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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 Dodge launching the Dodge Dart Registry, a variety of awards for Chrysler Group vehicles, and Road to the Ram Jam features country music stars auctioning off their 2012 Ram 1500s – with proceeds going to charity.

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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 debut of the Fiat 500T at the Concorso Italiano in Monterey, California; Kelly Blue Book’s KBB.COM names 2012 Ram 1500 #1 Tailgating Car in its annual top ten list; Ram 1500 and Dodge Dart make Total Car Score’s top ten picks; the Chrysler 300 sedan outranks domestic competitors, coming in just under thyundai in Consumer Reports latest testing of large sedans; more than one million people turn out for the Woodward Dream Cruise and some 250 LX owners get together for fun, food and conversation during a pre-cruise night celebration at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum.

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First 2013 Dodge Dart off the Line

First 2013 Dodge Dart off the Line

  • Dodge brand ranks highest for overall satisfaction in J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Manufacturer Website Evaluation StudySM
  • Jeep® brand ranks among top five industry brands
  • Study reflects car shopper opinions of automaker websites for content, navigation, appearance and speed

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Chrysler Group LLC Launches New Commercial Vehicle Website and Contest for Small Businesses

Chrysler Group LLC Launches New Commercial Vehicle Website and Contest for Small Businesses

  • New Chrysler Commercial Vehicles website debuts for small businesses
  • Contest begins today; two grand prize winners get a Chrysler Group vehicle
  • New commercial blog debuts with small business content
  • New ‘Chrysler For Work’ social media platforms launch on YouTube and Twitter
  • Chrysler Group small business sales up 36 percent this year through April

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2011Chrysler 300

2011Chrysler 300

May 21, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC today announced a “No Payments for 90 Days” promotion on the retail purchase of all new 2012 Chrysler,  Jeep®, DodgeRam Truck, and FIAT brand models financed through Ally Financial or Chase Auto Finance.

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2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series

2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series

March 1, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Just days after earning the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) highest 5-star safety rating, the new 2012 Chrysler 300 flagship sedan is chalking up another accolade, Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com “10 Best Family Cars of 2012” award. For the last five years, the expert editors at kbb.com have awarded the 10 Best Family Cars that cater to unique family specifications and situations.

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Mopar opens facilities in Brazil and Argentina

Mopar opens facilities in Brazil and Argentina

  • 3,000 sq. meter facility in Argentina
  • 4,500 sq. meter facility in Brazil
  • More than 30,000 parts
  • Facilities to support Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram Truck brands
  • More than 50 Mopar® parts distribution centers worldwide

February 27, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – After recently opening Mopar® facilities in China and the United Arab Emirates, Chrysler Group LLC today announced the opening of Mopar parts distribution centers in Argentina and Brazil.

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2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series

2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series

  • Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands all have vehicles recognized as Consumer Guide Automotive ‘Best Buys’ or ‘Recommended Picks’ for 2012 model year
  • Quality and craftsmanship of 16 all-new and significantly-refreshed models launched in 2010 and 2011 are reflected in new Consumer Guide awards
  • Chrysler Group sales were up 26 percent in 2011 versus 2010 Read the rest of this entry »

“Under the Pentastar” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Chrysler Group LLC. In this week’s extended edition we recap the introduction of the 2013 Dodge Dart at the North American International Auto Show, the appearance of a concept minivan and two Mopar-ized vehicles. We also look at Chrysler Group‘s first participation at the Consumer Electronics Show with a Uconnect demonstration trailer. We finish up with wise words from Chrysler Group LLC Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit.

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2013 Dodge Dart Preview

2013 Dodge Dart Preview

  • Dodge Dart Blends Alfa Romeo DNA and Dodge’s Passion for Performance, Resulting in a Groundbreaking Car with the Ultimate Blend of Power, Fuel Economy, Handling and Style
  • The Dodge brand is back in the U.S. compact sedan segment – in a big way – as the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart will make its world debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., on Jan. 9, 2012
  • Built on a world-class architecture, Dodge Dart offers three technologically advanced, fuel-efficient and powerful engines, including the 1.4L MultiAir® Turbo
  • Dodge delivers exceptional craftsmanship with class-leading technology and style

December 6, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Dodge redefines performance in the compact car segment with an all-new, state-of-the-art four-door sedan delivering class-leading aerodynamics – the 2013 Dodge Dart.

