FCA Develops New Aluminum Alloys for Turbo Engines

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Watch for an all-new turbocharged four-cylinder engine the next time you go shopping for a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) vehicle. “Why” you ask? As of July 2nd, FCA has announced its partnership with lightweight Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts supplier Nemak and Tennessee’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory surrounding their development of a new aluminum alloy for turbocharged engines.

Due to a major challenge the FCA Group has faced is cylinder heads breaking from the intense heat generated during an engine’s combustion cycle, especially when faced with higher compression ratios and increased pressure that creates more power, efficiency, and heat! Today many aluminum heads are created from aluminum alloy 319 or 356 that becomes increasingly delicate once their temperatures reach above 200 degrees Celsius (392℉). This new alloy creation, from Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and casting supplier Nemak, referred to as either 16HT or ACMZ, can sustain temperatures up to 300 degrees Celsius (572 ℉). Silicon found in some aluminum alloys will be replaced with copper – a combination that has been surprisingly successful, because of the previously high potential for copper to crack after the casting is applied.

“When we focused on copper, other people in the industry almost laughed us off, saying we’d never be able to cast that…We knew there was competition, including other teams working at Oak Ridge National Labs, but we outperformed everyone on this.”  – Gregg Black, senior manager of advanced powertrain engineering at FCA, in a company blog post.

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In order to produce simulations for the metal cooling process, Oak Ridge National Laboratory volunteered their Titan supercomputer – ranked as the third most-powerful supercomputer in the US and seventh in the world. After testing more than 100 cylinder heads with identical structures to those of the FCA Group offerings, Nemak and FCA were able to narrow down the new alloy recipes down to just seven options. Engineers could now be allowed to modernize the cylinder head designs, due to the 16HT/ACMZ alloys, by narrowing the “bridge” areas between the valves. These include the areas of metal between the valves, the spark plug, and direct fuel injector. By narrowing the bridges, the larger valves are given more room which allows the engineers to have the flexibility, balance of performance, and efficiency while modifying an engine.

However, everything comes at a price. According to FCA, these all-new aluminum heads are estimated to cost just 7 percent more than the 319/356 aluminum heads. Additionally, its production does not require new manufacturing techniques, which saves extra steps in the post-casting heat treatment. Unfortunately, consumers still have a few years before a 16HT/ACMZ aluminum head makes its much anticipated debut.

“We just getting started on the process to create a design now that we have a material that will work…We feel like we really have a tiger by the tail.  –  Black.

Looking to test drive an all-new Chrysler vehicle? Stop by the Miami Lakes Automall located in Miami Lakes, FL and check out our latest 2018 inventory. You can also visit our website for more information. Also, don’t forget to stay updated with the latest FCA news on our social media. We look forward to hearing from you!   

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Apple Make Sweet Music

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Ya’ll ready for some summer love? Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has started its 2018 Edition of FCA’s summer advertising campaign. With a focus on several FCA brands, Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram, and FIAT, commercials will be airing on various media channels, digital and TV, to promote these brands and select vehicles. In partnership with the technological giant Apple, FCA and Apple will be working together to also promote Apple CarPlay and the “Apple Experience” with the summer advertising campaign, set to feature ten music artists across multiple labels, including a Jeep brand collaboration with multi platinum, Grammy®-nominated band OneRepublic (Interscope Records) to launch the sixth Summer of Jeep campaign.

“FCA offers an incredible Apple experience, giving consumers the ability to enjoy Apple Music’s catalog of 45 million songs and to listen with premium BeatsAudio sound, in addition to all the features that come with CarPlay. This collaboration inspired us to leverage the strength and identity of each of our individual brands…Additionally, as the only automaker to now offer branded playlists on Apple Music, this allows us to provide increased relevance to targeted audiences.” – said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, FCA.

The “Apple Experience” is an offer the FCA started in June 2018 that would give new consumers a chance to get Apple Music for free. Customers in the U.S. and Canada would get six months of Apple Music free if they were new Apple Music users and three months free if they were existing customers with the purchase of any new Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Jeep or Ram vehicle with standard Apple CarPlay support. It should go without saying that all of these ads will be showing off Apple CarPlay functionality, although Google Android Auto will most likely also be standard if Apple CarPlay is.

