Posts Tagged ‘Chrysler Group LLC’

Mopar Chrysler 300: The Elegant Dark Treatment.1

The automobile parts and service arm of Chrysler Group LLC, Mopar, is celebrating its 75th year of existence in the car tuning industry. As part of their grand celebration, Mopar has released customized products such as the Mopar-influenced Chrysler 200 Super S as well as the Dodge Charger Redline. The revelation was held at the Detroit Auto Show. According to Mopar, these two special editions are considered gift to themselves, for being strong in the industry for 75 years. In addition to the aforementioned “gifts” is a Chrysler 300 limited edition, which was specially built from the exclusive parts of Mopar.
The special and limited edition Chrysler 300 has a theme of black and blue this year. Car tuning enthusiasts and Chrysler fans are not new to this theme because it already appeared at the Mopar 2010 Dodge Challenger as well as in Mopar 2011 Charger. But the idea of applying both of these fully on a Chrysler is a new innovation. Undoubtedly, this theme suits the Chrysler 300 and it gave more elegance as well as opulent image to the car. The other visual upgrades that the Chrysler 300 received are kept elusive yet classy. The influence of the Mopar 2010 Dodger in terms of bold graphics, hood scoops, and spoilers are modified in this model. Instead of getting a direct influence from it, the Chrysler 300 gets “Mopar Blue” thin stripes in the belt line and continues its way down to scoop-free hood.

Chrysler brings plug-in hybrid Dodge 1500’s to Detroit DOE

Chrysler has announced plans of delivering ten plug-in hybrid Dodge 1500’s to Department of Energy of Detroit. This is in accordance to The Big Three’s goal of building pick-up trucks that will turn construction guys go wild. While the Big Three have been experiencing some kind of troubles over the past years, they managed to keep sane over what’s happening in the industry. 
While is also true that many members of the trucking community dispel the idea of turning in hybrid technology to the beloved go-to-workhorse, Chrysler is not giving up hope and isn’t buying the said idea and thinks these guys will soon have open minds with hybrid type trucks.
Chrysler senior manager for advanced hybrid vehicles projects, Abdullah Bazzi disclosed that cities have been carefully selected by Chrysler Group LLC to help in collecting wide range of data and so far have distributed a total of more than 100 test vehicles in these different US cities in gathering data for market research.
Chrysler promptly added that this plan is strictly a test program and there’s still no plan for production version of the trucks in the future but the trucks will be test driven to evaluate the factors that may help out the company for future use.
The test program plans to test the charging performance, city drive cycles, fuel efficiency and the much contested real-world performance. Chrysler also added that although only a hybrid technology test program, the truck will not be less of a punch. These trucks have the options to run in four or two wheel drive for that fuel efficiency factor and they also have Hemi 5.7 under their hood. It makes the hybrid truck as the one to watch for the coming years.
The project is jointly funded by Chrysler and the Department of Energy and at the same time have a joint venture in developing a same fleet of 25 PHEV Town& County mini vans. Chrysler has high hopes that these hybrid trucks will be met with more open and unbiased evaluation from the trucking community.
Chrysler will start the project soon and will release statement pertaining to the data that has been gathered and generated by the test drive. Meanwhile it is encouraging other US cities to take part and participate to make the project accessible and encouraging to truckers who in the near future will have positive outlook for hybrid technology for this tough workhorse.

Watch out for the Most Luxurious and Fuel-Efficient Chrysler 300 2012

Saad Chehab, President and CEO of Chrysler Brand and Chrysler Group LLC proudly announced last December 27,2011 the coming of all new Chrysler 300 Luxury Series Sedan 2012 which would be according to him the most deluxe and fuel-efficient car for 2012. The ever-efficient Chrysler 300 luxury series is the Chrysler flagship and Chrysler 300 2012 now combines ultra-premium leather with world-class sharpness, safety, connectivity features which are all state of the art compare to other luxury cars. He also added that Chrysler 300 2012 has an eight-speed automatic transmission made more robust with Pentastar V-6 engine.
Speaking for Chrysler, Saad Chehab exclaimed that Chrysler 300 Luxury Edition is more than being their flagship car but also their trophy for the tireless majority and a car designed and built to meet even the most discriminating expectations.
The Chrysler’s big boss described Chrysler 300 luxury Edition 2012 as a car delivering an extreme combination of intense craftsmanship, technology, style and the ultimate best in-class fuel economy at 31 mpg. He also added that Chrysler flagship would expand its lineups with fuel-efficient V-6 engine option on top of Chrysler 300C luxury Series sedan’s 363 horsepower 5.7 liter HEMI V-8 engine complete with Fuel Saver Technology.
Chrysler is very animated in saying that Chrysler 300 and Chrysler 300C is the most highly selected sedan they have ever offered. Both series have a world-class luxury and very impressive styling including all premium amenities and exclusive interior and exterior designs and features.
Chrysler 300 sedan series 2012 vows to have passengers experience world-class level of smartness courtesy of the tiny and evenly-spaced ratios that provide faster acceleration and uninterrupted shift.  Chrysler 300 2012 will deliver up to 17% fuel saving enhancing the previous Chrysler’s generation with most advanced AWD system to ensure the highest rate for efficiency and all- weather traction.
The sedan series will most probably arrive at Chrysler dealerships around the first quarter of 2012. Chrysler at the same time gave a glimpse of Manufacturer’s SRP inclusive of $825 destination. The prices are as follows: Chrysler 300 Luxury Series (RWD) $40,145, Chrysler Sedan Series (AWD)$42,495, Chrysler 300C Luxury Series (RWD) $42,885 and Chrysler 300C Series (AWD) at $45,245
With Chrysler AWD system both for V-6 and V-8 engines, Chrysler 300 2012 has the only combination of active transfer case and the exclusive front-axle disconnect system which can never be seen in any other car models. In addition to this, Chrysler is mighty proud of no driver intervention in RWD and AWD transition. Summing it up, Saab Chehab predicts Chrysler 300 sedan series will continue to be the fun-to-drive car with high performance for 2012.