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Big Changes in Store for Jeep

Brand to revive Grand Wagoneer, share Fiat platforms.

by on Sep.11, 2012

The new SUSW platform from the Fiat 500X -- a concept version shown here -- will provide the starting point for a new subcompact Jeep model.

Chrysler’s grand turnaround plan is “on track,” according to CEO Sergio Marchionne, who told TheDetroitBureau.com that, if anything, the maker is moving faster than he had anticipated during the a day-long session in November 2009 when the company’s long-range turnaround plan was revealed.

But some of the biggest changes are only just falling into place as new products, such as the Dodge Dart, come to market. Much of the maker’s future strategy will depend – like Dart – on developing platforms that can be shared between Chrysler and its Italian partner, Fiat SpA.

That includes a range of new and updated offering that are in the works for the Jeep brand, arguably the strongest marque in the maker’s U.S. line-up.  An all-new version of the Liberty – which recently ended production – will make its reappearance at the January 2014 Detroit Auto Show and will share a Fiat-based platform.

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Also on tap is the return of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer which will add a new three-row model to the Jeep line-up.  Designed to serve as seven-seat competition for various General Motors and Ford full-size sport-utility vehicles, it will slot in where the ill-fated Jeep Commander was targeted a few years back.

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Be realistic and do homework when buying a car

Use Internet to research what works for your lifestyle

by on Sep.24, 2010

Could there be three more different vehicles on someone's shopping list? the Jeep Commander, top, Nissan Murano and the Nissan Leaf are at completely different ends of the automotive spectrum.

She came to me and said “So you write about cars? Can you give me some advice on what kind of car I should buy?”

Hey, I’m always up for a little car talk.

So she asked if a Jeep Comander really is rated at just 20 mpg. Well, yes, if you opt for the V-6. If you want the V-8, it’s less for this out-of-production behemoth.

Also on her shopping list? Nissan Murano. Then the next day she tells me that she had decided on a Nissan Leaf electric. Are there three more different vehicles on the planet? A full-size, three-row SUV, a swoopy two-row crossover and a full electric small car. Eventually, she’ll probably throw in a Mazda MX-5 just to cover yet another body style.

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Did I mention that she has a 160-mile roundtrip commute to work? That drive would far exceed the Leaf’s limited range. Better bring an extension cord.

It all speaks to the trouble consumers seem to have deciding on the right vehicle for their needs. A lot of consumers see a vehicle they like, but don’t think about the ramifications of such a purchase.
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Chrysler Recalls 2010 Models for Ignition Failures

Key can be removed when the vehicle is not in park.

by on May.18, 2010

An electrical switch, but really a mechanical problem as the solenoid binds.

Chrysler Group is recalling more than 40,000 model year 2010 Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Charger, Jeep Commander, Grand Cherokee and Dodge Ram Vehicles. These vehicles may have been built with a defective wireless ignition switch (WIN) module that sticks.

The result could be that the key could be removed from the ignition switch prior to placing the shifter in park. Chrysler says this could result in unintended vehicle movement and could increase the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect and, as required by law, replace the WIN module free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during July 2010.

Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov. NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V200000.

Chrysler Group Offers Live Mobile TV

Up to 20 channels are available with the new TV option.

by on Oct.29, 2009

Mopar offers live mobile TV with up to 20 channels for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Car and Ram truck vehicles.

Mopar offers live TV with up to 20 channels for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Car and Ram trucks.

Chrysler Group’s Mopar parts and accessories brand will offer mobile TV broadcasts into Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge Car and Ram Truck vehicles this year.

Chrysler claims to be the first automaker in the United States to offer live mobile TV to consumers with the capacity for as many as 20 channels.

“FLO TV Auto Entertainment” will be available in late December for $629, plus installation, which also includes a one-year subscription. College and professional sports, breaking news, children’s shows, prime time sitcoms, reality TV and daytime dramas are offered.

The latest auto add-on will debut next week at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

FLO TV offers live and time-shifted programming from CBS Mobile, CNBC, Comedy Central, Fox News, MSNBC, MTV, NBC 2Go and Nickelodeon.

The entertainment package will be available as a dealer-installed option on 2008-2010 model year vehicles with factory DVD entertainment systems: Chrysler Town & Country, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Commander, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Dodge Nitro, Ram 1500 and Ram 2500/3500.

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