Of the ten music artists being featured, those who have music featured in the commercials are OneRepublic, Alice Cooper, Brothers Osborne, Dej Loaf & Leon, and Nicky Blitz. Other music artists, such as Sofia Reyes, Dave Cobb, Gus Wenner, and Kathryn Hahn also worked together with the above artists to make curated playlists for the Summer of Jeep campaign, now available on Apple Music. The main focus for FCA though, is OneRepublic with Interscope Records.

“With this new campaign, Interscope continues our relationship with the FCA-crafting campaigns that speak to the power of music…Our diverse roster and FCA’s respect for the magic of artistry and the creative process are evident in the new Summer of Jeep spot featuring OneRepublic.” – said Steve Berman, Vice Chairman Interscope Geffen A&M Records.

You can watch some of the videos for the Summer of Jeep campaign below.

Playing in the background of the Jeep Brand commercial, “Sold Out”, is the new single from OneRepublic, “Connection”. Featured in this commercial is the redesigned Jeep Cherokee and the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL.

“Under My Wheels” by Alice Cooper will be playing behind the Dodge brand commercial,”The Rider”. With a taste for high-octane speed, the Dodge Durango SRT is featured in this commercial.

The Brothers Osborne and their new track “While You Still Can” plays in the background of the “Support the Port” commercial, showing off how the Ram 1500 helps the brothers in their project to renovate the Historic Theatre in Port Saint Joe, Florida.

Looking for your own Jeep, Dodge, Ram, or Chrysler vehicle? We have plenty at Aventura CJDR.

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Is the FCA Locked into Autonomous Driving?

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Soon after Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced their five-year plans, many noticed there was a much larger focus on the expansion of the Jeep® brand and alternative fuel sources. Although the auto market has been shifting towards hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles in recent years, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has only dipped their toes in with the unsuccessful Fiat 500e and very successful Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. The popular plug-in hybrid minivan has also had a large role to play with the once Google-owned project, the self-driving autonomous vehicle, the Waymo. We see even greater potential in the autonomous market before its saturated with every auto brand that makes vehicles with a GPS system and a camera.

The first self-driving autonomous vehicle to make a large impact on the auto industry was the self-driving Waymo vehicle, a modified Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. Redesigned with the latest generation of custom-built radar, LiDAR, vision systems, and an all-new AI computer platform for safe operations. The vehicle is driving itself after all, so it needs the most up-to-date tech and software available.

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How Chrysler Changed the Minivan Game

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It should come as no surprise that the success of the Chrysler Pacifica lead to Chrysler having ideas about how to expand their widely popular minivan. Ideas were floating around about enhancing the vehicle with further upgrades and amenities. They only needed to keep pushing the boundaries of what customers wanted.

Families had already fallen in love with all the great features, like the popular Stow ‘n Go seating and the Uconnect system, that were added to the Chrysler Pacifica. After the Pacifica’s debut, the Chrysler brand saw sales of nearly 63,000 vehicles sold in the first year. Competing with the likes of the Honda Odyssey, Dodge Grand Caravan and the Kia Sedona was only going to get harder with more time on the market.

Popularity fades for vehicles and their shelf life is only as good as the speed at which new features and benefits can be added. Luckily for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the auto group that encompasses Chrysler and many other brands, their forward thinking and innovation continued. The idea to not stop producing quality products didn’t end with the popular Pacifica model. For a brand like Chrysler that only has two vehicles being sold, the Chrysler 300 and Chrysler Pacifica, there was a need to find something special.

Rather than craft a new vehicle altogether, Chrysler went a different route. The entire minivan market was missing one large ingredient in its segment. The hybrid minivan. And Chrysler changed the game with the release of their new flagship Pacifica plug-in hybrid. Thus becoming the first hybrid minivan ever made in America.

Success Strikes Again

Chrysler has been around for nearly one hundred years thanks to innovation and a commitment to excellence. Most recently, Waymo, a company that produces autonomous technology for vehicles, agreed to purchase 63,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid models. The hope is to develop completely human-less driving, aka autonomous, in a retail vehicle capacity. Imagine buying a car you never drive; that’s the goal Waymo is working to develop and make a reality.

