Chrysler Hybrids

Chrysler Hybrids

 

 

 

 

So far we have not seen Chrysler offer a hybrid, but since Fiat has acquired Chrysler, it seems to be spending it’s time developing full electrics, or plug in hybrids with a small range extending gasoline engine a-la Chevy volt.  There’s also been talk of an all electric version of Fiat’s 500 mini car.  Chrysler is testing out a fleet of all electric Town and Country Minivans with the US Postal Service for mail delivery.  Specially equipped Postal stations involved in the program will provide the necessary infrastructure for charging the vans.

Posted by on Dec 9 2011 in Chrysler News

Certified Pre-Owned 2008 Chrysler Town & Country Touring Van Passener

Must see this 2008 Chrysler Town and Country Touring!!! With a power seat in this vehicle, every driver rides in comfort. Easily adjust the power passenger seat for ultimate comfort and contentment. Good looking alloy wheels always make a vehicle look sharp. And this one does! Also includes a Drivers Airbag! Smell something burning…you might want to check your seats cause they’re heated. With third row seating, the kids can bring their friends too. Side airbags….priceless. Buy and drive with confidence…it has ABS! Travel confidently in this vehicle with the included Roadside Assistance program.

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Posted by on Aug 5 2011 in Chrysler News

Chrysler planning on introducing a car that runs on the other gas

That other gas would be natural gas, Compressed Natural Gas, of which the US has vast reserves. So Chrysler is planning on making a vehicle that runs on this made in the US Fuel by 2017. The first vehicle they will offer would be the Dodge Ram. Fiat, a major shareholder in Dodge already has cars on the road in Europe that use CNG. Dodge would easily be able to adapt these engines to vehicles for the American market.

There are some vehicles on the road in the US now that use CNG with mixed results. The price of gas racing towards $4 a gallon again is making the argument for these vehicles very easy. The cost of CNG is low compared to gasoline these days and having large untapped reserves under our own soil makes control of supply much less dependent on world politics. The drawbacks though are holding back major adoption of a CNG powered vehicles. First CNG is not readily available on the open road or within most cities for that matter. You just can’t pull up to your local gas station and hope to find a CNG pump next to your standard Gasoline and Diesel pumps. Some companies do offer a home fill-up machine that can tap in to your home’s gas supply, provided you have natural gas service to your home. Compounding the complications is the range of most current CNG powered vehicles is around 200 miles. You have to carefully plan your trips taking this car out.

There is an idea floating around Washington these days that would offer incentives for the nation’s truck fleet to begin converting to CNG Trucks. Some estimates show that if the majority of the US truck fleet converted to CNG over the next 10 years, the US would get off dependence on Middle East oil altogether. The other big attraction of CNG is that it burns cleaner than coal which would be used to supply most of the electricity for an electric fleet but that doesn’t take into account the pollution created during the process of retrieving CNG and getting it to the consumer. There are probably more positives than negatives in this argument, but it is a step in the right direction.

Posted by on Apr 20 2011 in Chrysler News

All New Chrysler 300 Debuts at NAIAS

The all new 2011 Chrysler 300 debuted at the North American International Auto Show this week in Detroit to much fanfare. The highly anticipated release of the car was a rousing success. The 2011 Chrysler 300 is an exquisitely designed sedan available in a number of trim levels – all upscale and refined.

Engine choices for the 300 include the Pentastar V-6 or the famed HEMI V-8.  Trim levels include the 300 base model (a bit of a misnomer since the 300 is anything but entry-level), the 300 Limited (with an available Luxury package that includes lush upgrades like authentic Ash accents and Nappa leather), the 300C and the 300C AWD.

“The all-new 2011 Chrysler 300 series sedans deliver the cutting-edge American style and innovation, while closing the elusive gap between aspiration and ownership,” said Olivier Francois, President and CEO — Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC, in a recent press release. “Designed to give people what they deserve, not merely what they paid for, the all-new Chrysler flagship integrates world-class quality, technology and premium materials to make a mark on the streets, highways and boulevards of the world.”

Posted by on Jan 14 2011 in Chrysler News

Chrysler News: Will The Nassau Replace the Sebring?

Things have been quiet from Chrysler for a while. But, while their 2010 models were rolled out with success, we all know big changes are coming for the automaker. Most likely, the slow selling Chrysler Sebring is reportedly going to be dropped from the line-up, in favor of a new nameplate. “Nassau” will be a freshened version of this midsize sedan, launching late this year as a 2011 model. Chrysler designers have also been working on a completely new interior for the 2011 Dodge Avenger, the sister car that shares a platform with the Sebring. The Nassau name was used on a Chrysler concept car that was displayed at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, but insiders don’t expect the new Nassau to bear much resemblance to that concept vehicle.

Chrysler will be rolling out its redesigned 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, due this summer and powered by its new 280-horsepower Pentastar V6. The Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger are also slated for a 2011 redesign. This pair was initially slated to arrive at the end of the year, but the latest scuttlebutt is that the Charger may come to market sooner, ahead of the 300. Finally, the Fiat 500 is also slated to hit these shores in the coming months. This Mini-fighter will be the first tangible benefit of Chrysler’s union with Fiat, and a harbinger of things to come.

Posted by on May 12 2010 in Chrysler News