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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 highlights from the “Dart Smart Challenge” at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum featuring a visit by Motocross champion Travis Pastrana and employee ride and drive opportunities; the 13th annual Matchmaker event at Chrysler Group headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI.; the partnership between Chrysler Group and PPG Industries bringing a ‘Science on the Road’ event to five Michigan schools. The events include a $1,000 donation from Chrysler Group to each school to support continuing science education opportunities.

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2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit

2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit

  • Dodge Charger Pursuit to feature the most advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system in the segment, delivering maximum all-weather traction and fuel-efficiency
  • Segment-exclusive active transfer case and front-axle-disconnect system automatically enables AWD for slick conditions, while maintaining the outstanding performance and handling inherent in a rear-wheel- drive (RWD) architecture
  • Dodge Charger Pursuit AWD is based on the record-setting RWD model that set the fastest-ever lap time in Michigan State Police’s Vehicle Evaluation Test history (1:33.70)

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2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition

2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition

  • Street and Racing Technology (SRT) brand’s flagship performance machine returns with more power and performance, superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts SRT
  • Two new models include SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS
  • All-aluminum, mid-front 8.4-liter V-10 engine delivers 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports car engine in the world
  • Triple-digit weight reduction results in Viper best power-to-weight ratio
  • Dealer orders expected to open in mid-November 2012

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2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

  • Jeep capability reaches new heights with Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and Wrangler Moab models
  • Grand Cherokee Trailhawk first shown as concept last Spring; quickly developed enthusiast following
  • Trailhawk is the most capable Grand Cherokee ever: solid steel rock rails, Goodyear Silent Armor all-terrain tires and standard Jeep Selec-Terrain and Quadra-Lift suspension systems
  • New Wrangler special edition pays homage to popular enthusiast off-roading venue; boasts winch-ready steel bumpers, rear limited-slip differential and available rear locker

September 4, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. –The best get even better… Jeep® Grand Cherokee and Jeep Wrangler – winners of the last two prestigious “Four Wheeler of the Year” awards from Four Wheeler magazine for their unmatched level of capability – will be available in two new, even more capable models for 2013.

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This Week In Motorsports

This Week In Motorsports

September 10, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – This Week in Motorsports is a video recap of all the racing news and results from the past weekend under the Chrysler Group LLC banner. This week, NASCAR’s post-season is set to begin. The 12-driver field will compete in the Chase for the Sprint Cup, a 10-race dash to the championship. Penske Racing’s Brad Keselowski represents Dodge, having earned his second Chase berth in consecutive years.

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Brandl Media Minute

Brandl Media Minute

Today we bring you another edition of the Brandl Media Minute. This week we’re working with a 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye.  LT gives you the rundown on some of the great features that make this vehicle  so fuel efficient.

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2013 Ram 1500

2013 Ram 1500

  • Best-in-class fuel economy 18 city 25 highway:
    • New 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine (Ward’s 10 Best Engines) features 42 percent more horsepower, 13 percent more torque and at least 20 percent better fuel economy when compared to the previous 3.7-liter V-6 powertrain
    • 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 with Fuel Saver Technology and variable-valve timing (VVT) provides 395 horsepower, 407 lb.-ft. of torque and best-in-class fuel economy for V-8 trucks, beating competitive turbo V-6 engines
  • Class-exclusive eight-speed automatic transmission (TorqueFlite 8) standard equipment with 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, doubles the amount of gears compared to previously available four-speed automatic transmission to greatly improve fuel economy and contribute to best-in-class standard V-6 towing
  • New eight-speed also available with the 5.7-liter HEMI V-8– the Company’s first application with a V-8 (TorqueFlite 8 late availability)
  • New TorqueFlite 8 operated by an innovative dash-mounted, rotary e-shift design
  • First-in-segment Fuel Saver Technology: eight-speed automatic transmission, stop-start, thermal management system, pulse-width modulation and active aerodynamics, including grille shutters and air suspension
  • 2013 Ram 1500 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices average just over 1 percent higher than 2012 prices
  • Ram 1500 continues to be the best-value fullsize pickup in America with starting price of $23,585, including $995 destination charge
  • Class-exclusive air suspension enhances fuel economy, improves ride control and off-road capability along with improved entry/exit and loading, and features automatic load leveling
  • New exterior design cues including all-new grille/fascia, improved quad projection headlamps and LED front turn signals and taillamps
  • Best-in-class aerodynamics, coefficient of drag (Cd) at 0.360
  • New, upgraded interior features include: standard and premium multiview display, passive entry, Keyless Enter ’n Go, steering wheel and controls, wood accents, updated door panels, instrument panel, interior colors and premium materials
  • All-new, next-generation Uconnect Access debuts on the 2013 Ram 1500 with Wi-Fi hotspot capability
  • Uconnect Access combines a new lineup of smart media centers with a powerful new wireless platform
  • With Uconnect Access, Ram 1500 owners will have alternative ways to access new connected services and applications via the vehicle’s 8.4-inch touchscreen display or the web
  • Next generation Uconnect system is designed to be forward-thinking, providing the freedom to upgrade to the latest features and services
  • Voice-recognition technology, steering wheel controls, touchscreen displays and traditional controls provide Ram 1500 customers with a variety of ways to interact with their mobile phones, music, navigation system and applications
  • Ram 1500 now available with a premium, customizable, full-color 7-inch multiview display
  • Addition of Powernet vehicle architecture system allows new content with improved data speeds
  • Chrysler Group offers Ram 1500 customers expanded SiriusXM Radio channel lineup, with exclusive programming including new SiriusXM Latino channels, an automotive industry first
  • Sprint selected as the strategic partner to bring wireless connectivity and service delivery to the vehicle
  • New remote central locking RamBox cargo management system and tailgate combined with door locks
  • New rain sensing wipers, SmartBeam headlamps, power folding mirrors and power sliding rear window with defrost
  • Best-in-class powertrain warranty – 5 years/100,000 miles

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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: the Chrysler brand forging a partnership to capture the hearts and minds of mothers everywhere; Ram goes “retro” in a series of new print advertisements; and it’s time for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise in suburban Detroit, arguably the largest one-day automotive event in the world.

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2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition

2013 SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition

  • SRT Viper GTS Launch Edition is inspired by previous-generation Viper Coupe reveals in 1996 and 2006
  • Historically significant exterior paint scheme features classic GTS Blue with exclusive, dual full-length Bright White stripes and ‘Stryker’ hood badge with exclusive blue background
  • Exclusive interior content includes serialized dash plaque that aligns the build-sequence number to the vehicle identification number and special ‘Stryker’ badge on steering wheel
  • Production will be limited during first run of 2013 SRT Viper GTS models at Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit
  • SRT brand’s flagship performance machine returns later this year with two new models – SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS – both powered by all-aluminum, mid-front, 8.4-liter V-10 engine delivering 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque

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Jeep Brand Media Program, Colorado 2012

Jeep Brand Media Program, Colorado 2012

Through the month of July, Jeep® Experience – Colorado 2012 allowed journalists from nearly twenty-five countries, including U.S., Canada and Mexico, to experience the trails of one of the most popular Jeep Jamborees programs in the U.S.

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