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Moparized Jeep Wrangler

Moparized Jeep Wrangler

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Arctic

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Arctic

The rivalry continues, but this year the crown goes to Jeep. According to an article posted on AutoNews.com, Jeep has narrowly outsold GMC for the first time in half a decade. There has always been a tendency to compare Jeep to GMC, as both brands offer only  SUV’s or trucks.  Read the rest of this entry »

“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 ending November 11, 2011, include the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Special Edition campaign, Jeep Arctic models, Dodge Charger named Automotive Magazine All-Star, Ram special service package and Dodge Charger SRT8 Super Bee and Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Arctic

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Arctic

November 9, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Building on the success of several recent special-edition Jeep vehicles, the Jeep® brand is introducing its latest models: the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic and Jeep Liberty Arctic.

2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic

2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic

The rugged, extreme winter conditions of the arctic are the inspiration for these latest Jeep models. With winter temperatures that can reach -50°F and wind speeds that can exceed 100 miles per hour, the arctic is well known as one of the most intense climates on Earth.

“There are few environments more grueling and demanding than the arctic, which is just the type of terrain legendary Jeep vehicles are engineered to conquer. Not only will the Jeep Wrangler Arctic and Jeep Liberty Arctic appeal to our loyal enthusiasts, but their unique content will attract new customers to the Jeep brand.”

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

Available in Liberty, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, the 2012 Arctic models arrive in Jeep showrooms this month.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Arctic

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Arctic

2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic

Based on the Wrangler Sahara model, the Arctic’s winter theme is immediately recognizable. Available colors are Winter Chill, Bright Silver and Bright White. Exterior features include a body-color hardtop and fender flares, “Arctic” badges on the front fenders, a “Yeti Footprint” decal over part of the driver’s side fender and hood, black hood decal and Mopar® black fuel filler door and taillamp guards.

Jeep Wrangler Arctic also offers an aggressive Wrangler Rubicon tire and wheel package, with unique semi-gloss black 17-inch wheels shod with 32-inch tires.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Arctic

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Arctic

Inside, Wrangler Arctic’s seats are black Tectonic fabric with Polar White accents and orange accent stitching. Front seats are heated and feature an “Arctic” logo in the seat back. Accent stitching can also be found on the steering wheel, arm rest and console lid. Door trim and nets are accented in orange, and all grab handles and dashboard vent rings are finished in Polar White trim.

Mopar tread pattern slush mats with white “Jeep” lettering complete the Wrangler Arctic package.

2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic

2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic

2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic

Available on Liberty Sport 4×4 models, the Arctic shares many of the same features as the Wrangler Arctic. Available exterior colors are Winter Chill, Bright Silver, Bright White and Mineral Gray. “Arctic” badges on the front fenders are shared, though the “Arctic” decal on the hood is unique to Liberty. Semi-gloss black 16-inch aluminum wheels with center caps painted semi-gloss black are wrapped in P235/70R16 OWL all-terrain tires. Rounding out the exterior highlights are deep tint glass and tow hooks, blacked-out headlamps and standard fog lamps.

2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic

2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic

The interior features a similar black and Arctic Orange color scheme found in Wrangler. Seats are covered in black vinyl with a Gortex embossment, and the inserts are Tectonic fabric with Polar White accents. Arctic Orange accent stitching can be found on the seat backs, cushions and headrests. Power front seats are heated and feature an “Arctic” logo in the seat back. Finishing touches include gray-faced gauges, express up/down one-touch windows, Media Center 430 touch-screen with a nine-speaker Infiniti sound system and Mopar slush mats with white “Jeep” lettering.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Arctic

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Arctic

2012 Jeep Wrangler

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.

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 (353 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque, while delivering up to 21 miles per gallon highway in the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. 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.

Jeep continues to refine the successful Wrangler formula by combining legendary, benchmark capability with an interior that delivers rich styling with significantly upgraded touch surfaces, occupant comfort and versatility, and a premium appearance courtesy of a body-color hardtop for the popular Sahara and Rubicon models.

2012 Jeep Wrangler interior highlights include a recently redesigned instrument panel and storage areas with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials. A lockable console and upgraded door armrest areas boast comfortable touch points, while a redesigned center stack is easier to reach and operate. Heated, power mirrors are available, and drivers and passengers enjoy enhanced visibility courtesy of large rear windows.

2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic

2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic

2012 Jeep Liberty

Jeep Liberty remains true to Jeep’s legendary 4×4 heritage by offering two Jeep Trail Rated® four-wheel-drive systems – Command-Trac II® and Selec-Trac II®. Command-Trac II® is a part-time four-wheel-drive system, which is the standard 4WD configuration. Command-Trac II operates in 2WD, 4WD Lock, 4 WD Low and Neutral.

