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Chrysler Is Still Alive and Electrified

Last month (July 2021), Stellantis hosted Electric Vehicle Day, and it was during this event where they presented a thorough electrification strategy. Class-leading vehicles were also showcased, like the electric Ram 1500,  Jeep Grand Cherokee plug-in hybrid, and electric Dodge muscle car. The automaker also made sure not to leave its wild-card subsidiary out, the Chrysler brand.

The multinational automaker gave viewers on the webisode a sneak peek at their plans with some images of their Chrysler premium EV concept that is constructed upon the group’s STLA Large platform, while also detailing some of its plans.

At the current moment, Chrysler only has a trickle of models available in the North American market, such as the award-winning Pacifica minivan and the iconic 300 sedan. However, Stellantis’s CEO, Carlos Tavares commented earlier this year that the subsidiary would play a significant role in the manufacturer’s portfolio from this time on.

For quite some time, Stellantis has been constructing an SUV-shaped vehicle, deriving a bit from cars such as the Java and Portal concepts. From the outside looking in, it seems that there is some promise for Chrysler’s future, which we can thank the parent company’s announced electric revamp.

Exterior

The electric contraption, which was introduced by Chrysler’s Chief Design Officer Ralph Gilles, seems like the vehicle is already in pre-production rather than a simple design piece, which could mean that the wait for this vehicle may not be that long from an official reveal and eventual release.

Its long and thin LED headlights interlocking with a top grille and Chrysler wing was an athletic look to it, while the larger lowered grille hardly looks like a grille at all and more like a visual piece.

The side view has a hint of intensity and a sporty touch, with certain features like the floating roof design, fused door handles, and large, two-toned wheels. We don’t see much of anything from the rear, but we can deduce that there is a sloped back end and horizontal tail light lights, which are tasteful choices. Gilles said that Stellantis design studios have been working on the STLA Large platform and the cars derived from it for quite some time.

Interior

Moving indoors, we see high-tech this and multimedia that, even more so with the number of digital displays. The center dashboard is the largest of all fixed devices, corresponding with the fully digital instrument panel placed behind the steering wheel. Passengers in both the front and rear will have large screens at their disposal. Extra features in the front include a rotary shifter, dual cup holders, a flat bottom, and top steering wheel, a steering wheel with flattened top and bottom, as well as contoured seats.

Performance

We’ve also learned that the vehicles on the STLA Large platform will have batteries that range from 101 to 118 kWh. It’s estimated that the range will reach up to 500 miles in the ideal scenario. This platform will also be compatible with two electric drive modules or EDM, with one having outputs that range from 125 to 180 kW, while the other ranges from 150 to 330 kW.

When Will We See The Production Model?

We still don’t know about a specific release date. On the other hand, the company did make a declaration that in the year 2024, we should expect a major electric revolution. If this Chrysler model is released, it may get the moniker ATLANTIC, since Stellantis filed a trademark for the application name in 2020, which is still pending.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

While Chrysler still may have ways to go before its concept finally makes it to dealerships, the company still has its incredible Pacifica Hybrid at its disposal, which you can purchase at Miami Lakes Automall.

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

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The Stellantis Company Is Finally Getting Its First EV Plant

Stellantis EV Plant

The Stellantis company, which was recently formed due to the merging of FCA and PSA, won’t have to wait too long for the production base reserved solely for electric vehicles, following the footsteps of other European car manufacturers that have made moves in setting up production hubs reserved for battery-EVs. The car company aims to commit its factory in the UK’s Ellesmere Port to electric LCVs (light commercial vehicles) along with passenger electrics. This plant is meant to construct models under the following brands: Opel, Vauxhall, Citroën, and Peugeot.

The car maker intends to invest £100 million ($138 million) in the facility with the first models scheduled to leave the factory later in 2021, with versions for passenger and commercial vehicles on the way. The plant will also get a new body shop, an on-site battery-pack assembly facility, and an augmented general assembly. Additionally, the plant is expected to become carbon-neutral by the middle of the current decade.