If you’re looking for how the future will look like, it starts with vehicles as popular and powerful as the current Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and extends to the remarkable technology that companies like Waymo are putting into an already innovative minivan. The future of driving will change a lot once these products hit the road. But what does that mean for Chrysler?

What Does the Future Hold For Chrysler?

Most recently, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne announced plans to grow other brands under the umbrella that FCA produces. With the focus on expanding other brands like Jeep and Ram, Chrysler hasn’t gotten the same news. Luckily for Chrysler fans, the innovation tied to the brand has kept this company popular since 1925, the first year Chrysler went into business.

The founder of the company, Walter Chrysler, would be proud of the latest and greatest minivan on the market today. The hybrid powertrain provides drivers up to 33 miles of battery life driving before switching to gasoline in the revised, powerful 3.6-Liter Pentastar engine. This allows the Chrysler Pacifica to stand out among all the rest of the crop in the minivan market.

Remarkably, the best part about this ingenious idea to craft a hybrid minivan was making charging easy and fast. With a 240-volt charger, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid can be fully charged in about two whole hours. If you want to use a regular outlet to charge your Pacifica Hybrid, just leave it charging overnight and you’ll be good to go.

Come To Miami Lakes Automall To Drive Chrysler

If you’re currently hoping to drive a new vehicle, we’re your most knowledgeable destination to buy, lease, trade-in or sell a vehicle and go home with something fresh. Our line-up includes the new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and we can’t wait to show it off for you.

If you’re in need of an appointment at our service center, our staff can help you out with a simple appointment you can make right here. Let us cater to your needs and we’ll suggest any maintenance required down the road. Providing your vehicle with top performance, safety and driving ability is our goal along with your happiness. Stop in to see what we’re capable of at Miami Lakes Automall!

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Love Music? FCA Offering Free 1-year subscription to Apple Music

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Apple and FCA have collaborate to offer car buyers a great new benefit. New Jeep, Ram, Chrysler and Dodge vehicles equipped with Apple CarPlay technology will now include a free year long subscription to Apple Music. All of those brands are available at Miami Lakes Automall, so if you love music and you want access to unlimited listening of more than 42,000,000 songs for an entire year, come check out our selection of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles.

In addition to offering users access to more than 42,000,000 songs for free, FCA and Apple partnered up to create new playlists for specific FCA models.

Chrysler Playlists:

  • Kid Jams 4 The Fam: A new spin on children’s tunes that’ll bring out the kid in you
  • Carpool Sanity: Chill music for morning madness
  • Adult Ears Only: May contain grown-up words
  • Date Night: No Kids. All Romance.

Dodge Playlists:

  • Leah Pritchett Jams: Hip-hop that gets Leah pumped
  • Pack Leader: Current hits stripped from popular music videos starring Dodge
  • Get Revved Up: Blood-pumping music for all your burnout needs
  • Classic Muscle: Tunes for everyday cruising

Jeep Brand Playlists:

  • Off-Road Jams: Heart-pounding songs for your extreme off-road excursions
  • #JeepHairDon’tCare: Groovy tunes to get you ready for the week
  • Throwback Road Trip: Classic songs that fuel good memories for miles
  • Top’s Off Hip-Hop: Current hip-hop hits to amp up your drive

Ram Playlists:

  • CMT’s Finest: Our favorite winners and nominees from country’s biggest night
  • Country Fusion: Genre-bending artists and songs push the sound of country music
  • Ram Jams: Our favorite Ram artists mixed with some of modern country’s finest
  • Ram Rising: Buzzed-about country artists take center stage

In addition to the accessibility to music, FCA vehicles are available with other fantastic entertainment options. A few FCA models are available with rear seat dual-screen entertainment systems, which allow backseat passengers to watch movies, TV or play games. FCA vehicles also feature Uconnect systems, which is FCA’s brand of infotainment system. Uconnect provides access to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth voice command and a variety of convenient apps. Finally, FCA offers phenomenal sound systems, including Harman Kardon systems and BeatsAudio.

Want to see what it’s like inside of an FCA vehicle? Come by Miami Lakes Automall to check out our selection of FCA vehicles. Our building is brand new and we have all of the newest models available.