The optional Selec-Trac II® is a full-time, active on-demand four-wheel-drive system. Select-Trac II operates in 2WD, 4WD Auto, 4WD Low and Neutral. The Liberty features independent front suspension with rack-and-pinion steering and a five-link rear suspension.

A 3.7-liter V-6 engine is standard on all Jeep Liberty models. The 3.7-liter engine produces 210 horsepower (157 kW) @ 5,200 rpm and 235 lb.-ft. (319 N•m) of torque @ 4,000 rpm.

Jeep Liberty is designed to appeal to customers who are looking for Jeep 4×4 capability as well as comfort and convenience. It is targeted to young couples and new families, as well as professional, young singles between 30 and 40 years of age, balanced male to female. Jeep Liberty owners balance day-to-day responsibilities with their passion for adventure as well as the outdoors. They are athletic, and pursue activities that combine their various interests with their active lifestyle.

2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic

2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic

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.

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2011 Dodge Charger R/T

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

October 5, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC announced today introductory incentives on certain 2012 Chrysler, Jeep®, and Ram Truck models.

Chrysler Group is offering $500 in Customer Cash to qualified consumers who purchase a 2012 Chrysler Town & Country or a 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Charger, or Dodge Challenger.

In lieu of the Customer Cash offer, qualified consumers purchasing the Town & Country, Charger, or Grand Caravan may opt for attractive financing as low as 3.9 percent for 60 months.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 70th Anniversary Edition

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 70th Anniversary Edition

Chrysler Group is offering to eligible lease consumers Lease Cash ranging from $500 to $4,000 (depending on model) on the 2012 Chrysler 200 sedan, Town & Country, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Grand Cherokee, or Dodge Challenger, Journey, and Durango.

Chrysler Group also has enhanced existing incentives on the 2011 Chrysler 300C and the 2011 Ram Heavy Duty. Qualified consumers who purchase a 300C may be eligible for $2,500 in Customer Cash or 0 percent financing up to 60 months. Qualified consumers who purchase the Ram Heavy Duty may be eligible for $2,000 in Customer Cash for the gas version of the Ram Heavy Duty or $3,500 in Customer Cash on the diesel version.

2011Chrysler 300

2011Chrysler 300

These incentives are effective through Oct. 31, 2011.

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2011 Jeep Compass Hero

2011 Jeep Compass Hero

September 21, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Jeep® brand – a truly global icon in the automotive industry – is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

As part of this month’s ‘Jeep Celebration’ in full swing at participating Jeep dealerships, consumers who purchase eligible Jeep brand models today through Sept. 26 can take advantage of a new $500 Bonus Cash promotion.

Eligible consumers who purchase a 2011 or 2012 Jeep model, except for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler and 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, may be eligible for the $500 Bonus Cash.

The $500 Bonus Cash can be used in addition to most Customer Cash or attractive financing rates in effect during this period.

“The Jeep brand has plenty reason to celebrate. Our Grand Cherokee, all new in 2011, is the most awarded SUV ever, sales of every model in our Jeep lineup are up this year compared with the same period in 2010, and our Jeep Wrangler hit an all-time sales record in July.”

-Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales

2011 Jeep Liberty Jet

2011 Jeep Liberty Jet

In addition to the Bonus Cash promotion, qualified consumers who purchase a 2011 Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Liberty during September may be eligible for 0 percent financing for 60 months.

Qualified consumers who purchase a 2011 Jeep Compass or Jeep Patriot may be eligible for 2.9 percent financing for 60 months, and qualified consumers who purchase a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee may be eligible for 1.9 percent financing for 60 months.

In lieu of attractive financing rates, consumers who purchase any 2011 Jeep model may be eligible for Customer Cash up to $3,000 during September.

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!

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn

August 10, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC today announced a “No Payments for 90 Days” promotion on all 2011 and 2012 Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, and Ram Truck models financed through Ally Financial.

This deferred retail payment program is effective immediately and will continue through Chrysler Group’s “Summer Clearance Event” which ends Sept. 6, 2011.

Qualified consumers can take advantage of the “No Payments for 90 Days” deferral program on retail contracts of up to 60 months. For more details, consumers should check with their Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck dealership.

The 2012 Chrysler 300's

The 2012 Chrysler 300's

Chrysler Group also announced introductory 2012 model year incentives on select vehicles:

2011 Jeep Liberty Jet

2011 Jeep Liberty Jet

Additional “Summer Clearance Event” incentives on 2011 models include:

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

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!

