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2012 Dodge Durango Crew

2012 Dodge Durango Crew

August 10, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group will recall 1,661 model-year 2013 Dodge Durango SUVs to replace occupant-restraint control modules.

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“Under the Pentastar” is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Chrysler Group LLC. In this week’s edition we recap the buzz over Chrysler Group’s halftime commercial in the 2012 NFL Championship Game, “It’s Halftime in America,” strong words from Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne to dealers about improving customer service, and major awards handed out to Jeep and Dodge vehicles from the floor of the Chicago Auto Show.

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2012 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2012 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

  • 2012 Jeep® Wrangler wins “Total Cost of Ownership” award from Kelley Blue Book and “Best Resale” award from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee captures MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice award (shared with Dodge Durango), as well recognition from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
  • Grand Cherokee sales up 40 percent in January; 51 percent in 2011
  • Wrangler sales up 23 percent in January; 30 percent in 2011
  • Jeep brand sales up 37 percent in January; 44 percent in 2011
2012 Dodge Durango Crew

2012 Dodge Durango Crew

Optional Second-Row Captain's Chairs in the 2012 Dodge Durango

Optional Second-Row Captain's Chairs in the 2012 Dodge Durango

  • Newest feature adds luxurious second-row bucket seating option for Durango’s refined interior
  • Second-row Captain’s Chairs are available on all models – SXT, Crew, R/T and Citadel
  • Two available second-row center consoles make for easy travel between second and third rows and added storage Read the rest of this entry »
Chrysler Group Pentastar V-6 with VVT

Chrysler Group Pentastar V-6 with VVT

  • Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 cited for exceptional fuel economy, emissions and power
  • Chrysler‘s Pentastar engine once again recognized by the editors of Ward’s Automotive as one of the “10 Best Engines” for 2012
  • Chrysler’s workhorse V-6 now available in many Jeep®, Chrysler, Dodge passenger cars and Sport Utility vehicles for 2012
  • Mated to new eight-speed transmission, 3.6-liter V-6 engine delivers 31 mpg on the highway with Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger
  • New 2012 Jeep Wrangler boasts improved fuel economy with 40 percent increase in power with Pentastar V-6 engine
Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant

Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant

December 9, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Chrysler Group’s Pentastar 3.6 – liter V-6 engine once again has been recognized by the editors of Ward’s Automotive as one of the “10 Best Engines”.

“Every year, Ward’s Auto recognizes the industry leaders in engine technology. Chrysler has successfully demonstrated the breadth of this engine and how it delivers on all fronts including fuel economy, lower emissions and power.”

-Drew Winter
Editor at Ward’s Auto

Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant

Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant

Named to the exclusive group of engines last year after its introduction in the 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, the Pentastar V-6 engine is now standard or available on Chrysler 200, 300 and Town & Country; Dodge Avenger, Challenger, Charger, Durango, Journey and Caravan. For 2012, the Pentastar 3.6-liter engine also is now standard on the new Jeep Wrangler.

Editors tested the 2012 Jeep Wrangler and the Chrysler 300 in this year’s shootout.

Designed to meet a variety of requirements across both front-and rear-drive models, the Pentastar V-6 also is the exclusive engine used with the new eight-speed automatic transmission on Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 models. The engine and transmission combination deliver 31 miles-per-gallon (mpg) on the highway.

On Jeep Wrangler, the 3.6-liter engine improved fuel efficiency to 21 mpg on the highway while delivering 285 horsepower and 260 lb. ft. of torque, improvement s of 40 and 10 percent, respectively.

Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant

Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant

“We are continuing development of advance technologies, which will be applied to the Pentastar V-6 as they become available, for even more fuel efficiency and performance.

-Bob Lee
Vice President and Head of Engine
and Electrified Propulsion Engineering
Chryler Group LLC.

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Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant

Chrysler Trenton Engine Plant

Today we bring you another edition of the Brandl Media Minute. This week we’re working with a 2012 Ram 3500 Laramie with the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel.  Follow along with yours truly as I show you the integrated 115V Power Inverter that provides you with a wall like outlet right in the truck. You can now plug in and charge batteries of all kinds, including cameras, laptops, cell phones, and any other light duty power needs.

You can find this awesome feature across all four American Chrysler Group Brands, though not in all trim levels and models. You will find it in Chrysler Town and Country‘s, Dodge Durango‘s, Jeep Grand Cherokee‘s, and select Ram Trucks.

