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Today we bring you another edition of the Brandl Media Minute. This week we’re working with a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara.  LT the Media Manager gives you the rundown on the the in-floor storage options located the the rear of the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.

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  • New body shop adds more than one million square-feet to current footprint
  • Facility will build future products, beginning in 2013
  • Body shop to include state-of-the-art technology
  • Company’s total investment in U.S. facilities grows to nearly $3.5 billion since June 2009
Chrysler Group LLC Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

Chrysler Group LLC Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

October 18, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC announced today that it will invest $165 million to add a new one million square-foot body shop to its Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant. This follows an announcement in December 2010 that the Company would invest nearly $850 million in a new paint shop for the plant and brings Chrysler Group’s total investment in its U.S. facilities to nearly $3.5 billion since June 2009.

“Today marks another milestone in the rags to riches story of the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant. A plant that was slated to close nearly two years ago will now be a state-of-the-art facility that will play an integral role in the success of this company by building the next generation of all-new vehicles.”

-Scott Garberding,
Senior Vice President and Head of Manufacturing
Chrysler Group LLC

Chrysler Group LLC Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

Chrysler Group LLC Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

The investment includes the construction of the new body shop as well as the installation of equipment and conveyors that will be some of the most advanced in the industry.

In December 2010, Chrysler Group announced that it would invest nearly $850 million in the construction of an all-new, state-of-the-art 425,000 square-foot paint shop. In addition, some of the $850 million will be invested in the local stamping facilities in Warren and Sterling Heights.

“Last year, Chrysler made the decision to continue operating the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant indefinitely, maintaining good manufacturing jobs in Michigan and securing the future for more than 1,200 employees. Today, the plant is thriving with 900 new employees and additional investment that recognizes the commitment and dedication of this highly skilled workforce toward building a successful Chrysler Group.”

-General Holiefield,
Vice President, UAW/Chrysler Department

Chrysler Group LLC Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

Chrysler Group LLC Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

Since June 2009, Chrysler Group has invested nearly $3.5 billion in its U.S. facilities and has made significant progress toward building a successful enterprise, including:

Chrysler Group LLC Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

Chrysler Group LLC Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

About the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant

The Sterling Heights Assembly Plant was built in 1953 as a jet engine plant and was operated by the Army as the Michigan Ordinance Missile Plant with Chrysler serving as contractor building Redstone and Jupiter missiles. It was converted to an automobile plant in 1980 by Volkswagen and purchased by Chrysler Corporation in 1983.

Production of Chrysler LeBaron GTS and Dodge Lancer began in September 1984. Dodge Shadow and Plymouth Sundance production began in 1985, and Dodge Daytona production began in 1991. Through the end of the 1991 model year, the facility had produced nearly 1.3 million vehicles. Production of the 2001 Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Sebring sedans began in the fall of 2000, followed by the Chrysler Sebring Convertible. The all-new 2007 Chrysler Sebring Sedan launched in August 2006, followed by the all-new 2008 Dodge Avenger and 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible. The new 2011 Chrysler 200, featured in the award-winning Super Bowl spot with Eminem, and Dodge Avenger began production in December 2010. The Chrysler 200 Convertible launched in February 2011.

About Chrysler Group LLC

Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 from a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram, SRT, Fiat and Mopar vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group’s culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat’s complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group’s product lineup features some of the world’s most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Challenger and Ram 1500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.

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!

June 8, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC announced today special June financing on its 2011 Ram 1500 pickup trucks.

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.

Other new incentives on 2011 models in June include:

Ram Truck

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn

2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn

In lieu of the special financing promotion, qualified consumers who purchase a Ram pickup truck may be eligible for Consumer Cash up to $3,250 on the Ram 1500, $2,000 on a Heavy Duty pickup equipped with a gas engine, and $2,500 on a Heavy Duty pickup equipped with a diesel engine. In lieu of the Consumer Cash, eligible purchasers may opt for attractive financing rates.

Jeep® Brand

2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty® Black Ops Edition

2011 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty® Black Ops Edition

A $299 a month “Sign and Drive” lease is being offered through June on the 2011 Jeep® Wrangler Sport, and for $349 a month on the four-door 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport. Eligible consumers can lease these Jeep models for 39 months with no down payment and nothing due at signing.

Attractive lease rates are offered on all other Jeep brand models.