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

July 12, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – It’s that time of year again for backyard barbecues, sandlot baseball, and the annual “Summer Clearance Event” at all participating Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, and Ram Truck dealerships.

During this year’s “Summer Clearance Event,” which runs through the end of August, qualified consumers may be eligible for special 0 percent financing for up to 72 months or Customer Cash up to $3,000 on many 2011 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram Truck models.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

“Consumers can take advantage of 0 percent financing and other special financing options on all of our models during this traditional summertime event. Our customers look forward to this annual event where they can find some of the best deals of the model year on our minivans, cars, trucks and sport-utilities.”

-Reid Bigland, President and CEO
Dodge Brand and Head of U.S. Sales

Qualified consumers may be eligible for 0 percent financing for 60 months on 13 Chrysler Group models, including the 2011 Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan, the iconic Jeep Wrangler, the versatile Dodge Journey crossover, and the Ram light- and heavy-duty pickup trucks. Qualified consumers who purchase a Dodge Avenger mid-size sedan or a Dakota Club Cab mid-size pickup truck may be eligible for 0 percent financing for up to 72 months.

Here is a sample of additional “Summer Clearance Event” incentives on 2011 models:

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Brand

Qualified consumers who purchase a Chrysler Town & Country minivan may be eligible for 0 percent financing for up to 60 months or $1,500 in Customer Cash.

Attractive lease rates are offered on all Chrysler brand models.

2011 Jeep Wrangler

2011 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep® Brand

Qualified consumers who purchase a Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Wrangler Unlimited may be eligible for 0 percent financing for up to 60 months or $1,000 in Customer Cash. Qualified consumers who buy a Jeep Liberty mid-size SUV may be eligible for 0 percent financing for up to 60 months or $3,000 in Customer Cash.

Attractive lease rates are offered on all Jeep brand models.

2011 Dodge Nitro

2011 Dode Nitro

Dodge Brand

Qualified consumers who purchase a Dodge Caliber, Journey, Grand Caravan minivan, or Nitro mid-size SUV may be eligible for 0 percent financing for up to 60 months or up to $3,000 in Customer Cash.

Attractive lease rates are offered on all Dodge brand models.

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman with Chrome Appearance Group

2011 Ram 1500 Tradesman with Chrome Appearance Group

Ram Truck

Qualified consumers who purchase a Ram 1500 Regular, Quad or Crew Cab pickup truck may be eligible for 0 percent financing for up to 60 months and $1,000 in Ally Bonus Cash.

Also, today we bring you “This Week in Motorsports.” This Week in Motorsports is a video recap of weekend motor sports events in NASCAR, the Nationwide series and other competitions under the Chrysler LLC banner.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 engine

July 8, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The most powerful, technologically advanced, high-performance Jeep® vehicle ever – the all-new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8® will participate in the 2011 Bullrun road rally with professional race driver Robby Gordon behind the wheel. Not available until the third-quarter of this year, the 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 will be a stand out amongst the other entries typically consisting of exotic sport and luxury vehicles.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the capabilities of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. With Robby Gordon pushing the limits, the world will see that the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 really is the ultimate performance SUV. Never before has there been such an expression of Jeep capability and utility, world-class performance, luxury and refinement, and advanced innovative technology in one vehicle.”

-Mike Manley

President and CEO
Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is equipped with Chrysler Group’s all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology that delivers an estimated 470 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque – an improvement of 45 horsepower and 45 lb.-ft. torque over the 6.1-liter HEMI V-8 it replaces. The best handling Jeep vehicle ever features a new SRT-tuned, adaptive damping suspension managed by the new Jeep Selec-Track system that interacts with several different systems (stability control, adaptive damping, transmission shift strategy, transfer case torque proportioning, Electronic Limited Slip Differential performance, throttle control and cylinder de-activation) to automatically tune the dynamics of the vehicle.

The Bullrun Live Rally is the most glamorous and high profile of the new breed of high-end luxury lifestyle automotive rallies. Each year, a hundred of the world’s finest super-cars embark on an epic eight-day rolling party across the USA – bringing together a celebrity strewn cast of characters for an unforgettable adventure. Participants start each day not knowing where they will be heading next. This year’s rally takes place from July 8th- July 15th starting in Las Vegas, Nev. and ending in Miami, Fla.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

About Jeep Brand

Built on 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand 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.

15,000 views on Chrysler Catchall!

15,000 views on Chrysler Catchall!

We’ve Reached 15,000 Views!

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