 

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FCA’s Future Plans Look Bright for Jeep and Ram

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 Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) has been riding some recent highs to start this summer along with upcoming plans to announce a new CEO. News just broke about Wayco, a company that helps create autonomous vehicles, purchasing 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans with the hope of having retail autonomous vehicles by 2023. Not only has their choice for their autonomous vehicle, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica a smart choice, critics and fans agree.

 The Chrysler Pacifica has been awarded many accolades this year, like winning Cars.com’s “Family Car of the Year” award for the second year in a row, but other brands under the FCA umbrella have seen surges of sales increase from last year to this year, such as the Jeep brand.

 The Next CEO of FCA

 FCA’s CEO Sergio Marchionne is set to retire after this year and the next CEO has not been announced. Speculation has pointed to a few names that could serve as Marchionne’s replacement. Mike Manley has been with the company since 2000 first serving as a director in the United Kingdom, he then became CEO of the Jeep brand in 2009, then moved to become CEO of Ram in 2015. This move would make the most sense as both brands are popular and expected to continue to grow apart of the FCA umbrella.

 Alfredo Altavilla, current Chief Operating Officer for Europe, Africa and Middle East and a head of business development for FCA, has been another contender to take over as FCA CEO. Having been with the company since 1990, he’s been able to witness the expansion over into multiple European markets and has the ear of Marchionne.

 The final name in contention to become the next CEO is current Chief Financial Officer of Systems and Castings, Richard Palmer. He’s been linked to Marchionne as someone trusted and knowledgeable to handle the role. Palmer has been with FCA since 2003, first joining the company after leaving as CFO of robotics manufacturer Comau. There’s only rumors as to who will succeed the current CEO, but the future for FCA is up for grabs for these candidates.

Marchionne’s run as CEO started when Chrysler was dealing with financial complications and Fiat wasn’t doing as well as it is today. With the auto industry changing, FCA will look to continue expanding their brands with a fresh approach to car building, adding to the already incredible legacy that their combined flagship brands hold. From Jeep to Chrysler to Ram, Dodge and Fiat, there’s been consistent growth since the great financial recession of the previous decade.

 New Changes Coming For FCA Brands

 Most recently, Marchionne announced a plan to create and grow the mid-size pickup for the Ram brand, while decreasing the size of the Fiat lineup. Ram wants to significantly upgrade the technology of their existing heavy-duty lineup. Fiat has new plans to have a fully electric lineup in their 500 family vehicles.

 Find the Latest Ram, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge Vehicles All at One Place

 Our professional staff is ready to help you buy, lease, sell or trade-in your vehicle and receive an excellent deal on. If you’re in need of vehicle repairs, our service team is helpful and knowledgeable about what steps we can take to improve your current vehicle.

From everything to the latest new vehicles to over 400 pre-owned vehicles that you might not believe are actually pre-owned, Miami Lakes Automall has everything you’d hope for in a dealership. We look forward to providing you that wonderful car buying experience you’re hoping for. Come by for a test drive and we’ll see you soon!

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3.6-Liter Pentastar Engine + The FCA Models That Have It

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Every vehicle that is equipped with a 3.6-Liter Pentastar engine is backed with a strong, durable engine. Trusted enough to be placed into many vehicles produced by FCA, let’s go over the various vehicles that contain this uniquely powerful 3.6-Liter Pentastar engine.

The biggest reason for the success of the 3.6-Liter Pentastar engine is impeccable craftsmanship and brilliant engineering. As a strong V6 engine that generates up to 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, the 3.6-Liter Pentastar was first introduced in 2011 and still running strong, the engine’s open deck design with an intake air system allows for increased air flow.

Which Vehicles Use the Powerful Pentastar?

You can find this remarkable engine in numerous new 2018 vehicles and recently released 2019 models, like the 2019 Ram 1500. The new 2019 Ram 1500 is available with the 3.6-Liter Pentastar V6 engine, which now features Ram’s new mild-hybrid system that provides a boost in off-the-line power. With standard TorqueFlight eight-speed transmission, this is one vehicle that has made fans of many drivers around the world and will continue to impress thanks in large part to the powertrain.

