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The 2023 Chrysler 300C Prepares For Its Glorious Exit

The 2023 Chrysler 300C Sells Out In 12 Hours

Chrysler proves that it knows how to make a dramatic exit, as the last rendition of its 300C was able to sell out 2,200 models in only twelve hours. After the reveal of its 2023 200 C performance sedans on September 13 at 6 PM EDT, an independent page on the automaker’s website went live, giving way for interested buyers to claim one. The link is actually still up and running, and that’s despite all of the reservations having been claimed, however, one can still put their name on a waiting list.

Those who weren’t lucky enough to get first dibs on the newest Chrysler 300C may still have an opportunity, as it is likely that there will be some who will cancel their preorders. Chrysler CEO Chris Feuell recently spoke with MotorTrend, telling them that all 2,000 vehicles are on their way to North America, and the additional 200 units have been claimed after placing an undisclosed deposit. The car offered bold color choices such as Bright White, Velvet Red, and Gloss Black, with red Brembo brake calipers along with a new tri-color 300C badge.

The full-size 300C sedan is indeed the last act for the vehicle, as it will enter retirement after the 2023 model year. This high-performance version is priced at about $55,000, (plus destination fee) and is set to arrive to buyers next spring. The non-C version is still available for next year with hardly any changes implemented to it, although the base Touring trim can now be had with the optional SafetyTec Plus. It comes with automatic wipers with front and rear park assist, together with auto high beams, adaptive cruise control, and Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking. The automaker also includes a six-speaker Alpine sound system with a 276-watt amplifier.

Upgrading to the HEMI-powered 300C allows for a more exhilarating performance, in spite of such a large and hefty sedan that has been around for what feels like eons. It zooms to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and accomplishes the quarter mile in 12.4 seconds before hitting its max of 160 mph. This performance can be traced back to the HEMI 6.4-liter V8 that rates at 485 hp and 475 lb-ft transferred to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Chrysler hasn’t said much yet about what else to expect begone the 300 nameplate, however, Feuell has been quoted in a press release claiming that the company will transform with “a fully electrified future.” The Airflow crossover concept from the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show appeared close to production and we have good reason to believe it will be part of the Chrylser EV lineup.

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The Chrysler 300 Goes Out With A Bang With Its Last Model For 2023

The subsidiary of Stellantis, Chrysler is celebrating almost 70 years of their iconic Chrysler 300 with the 2023 Chrysler 300C, which is motorized by a 6.4L HEMI engine with 485 horsepower. The 2023 Chrysler 300C was revealed last week Tuesday (September, 13) near the Spirit of Detroit statue in downtown Detroit during the evening of Media Day for the 2022 North American International Auto Show.

The 6.4L HEMI-powered 2023 Chrysler 300C pays homage to the Chrysler 300 as we reach an end of an area. The Chrysler 300 production will cease following the 2023 model year. First brought to the public in 1955 and reborn in 2005, the Chrysler 300 has acted as an important figure in American luxury and performance for decades.

“We’re celebrating the Chrysler 300 and its iconic legacy in the automotive world,” said Chris Feuell, Chrysler brand chief executive officer. “The Chrysler 300 changed the automotive world in so many ways, and we will carry that spirit of ingenuity forward as we transform Chrysler with a fully electrified future and breakthrough customer experiences.”

2023 Chrysler 300C

The 2023 Chrysler 300C esteems the 300 model with a limited-production run. This special model will only offer 2,000 units in North America and another 200 in Canada.

The 6.4L V-8 HEMI engine will mark the final version of the U.S.’s big and radical sedan, generating an even more sensational 485 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque, and bringing the 300C from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. The newest 2023 Chrysler 300 can journey the quarter-mile in 12.4 seconds and can obtain a top speed of 160 mph.

The naturally aspirated engine is joined with a TorqueFlite 8-speed transmission that invigorates fuel economy while offering a max performance with 160-millisecond shifts. Surplus performance features encompass red 4-piston Brembo brakes, a 3.09 limited-slip differential, active damping suspension and black, rounded exhaust tips that lay emphasis on an active exhaust system, delivering a muscular, throaty sound.