“Performance is always the trigger for sustainability, and this £100million investment demonstrates our commitment to the UK and to Ellesmere Port,” said Carlos Tavares, CEO at Stellantis. “I particularly want to thank our highly skilled, dedicated workforce for their patience and contribution; we never let them down. Equally, I want to thank our partners the Unite Union for their open mind set and strong cooperation and, of course, the UK government for their continued support. Producing battery electric vehicles here will support clean, safe, and affordable mobility for the citizens. Since 1903 Vauxhall has manufactured vehicles in Britain and we will continue to do so.”

Stellantis is set to turn to more of PSA’s recent architecture, so it’s certainly plausible that we see varieties of electric models from PSA stateside in the years to come. This is because there are no actual battery-electric offerings from FCA on the automotive consciousness for the time being, while PSA has an expanding lineup of battery-electrics from Peugeot and Citroën. The European part of FCA’s lineup is aimed to benefit from the technologies of the EV rolled out by the two French automakers, with a good deal of models coming to dealership lots soon.

In regards to light commercial vehicles, the Ellesmere Port plant will assemble battery-electric editions of the Opel and Vauxhall Combo-e and its passenger variant, along with the Citroën e-Berlingo, as well as its passenger version, and the Peugeot e-Partner with a passenger model of its own.

The plant, which was launched in 1962, manufactured Vauxhall and Opel vehicles in the early days under the ownership of General Motors, beginning with the Vauxhall Viva in 1964, and was obtained by French automaker PSA only a few years ago alongside the two closely knit brands. Vauxhall itself reaches all the way back to 1903, while Opel is even more ancient and has been owned by General Motors since the late 1920s, making a few showings stateside, while Vauxhall got a bit of limelight in Canada in the previous decades. Opel had been matched closely with Vauxhall for nearly all of its tenure with General Motors, until both were brought on by PSA in 2017.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Speaking of electric vehicles, Miami Lakes Automall has the incredible and dynamic 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan in its possession. It’s filled with plenty of family-friendly technologies and has plenty of cargo space to work with, not to mention that its dual electric motors are responsible for helping you save gas.

Those interested in the Pacifica Hybrid or any of our other vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Why Everyone Needs Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is now the go-to system when it comes to optimizing your driving experience in modern cars. The reason is that its interface takes the concept of hands-free technology to the next level, as it allows users of Apple products to have access to their favorite features via the car’s (with Apple CarPlay) infotainment system. Therefore, replicating what’s on your phone or iPad onto the infotainment screen.

Customizable Interface

Any good infotainment system has an interface that is user-friendly, and the same applies to Apple CarPlay. One can personalize their experience with this system, such as moving their preferred apps to the first eight spots, and the remaining ones to the following screen. Communication apps will likely be the most beneficial to do this type of customization, but entertainment features are still a must-have when sitting in heavy traffic.

Hand-Free Calls and Texts

One of the best reasons to have Apple CarPlay is its safety aspect. It’s no secret that distracted driving is the cause of far too many automobile accidents and deaths each year, specifically with 1 out of every 4 car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving. CarPlay allows you to make phone calls and read text messages aloud without needing to take your hands off the steering wheel or eyes off the road, as this feature only needs your voice command to activate.

Navigation

Another common feature in modern infotainment systems is navigation. However, if you prefer third-party apps such as Google Maps and Waze, you can still access them through Apple CarPlay. When using Waze, for example, you will be provided with instructions turn-by-turn, as well as other important information like accidents, road obstructions, and more. Users can hear and see navigation instructions, making it much safer when trying to find their way to their destination.

Personalized Entertainment

The average driver will spend about an hour in his or her car, and this is even more frequent for parents of children with extracurricular activities. Therefore, it’s almost essential to have some of your favorite entertainment apps at your disposal. With Apple CarPlay, you’ll have access to apps like Apple Music/iTunes, Sirius XM, Podcasts and Google Play Music.

