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Miami Lakes Auto Uconnect 4 Next-Gen

Uconnect 8.4 and Next Gen Uconnect 4

Miami Lakes Auto Uconnect 4 Next-Gen

Drivers who own a 2017 Chrysler 300, 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, or 2017 Dodge Challenger or Charger model have probably already noticed that their vehicle features the new Uconnect 8.4 system that was upgraded in 2017. For the 2018 model year, FCA is taking that a step further. Many 2018 model year FCA vehicles will be upgraded with Uconnect 4, which is the next-generation of infotainment systems. Uconnect is the infotainment system used by many FCA vehicles, and today we’re going to look at the capabilities of 8.4 and the new generation Uconnect 4.

Uconnect 8.4/NAV

Many FCA models have Uconnect 8.4 or Uconnect 8.4 NAV. Like the basic Uconnect 5.0, Uconnect 8.4 has access to AM/FM radio,  a media hub for mobile device integration to make hands-free calls or stream audio via Bluetooth. However, Uconnect 8.4 comes with HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and recently, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support on some vehicles. Uconnect 8.4 is accessed via an 8.4-inch touchscreen.

Uconnect 8.4 may also come with a “Do Not Disturb” setting to automatically route incoming calls to voicemail and suppress text messages to help drivers keep their attention on the drive and without being distracted. With voice-command signals, Uconnect 8.4 may also have Siri® Eyes Free, a feature that can respond to natural language commands to make and receive calls, play music, dictate and send text messages and emails, and receive turn-by-turn directions. Users may also customize the layout of Uconnect 8.4 with a drag-and-drop menu bar, similar to hand-gestures on smartphones.

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Miami Lakes Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Space

Best Vehicles for Team Captains

Miami Lakes Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Space

Listen up all you soccer moms, family men, and even designated guardians! Tired of trying to squeeze all that softball equipment into the car? Having trouble with the weekly carpool when it’s a couple of kids plus equipment? Want enough space without taking a hit to fuel economy? It’s all about crossovers and minivans, friend, and here at Miami Lakes Automall, we got plenty of them to choose from.

Dodge

Are there really any guesses to make when it comes to Dodge? The Dodge Grand Caravan has been an American classic for over 30 years, and some of us may even remember riding around in some of the earlier models. Able to tow up to 3,600 pounds, the Grand Caravan offers over 140 cubic feet for storing cargo and equipment. Plus, with its Stow ‘n Go seating system in the second- and third-row seats, the minivan can seat up to seven people, has multiple seating arrangements, and the Stow ‘n Go compartments can be used for extra storage.

The Dodge Durango is another great choice and designed for families. Packed with all sorts of technology, such as Uconnect 8.4 with navigation, dual-screen Blu-Ray entertainment on 9-inch screens, available wi-fi hotspot and bluetooth connectivity, not only can this SUV keep the little ones entertained on long drives, it can offer older occupants a place to plug in if need be. The cargo space goes up to 84.5 cubic-feet, enough for an entire picnic or a bunch of sports gear no problem.

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Miami Lakes FCA Dodge Angel

FCA Trademarks Name “Angel” for Upcoming Vehicle

Miami Lakes FCA Dodge Angel

When filing for a trademark name, one would think things are “hush-hush”, but someone over at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office loves to gossip because whenever a name or term is trademarked by an automotive giant, somehow the news gets out. Back in July of this year, FCA filed and secured the name “Angel”. To think Dodge just released the Demon, too. What a “coincidence.”

Now, no one’s saying Dodge will be coming out with a vehicle called the “Angel,” it’s not like the Dodge SRT Demon was a very very limited edition (/end sarcasm) – only 3,300 units in all. FCA may not even use the name on a Dodge vehicle, we don’t know. However, isn’t it interesting that this trademark name was secured shortly after FCA filed to trademark the name “Cuda,” short for “Barracuda”? Something smells, let’s say, fishy.

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Miami Lakes Automall Tailgate

Best Tailgate Vehicles and Tips for Spirited Pre-Gaming

Miami Lakes Automall TailgateWith the start of the NFL and the college football seasons, the new Hard Rock Stadium has been busy with all of the tailgating fans of the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami Hurricanes. The smell of BBQ is never far off and there’s always a cooler with a cold one that has your name on it.

If you’re looking for ways to make this year’s tailgates the best you’ve ever hosted, here are a couple tips and vehicles that have great features (like built-in coolers, tailgate seats, and even a built-in vacuum) to make your tailgating experience great. It’s worth the investment as tailgating will never die, save for global nuclear fallout and the zombie apocalypse.

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