A new version of the tri-color 300C badge dolls up the outer body on the grille and rear decklid, with the 300C journeying on 20-by-9-inch, forged wheels​ with all-season performance tires. The exterior has black chrome accents on the grille and lower fascia, along with black headlamps and taillamp bezels. Three available exterior colors for the 300C include Gloss Black, Velvet Red, and Bright White.

In the cabin, black Laguna leather front seats are engraved with the new 300C logo and further embossed with special silver stitching. Silver stitching also makes its way to the doors and leather instrument panel, with touches of carbon fiber and Piano Black on the interior bezels.

The 300C carries a luxury 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and the 8.4-inch Uconnect infotainment system, along with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A few standard safety gadgets include Advanced brake assist, Lane Departure Warning Plus, and Full Speed Collision Warning Plus while comforts encompass a heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated front seats​.

The 2023 Chrysler 300C comes fully loaded with a U.S. manufacturer’s suggested retail price / MSRP of $55,000, (plus destination fee). Ordering reservations can be made at Chrysler’s main manufacturing website, by simply selecting an exterior color, a select dealer, and yielding a deposit.

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Stellantis Is Making An $83 Million Investment At The Dundee Engine Plant

Stellantis’s Hybrid-Based Investment

It was recently announced that Stellantis, Chrysler’s parent company, will be taking advantage of the Dundee Engine Plant for the production of two future hybrid electric models. The car factory in Dundee, Michigan is being reworked to act as the final assembly location for a 4-cylinder motor meant for two hybrids coming to the States.

As stated by a news release, the plant will experience an $83 million investment, with the production of the engine set to begin in early 2025.

The new 4-cylinder 1.6-liter turbocharged motor will be inspired by the current Stellantis engine in Europe and will be adaptable for hybrid-electric, or HEV, vehicle applications, according to the company. Stellantis says that this will be the first HEV engine for them in the region. The multinational automaker currently owns the Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati brands.

“The Michigan plant will continue production of the 3.6-liter Pentastar Upgrade for the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee L. The Tigershark 2.4-liter I-4 engine will build out in the first quarter of 2023,” the company said.

It is not expected that the investment will not experience an impact on the number of full-time positions at the plant, as stated by spokeswoman Jodi Tinson. Since June, Dundee has 987 workers under them (853 hourly and 134 salaried), as stated by the company.

This is the largest piece of a total $99 million investment for Dundee that was announced by Stellantis, which the car manufacturer matched to its Dare Forward 2030 business plan. The release stated the company would also finance over $14 million at the Kokomo Casting Plant in Indiana to transfigure die-cast machines and cells for the new engine, as well as $2 million at Etobicoke Casting in Toronto for advancements and new tooling to produce the engine’s new oil pans.

UAW (United Automobile Workers) President Ray Curry addressed the announcement in a statement, saying that “when companies invest in UAW facilities, they are recognizing that UAW members add value to the company’s success.”

UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, who heads the Stellantis Department for the union, said that it was great news.

“This investment in a new four-cylinder engine will add job security for the members who continue to build ICE products as the industry transitions to electrification. The hard work and dedication of the UAW Stellantis membership to build great products with world class quality has been recognized and rewarded today,” Estrada said in a statement, referring to the abbreviation for the internal combustion engine.

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Chrysler Files To Trademark Its Airflow Concept

The Chrysler Airflow concept has been the focal point of a recent application for patent filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), however, it’s still not clear if the car company is considering a production version.

It was Jan 3rd, 2020, when the application was filed and then published on May 3, 2022, covering the ornamental design for an automobile,” and involves images of the Airflow electric SUV concept that has already been shown publicly, twice within the past few months.

The concept, which gets its moniker from Chrysler’s inventive aerodynamic models from the 1930s, was originally shown at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. The lustrous crossover has an electric motor (worth 201 horsepower) that activates each axle and supposedly has a range between 350 miles and 400 miles.

Outside of the powertrain, the Airflow may also have new connectivity features that we should potentially see in Chrysler vehicles sooner rather than later. These features include an operating system dubbed the STLA Brain, which will make way for over-the-air updates.