Additionally, you can use CarPlay to personalize a radio station containing music that is similar to a particular song that you like. Simply touch three dots on the “Now Playing” menu to find this option.

Why It’s A Need More Than A Want

Even though you can technically live without Apple CarPlay, you’re missing out on life-changing convenience. As we previously mentioned, distracted driving leads to many accidents and deaths each year, and having a hands-free system can virtually (pun-intended) eliminate this problem. If you care about being a safe driver, having this system isn’t just an option, it’s a must-have.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

One brand that specializes in family-friendliness and safety is Chrysler, specifically with their 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan. This vehicle is filled with safety features and technologies and has AppleCarPlay, along with Android Auto integration on its 10.1-inch touchscreen.

You can buy this award-winning vehicle at Miami Lakes Automall, as well as its Hybrid version at an affordable price. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The Stellantis Company Gives Their Brands 10 Years To Show What They’re Made Of

Stellantis Has A 10 Year Investment In Their Brands

Ever since we learned of the merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the french PSA Group, many have questioned the fate of the brand’s subsidiary Chrysler and Dodge. More specifically, Chrysler, which has faced some challenges in figuring out how to even define itself over the past 10 years. Thankfully, we’ve gotten a bit of an update from the head honcho of this new Stellantis brand, formed by the collaboration of FCA and PSA.

Car blog, Autocar reported on remarks from CEO, Carlos Tavares from the Financial Times’ Future of the Car Summit, in which all of Stellantis’s brands will get a 10-year investment. With big-ticket brands like Chrysler, Dodge, Alfa Romeo as well as other subsidiaries of the automaker, will get a particular sum in hopes of creating a core methodology. All together, Tavares is aiming to see results within this 10-year time span.

“My clear management stance is that we give a chance to each of our brands, under the leadership of a strong CEO, to define their vision, build a roadmap and make sure they use the valuable assets of Stellantis to make their business case fly,” he said. That comes with a “time window of 10 years” for success, the CEO added. The automaker refused to comment any more than that.

For the Dodge brand, and Chrysler especially, that’s more than enough time to work with. Even though Dodge is continuing to experience success as defines itself as the go-to place for muscle cars, while Chrysler (whether it was intended or not) has become known more as a minivan company owing to its large push for its award-winning Chrysler Pacifica, as well as the entry-level version, the Voyager. Surprisingly enough, Chrysler’s one and only luxury 300 sedan, however, on that end, it’s not nearly as popular as it was in its heyday.

With a decade of investments into these brands, it will be exciting to see just how Chrysler will try to reinvent itself to stand out in the large assortment of Stellantis brands, which involves posh and sporting subsidiaries like Maserati and the previously mentioned Alfa Romeo. Jeep and Ram remain the company’s pride and joy, owing to the great blast in popularity in pickups and SUVs, not only in North America but the world.

Only time will tell if Chrysler will come out swinging or even the champion in its own company. Perhaps with the popularity of its prized Pacifica, it could rebrand as a family-friendly subsidiary, with not just more minivan crossovers but SUVs as well. Either way, the possible minivan brand has 10 years to get it together.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

If you really want to see what the Stellantis brands are made of, feel free to visit our website, Miami Lakes Automall. We have a wide range of products from the company, especially with the Chrysler brand, and its 2021 Pacifica’s.

Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory, and if you find something that feeds your interest, just chat with one of our representatives for further assistance.

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The Best Guide To Finding Your Ideal Electric Ride

 

The appeal of electric vehicles is at an all-time high. With the growing push and even enforcement in some countries for businesses to lower their emission levels, many automakers are restructuring their platforms towards fully electric cars. 

On the other hand, there are still plenty of skeptics, particularly in North America over concerns regarding cost, choice, and charging. If you’re a newbie in electric car shopping, the process may seem a bit daunting at first. Here are some tips and tricks to help you understand the right vehicle for you.

Determine What You’re Looking For

Electric vehicles can be fun to drive and don’t necessitate nearly as much maintenance as a gasoline-powered car nor produce as many emissions. However, even in knowing that you want an electric car, it can still be daunting to know which one to choose from. 

