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Jeep Grand Cherokee production-intent concept

Jeep Grand Cherokee production-intent concept

  • New production-intent vehicle boasts stunning exterior with distinct, aggressive flair
  • Jeep® connects with consumers to name model via online Jeep “Name My Ride” contest
  • Vehicle also on display at Washington (D.C.) Auto Show tomorrow
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee sales reach 127,744 units in the U.S. in 2011, up 51 percent vs. 2010
  • Jeep brand sales increase 153 percent in Texas in 2011; Grand Cherokee up 226 percent in Texas
  • Grand Cherokee most awarded SUV ever; named “SUV of Texas” in 2011 and 2010 Read the rest of this entry »
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Today we bring you another edition of the Brandl Media Minute. This week we’re working with a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland.  LT the Media Manager gives you the rundown on the the 730N Media Center Radio.

This radio is equipped with Sirius Traffic as well as Sirius Travel Link, which allows you to locate gas stations and check prices as you drive. But that’s not all it does! It can also check local and national weather, sports scores, ski reports and more!

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

Thanks to everyone that’s checked out the Brandl Media Minute so far! This is our 25th edition! Thanks again for checking out Chrysler Catchall!

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Arctic

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Arctic

The rivalry continues, but this year the crown goes to Jeep. According to an article posted on AutoNews.com, Jeep has narrowly outsold GMC for the first time in half a decade. There has always been a tendency to compare Jeep to GMC, as both brands offer only  SUV’s or trucks.  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.

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!

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!

“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.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Moparized for Moab

Jeep Grand Cherokee Moparized for Moab

October 26, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – A group of automotive journalists and elite athletes from a variety of sports gathered in Phoenix last week to choose the Active Lifestyle Vehicle (ALV) winners for 2012. The new 2012 Jeep® Wrangler captured the “Best Value Off-Road” award, while the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee earned top honors in the “Luxury Off-Road” category.

“Both the Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee beat out vehicles which had dominated their competitive segments for multiple seasons. The new, more powerful engine and the reconfigured cargo area make the Wrangler a very easy vehicle to live with on a daily basis, as well as a great choice for outdoor enthusiasts who like to get off the grid on the weekends. The tremendous improvements to the interior of the Grand Cherokee in terms of design, fit and finish, as well as the new engine were in my opinion both game changers. And of course, the Grand Cherokee remains capable of navigating the most extreme off-road trails.”

Nina Russin,
Automotive Journalist and ALV program founder

Moparized Jeep Wrangler

Moparized Jeep Wrangler

The ALV evaluations took into consideration overall vehicle design, engine power, fuel efficiency, and cargo capability. In the final tally, the athletes’ votes and those of the journalist jury panel each accounted for 50 percent.

Jeep vehicles offer the perfect blend of fun, performance and capability – and are built for any adventure – so Grand Cherokee and Wrangler were right at home in this unique competition. We are delighted to have earned awards in both the Value and Luxury categories with the two pillars of the Jeep brand.”

Mike Manley, President and CEO
Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty:  MW3 Special Edition

2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition

2012 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – becomes even more capable both on- and off-road for 2012, courtesy of an all-new, more fuel efficient and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine, and a new five-speed automatic transmission – both of which it shares with the award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Chrysler Group’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine – winner of the prestigious Ward’s 10 Best Engines award – delivers 285 horsepower (209 kW) and 260 (353 N•m) lb.-ft. of torque, while delivering up to 21 miles per gallon highway in the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The improvement, when compared to the previous 3.8-liter V-6 engine, is 40 percent in horsepower and 10 percent in torque.

Additionally, for refined shifting and greater performance, the Jeep Wrangler migrates from a four-speed to a new five-speed automatic transmission. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler also features the company’s first application of a manual transmission to the Pentastar V-6.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara interior

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara interior

Jeep continues to refine the successful Wrangler formula by combining legendary, benchmark capability with an interior that delivers rich styling with significantly upgraded touch surfaces, occupant comfort and versatility, and a premium appearance courtesy of a body color hard top for the popular Sahara and Rubicon models.

2012 Jeep Wrangler interior highlights include a recently redesigned instrument panel and storage areas with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials. A lockable console and upgraded door armrest areas boast comfortable touch points, while a redesigned center stack is easier to reach and operate. Heated, power mirrors are available, and drivers and passengers enjoy enhanced visibility courtesy of large rear windows.

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The all-new-for-2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee captured more than 30 awards, making it the most-awarded SUV ever. Grand Cherokee delivers premium on-road performance while maintaining the Jeep brand’s legendary four-wheel-drive, torque-on-demand two-speed transfer case and towing capability. It offers improved fuel economy (up to 23 miles per gallon), a driving range of more than 550 miles, superb on-road ride and handling, a world-class interior cabin, more than 45 safety and security features, and a variety of advanced technology features.

Contributing to Grand Cherokee’s class-leading capability is the combination of Jeep’s Quadra-Lift™ air suspension system and the Jeep Selec-Terrain™ traction control system that lets customers choose the 4×4 setting for the optimum driving experience on all terrains.

The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee is available with three 4×4 systems, and with either V-6 or V-8 powertrains.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Brand

Built on 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup includes Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all six Jeep models are sold outside North America – and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.

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!

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 70th Anniversary Edition

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 70th Anniversary Edition

October 24, 2011 1:02 AM- Jeep® brand, the company that created the SUV segment — decades before anyone heard of the term — and its sibling Dodge, did a little Texas two-step around other SUV manufacturers this weekend during the annual Texas Auto Writers Association’s Texas Truck Rodeo.

