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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!

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    • Free application now available for download from Apple® iTunes
    • New FIAT Source app offers touch-based experience showcasing 2012 Fiat 500 and an interactive catalog
    • Premiere Art & Design issue features galleries from four emerging artists, including an active graffiti artist, a 17-year old professional photographer, a painter and sculptor, and an illustrator
    • App available for download to Apple iPad users
    • Updated quarterly, FIAT Source to launch Fashion issue this fall
FIAT iPad App

FIAT iPad App

July 22, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The FIAT brand, continuing to engage customers in new and innovative ways, now puts even more electronic information at their fingertips with a free, new Apple® iPad application.

The “FIAT Source” touch-based application digitally showcases the new 2012 Fiat 500 vehicle line and is free to the public to download to their iPad device from iTunes. The premiere Art & Design issue features a gallery installment of four talented emerging artists that, like the FIAT brand, celebrate modern art, technology and design revival.

“The FIAT brand is dedicated to providing customers a unique, personalized brand experience, and the FIAT Source application is a modern way to do just that,” said Laura Soave, Head of FIAT Brand North America. “The FIAT Source app is another example of how we are better connecting with our Fiat 500 owners and fans, responding to their needs and interests and growing our relationship with them.”

FIAT iPad App

FIAT iPad App

FIAT Source Application Features

This new FIAT brand information app will include an interactive 2012 Fiat 500 vehicle catalog that displays detailed 360-degree images, colorizer, videos and product information, as well as an accessories customization function.

Designed to stay fresh, FIAT Source will feature additional chapters, new consumer lifestyle stories and iPad-specific interaction – such as a historical design timeline of the iconic Fiat 500 vehicle. Scheduled to renew quarterly, FIAT Source issues will include music, entertainment, fashion, travel and art. With unique wallpaper and personal sketch downloads, the app creates an iPad studio of engaging customized content that is exclusive to the FIAT brand experience.

Summer 2011 Issue: Art & Design

Continuing the FIAT Brand’s tie to artistic expression, the premiere FIAT Source issue highlights four emerging artists who create their work in uniquely different ways, including:

A Detroit-based graffiti artist and community member who started painting the streets when graffiti was nowhere to be found in the city. He has worked on many events with the FIAT Brand

A 17-year-old professional photographer who started her professional career in middle school. She also captured the 2012 Fiat 500 catalog’s lifestyle images

An emerging artist whose style has evolved from animation study, to line drawing, to computer scanning and illustration, to painting and sculpture. He was also the first artist to paint the Fiat 500 art car at the Motor Village of LA Studio grand opening

A member of Public School, an Austin-based collective comprised of designers, illustrators, and photographers – this artist prefers an ink pen and paper for sketching and has used his talents on one of the FIAT art cars

FIAT iPad App

FIAT iPad App

About the 2012 Fiat 500

With beautiful Italian styling, timeless functionality, fuel efficiency and innovative technology – the same attributes that made the original version an icon – the 2012 Fiat 500 is relevant for an entirely new generation of drivers.

The 2012 Fiat 500 offers high levels of safety, fuel economy, quality and advanced technology. With its city-friendly four-passenger size, engaging driving dynamics, all-new fuel-efficient 1.4-liter MultiAir® engine with eco:Drive™ Application, state-of-the-art TomTom® Navigation with BLUE&ME™ Handsfree Communication technology and seven standard air bags, the new Fiat 500 offers a driving and ownership experience unlike anything available today. This package is further enhanced with new quality and refinement adaptations for the U.S. market, including an all-new six-speed automatic transmission.

Every 2012 Fiat 500 includes FIAT FORWARD CARE™ – a standard four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, four years of unlimited roadside assistance and a three-year/36,000-mile maintenance program that includes wear-and-tear items.

The reintroduction of the FIAT brand in North America is led by the modern generation of the Fiat 500, now joined by the Fiat 500 Cabrio.

FIAT iPad App

FIAT iPad App

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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 430N (RHB) 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. This particular radio uses the exact same navigation system as the Garmin Nuvi, so if you’re familiar with one of those, you’re in luck! This should be a breeze!

The RHB radio can be found in many Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Vehicles, including but not limited to the Ram 1500Dodge DurangoJeep Grand Cherokee, and the all new Chrysler 200. See your local Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealer for more details.

Media Center 430 (REN)

Media Center 430 (REN)

If you’re having trouble identifying which Media Center radio you have in your vehicle, simply look for the three letter code in the bottom right corner of your radio, as seen on the Media Center 430 (REN) above.

Stay tuned because we will be doing more Brandl Media Minute Videos explaining more of the great things these radios can do! If you have any questions about how to operate your radio, or have suggestions on topics we should cover, send me an email at LT@BrandlMotors.com

Today I’m in the video spirit, so I present you with this week’s “Under the Pentastar,” as well as video from the SRT Experience we posted about last week.  Enjoy the videos!

The top stories from Chrysler Group LLC for the week of July 8, 2011

Stories include: Ram 1500 named by Edmonds.com as one of the consumer’s top vehicles for 2011, Chrysler Drive Experience, Chrysler 300 named top car for July and the SRT track experience.

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

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!

Take a look behind the scenes of  Chrysler Group‘s early and extensive testing and validation process for ease of use of the new UConnect advanced hands-free communication system. The system is currently in the Dodge Journey, Charger and the Chrysler 300. It offers users the opportunity to use their mobile devices wirelessly via bluetooth to make phone calls, stream music, and a host of other great features. Certain radios also offer navigation, as well as being able to control the climate inside of the vehicle! Check out the video above to see some of the extensive research and development that went into making the Uconnect radio system so user friendly.

