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2017 Pacifica Provides What Families Want

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Has Up to Eight Seats and Great Fuel Economy

Chrysler is helping consumers to change the way they think about the minivan, starting with the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. The old Town and Country minivan has gone the way of the station wagon. It was a useful people hauler while it lasted, but the term “minivan” turned off people who weren’t quite ready to retire their sporty side. The new Pacifica, arriving at Chapman Chrysler Las Vegas later this spring, is a crossover that not only offers seating for eight, but promises to have best-in-class fuel economy. A hybrid version comes out later this year to provide even greater miles per gallon.

New Pacifica Debuts at Detroit Auto Show

Chrysler proudly took the wraps off the new Pacifica at the recent Detroit Auto Show, the mecca for auto lovers and industry execs. The Pacifica is much sleeker than the old Town and Country, offering an aerodynamic look and as much sportiness as one could expect in a vehicle this large. The design adapts some of the looks of the popular Chrysler 200, including a rounded nose, hood definition and lower sideview mirrors to allow for a quarter window. The seats are also lower, which provides a feeling of more room for the passengers. There will be several different trim packages, with more expensive models adorned in chrome trim.

Chassis Redesign Lowers Weight, Increases Rigidity

Chrysler engineers really took their pencils to paper to cut out about 200 pounds from the Town and Country. Aluminum sliding doors, a lightweight liftgate and dashboard made out of magnesium all cut out some pounds. The second row of the Stow & Go seat compartments were aligned with heavy duty frame rails to provide a third more rigidity than the Town and Country. That equates to a smoother ride and safer structure for passengers.

Reliable 3.6-liter V6 is Initial Engine Choice

When the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica first arrives at Chapman Chrysler Las Vegas later this spring, you’ll find it equipped with Chrysler’s trusted 3.6-liter Pentastar engine. It will be paired with a nine-speed transmission to offer top fuel economy. Wait until later this year for the plug-in hybrid model to arrive, which does require some design changes. The batteries are in the floor, so that Pacifica will not have Stow & Go seats. Whether or not you plug the vehicle in, you should get gas mileage in the 80 mpge range. “Hybrid is a known technology that people trust,” according to Tim Kuniskis, head of Dodge passenger car brands. “If you never plug this in, you’re still going to get a really, really good number.”

Report: The Dodge Viper Might Live Again

Viper

 

To many people the Dodge Viper is the last great American car. True, it had never been a top seller, but for sheer power, handling, and style, the Viper is in a class by itself. Lots of car enthusiasts were heartbroken when it was announced that the last Vipers would be produced in 2017. Now comes news that Fiat Chrysler may revive the Viper. The company’s CEO recently said it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that the Dodge Viper will be reprised. However, the company did not say exactly when a new model of this iconic sports car would be released.

The mid-engine, rear-wheel drive Viper with its 8.0 or 8.4 liter, V10 engine was first conceived in 1988 and unleashed on the public in 1992. It became something of a cult classic almost immediately. However, although many people loved the sports car, sales were modest. That led the company to slash $15,000 off the price in 2014. When sales did not increase significantly, the decision was made to discontinue the Viper once the 2017 model hits the market. The statement by Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, during the Detroit Auto Show this year that it’s possible the Viper may be re-released sometime in the future, has given Viper lovers hope that the reign of the Viper isn’t over. If you want to see any sports car or Dodge Viper model, check one out at Chapman Dodge Las Vegas.

“A new version of the Viper may surface.” Marchionne told the crowd. He went on to explain that within the brand architectural development continues. Automotive insiders point out that the next generation Viper Marchionne is talking about will probably have a Alfa Romeo Giulia inspired rear-wheel drive platform. The Alfa Romeo Giulia will be released in the U.S. soon, ending its long hiatus from the mainstream U.S. market. However, the Giulia will not be released in the States for at least another 6 months.

Lack of interest in pursuing the Chinese market for Alfa Romeos has led to less investment in the line than Fiat Chrysler had indicated not long ago. That delay will have a significant impact on the development and release of a new Viper. Marchionne said there is some uncertainty as to whether the new Viper will replace the current generation immediately or some time in the future. This has led to skepticism in some corners as to whether or not a new Viper will ever be released. Hope springs eternal, but many say they will only believe it when they hear the engine of the new Viper roar and see it blaze down U.S. roads.