Dodge Brand

2011 Dodge Journey

2011 Dodge Journey

Qualified consumers who purchase a 2011 Dodge Journey are eligible for attractive financing as low as 0 percent for 36 months, up to 4.9 percent for 72 months, or $750 in Consumer Cash. In addition, consumers purchasing the 2011 Journey are eligible for $1,000 in Ally Bonus Cash.

Attractive lease rates and Lease Bonus Cash are offered on most 2011 Dodge brand models.

Chrysler Brand

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

Qualified consumers who purchase a 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan or convertible may be eligible for attractive financing as low as 0 percent for 36 months.

Attractive lease rates and Lease Bonus Cash are offered on most 2011 Chrysler brand models.

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!

 

2011 Chrysler 200 S Convertible and Sedan

2011 Chrysler 200 S Convertible and Sedan

April 19, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. The new Chrysler 200 series vehicles provide customers elegant, well-crafted mid-size vehicles with an extraordinary level of standard content and an exhilarating driving experience. From the ground up, the new 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan and convertible have been redesigned and upgraded to deliver great American design and engineering, with a value proposition that exceeds expectations.

Now, with the introduction of the S models, Chrysler expands the lineup, offering customers production vehicles with a one-of-a-kind style. The S models have the same DNA as the traditional models, but with an entirely different appearance and attitude. While the traditional Chrysler models make a style and luxury statement, the S models create a different path through the Chrysler brand, taking style in a whole new direction, with a completely different attitude.

“The New York International Auto Show is the perfect place to debut the new 2011 Chrysler 200 S sedan and Chrysler 200 S convertible models,” said Olivier Francois, President and CEO, Chrysler Brand – Chrysler Group LLC. “These vehicles are built with an unmistakable attitude and a signature style; and you could say the same of New York itself. The attitude may be ‘Imported from Detroit,’ but it’s definitely at home on Park Avenue.”

"S" Logo on Front Seats

"S" Logo on Front Seats

Chrysler 200 S Sedan

With an elegant style, refined ride and handling characteristics, an exquisitely-crafted interior, a new powertrain and an abundance of standard safety features, the Chrysler 200 sedan is beautifully inspired and a remarkable value. The Chrysler 200 provides drivers a little more style and elegance in segment traditionally known for its “sea of sameness.”

The new 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan S model brings a distinct style with a little bit of attitude for the customer that wants to express their individual style, at a price that makes sense.

Distinctive exterior design elements exclusive to the S model include a unique front grille with an S model-only Chrysler winged badge with a black background, body color mirrors and door handles, black background headlamps for a little extra attitude, distinctive 18-in. aluminum wheels with dark painted pockets and “S” badging.

The interior exclusive design features include a perforated leather steering wheel; leather, heated front seats with Digital suede inserts and an embroidered “S” on the front head rests; suede door trim bolsters; a black headliner and a standard Boston Acoustic sound system with a 276-watt CD/DVD/MP3/30 gigabyte hard drive media center with Uconnect® voice command.

The new 2011 Chrysler 200 provides drivers an agile, confident, handling performance in all driving situations, whether it’s commuting to work, a weekend adventure on twisty roads or going out with family and friends. Virtually every part of the suspension has been re-engineered or redesigned for 2011, including 26 of 30 suspension bushings. The suspension geometry was completely re-engineered. The track is an inch wider, tire width has been increased from 215 to 225 mm and the Chrysler 200 has been lowered 12 mm in the front and 6 mm in the rear for a lower, wider, more substantial stance.

2011 Chrysler 200 S

2011 Chrysler 200 S

Customers will drive with confidence in the Chrysler 200 and experience less body roll, reduced vehicle shake on uneven road surfaces, improved isolation on rough roads, better steering precision, response and feel and increased grip with new premium tires.

The 2011 Chrysler S sedan is powered by the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine which produces a best-in-class horsepower rating of 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, but still achieves an exceptional 29 miles per gallon EPA highway fuel economy rating The 3.6-liter Pentastar engine is mated to the 62TE six-speed automatic transaxle.

Cabin quietness has been upgraded, resulting in one of the quietest cabins in the segment, and allowing passengers to enjoy their conversations, largely devoid of outside noise. Noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) were reduced and 45 new sound deadening treatments were added, including an acoustic glass windshield, laminated side glass usually only found in higher priced vehicles and new sound absorption materials throughout the vehicle.