The Airflow concept also acted as a showcase for Stellantis, Chrysler’s parent company’s new electrical architecture (STLA Brain), infotainment system (STLA SmartCockpit), and driver-assist technology (STLA AutoDrive).

The second version was introduced in April of this year at the New York auto show. Named Airflow Graphite, its changes were mainly cosmetic. Chrysler chooses to implement a new black exterior and Gray interior, with divergent copper accents from the inside-out. The company also expressed during this time that the Airflow was made in a way in which more powerful motors could be outfitted, perhaps for a performance version.

On top of this, the Airflow Graphite features a new Galaxy Black exterior with a Cyprus Copper interior. Accents on the outer body accentuate the sleekness and refined aura of this darkened concept. It was derived from the idea of sophistication and an urban feel, making one feel, “at home navigating amid big city skylines” as said by the parent company’s media site, Stellantis Media.

Chrysler has remained hush-hush regarding its plans for a production version of its Airflow concept. Seeing that the application for the patent was filed two years ago, Chrysler was likely trying to protect the design to use on concept models. The automaker confirmed that it will release its first production EV in 2025, and will only sell electric vehicles in 2028. Those electrics will be derived from four modular platforms from Stellantis, which were revealed in July 2021 of last year.

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Although we may have to wait a while for Chrysler’s new electric concept, you’ll never have to wait for anything at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell a superb bundle of vehicles from the brand that range in various shapes and prices, such as their Pacifica Hybrid minivan or full-size 300 sedan.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that suits your particular style and budget, you can virtually chat with one of our representatives for further information and assistance.

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The Fully Electric Chrysler Pacifica Will Be Front And Center Of The Upcoming EV Lineup

The Chrysler brand is expanding its portfolio from its current two models (the 300 sedan and Pacifica minivan) to at least three. We should expect this to happen at the same time the company transitions into a fully electric car manufacturer from 2025-2028.

These models will have new nameplates and body styles, with the addition of a crossover developed upon the Chrysler Airflow concept. At the same time, one model that is supposed to stay true to its roots is the Pacifica. When the company becomes fully electrified, this minivan will continue to act as the commander and chief of the lineup.

“Since we reinvented and established the minivan category 40 years ago, we will keep it,” Chrysler Brand CEO Christine Feuell tells MotorTrend in an interview. But it will be re-conceptualized. “Our aspiration is not to just tweak the existing Pacifica and put a battery pack in it. We created the segment. We want to recreate the segment with a new offering that is more modern, certainly electrified, and gives those customers the best combination of interior comfort and versatility as well as the connected technology to make their riding and driving experience best in class.”

Sliding Doors Are A Must-Have

The electric minivan will keep its sliding doors and implement new features like the temperature-controlled frunk (trunk in the front) to store your groceries.

“I don’t see sliding doors going away,” Feuell says. Indeed these doors are one of the main selling points of the Pacifica, as they are quite practical and make it easier to enter and exit the vehicle. Even SUVs offer conventionally hinged doors for those who want them.

Storage space and its artful placement are a must-have for family vehicles, and going electric creates the opportunity for spaces that previously weren’t even possible. We are rethinking frunk ingenuity and what can we do with that space to optimize both storage and functionality,” Feuell says. While some EVs are using the space once occupied by an engine to house electronics or other components, Chrysler will keep it open. “Our intention is to make it a useful, functional space people can use.” Feuell thinks of it as a surprise and delight feature, even more so with aerodynamic, fastback designs on electric vehicles which lessen space in the rear and have personal items exposed with no cover. “The frunk becomes this secure, lockable storage area where you can put your valuables. We are looking at temperature-control options if people want to store food or groceries while shopping around.”

As for the design, one should be on the lookout for the design language and tech features from the Airflow concept to make its way to the new group of EVs. The Airflow was shown as a sleek and posh crossover with 22-inch wheels, a panoramic roof, and a roomy interior with lines that go through the cockpit and persist down the body sides. This concept also has two electric motors and plenty of gadgetry including the STLA SmartCockpit to make it an overall well-connected vehicle. “You’re definitely seeing more harmony and family lineage in the design language and technology integration from vehicle to vehicle of the Chrysler brand,” the CEO says.

