Jeep Celebrates Canada Day with Life-Size Jeep Wrangler Model Made of Cans

The Chrysler Group donates to charities all over North America, not just here in the United States. We were reminded of that in an especially exciting way recently, when Chrysler celebrated Canada Day with a life-size Jeep Wrangler model built entirely out of cans. It took over 4,500 cans of food to make the model, food that will then be repurposed into meals by the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society.

“This unique Canada Day Canstruction project not only serves as a tool to raise awareness for issues of hunger and poverty in our country, it also demonstrates to the students involved how critical – and fun – subjects like science, technology, engineering and math can be,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, FCA Canada. “This project also provides a wonderful opportunity for us to give back to a community that has helped drive FCA’s success in Canada. In 2014 and year-to-date, FCA is the top-selling automaker in B.C. It’s fitting too, that the subject of today’s Canstruction is the iconic Jeep Wrangler, the top-selling small SUV in Canada and a great fit for the rugged terrain of British Columbia.”

The “Canstruction” was assembled in just twelve hours, a remarkable feat of engineering. This is the third time that FCA Canada and the FCA Foundation have partnered with Construction Inc. on a project, but this one is special for its charitable focus.

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Renegades By X Ambassadors: A “Spot On” Accompaniment for Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade is one of Kelley Blue Book’s Best SUVs for Under $25,000. Other accolades include Arizona AAA Top Pick For Cool Car Segment and KBB’s 10 Favorite New-For-2015 Cars, according to Jeep.

So when you are creating a marketing spot for the Renegade, any accompanying music has got to reflect that kind of flair, a song like “Renegades” by X Ambassadors.

Enter the X Ambassadors. The band hails from Brooklyn and, for some reason, their song entitled “Renegades” seemed appropriate for the campaign. Apparently, the song title was a coincidence.

Jeep had partnered with Interscope records and had challenged the record label to deliver a piece of music that reflected “the theme and the spirit of the new Jeep.” It just so happened that X Ambassadors, an Interscope artist, had been working on the “Renegades” that embodied the spirit of the Jeep.

Fiat Chrysler chief marketing officer Olivier Francois was happy with the marriage, to say the least. He said “The music is a smash, the hook is super catchy….The script of the song is…spot on.”

Chrysler 300 and Jeep Renegade Earn Place on 10 Best Interiors List

10 Best Interiors List

It took the editors of WardsAuto two months to evaluate the interior of 42 new vehicles and select their top 10 picks. Two of those chosen 10 belong to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) — the 2015 Chrysler 300C Platinum and 2015 Jeep Renegade. Both award-winning vehicles can now add “Ward’s 10 Best Interiors for 2015” to their growing lists of accolades.

When crafting the interiors of the 2015 Chrysler 300 and Jeep Renegade, designers had three main principles in mind: create an emotional design that uses high-quality materials, integrate state-of-the-art technology, and make wise and efficient use of space.

“The FCA US interior design team pays meticulous attention to detail, whether it’s selecting the perfect materials and color combinations to ensuring the communication experience is intuitive and simple to use,” said Klaus Busse, vice president of Interior Design for FCA — North America. “To have the Chrysler 300 and Jeep Renegade named to Ward’s 10 Best List signifies that we have achieved our mission to offer products that go above and beyond to meet the needs of our customers.”

Vehicles were evaluated for design, materials used, ergonomics, safety, comfort, technology, color scheme in relation to the exterior, etc. They were then assigned a score from 0 to 100.

To learn why the interiors of the Chrysler 300 and the Jeep Renegade earned their places on the top 10 list, you’ve come to exactly the right place. Visit us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep and we’ll be glad to show you.

New Jeep Wrangler Performance Parts Revealed at Easter Jeep Safari

Jeep Wrangler Performance Parts

2015 Jeep Wrangler

Recently debuted at the 49th Annual Easter Jeep Safari, brand new Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) equipped seven Mopar-enhanced Jeep Concept vehicles taking off-road performance in the Moab desert to another level. Available to the public, the Jeep Performance Parts for the Wrangler include:

2-inch or 4-inch lift kit – Need a little extra clearance to clear those obstacles during your off-roading endeavors? The JPP lift kit is available in two or four-door options and can accommodate larger tires. 

Big Brake Kit – Any off-road enthusiasts knows that breaks are a top-priority! This Big Break Kit includes 13-inch rotors, dual piston calipers, brake lines, and heavy-duty brake pads.

