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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 stories include: April sales, no summer shutdown for some plants, Chrysler moves in, new Dart building wrap, and Chrysler remembers Dan Knott.

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"It's Halftime In America" Commercial

"It's Halftime In America" Commercial

  • Chrysler Group is the top automotive winner in YouTube’s Ad Blitz 2012 Contest
  • More than 17 million views for ‘It’s Halftime in America’ on the Chrysler Group YouTube channel
  • Fiat brand’s ‘Seduction’ ad pulls in more than 4 million views, earning the brand more than 7 million total views
"It's Halftime In America" Commercial

"It's Halftime In America" Commercial

February 5, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group television commercial titled “It’s Halftime in America” that aired during the 2012 NFL Championship game plus still images.

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The 2012 SRT8 Family

The 2012 SRT8 Family

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Chrysler See It Through

Chrysler See It Through

  • TV and print campaign showcases Detroit and Chrysler’s resolve to ‘See It Through’ the rough times and celebrate a comeback
  • Award-winning, luxurious new Chrysler 300 embodies the spirit of hard work as the truest path to success
  • TV ad airs nationally Thanksgiving Day during Lions-Packers football game; features metropolitan Detroit neighborhoods and people
  • ‘Imported from Detroit’ message continues to resonate with people nationwide

November 21, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Words written nearly 100 years ago by a Michigan poet laureate about never quitting or running from adversity are just as true today in capturing the resolve of the people of Detroit and Chrysler to overcome obstacles and prove their best days lie ahead.

Edgar A. Guest’s 1917 “See It Through” poem is featured in a new Chrysler 300 television spot and print ads launching Thanksgiving week. The 60-second television spot weaves the luxury, craftsmanship and best-in-class capabilities of the 2012 Chrysler 300 with the hard-working spirit and toughness of the people of Detroit. As the “See It Through” spot proclaims: the new Chrysler 300 is “more than just our flagship” vehicle, it exemplifies the comeback of Detroit and Chrysler.

The spot can be viewed on the Chrysler brand You Tube channel http://www.youtube.com/chrysler and Chrysler brand Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/Chrysler.

“This new ad is a humble thanksgiving nod to everyone who has believed in Chrysler’s resurgence. Year-over-year Chrysler brand sales were up 28 percent last month, the best October sales since 2007, and Chrysler 300 retail sales more than doubled. Chrysler has taken Guest’s words to heart, ‘seeing it through’ with sales growth and award-winning products like the best-in-class 31 mpg 2012 Chrysler 300. The 300 represents so much more than just our flagship vehicle.”

-Saad Chehab
President and CEO – Chrysler Brand
Chrysler Group LLC

The latest spot in Chrysler’s “Imported from Detroit” campaign opens with Muddy Waters singing “Mannish Boy.” As the song continues in the background, a voiceover recites Edgar Guest’s “See It Through” poem as a Chrysler 300 drives through Detroit-area neighborhoods past the people and faces proudly calling Detroit home, including Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh standing in front of his Chrysler 300. It ends with “The New Chrysler 300. More Than Just Our Flagship” and an “Imported from Detroit” title card.

“The ‘Imported from Detroit’ message that hard work pays off has resonated nationwide,” said Chehab. “Ever since the ‘Born of Fire’ spot debuted in the 2011 Super Bowl, people everywhere tell us they are proud of what it represents. The campaign captures the spirit of the country in addition to the comeback of the Chrysler brand and Chrysler Group.”

Chrysler See It Through

Chrysler See It Through

See It Through poem excerpts:

When you’re up against a trouble,

Meet it squarely, face to face,

Lift your chin, and set your shoulders,

Plant your feet and take a brace,

When it’s vain to try to dodge it,

Do the best that you can do.

You may fail, but you may conquer –

See It Through!

Even hope may seem but futile,

When with troubles you’re beset,

But remember you are facing

Just what other men have met.

You may fail, but fall still fighting;

Don’t give up, whate’er you do’

Eyes front, head high to the finish.

See It Through!

The “See It Through” spot makes its network television debut Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24, during the nationally televised Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers NFL football game on FOX.

The spot makes its digital debut Monday, Nov. 21, embedded in a Chrysler ad on the USAToday.com homepage. Website visitors can watch the commercial and learn more about the Chrysler 300.

Additional elements of the new Chrysler 300 campaign include a Wednesday, Nov. 23, USA Today newspaper cover wrap featuring Suh and his Chrysler 300, and a Friday, Nov. 25, two-page USA Today print spread featuring the “See It Through” poem, the 2012 Chrysler 300, and images of the Detroit neighborhoods and people in the TV spot.