“Is it basic transportation? Or is it an expression of yourself and your personality?” said Matt DeLorenzo, senior managing editor for Kelley Blue Book. “Cars are a statement about their buyers. If they weren’t, there wouldn’t be a Mercedes.”

Gasoline or not, cars a statement for anyone, it could be for status and style like with Mercedes-Benz or Tesla or it could be centered around affordability.  Those who prefer luxury EVs will likely involve more avant-garde technologies, but realistically, the general public will prefer more bargain-friendly brands. To put into perspective, non-luxury brands like Nissan typically start their EVs around $30,000, (plus destination fee), while brands like Mercedes-Benz may start around $100,000, (plus destination fee).

Figure Out How and Where You Will Charge

Those who make the first switch towards an electric should first determine the location of where their main charging location will be. For most people, the ideal place is in the comfort of their own home, however, since the newer cars and trucks will have the ability to drive on 200 miles or more with a single charge, some may choose to “refuel” as needed while at work or a public charging station. 

It is worth noting that charging an electric vehicle at home will take much slower…like close to 24 hours slow just to reach a full charge. It is for this reason that many buyers choose available 240-volt outlets, like the ones used by large kitchen appliances, which would usually require hiring an electrician to do the installation.

“You’re basically installing something unique for the electric car — there is a cost associated with that,” said Alistair Weaver, editor in chief of Edmunds.com.

Another factor to consider is how outside conditions could affect the range of the vehicle, for instance, cold weather can significantly cut down a vehicle’s scope. Nevertheless, while range anxiety is real, experts say that it’s often overblown. According to Jake Fisher, senior director of auto testing for Consumer Reports, many owners of electrics don’t even charge their cars on a daily basis simply because they don’t need to.

Understand What You Can Afford

Yes, believe it or not, it is possible for the average consumer to afford an electric car. While it is true that gasoline vehicles are cheaper, keep in mind that EVs, federal and state breaks, utility grants, among other savings can help to counteract the price.

With electric vehicles, the federal government offers a $7,500 tax credit. Though it doesn’t offer it as much for Tesla’s or GM’s, it is still available for many other brands, such as the Pacifica Hybrid. A new 2021 minivan has a starting price of $40,620, (plus destination fee) but after the federal tax credit, this can drop down to around 33,000. On top of this, states, cities, and some companies even offer incentives for companies for buying EVs or installing chargers at home.

What’s more, it’s cheaper to own an electric car. According to Consumer Reports, the average EV owner will spend 60 percent less to charge their car, no matter if it’s a sedan, truck, or an SUV. Moreover, these types of drivers will spend far less on repairs and maintenance, especially since no oil changes will be needed.

If you’re really looking for a deal, buying a pre-owned EV is an option. However, as with any used car, make sure to make a personal assessment such as the quality of the battery. It could also be a great choice for a second car for short errands or trips.

Consider A Plug-In

With all of that said, fully electric vehicles may not be for everyone…at least not yet. Fisher said it best when he commented “If you’re interested but not really sure you want to commit, these plug-in hybrids are kind of a gateway,”

Many electric vehicles aren’t suitable enough to meet the needs of families, such as not having enough rows or space for equipment. Also, some individuals may not be able to easily charge at or near their hopes. This is another reason why Fisher recommends a plug-in.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

Speaking of plug-ins, the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan has the ability to run on 32 miles on a full charge before switching to the gasoline engine. It would work great for those who want to go on long-distance trips without worrying whether or not their charging stations are nearby.

Miami Lakes Automall is selling the stellar 2021 Pacifica minivan in different trims and at different prices. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Is Chrysler Stellantis’ Secret Weapon?

 

The multinational automaker, Stellantis, is undoubtedly a strong competitor in the automotive market due to its extensive portfolio of car brands such as Fiat, Jeep, Ram Trucks, Alfa Romeo, and many others. Dodge clearly gets the most attention from Stellantis, therefore, it appears that the automaker views it as its knight and shining armor. However, there is one brand that has the key advantage and that’s Chrysler.