Still Marchionne’s statement was somewhat heartening for Viper fans. Gone was the talk of the end of the Viper replaced by talk of a new and improved Viper to come. While the vague timeline for the Viper’s return is a little unsettling for fans of this stylish, powerful beast, any hint of its imminent return is welcome news. At the press conference at the Detroit Auto Show Marchionne seemed to be saying that the beloved American icon will be back.

Hellcat

 

If you want your Dodge Hellcat to look even sleeker, faster, and more unique, ask your dealer to order yours with the new stripe option. That’s right Hellcat fans, Dodge is now offering SRT Hellcat stripes on the most powerful versions of the Challenger and the Charger. It seems the company wasn’t satisfied to simply bring you 707-horsepower versions of these top-of-the-line automobiles. They’ve added the Hellcat stripes that run from one end of the 2016 models of these incredible muscle cars to the other. Plus the company has also extended the availability of its popular Plum Crazy through February 2016.When ready to get your striped version, come on down to Chapman Dodge Las Vegas.

Not every Charger or Challenger buyer has the option to get the SRT Hellcat stripes. That privilege is reserved for those purchasing 707-horsepower models. This is just a bit of extra incentive for people that were already considering the Hellcat powered versions of these muscle cars. This exclusive offer allows buyers to add a special touch that lets the world know you’ve got Hellcat power under the hood. To the uninitiated it’s a cool, textured, carbon-fiber stripe that runs up the front lip, over the hood and grille, along the roof and trunk, down the rear spoiler, and ends at the bottom of the rear fascia. To real car enthusiasts, it’s a signal that your Dodge car belongs to a special class of automobiles.

The SRT Hellcat stripes look great. Plus not only do they accentuate the NACA duct, and are a symbol that your automobile belongs to an exclusive group, they harken back to a tradition upheld by old school race cars that were not street legal. The Hellcat powered Dodge Charger and Challenger are only barely street legal and growl and get your heart racing when you crank up the engine. The Hellcat stripes signal that kind of power sits barely contained under the hood. It’s a badge of honor that is displayed on only a small group of Dodge cars. The stripes are available in eleven different colors.

If you want yet another throwback symbol, consider getting your Dodge Charger or Challenger in Plum Crazy. But you’ll have to act fast. This old-school color will only be available through the end of January 2016 for SXT, R/T, RT 392, and Hellcat models. The chance to get the Plum Crazy color option was originally set to run out at the end of 2015, but Dodge has decided to extend it one month more to accommodate the exceptionally strong demand. This limited-edition, legendary, high-impact hue exemplifies the Dodge attitude long inculcated within the Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat models.

The most powerful and fastest cars ever sporting 707 supercharged HEMI® horsepower engines, the Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat models have earned their dual full-length stripes on dragstrips and all types of other roadways worldwide going 0 to 60 in just over 3 seconds. The performance stripes give the Charger and Challenger a factory-customized look. Combine that with a Plum Crazy colored car for classic style.

Challenger

 

The 2016 Dodge Charger, Challenger and Ram models have just been released and fans of these powerful automobiles are ecstatic. As always the new Dodge models are impressive. The vehicles not only have all the latest safety and connectivity technology, they are comfortable, durable, versatile, and have power to burn. Plus all three of them look great. Read on and we will share some of the information on the features they have, how good these powerful, stylish, new automobiles look, and the price consumers will have to pay to take one off the dealers lot now that they’ve been released.

The 2016 Ram 1500 comes with a base V-6, 3.6 liter engine which boasts 305 horsepower and generates 269 pound-feet of torque. This is paired with an 8-speed transmission. That combination allows it to carry heavy loads yet still get great fuel economy. Although this half-ton pickup is built Ram tough, inside it has all the creature comforts any driver or passenger needs and wants. In fact, the interior of the 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 is incredible with its control system, big screen, and a great sound system. Plus the truck delivers a smooth ride. Outside, its high-strength steel lightweight frame, aerodynamic grille, and low-rolling-resistance tires make this truck, which sells for $26,145, look good enough to go anywhere you want. To see what it can do for you in the real world, check one out at Chapman Dodge Las Vegas.