An abundance of standard safety and security features in every 2011 Chrysler 200 model offer consumers peace of mind at a price they can afford. The 200 sedan’s standard safety features include: standard advanced multi-stage front passenger air bags, active head restraints, electronic stability control (ESC), front seat side air bags, side curtain air bags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic traction control, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child seat anchor system and available Uconnect® voice command. The 2011 Chrysler 200 is Insurance Institute for Highway Safety “Top Safety Pick.”

The 2011 Chrysler 200 S has a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $26,790 (including $750 destination).

Chrysler 200 S model sedans are available to order now and will begin arriving in U.S. dealer showrooms in the second quarter.

2011 Chrysler 200 S

2011 Chrysler 200 S

Chrysler 200 S Convertible

The new 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible offers consumers an open-air driving experience featuring elegant craftsmanship inside and out, a fun, yet refined driving experience, innovative technology, an abundance of standard safety features and an extraordinary level of standard content. The 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible is an exciting alternative for customers who want the benefits of a coupe and the true open-air freedom of a convertible, all at a surprising value.

Redesigned and re-engineered for 2011, the Chrysler 200 Convertible is unique in the standard specialty segment as a true mid-sized convertible that comfortably seats 4 adults and has enough room in the trunk, even when the power top is dropped. Consumers can choose from two automatically latching tops, a body-color painted steel, retractable hard top, or a cloth soft top, both of which can drop with the press of a button on the key fob.

The new 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan S model brings a distinct style with a little bit of attitude for the customer that wants to express their individual style, at a price that makes sense.

Distinctive exterior design elements exclusive to the S model include a unique front grille with an S model-only Chrysler winged badge with a black background, body color mirrors and door handles, black background headlamps for a little extra attitude, distinctive 18-in. aluminum wheels with dark painted pockets and “S” badging.

The interior exclusive design features include a perforated leather steering wheel; leather, heated front seats with Digital suede inserts and an embroidered “S” on the front head rests; silver accent thread and a standard Boston Acoustic sound system with a 276-watt CD/DVD/MP3/30 gigabyte hard drive media center.

"S" Model Chrysler Winged Badge

"S" Model Chrysler Winged Badge

The 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible models provide drivers a fun, confident, handling performance in all driving situations, whether it’s commuting to work or a weekend adventure on scenic roads. Virtually every part of the suspension has been retuned or redesigned for 2011, including 22 of 28 suspension bushings. The suspension geometry was completely re-engineered. The track is an inch wider, tire width has been increased from 215 to 225 mm and the Chrysler 200 has been lowered 12 mm in the front and 6 mm in the rear for a lower, wider, more substantial stance.

Customers will drive with confidence in the Chrysler 200 Convertible and experience less body roll, reduced vehicle shake on uneven road surfaces, improved isolation on rough roads, better steering precision, response and feel and increased grip with new premium tires.

The 2011 Chrysler S Convertible is powered by the new 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine which produces a 283 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, but still achieves an exceptional 29 miles per gallon EPA highway fuel economy rating The 3.6-liter Pentastar engine is mated to the 62TE six-speed automatic transaxle.

With every available safety and security feature standard in the new 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible, consumers receive peace of mind at a price they can afford. The 200 Convertible’s standard safety features include: advanced multi-stage front passenger air bags, front-seat-mounted side air bags, electronic stability control (ESC) with brake assist and traction control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), Brake Override, active front-seat head restraints, Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child seat anchor system, remote keyless illuminated entry, SentryKey engine immobilizer and security alarm.

The 2011 Chrysler 200 S has a starting U.S. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $32,490 (including $750 destination). The 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan and convertible models are built at the Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant.

The Chrysler 200 Convertible S model will begin arriving in U.S. Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer showrooms later this spring. To see more photos of Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles, simply click any of the images in the post! Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

April is Minivan Month!

April is Minivan Month!

April 6, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group LLC announced today it is bringing back the 60-day “Minivan Pledge” to launch Minivan Month.

The pledge allows consumers purchasing a new 2011 Chrysler Town & Country or Dodge Grand Caravan minivan during April to return the vehicle, no questions asked, within 60 days. In addition to the pledge, consumers can choose $750 in Customer Cash or attractive financing as low as 2.9 percent for 60 months.