The Pacifica Keeps Its Name

One should also expect the Pacifica moniker to stay. “The Pacifica name carries a lot of value,” Feuell says. “At this point I don’t see a need to change that name with the evolution of a redefined minivan.”

“We are putting PHEV front and center in our marketing message now,” Feuell says, talking up the fact the Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivan has more than 30 miles of electric range, over 50 miles of the average range, and surpasses 500 miles of total range.

Minivan Manufacturing Plans

At the current moment, the Chrysler Pacifica is made in Windsor, Ontario. Before the recent inception of Jeep 4xe plug-ins, it was the only electric vehicle that was available in North America from the parent company, Stellantis.

It is expected that the Windsor plant will also make the fully electric Pacifica model when it’s time. This calculator is further enforced by Stellantis’s decision to back $4.1 billion in a joint venture battery cell plant with LG Energy Solution in Windsor. It’s also expected that a second EV will be added to the Windsor plant, specifically in 2024 when the battery plant is in working order.

Feuell, however, has not confirmed manufacturing plans for the Pacifica but does say that many plants will need to be retooled to make EVs as each of the 14 brands under Stellantis migrate to an electric vehicle lineup. Either way, there are definitely secure plans in the works for the Windsor plant, along with its number of vehicle options.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

It will take a few years for a fully revamped Chrysler lineup, but that doesn’t mean that you have to wait to experience the electrification that they have in store. Miami Lakes Automall carries a wide range of brands, including the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This minivan carries nearly all of the gadgets and gizmos found on its gasoline-powered counterpart, and has great fuel economy figures.

Those who are interested in this model can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something to your liking, feel free to chat with one of our representatives for more information.

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The Chrysler Airflow Reconceptualized In A Graphite Form

Last week, (Apr, 13), Chrysler unveiled its Graphite-formed version of its fully-electric Airflow Concept, specifically at the 2022 New York International Auto Show.

Originally presented at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the Chrysler Airflow Concept was re-introduced in a new Graphite formation, offering a redefining what the future of the brand looks like as it heads towards an eco-friendly future.

This new version of the Airflow features a new Galaxy Black exterior with a Cyprus Copper interior. Accents on the outer body accentuate the sleekness and refined aura of the Graphite Concept’s official global auto show introduction.

The automaker also revealed at CES in January that it would launch its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) by 2025 and offer a fully-electrified vehicle lineup for Chrysler by 2028.

“The Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept, the latest version of our all-electric concept, represents the many possibilities on our brand’s road to an all-electric future,” said Chris Feuell, Chrysler brand CEO – Stellantis. “This new persona of the Airflow highlights the flexibility of the Chrysler brand’s future design direction and our ability to create personalities reflective of our diverse customers. As our brand evolves to offer a full battery-electric vehicle portfolio, we are completely rethinking and reinventing the customer experience. Project Ingenuity is an initiative in which we collaborate with customers on our future innovations and services, offering uniquely personalized and delightful customer experiences throughout the purchase, service and ownership journey.”

Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept

During the early stages of the development of the Airflow, there were a slew of possible designs for the fully-electric model, which included the Chrysler Airflow Graphite Concept.

The revamped Airflow Graphite Concept involves a Galaxy Black exterior body color. It was derived from the idea of sophistication and an urban feel, making one feel, “at home navigating amid big city skylines” as said by the parent company’s media site, Stellantis Media. The Galaxy Black hue also has a dramatic contrast to the Arctic White exterior that was initially shown on the Airflow Concept at CES. 

This new exterior paint job is combined with Cyprus Copper accents on the outside, as well as the inside, to mark the Graphite Concept with its own cultured and polished design. The  Cyprus Copper accents also highlight the top of the panoramic glass roof, along with the certain surfaces of the 22-inch wheels.

The interior of the latest Airflow interaction can be described as regal and spacious. It implements the light Ice Grey and warm Cyprus Copper accents to create a rich and deluxe feel. This cabin exudes the essence of a first-class lounge and provides the ultimate comfort, acting as a sort of home away from home. There are also premium features and finishes, which involve sustainable materials and a soothing color palette, which only enhances the comforting feel.