This year, Chrysler was the talk of the automotive town in good ways with its award-winning Pacifica minivan, but then, in some not-so-good ways with chatter that Stellantis might be giving this subsidiary the boot. Contrariwise, Carlos Tavares, CEO of Stellantis quickly shot down these rumors. But the question remains: What’s next for Chrysler?

The Chrysler company only has three nameplates, which are the 300 sedan, the Pacifica minivan and Voyager minivan. It doesn’t seem like it, but the automaker still has a lot to work with. Although sedans and minivans are no longer a hot ticket on the market, Chrysler has found a way to make it work for them.

Starting off, the Pacifica has been the heavyweight champ in its segment for its unbeatable interior technologies and overall design. Even though Stellantis is rich with brands, it’s poor with singular products that continually reach first place in its division. Be that as it may, with their Pacifica model, it repeatedly gets the limelight and even more so with its Hybrid variant, due to its adeptness in handling and changeability.

This next vehicle may seem questionable, but hear us out first. Once upon a time, the Chrysler 300 sedan was the big man on campus in the mid-2000s and was often used by celebrities or prolific figures. At some point, the hype died down, to where many critics have questioned why the automaker even bothers with the car anymore. While these concerns are valid, the 300 is still a valuable nameplate, and the only thing that needs to change is the image, especially since the style has pretty much stayed the same since its 2005 debut. Nevertheless, the real equity is in its unique and powerful HEMI V8 engine, which still astounds us with its exhilarating acceleration, rumble, and force.

If we’re really digging deep as to why shutting out Chrysler would be bad for business, it’s that Stellantis needs a brand that creates a distinction between its broader companies such as Ford, Volkswagen, or Toyota. Many U.S. car buyers don’t even know what Stellantis is yet, and eliminating this iconic American brand would only cause further confusion.

Fortunately, it doesn’t seem like Stellantis needs to take our word for it because they haven’t shown any real signs of giving up Chrysler in the first place. 

Miami Lakes Chrysler

For Chrysler fans who can’t get enough of the 2021 Pacifica or their 300 model, Miami Lakes Automall has you covered! We have a great selection of Chrysler vehicles that range in a variety of different trims and prices. These models are also filled with fun features such as with the Pacifica that comes with a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with Uconnect 5 infotainment, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and even a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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

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Chrysler 300, Dodge Models are Here to Stay for a Few More Years

 

In 2014, Italian and American automakers, Fiat and Chrysler joined forces and their merging ultimately led to them becoming the 8th largest automotive company worldwide. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) now has a multitude of brands underneath its umbrella and for FCA US, those brands include Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, and even the Mopar service and parts organization.

Three beloved models from two of Fiat’s brands are making headlines this week after it was announced that they’re probably staying in the automotive market. The Dodge Charger, Challenger, and Chrysler 300 will likely continue their road trippin’ adventures with us until at least 2024. In spite of numerous rumors of upcoming Dodge cars for the next-generation, it appears that the multinational company wants to keep the production of the vehicles at the main assembly plant in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

News of the extended lifespan of these models came to light with the new three-year labor agreement of Canadian auto union Unifor and FCA. This labor agreement encompasses an investment worth up to $38 million on FCA’s part, with their role being to bring “multiple derivatives” of the Charger and Challenger to life at the Brampton plant. All things considered, this investment isn’t considered to be a large one, as FCA established $1.2 billion separately in Canada, therefore this is the reason why any significant changes are considered to be a few more years away. The automaker refused to comment further in regards to the “derivatives” mentioned by the union.

Chit-chat concerning the future of the next-generation Charger and Challenger have whirled starting towards the end of the previous decade. There were some indications that seemed to signal a restyling of the muscle cars on Alfa’s Romeo’s Giorgio platform, which supports the Giulia sedan. Then, it appeared that a Maserati platform could be in the works. Soon before the late FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne’s passing two years ago, he said the cars could continue on their present LX platform with dealings involving Daimler. On the other hand, he also hinted the platforms would be thoroughly overhauled. Presently, it is not known what FCA is planning for the cars, and who knows if plans will change again with the merging of France’s PSA Group next year.

