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Moparized Jeep Wrangler

Moparized Jeep Wrangler

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“Under the Pentastar” is a quick video recap of significant events at Chrysler Group LLC over the past week. Stories in this week’s edition include new incentives, Toledo Assembly Complex statement, back-to-school with the Fiat 500, Chrysler Canada Family Day and a glorious weekend for NASCAR’s Dodge Boys.

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Today we bring you another edition of the Brandl Media Minute. Follow along with yours truly as I go through the steps needed to navigate using your Media Center 730N (RER) radio. In this episode I show you how to set your home address, use the “Guide Me Home” function, as well as how to navigate to a specific address using the built in Navigation system.

The RER radio can be found in many Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles, including but not limited to the Ram 1500, Dodge Durango, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the all new Chrysler 300. See your local Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer for more details.

2011 Ram Laramie Long Horn

2011 Ram Laramie Long Horn with 730N Media Center Radio

If you have the 430N or any of the other navigation radios found in Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles and feel left out, rest assured we will get to you soon! We will also be covering how to pair up your phone with the Media Center Radios, as we did in the past with the Uconnect 8.4 Radio in the all new 2011 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300, as well as the 2011 Dodge Journey.

With all this technology, it’s easy to get distracted when you’re behind the wheel. Here’s what Chrysler Group LLC and Jeff Schuster with J.D. Power & Associates recently had to say about this issue:

June 29, 2011 9:44 AM- As more automotive manufacturers provide drivers with more electronic features and improved in-vehicle connectivity, expect to see a legislative effort to try to keep the roads safe from distracted driving.

That’s the prediction from J.D. Power & Associates‘ Executive Director of Automotive Intelligence Jeff Schuster. In the video above, our Betty Carrier-Newman continues her conversation with Schuster on a range of current auto industry topics.

Uconnect 8.4 in the 2011 Chrysler 300

Uconnect 8.4 in the 2011 Chrysler 300

In the latest installment, Schuster talks about what we can expect in vehicle connectivity, and what Chrysler Group is doing to ensure its Uconnect and related systems are intuitive and lets drivers stay focused on the road ahead.

As a reminder, in December 2009, Chrysler Group implemented a company-wide policy that prohibits employees and contractors from texting while driving.

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!

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T

In the auto business, you know it’s never too early to roll out the next year’s model — and cool, new features and upgrades — to your vehicle line up. That’s what Dodge is doing this week with the unveiling of the 2012 Dodge Avenger R/T at the New York International Auto Show.

In the video below, Dodge President/CEO Ralph Gilles and Dodge Avenger Brand Manager Pieter Hogeveen give you a peak at what you could call the “greatest American hero,” which will start flying into dealer showrooms during the third quarter.

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T

For those of you who also like to read, have a look at what Dodge did to the 2012 Avenger R/T suspension:

  • increased roll stiffness by 18%
  • increased spring rates by 17% in the front and more than 12% in the rear
  • front strut damping rates increased 15%
  • rear strut damping rates are increased almost 20%
  • rear stabilizer bar diameter is 2 mm larger, increased from 19 mm to 21 mm
2012 Dodge Avenger R/T

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T

The suspension changes result in a spirited, performance sedan driving experience, with best-in-class 283 horsepower. Manufacturered at our Sterling Heights (Mich.) Assembly Plant, the 2012 Avenger R/T delivers 29 miles per gallon on the highway and 19 mpg in the city.

Other highlights include:

  • 3.6 liter Pentastar V-6 engine (one of Ward’s “10 Best Engines”) mated to a six-speed automatic transaxle
  • unique exterior design elements, including a unique body-color grille with the Dodge badge, menacing black headlamp background, the “war paint” R/T decal on the front quarter panel and unique 18-in. painted aluminum wheels.
  • Dodge Avenger is a 2011 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick, and includes a varity of high-end standard safety features
2012 Dodge Avenger R/T

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T

For more, catch the video below:

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

Demonstrating its winter-driving prowess, the all-new 2011 Dodge Charger R/T all-wheel drive (AWD) equipped with its segment-exclusive front-axle disconnect and active transfer case AWD system is the winner of the coveted New England Motor Press Association’s (NEMPA) 2011 Winter Vehicle Award – Sedan/Wagon $25,000 to $35,000.

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

Dodge Charger is a great looking car with a high-quality interior. Add in its dedicated all-wheel-drive system, and the Charger feels like it was designed just for New England winters. Oh and by the way, it has a Hemi!”

-John Paul
Winter Vehicle Awards Team Leader—NEMPA

 

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

The New England Motor Press Association is unique among regional motor press groups. Its media members represent all six New England states, reaching one of the largest populations in America. These automotive writers and talk show hosts influence consumers who are in the market to buy cars and trucks to cope with the region’s punishing weather conditions.

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

The 2011 Dodge Chargers have already been arriving at Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Dealers, with the 2011 Dodge Charger R/T coming soon! The focus these last couple weeks has been on Dodge, but lets not forget about Jeep! The all new 2011  Jeep Grand Cherokee was also named the New England Winter Car of 2011. Just another award to add to the case for Jeep. To read more about the Winter Driving Awards, cehck out NEMPA’s Website.

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

2011 Dodge Charger R/T

I’ve also added in a short video of  Ralph Gilles introducing the new 2011 Dodge R/T Vehicles. To see more photos of the new Dodge R/T Vehicles, click on any of the images in the post. Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

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