The campaign was created in partnership with Wieden+Kennedy of Portland, Ore.

Chrysler See It Through

Chrysler See It Through

About Edgar A. Guest (1881 – 1959)

Edgar Allen Guest was an English-born American poet popular in the early 20th century and became known as the “People’s Poet.” His family moved to the United States in 1891 and settled in Detroit, Mich. Guest started his career as a copy boy at the Detroit Free Press and became a reporter three years later. He first covered the labor beat, then the waterfront and police beats. The paper published his first poem in 1898. For the next 40 years, Guest’s optimistic poems were syndicated throughout America in nearly 300 newspapers and they have been collected in more than 20 books. He hosted a popular Detroit radio show from 1931 – 1942 and, in 1951, a NBC television series, Guest in Your Home. He was named Poet Laureate of Michigan and remains the only poet to have been awarded this title. Guest died in Detroit in 1959.

About the 2012 Chrysler 300

Integrating the first eight-speed automatic transmission in a domestic luxury sedan, the new 2012 Chrysler 300 series sedans offer world-class technological innovation and quality while delivering stylistic distinction, best-in-class fuel efficiency and premium E-segment sedan features at a legendary value.

Once limited to premium import vehicles costing twice as much, the new segment-exclusive ZF 8HP45 eight-speed automatic transmission expands the world-class power and fuel-efficiency of the 2012 Chrysler 300, 300S (V-6) and 300 Limited models and delivers up to 31 best-in-class highway mpg. And with the most advanced all-wheel-drive system in the E-segment, the all-new Chrysler 300 V-6 AWD models deliver best-in-class city and highway fuel economy (18/27) and even more year-round grand-touring performance.

With more standard equipment than its direct standard full-size segment competitors, the 2012 Chrysler 300 is well-equipped for the individual who is looking for distinctive design, best-in-class seat comfort, 292 horsepower, world-class ride and refinement, and the segment’s largest touchscreen infotainment system — Uconnect® Touch — all at an extraordinary value.

Adding an avant-garde appearance to the letter-series flagship sedans, the all-new Chrysler 300S V-6 and V-8 models take the American brand in a new direction with world-class ride and handling, discrete exterior styling elements, contemporary interior materials and state-of-the-art technology features –including the studio quality sound experience of Beats by Dr. Dre technology.

Chrysler See It Through

Chrysler See It Through

Designed to be the most luxurious Chrysler flagship sedan ever, the all-new Chrysler 300C Luxury Series takes the Chrysler 300C model further, integrating ultra-premium leather – once limited to some of the most exotic Italian luxury cars – with world-class refinement and handling, state-of-the-art safety and connectivity features and the legendary 363 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology.

The vehicle is available with more than 70 safety and security features and was named a Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Chrysler brand was named the ‘Most Ideal Popular Brand’ in AutoPacific’s 2011 Ideal Vehicle Awards based on owners’ ratings of their 2011 cars and trucks.

The 2012 Chrysler 300 sedan has a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $27,995 (including $825 destination charge).

You can check out the commercial above. 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!

“Under the Pentastar” is a quick video recap of significant events at Chrysler Group LLC over the past week. The top stories for the week ending September 22, 2011, include: A new television commercial debuted, touting the 2012 Chrysler 300; Chrysler Group LLC is recognized for its diversity; and the national labor contract between Chrysler Group LLC and the UAW has been extended through Oct. 19.

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

September 19, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Chrysler brand is touting its new state-of-the-art eight-speed transmission and fuel-efficiency in its new television commercial for the 2012 Chrysler 300. The new commercial continues the “Imported from Detroit” message and is filmed throughout Detroit and its neighboring cities and is comprised of local residents. The new 60-second commercial titled, “If You’re Gonna,” began airing on Friday, Sept. 16 on national and cable networks. (Scroll down to check out the commercial below.)

“The 2012 Chrysler 300 offers consumers a fuel-efficient and luxurious vehicle at an extraordinary value without compromising size or amenities. The combination of our award-winning V-6 Pentastar engine, the new eight-speed transmission and world-class interior appointments takes the domestic luxury sedan to a new level that only can be found at Chrysler.”