Dodge Vehicles Carry The Pentastar

Dodge knows the 3.6-Liter Pentastar engine is a wonderful engine and as a result, it is the base engine for many of their 2018 and 2019 models. We’ll go over all of the various vehicles that supply this uniquely strong powertrain.

The latest and powerful 2018 Dodge Durango is an SUV that supplies drivers with a strong towing capacity of 6,200 pounds and can carry 7 passengers easily all thanks to the strength of the 3.6-Liter Pentastar engine. Something unique about the 3.6L engine on the Dodge Durango is the variable valve lift system with new fuel injectors and new ignition coils. These parts are tied to the variable valve timing system that helps reduce internal friction and lower the weight of the engine to provide better gas mileage and efficiency.

Dodge has placed the Pentastar engine in the 2018 Dodge Charger, setting up drivers for steady performance with every ride. The 2018 Dodge Challenger also carries the 3.6-Liter Pentastar engine as the standard base model engine. Plenty of FCA vehicles use the 3.6-Liter Pentastar as their main or top-tier engine, but for the Dodge Charger and Challenger, it’s only their base engine. There’s some wicked powerful engines in the Dodge muscle line-up and the Pentastar is one of them.

Other FCA Vehicles With the Pentastar

One vehicle that comes complete is the 2018 Chrysler 300, which every model includes the 3.6-Liter Pentastar, unless drivers opt for the 5.7-Liter V8 engine option. The 3.6-Liter Pentastar engine has been apart of this vehicle since 2011, along with the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica. Chrysler, making a name for itself for being a brand that ties elegance with a price that makes their vehicles just as accessible as they are iconic. Both of these Chrysler vehicles carry the upgraded Pentastar engine that’s used in the aforementioned Dodge Durango.

The 3.6L engine can also be found in the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. Jeep is known for adventure and both the Grand Cherokee and Wrangler JL have the amenities to make off road traveling a possibility. The 3.6-Liter Pentastar engine makes both vehicles reliable in a variety of settings.

Miami Lakes Automall Has Plenty of Options

Miami Lakes Automall makes it easy for customers to find what they want and our professional team is happy to show off our entire lineup. From our new to our pre-owned vehicles, there’s a large selection. If you’re looking for pricing options to allow you to buy what you want, our financing team can support you for any buying or leasing needs. If you need to sell or trade-in your current vehicle, that’s all possible at Miami Lakes Automall, too.

Our team is ready to help make your summer more fun with these vehicles that provide an amazing experience. Just come in for a test-drive to see what you can end up with. From our professional sales team to our entire staff at Miami Lakes Automall, we welcome you to our business with pleasure. Located at 16600 NW 57th Ave in Miami Lakes, Florida. We’re open seven days a week across our sales, service and parts departments to better serve you.

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Why the Chrysler Pacifica Is Ideal for Summer

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With all the vehicles on the road for you to choose from for your family, wouldn’t you want to go with the only vehicle named “Family Car of the Year” by Cars.com? Not only did the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica win this award once, it’s currently a back-to-back winner since its inception in 2017. This summer will be rewarding for your family, but you don’t have to imagine how it could get even better. Just find your way over to Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram today and take one for a spin.

What Makes The Chrysler Pacifica an Amazing Vehicle?

Is your current vehicle lacking space for cargo and extra passengers? Step into the spacious Chrysler Pacifica to see and feel the difference a premium minivan provides you. Not just innovative, (we’ll get to that later) the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica has Stow ‘n Go seating and it makes it easy for users to change up seating configurations to make room for large cargo.

From the base model, the Pacifica LX, through the high end trim, Pacifica Limited, second-row Stow ‘n Go seating is standard. Easy Tilt Third-Row Access provides easy access to the back-row seats. Make your cargo storage grow within seconds with these great features to allow for your trips to get started faster with less hassle. Finding room for passengers and cargo has never been easier than it is with the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica.

What Else Can the Chrysler Pacifica Provide?

Innovative features are part of the reason the Chrysler Pacifica was J. D. Power’s “Highest Ranked Minivan in Initial Quality” in 2017 and was named a Consumer Digest’s Best Buy for two years. With the Chrysler Pacifica LX listed for only $29,795 MSRP (plus destination fee), tons of consumers can afford to experience one of the best vehicles on the market.