If there is anything that we can be sure of, these cars will be here to stay for the next few years with a new agreement taking place and money being invested in their assembly plant.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

For luxury models, the Chrysler 300 sedan is undoubtedly the brand’s most favored vehicle. This muscle car has everything to offer such as an interior that a great deal of legroom and comfort, user-friendly technologies, timeless styling, and of course its infamous V8 powerhouse engine option. The Hemi V8 has 363 horsepower and 394 lb-ft of torque. For a ride that is absolutely thrilling, it’s recommended to combine the available engine with all-wheel-drive.

Miami Lakes Automall is selling the 2020 Chrysler 300 for around $30,000, (plus destination fee). Those who are interested in this vehicle or any of our other vehicles can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Top 5 Chrysler Vehicles Of All Time

The All-American Chrysler brand was founded by Walter Chrysler in 1925 when the Maxwell Motor Company let go of its controlling interest. Eventually, the new automaker gained much respect as being part of the U.S. Big Three for car manufacturers, from then on it evolved its strategies, styles and changed its name a few more times due to merging. Eventually, the brand became known as the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles that we all know and love today.

At the moment, it might appear that Chrysler is only good enough for its minivans, and although they are quite soccer mom-tastic, nothing could be further from the truth. The brand has made cars in a variety of different formats such as with its current full-size 300, as well as SUVs, sedans, and convertibles in previous years. While we can’t cover all of their incredible models on this list, we can give you their Top 5 Vehicles Of All Time.

2007-2009 Chrysler Aspen

No, your eyes aren’t fooling you, this ladies and gentlemen isn’t another mini, but a full-sized SUV produced by the brand. The Chrysler Aspen truck was designed from the inspiration of the Dodge Durango. The idea was to create a healthy marriage between a strong and robust SUV with posh variants. Unfortunately, this ritzy concept just wasn’t enough to entice buyers, as the prices weren’t too budget-friendly and the sales just didn’t show much promise. The truck finally met its demise in 2009.

2017- Chrysler Pacifica

This revived minivan is considered a youngster of this list, as its debut was only three years ago, and it seems to have been making well rounds in its segment. Its 3.6-liter V6 engine has a quite mighty engine choice with 287 horsepower, while its 2020 hybrid model can push up to 32 miles solely on electric power. The advanced entertainment and safety features also add on top of the reasons why this car has received a number of awards from the automotive industry and other companies.

1987-1995 LeBaron Convertible

Unlike generations before it, this 1987 LeBaron proved that the third generation was a charm with its incredible aerodynamic capabilities. Shying far away from its previous boxy style, into a more sporty and collected one you might find in your favorite 80’s Rom-Com. Though it certainly wasn’t built for drag racing, it won several in ARCA from 1988-1998. Eventually, the convertible was swapped with the automaker’s Cirrus, a.k.a cloud cars.

2005- Chrysler 300

Believe it or not, the Chrysler 300 still lives, but whether or not it’s actually thriving depends on your perspective. Despite ongoing rumors for the past few years about the sedan’s retirement, the automaker still thinks that this early 2000’s powerhouse has a lot to offer. The main reason is likely due to its infamous V8 engine option which provides a drive that is simply off the charts. It’s currently Chrysler’s only luxury model, though its price isn’t too over-the-top compared to other luxury cars from competing brands.

