National Automotive Dealers Association in Orlando, Florida.

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Have a seat. Chrysler Group LLC gives a glimpse inside of the new Mopar '13.

Have a seat. Chrysler Group LLC gives a glimpse inside of the new Mopar ’13.

January 25, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. –   Chrysler Group LLC released an interior image of its new Mopar ’13 limited-edition vehicle, which will be shown at next month’s Chicago Auto Show.

“This vehicle is the perfect canvas for personalization and customization,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “We couldn’t wait to get our hands on it and give it the Mopar treatment.”

The Mopar ’13 limited-edition vehicle follows the Mopar ’10 Dodge Challenger, Mopar ’11 Dodge Charger and Mopar ’12 Chrysler 300.

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“Under the Pentastar” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Chrysler Group LLC. In this week’s edition we recap the buzz over Chrysler Group’s halftime commercial in the 2012 NFL Championship Game, “It’s Halftime in America,” strong words from Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne to dealers about improving customer service, and major awards handed out to Jeep and Dodge vehicles from the floor of the Chicago Auto Show.

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2012 Dodge Durango Crew

2012 Dodge Durango Crew

Mopar Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Mopar Celebrates 75th Anniversary

2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited

2012 Ram 1500 Laramie Limited

January 26, 2012 , Auburn Hills – For 2012, Ram Truck will expand its model lineup by adding the new, top-of-the-line Ram Laramie Limited. Read the rest of this entry »

2011 Durango at Brandl Motors

2011 Durango at Brandl Motors

  • Durango latest 2011 Chrysler Group LLC model to receive IIHS Top Safety Pick
  • Chrysler has eight models that are IIHS Top Safety Picks for 2011

August 3, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Dodge Durango has been named a “Top Safety Pick” for 2011 by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS recognizes vehicles that perform “good” in front, side, rollover and rear crash test evaluations performed at its Vehicle Research Center in Virginia. This award applies to Durango models built after May 2011.

Additionally, to be considered, vehicles also must have available electronic stability control systems, which, research has shown, significantly reduce crash risks.

2011 Dodge Durango Crew

2011 Dodge Durango Crew

The all-new 2011 Dodge Durango offers consumers 45 safety and security features, including standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC), which delivers three security features to improve overall vehicle stability both on- and off-road: electronic roll mitigation (ERM), which reacts and applies brakes during extreme situations, and Hill-start Assist (HSA), which works with standard Trailer-sway Control (TSC) to enhance off-road and towing capabilities.

Other safety and security features available on the 2011 Dodge Durango include Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Path (RCP) detection, which aid drivers when they’re changing lanes or parking. In addition, Durango features standard seat-mounted and side-curtain air bags in the front row. The curtain air bag extends protection to second- and third-row passengers. Durango also includes standard front-row active head restraints. Additionally, drivers can remotely lower third row headrests to enhance rear visibility when the seats are not occupied.

“The Durango is the eighth vehicle from Chrysler to earn the Institute’s highest safety honor. The performance of the Durango means buyers are getting the best protection in the most common kinds of crashes, and electronic stability control for avoiding many crashes altogether.”

-Adrian Lund,
IIHS president

Uconnect 8.4 in the 2011 Dodge Durango

Uconnect 8.4 in the 2011 Dodge Durango

The new Durango joins seven other vehicles from Chrysler Group LLC that are Top Safety Picks for 2011. Earlier this year, the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger were named “Top Safety Pick” by the IIHS. In selecting the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the IIHS noted the addition of torso airbags to bolster side crash protection to the vehicle’s already comprehensive list of safety features. Chrysler 200 sedan, Dodge Avenger and Journey return to the list of IIHS “Top Safety Pick” for the third straight year. Jeep Patriot is also “Top Safety Pick” when equipped with available seat mounted side airbags.

All eight Chrysler Group LLC vehicles feature electronic stability control as standard equipment for 2011.

“With the latest addition of Dodge Durango, coupled with the new Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger, Chrysler Group has eight Top Safety Picks for 2011. This recognition by the IIHS underscores our commitment to engineering safety and security technology across all vehicle segments. As we continue with our product transformation, we’ll continue to engineer new technology and more capabilities into all our vehicles.”

-Scott Kunselman, Senior Vice President
Engineering, Chrysler Group LLC

All eight Chrysler selections employ a two-fold approach to safety including active head restraints for front seat occupants, standard antilock brake systems with four wheel disc brakes, and supplemental side airbags.