Power-sliding side doors and a power liftgate come as standard features to make life easier. There’s also a three-zone automatic temperature control to keep all passengers cool and comfortable no matter where they are seated in the vehicle. Remote vehicle start is also standard with the Chrysler Pacifica Touring Plus, which begins at $32,595 MSRP (plus destination fee).

Summer Trips Just Got Way More Entertaining

Dual 10.1-inch touchscreens anyone? The available Uconnect Theater package makes the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica perfect for kids and guests seated in the back. Wireless streaming? You get that with the Uconnect Theater package along with an 8.4-Inch touchscreen to guide the driver with navigation abilities, Bluetooth streaming audio and integrated Uconnect Voice command, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto all make it easy to focus on the road ahead.

You can easily turn your minivan into a club like atmosphere with the wonderful sounds provided by a 13-Speaker Alpine Audio System, all included with the Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus and Pacifica Limited trims.

Chrysler Pacifica Touring L Plus is just $38,695 and includes the Uconnect Theater package, Eight-Way Power Driver Seat with four-way power lumbar adjustment, plus heated steering wheel and heated second-row seats as well.

For those who want to spare no expense and only want the best, the Chrysler Pacifica Limited trim adds every feature you’ve read so far, and includes the Tri-Pane Panoramic Sunroof and ventilated front seats with premium Nappa leather-trimmed seats. You can just feel the comfort already. Now what if you or your kids make a mess? Just use the Stow ‘n Vac, a vacuum that makes cleaning easy anywhere you go. The entire experience of owning a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica makes it so you can go anywhere with the family and keep them happy and see the sights of the journey, dance, stream videos and ride in comfort the whole way.

Owning a Chrysler Pacifica is Easier Than You Think

Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is ready to help you test-drive your very own Chrysler Pacifica. Our friendly staff is here to help you with any buying, selling or trade-in vehicle you currently have. Our knowledgeable staff is highly trained and wants to ensure your experience is wonderful. Even if you haven’t shopped with us, we can help you maintain and raise the value of your current vehicle with a simple appointment we’ll take care of your vehicle in timely fashion.

Trust your friends at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram to ensure you have a wonderful car buying experience the whole way through. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

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The History of Chrysler

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The history of Chrysler dates back nearly a hundred years. On June 6, 1925 in Michigan, Walter Chrysler founded the Chrysler Corporation from what was left of the Maxwell Motor Company. The company manufactured a vehicle simply called the Chrysler. The 1924 Chrysler was a 6-cylinder automobile and it was generally viewed as a well made product that was also affordable. This was a truly smart move to separate itself as a brand capable of giving the public a technologically advanced vehicle with an attractive price (less than $2,000) making an instant wave of buyers choose Chrysler selling 32,00 units in a single year.

In 1928, Chrysler bought the Dodge Brothers, a successful automotive group, and the company continued growing from there. Walter Chrysler was named Time magazine’s Man of the Year in 1928. The iconic vehicles and attention on brand grew with each year and continued with the creation of the Chrysler Building, a 77 story building made in New York City that served as the highest building in the world for a years at the time of completion.

Chrysler Innovation lead to the 1934 Chrysler Airflow, the first vehicle built in Detroit with the use of a wind tunnel. Walter Chrysler died in 1940, but his company was still growing into one of the most successful brands in the world. By the mid-1950s Chrysler announced the first production electronic fuel injection as an option.

The 1960s saw the boom of American muscle vehicles as Chrysler had its own muscle vehicle take center stage with the 1968 Plymouth Road Runner that Richard Petty, one of NASCAR’s biggest icons, drove to win the 1970 Nascar Championship. Lee Iacocca took over as president and helped reinvent the brand and helped Chrysler rise to prominence after Chrysler experienced some rough sale years. In 1984, Chrysler introduced the first minivan to the public and transformed the auto industry with this key addition to the automotive market. Lee Iaccoca was chairman of the board of the Chrysler Corporation from 1979 to 1992.

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In more recent times, the iconic Chrysler 300C was introduced in 2000 as well as the successful PT Cruiser, which was produced for 11 years. In 2015, the all-new Chrysler 200 was introduced as well as the slogan, “America’s Import,” which was a reminder that Chrysler makes their vehicles in America.