1940-1996 Chrysler New Yorker

This full-sized Chrysler model is known as one of the longest-running American nameplates. During its heyday, this car served as the brand’s flagship model. Its 1938 trim level “New York Special” aided in defining its name and eventually helped define the company as a maker of upscale models. Ultimately lasting 56 years as it fought the good fight during its moments of it being a best-seller and others when sales were few and far between.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

The Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler 300 are still going strong, both of these models are very different but are very accommodating for a variety of different needs. Miami Lakes Automall is currently selling both of these models with an extensive list of trims. Those who are interested in any of these vehicles simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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The 2021 Chrysler 300 Is Still The All-American Dream

 

Time and time again, automotive critics continue to underestimate the All-American Chrysler 300 sedan, meanwhile, this car has been able to stand the test of time and its been doing so since 2005 due to its powerful V8 engine option, all-wheel-drive, and enjoyable cabin ride. It appears that the automaker has the “If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It” approach, but that doesn’t mean it’s outdated. As with each model year, new technological updates and very minute design changes are added to make sure that this ol’ crooner still stays hip.

New Features for the 2021 Chrysler 300 includes blind-spot monitoring and parking sensors added on the Touring L, standard Red S Appearance package on 300S, new Comfort Group options bundle as well as a new Popular Equipment package.

Driving and Engine

The standard 3.6-liter V6 engine has gained immense respect in the automotive industry. This award-winning machine brings out 292 horsepower on the Touring and Touring L models, and 300 on the 300S. On top of this, the V6 gets a liberal amount of torque, making the perfect companion for sweeping in and out of rush hour traffic. 

Those who upgrade to the powerful and fearless 5.7-liter Hemi V8 engine on the 300S will zoom off on 363 horsepower with 394 lb-ft of torque. This engine teams up with a rear-wheel-drive system, however, all-wheel-drive can serve as an option on the Touring and Touring L trims for the V6-engine.

An 8-speed automatic transmission is used for the 2021 300, but one can also choose the manual shift mode, especially since it allows for much better performance. It’s recommended to use Premium fuel for the V8, but both engines function just fine on regular unleaded.

Overall, the drive is highly energetic and great with handling. Of course, opting for the V8 engine will give you a more exciting experience by far and with the help of the 8-speed transmission, the ride flows nice and smooth, then even more so with the Sport mode.

Exterior

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the overall styling is pretty much the same as it was in 2005, but it wouldn’t be a Chrysler classic if it wasn’t! Its design looks like something your rich boss might be driving as he’s on his way to meet his rich yacht buddies. There are some subtle design elements that one might appreciate, such as the blacked-out detailing on the 300S. Additionally, the automaker offers Sport Appearance and Chrome Appearance packages on the entry-level 300 Touring, with both introducing 20-inch alloy wheels.

Interior

The 2021 Chrysler is as just as much of a looker on the inside as it is on the outside. First off, passengers are immediately swallowed up by the 300’s large interior, and the same goes for their luggage with 16-cubic feet worth of space. The materials on the dashboard and the seats look swanky in their own right, but let’s be honest, the Sport Appearance adds that extra oomph in order to really make the aesthetics pop. The addition of the analog clock, rotary gear selector, and a 7-inch instrument cluster gives the interior an even more sophisticated feel.

Standard and Optional Features

As previously mentioned, although Chrysler prefers to keep a more traditional style, it adds subtle touches to make the car more modern. On the other hand, when it comes to its technologies, its quality is nothing short of state-of-the-art. Standard features include dual-zone climate control, keyless entry/ignition, cloth upholstery, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dash-mounted analog clock, leather-wrapped steering wheel, split/folding rear seat, and 17-inch alloy wheels. The infotainment system has an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, two USB ports, Bluetooth phone/audio, AM/FM/HD/satellite radio, voice control, and a 6-speaker audio system…and that’s just for the base model.

The Touring L model features blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, front/rear parking sensors, self-dimming driver’s-side exterior mirror, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, remote start, and LED fog lights. Meanwhile, the 300S adds on paddle shifters and a performance-tuned suspension.

Some highlighting available features include the new Popular Equipment and Comfort Group. The Popular Equipment tacks on navigation, SiriusXM traffic updates, a 9-speaker/506-watt surround-sound system, and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, while the Comfort Group includes self-leveling headlights, memory settings, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, heat steering wheel, powered rear sunshade, and LED-illuminated rear cup holders.