2011 Dodge Durango Drive Away

2011 Dodge Durango Drive Away

About Dodge Durango

With its four-wheel independent suspension and responsive steering and handling, Durango puts the “Sport” in Sport Utility. No other SUV on the road compares with the all-new Dodge Durango’s distinctive bold Dodge design that craftily houses a spacious three-row, seven-passenger functional, flexible and premium interior, covered in soft-touch materials. Durango features more than 30 storage areas, 28 seating configurations and a rear cargo area of nearly 85 cubic feet that fits a 6-foot couch with room for coffee table or a 10-foot ladder with the front passenger seat folded flat.

Durango also delivers the perfect blend of power and fuel efficiency. Its award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine delivers best-in-class 290 horsepower along with a best-in-class driving range of 500 miles on one tank of fuel – that means Durango owners could drive all the way from Chicago to Nashville; San Diego to San Francisco; or New York City to Boston and back again without needing to stop for fuel. The available HEMI V-8 engine with Fuel Saver multi-displacement technology delivers a best-in-class 360 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines deliver best-in-class V-6 and V-8 towing with standard trailer sway control on all models (V-8 up to 7,400 lbs. and V-6 – up to 6,200 lbs.). Durango also features more than 45 safety and security features.

2011 Dodge Durango R/T Chicago Auto Show World Debut

2011 Dodge Durango R/T Chicago Auto Show World Debut

About Dodge

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 Dodge 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.

You can check out running footage of the 2011 Dodge Durango below. As always, click any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

Ram at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Ram at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show

On Valentines Day, Ram Trucks issued this statement on RamZone.com:

As we start our Real People, Real Trucks series on how hardworking Ram Truck owners use their vehicles in Pittsburg, Iowa, Oklahoma and across the country, we want to hear how you put yours to the test.

RamZone.com

 

Ram at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Ram at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show

They also encourage readers to go to their Flickr page and upload  pictures of their Ram Truck doin’ work. They are also doing a series of videos that shows several Ram Truck owners doing what they do best, getting the job done! So far they’ve featured Mark, a Landscape Contractor from Pittsburgh, PA, and The Barnes family, owners of the Barnes PRCA Rodeo Company in Peterson, IA.

 

Ram at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show

Ram at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show

You can check out the videos below. I’ve also included some pictures of Ram Trucks from the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. To see more pictures of vehicles from the Chrysler Group LLC family, click any of the images in this post!

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2012 Dodge Charger SRT8® Chicago Auto Show World Debut

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8® Chicago Auto Show World Debut

The new product onslaught continues for the Dodge brand with the announcement yesterday at the Chicago Auto Show that the Dodge Charger SRT8 will return for the 2012 model year.

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

“We’re continuing the fast-paced rebuilding of Dodge as our performance brand, and the expansion of our SRT product lineup in 2012 is an important part of our rejuvenation. The new 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 builds on the iconic four-door fastback coupe design of the all-new Charger and adds a much larger power band across the rpm range, along with intelligent performance attributes and safety and creature comforts for customers who are passionate about performance driving.”

-Ralph Gilles
President and CEO
Dodge Brand

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

The 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 will be built at the Brampton Assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada and will be in Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership showrooms later this year. For more details on the new SRT8 Charger, check out Dodge’s Press Release.

However, the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 wasn’t the only star of the show. From minivans to muscle cars, the Dodge brand introduced an entire lineup of new R/T performance models at the Chicago Auto Show yesterday.

2011 Dodge RT Lineup

2011 Dodge RT Lineup

Whether it’s a Charger, Challenger, Journey, Durango or the Grand Caravan, Dodge now offers R/T models that deliver power, performance and modern technology that combine to create the heart and soul of each vehicle.

2011 Dodge Durango RT

2011 Dodge Durango RT

“We have customers who love cars, who love the thrill of driving, but can only afford one car. Our Dodge R/T models give buyers the chance to stoke their love of driving while still taking care of their families and responsibilities. Driving these R/T models will absolutely leave a smile on their face.”

-Raplh Gilles

2011 Dodge Durango RT Interior

2011 Dodge Durango RT Interior

The Road & Track name has been the performance moniker for Dodge since the muscle car era of the 1960’s, and the brand is delving into its rich heritage to pave the way for the future.

“We’re going back to our roots, when Dodge R/T meant a higher level of dynamic capability,” Gilles added. “In addition to exterior design cues and sporty interiors, every Dodge R/T vehicle will have unique handling characteristics, high-tech, high-performing engines, special exhaust tuning, a sport-tuned suspension and performance tires that grip the road. These Dodge R/Ts have definitely earned their stripes.”

2011 Dodge Journey RT

2011 Dodge Journey RT

To see more pictures of the 2011 Dodge R/T vehicles, or the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8, click on any of the images in the post. Thanks for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

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