An additional $750 in Bonus Cash is available for consumers who purchase the Chrysler Town & Country. Consumers who purchase the Dodge Grand Caravan also are eligible for up to $1,500 in Trade-In Bonus Cash. In addition, current Grand Caravan owners are eligible for $1,000 in Owner Loyalty Cash.

The Chrysler Town & Country was the best-selling minivan in the United States during 2010. Both the Chrysler Town & Country and the Dodge Grand Caravan minivans topped 100,000 units in 2010, returning Chrysler Group to dominance in the segment it established. The Dodge Grand Caravan is America’s best-selling minivan ever.

“We are so confident in our minivans that we have brought back the Minivan Pledge. Consumers will be thrilled with all the improvements we made in our new 2011 Town & Country and Grand Caravan minivans. With this pledge, consumers also will have the peace of mind that they made the right purchase decision.”

Fred Diaz, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ram Truck Brand and Lead Executive for U.S. Sales

Consumers should see their participating local Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge and Ram Truck dealer for full program rules.

New incentives for April on 2011 models include:

 

Chrysler

Chrysler

Consumers who purchase a 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible are eligible for $750 Consumer Cash or attractive financing as low as 0 percent for 36 months, up to 3.9 percent for 72 months. Consumers also are eligible for an additional $750 in Bonus Cash.

Attractive lease rates are available on the 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan and convertible, and the 2011 Chrysler Town & Country.

 

Jeep

Jeep

Consumers who purchase the 2011 Jeep Liberty are eligible for up to $3,000 in Consumer Cash or attractive financing as low as 0 percent for 60 months.

In celebration of the Jeep brand’s 70th Anniversary, the Mopar brand announced today $500 Mopar Bucks for 2011 Jeep Wrangler accessories. Consumers who purchase a 2011 Wrangler in April are eligible for $500 worth of Jeep accessories.

Attractive lease rates are available on the 2011 Jeep Compass, Patriot, Liberty and Grand Cherokee.

 

Dodge

Dodge

Consumers who purchase a 2011 Dodge Journey are eligible for $750 in Consumer Cash, and up to $1,750 Consumer Cash on the Crew and Lux models, or attractive financing as low as 1.9 percent for 60 months.

Consumers who purchase a 2011 Dodge Durango RWD are eligible for $1,000 Consumer Cash or attractive financing as low as 1.9 percent for 60 months.

Attractive lease rates are available on most 2011 Dodge models.

 

Ram Trucks

Ram Trucks

Consumers who purchase a 2011 Ram 1500, 2500 or 3500 pickup are eligible for $1,000 in Trade-In Cash or attractive financing rates

Consumers who purchase a Ram 1500 Crew Cab are eligible for $500 Ram Box Bonus Cash.

Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealers were excited when Chrysler released photos last week of the all new 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible. The 200 Convertible offers consumers an open-air driving experience featuring elegant craftsmanship inside and out, a fun, yet refined driving experience, innovative technology, an abundance of standard safety features and an extraordinary level of standard content. The 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible is an exciting alternative for customers who want the benefits of a coupe and the true open-air freedom of a convertible, all at a remarkable value.

Redesigned and re-engineered for 2011, the Chrysler 200 Convertible is unique in the standard specialty segment as a true mid-sized convertible that comfortably seats four adults and has ample room in the trunk, even when the power top is dropped. Consumers can choose from two automatically latching tops, a body-color painted steel, retractable hard top, or a cloth soft top, both of which can drop with the press of a button on the key fob.

Dealers are still anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 200 and 300, as most of the new vehicles from Chrysler Group have been arriving at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealers already.

Click any of the photos below to see more! Thanks for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

Photographers from the Detroit News have captured the 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible out for a test drive. With the camo it’s still wearing the in front and rear, it pretty much looks like a Sebring, which it’s evolved from.

Seeing the 200 in Convertible form is not much of a surprise, as the Sebring has been very popular in drop top form in years prior.

Sporting a traditional soft top and two fewer doors, the 200 convertible will feature a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6. The latest word on transmissions is that a six-speed dual clutch will join the lineup on the upper-end models.

Watch for the Chrysler 200 convertible to hit Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer lots next summer.

I had some unpublished photos of the 200 in its original form that I’ve also added to the gallery, so click the images below to see more!

 

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible

2011 Chrysler 200

2011 Chrysler 200

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