Stay tuned as we will be doing more Brandl Media Minute Videos, explaining more of the great things these vehicles can do! If you have any questions about how to operate any of the features on your Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Vehicle, or have suggestions on other topics we should cover, send me an email at LT@BrandlMotors.com

As always, click on any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

Today we bring you another edition of the Brandl Media Minute. This week we’re working with a 2012 Dodge Durango Heat.  Follow along with yours truly as I show you the cool features integrated to assist in backing up the vehicle, including ParkSense and ParkView.

The Parkview and ParkSense systems help bring previously hidden rear objects to your attention, either screen or with an audible warning in good time to react. Parkview helps guide you when backing into parking spaces and can assist with visually lining up a trailer hitch. You can find ParkView and Parksense on just about any Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Vehicle models in the mid to higher level trims.

Stay tuned as we will be doing more Brandl Media Minute Videos, explaining more of the great things these vehicles can do! If you have any questions about how to operate any of the features on your Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Vehicle, or have suggestions on other topics we should cover, send me an email at LT@BrandlMotors.com

As always, click on any of the images in the post to see more photos of Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Vehicles. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

2011 Dodge Durango R/T

2011 Dodge Durango R/T

November 2, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The new Dodge Durango continues to garner awards and high praise from experts impressed with its best-in-class capability, style, spaciousness, interior craftsmanship and driving dynamics. With its four-wheel independent suspension, near 50:50 weight distribution, responsive steering and handling and best-in-class driving range, combined with its standard seven-passenger functional, flexible and premium interior and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick status, the all-new 2011 Dodge Durango is NADAguides’ “Car of the Month” for November.

“The craftsmanship found in this vehicle demonstrates why it took Dodge three years to overhaul this vehicle – it was well worth the wait. Every line of the 2011 Dodge Durango has become fluid and smooth, the driving performance enhanced, the interior upgraded to luxury standards and a safety system that surpasses its closest competitors. Our team of analysts really enjoyed driving this vehicle and feels it will give the competition a run for its money.”

Troy Snyder
Director of Product Development, NADAguides

2011 Dodge Durango Crew

2011 Dodge Durango Crew

The NADAguides’ (National Automobile Dealers Association) “Car of the Month” award gives consumers practical information on new cars, trucks and SUVs chosen by the analysts at NADAguides for exceptional performance, efficiency, features, options and appeal.

“We’re extremely pleased NADAguides has recognized the Dodge Durango as the ‘Car of the Month’ for November. It’s always an honor when automotive experts recognize the style, capability and value we’re offering with our all-new lineup of vehicles. With Durango’s class-leading towing capacity, best-in-class driving range and premium interior, it truly is one of the best choices in the seven-passenger SUV segment.”

Reid Bigland
President and CEO – Dodge brand

The “Car of the Month” award from NADAguides follows one week after the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) named the Dodge DurangoFull-Size SUV of Texas.”

Criteria used to determine NADAguides “Car of the Month” includes: quality of engineering, fuel efficiency, safety equipment and ratings, pricing and overall value, sales trends, consumer market interest on NADAguides.com, and test drives performed by NADAguides market analysts. Car of the Month vehicles are eligible for the NADAguides Car of the Year award.

NADAguides said the first complete overhaul inside and out since 2008 helped the 2011 Dodge Durango catch the attention of its analysts. The fresh look of the exterior, quality upgrade in the interior, a safety system that surpasses the competition, ample space, comfort, technology and performance make the Dodge Durango impressive all around. Best-in-class power, best-in-class towing and best-in-class driving range coupled with an IIHS Top Safety Pick further cement the 2011 Dodge Durango as an industry leader and the NADAguides “Car of the Month” for November.

2011 Dodge Durango Interior

2011 Dodge Durango Interior

About Dodge

Dodge is a full line of cars, crossovers, minivans and SUVs that are sporty, functional and innovative. With nearly 100 years of heritage, the brand has a history of providing its customers excellent quality, innovation and value. Dodge is building on the momentum of introducing six all-new or significantly redesigned products, solidifying its message that Dodge offers an excellent value for American families looking for top performance in all the places that matter – from power off the line and handling in the corners to high-quality, dependable vehicles that deliver unmatched functionality and excellent fuel economy in everyday driving situations. In fact, Dodge now offers six vehicles that deliver 25 miles per gallon (mpg) on the highway, while retaining that distinctive Dodge innovation and style. With the all-new Dodge Durango and Dodge Charger and significantly revamped Grand Caravan, Journey, Avenger and Challenger, Dodge also now has one of the youngest dealer showrooms in the country with more new product coming.

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“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 of October 28, 2011, include Chrysler Group LLC third quarter earnings, industry honors, Active Lifestyle Vehicle winners, SUV of Texas and Ram expands line-up.

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