Normally, bite-size leaves you wanting more. Think about it: Portion control is great and all, but who really wants just a bite-size Snickers bar? However, when it comes to the all-new Jeep Renegade, engineers manage to pack all the capability you could want into the bite-size SUV.
“The all-new 2015 Jeep Renegade expands the brand’s product portfolio and targets the rapidly expanding small SUV segment around the globe with benchmark levels of efficiency and driving dynamics, while at the same time delivering best-in-class 4×4 capability that customers expect from Jeep,” said Mike Manley, Jeep Brand president and CEO.
“Renegade symbolizes the brand’s renowned American design, ingenuity and innovation, marking the Jeep brand’s first entry into the small SUV segment in more than 100 markets around the globe.”
As the brand’s first compact SUV, the 2015 Renegade already promises best-in-class 4×4 performance – we’d expect nothing less from a Jeep – the first nine-speed automatic transmission in its class, impressive fuel efficiency, and My Sky open-air roofing.
Suddenly, bite-size sounds like a pretty good deal. We at Moore Chrysler Jeep will still take the king-size Snickers, though.
If you were tuned in to Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, you probably paid just as much attention to the commercials as you did to the game, if not more. As a result, YouTube’s annual AdBlitz Poll is a reliable gauge of consumers’ reactions to advertising campaigns launched with millions watching. For the fourth year in a row, Chrysler Group ranked number one in the poll among automotive ads debuted.
The commercial, titled “America’s Import,” features Bob Dylan doing what he does best – singing. This time, however, America’s famed musician also played the role of narrator. He spoke of America’s heritage and the vital role automobiles played in making the United States the nation it is today.
“And when it’s made here, it’s made with the one thing you can’t import from anywhere else. American … Pride.”
As the commercial flashes through iconic images and glimpses of the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200, Dylan waxes eloquent with lines like the one above that resonated with viewers long after the commercial, and the game, ended.
“America’s Import” ranked as the third most popular commercial overall.
For more information on the upcoming 2015 Chrysler 200, contact us here at Moore Chrysler Jeep. Rest assured, it will be 100 percent American imported.
Strategic Vision recently conducted a study on which vehicles were the “Most Loved in America,” and the results were fittingly released on Valentine’s Day. Even more fittingly, no less than seven Chrysler vehicles made it onto Strategic Vision’s list, each claiming the “Most Loved” status in their own segments. The winning Chrysler Group vehicles were: the Dodge Dart, Dodge Durango, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500, and the Ram 2500 and 3500 (both of which, together, claimed the prize in the Heavy Duty Pickup segment).
“Having seven Chrysler Group vehicles named as ‘Most Loved Vehicles in America’ by Strategic Vision is a terrific honor,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales for the Chrysler Group. “It’s meaningful to have our customers express their satisfaction and emotional attachment they have with our vehicles; that is what drives us to create and develop vehicles that customers can continue to love.”
The Love scores were calculated using The Edwards Commitment Scale to measure customers’ reactions in the categories of commitment, overall satisfaction, total top emotional responses, proposed repurchase loyalty, and actual repurchase loyalty—and these seven Chrysler vehicles scored well across the board. Come in to Moore Chrysler Jeep today to check them out!
Last week at the Chicago Auto Show, MotorWeek (TV’s original automotive magazine) presented the Chevy Corvette Stingray with the overall Drivers’ Choice Award, but Chrysler fared quite well in specific segments. While the 2014 Ram 1500 won the Drivers’ Choice Best Pickup Truck for the second consecutive year, we at Moore Chrysler Jeep are most excited to see industry newcomer, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, claim the top spot in the Best Small Utility segment.
The host and creator of MotorWeek, John Davis, had nothing but great things to say about the Cherokee, calling it the “best Cherokee yet.” He went on, “Hugs the road like a car and slings mud like a true truck. Really an awesome on and off-road utility that fully lives up to the Cherokee name.”
Earning recognition from MotorWeek is extremely important to automakers; the program has been judging cars and trucks for the last 33 years, giving its judges the experience necessary to accurately choose the vehicles most appealing to buyers in terms of dependability, innovation, and overall value.