Chrysler was founded on the ideal that class would meet a higher standard of vehicle, both in the interior and under the hood.There’s a good chance you’ve seen Chrysler as exactly that; an elegant vehicle that you don’t view as a grossly expensive with out of reach pricing.

How Far Has Chrysler Come?

Take a look at the 2018 Chrysler 300. There’s something about entering this vehicle that owners love and appreciate every time. A bold performance sedan that was crafted without compromise, the Chrysler 300 has standard premium bucket seating, and an available 363-horsepower 5.7-Liter HEMI V8 engine that has a fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The vehicle also has an innovative infotainment system called Uconnect that helps makes it possible for users to integrate their smartphone with their built-in infotainment system.

The best minivans on the market, the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, has placed Chrysler atop the competition with an innovative, modern interior and high tech features inside and out to make your experience easy. The new 2018 Chrysler Pacifica was named as the “Family Car of the Year” by Cars.com for the second year-in-a-row and in 2017 it was the Highest in Initial Quality in the minivan segment of the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study. These aren’t just facts, these are reasons to experience how Chrysler keeps rewarding customers with vehicles that stand out.

The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid provides a 33-mile electric range as a fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid, the only one of its kind in the minivan market today. Beginning at an affordable price of $39,995 MSRP (plus destination fee) and providing seating for up to 7 people, this is a vehicle that makes every road trip easy and day-to-day traveling a breeze with integrated Uconnect Voice Command, Bluetooth streaming audio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Where To Find Your New Chrysler

Miami Lakes Automall is your place to find out where the history of Chrysler has lead to. We’re proud to showcase the latest 2018 Chrysler vehicles. Stop by for a test-drive on any of new vehicles or pre-owned vehicles.

If you’re experiencing any car problems on your current vehicle, we want to make sure you’re back on the road fast with our experienced servicing staff. With an appointment, our service team can help your vehicle problems can be solved. Look no further than Miami Lakes Automall.

 

 

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Questions and Answers About the Chrysler Pacifica and Available Trims

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The Chrysler Pacifica is an award-winning minivan that has impressed everyone from parents to business owners to bands use it to get to various gigs. The van has a ton of excellent features, and its available in several trims, so people often have some questions about which features are available on different trims. If you want to get some quick details about some of the most commonly asked questions about the Chrysler Pacifica, read below.

Which Pacifica trim is the most affordable?

The most affordable trim was added to the lineup for the 2018 model year and it is the Chrysler Pacifica L. The Chrysler Pacifica L has a starting MSRP of $26,995 (plus destination fee).

How do I get a Chrysler Pacifica that has a vacuum cleaner?

The built-in Stow ‘n Go vac available on the Chrysler Pacifica is genius. It makes it a breeze for parents and kids to keep the vehicle clean. The built-in vacuum cleaner is powered by RIGID and it is standard on the Chrysler Pacifica Limited.

How much interior space is there?

The Chrysler Pacifica is an extremely spacious minivan and all trims offer a lot of space for passengers. There is 36.5 inches of legroom for third-row passengers, 39 inches of legroom for second-row passengers and 41.1 inches of legroom for front-row passengers — so there’s plenty of legroom for everyone.

There are several storage options for cargo. The Pacifica has a large trunk that provides 32.3 cubic feet of cargo room, but that’s not the only option for cargo. The Chrysler Pacifica is equipped with Stow ‘n Go seating in the second- and third-row seats, which means those seats can be stored away in storage compartments that are built-in to the floor. When the vehicle’s third-row seats are folded there is 87.5 cubic feet of cargo space and when the second-row seats are folded there is 140.5 cubic feet of cargo space.

Is the Chrysler Pacifica a hybrid minivan?

There are two versions of the Chrysler Pacifica. One version is powered by a traditional internal combustion engine, and the second version is called the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and has a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid can be powered by electricity from a battery, an internal combustion engine, or a combination of both the engine and battery. The battery does need to be plugged in when it is depleted. The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has a combined city/highway fuel economy of 84 MPGe.

Come check out and test drive various Chrysler Pacifica trims at Miami Lakes Automall.

 

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