The Detroit-built 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee (above) defended its SUV of Texas honor.

Jeep Grand Cherokee has once again demonstrated its superior levels of performance, quality, interior craftsmanship, and reliability that make it an award-winning SUV,” said TAWA President Mike Herzing. “Grand Cherokee is clearly the SUV of Texas.”

Also for the second year in a row, Toledo, Ohio-made 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (below) was named the Mid-size SUV of Texas.

2012 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2012 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

New for 2011 is the TAWA Luxury of SUV of Texas award, won by the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit.

Not to be out-done by its siblings, the 2012 Dodge Durango (below), built at the same Detroit plant as the Grand Cherokee, earned an award:

“The 2012 Dodge Durango made quite an impression at this year’s TAWA Truck Rodeo,” Herzing said. “With its spacious and refined interior, impressive driving dynamics, and class-leading towing capability, it’s only fitting that the Dodge Durango is named the 2012 Full-Size SUV of Texas.”

2011 Dodge Durango Crew

2011 Dodge Durango Crew

This weekend, 57 TAWA members were given two days of on- and off-road evaluation time with a variety of vehicles from major auto manufacturers. Consideration was given to everything from exterior styling and off-road capability, to the vehicles’ overall utility, value and fuel efficiency. At the end of the two-day evluation, TAWA members voted for their top choices in number Texas Truck Rodeo categories.

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!

2011 Jeep Compass Hero

2011 Jeep Compass Hero

September 21, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Jeep® brand – a truly global icon in the automotive industry – is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.

As part of this month’s ‘Jeep Celebration’ in full swing at participating Jeep dealerships, consumers who purchase eligible Jeep brand models today through Sept. 26 can take advantage of a new $500 Bonus Cash promotion.

Eligible consumers who purchase a 2011 or 2012 Jeep model, except for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler and 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8, may be eligible for the $500 Bonus Cash.

The $500 Bonus Cash can be used in addition to most Customer Cash or attractive financing rates in effect during this period.

“The Jeep brand has plenty reason to celebrate. Our Grand Cherokee, all new in 2011, is the most awarded SUV ever, sales of every model in our Jeep lineup are up this year compared with the same period in 2010, and our Jeep Wrangler hit an all-time sales record in July.”

-Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales

2011 Jeep Liberty Jet

2011 Jeep Liberty Jet

In addition to the Bonus Cash promotion, qualified consumers who purchase a 2011 Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Liberty during September may be eligible for 0 percent financing for 60 months.

Qualified consumers who purchase a 2011 Jeep Compass or Jeep Patriot may be eligible for 2.9 percent financing for 60 months, and qualified consumers who purchase a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee may be eligible for 1.9 percent financing for 60 months.

In lieu of attractive financing rates, consumers who purchase any 2011 Jeep model may be eligible for Customer Cash up to $3,000 during September.

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!

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

2011 Chrysler Town & Country


August 25, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Chrysler brand has been named the Most Ideal Popular Brand in AutoPacific’s 2011 Ideal Vehicle Awards based on owners’ ratings of their 2011 cars and trucks.

Additionally, three Chrysler Group vehicles, Dodge Challenger, Jeep® Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Town & Country, were named Most Ideal Sports Car, Most Ideal Mid-size SUV and Most Ideal Minivan in their respective classes.

 

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

 

“It’s an honor for the Chrysler brand to be recognized by AutoPacific. Recognition by the customers who buy and evaluate our vehicles proves we take consumer input very seriously in all the vehicles we design and build at Chrysler.”

-Olivier Francois
President and Chief Executive Officer
Chrysler Brand

The Ideal Vehicle Awards are based on owner ratings of 15 key attributes of their 2011 vehicles. Measures evaluated by customers include power and acceleration, ride and handling, interior roominess and cargo space. More than 72,000 vehicle owners were surveyed by AutoPacific and were asked if they would change characteristics of their vehicles.

Cars and trucks with the least amount of changes are recognized as most ideal.

 

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8

 

“Ideal Vehicle Award winners deliver the most of what consumers are really looking for in their vehicles. Shoppers can use the Ideal Vehicle Awards as a benchmark for vehicles that are designed and built with customers in mind.”

-George Peterson
President of AutoPacific

Buyers of the 2011 Dodge Challenger, which took top honors as the Ideal Vehicle for Sporty Cars, won with owners liking its exterior size, cargo room and seat comfort. Challenger, equipped with a new Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine that pushes out 305 horsepower, is a favorite among the sporty group, which lists power among the top attributes they want in sporty vehicles. For 2011, Challenger also includes a 5.7- or 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine.

 

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392-Green with Envy

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392-Green with Envy

 

 

 

 

Jeep Grand Cherokee, also new for 2011, claimed top honors with owners complimenting the seat comfort, ride, exterior size and exterior styling. The newest Jeep Grand Cherokee features an all-new Quadra-Lift air suspension system and a new Selec-Terrain system, which enables the driver to choose the drive system that best matches on- or off-road driving conditions.

Chrysler Town & Country, the most Ideal Minivan in the study, benefitted in 2011 with a brand new interior, new powertrain with available all-wheel drive and more than 40 standard safety features, including ParkView rear back-up camera, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection. For passengers, Uconnect Web transforms the minivan into a hot spot for Internet access, making the Town & Country the ultimate family vehicle.

 

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

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.

 

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

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