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Although the wait for the Chrysler Airflow might take a while, you’ll never have to wait for anything at Miami Lakes Automall. We sell an excellent bundle of vehicles from the brand that range in various shapes and prices.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory. Once you find something that suits your interest, you can virtually chat with one of our representatives for further information and assistance.

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The Family-Centered 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Embraces Our Furry Friends

2022 Chrysler Pacifica Pet Features

Chrysler is showing love to our furry friends…no family members, as we approach National Pet Day this week, April 11. The brand that’s won many automotive awards for its family-centered features in its Pacifica minivan is highlighting pet-focused features, as well as available Mopar accessories. These tools are all meant to “purr-fectly” accommodate our four-legged companions.

These pet-centered features on the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica have earned Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS),  It’s also been the most awarded vehicle and its segment over the last six years. These in-car excitements include:

  • Rear Seat Reminder:  This new and standard feature on the Pacifica recognizes  When the rear doors are opened and closed before starting the ignition,  it then alerts the driver using a chime sound, along with a message after the completion of that trip to check the back seats for passengers and/or pets.
  • FamCAM interior camera:  This technology allows parents to monitor their little ones (human or with a tail) in the rear seats and even has a way to zoom in.
  • Stow ‘n Go seating:  The Pacifica is the only minivan available with all-wheel drive and Stow ‘n go seating.  It also has second and third road seats that fold flat into the floor, allowing for plenty of space for pet kennels or for pets to stretch a bit during long road trips.
  • Stow ‘n Go in-floor storage bins: This makes it possible for pet food and accessories to be stored under the floor, providing an organized space.
  • Stow ‘n Vac:  This vacuum cleaner does an excellent job of cleaning up the messes that your pet/s might make.
  • Hands-Free Sliding Doors/Liftgate:  This hands-free access to the minivan is done by a simple kick under the door or the liftgate, simplifying the process of handling pets and personal items when entering the Pacifica.
  • Pet Kennel: This Mopar pet kennel is lightweight and makes it possible for the safe transportation of pets and folds flat when it’s not in use.

Standard Features 

There are plenty of other in-car features in store that are a bit more human-friendly. These standards include keyless entry/ignition, remote start, tri-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, active noise cancellation, folding/stowable seats in the second and third rows, and a self-dimming mirror with a remote garage door opener.

Standard technologies encompass forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, rain-sensing wipers, hill-start assist, and automatic high beams. It also has a plethora of airbags.

There is also a larger than life 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen with a 6-speaker audio setup. This system comes with wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, Amazon Alexa compatibility, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and satellite radio.

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Stellantis’s $4 Billion Investment Into Windsor and U.S. Battery Plants

Stellantis and LG Energy Solution in South Korea have announced that they are investing $4 billion to construct an electric vehicle battery plant, which will be located in Windsor, Ontario.

The parent company of Chrysler revealed their new plant Wednesday (March 23rd), and also said that they’re aiming to build a second battery plant at a location in the States, as said by Mark Stewart, chief operating officer for Stellantis in North America. He says that the investment in these places will showcase the brand’s electrification plans.

“It shows … we are absolutely committed to 50% EVs, full on (battery electric vehicles), by the end of the decade,” Stewart said during a press conference from Windsor, which aired via Facebook.

Stellantis previously revealed its agreement with Samsung SDI, a storage battery manufacturing company (based in South Korea) for the U.S., however, Stewart didn’t explicitly mention Samsung as being its additional collaborator for batteries. On top of this, the automaker is aiming for three plants in Europe, revealing in a separate announcement that it’s working to turn the brand’s Termoli plant in Italy into a battery facility, as part of a partnership with Mercedes-Benz.

Construction on the 220-acre in Windsor will likely start later this year, as production is set to launch during the first quarter of 2024, as told in a joint announcement and the press conference. It’s expected to be the first comprehensive EV battery plant in Canada, which also claims to create 2,500  new jobs.

The companies didn’t specify which vehicles would be supplied by the plant’s lithium-ion battery cells and modules, just that it would “meet a significant portion” the company’s production needs in the U.S. Regardless, in tuned with plans for an electric Ram 1500 pickup and Dodge muscle car, which are brands that Stellantis also owns.

