Economic Off-roading: The 2017 Jeep Wrangler is Going Green

It’s a mean, green, Wranglin’ machine!

You heard right, the Jeep Wrangler is going green – and not just its color. Renowned for its off-roading capabilities and iconic look, the forthcoming 2017 Jeep Wrangler will include hybrid options for consumers.

Expected to launch in 2017, the overhauled off-roading vehicle will offer fuel economy savings with a gas-electric hybrid drivetrain and a reduction of bulk with the use of lightweight materials such as aluminum, and possible carbon fiber parts.

“For those people who use the Wrangler, the most important thing is the initial torque and the crawl ratio. With an electric motor you have the most torque available and with the right combination of transmission and gear ratios you can create incredible crawl ratios,” says Mike Manley, Jeep President and CEO.

However, for the patrons that worry a hybrid Wrangler model just won’t cut it in the back woods, Jeep says they will also offer a diesel version as well.

Go green with us at Rochester Hills, where we will be happy to show you your new 2017 Jeep Wrangler hybrid in the near future!

The 2015 Mopar Custom Models Showcase at Detroit Auto Show

Mopar dominated the spotlight during the 2015 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) in Detroit. With three new custom models available, including two Jeep Renegades and a Dodge Challenger, Mopar engineers have certainly been busy these past few months.

According to Chrysler the 2015 Mopar custom models are the Off-Road Mopar Jeep Renegade, the Urban Mopar Jeep Renegade, and the Dodge Challenger T/A Concept. Both Jeeps boast a selection of accessories and modifications, including graphics, lights, grilles and more. The interiors have been completely redesigned with high-end durable materials as well.

“Customers can pull from our portfolio of Mopar products to augment the versatility and capability of the all-new Jeep Renegade, as shown with two Mopar-equipped Renegade vehicles, or to beef up the muscle of the Dodge Challenger while adding a vintage feel, as demonstrated by the Dodge Challenge T/A Concept,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar.

The new Challenger is an interpretation of the ‘70s classic, with Sublime Green painting, a 6.4-liter HEMI, and racing brakes and exhaust. The T/A debuted at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, but is still causing quite a stir.

These 3 models highlight some of the best Mopar has to offer. Although Mopar is usually only associated with what goes on underneath the hood, its lineup at the NAIAS proves it has no problem customizing the exterior and interior as well.

Test drive the new Renegade here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep or browse our selection of Mopar accessories to customize your Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep car or truck!

Chrysler Debuts New “Uconnect Access” In-Vehicle Services at 2015 CES

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has debuted four all-new in-vehicle services as part of the “Uconnect Access” suite at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, including Vehicle Finder, Send Destination to Vehicle, a Monthly Vehicle Health Report, and Vehicle Health Alert.

The new services are specifically designed to improve consumer convenience by helping them monitor and maintain important aspects of their vehicle, easily navigate to their destination of choice, and track their vehicle’s location at all times.

Along with the four new in-vehicle services will come a refreshed Uconnect Access smartphone application, through which users will be able to access numerous services—including several of the aforementioned—more quickly and intuitively than ever before.

“We understand that our customers lead busy lifestyles and our goal is to minimize the everyday stresses by providing drivers with a variety of ways to stay conveniently connected to their vehicle,” said Al Amici, Head of Global Uconnect Systems and Services.

Find out just what Uconnect Access can do for you at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep!

Dodge History: A Colorful Tale

It’s been a long and rewarding road for Dodge. 2014 marked a century since the Dodge brothers first began making their mark on the automotive industry. The Columbus Dispatch recently offered a fascinating retrospective on the American automaker.

The Dodge brothers originally obtained their wealth by supplying parts to Henry Ford. But they feared being eventually aced out so they started their own company. In 1920, only six years after they started, Dodge cars were the second best selling vehicles in America.

Other facts about Dodge history…

  • Dodge cars were used to chase Pancho Villa and his gang into Mexico in 1916
  • In 1922, Henry S. Truman campaigned for president in a Dodge roadster
  • Arguably the greatest NASCAR driver Richard Petty drove a Dodge in three of seven championships
  • During WWII, four-wheel drive Dodge trucks were used for ambulances and commands cars.

Be a part of the Dodge tradition. Stop by Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep and test-drive one today!