2011 Dodge Journey with Uconnect 8.4

2011 Dodge Journey with Uconnect 8.4

Also, Brandl Motors has introduced a new video series called the “Brandl Media Minute” starring yours truly. We will be going through the finer points of how to operate some of the advanced systems found on today’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram vehicles. The first episode covers how to pair your bluetooth enabled phone with your Uconnect 8.4 Radio found in the 2011 Dodge Journey, Charger, and Chrysler 300. Check out the video below and let us know what you think!

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!

April 29, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Mopar®, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand, today served up 12 gift ideas for mom and mom’s ride.

“From safety kits to our industry-first Electronic Vehicle Tracking System, we have something for every Mopar mother out there. In addition, we offer more than 100,000 parts and accessories for Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, and Ram vehicles at our Mopar eStore where customers may simply order from their computer and have items shipped to their doorstep.”

Tricia Hecker
Head of Mopar Marketing

Following are Mopar’s 12 gift ideas for Mother’s Day:

For Moms Looking for Safety and Security Features:

Roadside Safety Kit

Roadside Safety Kit

1. Roadside Safety Kit: A valuable asset for any roadside emergency. Kit includes safety flashlight, fleece blanket, six-gauge jumper cables, safety triangle, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, pliers, two bungee cords and gloves. (Part No. 82211983, MSRP: $103.00)

Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS)

Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS)

2. Mopar Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): Time is of the essence when it comes to stolen-vehicle recovery. Mopar’s Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS) works 24/7 with nationwide coverage to keep track of your vehicle. This GPS-enabled real-time tracking system includes a $1,000 Theft Protection Warranty and is transferable. Optional upgrade plans provide Emergency Service Dispatch and OnCallTM on-board panic button. Features such as setting speed and distance parameters with text alerts, unlimited online tracking, and full concierge service are also offered. (MSRP: $459, Part No. 82212457)

For Moms on the Go:

Mopar Portable Navigation System

Mopar Portable Navigation System

3. Mopar Portable Navigation System: This Garmin nüvi® 3760T is an ultra-thin navigator with üRoute™ technology with trafficTrends™ and myTrends.™ Automatic self-learning, with arrival-time estimate. Features on the multi-touch dual-orientation 4.3-inch wide-screen glass display include lane assist with junction view, Bluetooth® wireless, FM lifetime traffic, pre-loaded street maps for North America, spoken street names, Where am I?, photo navigation, ecoRoute,™ pedestrian navigation options, and hands-free calling capabilities. (Part No. 82212492, MSRP: $399.00)

Uconnect WEB

Uconnect WEB

4. Uconnect™ WEB: Uconnect Web’s in-car router receives 3G broadband Internet, allowing passengers to surf the Web, social-network, look up directions, check e-mail, play online games, or download music. Works with any Wi-Fi-enabled device. No cell cards or software required. Subscription required; sold separately. (Part No. 82211856AB, MSRP: $499.00)

DVD Rear-Seat Video Headphones

DVD Rear-Seat Video Headphones

5. DVD Rear-Seat Video Headphones: Wireless headphones available for various DVD systems in a variety of makes and models. (Part numbers vary, MSRP: $69.00 – $149.00)

Slush Mats

Slush Mats

6. Slush Mats: Heavy-duty mats feature deep grooves that help prevent water, snow, and mud from spilling onto the floor. Available in a variety of vehicle interior colors. (Part numbers vary, MSRP: $43.00 – $162.00)

Sport Utility Bars

Sport Utility Bars

7. Sport Utility Bars: These heavy-duty bars increase a vehicle’s cargo capacity and accommodates all of Mopar’s sports and cargo carriers. (Part numbers vary, MSRP: $210 – $403)

Roof Box Cargo Carrier

Roof Box Cargo Carrier

8. Roof Box Cargo Carrier: Keeps cargo dry and secure. Tough, locking thermoplastic carrier features quarter turn installation and gas-cylinder opening system. Attaches to Sport Utility Bars. (Part umbers vary, MSRP: $516-532)

For Mom’s Looking for Luxury:

Katzkin Leather Interiors

Katzkin Leather Interiors

9. Katzkin Leather Interiors: Katzkin offers premium leather-trimmed packages with embroideries, piping, two-tones, suede and much more in many different colors. Ask your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram dealership for more information.

Premium Carpet Floor Mats

Premium Carpet Floor Mats

10. Premium Carpet Floor Mats: Plush carpet mats feature rubber-nibbed backing with driver-side retention to help keep them in place. Available in a variety of interior colors with a variety of vehicle or brand logos. (Part numbers vary, MSRP: $35.00 – $118.00)

Kicker® Premium Audio Systems

Kicker® Premium Audio Systems

11. Kicker® Premium Audio Systems: Speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers are designed specifically for each vehicle, maximizing the sound experience. KICKER parts install easily; just bolt and plug them in. No cutting or soldering required. See your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram dealership for more information.

Chrome Door Sill Guards

Chrome Door Sill Guards

12. Chrome Door Sill Guards: Add a touch of stainless steel style while protecting a vehicle’s interior door sills from scratches. Chrome Door Sill Guards are available in both non-illuminated and illuminated for a variety of vehicles with a variety of logos. (Part numbers vary, MSRP: $25.00 – $454.00)

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