Stewart also mentioned that the battery plant would supply the production of vehicles across the States.

Carlos Tavares, Stellantis’s CEO, talked about the company’s plans, which involve $35 billion (30 billion euros) investments, in relation to EVs, across its 14 brands through 2025.

“Our joint venture with LG Energy Solution is yet another stepping stone to achieving our aggressive electrification roadmap in the region aimed at hitting 50 percent of battery electric vehicle sales in the U.S. and Canada by the end of the decade,” Tavares said in a news release. “We are grateful to the municipal, provincial and federal levels of government for their support and commitment to help position Canada as a North American leader in the production of electric vehicle batteries.”

The release didn’t go into detail regarding the nature of public support for the operations, but it did say that every level of government was in full support of the operation.

The release also noted the Windsor region is home to Canada’s largest automotive cluster.

The global semiconductor chip shortage, along with the recent trucker protest that shut down the Ambassador Bridge, highlight the challenges the car industry has faced.

The announcement expressed that the companies “expect the plant to serve as a catalyst for the establishment of a strong battery supply chain in the region. Canada is committed to establishing a broad, local battery ecosystem by leveraging, among other things, its leadership in the generation of electricity from renewable sources.”

Youngsoo Kwon, CEO of LG Energy Solution, said “through this joint venture, LG Energy Solution will be able to position itself as a critical player in building green energy value chains in the region. Creating a joint venture battery manufacturing company in Canada, recognized as one of the leading nations in renewable energy resources, is key for LG Energy Solution as we aim to power more electric vehicles around the world.”

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned in a news release that the “announcement of a world leading facility to build electric vehicle batteries in Windsor is an investment in our workers, our communities and our future. Partnerships like these are critical to creating new jobs and putting Canada on the cutting edge of the clean economy.”

Drew Dilkens, Windsor Mayor, also shared in a news release that Stellantis is Windor’s largest employer, with Chrysler’s operations going back to 1925.

“With this announcement, we are securing the future for thousands more local workers and securing Windsor’s strategic location as the home of Canada’s electric vehicle future. As the world pivots to EVs, Windsor will soon be home to the battery manufacturing facility that powers it all,” Dilkens said in the release.

Michelle Krebs, an executive analyst for Autotrader, said the news is significant for Canadian auto workers.

“It’s good news for Stellantis’ employees in Canada, who have been worried about where they stand with their jobs. We’ll be looking forward to seeing where Stellantis will be making its EVs,” she said.

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Stellantis Shows Its Support For Ukraine

Chrysler Stands With Ukraine

Subsidiary of Stellantis, Chrysler, recently announced its commitment to donating $1.1 million or 1 million euros in humanitarian aid for refugees and civilians in Ukraine, as a response to those displaced because of the Russian invasion.

According to a news release, the car company said that it would work via a local, non-governmental organization to aid the effort. This is following Ford’s announcement that it would use the Ford Fund to donate $100,000 to the Global Giving Ukraine Relief Fund.

In the release, the CEO of Stellantis, Carlos Tavares said that the company condemns violence and aggression and that its focus “in this time of unprecedented pain” is the health and safety of its Ukrainian employees and families.

In the release, Tavares said, “An aggression that shook a world order, already unsettled by uncertainty, has been launched. The Stellantis community, made of 170 nationalities, looks with dismay as civilians flee the country. Even if the scale of causalities is not yet apparent, the human toll will be unbearable.”

Stellantis, which is also the owner of Jeep, Ram, Dodge and Fiat brands, has staffers in Russia and Ukraine. The fate of three of the automaker’s 71 Ukrainian personnel was initially unclear, but Wednesday, (March 2nd), spokeswoman Lilia Mokroussova revealed that they were all safe.

The car manufacturer also said that it has a “24/7” support team that monitors the health and safety of those staffers.

According to Mokroussova, Stellantis’s plant in Kaluga, Russia was up and running. In spite of this, the future is still uncertain, particularly regarding the Western sanctions. 

Other car companies, such as Ford and General Motors have revealed that they are ceasing their operations in Russia.

Chrysler’s parent company also commented, “whatever the business consequences, Stellantis will apply all of the sanctions decided.”