“MotorWeek is a well-established source of information for consumers and we’re thrilled to accept their Drivers’ Choice Award for both the Ram 1500 and our all-new Jeep Cherokee,” commented Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales, Chrysler Group LLC. “These awards were earned in two of the most competitive segments in the automotive industry. Third party recognition from MotorWeek affirms the hard work and commitment of Ram and Jeep employees to deliver great products.”
The episode featuring all the segment winners has already aired on PBS, but if you subscribe to Discover’s Velocity Network, you’re in luck! You can check out MotorWeek’s new episode on February 18th.
The next-generation 2014 Jeep Cherokee already made its worldwide debut in the United States, but now Jeep has taken the show to Europe, putting the new Cherokee on display at the Geneva Motor Show. Geneva gets to see more than just the baseline model of the popular off-road vehicle, however; the Cherokee Diesel, Jeep’s diesel-driven, fuel-efficient new edition, made its world debut at the Motor Show as well.
The Cherokee Diesel sports a 2.0L Multijet II Turbo diesel engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission, a powertrain so unique its literally the first time Europe has seen it. The engine comes with advanced Start/Stop technology, helping push its numbers to 170 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. You can also opt for a lower-powered engine option; the same engine paired with a six-speed transmission will get you 140 horsepower.
With the addition of the Cherokee Diesel to the SUV’s family lineup, Jeep proves once again how committed they are to providing plenty of great product options to their customers, insuring that each customer can find the perfect vehicle for him or her. However, with so many options, it might be hard to choose. Come down to Moore Chrysler Jeep today and we’ll help you work through those options and find the one and only Jeep vehicle for you.
Back by popular demand for the 2014 model year is the Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition. The famed American menswear designer has once again joined forces with Chrysler to create distinctly-styled sedan, and this year, the theme was to flaunt the spirit of the “Imported from Detroit” motto.
“Our collaboration with John Varvatos created one of the most uniquely appointed and fastest-selling limited-edition Chrysler 300 models,” said Al Gardner, Chrysler President and CEO, in a press release.
“We received feedback from Chrysler and John Varvatos design fans asking us to do two things – build a second run of the ultimate ‘Imported From Detroit’ Chrysler 300 and offer it with our most intelligent AWD system. We listened and the Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition is back.”
A unique tri-coat Phantom Black exterior paint with subtle metallic finishes sets the tone for the special edition 300C. Black Chrome grille blades with a titanium-finished grill surround create an imposing on-road presence, and 20-inch cast-aluminum wheels provide an athletic stance.
Under the hood of the 300C John Varvatos Edition is Chrysler’s award-winning 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, which couples 292 horsepower with best-in-class fuel economy of 31 mpg highway. Drivers can also opt for the higher-performing 5.7-liter HEMI V8 that pumps out 363 horsepower.
To learn more about the 2014 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Edition, visit us today at Moore Chrysler Jeep!
Jeep is extending its now-11 year partnership with the ESPN X Games Aspen by sponsoring this year’s events, which start today (Thursday, January 23) and run through Sunday, January 26. In addition to print, digital, and social media-based advertising, Jeep has unveiled a 30 second ad that utilizes the famous “Mr. Snow Miser” song from The Year Without a Santa Claus to describe their 2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition.
“The Jeep brand has been a proud sponsor of the ESPN X Games Aspen for 11 years. It is a collaboration that reaches a core consumer audience – those who share a desire for excitement and adventure,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO , Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “In addition to the custom content produced specifically for this signature event, our new 2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition will be prominently featured on site during the games, allowing our consumers to engage with us in a way that is a natural fit for the Jeep brand.”
The “Mr. Ten Below” ad, which made its debut at Jeep’s YouTube Channel on January 18, depicts the 2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition in its natural element: tearing through snowy fields and generally making mincemeat of Old Man Winter. The commercial is scored by a rendition of “Mr. Snow Miser,” made popular by the 1974 Rankin/Bass stop-motion animated TV special The Year Without a Santa Claus.
