Chrysler Group Debuts Six New Models in Vancouver

2015 Chrysler 200 Front GrilleSix new Chrysler models made their British Columbia debuts at the 2014 Vancouver International AutoShow yesterday, including the new 2015 Chrysler 200.

The full line-up of debuts also included the 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker and Dart Blacktop, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, and the 2014 SRT Viper. The decision to make all of these British Columbia debuts as part of the Vancouver International AutoShow is a sign that Chrysler wants to continue their sales domination from last year. In 2013, Chrysler was the top seller of vehicles in all of British Columbia, and they want to keep the brand and its models in the minds of Vancouver show attendees.

Bob Devlin, Regional Manager of Chrysler Canada Western Business Centre, was grateful to British Columbia and optimistic about the year ahead, stating in a press release from Chrysler, “Our top-three products in the province – Ram 1500, Dodge Grand Caravan and Ram Heavy Duty – helped to propel us to the top of B.C.’s retail sales charts last year. We can’t thank the discerning consumers of British Columbia enough for choosing so many Chrysler Group products. These vehicle debuts in Vancouver today will certainly further expand the appeal of our showrooms to an even wider audience.”

The Vancouver International AutoShow runs from March 25 thru March 30 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. General Admission is $15, and there are discounts for seniors, students, and children.

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Will the Chrysler 300 Get a Diesel Engine?

exterior_112If there is one thing that I’ve been reading a lot of in the news recently concerning Chrysler, it’s the word diesel.  Much has been said about the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee having an EcoDiesel engine, which hasn’t been offered since 2009.  The new Ram 1500 will be getting diesel as well.  I picture an Oprah-like scene at their headquarters, “You get a diesel, you get a diesel; everyone gets a diesel!!”

The next possibility is the Chrysler 300.  Ward’s Auto asked Saad Chehab, Chrysler President, if the 300 will be getting a diesel engine.  He said that it’s still being considered and may be awhile before any official announcement.  What Chrysler is trying to figure out is if it’s even worth the money to make this happen.

“It’s a matter of how much the customer is willing to pay for that premium.  That’s the only issue with it.”  Chehab said.

What may help the 300 get this new engine is that the 2014 Chrysler 200 is rumored to have a diesel engine with its new redesign.

We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

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Five Chrysler Vehicles are the Best Buys of 2013

Consumer Guide Automotive has put out the list of its ‘Best Buys’ for 2013. On that list not once, not twice, but fie times, is Chrysler. Five vehicles in the Chrysler family have earned a spot on this prestigious list.

ABC12 has the breakdown of which cars the editors with Consumer Guide Automotive recommend for you to drive. In the category of ‘Best Minivan,’ there’s the Dodge Grand Caravan and the Chrysler Town & Country. ‘Midsize Crossover’ goes to the Dodge Journey. For’ Large Pickup Truck,’ there’s the Ram 1500. Lastly, the ‘Large Crossover’ is the Dodge Durango.

Every year for this list to be put together, the editors evaluate numerous vehicles by giving them rigorous test drives. There are 19 categories that are test overall. Whichever ones they find that fit the needs of the consumer are given the ‘Best Buy’ accolade.

Chrysler, as a whole, gained the respect of the editors. “The Chrysler Group turnaround has been a treat to watch,” Says Tom Appel, publisher. In a few short years the company has made revolutionary gains in terms of drivetrain sophistication and materials, and assembly quality. Chrysler really feels like an all new entity.”

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