Electrified Ways Chrysler Is Giving Back

The brand known for its family-friendly Pacifica minivans and once-popular 300 sedan aims for car lovers to give it a different look. The goal is to reinvent itself into a fully-electric car company by 2028, as they announced in January of this year.

Their new Chrysler Airflow crossover concept market the start of these plans, as it was unveiled virtually for the CES (Consumer Technology Association) technology show in Las Vegas. The tech-centered car is “a nod” to a car that the automaker aims to release in 2025, as said by Chrysler CEO Christine Feuell.

Feuell also said that the untitled production crossover will be the first of at least two of three new fully-electric models, including a minivan, scheduled by 2028. Chrysler will take the lead of Stellantis’s $35.5 billion electric vehicle plans.

“When we sought to redefine and revitalize the Chrysler brand, we needed to make sure that we were creating differentiation within the Stellantis portfolio as well as compared to the competition,” she told CNBC during an online interview. “We will be adding one new product per year once we launch our first new product … and expanding that lineup between then and 2028.”

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If you’re interested in purchasing any vehicles from Chrysler, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive range of vehicles from the brand in various trims and prices. Simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further information.

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The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Is Honored By Autotrader

Autotrader Best Car Interiors

The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Limited has something worth being excited about, as it’s been chosen by Autotrader for a spot on its Best Car Interiors Under $50,000 for 2022 list. This ranking puts a spotlight on affordable new cars, with high-quality interiors.

“The features and quality of new-car interiors have grown by leaps and bounds over the last several years,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. “Even as new-car prices have increased in the last few years as a result of pandemic-induced supply shortages, car shoppers can rest assured that many of today’s affordable vehicles offer interior features that were available only on luxury vehicles not too long ago.”

Autotrader recognized the inner workings of the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Limited for its accommodation of younger passengers, unique storage configuration, connectivity and easy-access features, during which it offered adults a premium-like design, generous seating and space, and charming finishes and materials throughout the rolling lodge. A highlight of the Pacifica is its famous and class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, along with the Uconnect 5 system, which has a user experience that is truly intuitive.

Additionally, the 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie earned a spot on the list as well thanks to its standard leather-trim 40/20/40 front bench seat and six-passenger seating. According to Autotrader, the Ram 1500 Laramie cabin balances boldness and “confident elegance”. It also notes that the most intriguing interior feature is its shield-formed center stack that inholds the infotainment touchscreen and control array.

Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler and its parent company, Stellantis, continue to make headway in the minivan segment, specifically regarding its 2022 Chrysler Pacifica. This minivan holds the rank as the first of its kind to offer both gas and hybrid powertrains, it’s also still the only minivan to offer a plug-in hybrid. The Pacifica lineup involves the deluxe Pinnacle model, which has the most affluent features in its class. 

This vehicle also has a sporty exterior design, available all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability matched with the brand’s class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, more standard safety features than any vehicle in the industry, a FamCAM interior camera that has a bird’s-eye view of rear-facing child-seat occupants, next-generation Uconnect 5 connectivity, capability and interior storage.

The Pacifica’s hybrid version, obviously named Pacifica Hybrid, provides over 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, a fully-electric range of over 30 miles and a total range of over 500 miles. This hybrid minivan involves a comprehensive dual-motor eFlite electrically variable transmission (EVT) matched with a purposely modified version of a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 gasoline engine. This powertrain helps to ease range anxiety and nearly ensures pure contentment to customers. The Pacifica Hybrid was made to provide a seamless driving experience, without requiring the driver to select between electric and hybrid modes.

Year after year, the Chrysler Pacifica maintains its status as the minivan with the most recognition for six consecutive years, with over 160 honors and industry accolades. The Chrysler brand succeeded in marketing and selling six generations of this vehicle, and innovating 117 firsts in the process, including almost 40 minivan-first features on its Pacifica. The automaker has sold over 15 million minivans globally since 1983, that’s double the amount of any other manufacturer in the past 37 years.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you’re interested in purchasing the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica, be sure to do it at Miami Lakes Automall. We carry an extensive selection of vehicles from the brand including the Pacifica and its hybrid version.

Those who are interested in any of our vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further information and assistance.

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