Most automotive experts agree the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with its 707 horsepower, 650 pound-feet of torque, and a supercharged 6.2 liter V8 HEMI engine rules the marketplace as the muscle car with the most power. Some call the Challenger SRT Hellcat monstrous because of the power it generates. When you throw in the fact that this beast can go from zero to sixty in a lightening-fast 3.9 seconds, its easy to see why this car is getting so much attention. Its top speed of an amazing 198.8 miles per hours is another reason this 2016 Dodge takes the crown. With its muscular good looks, iconic pedigree, and unsurpassed street credibility, the $50,190 selling price Car and Driver reports is a reasonable price to pay for this speed demon. If you would like to take a look at any Dodge inventory, you are not going to regret it as you can easily find something that fits your needs and budget.

That roaring sound you hear is the 2016 Dodge Charger terrorizing the competition with its powerful engine. Fear is the right response for the competition when the Charger’s SX model with its 300 horsepower, 3.6 liter six-cylinder engine begins to growl. Sheer terror is what happens when people realize that the 2016 Dodge Charger R/T they just challenged has a V8, 5.7 liter Hemi engine under the hood. Pity the fool if it’s the optional ‘Road and Track Edition’ which has the performance exhaust system.

What should make foolhardy challengers very afraid, is that the new Charger has the latest steering technology and an advanced suspension system, so the driver can control this amazing automobile with ease. Add seven airbags, traction control, antilock brakes, brake assistance, and a 5-star NHTSA safety rating, and the 2016 Dodge Charger’s base price of $27,995 seems like a steal.

2016 Dodge Grand Caravan

 

Chrysler practically invented the family oriented minivan with the release of the roomy, reliable, practical, Dodge Caravan in 1984. Now they have perfected it with the release of the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan. This latest version of the Grand Caravan is the best yet. It’s a terrific family vehicle. It’s comfortable, durable, versatile, and stylish. It can seat up to 7 people comfortably with room for their pets, and all their stuff. Plus it is rugged enough to take the family across all types of terrain, yet it has the great handling you need for navigating in-town traffic.

The versatility of the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is one of the things that makes it the ideal family vehicle. It can be transformed into whatever you need. With all the seats upright and in place, there’s enough room for your entire tribe. However, its innovative Super Stow ‘n Go Seating and Storage system, exclusive to its class, lets you fold the second and third-row seats flat to quickly create over 143 cubic feet of cargo room. That’s large enough to fit all the gear and groceries even the largest family has to haul around. Yet once you close the doors it still looks great. To see how great it looks, you can check one out, in-person, at Chapman Dodge Las Vegas.

If you and your crew love to go tailgating, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan is the perfect vehicle for it. Just flip the 60/40 split seats in the third row backwards, recline them, and you can tailgate to your heart’s content. The lift-gate even provides added protecting from the blazing sun, rain showers, or anything else Mother Nature throws at you. It’s the ideal spot from which to watch the kids play or take in a drive-in movie. At the end of the day everything flips back in place in a flash and you’re on to your next adventure.

The 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan also has all the conveniences you need no matter where your travels take you. You can get adjustable LED reading lamps which provide pinpoint illumination for each rows. The 3-zone automatic temperature control let’s people sitting anywhere in the vehicle select the how cool or warm they want to be. Push a button and the windows open. You can also get power sliding doors and lift-gate as well. Plus there’s a DVD and Blu-Ray dual-screen entertainment system complete with HDMI connections, two rear USB ports, remote control, and wireless headphones. The 2016 Grand Caravan is the only vehicle in its class offering all these goodies.

The awards and accolades have poured in for this groundbreaking minivan. More awards than any minivan has ever won. Plus it comes with safety features like electronic stability control, all-speed traction control, rear cross path detection, back up camera, rear park assist, and more. To top it off, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan also has the innovative Where Am I? feature. This system shows you the closest gas station, hospital, and police station.

Looking for a truly amazing family vehicle? Check out the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan.