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The Chrysler 200’s Short and Sweet Life

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The 2017 model year of the Chrysler 200 will be the final model year of Chrysler’s smallest sedan, and the 200 will leave behind a short and sweet legacy.There are only two model generations of the 200, with the first beginning in 2011 and the second beginning in 2015.

The first generation of the Chrysler 200 started in 2011 and lasted three model years. The original 200 was introduced in 2011 and it was built on the same platform as the Chrysler Sebring, which the 200 replaced.

In 2010, Chrysler sold 255 units of the Chrysler 200, which is expected for a brand new car model. However, its sales rapidly increased the following year with a total annual sales of 87,099 units. In 2012, a whopping 125,476 units of the vehicle were sold and that record was followed by 122,480 units sold in 2013, and 117,363 units sold in 2014. Read the rest of this entry >>

Family-Sized Hybrid Coming Soon! Meet the Pacifica Hybrid

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Shopping for a more fuel efficient vehicle for the family? Well, thankfully Chrysler has created the Pacifica Hybrid, a vehicle for parents that want a “green” vehicle, but need space for the family, too.

Chrysler released the Pacifica in April 2016, Chrysler is gearing up to release the Pacifica Hybrid, the first hybrid minivan! So, if you want to save money on gas, reduce your carbon footprint and have plenty of space for the whole family, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is an excellent choice.

Interested in a hybrid, but don’t know much about hybrids? We’ve got you covered.

The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is technically a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). PHEVs can run on pure electricity from their battery, purely on a gas engine, or both of those systems can work together. PHEVs are a step-up from hybrid vehicles because they have a larger battery that allows them to run on pure electricity for longer, but the battery is so big it needs to be plugged-in to fully recharge.

In comparison to hybrids, PHEVs have a better fuel economy, they are eligible for the federal tax credit and they release fewer emissions. And unlike electric vehicles, which are only powered by electricity, PHEVs have an alternative power supply because there is also a gas engine. So feel free to roam, however far you want. Read the rest of this entry >>

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New Chrysler Pacifica Named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

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We can’t say we’re surprised that the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was named an I.I.H.S Top Safety Pick+. As the creators of the first minivan, Chrysler knows safety is an important factor when consumers are shopping for a minivan, so safety features were at the top of the list when Chrysler was designing a minivan to replace the Chrysler Town & Country.

The all-new Pacifica goes above and beyond typical minivan standards as it challenges the “soccer mom minivan” reputation. Loaded with style, entertainment options and tons of convenience features, the Pacifica is changing people’s minds when shopping for a new family vehicle.

Since the Pacifica was released in April 2016, it has won several awards for its design. Awards include the top award in the “Affordable Panoramic” category at SAMA’s Topless in Miami, and a place on WardsAuto’s 10 Best Lists for user experience and interior design, but one of the important titles the Pacifica earned is its title as an I.I.H.S. Top Safety Pick+. Read the rest of this entry >>

All-New UConnect System is More Advanced than Ever Before

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For the 2017 model year, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is introducing a fourth-generation Uconnect system. The new system will be available on several FCA vehicles including 2017 the Chrysler 300, the Dodge Charger and the Dodge Challenger. Additionally, 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee models with a 8.4-inch touchscreen will have a new off-roading function in Uconnect.

Perhaps the biggest news regarding the upgraded UConnect 8.4 systems is that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will now be accessible. With the new technology, drivers will be able to sync their Apple or Android smartphone to the car so the driver can access certain phone features via the 8.4-inch touch screen, or by Siri Voice control for Apple CarPlay and with the steering wheel controls for Android Auto.

Another upgrade introduced to the fourth generation Uconnect 8.4 system is the touch screen. The screen remains 8.4 inches, but it will now be a higher resolution screen that displays sharper and more vivid imagery than ever before. The screens will also be able to interpret more touch gestures such as pinching, tapping, and swiping for easier access. Read the rest of this entry >>