-Saad Chehab
President and CEO – Chrysler Brand
Chrysler Group LLC

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

Once limited to premium import vehicles costing twice as much, the new segment-exclusive ZF eight-speed automatic transmission expands the world-class power and fuel-efficiency of the 2012 Chrysler 300, 300S (V-6) and 300 Limited models and offers class-leading fuel efficiency with respect to:

  • Best-in-class highway fuel economy (31 highway mpg)
  • Best-in-class V-6 AWD fuel economy (18 city and 27 highway mpg)
  • Best-in-class combined fuel economy (23 with RWD, 21 with AWD)
  • Unsurpassed city fuel economy (19 city mpg RWD, 18 mpg AWD)
  • Overall unsurpassed fuel economy in its class (19 city and 31 highway mpg with RWD

Delivering up to a 17 percent fuel economy improvement compared with the previous generation six-cylinder Chrysler 300 AWD models, the new 2012 Chrysler 300 Limited and 300S (V-6) AWD models combine the new eight-speed automatic transmission, fuel-efficient 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine and the segment’s most advanced all-wheel drive system for maximum all-weather traction and efficiency.

“The new commercial continues our ‘Imported from Detroit’ theme by taking this great city to the rest of the world and captures a day-in-the-life of local citizens in and around Detroit,” said Chehab.

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

The new spot was filmed in Detroit and its neighboring cities including Birmingham, Ferndale, Grosse Pointe Park and West Bloomfield, Mich. The commercial features local attractions including American Coney Island, Cranbrook Institute of Science, Fox Theatre, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Affleck House and Lafayette Coney Island.

Chrysler brand’s advertising campaign was created in partnership with Wieden+Kennedy of Portland, Ore. The campaign is supported by broadcast and digital media placement. The 60-second as well as a 30-second version of the commercial can be viewed on the Chrysler brand Facebook page and on the Chrysler brand YouTube channel.

Advertising efforts from the Chrysler brand has resulted in a number of awards this summer. Most recently, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the Chrysler brand‘s “Born of Fire” commercial with a Creative Arts Emmy award. Born of Fire was also honored with five awards at the Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity held in Cannes, France.

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

About the 2012 Chrysler 300

Integrating the first eight-speed automatic transmission in a domestic luxury sedan, the new 2012 Chrysler 300 series sedans offer world-class technological innovation and quality while delivering stylistic distinction, best-in-class fuel efficiency and premium E-segment sedan features at a legendary value.

Once limited to premium import vehicles costing twice as much, the new segment-exclusive ZF 8HP45 eight-speed automatic transmission expands the world-class power and fuel-efficiency of the 2012 Chrysler 300, 300S (V-6) and 300 Limited models and delivers up to 31 best-in-class highway mpg. And with the most advanced all-wheel-drive system in the E-segment, the all-new Chrysler 300 V-6 AWD models deliver best-in-class city and highway fuel economy (18/27) and even more year-round grand-touring performance.

With more standard equipment than its direct standard full-size segment competitors, the 2012 Chrysler 300 is well-equipped for the individual who is looking for distinctive design, best-in-class seat comfort, 292 horsepower, world-class ride and refinement, and the segment’s largest touchscreen infotainment system — Uconnect® Touch — all at an extraordinary value.

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

Chrysler 300's "You're Gonna" Commercial

Adding an avant-garde appearance to the letter-series flagship sedans, the all-new Chrysler 300S V-6 and V-8 models take the American brand in a new direction with world-class ride and handling, discrete exterior styling elements, contemporary interior materials and state-of-the-art technology features –including the studio quality sound experience of Beats by Dr. Dre technology.

Designed to be the most luxurious Chrysler flagship sedan ever, the all-new Chrysler 300C Luxury Series takes the Chrysler 300C model further, integrating ultra-premium leather – once limited to some of the most exotic Italian luxury cars – with world-class refinement and handling, state-of-the-art safety and connectivity features and the legendary 363 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology.

The Chrysler 300 is available with more than 70 safety and security features and was named a Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Chrysler brand was named the ‘Most Ideal Popular Brand’ in AutoPacific’s 2011 Ideal Vehicle Awards based on owners’ ratings of their 2011 cars and trucks.

The 2012 Chrysler 300 sedan has a U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $27,995 (including $825 destination charge).

You can check out the new ‘Imported from Detroit’ TV Spot for the 2012 Chrysler 300 below. 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!

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!

“Under the Pentastar” is a quick video recap of significant events at Chrysler Group LLC over the past week.In this week’s edition we look at strong July sales, new ad campaigns for the Dodge Durango and Fiat 500, an Emmy nod for the Super Bowl commercial and words from Sergio Marchionne on progress the company has made in the past 19 months.

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