Beadlock Wheels – These black wheels with silver-painted beadlocks not only look great on the Wrangler, but also accommodate 35-inch tires with a 2-inch lift.

Rock Rails – When clawing along off-road trails, one may like the peace-of-mind of extra protection and stability. Forged from heavy-duty steel, these rails provide that added lower body protection.

Door Checks – Available for front and rear doors, these checks provide extra restraint that ensures doors stay in position when open.

“Jeep Performance Parts are factory-engineered solutions specifically designed, built and quality tested to elevate the already best-in-class off-road performance of Jeep vehicle,” according to a Jeep press release. 

If you’re looking to take your Jeep to the next level of off-roading, look no further than Rochester Hills for your Jeep Wrangler Performance Parts needs.

The Chrysler New York Auto Show Lineup: Heating Things Up

Chrysler New York Auto Show Lineup

Celebrating the latest in Chrysler engineering, the New York Auto Show brought together some of the most innovative designs in automotive history. The Chrysler New York Auto Show lineup includes an array of vehicles seen for the first time, including six new limited edition models.

According to Chrysler, the new models include the 2015 Ram Laramie Limited and Rebel editions, the 2015 Chrysler 300, the 2015 Jeep Renegade, the 2015 Dodge Challenger Shaker Model, and more. The auto show highlighted incredible capabilities and performance, dominating the show with some of the world’s best new cars and trucks.

“FCA US are celebrating the spring season with a lineup that brings color and excitement to the 2015 New York International Auto Show,” said Chrysler in a statement. “[We] treated show attendees to everything from the world’s fastest muscle cars to the most fuel-efficient pick-up trucks to seductive Italian sports cars.”

The new Laramie Limited and Rebel offer exclusive off-road capabilities and an array of new features like a suspension lift kit, custom interior, and 33-inch tires. The 300 is a bold take on the classic design, now featuring best-in-class 31 mpg highway. The open-air freedom and nine-speed transmission on the new Renegade offer unparalleled off-roading, and the Shaker model is a retro throwback to celebrate HEMI performance.

Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 Win Vincentric Best Value in America Awards

For the fourth year running, the 2015 Jeep Wrangler has received a Vincentric Best Value in America award in the compact/mid-size SUV segment. This time around, the 2015 Ram 1500 also grabbed one of the awards in the full-size half-ton pickup segment.

The awards are granted to the models that deliver the best value in their respective segments, based on statistical analysis that combines the ownership cost of 2015 model year vehicles with their current market price.

Vincentric Best Value in America

2015 Jeep Wrangler

With its unmatched off-road capability and legendary four-wheel drive system, it’s no surprise to us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep that the Wrangler managed to cinch an award for the fourth time. It offers the quintessential 4×4 experience and starts at only $22,795.

Vincentric Best Value in America

2015 RAM 1500

The Ram 1500 is an outstanding honoree too, make no mistake. It provides best-in-class fuel efficiency (29 mpg) with 420 lb-ft of torque and up to 9,200 of towing capability, as well as numerous other nifty technologies to make it stand out as the best of its peers.

Chrysler 300 and Jeep Renegade Named AAA Arizona Top Vehicle Picks for 2015

Top Vehicle Picks for 2015

2015 Jeep Renegade

We are only four months in, and 2015 has already been quite the year Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). Its U.S. offerings have already snagged more than 30 awards, adding two AAA Arizona Top Vehicle Picks for 2015 to its impressive and ever-growing list of accolades.

The 2015 Chrysler 300 has been named a AAA Arizona Top Pick for the Full-size Sedan segment, while the 2015 Jeep Renegade earned the Top Pick in the coveted Cool Car segment.  AAA Arizona chose its list of Top Vehicles based on their performance in a number of categories, including fuel economy, reliability, performance, safety, and styling.

“This big, bold American sedan has world-class levels of sophistication, craftsmanship, and technology including Wi-Fi service,” Jim Prueter, AAA Arizona automotive journalist, said when talking about the Chrysler 300 in a news release.

Preuter went on to describe the Renegade, saying, “It has personality, character, and most importantly, it is iconic Jeep in spades. Its appearance suggests a cartoonish ruggedness and its Trail Rated creds confirm its off-road capability. There’s no denying the little Renegade is a head turner.”

Stop by Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep today, where you can put both the Chrysler 300 and the Renegade to the test for yourself!