Miami Lakes Automall

The arrival of the 2021 Chrysler 300 is scheduled for later this year, more specifically by the Fall of 2020. When it finally does make its debut, be sure to purchase this automotive treasure at Miami Lakes Automall, we have an impressive selection of Chrysler models that are more than ideals for families. Those who are interested in any of our models can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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Who Wore It Better? The 1955 Chrysler 300 vs 2020 Chrysler 300

 

The All-American Chrysler 300 warmed its way into our hearts upon its first appearance in 2005, but it wasn’t the first luxury sedan created by the famous minivan brand. Apart of their “letter series”, the 1955 Chrysler C-300 came onto the scene centered on performance made by U.S manufacturers after World War II.  After this, it used the 300 name for performance sedans in 1999 for the 300M and again for the current generation for the V-8 powered 300C models. 

It may seem a bit unfair to compare cars with such vast time spans, but sometimes that element of nostalgia is necessary in order to learn from where we started. It’s a battle of old school versus new with the 1955 Chrysler C-300 and 2020 300C!

1955 Chrysler C-300

The iconic Chrysler C-300 took the automotive world by storm with its game-changing specs and performance upon its debut. Considered mind-blowing back then as it has a 300 horsepower 5.4-liter HEMI “Firepower” V8 engine. Certainly considered the most thunderous American car in its day, and played a significant role in the “muscle car movement” during the 1950s through the ’60s. 

In combination with making the Flying Mile record at a measurement of 127.58 mph (205.32 km/h) and proving triumphant in NASCAR, it was soon used to advertise as the “world’s fastest stock car” or sometimes referred to as “The Banker’s Hot Rod”!

The Initial Reception

$4,100 may sound like a steal to some, but back then, this was considered a hefty amount, therefore, the C-300 was considered to be a luxury vehicle. This model received great acclaim and soon much business for the company for the next 10 plus years.

In the beginning, this car attracted attention due to its rarity in its type of make and gave Chrysler a reputation as the top dog of muscle cars. The brand’s 300 “letter series”, which were successive models given the next letter of the alphabet as a suffix, was considered a big hit. However, by the time the Chrysler 300H come out, and others following this, interest was soon lost, especially since a lot of the models didn’t have much distinction between them, and it was a little too late by the time the styling was finally updated for the 300J. The company tried to re-strategize again by diluting the features and making the price more reasonable with their 300L model, however, it still proved not to be enough, marking the end for the series for quite some time.

2020 Chrysler 300

Decades after the end of the “letter series” reign, Chrysler debuted the revamped 300 model at the 2003 New York International Auto Show, with a modern interpretation of the C-300. It showed off its large grille and hood, as well as its low roofline. The re-establishment of the 300 models proved to be worth it, as it enjoyed a great deal of success in the mid-2000s and also gained popularity among high-profile celebrities. 

The 2020 Chrysler really brings that level of class and refinement to the brand more than ever, though it holds a strong likeness to its predecessors. Similar to the “letter series” the company doesn’t seem to hold much interest in making big revisions to the style of the car, which some automotive critics have said this inaction only hurts the company. 

On the flip side, maybe Chrysler simply believes in the saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, especially since it already provides much power with its strong and mighty 363 horsepower 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine. The addition of the 394 lb-ft of torque helps make this car easy to handle and makes for great acceleration. Best of all, this 2020 full-sized car is a delight to ride in for is luxury but incredibly kind in its pricing.

Miami Lakes Chrysler

All in all, for which car fair better all depends on one’s preference and especially love for nostalgia versus updated technology. Speaking of updated vehicles, Miami Lakes Automall is currently selling 2020 Chrysler 300 models for around $35,000, (plus destination fee). It rocks timeless American styling while implementing an array of standard features like a 6-speaker AM/FM/satellite radio with an 8-inch touch screen, USB input, and Bluetooth streaming. 

Those who are interested in this model can simply view our online new car inventory and chat with a representative for further assistance.

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