With Alfa Romeo DNA and Dodge’s passion for performance at its core, the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart is a thoroughly modern vehicle that’s fuel-efficient, beautifully designed and crafted, agile and brings fun back to driving in the segment.

Similar to the Dodge Dart of the late 1960s, the 2013 Dart offers a special blend of style, performance and innovation. The Dodge brand leveraged its nearly 100-year history of passion for building high-quality, innovative vehicles that stand apart in performance and style, as well as from its partner Fiat’s global compact car expertise, to develop the all-new Dodge Dart.

ALFA ROMEO DNA

The all-new Dart is the first Chrysler Group vehicle based upon a Fiat architecture – adapted from the award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The Giulietta is renowned for satisfying the most demanding customers in terms of road-holding, agility and safety, with exceptional driving dynamics. The Dart leverages all of these attributes within a lengthened and widened platform delivering segment-leading levels of interior roominess.

The all-new Compact U.S. Wide (CUSW) architecture underpinning the Dart is a state-of-the-art architecture with an industry-leading 68 percent of the body composed of high-strength steel, resulting in a very strong and rigid structure. Combined with responsive steering, four-wheel independent suspension, and available 18-inch wheels, the Dart brings fun back to driving in the compact car segment.

UNMISTAKABLE STYLE

The all-new 2013 Dart marks the Dodge brand’s re-entry into the compact sedan segment, hitting the bulls-eye with a modern, unmistakable Dodge design that builds upon its performance heritage while evoking emotion, efficiency and fluidity of movement.

Eye-catching exterior proportions are set off from every angle by dynamic lines and curves, along with advanced technology, to deliver class-leading aerodynamic performance. The personality-packed front view is instantly recognizable as an all-new Dodge with its tailored split-crosshair grille, projector headlamps and fog lamps and accentuated fenders. Signature Dodge full-width LED ‘racetrack’ tail lamps and class-exclusive integrated dual exhaust – both inspired by Dodge Charger – accentuate the athletic and muscular stance of this dynamic and passionate new design.

2013 Dodge Dart Preview

2013 Dodge Dart Preview

THREE SOPHISTICATED, FUEL-EFFICIENT & POWERFUL ENGINES

The 2013 Dodge Dart will be powered by three fuel-efficient, powerful, state-of-the-art four-cylinder engines that add to Dart’s fun-to-drive quotient.

Drivers can select from a new Tigershark 16-valve 2.0-liter engine, a 16-valve 1.4-liter MultiAir Intercooled Turbo engine, and a new Tigershark 16-valve 2.4-liter MultiAir four cylinder engine. These three engines, combined with three transmission choices, combine to redefine performance by providing the most diverse powertrain lineup in its class.

MultiAir technology delivers optimum combustion at any speed under all driving conditions by allowing direct and dynamic control of air intake and combustion. The result is up to a 15 percent increase in low engine rpm torque, a 7.5 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and a 10 percent reduction in C02 emissions.

THE ALL-NEW DART – BUILT IN AMERICA

The all-new Dodge Dart will be made in America at Chrysler Group’s Belvidere Assembly Plant in Belvidere, Ill. The Company is in the process of investing $600 million dollars to support the production of future products, including the 2013 Dodge Dart. The investment includes the construction of a 638,000-square-foot body shop, as well as the installation of new machinery, tooling and material handling equipment. Work on the expansion began in the summer of 2010 and will be completed this year.

The all-new Dodge Dart has been engineered with great levels of refinement, craftsmanship and engaging driving dynamics. Consumers can follow www.Dodge.com/Dart for additional photos and more information about the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart.

About Dodge Brand

For nearly 100 years, Dodge has defined passionate and innovative vehicles that stand apart in performance and in style. Building upon its rich heritage of muscle cars, racing technology and ingenious engineering, Dodge offers a full-line of cars, crossovers, minivans and SUVs built for top performance – from power off the line and handling in the corners, to high-quality vehicles that deliver unmatched versatility and excellent fuel efficiency. Only Dodge offers such innovative functionality combined with class-leading performance, exceptional value and distinctive design. With the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart, the all-new Dodge Charger paired with the ZF eight-speed transmission that achieves a class-leading 31 miles per gallon on the highway, the new Durango and the significantly revamped Grand Caravan – inventor of the minivan – Journey, Avenger and iconic Challenger, Dodge now has one of the youngest dealer showrooms in the United States.

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