The “Mr. Ten Below” ad will air during X Games coverage (which is available on ABC, ESPN, ESPN3, and across ESPN digital platforms); additional elements present include to-the-minute updates at Jeep’s Facebook and Twitter pages, a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Polar Edition on display during the X Games, and Winter X athletes holding their autograph sessions at the Jeep-branded “Tag Shop.”
If you’re planning on zipping over to Aspen this weekend for the games, drop us a line here at Moore Chrysler Jeep and share your pictures!
Chrysler planned on a great 2014, but the year has already started off with a big bang. The 2014 Chrysler Town and Country minivan was recently awarded five Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards, presented by IHS Automotive. And wait….there’s more. This makes the 13th consecutive year that the Town and Country has won a Loyalty Award, sweeping the Non-Luxury midsize van category. Additionally, the Jeep Wrangler took home the Non-Luxury Compact SUV award.
The Polk Loyalty Awards recognize automotive manufacturers for owner loyalty preference, meaning an owner of a Chrysler or Jeep vehicle (in this case) returns back and purchases or leases another Chrysler or Jeep model. More than 7.4 million new vehicle owners were studied.
“Winning five Pol Automotive Loyalty Awards in proof-positive of Chrysler Group’s drive to build the best vehicles on the market,” says Head of U.S. Sales of Chrysler Group LLC, Reid Bigland. And he couldn’t be more correct. Nothing says loyalty like returning to the same manufacturer for another vehicle.
We here at Moore Chrysler Jeep want to personally thank our loyal customers. Without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Congratulations, Chrysler!
Jeep could not have asked for a better end of the year as it racked in more annual sales than ever before with a total of 731,565 units. This marked a 4% improvement over last year as well as the brand’s fourth consecutive year of global and U.S. sales increases.
In the United States, all Jeep vehicles recorded double-digit sales increases, an incredible feat powered by the fast-rising popularity Jeep Compass, Patriot, and Wrangler—all of which recorded their best-ever annual global and U.S. sales totals.
“We are especially pleased with the performance of Jeep Cherokee, which sold more than 25,000 units in its first two months in dealer showrooms,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO of Jeep. “We achieved this record while being out of the world’s largest SUV segment for three quarters of the year. With a full lineup of capable, efficient SUVs—and with Cherokee arriving in Jeep showrooms across the globe—we expect to continue our Jeep sales momentum in 2014.”
Stop by Moore Chrysler Jeep to be part of the Jeep experience!
Back in 2010, the Secretary of Defense commissioned the TARDEC (Tank Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering) project to create a worthy and powerful successor to the HUMVEE. Recent testing in Nevada and Maryland, including ballistic and explosive testing, has been showing the capabilities of the Ultra Light Vehicle (ULV), which is powered by a Subaru diesel-electric hybrid engine.
Jalopnik reports that the ULV has a weight of 13,916 pounds and will run on a Subaru boxer turbodiesel that generates 175 horsepower and creates 260 lb-ft of torque. According to the TARDEC factsheet, the ULV has a range of 337 miles and a potential payload of 4,284 pounds.
“We wanted to kick up the survivability in a smaller, more agile vehicle, Mike Karaki, the ULV project manager, told the BBC. “We’ve found that smaller vehicles are better suited to handle tough terrain like that found in Afghanistan.”
Other features of the Subaru-powered ULV include:
- Blast-deflection capabilities on par with that of a 35,000-45,000 pound vehicle
- “Clean” underbody that disperses the blast energy traditional vehicle components (e.g. driveshaft, fame rails, and transfer case) help retain, eliminating potential for injury during an attack
- “Crushable” floating-floor system that absorbs blast energy
- One front-mounted and one rear-mounted electric motor
- Custom Mickey Thompson Performance Tires that are 15 to 25 percent lighter than traditional tires
- Seven potential cab exits
Karaki told the BBC that these concept ULVs are only test models, and that a potential production run of 15,000 ULVs would run up a price tag of around $260,000 a piece. For more information on the Subaru-powered ULV, stay tuned to the Moore Chrysler Jeep blog!